quote:Originally posted by Ray M:
I purchased the still smoking book and it recommends preheating before you put the food in. Is this a good idea ? I would think you will lose all the heat when you put the food in.
Do NOT go with the times from the book. It's fairly old and a few things have changed. The recipes are good, but the times are off.
Pre-heating isn't mandatory. It heats up quick enough, that unless it calls it for a specific recipe I wouldn't mess with it.