Smoking brisket, salmon, chicken and ribs no longer requires an outdoor smoking section. GE Profile just launched its smart indoor smoker ahead of the annual show CES 2024 trade show, held in Las Vegas this week. And yes, the brisket was delicious. I was able to see the indoor smoker in action (and taste the results) at an exclusive preview event in New York before CES.
As advertised, the indoor smoker is small enough to fit on your countertop and is safe to use indoors without filling your home with smoke fumes. He cooked various types of meat from smoke powered by wood pellets with only a few wisps of smoke visible inside and without releasing columns. The brisket came out of the chamber perfectly tender on the inside with a beautiful crust and plenty of smoky flavor. A more delicate smoke setting was used for the trout, which was served over cucumber slices and carried just the right amount of Kona wood flavor.
It is one of the few indoor smokers and the first with true smart features and app remote control. You can precisely control and monitor smoking sessions from your device, and the smoker offers suggested cooking times and temperatures and learns your preferences to adjust the process over time. A built-in probe helps prevent overcooking or undercooking.
Unlike traditional smokers and pellet grills, there is not a significant amount of smoke coming from the chamber of GE Profile’s new appliance, which is sized to sit on the countertop. Instead, smoke from wood pellets is filtered through an advanced catalytic converter, allowing heat and hot smoke-flavored air to cook and add flavor to the foods inside. There are no filters to clean or replace.
Once the cooking cycle is complete, you can open the smoker doors and only a faint smoky smell is emitted, similar to the fire of a wood stove.
The electric smoker runs on wood pellets and pumps filtered smoke into a hermetically sealed chamber where it cooks food and imparts smoky flavor to meats, fish, vegetables, and anything else that can fit inside the modestly sized chamber. Five adjustable smoke levels allow aspiring pit masters to play with the intensity of smoke on various foods.
The Indoor Smoker isn’t cheap, selling for $1,000 at select national retailers, including Best Buy and Williams Sonoma. The innovative kitchen appliance first attracted attention and more than $800,000 in funding during an online crowdfunding campaign in 2022.
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