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.