Originally Posted by shlongstar
Nice they're fixing it.
I myself have been debating getting a Traeger, and was gonna pull the trigger on one this weekend at a local Costco Traeger Roadshow... but I've been reading a lot about problems with the China-made models, that it's making me reconsider.
This grill just costs way too much to have so many manufacturing problems!
I MIGHT still get one though because of Costco's great return policies.
I bought this thing back in December and have done quite a bit of smoking on it without any major issues. Smoked many a fatty, a turkey, chicken out the wazoo, snack sticks, a pork butt, brisket, a couple roasts, cheese, various nuts...and even used it for baked goods such as pizza, cinnamon rolls, casseroles, etc. and have probably ran 120# of pellets through it. I guess I would consider myself fairly lucky the only problem I have ran into is paint peeling off.
If it wasn't for the fact it is still under warranty, I would have just bead blasted it and had the powder coat redone. Even though it's built in China...it's still one of the better smoker's I've ever had. Would I rather buy American built...you bet I would, but it is what it is and I'd like to thank the PRC for some damn tasty grub...