I inherited this from my ex, and for over 25 years, I thought I could actually smoke stuff with it. It's a Mirro Smokehouse. It has no controls, not even an on/off switch. When plugged in, the circular element on which sits a pan of sawdust-like chips heats up and causes the chips to smolder. They go for about 30 - 45 minutes. I used to do that to pre-smoke ribs before grilling 'em. Not bad for a beginner. It would add flavor, but it's not real Q.
When the chips are smoldering, it's hot, when the chips burn out, it's too cool to cook anything. After getting the Traeger and some good thermometers, I now have the equipment to attach numbers to those temperature assessments, but I wonder if it's worth the trouble.
Thoughts? Is there a purpose to which equipment like this could be put? Maybe with some mod to make it temperature sensitive?