Smoke your food

The Smoking Gun is a small easy-to-use device that can be used to add smoke flavor to foods without changing texture or temperature. No matter the level of comfort in the kitchen, everyone can enjoy adding smoky flavor to fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses.

Shoot flavor into food with The Smoking Gun.
Shoot flavor into food with The Smoking Gun. Williams-Sonoma

Though it may seem obvious that flavor is the name of the game when it comes to cooking, just think about how many tasteless meals are being consumed right now. The simple truth is that building flavor requires effort and patience, not to mention a little know-how. When it comes to infusing foods with great smoky flavor, the methods can be downright daunting. But it doesn't have to be that way.

The Smoking Gun is a clever kitchen gadget that requires none of the patience, effort, or knowledge that other smoking methods demand. The small battery-operated accessory weighs only 2 pounds, but delivers big, custom flavor to foods before or after cooking. Retaining heat in the anodized aluminum smoking chamber, the device can be used to impart flavor to delicate foods without adding heat. Fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses can be given additional flavor without changing texture or temperature.

The smoker costs are $100, and includes two half-ounce jars of hickory and apple wood shavings, and the same company has mesquite and cherry wood also available. Far more exciting is the fact that the machine is not limited to proprietary blends; tea and spices can also be used. An 18-inch hose is also included, allowing for easy-access smoking in everything from bags to cookware. Regardless of the level of kitchen dexterity or even desire, the handheld smoker provides an easy way for everybody to add great smoky flavor to anything.

About the author

    Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.


    Discuss Smoke your food

    Conversation powered by Livefyre

    Show Comments Hide Comments
    Latest Articles from CNET
    Galaxy S6 fails to bring back Samsung's mojo