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Camerons Stovetop Smoker
Product number: B00004SZ9D
Manufacturer: Camerons
List price: $49.95
Warranty: 7-year
Dimensions: 15" x 11" x 3.5"
Weight: 7 lbs
Composition: stainless steel
Other versions: Camerons Mini Smoker; Camerons Li'l Smokey
Made In: South Africa
Type: smoker
Color: silver
Ambitions
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not green neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Utility/Quality
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Packaging
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Economy
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better infinitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
If it quits: toss it craigslist repair upgrade replace
Summary
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: Place a tablespoon or so of wood chips in the bottom of the pan, insert the full-size drip pan and the non-stick grilling rack, place the food on top of the rack, slide on the lid, and cook over medium heat until the food it done. It steams and lightly smokes the food. It doesn't let much smoke out into the kitchen, and it provides a light to medium level of smoking that may be unavailable to apartment dwellers and others who don't own a grill or smoker.

The smoker can also be used on a grill or over a campfire. Larger items, including a ham or turkey, can be prepared in the pan with a foil tent in place of the slide-on lid.

All smoking aside, we were very impressed with the quality of the pan itself – it serves brilliantly as a lasagna pan or baking pan when you're not smoking, and can also be used as a steamer or poacher. We are slightly more impressed with it as a pan than as a smoker.

The handles can be folded against the sides to save space. The smoker comes with a modest cookbook and four varieties of wood chips to get you started. The manufacturer hopes you will purchase replacement chips in a dozen varieties until the end of time.



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