All of GMG’s like of product lines like the Daniel Boone and Jim Bowie come with similar features. In fact, the Daniel Boone will always be a better alternative to the Davy Crockett. However, the Daniel Boone line isn’t winning any spot in our budget pick due to its higher price tag. With its build and quality, it does become one of our honorable mentions, if not the pick; and the Davy Crockett continues to be the top choice for the grillers on budget.

Cleaning up after grilling is every cook’s dreaded part of the process, but this pellet grill simplifies that. Its warming rack comes with a patented ash-catcher system, the Ash Can Cleanout System, that allows for an easier cleanup of the unit. Additionally, it also features a grease drip disposal system that comes with a bucket. You won’t have to waste precious time cleaning up afterward!
The hopper is equipped with a drain to empty pellets if the grill will be stored for a long time or to change to a different wood. The drain chute is identical to the grease drain chute on the opposite side and one can hang a bucket on the chute to catch the pellets. The chute is opened via a pull out knob. Although there is a sliding vertical tab to hold the knob in place it cannot be effectively locked and easily popped open every time we removed the cover, sending pellets all over the deck. The problem was exacerbated by the tight fitting cover which was not designed to accommodate the large, optional Sear Box. We ended up taping the knob shut.
The chimney and chimney cap are bolted in position at the rear of the grill, although it should be noted that the height of the cap should be adjusted depending on the season. In summer the gap should be 1-1.5 inches and during winter months it should only be 1/2 inch. This helps control the heat within the grill when the lid is closed and keeps the wind from getting in and lowering temperatures.
We are going to take the guess work out of it for you. Here at Grills Forever we have seared, smoked and grilled on grill after grill so you can have the latest information on what smokers are the best pellet smoker grills. Pellet smokers can sear and cook the most delicious foods, they are easy to control and convenient to use. We took all these features and more into consideration while compiling the top 10 wood pellet smokers.
One accessory which most BBQ cooks like to have is a warming rack so that they can keep food warm until it is ready to be put on their guests’ plates. Thankfully, the Woodwind grill comes supplied with a warming rack which measures 24 inches by 6 inches so there’s room on it for plenty of food waiting to be served up. If the rack is not required, it can easily be removed.
Normally you will get 1- 3 years of warranty for the top pellet smokers from different companies. Traeger will serve you with a 3-year warranty while Camp Chef will give you only 1 year of warranty. Considered this the safe period for your pellet grill, so take advantage. If you own a top quality smoker then you may need not to think of any replacement within 5 years of buying.

When you invite friends and family for a barbecue you want to cook the best food possible. At the heart of ensuring your steaks, chicken, and ribs, are cooked to perfection is your grill, which can be the difference between a hit BBQ or a phone call to the local takeaway for a delivery. Forget that call and consider cooking with the Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill with Sear Box, which lets you roast, bake, grill, smoke, braise, and sear to perfection. But it also has lots more to offer as you are about to find out.
The Woodwind SG, now at RC Willey, doesn’t just make grilling easier—it also makes it more delicious. Use the new Slide and Grill Technology for an even more diverse grilling experience by grilling on direct flame. Your Woodwind SG is fueled by premium hardwood pellets that generate heat and smoke—infusing your food with a savory wood fire taste that’ll make your taste buds sing. The Woodwind houses our largest hopper capacity meaning you can cook fall-off-the-bone ribs, even longer. With grill temperature settings from 160°F to 500°F and the included Sear Box that reaches up to 900° F, you can achieve perfect results, whether you’re grilling, smoking, baking, roasting, braising, barbecuing, or even searing. And when you’re finished cooking, cleanup is a breeze with our patented Ash Cleanout System.
Everyone has a different standard when it comes to features. Some individuals will enjoy a modest grill without a million tech features, while others will want the best and brightest tech on the market. Of course, many will fall somewhere in between. Some of the features to keep an eye on that will make grilling easier include Wi-Fi, programmable meat probes, and direct grilling options.
Hey David, Is there a particular reason why the Grilla grills interest you? I tend to find they’re great smokers, just expensive for what they are. If you’re working with limited space (say smoking on a condo balcony) then the Grilla models vertical footprint can make all the difference between having a smoker or not. But for the price, and for a standard model smoker, the Traeger models tend to be better all around.
If you're serious about meat, this is the pellet grill for you. The SmokePro LUX Pellet Grill and Smoker has a whopping total of 8...75 sq. in. of cooking space for you to work with, giving you the room to cook anything and any quantity you need. We've kept all of the same great features for the home griller to simplify the smoking process, like a digital temperature display and a simple setting control panel. Let the grill do the work for you as the pellet auger feeds the perfect amount of wood to your fire box. Our Smart Smoke Technology ensures the maximum amount of smoke and, therefore, the best flavor around. Add to all this our exclusive ash cleanout system, and you're running out of reasons not to buy this pellet grill. Color: Black. read more
REC TEC RT-680 Wood Pellet Grill – There are a lot of similarities between the SmokePro SGX and this REC TEC pellet smoker including digital temperature controls, hooded design, rollaway wheels and variable temperature settings. The REC TEC RT-680 model boasts a massive 40lb hopper capacity, so it can cook for long hours before needing to be refueled. However, it still lacks hopper & ash clean out as well as direct flame heating that sets the SmokePro SGX ahead of the pack

Set it and forget it. It does not require you to stay while the food is being cooked as you can set a timer and temperature so you can do other things, like prepare the side dishes or drink beer with friends while the grill is doing its job. Most pellet grills use electronic controls to regulate the grilling according to your preferences. You have a choice to choose the level of smoke aside from choosing your desired temperature.
Much like having two pellet grills in one unit, the woodwind offers barbecuing enthusiast great flexibility thanks to its included sear box. With this accessory, you’ll be able to sear hamburgers, chicken breasts steak, and more. The sear box is a made of enamel-coated cast iron and uses LPG fuel, which makes it easy to fire up. You’ll have to purchase the propane burner separately, but Camp Chef includes the tank holder in the package.

Pellet Pro Deluxe 770 – With 770square inches of rack space, this Pellet Pro unit is not as large as the SmokePro SGX when it comes to cooking space but its 35lb hopper is quite big. Its push button digital temperature controls are much more intuitive than the twist dial found on most Camp Chef units. Still, this unit lacks some of the innovative features that the SmokePro SGX offers.
Pellet grills come in various sizes from the portable types for tailgating to the extra-large units for commercial use. If you are someone who wants to be able to take your smoker on the go, be it camping, partying or any other event you’ll want something that’s easy to lift and has wheels to facilitate movement. If you have lots of parties and gatherings at home, then you might want something bigger. Its all up to what your needs are.

Jeff, I have owned my Woodwind for 2 years now and love it. I had an issue with the controller that caused the auger to keep feeding pellets into the pot it caught fire once. I called customer service, they sent me a new controller- no questions asked! Phenomenal customer service! My only complaint is the fan blows so hard- there is ash everywhere.

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The Sense-Mate feature is another one of the best additions to this smoker: it is a thermal sensor system that monitors and reads the internal temperature of the grill within 5ºF of the actual temperature! Once you set your desired temperature using its digital controls, the Sense-Mate technology reads and monitors the temperature, while displaying it on the LCD display. Sense-Mate makes sure that heat is kept at a constant temperature, so whether you are cooking at 150ºF or 550ºF, you can rest assured that your meats will be evenly cooked.
Auger Making Weight Noises: It’s usually indicating a problem with the motor that’s responsible for rotating the augers. Under such circumstances, you would be left with no other choice than to replace the motor completely. Since the motors and augers are usually packaged together, this can get quite expensive. In such scenarios, it’s better to let it make noises and run for as long as it would serve you before going to replace it. However, once that problem occurs, you’d often find the auger not feeding the pellets at the expected rate and thus, the desired temperature might not be reached in some cases.
REC TEC RT-680 Wood Pellet Grill – There are a lot of similarities between the SmokePro SGX and this REC TEC pellet smoker including digital temperature controls, hooded design, rollaway wheels and variable temperature settings. The REC TEC RT-680 model boasts a massive 40lb hopper capacity, so it can cook for long hours before needing to be refueled. However, it still lacks hopper & ash clean out as well as direct flame heating that sets the SmokePro SGX ahead of the pack

The first thing we have to understand is the anatomy of a pellet smoker. Check the related section on this page to get the idea. Once we know which part goes where, the bigger battle will be won. Next, we’re going to have to be able to analyze the problem if we are to solve it. What seems to be the issue? Are the pellets not lighting up? Are the pellets getting stuck and not working properly? Weird noises coming out from the hopper? Are foods not cooking well? Let’s take a look at these problems and how to solve them:

The main grill area measures 19.5″ by 22″ so at the heart of your cooking area there is plenty of room for you to cook several different foods. In addition to this, there is a smoking/warming rack which adds a further 6″ by 24″ so in total you have a mammoth 570 square inches of cooking racks, so you can cater for even the biggest of family gatherings.
The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.
For wood pellet grills, it is essential that they come with the best possible temperature control system. The Smart Grill™, coupled together with the auto-lighting feature and a temperature range of 180 to 500 F in 5 degree increments makes it even better. The fire pot has a blower fan along with heat deflector that helps prevent hot spots on the meat being cooked.

Hey David, Is there a particular reason why the Grilla grills interest you? I tend to find they’re great smokers, just expensive for what they are. If you’re working with limited space (say smoking on a condo balcony) then the Grilla models vertical footprint can make all the difference between having a smoker or not. But for the price, and for a standard model smoker, the Traeger models tend to be better all around.
When we tested the “Traeger BBQ 155.01 Bronze Tailgater”, we discovered that this grill has a very common pellet jamming problem. After a couple of cooking sessions, we found ourselves constantly checking the wood chip tray to make sure the feed was not jammed and that there was enough smoke in the cabinet. An issue like this makes grilling inconvenient, and repairs in the long run will cost even more than the extra $40 to $50 you will spend on this smoker as opposed to our Best Budget Pick.
PG24 by Camp Chef is the best choice for any expert smoker. Its reasonable price and amazing features make it a good prolonged investment. It comes with lots of nifty features that facilitate, smoking, grilling and searing in your backyard. For all these reasons, in our pellet smoker review, we consider this smoker as the top choice for the serious BBQ buffs.
Beef: For ground beef items such as patties and pies, the ideal temperature would be 250 F. If trying to smoke some steak, we’d suggest 225 F. For both these temperatures, the food should be allowed to cook for around 1 hour to 1 and a half, depending on your preferred doneness. Alternately, for steaks, you can reduce the temperature further, increasing the cooking time for more tender but less juicy results.
Be the grill master at your next tailgating party with the Campchef Portable BBQ Grill. The portable size, convenient locking lid,... and carry handle help you move the grill from tailgate to barbecue. Using propane fuel, the grill can be hooked up to a portable propane canister or even a 20lb propane tank. Nickle plated grates, as well as porcelain coating on the base of the grill and a removable grease tray make clean up fast and easy once the grilling is over. read more
This burnished bronze 60,000-BTU propane barbeque gas grill has 666 square inches of total cooking space. It features four stainle...ss steel straight burner tubes, a stainless steel side burner, two cast iron enameled cooking grates, four steel enameled heat tents, a steel wire-enameled warming rack, a bronze metallic lid assembly with a double-wall liner to retain heat, cast aluminum end caps for stability, a temperature gauge with a decor ring and an electronic start push-button ignition. read more

With a Camp Chef pellet grill, you can bring professional wood-fired flavors right to your back patio. Grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and barbecue on one grill, all with the touch of a dial. Enjoy the temperature control and smoke output of our Smart Smoke Technology, as well as the easy Ash Cleanout system you won’t find anywhere else. Shop from our selection below, and become the grill master you were born to be.

PID Controller–PID Controllers (Proportional Integral Derivative) are devices that most of the grill manufactures don’t fully utilize yet. They can be found as a separate device attached to the grills if you’re handy enough, but all the manufacturers aren’t fully considering them yet. Using a PID controller, you can accurately maintain the temperature while cooking and ensure that the food is cooked automatically to perfection without much supervision.

Capable of producing ribs that are so tender that meat practically falls off the bone, we would say this Camp Chef pellet grill has it in the bag as far as performance is concerned. It uses an advanced digital temperature chip to keep not just temperature but also flow of smoke at a steady pace. This translates to juicy tender grilled meats and some of the best-flavored smoked meats out there.
Because I like to learn from my mistakes I decided to go with the Camp Chef Woodwind grill with Searbox and I couldn't be more pleased! I now have a single grill that will truly smoke, grill, bake, and sear! In fact, my wife and I meal prep on it! We can use the Searbox to quickly grill our chicken (4-5 minutes) while smoking pork tenderloin! Culinary multi-tasking! Gotta love that!
The exterior of this pellet grill smoker is made of a durable and high-temperature resistant powder coat finishing, along with stainless steel handles. It has 4 tool hooks as well as large shelves on its sides and bottom to be more functional. Its lid stoppers are fail-proof and help lock and secure the lid firmly. Moreover, its hopper lid can be used as an additional warming surface. This lid also comes with handles that allow you to grip more easily.
We have already mentioned this product in our review once and we’re talking about it again. Whenever you are thinking of Green Mountain Grills, Daniel Boone should always be your first choice; it’s simply the best among the GMG products. Due to having other products at much lower prices with the same features, we could not include Daniel Boone in this review. We have, however, included the Davy Crockett in our review as our Budget Pick.
The grill is plated with beautiful stainless steel that gives the grill a refined and impressive look. The huge cooking area includes 570 square inches of surface area. That’s enough to hold 20 burgers or 4 rib racks! It also contains a second warming rack and bottom shelf that provides the grill stability and extra storage. This version comes with a sear box that can reach temperature of up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit, which caramelizes your food. There’s a cheaper version without a sear box that costs around $200 less if a sear box isn’t a necessity for you. Additionally, the legs are built with extreme thickness giving the grill a grounded base. The caster wheels add portability to the grill so you can find that perfect place in the backyard.
Yes, no one likes to read the instruction manual. But there are many advantages of learning the specifics of your grill and reading the manual is key. Generally, you should not use water to clean your pellet smoker, so keep your hose pipe far away. These smokers have digital controllers, a motorized auger, a fan and an igniter rod for the fire pot. These parts will get destroyed if they come into contact with water. You should gently dry scrub the dirt off these parts, making sure not to disassemble any parts. Cleaning the thermostat will also prove to be essential; otherwise, it may read internal temperatures inaccurately.
Most old timers will tell you that a buildup of soot and grease will improve the taste of your food. This does not prove true, in fact, it’s not good for you and can even be dangerous. At Grills Forever we want your grilling experience to represent a safe one. Therefore, before any cooking session, always clean your grill to optimize its performance and prevent any off-flavors. Check the grease pans or collectors before smoking, because the collector could be full and over flow, starting a fire. If there is a grease chute, then clean it for sure.
People will always love barbecue and enjoy having new ways to cook it. There are many great companies out there who offer pellet smokers for beginners all the way up to experts. This type of smoker is gaining popularity, which likely means more features will be coming as time passes. Hopefully, until then, you can find a unit that fits your needs by perusing this list.
Many other features, like its automatic control and built-in meat probe have made us select this smoker as the top one in our pellet smoker review. And the most amazing fact is the price. In the price range (see the price here), we never thought that we could get all these features and benefits. We took all the top smokers into considerations like the Rec Tec smokers, but this PG24 by Camp Chef can beat all through its performance and affordability.
With a temperature probe for meat inside the chamber, this allows you to keep an eye on the temperature of your meat without opening the grill. Nothing ruins a brisket or roast faster than the grill who constantly fiddles with the meat on the grill. Opening the chamber lets the heat out and that can quickly make for some tough meat. This handy feature takes the guess work out of how ready your meal is.
Once it reaches the ideal temperature, it uses an Internal Temperature Sensor to maintain it throughout the cooking process. Forget about checking on the status of your grilling every few minutes, this unit makes sure your food is cooked thoroughly and evenly — no babysitting needed here! This way, you can enjoy your time with your friends, which is what a BBQ party should be.
Hi Jeff I also recently purchased the woodwind and have not been as lucky as you with performance. I was get wild temp swings +/- 40 degrees which they initially attributed to damp pellets. They sent me new ones and still the same issue. They then sent me a new burn cup as mine had a longer holder for the hot rod which was forcing pellets to the side. My temp swings are now only about 20 on both sides however I noticed the middle of the grill when measured with maverick is about 20 degrees hotter than the controller. Do you get the same temp readings?
This burnished bronze 60,000-BTU propane barbeque gas grill has 666 square inches of total cooking space. It features four stainle...ss steel straight burner tubes, a stainless steel side burner, two cast iron enameled cooking grates, four steel enameled heat tents, a steel wire-enameled warming rack, a bronze metallic lid assembly with a double-wall liner to retain heat, cast aluminum end caps for stability, a temperature gauge with a decor ring and an electronic start push-button ignition. read more

Enjoy the savory flavor of smoky BBQ with all of your favorite meats. Camp Chef's innovative Pellet Grill and Smoker Deluxe simpli...fies the process of smoking. Digital heat control automatically feeds pellets to maintain temperatures and infuse that satisfying taste. With the push of a button you can check cooking temperature or internal meat temperature. A grease drain system and removable ash can conveniently collect waste for easy clean up. A stainless steel design embellishes this grill to reflect its superior cooking abilities. Full cooking range from low to high smoke or 160 to over 400 degrees. Discover the real secret of award winning BBQ, low and slow smoking. read more
We are going to take the guess work out of it for you. Here at Grills Forever we have seared, smoked and grilled on grill after grill so you can have the latest information on what smokers are the best pellet smoker grills. Pellet smokers can sear and cook the most delicious foods, they are easy to control and convenient to use. We took all these features and more into consideration while compiling the top 10 wood pellet smokers.
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