The Outset Cast Iron Wood Chip Smoking Box makes smoking food much easier than otherwise possible. In brief, it is used to contain wetted wood chips that will be burned so that the smoke can flow through the holes in its top to flavor cooking food. Having a smoking box on hand is important because the restricted flow of air makes it harder for the wood chips to burn up rather than smoke, not to mention that moving the wood chips is much easier when all examples are contained therein. This ensures that cooking food can benefit from the fragrant smoke whether the grill is fueled using gas or charcoal. Better still, putting the wood chips in a smoking box eliminates much of the labor to cleaning up the ashes.