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Grill Guide: Buying a Pellet Grill

In the market for a pellet cooker? Find the grill that’s just right for you.

Pellet Grill & Smoker Buyer’s Guide

If you’re a serious griller, you’ve probably considered adding a pellet grill or smoker to your arsenal. Whether you’re looking for a pro-quality machine, a Wi-Fi enabled workhorse or a dependable no-frills cooker, there’s probably a model that’s perfect for your needs. Just be sure to fill it with Kingsford® Hardwood Pellets. They’re 100% natural, and a great way to fire up real wood flavor in any pellet cooker.

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Budget-Friendly Finds

Z-Grill ZPG 7002E Wood Pellet Grill

Z-Grill ZPG 7002E Wood Pellet Grill

Z-Grill ZPG 7002E Wood Pellet Grill

New to pellets? We’ve found a couple of entry-level grills that deserve a look. For starters, the Z-Grill ZPG 7002E Wood Pellet Grill is touted as the ultimate 8-in-1 cooker, and offers plenty of performance at a wallet-friendly price.

Pit Boss 700

Pit Boss 700

Pit Boss 700

Not to be outdone, the no-frills Pit Boss 700 pellet grill and smoker delivers incredible bang for the buck. Touted as the best value per square inch on the market, this Pit Boss is priced under $400 and performs like a champ.

Grills for the Gearhead

recteq RT-340

recteq RT-340

recteq RT-340

We’ve got four geeked-out models for the tech-savvy griller, starting with the recteq RT-340. This 80-pound marvel elegantly combines traditional grill styling with high-tech features. Its mobile app is a breeze to navigate, and Wi-Fi monitoring makes it perfect for grillers who want a set-it-and-forget-it pellet cooker.

Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett

Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett

Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett

Weighing in at a feathery 68 pounds, the Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett pellet smoker and grill packs a ton of technology into a tiny frame, including Wi-Fi connectivity, programmable cooking controls and a mobile app that lets you monitor your grilling on-the-go.

Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone

Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone

Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone

One of Green Mountain’s bigger offerings is from their line of Prime Grills. The Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone is packed with tech features including WiFi capability, a mobile app that lets you make grill adjustments from anywhere, and dual internal meat probes that allow you to monitor multiple proteins at once.

Traeger Pro 575

Traeger Pro 575

Traeger Pro 575

The Traeger Pro 575 offers up a ton of proprietary technology, and boasts fast start up times, along with a motorized fan and auger. On the techie side, this grill comes with its own Wi-Fi controls and monitoring, and even connects to Google Assistant and Alexa.

Packed with Primo Features

Cuisinart Woodcreek 4-in-1

Cuisinart Woodcreek 4-in-1

Cuisinart Woodcreek 4-in-1

If you’re into high-end functionality, the Cuisinart Woodcreek 4-in-1 Pellet Grill is an impressive offering that delivers premium features without the premium price. While this pellet grill and smoker isn’t Wi-Fi enabled, you can monitor the temperature probes and search for recipes from your smartphone using the Bluetooth-enabled Cuisinart Easy Connect BBQ app.

Camp Chef SmokePro DLX Pellet Grill

Camp Chef SmokePro DLX Pellet Grill

Camp Chef SmokePro DLX Pellet Grill

Also impressive is the Camp Chef SmokePro DLX Pellet Grill, which boasts a temperature range of 160° to 500°F. It also has an ash, grease and hopper clean out system for ease of use. The included Camp Chef Connect app lets you monitor temperature remotely via Bluetooth.

Pitts & Spitts Maverick 850

Pitts & Spitts Maverick 850

Pitts & Spitts Maverick 850

If money is no object, then the Pitts & Spitts Maverick 850 could be your next pellet grill. This revered manufacturer prides itself on utilizing quality materials, smart design and high end features to deliver more accurate temperatures and consistent smoke distribution. A highly rated pellet smoker and grill from a premium brand.

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