The heavy cast aluminum construction of the Portable Kitchen® cooker reflects heat from all surfaces far better than cookers made from other materials. This reflected heat cooks food more evenly without constant turning or repositioning on the grill. Adjustable vents in the lid and dampers under the fire allow easy temperature control for direct grilling or slow cooking without flare-ups from dripping fat. Once the lid is lowered the food cooks evenly bathed in smoke for an unforgettable charcoal-fed hickory smoked flavor. Because of its unique cast aluminum construction the Portable Kitchen® cooker will last for years without rusting.