Innovation lab debuts first-of-its-kind indoor barbecue smoker

Barbecue lovers rejoice — you'll soon be able to smoke meat and other foods indoors.

FirstBuild, the global co-creation community and open innovation lab backed by Louisville-based GE Appliances, a Haier Company, is raising funds for a new, first-of-its-kind small appliance: Arden. It's a pellet barbecue smoker that's been transformed to be used indoors instead of outside.

The innovation came from FirstBuild's unique smoke elimination system first developed for the Monogram Smart Hearth Oven, according to a news release. In addition to smoke elimination, the system enables fresh smoke generation and precise temperature control.