Stovetop smoker -- any experience?


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Stovetop smoker -- any experience?

tonbo0422 | | Jul 5, 2011 02:12 PM

I live on the 8th floor of a condo building, and although I knew that according to condo rules, balcony barbecuing was absolutely prohibited, I bought a small "Smokey Joe" by Weber last year. Although we only actually barbecued once a month, for some reason, last summer we were never caught.

Stupid me -- this summer I used last summer's hardwood charcoal, which had survived the winter sealed in a heavy plastic container (one of those that contains 30 pounds of olives for Greek restaurants) but somehow it had indeed gotten humidified. So huge plumes of smoke erupted from the grill and blam, we were nailed. So, *sigh* no more nights of happy grilling any more.

But a friend recommended an alternative, something I'd never heard of -- a stovetop smoker.

To be specific, a Cameron's stovetop smoker. These go for about $45 on Amazon, and I'm seriously considering getting one. Basically, the result I want is that the cooked item comes out tasting and smelling like it had been grilled.

I tried liquid smoke in a marinade, but it came nowhere close.

Does anyone know of these things and can provide info on their purchase? A Canadian option would be a huge bonus.

Thanks in advance!

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