The Top 3 Pros & Cons Of The Traeger Wood Pellet Grill [VIDEO]


If you’re like me, then you love cooking up fresh fish, lobster, steak and chicken on the grill.

It’s one of my favorite parts about fishing and diving and nothing beats putting what you catch up on the grill.

A grill that I’ve been using lately to cook some tasty dishes is the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill.

This is an electric grill that utilizes wood chips to give your food a deep smokey flavor.

After cooking seafood with the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill for a while, I wanted to give this quick review of it.

In this review, I give you my top three pros and cons for the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill and show you everything you need to use this grill in the video review at the bottom.

The Top Three Pros Of The Traeger Wood Pellet Grill

traeger wood pellet grill with lobster and kingfish

In this section, I give you my top three pros for the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill:

1. Wood Fire Flavor Without The Wood Fire

The design of the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill allows you to get the smokey flavor of a wood fire without the actual wood fire. The grill has a special electrical heating compartment which creates smoke that is then filtered into the grill, giving your food a nice smokey flavor.

2. Easy Temperature Control

This grill makes it easy to pinpoint the exact temperature you want to cook your food at because of the electric temperature control device it has. Tip: I usually set my temp to 350 degrees when I grill with it.

3. Easy To Use

The Traeger Wood Pellet Grill is light, easily assembled and easily stored.

The Top Three Cons Of The Traeger Wood Pellet Grill

Traeger Wood Pellet Grill

In this section, I go over the top three cons of the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill, which are:

1. Expensive

These grills are not the cheap grills in Walmarts. Their lowest price is $299, and they go up based on what size grill you need.

2. Needs A Power Source

This is an electric grill, so it requires a power source to operate it. You can’t simply throw it in the truck and take it wherever, you need a power outlet.

3. Takes More Time

This grill takes a little bit more time to cook your food because of the way it operates. You’re also generally cooking a lower temperature with this grill than you would with a traditional flame grill. Although it takes longer to cook your food, the food tastes a lot better!

Traeger Wood Pellet Grill Review Video

In this video, I give you my full review of the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill. I also show you the results of using it to cook some fresh lobster and kingfish.

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Traeger Wood Pellet Grill In The Backyard

While you may need an outlet and it make take a little longer to cook your food, the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill gives you a smokey flavor you can’t get from a traditional grill.

It’s a good choice for grilling seafood, steak, chicken, pork and pretty much anything else as well.

Remember, we are not affiliated with Traeger in any way and our reviews are independent and unbiased.

If you have a Traeger or have used one, let us know what you thought of the grill in the comments!

Tight Lines!

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3 years ago

I recently bought a traeger and so far im really disappointed. I’ve been cooking on real wood fire for years and thought this would be an easier change of pace, no fighting temp or trying to keep the fire burning. I’ve only used it a few times now but everything taste like it came off of a gas grill, no smoke flavor at all. My chicken tasted like I baked it in my oven. Am I missing something? I’m using traeger pellets, maybe another brand is better? Thanks ahead of time.

3 years ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Wow, I would live that. No smoke at all while cooking. The only time I’ve ever seen smoke was while we were seasoning it. Strange, maybe it is defective. I may inquire this with Traeger then. Thanks

3 years ago
Reply to  Chad

I think I figured it out. I bought the pro series and apparently this one doesn’t produce smoke like the other ones despite them advertising it that it does.

Thomas Wilcox
3 years ago

I own a Traeger 22 and love it. Great for smoking, grilling and baking fish! Also, while it does needs an electric source, Traeger makes a solar pack that will power the grill, and I’ve even seen where people hook it up to their car battery when camping!

Eddie Garza
3 years ago

I did a lot of research before I bought my pellet grill and I ended up buying the RecTec smoker. It’s more expensive than the Trager but I think it’s a superior product. Don’t take my word for it. Checkout their website. They have tons of videos. Even on comparing the RecTec to a Traeger grill. They also have tons of videos on cooking on the RecTec. I think if nothing else, You’ll enjoy what you see.

Ryan Jacobs
3 years ago

Love the Traeger….I have the Lil’ Tex Elite. Nothing better than lobster on the Traeger. I have a tip for you though Luke. Wrap your drip pan with aluminum foil. Makes for easier cleaning; just take the only foil off and replace with new. No scrapping or scrubbing! Oh ya, it’s all hickory for me. I really don’t use anything else.

David Stoots
3 years ago

I love mine! It’s almost idiot proof. Make sure you buy real wood chips with no additives.

Dan Shuford
3 years ago

I’ve got the Pit Boss pellet grill/smoker that’s identical to the Traeger, but a heavier gauge metal and cheaper. You can grill , smoke or bake … with these puppies ????


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