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20 REASONS WHY YOU HAVEN'T BOUGHT A TRAEGER YET

Knowledge is power. We’re here to drop some on you and clear up any misconceptions that you may have about the original wood pellet grill. By the end of this page, we hope that you’ll stop grilling, and start Traegering with the rest of the Traegerhood.

WHAT IS A TRAEGER GRILL?

Traeger is the Original Wood Pellet Grill. We lead the industry as the world’s #1 selling wood pellet grill. Our grills use natural hardwood pellets to create consistent wood-fired cooking.

WHY SHOULD I BUY A TRAEGER VS. ANY OTHER GRILL?

Well, if flavor matters to you, then that’s the first reason to get the original wood pellet grill and join the Traegerhood. Gas can’t hold a candle to our pure hardwood taste, and charcoal comes up short when it comes to enhancing the flavor of your food.

But the best part is how easy it is to create superior-tasting meals on a Traeger. Just turn on the grill, set your desired temperature on our digital controllers, and throw your food on the grill. That’s it. From smoked turkey and blueberry french toast, to baby back ribs and even wood-fired cocktails, you can master it all on a Traeger in no time.

DOES A TRAGER GRILL GET HOT ENOUGH?

From searing to roasting, a Traeger definitely gets hot enough to get any job done. We’re talking a max temp of 500 degrees on the new Ironwood and Timberline, and 450F on every other Traeger grill on the market.

HOW DO TRAEGER GRILLS WORK?

All-natural wood pellets are moved from the hopper to the fire pot by an auger, where they’re ignited to feed the flames and add wood-fired flavor to your food. A fan circulates heat and smoke for even, consistent cooking, and a drip tray keeps flames off your food and prevents flare-ups. It’s all operated by a controller that maintains a precise temperature that you can set either on the grill or via our WiFire app.

DOES A TRAEGER TASTE BETTER THAN A GAS GRILL?

Oh yeah, by a long shot too. Pure hardwood taste is delivered directly to your food with our signature heat and smoke-producing unbeatable wood-fired flavor every time you push ignite.

Can you grill on a Traeger?

Yes, Traeger grills use a real wood-fueled fire to give you delicious results. And thanks to Traeger’s simple, reliable controls, you can also use Traeger grills to smoke, bake, roast, braise, & BBQ, too. Learn more about how Traeger grills work here.

WHAT IF I WANT TO SEAR?

We often get asked “can I sear on a Traeger?” You absolutely can sear on any of our grills. Don’t confuse grill marks for searing. They are not the same. Searing occurs between 350° and 500°F. You can find more information on our preferred searing method, the Reverse Sear.

WHAT IF I DON'T WANT EVERYTHING TO TASTE SMOKY?

You can actually decide how smoky your food will taste. The higher the temps the grill is set to, the less smoke there will be. Food cooked at temps between 165° - 225°F is going to have more smoke flavor than food cooked at higher temps.

WHAT CAN A TRAEGER COOK BESIDES BBQ?

If you can think of it, you can pretty much cook it on a Traeger. From burgers, brownies, and brisket, to pizza, pulled pork and pies, there’s no limit to what you can create on a Traeger Grill. Our famous 6-in-1 versatility gives you the ability to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise and BBQ. And with hundreds of free recipes available on the Traeger App, inspiration is just a tap away.

WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE A GRILL?

Stop grilling. Start Traegering. No other grill can match the versatility, ease, and consistency of a Traeger grill. This is more than a grill. You can grill, smoke, bake, yes BAKE, roast, braise, and BBQ on our grills. If you already have a Traeger grill? We ask, what is better than one? Two! Want to cook on two different temps, do it with two grills. Low and slow on one, and then hot and fast on #2. We're always making improvements to our grill lineup. We've revolutionized the #1 best selling pellet grill. We've added D2® Direct Drive, brushless motor, Smoke Science, and WiFIRE® to our newer grills and you must try them out.

Is a Traeger Easy to Use?

If you can navigate an oven, you can definitely operate a Traeger. Our grills are simple to use. With Traeger’s Set-it & Forget-It nature, it’s as easy as 1-2-3. Just turn the Traeger grill on, set the temperature, throw your food on the grill, and you’ll be on your way to creating the best food on the block.

How do you use a Traeger grill?

Traeger’s Set-It & Forget-It® convenience means you just have to pick the temperature you want, hit “Ignite”, and let your Traeger do the rest. And with Traeger’s WiFIRE®-enabled grills, you can even monitor and adjust your grill from anywhere using the Traeger App. Learn more about how Traeger grills work here.

How do you start a Traeger grill?

Traeger grills automatically ignite the fire with the press of a button. Learn more about how Traeger grills work here.

Should I Season My Pellet Grill?

Yes, seasoning your Traeger wood pellet grill before your first cook ensures best performance and flavor.

How to Clean a Traeger Grill

We make cleanup time fast and easy with Traeger's lineup of grill liners and bucket liners. You can even wrap your drip tray in aluminum foil if need be. It's definitely easier than cleaning a ton of pots, pans and kitchen surfaces.

Basically, if you've ever cleaned any other grill in your life, you'll be in for more of the same with a Traeger Grill. You'll want to scrub the grill grates and remove any remnants of old food. The only aspect you may not be familiar with is vacuuming the ash out every few cooks with a shop vac, which is easy and intuitive.

HOW HARD IS IT TO PUT TOGETHER?

Assembling a Traeger Grill is easy. It’s definitely simpler than putting together anything from a certain Swedish furniture store, especially since every grill barrel comes pre-built. Grab a buddy, a 6-pack of your favorite cold beverage, and you’ll be up and running within an hour. We have assembly videos that can walk you through the process.

WILL THIS GRILL FALL APART WITHIN A YEAR?

Aside from an act of God, no it will not. Heck, our grills are so tough, they can take a direct hit from a tree. Seriously. Check out what happened a few years ago in John Copley’s backyard in Spokane.

Traeger grills are built-to-last. Every Traeger features superior structural construction, an ultra-sturdy base, and built-tough steel legs. If something does go wrong, our ironclad 3-year warranty and 365 days of customer service will cover any issue that may arise.

WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO USE WIFI WITH MY GRILL?

There’s no obligation to use the WiFi within your grill. It will still cook everything with Traeger’s signature wood-fired flavor. You just won’t be taking advantage of your grill’s full capabilities. We also recommend connecting your grill to ensure your Traeger is getting the latest updates and running optimally.

WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW WHICH WOOD PELLETS TO USE?

We’ve spent years mastering the development of hardwood pellets. We’ve spent years mastering the development of hardwood pellets that have just the right amount of moisture content—the sweet spot—to maintain a perfect burn-to-smoke ratio. Pellets with the wrong moisture ratio, create bitter-tasting white smoke, instead of pure, blue smoke, due to high carbon content. Other pellet mills bind their hardwood with additives. They source the wood from old flooring or cabinetry, making it a mystery to what’s in it, or where it came from. Traeger only uses 100% virgin hardwood and our pellets do not contain any unnatural additives or fillers. All of the Traeger Pellet Mills are located right here in the USA which lets Traeger oversee the entire process to ensure the pellets meet our strong guidelines for smoke perfection.

We have a long list of wood pellet options to customize your cooks and discover new flavor combinations with - Hickory, Mesquite, Apple, Pecan, Oak, Cherry, Maple, and Alder. Additionally, we have crafted specialty pellet blends including Big Game, Turkey, and our Texas Beef. Alder is great for fish and a lighter smoke flavor for any meal. Mesquite is our most robust pellet flavor. It’s great for game meats and pulled pork. Oak is an all-around flavor enhancer, boosting everything from beef, to chicken. See our pellet guide for more details.

Where are Traeger grills made?

Traeger wood pellet grills are manufactured at facilities in China and Vietnam. Traeger all-natural pellets are made in the USA from premium American hardwoods.

WHERE CAN I BUY A TRAEGER GRILL?

You can get a Traeger delivered right to your front door via our store or you can shop at thousands of retailers worldwide.

CAN I BUY A TRAEGER GRILL IN A RETAIL STORE?

Yes, you can find a Traeger Grill in big box stores like Ace Hardware and Home Depot. We also have a massive network of local dealers throughout the United States that carry everything from grills, and pellets, to accessories, apparel, rubs, and sauces.

HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR SHIPPING?

This is dependent on the size of the grill, but most all grills ship with $50 flat rate shipping. However, you can always search for a local dealer on our website, save on shipping, and pick it up today.

How Often Do I Need to Buy Pellets?

A bag of pellets lasts about as long as a propane tank does for a gas grill. It really comes down to the variables, like the temperature your cooking at, what types of food you’re Traegering, and even the weather. Just know that more pellets are used to fuel the fire at higher temps, than at lower cooking temperatures.

How much is a Traeger grill?

Traeger grills fit a wide range of budgets and lifestyles, with everything from small, portable wood-fired grills to large models outfitted with cutting-edge outdoor cooking technology and premium features. Check out our grills here.

DO YOU HAVE FINANCING AVAILABLE?

We have 0% financing available through Affirm, so you can make simple and affordable monthly payments.

Are Traeger grills worth it?

Traeger wood pellet grills offer real, delicious wood-fired flavor that you can’t get from other conventional grills. They also offer the versatility to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, & BBQ all on one grill, and Set-It & Forget-It® controls make them as easy to use as an oven. Traeger grills also maintain consistent temperatures and circulate smoke and heat evenly to give you perfect results every time you cook.

WHY ARE TRAEGER PELLET GRILLS SO EXPENSIVE?

All Traeger's feature patented craftsmanship, premium materials, and industry-leading technology. All of our grills go through a vigorous testing process by our team of engineers. This ensures the highest quality of craftsmanship, performance, and wood-fired flavor in the world.

With our financing options, there’s an option for everyone to join Traeger’s wood-fired revolution.

CAN I RETURN THE GRILL EASILY IF I DON'T LIKE IT?

We have a vision of a new kind of landscape: a Traeger on every porch with a beer can chicken roasting away until crispy on the outside and perfectly juicy on the inside. We stand behind everything we sell and hope your purchase is the beginning of a lifelong obsession with gathering around the grill.

If you’re not satisfied, you can return your order for an exchange or full refund of the purchase price within 45 days. For products purchased directly from our authorized dealers, their return policy applies – please contact them directly for more information.