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Old 10-01-2010, 02:16 PM   #1
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Stovetop smoker

Camerons Professional Cookware

This thing was recommended to me by Katie, and I want to thank her.

I used it for the first time last night on my outdoor gas grill, and I'm doing the happy dance. My tri tip roast was the best I've ever eaten with real honest to goodness oak wood flavor throughout. When my new husband and I combined households, I gave away my beloved wood/charcoal Webber, and we kept his humongous gas grill. BIG mistake on my part, as I've really missed the flavor that up till now, I thought could only come from my Webber. Now I can have the best of both worlds, since we don't have the room for two barbecues, and certainly no room for an additional conventional smoker. You can also use this on a stovetop in the house, which I will do if or when the weather turns bad. However, living in this part of the world, that's not likely.
Does anyone else have experience with this smoker?
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:23 PM   #2
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Hey, hey, hey, Kayelle...isn't this smoker the best tool? It's so easy and produces the best authentic smoked foods. Just wait until you try it inside. That's the only way I've used it and everything comes out so yummy.

Yes, I know, I sound like a commercial, but it's one of the easiest and best ways I've ever found to create the best smoked foods without the traditional method. Yum, yum, yum.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:42 PM   #3
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It's been a long, long time since I've been this tickled over a new cooking tool Katie. I wonder if we could get a job hawking this thing on an infomercial?
We had tri tip sandwiches for lunch from last night's leftovers and we both sounded like Sally in that scene "When Harry Met Sally".

I'm making a metal list of ways to use it.......have you done smoked salmon?
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:05 AM   #4
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It's been a long, long time since I've been this tickled over a new cooking tool Katie. I wonder if we could get a job hawking this thing on an infomercial?
We had tri tip sandwiches for lunch from last night's leftovers and we both sounded like Sally in that scene "When Harry Met Sally".

I'm making a metal list of ways to use it.......have you done smoked salmon?
Yes, I've smoked salmon. Awesome...and if you make a smoked salmon Caesar salad, you REALLY will make sounds like Sally. I promise.

I've also smoked potatoes for a twist on potato salad and smoked some hard cheeses, which turned out very well. Just let your imagination be your guide, along with the booklet that came with the smoker.

Glad you're enjoying your new toy.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:09 AM   #5
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I've been curious about the stovetop smoker since the first time I saw it on Emeril Live. I'm concerned about kitchen ventilation with smoke coming out of the smoker.

Also, you don't really need the smoker to smoke on the gas grill do you? Is it easier with the stovetop smoker?
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Andy, there's essentially no smoke that is emitted from the smoker, except for the first wisps that are the signal to fully close the slide-on lid. As for using it on the grill, I haven't used it there but I would imagine it would allow you to smoke smaller portions with little or no "babysitting" during the smoking process.
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Andy, there's essentially no smoke that is emitted from the smoker, except for the first wisps that are the signal to fully close the slide-on lid. As for using it on the grill, I haven't used it there but I would imagine it would allow you to smoke smaller portions with little or no "babysitting" during the smoking process.

That makes sense. Plus you can use fewer chips using the smoker on the grill.
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:28 PM   #8
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Also, you don't really need the smoker to smoke on the gas grill do you?
Andy, have you found an easy way to provide smoke on a gas grill, I sure havn't.
I think I remember that you recently got a Webber in addition to your gas grill and been wondering how much you love it? Still mourning my Webber.
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Andy, have you found an easy way to provide smoke on a gas grill, I sure havn't.
I think I remember that you recently got a Webber in addition to your gas grill and been wondering how much you love it? Still mourning my Webber.
I do like the Weber and use it regularly.

To smoke on the gas grill, I took the grate off on side of the grill and removed the diffuser over the end burner (my grill has three). I keep two half bricks in the bottom of the grill and stand them up on either side of the burner when I want to smoke. They are just the right height so I can lay a wood chip pan across them, over the burner. I light the burner and preheat the grill then put the food on the other side when the chips start smoking. It takes longer to describe it than to do it.
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Hmmm, that sounds reasonable Andy, however even with the lid closed on my gas grill, there's a big open space at the back that is open to air and escaping smoke, unlike that dandy (vent adjustable) Webber.
Anyway, this new little smoker sure fits the bill, as there is no escaping smoke at all. Like you, I've been intrigued with the idea since I first saw Emeril use it ages ago.
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