Glass Door Gas Smoker

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hjl
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Glass Door Gas Smoker

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Is a glass door on a smoker a gimmick? I was thinking that the smoke would stain the glass fairly quickly and then you wouldn't be able to see in. May be better to buy a sheeted door gas smoker? Would the sheeted door smokers keep more heat in vs the glass door?
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Re: Glass Door Gas Smoker

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I asked a similiar question on an American forum
The group thought was you need to clean the glass after each use fo it to be usefull
Gllass is a not too bad insulation but compared to what?
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Re: Glass Door Gas Smoker

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titch wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:44 pm I asked a similiar question on an American forum
The group thought was you need to clean the glass after each use fo it to be usefull
Gllass is a not too bad insulation but compared to what?
Yeah you'd have to keep cleaning it regularly, preferably after each session.

The brown grime will be a combination of smoke and grease splatter. Maybe a regular shot of oven cleaner then wipe or hose off.

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Re: Glass Door Gas Smoker

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Thanks everyone. Sounnds like too much cleaning for me. When I get one I will get a sheeted door model.
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Bit late but agreed I have a glass panel on one of my grillers and it need FREQUENT cleaning and unless you use a torch u cant see anything clearly inside. I do use it on my griller to checkj (with heavy marinated oil loads) for flareups...

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