The 10 Best Pellet Grills

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in March of 2019. Pellet grills offer versatility, convenience, and, perhaps most importantly, mouthwatering, wood-smoked flavor. Powered by electricity, the feature-rich models on this list use convection to braise, bake, roast and more, and are capable of cooking everything from restaurant-grade steaks to pizzas and cornbread. We’ve ranked them by heat distribution, ease of use and cleanup, and durability. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best pellet grill on Amazon.

10. Cuisinart CPG-4000

9. Green Mountain Davy Crockett

8. Camp Chef XXL

7. Pit Boss 700FB

6. Traeger Lil Tex Elite 22

5. Rec Tec Trailblazer RT-340

4. Z Grills 700D

3. Traeger Texas Elite 34

2. Camp Chef SmokePro

1. Rec Tec Bull RT-700

Editor's Notes

April 04, 2019:

Pellet grills make it easy to knock up delicious meals using a variety of cooking methods, so they're a truly versatile option to have on hand. While you won't get the exact same results as with a charcoal or gas grill, many users prefer units that use pellets and indirect, convection-like heat because it imbues food with an exquisite wood-fired flavor. Further to that, we included models capable of reaching temperatures up to 500 degrees (the Camp Chef SmokePro and Rec Tec Trailblazer RT-340, among others) as well as selections with direct-flame grilling (Pit Boss 700FB), so you can still achieve the sear and char that you love.

We favored models that were ruggedly built, with warranties and clear instruction manuals to help you troubleshoot any issues, as can happen with this category. We incorporated choices for beginners (the Cuisinart CPG-4000) and seasoned grillmasters alike, and included a handful of units under 400 dollars (as of writing this) for the budget-conscious. Every item on our list is engineered to be high-quality, safe, and durable. The Rec Tec Bull RT-700 was given the top ranking due to its feature-rich design, smart technology, ease of use, and the plethora of bonus goodies it comes bundled with.

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on April 07, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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