There's a ton of content out there about smoking meat on a gas grill using a smoker box, or even gas BBQs that come with a built-in smoker box. Is the same possible with an electric grill?

If so, what's the best way to achieve a good, smoky flavour on an electric grill? I imagine it'll always be lacking in some part compared to gas or charcoal, but can it come close?

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    A lot of smokers are electric these days... it's just a hot plate with a place to put wood chips, and a box to contain the smoke.
    – Joe
    Commented Aug 14, 2021 at 14:04

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There are electric smokers available. Whether a particular electric grill is suitable depends on the grill, but I don't think there is a reason not to try an aluminium foil pouch of wood chips on it. In fact, here is a site describing how to use an electric grill for that purpose.

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