The delicious scent and flavor of smoked meat evokes memories of family gatherings, barbecues with friends and celebrations of life events; with its simple design and a large smoking chamber, this Vertical Charcoal Smoker from Char-Broil is the perfect choice for any fan of smoked food – plus, its compact design fits nicely on most patios or decks. Whether you’re already a backyard barbeque master or you’re a new cook embarking upon your first home-smoking adventure, Char-Broil smokers give the outdoor chef complete control over their smoked meals with fire access doors, air dampers and a location for flavored wood chips; It makes tough cuts of meat and seafood tender and tasty. Give it a try. It’s a great old-time yet new alternative to standard grilling. With three adjustable chrome-plated cooking grates, the large smoking chamber offers 365 sq. in. total cooking surface area – more than enough space to cook deliciously Smokey meals for the whole family! The porcelain charcoal pan and water pan is what makes this a “smoker” – the charcoal does not directly cook food, as in a standard grill; rather, heated in a separate chamber, the fuel produces heat, smoke and flavor (try Char-Broil’s flavored wood chips for a tasty treat) that rises up into the smoking chamber to indirectly cook your meal to a juicy, Smokey and tender perfection. Using the built-in temperature gauge, you can easily control the heat you cook at by tending to the charcoal pan or by adjusting the multiple dampers built into the unit. A convenient lower access door allows you to easily tend the charcoal and water pans without losing heat, while chrome-plated spring handles on both doors will remain cool to the touch even when the fire is lit. As with all grills, we recommend keeping the firebox clean to help avoid flare ups as well as using a grill cover to protect your investment.