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Traeger Lil' Tex Elite Pellet Grill

75% Positive Reviews
Rated #10 in Pellet Smokers


Pros: Price, Temperature Control, Reliability

Cons: Not Weatherproof in Portland Oregon

I purchased one of the very early Traeger Lil' Tex models about 20 years ago. It was the first pellet grill I had ever seen and I fell in love instantly. Over time I added a digital thermometer to replace the "Smoke - Low - Medium - High" controllers.  Then I added an expansion hopper for more pellets.

I still use it today. Temperature controls works within 10 degrees of set temperature even in pouring down rain (like today) or in November for my smoked turkey for Thanksgiving.

Over the past 20 years I have gone through 3 or 4 BMWs, 2 refrigerators in the kitchen, two RVs, and a lot of power tools. But my Traeger just keeps on going.


Pros: Pellet Stove

Cons: Inferior Components | Difficult to Heat Over 400 Degrees

Owned a Traeger Lil' Tex for about a year and a half, and finally gave it away. Had to replace differenr modules about once a month. Regularly blew electrical circut. The long pellet auger bent and needed replacing.

Replaced it with a RecTec, and have had no problems. The differences in dedign and material are amazing.


Pros: Heats quickly, hold temp well, uses little electricity, easy to clean

Cons: none

I got the Jr as a Christmas present but I felt it was too small. I contacted a local dealer and he was willing to let me trade it in for the Little Tex Elite. I also bought the grill cover and the thermal blanket.

This is an awesome grill, I use it at least 4 times a month. I have used it more since I bought it then I did my old grill in the last 2 years. I have cooked butts, ribs, chicken, burgers, brats I even used it to make meatloaf and meatballs for spaghetti. You have to remember to vacuum out the fire pot regularly or it will not heat properly.


Pros: Keeps a steady temp range, awesome flavor of hardwoods smoked into meat, easy cleanup and no charcoal mess, uses very little power

Cons: Takes some work to get higher temps than 450, doesn't sear naturally

I bought the Traeger a couple of weeks ago and got around to smoking with it today. Smoked a 4 pound brisket, some Baby Backs and some St. Louis spare ribs, as well as lobster tail and sweet potatoes. Holy cow, the flavor of the meats (I used Hickory) was UNBELIEVABLE. So moist and tasty. Works just like they advertise (set it and forget it.) Really low maintenance, and I don't have to babysit it. I'm loving this thing already. I've read about some of the quality issues they've had earlier with their transition to foreign manufacturing, and mine is pretty solid all the way through. 

Traeger Lil' Tex Elite Pellet Grill

Traeger Lil' Tex Elite Pellet GrillDon't let the name fool you, the Lil' Tex Elite will have you cooking for the big leagues. The Elite is a stylish twist on the Lil' Tex Grill and features a 418-square-inch primary cooking area offering up to 20,000 BTUs. The 19" x 22" cooking surface features a porcelain coated grilling grate, an EZ drain grease system, a multi-position, digital LED thermostat, and upgraded wheels for easy mobility.Made of durable 20-gauge steel, powder coated in black with bronze powder-coated accents, this grill features an automatic convection blower and auger system that feeds pellets into the firepot for consistent heating. Simply set your desired temperature and let the Traeger do the cooking for you. The indirect heat, along with the eco-friendly wood pellets, allow for versatile and healthy grilling, smoking, baking, and roasting. This Lil' Tex Elite Grill also includes an electronic auto-start ignition that provides a no-hassle grilling experience, and requires a standard 110 volt electric outlet to operate.View the full Traeger Lil' Tex Elite Pellet Grill Collection hereFeatures:418 sq. in. primary cooking area 19" x 22" cooking surface Up to 20,000 BTUs 20-gauge steel construction Powder coated finish Wood pellet grill Internal pellet hopper Digital LED thermostat Electronic auto-start ignition EZ drain grease system Porcelain coated grilling grate Smoke exhaust Four wheel design Requires standard 110 volt electric outlet 3-year warranty Model: BBQ07E

FeatureWood pellet electrical BBQ grill Features a drip pan for easy clean up LED multi positional digital thermostat control Upgraded rubber coated wheels Durable powder coat finish that encompasses the outside of the grill
TitleTraeger Lil' Tex Elite Pellet Grill
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Package Weight131.7 pounds
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