Sometimes, the best gadgets are the simplest ones. A humble food mill, peerless peeler, or self-explanatory spatula. Now, that it’s warming up outside, our minds and stomachs turn to the grill. Alas, it’s a challenge to grill in the great indoors (nevermind in a kitchen-challenged apartment in New York), which is why the Forman grill is such a home run.
But smoking something (say brisket, for example) is not something I ever imagined doing in my home, that is until I discovered the Emson Electric Smoker. Ever cold smoke cheese? An egg or beets? They’re damn tasty and super easy with this contraption (pictured right). This Electric Smoker also happens to reduce cooking time by 50 percent, which sort of makes you wonder why we use anything else to smoke food. It cooks, sears and cold smokes 5 quarts of anything you can fit inside. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
Emson Electric Smoker $119.99