To me there is no comparison to a "Traeger".
Not to blow my own horn but you can do everything from smoking to grilling steaks and even baking cookies or bisquits. I have had mine for over 3 years and not "1 problem". It smokes using 100 percent wood pellets with a very wide variety of wood flavors, hickory, maple, apple, cherry, etc. The pellets are not expensive, about $19.00 for a 20 pound bag. These smokers are pretty much set it and forget it, very little to do except fill the pellet hopper and set the temp you want it at. Depending on the temp you set it at a full hopper will go for many hours without you having to add more. I suggest if you get one to get the digital control with it and you can set it for precise temps from 180 degrees all the way to 450 degrees. I don't even use my propane grill anymore, I do my steaks and burgers on my Traeger and the taste is fantastic. I have done smokes with outside temps at -16 below 0 and still no problems. No, I don't work for Traeger (lol) and I'm pretty hard on giving a thumbs up on products but I can't say enough good things about a Traeger.
Check out there website (especially the video with Terry Bradshaw and Jay Leno..."funny" on the right side where it says consumer) and all the things they offer. They are worth every penny!!!!!
Here's the link: http://www.traegergrills.com/?gclid=...FRcXIwodykaQ-A