Why Cook with Traeger?
Taste! Food coming off a Traeger grill simply tastes better… It is just that simple! In fact, most people purchase Traeger products because they have already tasted the Traeger difference at a backyard BBQ at a friend’s house or at a Traeger demonstration at a local business. But be careful – once you taste it, you’ll be hooked…
Ease! With the Traeger auto-start system, just turn the grill on, set your temperature and let your Traeger do the work. No hassles, just professional results. You will be amazed at how simple award winning BBQ can be with Traeger. And cleanup is a snap. Just change the aluminum foil on the angled drip pan and empty the drippings bucket.
Green! Traeger grills are the environmentally responsible way of cooking outdoors! Every Traeger grill is fueled by food-grade hardwood pellets. This is the source of the fuel and the flavor. The pellets are made from 100% pure wood sawdust and have a 99% burn rate. This means low and lower carbon footprint. Not to mention that replacing fossil based fuels (propane and charcoal) with renewable natural wood makes better BBQ. You can taste the difference!
Health and Safety! Utilizing an indirect cooking system, Traeger grills prepare food in a way that reduces fat and reduces the burning or charring of meats that can transform amino acids and other natural substances in foods into carcinogens. With flavorful wood as a fuel there is no need to worry about gas or the nasty effects of charcoal.
$$ Savings $$ – With Traeger grills you can buy less-expensive cuts of meat and get amazing results. Talk about savings! And when you do splurge on that expensive cut of meat, you know that your Traeger grill will make it taste even better. No need to worry about destroying the main course due to a flare-up. Traeger grills eliminate all of the hassles that come with operating a fossil-based propane or charcoal fuel. Now you can use renewable and flavorful hardwood as a fuel at about the same operating cost as propane or charcoal.
How it works
Wood pellet grills use an auger that moves the hardwood pellets from the hopper to the fire pot underneath the grill. The higher the set temperature, the more pellets are dispensed into the auger. Once in the fire pot, a hot rod ignites the pellets creating a fire, then a fan stokes the fire creating convection heat to evenly cook your food in the grill. A drip tray sits over the fire pot, keeping the direct flames off your food while catching food drippings to help prevent flare-ups.
Digital electronic controls make setting your grill as easy as setting your oven, all it takes is the turn of a dial. Traeger grills use Advanced Grilling Logic® to ensure that you get consistent temperatures throughout your cook, and some models even offer Smoke Science technology. This increases smoke production within the grill when you use the Super Smoke mode function, and ensures your grill only uses the highest quality smoke, thin blue smoke, for optimal flavor.