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Old 05-19-2017, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who has one and how do you like it. Thinking about getting one

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Old 05-19-2017, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We use them at the firehouse. They're good. I just like the convenience of the pellets and the temperature control. It does a good job. If you haven't smoked before I'd say get a good cookbook and just follow the directions. Traeger actually has a book and the instructions are good. We followed it on a deal brisket at work with none of us having made one before and it turned out awesome.


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Old 05-19-2017, 08:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a similar type of Pellet Grill. They're nice and convenient for low and slow cooks. One problem some of the lower-end ones have is not being able to get hot enough for grilling a burger or something else like that at higher temps. That makes it hard sometimes to get a good char on what you're cooking.

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One other thing, there's some other brands out there that are pretty comparable in price to some of the Traegers that I recommend you look into as well. Rec-Tec is a good one. I personally would go for that brand, or even a Green Mountain Grill before a Traeger because I feel like they're more bang for the buck.

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Old 05-19-2017, 08:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a Camp Chef SmokePro. I bought it because it was $200 cheaper than the Traeger and had an ash cleanout feature that I really liked. I'm not sure what the Traeger offers that would justify spending more. My brother and many friends have Traegers, and I'm really happy with my decision to go Camp Chef.

We use it all the time and love it. Don't consider getting a pellet grill, just get one.
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I have a Traeger. I like it a lot for chicken, pizza, burgers and smoked food. Doesn't get as hot as I like for a steak so I have a gas grill too.

I've been told that some of the cheaper knock-off ones are just as good.



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Old 05-19-2017, 08:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I love my traeger, i smoke just about anything i can think of. Honestly if you love cooking its the way to go.

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There's other kinds of really cool grills out there too. My favorite is the ceramic kamado-style grills. Big Green Egg and Kamado Joe are the two mainstream ones. With those you can do anything from low and slow cooks at 200-200 or brick-oven style pizza at up to 700-800. They're about as versatile as you can get and are a lot of fun. If you're interested, let me know and I can tell you a bit more about them. I have a Kamado Joe Classic and I use it more than my pellet grill. Just used it tonight for a whole chicken and it came out amazing.

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Old 05-19-2017, 08:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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We sell both traeger and camp chef at our store.
We have and use both for demos.
Actually like the camp chef better.
Does everything traeger does and costs less.
Plus has the clean out feature.
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