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Old 08-31-2006, 12:02 PM   #11
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lol - you will LOVE your smoker Barb - it's a great way to cut out the fat from foods too.
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:53 PM   #12
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Recipes Please!!

Kitchenelf I would love to see some recipes for the "other brand" indoor smoker. I am assuming you are talking about the VillaClassic Indoor Smoker. Just picked it up today and am hoping it is not going to be an expensive doorstop. I also perused Michael Chiarello's recipes on foodtv.com, but couldn't find the seasoning you mentioned. Would love to start using it, but I want to be sure of cooking times, since you can't determine temperature on these cookers unlike using an outdoor smoker or grill.
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:14 PM   #13
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We have two Cameron's smokers...the large one and the small one. We love them both and, as for smoking up the house, we've never had any problem. We've had our smokers for about 6 years and have smoked everything from meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, cheese, etc. in them.

They are incredibly easy to use and I have been able to nearly perfectly duplicate our western Kentucky barbecued pork in my own kitchen. Hooray! Smoked salmon is awesome. I made a smoked salmon Caesar salad during the summer that was second to none.

As for the smoke part, we live in a very old house that doesn't have any kind of kitchen vent/fan, so we'd definitely notice any problems. Never have. There is only a tiny "whiff" of smoke at the beginning of the smoking process that is the signal to completely close the lid on the pan. Other than that, we've never noticed any further smoke. What smoke aroma/smell that results is only a brief part of the cooking process and doesn't permeate the house.

I say to anyone who is considering purchasing one, do it. To those afraid to use one they already have, dig it out and enjoy a delicious meal.
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:45 PM   #14
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Your starting to build my confidence - Katie ! lol Sounds so good !
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:29 PM   #15
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You guys are evil! Now I realize I need yet another piece of cookware!
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You guys are evil! Now I realize I need yet another piece of cookware!
No kidding , and I have one !! Just gotta get my guts up yo try it !
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:16 AM   #17
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You guys are evil! Now I realize I need yet another piece of cookware!
And the downside of that would be.....?
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And the downside of that would be.....?
None that I can see, except finding room for it!
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:20 PM   #19
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I just tried an indoor smoker for the first time and it was a very cool experience. I smoked potatoes to go in my turkey and wild rice soup. Man it was easy and my place didn't stink up. I have the Cameron brand. I saw a stream of smoke coming from out of the smoker but it wasn't much. (Tho I did get paranoid so wrapped the edge with foil.) I smoked sliced potatoes as the directions stated (45 minutes) the only thing I would do differently next time is cut the smoke time. I think they got a bit over smoked. Ok for soup since it dilutes the smoke flavor but I wouldn't care to eat it as a side dish. If I do smoke potatoes for a side dish, about 15 minutes would probably do for me, then I'd take them out season and fry with olive oil. I'm excited to use this gadget again.

Now that I've used it and see how it works, I think you could probably make your own makeshift smoker at home.
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I must agree with Kitchenelf and the rest who have tried it. It is great!

I left mine in the box for a few days. When I got up enough courage to use it I opened all of the windows, turned on the stove exhaust, readied my big oscillating fan, fire extenguisher, and phone for the fire dept. LOL

Of course, there was nothing but very little wisps of smoke every now and then.
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