Your Traeger doesn't need to hibernate all Winter. When the weather dips below freezing, throw on a Thermal Insulation Blanket and get your smoke on. It’s heat resistant and acts as a buffer between the elements and your grill, which reduces the amount of fuel needed to compensate for freezing outdoor temperatures.
Insulation Blankets are a great way to help your grill maintain temp in colder climates; however, they are not meant to be used year-round.
We recommend only using an Insulation Blanket when the ambient temperature is 30° F (-1°C) or lower. Insulation blankets should also only be used when the grill's temperature is 350 degrees or lower. If you are planning a cook in temperatures above freezing or a cook that requires the grill to be set higher than 350 degrees, remove the insulation blanket, as this could cause damage to the grill and the blanket, and in some cases, fire.
The Traeger Insulation Blanket is custom-designed to fit only specific grills. Since some higher-end grill models are engineered with more insulating technology, those grills do not require extra help to maintain their internal temperature.
See the chart below to see if your grill model has a compatible Insulation Blanket.
Lil Texas Elite 22
Texas Elite 34