CES 2024: Smoke Indoors in Las Vegas With the New GE Profile Smart Smoker
Smoking or non? These days, one of the few places where you might still be asked this question is Las Vegas, Nevada. This town is also home to CES (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show), where GE has announced the launch of its brand-new indoor smoker, a countertop appliance.
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The GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker purports to be a first-of-its-kind electric appliance that brings the fun and flavor of an outdoor smoker to your kitchen. The smoker uses smoke from real wood — just like an outdoor smoker — and precision controls and smoke settings allow you to season your food to your liking. Instead of setting off your smoke alarms, the airflow system and Active Smoke Filtration technology keep any smoky fumes sealed inside the appliance.
The system connects to the SmartHQ app, the platform used by GE for its other smart appliances. Anyone who’s ever used an outdoor smoker knows that smoking food is something of a waiting game. So, the app allows you to check the status of your food remotely. You can also change up the settings on the app so your meat’s ready when you are. According to GE, the connected appliance can receive over-the-air updates for increased functionality in the future.
This smoker could be a good option for those who want to dip their toes into smoking but aren’t ready to — or living situations don’t allow them to — get an outdoor rig. Six built-in presets make it easy to get started, even if you don’t know much about smoking. That said, GE says the customizable settings are great for experienced smokers.
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The GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker is on sale now for $999. In the box, you get the smoker with three cooking racks, two rack holders, a drip pan, a waste bin and a counter guard. It also comes with a cookbook of smoking recipes and a bag of GE Profile/Kona-branded pellets.
The indoor smoker is also on display at CES in Las Vegas from Jan. 7 to Jan. 12. Follow along with our coverage of the show to see what else is new in the home appliance space.