Little Chief Front Load Electric Smoker

There's something to be said for the original smoker used in the heart of salmon country in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Since 1968, the Little Chief has been smoking...
Vendor: Smokehouse Products

Availability: In Stock

Product Code: 9900-000-0000

$ 149.00

$ 179.00

There's something to be said for the original smoker used in the heart of salmon country in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Since 1968, the Little Chief has been smoking fish, jerky, sausage, cheeses and everything else man can think of to smoke. Today, the Little Chief is as popular as it ever was because it simply produces great results. What more could you ask for unless you prefer to wrestle with your smoker trying to dial in fluctuating temperatures, dealing with wood that won't smoke, and wondering why the wi-fi techy Bluetooth thing just won't flippin' work! Forget all that hassle and stick with what works... and has been proven to work for over 50 years.

The Little Chief will give you a consistent low temperature (165 degrees Fahrenheit) that you need to smoke foods. This way you never have to worry that your temperature shot up and you're now cooking and ruining your expensive, well earned batch of salmon or jerky. Keep it simple so you have more time to put your feet up, watch the smoke barrel out of your smoker, and tell your friends your best new jokes.

Here's even more ways the Little Chief makes smoking simple. First it just plugs into a standard household outlet (use an outside one of course). Next, once you have your food loaded in the smoker on the easily removable easy-slide chrome plated grills, you can close the door and access your wood flavor pan without ever opening the door again. The wood flavor pan can be inserted and removed without losing any heat or dealing with fluctuating temps. Just choose your favorite flavor of Smokehouse Wood Chips and you're guaranteed to be getting an amazing amount of smoke... even with the smoker temperature at just 165 degrees! 

If you're wondering what all you can smoke in a Little Chief, well here is a short list of what you can do because the possibilities are endless... salmon, trout, other fish, jerky, sausage, turkey, bacon, hams, steaks, ribs, pork butts, brisket, fruits, nuts, and cheeses. The Little Chief is even used by native tribes in the heart of Alaska to get that traditional smoked flavor.  Just remember when smoking those large meats like a pork butt or a brisket, you'll smoke it thoroughly in the Little Chief and then finish the meat off in an oven or on a grill to get to that target internal temperature... everything else you can continue to dehydrate in the Little Chief until you reach the flavor you want.

The Little Chief Front Load Electric Smoker is our original model. Here's a quick list of features and specs on the smoker:

The Little Chief Front Load Smoker includes...
Smoker, of course, with 4 Easy-slide Chrome plated grills, electric cord, drip pan, and wood flavor pan,
Free bag of Smokehouse Alder Wood Chips, and
Free Recipe Booklet and complete operating instructions.
Smoker Size: 24-1/2" H x 11-1/2" W x 11-1/2" D
Capacity: Smokes up to 25 pounds of meat or fish.
Ventilation: Engineered for premium smoke ventilation for premium smoke circulation and proper dehydration.
Safety: Smoker comes with UL and CUL certifications.
Consistent low temperature setting using a 120V, 250W heating element for approximately 165 F.
Easy to use... plugs into standard household outlet and has easy to use wood chip flavor pan.
Construction: Durable, embossed aluminum construction that is also lightweight, easy to transport and easy to store.
2 Year Warranty: Guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects for a period of 2 years.


Since 1968, the Little Chief has been used by our father, and our father's father. It is a tradition to come together with family and friends to share the heritage of producing only the best smoked foods. It is time we share it with you.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Kay kolt
I have not received it yet. Can you let me know when it will arrive?

I have not received it yet. Can you let me know when it will arrive?

Dennis Pantazis
It's good but...

I really like using my smoker, but there are a couple of drawbacks-
1. Power cord- it's a polarized plug, IEC60320 C15 cord. It looks like a computer power supply cable, but its not. So if you are a techie, don't intermingle that cord with your other cords. It's at least a 10A rated cord.
2. Find yourself a few more 12x12 cooling racks. 4 are not enough. I find that having at least 2 more is handy to be able to rotate throughout my smoking session. I will take racks out when smaller peices are done and put the thicker pieces on a new rack and back in the smoker.

Outstanding Product--Quality and Effective!

Like many reviewers here, I've had my Little Chief for going on 30 years. It is simply a great tool to use for smoking meats, fish, cheeses, vegetables--you name it. Yes, I have a fancy pellet grill, a Green Egg, a fancy gas built-in barbecue--even a pizza oven--but I love working with my Little Chief. It produces a consistent product every time I use it, and is by far the best value of any smoking/cooking device I own.

Angela Dunne

We just used our little chief smoker to smoke our thanksgiving turkey. Absolutely delicious. Game hens, fish, turkeys all yummy. We’ve owned and used this same smoker for the last 33 years…. Yeah…. But it.

Chief Smokers

I’ve been using these Luhr Jensen smokers for forty years for smoking fish and making jerky!
You can take all of the fancy electronic smokers and pellet smokers and put the up against a Chief smoker and they don’t cut it in my estimation! Consistently they produce excellent products every time and the big reason there are no controls to mess with. They produce the correct temperature for making excellent smoked salmon and the best tender jerky ever!
Keep up the good work!

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