Just purchased a Smoke Hollow electric smoker and after seasoning it cooked our first meal on the thing. For the maiden event I choose two chickens and potatoes with hickory chips. To my question:
Can/should I use a grease tray?
I did not like the grease falling to the heating element. The manual says not to spill liquids on the thing, but clearly allows for grease to fall onto it. I cranked it up to "high" to put some crisp on the chicken skin, but I could hear a grease fire igniting and then going out over and over. From the start I put an aluminum tray on the bottow shelf, but felt that it was preventing a good air-flow through the unit so I took it out.
Thanks for any advice you can send my way.