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Traeger Texas Pellet Grill

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  • Traeger Texas Pellet Grill The classic Texas Grill is sure to never go out of style. This sleek grill was designed after the traditional Texas-style wood cookers and features a 646-square-inch primary cooking area that offers up to 36,000 BTUs over a 19" x 34" cooking surface. Features include a porcelain-coated grilling grate, an EZ drain grease system, a digital LED thermostat, and a four wheel design for easy mobility. Made of durable 20-gauge steel, powder coated in black with a bronze powder-coated accents, this grill uses an automatic convection blower and auger system that feeds wood pellets into the firepot for consistent heating. Simply set your desired temperature and let the Traeger do the cooking for you. The indirect heat, along with the eco-friendly wood pellets, allow for versatile and healthy grilling, smoking, baking, and roasting. This Lil' Tex Elite Grill also includes an electronic auto-start ignition that provides a no-hassle grilling experience, and requires a standard 110 volt electric outlet to operate.View the full Traeger Texas Pellet Grill Collection here Features: 646 sq. in. primary cooking area 19" x 34" cooking surface Up to 36,000 BTUs 20-gauge steel construction Powder coated finish Wood pellet grill Internal pellet hopper Digital LED thermostat Electronic auto-start ignition EZ drain grease system Porcelain coated grilling grate Smoke exhaust Four wheel design Requires standard 110 volt electric outlet 3-year warranty Model: BBQ075
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Recent User Reviews

  1. fairfield
    "Horrible Customer Service"
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    Sep 4, 2017
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    Pros - None
    Cons - Everything
    This was not my first Traeger Grill but it will be my last. Right from the get go the unit would not maintain heat control. Set it for 225 degrees and the unit will climb up to 375 degrees. Usually after about 2.5 to 3 hours the unit will shut down and you have to clean out all the un-burnt pellets and re-start the unit. Customer Service was even worst and were of no help at all.
  2. albell
    "Not what is advertised"
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    Apr 9, 2017
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    Pros - There are no pros
    Cons - Nothing but cons
    Wish I had read this site before purchasing my Traeger grill from Home Depot.  Luckily I was within the 90 days for returns.   Like other posts - the pellets would not feed into the hopper - I would have to constantly push them down.  The hopper is not beveled enough for them to  continually feed.   I could not leave it for more than one hour without manually feeding the hopper.  The temp also did not remain constant.

     The straw that broke the camel back was when trying to cook a pork butt and the fire kept going out.  Then at one time, there was so much smoke I could not even seen the grill.  Then the smoke was coming out of the hopper and not the grill.   Once I started it again,the  supposedly 250 degrees registered 400.  I could not get the temp down.  I called customer service and like other posts, they were of no help.  He was telling me I would have to dismantle the grill, clean out the hopper and fire box and try again.   He said "Sometimes the pellets  get stuck in the feeder and not get into the fire box".   SOMETIMES!!!!   How am I to clean out the feeder when the grill is hot.  I am also a single woman and trying to turn this grill upside down to dump out the hopper was not going to happen.  It finally took two of us (and one being a man) to get it cleaned out.   I was so frustrated by this time that I shut it all down and took it back to Home Depot.    This grill is nothing that they advertise.  The commercial stated you can go off and leave it cooking for hours - NOT....because once the pellets stop feeding, the temps drop.   What a waste of $500.  Way overpriced and way overstated.  Don't make my mistake.
  3. bigdumbjarhead
    "Lemon Traeger and ZERO help or caring from Traeger"
    Pros - looks nice before I turn it on
    Cons - Temps are all over the place, HORRIBLE customer service
    I purchased this grill on 5-05-2017-----so I purchased this grill (Tailgater in Blue) from my local ACE hardware and the temps are all over the place, so far I have e-mailed back and forth (3 different techs now)with their tech support and have received ZERO help, I guess their legendary service is not for my grill, I even went as far as watching my grill for 2 hours and I took down all of the readings on the grill and basically I saw the temps (while on 225 setting) go from 180 to 377 and it kept doing this for the 2 hours I watched it, I sent the readings to my contact at Traeger and he told me that I closed the lid to soon and that is why it would not stabilize, really? that is not even a good excuse? I preformed the start up like the manual says and got horrible results, when I have started the grill on smoke like the manual says the temp goes to 370+ and sits there for about 15 mins then goes back down, now I have used this grill 4 times and had the same results each time, I contacted my ACE hardware and pretty much was told to contract Traeger so they don't stand behind this product either. I personally would recommend another grill as there are plenty out there, I honestly have to laugh each time I hear about their legendary customer service...The following is what I had sent to Traeger tech support.


    -Started on smoke at 1710 and changed to P-1-----Tech support told me to change the P setting
    -Waited 5 mins with lid open turned to 225 closed lid
    -in 5 mins the grill rose to 377
    -3 mins later the temp started to go down
    -16 mins later the temp stabilized at 223
    -a couple mins later then fell to 210 then up to 310 then fluxuated around 305 for a few
    -then slowly started falling to 223 over 10 mins
    -temps around 216-230 for 5 mins
    -going back up to 272 for 3 mins then down to 244 for 3 mins then down to 210 for a few. Alot of smoke came out for 2 mins
    -going back up 310 and sat for 3 mins then going down to 251 then down to 212 then up again to 310 to 314 to 317 all for 2 mins then down to 272 for 4 mins then down 244 for 6-8 mins then down to 230 for 5 mins then 233 then 230 then up 307 over about 8 mins and sat at 307 for like 7 mins then down to 266, still going down put in shut down mode
    Pretty much exactly 2 hours total time from start up/changing the P setting to shut down mode

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  1. ronmasonjr
  2. ammaturesmoker
    Another thing with these traeger units......the reps in costcos are telling people they are made in the USA....these are not they are from china.
  3. bigdumbjarhead
    Albel, I felt your pain not too long ago but i had different issues. Still tech aupport was worthless. I purchased a Pit Boss which was alot cheaper and had more to offer. I love it and it actually stays at the temp you set it at. Im smoking chickens right now. I do love smoked chicken, doing some chops later and going to try some tuna. I hope you find a smoker that works for you
    Good luck
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  5. titan 79707
    I have almost pulled the trigger on the Traeger Timberline several times. I let one go I had on hold as to hearing all the horrible service related stories,
    Jarhead congratulations on your Pit Boss and how well it is working for you. I will be looking at them too. Happy smoking and Semper Fi. 
  6. bigdumbjarhead
    so a follow up to my original post, the ACE hardware guy told me that the Traeger Rep told him to start the grill up and run it for 20 minutes before doing anything to it, he said he did that and it worked great, OK good it worked but who on this site would even buy a grill if they told you to run it for 20 minutes before using it, I don't see anyone doing that and with the Rep's suggestion that is a good 6 different ways Traeger told me to start the grill, all of the tech support people told me that the manual and All the videos on the web of start up procedures were wrong, really??I am sure they have a good product but with NO (or contradicting)tech support at all then I wouldn't chance it again
  7. bigdumbjarhead
    BMETZ and everyone else I do know that Traeger is a good brand I have a friend with one but I had a bad experience, so the ACE hardware I took it back to said he used my returned grill and it worked great, he said that the Traeger rep told him to start it up and let it run with the lid open for 20 mins...well that's fine but if someone advertised that is how you have to start ANY grill up no one would buy it. anyways I got a Pit Boss with a 3 year extended warranty for cheaper than the Traeger and with a lot more features actually and I am very happy with that
    Smoke on People...
  8. bmetz
    I bought the Traeger Elite and after two weeks it is going back via Amazon.  LED broken out of the box, frame bent, lid not square to the frame.  Now the bad part, it keeps randomly turning off, even if it is full of pellets, does not keep temperature and I had my first "mini-explosion" others have talked about.  This happens after it stops working, I restart it and a ton of smoke comes out, then a loud boom occurs and the top lifts off a couple inches.  Seen this in other reviews as well. Don't buy this poor excuse of the Traeger name.
  9. gjd53
    Sorry about your Traeger experience. I have a Traeger "Little Tex" that I bought about 20 years ago and it is still going fine. I did 30 pounds of smoked sturgeon on Sunday and I did burgers for my family last night, and everything was great. I upgraded the original thermometer from a "Smoke - Low - Medium - High" unit to a digital temperature controlled unit, and I added an extension to the pellet hopper so I could do 14 - 16 hour cooks without waking at 5 am to refill the pellet hopper. My only other issue was that after a couple years the exterior paint started to peal and Traeger sent me a free can of black heat resistant paint to deal with the pealing. I love my Traeger, but everyone's experience may be different.
  10. swannyriver
    I bought my Traeger about 3 years ago and had the same issue.  I never did get it to work correctly and spent entirely too much time and money on pork ribs just to pitch them.  The only way to make that smoker a wonderful-wonderful piece is to spend a few more cubic dollars.  I do not work for or represent the following folks at all.  But, buy a Blazn Grill digital controller from BlaznGrillWorks.com.  It is super and the people are great.  Current cost is about $219.  It is plug and play.  Comes with exact mating electrical plugs and instructions to simply unplug your Traeger controller (throw it away) and plug in the Blazn controller.  Works fantastic and will save fuel pellets.  I did have a problem with the meat probe when i sprayed the meet and got any spray on the probe cable the meat temp went to Zero "0" and took 30 minutes or more to come back up to register a real meat temp;  had a second probe to test accuracy.  I contacted Blazn and they had never heard of this issue.  But they sent out a new one from a different source and it has been perfect ever since. You will be up and running by Fathers Day. Bill...