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Traeger Lil' Tex Elite Pellet Grill Reviews

Positive Reviews

kseaberg

Awesome grill

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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.

Negative Reviews

Dan Clements

Very Poorly Made

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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.

More Reviews

jasondominy

This is truly a great all-around smoker.

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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. 
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