Is it really worth 300 (smoked) clams?
You can buy a relatively fancy grill for $300, but I’d warrant that the food you cook on it wouldn’t taste as good as what comes out of the Simple Smoker. I have a built-in, five-burner gas grill, and I honestly don’t know how much use I’d get out of it if I also had one of these on my patio—except that the barbecue is under a roof with a powerful fan overhead, so I can grill rain or shine.
I would also guess that the smoker would last longer than a $300 grill if properly cared for, since none of its components are exposed to a flame and most of its internals are fabricated from stainless steel. If you like the taste of smoked meats, and you can tolerate Char-Broil’s crappy companion app, I recommend it.
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