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Buy Committee: Should I Invest $650 on a Traeger Pellet Grill?

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Summer’s nearly here, and that means it’s almost prime grilling season. Unless, of course, you don’t have a proper set up. Twitter follower David Robbins, noted Colts fan, needs to know whether Traeger Pellet Grill is worth the asking price, and whether or not there’s an alternative.

A Traeger pellet grill. Is it worth $650+? Are there cheaper brands with similar quality?

Traeger grills, if you aren’t familiar, feed compressed wood elements into a burning element at whatever speed is necessary to maintain your desired temperatures. The resulting smoke adds another layer of flavor to your food, and the automated temperature control makes them ideal for slow-and-low smoking, in addition to traditional grilling.

So, Buy Committee (that’s you), scroll down to the comments to share your experiences with your Traeger Grills, or any other pellet grill. Help David figure out whether to actually make the leap to tasty, smoky, grilled meats.


Our deal researcher, Corey, says that he has to really work to cook with his Big Green Egg, but Traegers constantly maintain temperature. He says if you value consistency, the Traeger should be your choice. If you value versatility, the Big Green Egg is worth a look.

Of course, we’re looking to help you decide on more purchases. So, if you’re still agonizing over something, email with the subject line “Buy Committee” or tweet us at @ItsTheInventory.

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