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Traeger Texas Pellet Grill Review

Rating: 3.1 Reviewed by Eddie

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There is a lot to say about the Traeger Texas pellet grill in this review. This was not an easy grill to review.
There are 2 kind of reviews.
The ones that love it and would by it over and over again and the ones that really did not like it at all.
But to be honest there are more people that like this pellet grill.
The Traeger Texas Pellet grill is easy to use – Fill it with pellets, set your temperature and the grill does the rest is one of the most heard pros we hear.
Recently this grill is made in China and many people regret that.

This Traeger Texas grill is the kind of grill that you have to get used to. It seems it is a convection oven with build in smoker. Most of the reviews and comments we read on forums and websites say that the food taste great and is perfect time after time, but there is a little learning curve.

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Table of Contents (click ahead to jump ahead!)
1. grill surface
2. Material of the grate
3. Features
5. Customer Reviews
6. Pros & Cons
6. Summary
7. Tips from users
7. Recommended

 

Grill surface of the Traeger Texas grill

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With 646 sq. inches this is a nice size grill

Material of the grate

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The cooking grate is porcelain coated. This is a very popular material lately.

Features of this grill

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There are some pretty nifty features on this Traeger grill. We will mention all of them later in a table, but here are some we really like.

  • Drain system for grease
  • Digital LED thermostat
  • Four wheels
  • 20-gauge steel

Traeger Texas Pellet Customer Reviews

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“Although I have only had this Traeger grill for three weeks, I believe that it is A Perfect Combination of Grill and Smoker. Last night we did farmer ribs (these are large and have some fat on them). I followed the directions but ended up cooking them too long. Two Points….the ribs were perfect on the inside, still moist (that does not happen with a regular grill). And second is that I placed the individual ribs at every spot on the grill surface. They were all the same level of cooked. Usually the center placed units are more cooked and the perimeter pieces are a lot less. This feature in itself is fantastic….(read more here: Traeger pellet grill review)”

“I have two Webers for my steaks and chops. Everything else goes on my Traeger Texas. It is easy to use and it’s hard to screw up a meal. Their Customer Service is excellent and it comes with a three year warranty. It’s a best buy….(read more here: Traeger pellet grill  Review)”

Amazon Rating: 3.1

 

Pros & Cons

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green-tick-buttonPros:
Great for slow cooking on a low temperature. Set and forget system.
The digital controller works great. It’s called the crock pot of grills.
No more babysitting the food. Gives a good amount of smoke from the pellets.
Temp is pretty easy to adjust with the p-settings.
Customer support will help you with this if needed, but there is information all over the internet for this.
Shipping cost of the pellets is included in the price.

red-tick-buttonCons:
Lately made in china and not USA. Made in US has welded legs, made in china bolted legs.
Lot of break downs are noted in reviews and the opinion about customer service vary from great to very bad.
Parts get shipped fast, but why do they break in the first place?
There should be a release on the underside to empty unused pellets out if you don’t want to use the same pellets.
Seems a hit or miss situation with these grills, but after all the initial problems most people are very happy with it.

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Features Overview:

BrandTraeger
GratePorcelain coated
material20 gauge steel
ignitionauto start ignition
volts110 volts
Dimensions53x22x24
BTU36000
Thermometeryes
weight140 lbs

Summary of what we thing about the Traeger Texas pellet grill

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It looks like at first glance that this Traeger grill get some bad reviews, but I have added them all up and come up with a lot more positive reviews then negative.
Do not use for higher temperatures although some people mention that it works, more people tell me that it performs well at lower temperatures and not on higher temperatures.
Seems to me after reading a ton of reviews and reading on forums that this grill has some issues with the parts not working properly. But some users had no problem at all. I could not figure out if it was the Chinese make of the grill or that it got worse after that, because there were reviews that they knew it was made in china and they had no problems at all.
This Traeger Texas pellet grill works well, but there were or are problems with parts going out. They are replaced very fast by the Traeger Company, but I wonder why they do not make the parts better or have a better internal quality inspection for this.
I understand, being a technician myself, that electronics, heat and outside are not the best combinations.
And like I mentioned I also see many reviews of people who do not have had any problem in years of use.
If your Traeger does not come with the new controller, think about changing to it, because we read a lot of good things about its 11 settings. It seems to work a lot better than the simple 3 step older controller.
Specially the “shut down” option was mentioned as making the grill cool faster after using it and it gave less residue to clean up in the chamber.
 
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Recommended

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Besides a good cover for this grill we recommend the folding table that you can attach to the front of the Traeger Texas.

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Tips from real users

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To add the folding table was an advice we read a lot although it was also mentioned that with the price of this grill it should be included.
Upgrade to the newer thermostat with the 11 setting if you can or try to buy this grill with this new controller included.

 

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