Traeger Junior Wood Pellet Grill


Electric BBQ smoker

This electric wood-smoke grill is by far the best purchase I have made in a long time for a number of reasons.

Since this grill is electric powered, I can legally use it on my apartment patio because there is no open flame. The grill works by slowly smoking wood pellets and using the heated flavored smoke to cook the food. It is small enough to fit on my patio, yet still holds plenty of food. It can hold two full racks of ribs with some space to spare if needed.

The quality of the grill is superior to others I have used, and the customer service is amazing. Technical support is open 7-days a week if you are ever having issues with the grill. I called them on a Saturday afternoon to troubleshoot connecting the grill to my car at a tailgate. The guy walked me through everything, and saved the day. I was making chicken wings and burgers for about 15 people. The grill fits comfortably in the back of my SUV, and has wheels on the bottom for easy transport.

Lastly, the food is amazing. Cooking with smoke has changed the way I look at grilling. The food usually takes a bit longer to cook, but once the grill is firing on high, burgers can be cooked in 10-15 minutes. And for things such as chicken, ribs, and brisket, you can still cook low and slow. Honestly the chicken that comes off my Traeger rivals any I have ever tasted.

This grill has opened me up to a new hobby and gets me excited to cook. I will more than likely upgrade to a larger model when I have more space, but I will always have a Junior because of its mobility and size. I got mine on sale for $375. I would have paid $500.

-- Michael Zoellner 07/4/11


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