Reaching higher temperatures can be tricky when the temperature drops below freezing, cook through the cold with the new SmokePro XXL Insulated Blanket. Magnets sewn directly into blanket allow for easy install and easy take off. Don’t let the cold months relegate you to the microwave, grab a blanket and grill!
- Durable and weather-resistant liner
- Sewn in magnets for a snug fit
SmokePro XXL Insulated Blanket is rated out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Smoke Vault BBQ from Jacket like blanket The blanket is like a perfect fitting jacket and the magnets hold it tightly in position. It seems to work well and the outside of the jacket stays cool when in use if that is an indicator of heat retention. The material is thick and sturdy. The insulation is not uniformly filled in the chambers and there is much of the surface that is only covered by the inner and outer layers of the fabric. It came coated in a very fine shiney powder that was very clingy on the surface. I am not sure if that was some of the insulation material. Uniform padding or not it does the job and has worked well so far in 40 degree weather and I hope to be smoking into the low 20's.
Date published: 2019-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by YamaHawg from Reduced pellet usage - better temperature ctrl. Pros: The blanket really works well for cold weather cooking. Pellet consumption was reduced by about 50% with more consistent temperature from the bottom to top shelf. The blanket will pay for itself. Cons: It is a bit bulky and sometimes hard to keep the smoker door from wanting to close when loading the grill. Additionally, it can be challenging to reload pellets because the hopper top won't stay up without holding it. I'd recommend gluing a magnets to the side of the blanked so the hopper lid sticks to it when raised and the door stays open. Maybe Camp Chef can include them in the next revision. Other than that it fits well on my grill.
Date published: 2019-11-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by SmokinJoe from Does not fit as expected The sides of the blanket are too long. The left side hits the hopper, so you end up with a gap on top. If you pull the cover down, it will bunch up and make it difficult to open the door, so any task that requires access to the food becomes a two person job (one person to hold open the door). Same for adding pellets. The hopper will not open fully with the blanket on, so one person needs to hold it open while the other fills the hopper. If you purchased the side shelf like I did, the problem is much worse. The blanket is about 4 inches too long on the right side. According to Camp Chef, the blanket isn't designed to be used if you buy the shelf, yet nowhere is there any warning. The shelf installs permanently and folds down, so using the blanket without the shelf would require disassembly. Camp Chef advised me to cut the blanket. When I asked how to keep the insulation inside and prevent fraying they were like, oh yeah, you should sew it. Not really an option for me. I could get a refund, but I purchased everything with the intention to use it at least three seasons of the year. Now I have an expensive 1-2 season product or a 3 season, two person smoker.
Date published: 2019-05-02
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