Masterbuilt Smoker Accessories - A Variety of Choices

Masterbuilt 40 Smoker StandI don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for the newest Masterbuilt smoker accessories that will make things a little simpler, easier and even safer when I’m preparing food in my electric smoker for the family and friends. Most of the accessories I’m going to show you carry the Masterbuilt name and have been made specifically by the company to make the smoking experience more enjoyable when it comes to using their particular smokers, while some of the other accessories are made by other reputable companies. In all cases, you will have to decide if any of these particular accessories will benefit you.
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How the Masterbuilt Smoker Stand Solved One Problem
I recently solved a problem by purchasing a Masterbuilt smoker stand. I have some lower back issues, so when I’m bending over more than normal it can cause flare ups with back pain. When I have pain points in my life, I look for solutions to eliminate or minimize the pain. In my situation, I knew that if I could get the smoker off the ground, it would give me easier access and take some stress off my back. So I began to search for a solution and I found that Masterbuilt makes a stand for their smoker units. 
Masterbuilt 30 Digital Electric Smoker StandIn the past, Masterbuilt made a specific stand to fit either their 30 inch or 40 inch digital electric smoker models to help make these units easier to access during the smoking process. The Masterbuilt 30 digital electric smoker stand was made specifically to fit all of their 30 inch models. It was made of heavy duty steel construction to add stability and it also provided an area for some storage under the smoker for things like wood chips, tools and other smoking supplies. 
The Masterbuilt 40 electric smoker stand fit all of their 40 inch models and has also been made of some pretty strong materials like the 30 inch stand. Both of these stands were made to raise the smoker unit off the ground by about 18 inches.
Recently, however, Masterbuilt came up with a new design by creating a universal smoker stand. In doing this, they decided to discontinue both the older 30 inch Masterbuilt Universal Leg Extension Kitstand and 40 inch stand. While the discontinued 30 inch and 40 inch stands may still be available in limited quantities, once the inventory is gone, the company will not be making more. At that time, only the new universal smoker stand will be available.
This new universal leg extension kit that Masterbuilt has created seems to be catching on with people as most are finding out how handy it is to have their smoker off the ground. This new accessory comes with the following features and benefits:
On a side note, the installation of these legs seems simple and straightforward. However, because it is a universal kit you will have some parts left over so don’t be alarmed by this once the installation is complete.
Ever Thought About a Masterbuilt Smoker Side Shelf?
Masterbuilt Smoker SIde ShelfAnother handy accessory is the Masterbuilt smoker side shelf. It’s easy to overlook this one but many people are finding that the additional space is nice to have for setting their supplies and utensils on while using the smoker.

Since this shelf only fits certain models, you’ll want to be sure that it will fit your unit before ordering. A convenient feature about this shelf is that it folds down when not in use so it should not be in the way if you use a smoker cover or if you’re just moving it to some inside storage.  
Use a Masterbuilt Fish and Vegetable Mat for Smaller or Delicate Foods
If you’ve ever thought about doing veggies, fish, seafood, jerky or hamburger even, you will want to invest in the Masterbuilt fish and vegetable mat. This mat is made especially for smaller food that would normally fall through the smoker rack as well as delicate food, like fish, that can be a little more of a challenge to cook. With this mat, delicate food is easier to cook because it has a silicone, non-stick surface that lets you remove food without it sticking or falling apart.

Masterbuilt Fish and Vegetable MatIt is made to allow any grease from the food to pass through but the food itself will not fall through to the bottom of the smoker. It sort of reminds me of the mesh on a screen window except with a little larger holes.

I like the fact that cleanup is easy enough because the mat is dishwasher safe. It is available in sizes that fit either the 30 inch or 40 inch smokers and comes in a convenient two pack. I think this is a smart choice to have as you will actually find more uses for this mat as you go along. 
Cook More Ribs with a Masterbuilt Smoker Rib Rack
People that like the idea of cooking more ribs at one time generally look to a Masterbuilt smoker rib rack for help. A rib rack allows you to get more ribs in a smaller area so you can cook more ribs by standing them up rather than just laying them down in the smoker. This rack allows you to put up to 4 slabs of ribs on one rack. While most people use it for ribs, some people like to use it for pork chops and steaks. It works well for kabobs too.

Masterbuilt Smoker Rib RackWhen food is stood upright during the smoking process, it normally doesn’t have to be flipped or rotated. Standing upright provides better air flow between the ribs while they are cooking which is helpful.  

One thing to keep in mind though, ribs on the outside of the rack generally cook a little faster than those toward the middle of the rack. So it’s a good idea to rotate the ribs around at least once during the smoking process to promote even cooking.

Depending on the size of the ribs you are smoking, you may have to cut the ribs in half to fit the width of the rack which is about 9 inches.

As always, remember to just cook to the right internal temperature of the meat by using a reliable smoker thermometer and do not be so concerned with the amount of time in the smoker.    
Save Your Hands by Using the Masterbuilt Smoker Gloves
The Masterbuilt smoker gloves may at first glance look like superhero gloves from one of the Marvel characters but no matter what they look like, I think you’ll agree that saving your hands is always important during the cooking process.

These gloves can be used for almost anything. They have a sandpaper like texture on the outside that keeps them from getting slippery, which happens alot when you are using marinades, oils and other liquids during the handling of your food. The non-slip grip makes these ideal for about any job where there is moisture around.

Masterbuilt Smoker GlovesThey can be great for protecting you from burns when boiling, frying, or steaming foods too. These gloves make taking food in and out of the smoker much easier and carving food now becomes a snap with these smoker gloves and a sharp knife.

They are a one size fits all glove and will fit either large or small hands. Since they cover most of the arm to just below the elbow, both your hands and arms are protected. This is another one of those items that I think you will find many different uses for once you have a pair.
Put It All Together With the Masterbuilt Smoker and Grill Accessory Kit
Some things just work better together in a group as you will find with the Masterbuilt smoker and grill accessory kit. Masterbuilt has combined some of the most commonly used tools of the trade by bundling the fish and vegetable mat, smoker rib rack, and smoker gloves into this combination kit that is a great idea whether you are a beginner or veteran chef.

Masterbuilt Smoker and Grill Accessory KitWhat I really like about it is that I can find many different ways to use these accessories whether I’m into smoking food, grilling or frying. So if you like the idea of having a multipurpose kit that gives more options on the foods you prepare, I encourage you to take a look at this combination grill and smoker accessories kit.

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Do I Need to Use a Masterbuilt Smoker Sausage Hanger?
Many people want to know if they need to use a Masterbuilt smoker sausage hanger when it comes to smoking sausage. And that’s a great question! It seems like everyone you ask has a different take on whether to hang sausage or lay it flat on the racks when smoking. In other words, if you asked 10 different people about this you would probably have about half say they believe that hanging is best and the other half say that laying flat is best.

I have not tried to smoke sausage yet. But based on what I’ve read and the people I’ve talked to, it seems that while there are some benefits to both ways, the bottom line is, it almost appears to be more a matter of preference than anything.

Masterbuilt Smoker Sausage HangerPeople that use a hanger system to smoke food will mention that they can smoke more sausages by hanging them; the juices flow better through the smoking process when hanging; they don’t want to rotate racks as often as is required when laying flat to get an even heat and smoke on the sausage; and the meat finishes with a more consistent color when hanging and does not leave the burn marks caused by the rack.

People that prefer to lay the sausage flat will tell you that it is quicker and easier to smoke large amounts of meat this way; and there is more work in hanging sausage and you have to make sure they don’t touch.

Some people will also say that they do both depending on the size or type of sausage that they are smoking. Some people hang everything except for jerky. Still others like to lay the smaller sausages flat on the rack but hang larger ones. Whichever way you prefer, it seems like there is still a certain amount of rotating that you are going to have to do with the meat.
You can see there is a wide range of reasons why people either use the Masterbuilt smoker sausage hanger or they don’t. You will have to take your pick on this one. If you think you’ll actually use it, I encourage you to check it out. 
There is something worth mentioning before I conclude here. Sausage is smoked at lower temperatures than most other meat and can be exposed to dangerous elements when not handled properly. As a result, always practice food safety when smoking sausage whether you use a smoker hanger or you lay it flat on the rack.
Speed Up the Process with Pulled Pork Shredder Claws
Once the meat has been smoked and is ready to be pulled, I’m always anxious to get the Original Bear Paws pulled pork shredder claws involved in the process as they shred the meat quickly, easily and almost effortlessly. Before purchasing the claws, I just used a couple of heavy duty forks and that seemed to work, but I didn’t really look forward to that time. Then I found out about this gadget and now it makes such a big difference in the pulling and shredding process that I actually enjoy this part of the process. It serves as a great finish to the family favorite smoked pulled pork recipe.

Original Bear Paws Pulled Pork Shredder ClawsThey have a special ergonomic design that makes them much easier and more comfortable to use than a fork.  The easy to grip handles kind of act as extensions of your hands in a sense, with each having six very sharp claws attached to them.

I really like tools and utensils that have more than one purpose. That is why I like this gadget so well. It not only pulls and shreds pork, chicken, turkey and beef, it can also be used for handling hot meat when lifting it out onto a cutting board, or turning and stabilizing meat that you are going to carve. It even acts as salad tongs to toss salad.

Each of the claws are made out of nylon, not a plastic, and can tolerate a lot of heat so they are dishwasher safe with the top shelf of the dishwasher recommended for cleanup. If you like choices other than black, they come in a variety of different colors too.