A wood pellet grill is one of the best investments you can make. Barbecues are a great bonding experience for family and friends and you can’t replace the unique flavor of a grilled meal. When investing in a wood pellet grill, most people look at the appearance without taking into consideration the quality of the product. A good grill will be apparent not only in the durability, but also in the flavour and the grilling process.
Today I will show you my top 5 picks for Traeger Grill reviews, so you can compare and choose the one that fits your needs.
If you’re just getting into grilling, Traeger’s Junior Elite Grill might be the best option for you. It has most of the features a Traeger Grill can have, including a digital temperature controller, a smoker box and porcelain coated grill grates, which makes it easy to clean. It’s neither big nor small, it has the ideal size for a family barbecue: 36x39x18 inches (300 square inches). It isn’t heavy, so it’s easy to move around as needed. The only con is the hopper capacity, as you will have to add more wood if you’re planning on slow cooking.
The Bronson 20 is a step above the Junior Elite. It has all the same features (digital temperature controller, smoker box, porcelain coated grills, etc.) but it has a bigger hopper. It’s less portable as it’s heavier but that means it also is more stable, which is important to take into consideration if you have kids (or tipsy adults) running around the area where you’ll be grilling. The grill is also HOA approved so you don’t have to worry about it being a safety hazard if you’re planning on using your grill in a deck or a patio. All in all is a great value for money.
The Traeger Renegade Elite Grill is a grill beloved by experienced smokers but it’s also suitable for beginners, too. It is a bit bigger than the two mentioned before: 380 square inches, a size that ensures a perfect quantity and energy consumption. The hopper’s capacity is of 18 pounds of pellet.
It has a few distinct features worth highlighting: an electronic ignition, which means there’s no need to use other kinds of fire starters, a tool caddy, so you can have all your utensils at hand at all times, and a front prep rack where you can work in or serve. It also includes the digital temperature controller, porcelain coated grills, and a dialler that makes it as easy to use as your oven.
Next one is the Traeger Lil Tex Elite Grill, which includes an impressive 40 out of 48 features a Traeger Grill can have. It’s a bit bigger than the grills mentioned before but it is still considered compact. 418 square inches of grilling space is enough to feed a good amount of people. It is perfect for grilling enthusiasts but it still has all the features that makes it beginner friendly: digital controls, automatic ignition, non-stick porcelain grates. It also has different cooking settings and it can reach a maximum of 450 degrees (Fº).
If you’re looking to really invest in a good quality grilled perfect for passionate grillers and smokers, then the Traeger Select Elite is the one for you. It is more expensive, but it is a price worth paying. To begin with, it is enormous so you’ll never ran out of space. 589 square inches of grilling grates and a 18 pound hopper capacity are enough to feed an army. It has shelves all around the grill, so you have a lot of space to work, to place your spices and utensils, to load and unload the grill, etc. You also have a cabinet underneath where you can store your grilling supplies and whatever you may need. It’s size makes it heavy but it’s wheels make it not so difficult to move around; either way it is not meant to be a portable grill. Of course it includes all the feature the other 4 include: digital controller, electric ignition and so on.
I hope this guide helps you find what Traeger grill is more suitable for your needs and budget. What I personally find reassuring also is that they have a great customer service, so if anything were to go wrong you know that Traeger’s customer support will help you.