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Traeger Industries, Inc. Texas Grill BBQ075

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Pros: put the meat in it and forget about it

Cons: traeger pellets arent that great

This smoker rocks ! The only thing I would suggest to anyone who has one is to try different pellets..My neighbor has me hooked on the bbq delight pellets and i drive darn near 2 hours to get them..I upgraded to the digital thermostat its the 180 degree ..

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Cons: Extreme temperature swings at various "P Settings", uses excessive amount of pellets, not very sturdy

Purchased the Traeger from Costco about six months ago.  After following the manual I could not get a reasonably stable temperature.  The temperature swings were between 55° and 75° depending on the "P Setting".  When I called Traeger Tech I was told to change the "P Setting" to a higher setting.  The next smoking session I called the Tech department and the tech told me I needed to go back to the original setting.  Eventually, after a couple of more smokes I called Traeger again and requested a new temperature probe and controller.  After saying they needed to tell me some more "P Setting" adjustments I gave up on Traeger.

Last week I returned the Traeger to Costco for a full refund including the two bags of pellets I purchased when I purchased the Traeger.

Now I am going back to my $75.00 close out smoker I purchased from Academy.  The smoker does a good job of smoking but I thought I needed the versatility of the Traeger that they claim is possible.  I will never know as I no longer own a Traeger.

After I do more research on smokers I will decide if the cost of a new smoker is worth the outlay.

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Pros: Pellets that are made from real wood (hardwoods), a convection like fan that keeps the temp perfect, digital heat adjuster, put it in and go play golf

Cons: None so far. Absolutely love it and it is the best out there. It can make any new person to smoking an expert in no time.

I  believe this is the best and easiest smoker on the market for most people.  Let's face it.  Smoking can be a lot of work and there are a lot of potential hazards when smoking.  Traeger has made it easy with the wood pellets and the system that basically monitors itself.  The pellets are automatically fed into the fire and between the auto feed and the fan, a a convection like of effect is created keeping the temperature perfect.  Here in Texas we really like to slow smoke.  Brisket and ribs are our preference and they have both been done to perfection on this system.  The pellets come in every type of flavor you can imagine.  I really like the pecan, oak and hickory. They also have Alderwood for a little less smoke flavor when you are doing something lighter like a salmon.  I highly recommend this.  One of the best purchases of my life and I have no regrets.

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Pros: Set it and forget it!!!

Cons: NONE

This smoker has changed my life. My wife thought I was crazy to spend 1000.00 for a 1st smoker.. NOW she wants to open a BBQ resturant. Having lots of fun and making the neighbors jealous! (what's that smell)

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Pros: Simple, effective, great taste

Cons: Cost and cost to operate/ painted finish

Purchased over a year ago; after 'pulling' an all nighter keeping my offset smoker stoked and smoking at 225 for a big party.  The Butts came out great but I was dragging all day.  Now I can set the temp and hit the rack myself...and wake up to some awesome food.  We went from Charcoal grill and vertical smoker and offset smoker and gas grill...to just the Traeger and Gas Grill (which is getting almost no use now).  Going to the beach for the day...set the smoker up with a water tray...and come home to delicious Ribs, butts, briskets, chicken etc.  Want to bake some cornbread or a fresh Pizza...this is your machine.  At higher setting it acts as a convection roaster...and does a great job.  I kept the gas grill to really be able to sear my steaks...but at this point...I typically just put them on the traeger at the highest setting...and they come out great; complete with the hint of smoke flavor (at high settings the unit smokes very little; which is a bit counter-intuitive until you really think about it).

 

Challenges:

Disappointed with the finish...I keep the grill covered when not in use...and the paint started to peel in just 6 months...after a year it has a great amount of peeling paint on edges...not what I would expect from at $1000 investment...I also had a problem with the electronic control in the first week...but Traeger was pretty good about getting me a replacement.  Finally...the cost of the pellets really add up if you use this as an oven/grill/roaster...It gets well over 400 degrees....but eats up a lot of pellets at $20 bucks a bag.  

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Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Not alot of smoke taste or ring

Overall a great investment. It's startup time and ease of use make it ideal for cold weather smoking. No longer need to babysit a firebox in 20 or below degree weather, and be to tired to enjoy the Que'd food after a 12-14 hour smoke. Unlike the wood smoker I started with the smoke ring seems smaller and the full wood flavor is not the same, but that is a small price to pay for the ease of use, controlled temps, and the naps I can enjoy while waiting for the food, and not babysitting a stubborn firebox. Did change to another brand of pellets Bear Mountain which seem to produce more smoke and are about $7.00 cheaper a bag. I'd spend the money again in a heart beat...very pleased

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Wasnt "sure" when I bought it as I was wanting a high quality smoker. NOW That I have it  LUV IT!! Only real down point I can see is one spends 1000.00 for a cooker and gets a $ 3.00 set of cooking grates. Going to have a buddy of mine make me a stainless set. Mine has the digital thermostat and is my FAVORITE man toy since day one. TRY one.. you will NOT be disapointed.

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Pros: everything

Cons: tough to tailgate

The best money my wife ever let me spend

Traeger Industries, Inc. Texas Grill BBQ075
Description:

All natural wood pellets are poured into the hopper. When you push the On switch, the hot rod activates for about 4 minutes, igniting the pellets in the firepot. The auger automatically feeds pellets from the hopper to the firepot where convection air is added, acting like a miniature forge. Heat and wood smoke surround the food, resulting in fantastic taste. Drippings are channeled out of the cooking chamber into an external bucket for easy disposal. Flipping the 3 position switch to High allows you to grill. On Medium you can slow cook. The Smoke setting allows you to hot smoke food. In the Smoke mode, the grill delivers an even smoke to your food without having to tend the fire. Traeger gives you the convenience of gas, the flavor of real wood. Grill area 646 sq. in. (36'' x 18''). 20 lb. pellet hopper capacity. Stainless steel grill door and hopper lid. Features easy to read dome thermometer, viper casters, and viper wheels. 36,000 BTU hour. 165 lb. unit weight. 49'' H. x 59'' W. x 22'' D. unit dimensions. 49'' H. x 41'' W. x 25'' D. boxed dimensions. 3 speed smoker control system. 50W 120V electrical. 15 minute assembly time.

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DetailValue
BrandTraeger
EAN0942633000159
FeatureTemperature Control: Standard 3-speed
LabelTraeger Industries, Inc.
ManufacturerTraeger Industries, Inc.
ModelBBQ075
MPNBBQ075
Product GroupKitchen
Product Type NameHOME_BED_AND_BATH
PublisherTraeger Industries, Inc.
StudioTraeger Industries, Inc.
TitleTraeger Industries, Inc. BBQ075 Pellet Grill
UPC942633000159
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