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FAQ Subject: Turning a GE gas stovetop oven burner into a grill
I live in an apartment, and the rules state no grills on the balconies. I have high hopes that you know of a product that allows you to grill atop a gas oven/stovetop. I am currently searching for a product that would convert my GE gas stovetop oven burner into a grill.
Thank you for your advice,
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I presume that by grilling, you mean broiling (Click into "According to Smoky" from www.barbecuen.com and read the "Glossary" to find out the difference.) Your oven should have a broiler function at the bottom with a distinction that the flame is usually above the meat. You might be able to get some smoke flavor by putting wood chips or sawdust in the bottom of the broiler pan and waiting until it starts producing smoke to put the meat on.
My best suggestion would be to pick up a small charcoal fired grill like the Sportsman model from Lodge Cast Iron and sit it up on top of your stove IF you have a hood that vents OUTDOORS and you run the exhaust fan while burning charcoal. It won't hurt the stove --- you can put a mat down if you choose.