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Friends summer is upon us and with it comes bbq time. we are happy to review and present to you the best pellet smokers in 2019
#1 Camp Chef SmokePro PG24 Deluxe Pellet Grill
The Camp Chef deluxe is an excellent mid sized smoker that strikes a perfect balance between quality and value for your dollar. The temperature control is super simple and gives you plenty of options to dial in depending on what you are cooking.
With 429 square inches of cooking area you can easily fit several racks of ribs at once. Unlike with a charcoal smoker, you’ll be up and running in 10 minutes.
The Camp Chef ticks all the boxes you would expect from a pellet grill at this mid price point. You’ll enjoy the set it and forget it style cooking, clean flavor and minimal ash to clean up. All of the main parts are built with heavy gauge stainless steel and feel sturdy.
#2 Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett Pellet Grill – WIFI enabled
Whether it’s tailgating or camping, grilling on the go is often part of the experience. The great thing about this model is that there are some truly great portable options.
One of the top portable models is the Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett.
The Davy Crocket is a highly portable grill with fold up legs and an overall weight of under 60 pounds. At around 32 inches long, 16 inches wide, and 21 inches tall, it will fit in most car trunks and stow easily in a truck or SUV.
For maximum versatility, this grill will run on 12 or 110 volt power. In addition to this, the grill is Wi-Fi enabled and users can control the unit the Green Mountain iOS or Android apps.
The Davy Crocket ignites automatically. Temperatures can be adjusted from 150 degrees all the way up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit.
#3 Traeger TFB42LZBC Lil Tex Elite 22 Pellet Grill and Smoker
it is believed that around 80 to 85% of the pellet smokers and grills in the United States are made by Traeger, which is exactly the reason why this is one that deserves to be on your list. It has a set and forget feature, making it effortless to use. Even in terms of cleaning, you do not need a lot of effort.
The versatility of this product also makes it notable. It delivers six cooking functions, making it useful beyond smoking. It can also be used for grilling, baking, roasting, braising, and barbequing.
Even if you need to prepare a feast for a large group, there should be no problem. It has a cooking area of 418 square inches, which will be more than enough for four whole chickens, five rib racks, or 16 burgers.
Despite being multifunctional, this pellet smoker is user-friendly. It has an electronic automatic ignition, so there is no more need for a fire starter. The porcelain grill is made of a non-stick material that is easy to clean. Plus, it is made of tough materials to guarantee it extended lifespan.
To adjust the temperature, all that you have to do is to turn the dial and set it at a maximum of 450 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a digital display that makes it easy to monitor the exact temperature of the digital smoker. There is also a convenient setting that allows you to cook slow and low, which is the perfect setting for smoking.
Lastly, it uses 100% pure hardwood pellets, providing an assurance of having that authentic wood-fired flavor!
#4 REC TEC Grills Bull RT-700 Wood Pellet Grill
Known as the King of the Mountain, the price of this model can easily set you off. Nonetheless, the cost can be justified by the fact that it has high-end features and unmatched performance. It comes with a cooking chamber that is made of stainless steel, providing you with the confidence that it will be long-lasting. This also makes it resistant to peeling, rusting, and cracking.
Similar to the product from Green Mountain that has been mentioned above, it is also Wi-Fi capable, which revolutionizes the way it is operated. Using the compatible app, you will be able to have full control of the smoker without the need to be near.
The unit also comes with dual meat probes, making it easy to monitor the temperature in the absence of frequently opening and closing the lid. Plus, it has Smart Grill Technology, which allows the precise temperature to be maintained.
The hopper capacity of this model is high, which is 40 pounds. This means that you will be able to enjoy a continuous cooking of up to 40 hours! This is proportionate to the large cooking area of the unit, which is 702 square inches.
#5 Z GRILLS ZPG-7002E Wood Pellet Grill & Smoker
It’s always tough recommending a budget pellet grill. Because there’s so much technology involved, there’s a lot more that can break (or never work correctly to begin with).
So when we heard Z Grills were manufacturing grills of Traeger quality at significantly lower prices we were intrigued.
The company seems to have popped up overnight, but it looks like they have actually been manufacturing grills out of China for other US companies like Traeger for a number of years.
It appears they’ve decided to skip the middleman and launched their own brand selling direct to the public in 2017.
With 700 square inches of cooking surface (split between 500” primary and 200” elevated grate) and a 20lb hopper the Z-Grill 7002 closest competition would be the Traeger Texas Elite 34.