Nordic Ware Kettle Smoker Review

Smoked Food Cookware for Small Apartments

First Impressions

Nordic Ware offers another budget smoker in their model 36550, also known as the 365 kettle smoker. Some indoor grills and smokers can make a really huge mess but this model is one of the exceptions. It espouses a stove top (or grill top) design and according to many customers it is very easy to clean.

Price Point

Nordic Indoor/Outdoor Smoker

You can classify this Nordic Ware smoker as a budget smoker. It has all the basic features you can wish for and the price is definitely reasonable. Now, don’t expect fancy features considering the price you’re paying. If you’re looking for a high tech smoker that has all the features then be prepared to pay much more money for that.

Who is It Suited For?

This stovetop smoker was designed with people who would love to smoke their meat indoors. It’s pretty basic and absolutely easy to use. It’s a really great option for customers who are on a tight budget. It’s also great for people who live in small apartments. It works well for people who just love grilling food on their yard.

Product Highlights

  • SMOKE FOOD INDOORS AND OUTDOORS: If you love the smell of an outdoor barbecue in your yard then this kettle smoker won’t disappoint. But if it rains outside on your special weekend then you can still do your smoking indoors using your stove top. That’s some much needed versatility right there.
  • SMOKE WON’T BOTHER YOUR NEIGHBORS IN THE OTHER APARTMENT: Many smoker reviews come from folks who live in tight apartments. They have used this indoor smoker without filling the entire apartment building with smoke. The only caveat here is that you should follow the recipe instructions to the letter especially when it comes to using the wood chips and your cooking temperature.
  • PERFECT FOR INTIMATE DINNERS: Given the capacity of this smoker, you can say that it is meant to smoke food for 2 to 4 people. This isn’t the type of cookware for making food for a crowd. Some customers have observed that around 5 pounds of solid meat (chicken, pork, fish, or beef) is just about its limit. But if you want to impress your sweetheart with your cooking then this one will do the job.

Click here for the Nordic Ware Kettle Smoker product specifications


  • The dimensions of this kettle grill smoker are as follows: 6.9″ x 13″ x 13.5″.
  • Package weight is 8.9 pounds. Warranty varies from one retailer to another but some can offer a 5 year warranty.
  • The package contents include indoor smoker grill, wood chips, dome cover, recipe book, base pan, thermometer, smoking rack, and water pan.
  • This product features solid aluminum construction, it is dishwasher safe, non-stick surface interiors, and metal handles.
  • Click here to see more product features


The model 36550 indoor electric smoker performs just as advertised. It does have its limits and drawbacks though. As mentioned earlier, it has a limited cooking capacity given its dimensions (nope, it isn’t big enough for your Thanksgiving turkey). It isn’t designed to be used with ceramic cook tops (or else you end up breaking your ceramic). Other than that, the Nordic Ware 365 Kettle Smoker will be a great piece of budget cookware for anyone who loves some smoked food in the house.

Final Verdict

Nordic Ware 365 Indoor/Outdoor Smoker

Nordic Ware 365 Indoor/Outdoor Kettle Smoker

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Nordic Ware 365 Indoor/Outdoor Kettle Smoker
Introducing 365 indoor/outdoor products designed to inspire culinary creativity indoors and out, 365 days a year. Discover the versatility in our line that brings outdoor flavors to indoor cooking, and indoor convenience to outdoor grilling. Crafted with the all- American chef in mind, 365 is the only full line of indoor/outdoor grill cookware. Infuse fragrant, flavor-enhancing smoke into meats, seafood, pizza and more. Transforms ordinary food into delicious main courses; Includes high-dome cover, base pan, water pan, nonstick smoking rack, thermometer, recipe booklet and wood chips. Made in the USA with imported handles and thermometer.

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