Smoking is a ton of fun, but not everyone has a smoker or a backyard to use one in. Which is why the Charcoal Companion Kitchenque Stovetop Smoker is such a nice tool to have in your kitchen; no need for a grill, smoker or even a backyard, and you can use it quite comfortably no matter the weather.
The Kitchenque Stovetop Smoker starts with a metal base, in which you place some InstaSmoke (hickory, easy-to-use, packaged superfine wood chips), before laying a drip tray and grate over it. Place the smoker on your stovetop (if you haven’t figured that part out yet), put your favorite piece of meat (brisket, chicken, fish, you name it) and crank up the heat. Keep the food covered with the lid and the temperature will rise up to 400 degrees; a built-in thermometer lets you keep an eye on it for accuracy. The drip tray will even let you refill with chips as you go along.
Another benefit of the stovetop smoker is that it cooks much faster than a traditional one; you can expect to have a whole chicken done in 60 to 80 minutes, and beef brisket in about two hours. Of course, it doesn’t have quite the space and capacity of larger smokers – so you won’t be making any massive ribs or sides of beef.
But if you’d like to get that absolutely delicious, fall-off-the-bone, melt-in-your-mouth taste of some good old-fashioned smoked BBQ, without the hassle and learning curve, or the backyard, the Kitchenque Stovetop Smoker makes it a reality. Throw in barbecue sauce and maybe some Tabasco and dig in.