They combine taste of food cooked over wood with ease of gas grill. It’s a common misconception that wood pellet grills are only used by people who enter competitions and write food blogs. But they cook every piece of meat evenly, so even a novice can smoke, grill, bake, braise and roast with one grill. The convenience of setting it and leaving it alone saves time.

How it Cooks
They use wood pellets for fuel to cook the food and run on very little electricity. The pellets come in a variety of flavors and can infuse your food with different flavors. When you start the grill, an auger continuously pushes pellets into the firepot and air is pushed into the firepot by a fan to precisely control the temperature of the fire. A deflector plate spreads out heat below the cooking surface to circulate heat like a convention oven. In fact, the hot smoky air circulates around the entire cooking chamber cooking food evenly – so it cooks like a rotisserie without needing the attachment.
How to Start It
You load pellets in a hopper and start the grill and a digital thermostat lets you maintain a specific temperature. The rest happens automatically. You don’t need a rotisserie and you may not even need to turn your food. This nice set-it-and-forget-it option makes it a good option for beginners or advanced grillers.

Basic Must-Haves:

  • Wood pellets
  • Long-handled barbecue tongs, fork and spatula
  • BBQ Mitt
  • Cover and insulating blanket for cold weather cooking

Built-in Upgrades:

  • Larger grilling area
  • Larger hopper capacity
  • Enclosed storage
  • Additional shelves
  • Hopper cleanout door
  • Tool caddy

Add-On Accessories:

  • BBQ sauces, rubs and spices
  • Hardwood pellets in a variety of flavors
  • Thermometer
  • Grill racks, chicken leg and rib racks, skewers
  • Pizza grilling kit or grilling basket
  • Meat injector, sauce mop
  • Grill pad
  • Front or bottom shelves