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Traeger Industries, Inc. Timberline 850

Average User Rating:
3/5,
By:
Traeger Industries, Inc.
  • Starting at the core with a pill-shaped barrel, double-wall stainless steel interior, and airtight lid gasket. Grill more with the three-tier stainless steel grates, and cook it all 20% faster* thanks to the new TRU Convection® system. Adjust your grill from the couch, or across town, with The Timberline’s WiFIRE® controller. It lets you to kick up the smoke, set timers and change or hold set temperatures from 165°F to 500°F within +/- 5°F** all from your phone via the Traeger App. 850 sq. in. grilling areaMeat ProbeTraeger Downdraft Exhaust® systemSuper Smoke & Keep Warm modeStainless steel side shelf with hooksEasily holds 38 burgers | 6 chickens | 54 hot dogs | 9 rib racksPerfectly compliments Magnetic Bamboo Cutting Board

Recent User Reviews

  1. utah smoker
    1/5,
    "Burnback Soot Nightmare"
    Pros - Wifi and App Control
    Cons - Soot maker, Auger burnback and jamming issues, temperature control.
    I was on a waiting list to get my Timberline 1300. Now having owned it 6 weeks, It has become a $2000 paperweight that occupies space on my deck. Avoid this grill, Traeger likes to tout their world class customer service. Don't buy into it. This grill has more problems than you can imagine. Google Timberline issues and buckle up. Save your money, buy another brand.
  2. submariner
    5/5,
    "Great smoker and much more"
    Value:
    4/5,
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Ease of Use:
    5/5,
    Heat Control:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 29, 2017
    Purchase Price:
    1699.00
    Pros - So many but it has a all new design from old Traegers and incorporated everything people had complained about the older models
    Cons - None so far. Hardest part was unpacking it from the box. They really really packed this thing to protect it.
    I started years ago with a offset smoker and then in 2013 moved to a Traeger lil Tex elite.  Loved it but still was looking for that next step.  Well it is here. The Timberline has so many upgrades it is hard to list them all.  The WIFI controller allows you to control the entire process from your smart phone.  The new SUPER Smoke setting really puts the smoke to the meat at temps 225 and below.   Three racks in the smoker give plenty of room for everything.  The bottom grate can be repositioned lower to give a sear platform.  No smokestack just a outlet on the back of the unit for the smoke.  It easily hits 500 degrees and temps vary only a few degrees.  It has a cool down cycle.  You can select cooking recipes via the app on your phone and the unit knows the times and temps automatically.  It has a built in meat temp probe that is easy to use.  I am sure there is a ton more I am not listing.  I am very happy with this new smoker and have had some great cooks so far with it.  No flame outs or error codes or temp variations.  It even has a side chute to empty the pellet hopper when you want to change pellet types.  The fan in this unit is a variable speed fan unlike the older models.  The fan is what gives the close temperature control.  

User Comments

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  1. utah smoker
    Well said, Dannos.
    I REALLY want to like this smoker, I love the fact that it does't have the smoke stack and as you said it is a beautiful unit. Perhaps I have a lemon. 
  2. utah smoker
  3. dannos
    I have one the first Timberline 1300s to hit the market. An overall comment on the Timberline series from me is "Inconsistent".  Some owners have had no problems, others have had nothing but problems and there are many owners in between the extremes.  Traeger did a disservice in pushing this new grill series out the door before they had been fully (or even partially) tested.  That would have been OK if it was a low-tech stick burner, but the Timberline series is a far cry from that.  The root of most of the problems with both the 1300 and the 850 has been the controller, which has upgradable software via wifi (home network).  Traeger is currently on software version 3, which has fixed most problems with the 1300 series but seems to have created a glitch on the 850s that did not previously exist.  As with most machines, if you buy the newest, hi-tech item, you get the break-in problems.  The Timberline series is no different.  When they finally get the controller tweaked and the issues with augers being too long and fan shrouds that need to be removed on the 1300s, these should be really sweet smokers.  They are easy to use and produce excellent food.  They also incorporate most of the features that Traeger owners have been asking about for years. They are beautiful, albeit expensive smokers.  I don't know that I'd recommend buying one until sometime in 2018.  By that time, Traeger will have likely fixed their quality control items (augers, fan shrouds, etc...) and software issues (controller).  They may end up separating the 850 and 1300 with unique software if new updates continue to affect the models differently.  Will software version 4 be the "last fix"?  We'll see.
     
    Thank goodness I still have my trusty Texas model that is always ready to pick up the load if the Timberline has a glitch.  Hoping the Texas gathers dust at some point in the future and the Timberline becomes the smoker that I was promised.