Troubleshooting Smoke is coming out of my Philips table grill First time use When you use the grill for the first time, it may produce some smoke. This is normal and you can continue using the appliance. Food particles or grease on the grilling plate A lot of warm oil or fat causes smoke. Remove excess grease and residues from the plate with a wooden or plastic spatula and push them into the grease tray. Food particles or grease on the other side of the grilling plate Make sure the side of the grilling plate you are not going to use is clean and dry before you turn the plate.