I currently own a Traeger Texas. We have large family get together’s and I could use more grill space. I have been kicking around the idea of doing some catering since I have been kind of been doing smokes for folks here and there. That is not my main driver though.
I can buy a Texas for 1/2 the cost of the XL. That will give me another 645 sq. inches of grill. The XL looks much more sturdy with braced stand and more durable casters. It has 836 sq. inches of grill and 2 fireboxes.
That is all I know about the differences. I'm looking to hear from folks who own and operated them to provide information so I can make an informed decision. How much do they burn? Taste difference? Quality of smoked foods? Pros and cons etc.