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Old 05-04-2020, 05:07 PM   #1
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Stove Top Smoker - Carbon Monoxide

I'm smoking some chicken thighs on the Stove Top. While relishing the aroma I started to think... smoke is smoke is carbon monoxide. Are these stove tops really safe?

I'm guessing it is all pretty relevant.

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I'm smoking some chicken thighs on the Stove Top. While relishing the aroma I started to think... smoke is smoke is carbon monoxide. Are these stove tops really safe?

I'm guessing it is all pretty relevant.
Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless. Smoke is a collection of airborne particulates and gases. As long as you have your vent fan on, it should not be a problem.
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Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless. Smoke is a collection of airborne particulates and gases. As long as you have your vent fan on, it should not be a problem.
...assuming your vent fan exhausts to the outdoors.
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Somehow I don't think this is a real issue. We don't use our stovetop smoker more than a few times a year, so I am not concerned with this issue.
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Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless. Smoke is a collection of airborne particulates and gases. As long as you have your vent fan on, it should not be a problem.
Thank You, I know Carbon monoxide is odorless but doesn't mean it can't be mixed with odors! LOL
Thanks, I did not actually think about the definition of smoke. So, I guess "Smokeless Stovetop Smoker" is a misnomer!

and yes, I did have my vent going. My 'Smoke Alarm' goes off with boiling water (which means it is not a "smoke" alarm but a particle alarm?)

FYI, we have a law here, our gas stoves cannot legally be connected unless there is a stove vent already installed.

And supper was delicious - Hickory smoked Thighs with Chinese 5-Spice. Sooo good. Think I will try the same marinade with a chunk of Salmon!
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