Electric smokers are an efficient way to smoke your meat without the hassle of monitoring constantly. Some of them can handle cold smoking while others are capable of handling hot smoking. Apart from this, there are several other differences as well. It can be quite overwhelming to choose the best electric smoker, especially if you are not aware of these differences. On the other hand, an electric smoker is better than a no smoker, especially if you're in an apartment or condo where they won't let you have gas, charcoal, or pellets. Pellet smokers are just as easy to use as electrics, produce much better-tasting food, but they are more expensive.