Over the summer, Mike went to Kansas City, MO to become a certified service dealer for Traeger Grills.
Traeger invented the very first wood pellet grill in Mount Angel, Oregon over 30 years ago and is still the best-selling pellet grill on the market. As a leader in the industry, Traeger continues to develop new grill innovation such as WiFIRE® control, allowing users to access their grill on the go right from their smartphone, and Smoke Science technology, ensuring the best-tasting smoke flavor.
Wood pellet grills use an auger that moves the hardwood pellets from the hopper to the fire pot underneath the grill. The higher the set temperature, the more pellets are dispensed into the auger. Once in the fire pot, a hot rod ignites the pellets creating a fire, then a fan stokes the fire creating convection heat to evenly cook your food in the grill. A drip tray sits over the fire pot, keeping the direct flames off your food while catching food drippings to help prevent flare-ups.
Digital electronic controls make setting your grill as easy as setting your oven, all it takes is the turn of a dial. Traeger grills use Advanced Grilling Logic® to ensure that you get consistent temperatures throughout your cook, and some models even offer Smoke Science technology. This increases smoke production within the grill when you use the Super Smoke mode function, and ensures your grill only uses the highest quality smoke, thin blue smoke, for optimal flavor.