Most people that give smoke cooking a try want a smoker that is straightforward, simple and easy to use.  When you understand your smoker well, the risk of messing up your foods is so much lower.  You know exactly what to expect from your smoker and every smoke cooking session results in the exact same perfectly smoked meats and foods.

But there are others out there that prefer a bit of diversity.  They love to explore different smoke cooking methods, play with recipes and want unique flavored smoked foods every time they turn on that smoker.  If you are one of those people who love unique tasting food every time you go cooking or someone who loves to combine cooking techniques then you will adore the Southern Country 4-in-1 Electric or Charcoal Smoker and Grill 5035U4-511.

This smoker differs from all the rest because it functions via electricity and charcoal, allows you to smoke-cook food or grill food or to smoke steam food if you please.  It is one of the most diverse smoke cookers in existence and a must for those who love to explore.

A Great Overall Look

This smoker is quite different in design. Unlike most smokers, it has around stackable and interlinking design.  Overall it looks great thanks to its brilliant red color that should add quite a bit of charm to any outdoor kitchen or barbecue area.


The features are the most important part of the smoker.  You do,386 after all, need something that can do the job and we do believe that this little smoker/grill will surprise you.  Here are the top features of the Southern Country 4-in-1 Electric or Charcoal Smoker and Grill 5035U4-511.

Control – The 1500 watt smoker works with analog temperature control with different heat settings and will get your wood chips alight and your smoker nice and warm in no time at all.  It also functions manually or off the grid with charcoal and a combination of charcoal and wood chips can be used for grilling and smoking food combinations.

Use – The smoker isn’t quite as easy to use as other smoker models.  The design is stacked and while it is simple to assemble, it doesn’t give you quite the same ease of monitoring foods as you cook because it isn’t that easy to open and close it to see how your foods are doing.  But other than that, it is pretty easy to operate thanks to the analog temperature control and basic design.

Capacity – This 26 x 18 x 18 smoker has a food capacity of 350 square inches which is sufficient for smoking up to 22 burgers at the same time.  It certainly is big enough for your small to medium family.

Weight – At only 27 pounds it is a pretty mobile smoker.

Water pan – the smoker also has a 5.5-quart water pan that keeps your food nice and moist while grilling or smoke cooking.

Pros and Cons

Pros and cons are always important when shopping for the perfect smoker and they all do have quite a few pros and cons that will either make or break your functionality of the smoker.  Here are the top pros and cons of the Southern Country 4-in-1 Electric or Charcoal Smoker and Grill 5035U4-511


  • Easy to transport
  • Can function via charcoal and electricity
  • Side wood chip loading system
  • 5.5-quart water pan


  • Challenging to use due to design
  • Can be challenging to understand
  • Can be small for large families

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