Pellet grill and smoker.

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  1. oldkimmer

    oldkimmer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Expert brand from Walmart.Commodore 28 inch. Model no. XG11362244169002. What do u think of it? Besides the great price would u buy it? I can’t seem to upload any more pics. Thanks. Kim

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    It would probably hold the heat consistent with the pellets. But can you be assured what is actually in the pellets?
    I have a charcoal smoker which works excellent.
     
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    74 DART' Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about that one. But I am very happy with my cheapest version Trager pellet smoker. Looks like about the same size and design
     
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    My buddy is on his 2nd pellet smoker. He used the first one 2-3 times a week. He upped his game and got a deluxe one now. Do your research on the pellets.
     
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    Thanks guys. They claim to use Wally brand pellets. Lol
     
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      Nope....diehard Big Green Egg guy here. If I were to get a pellet pooper I would get either a Recteq or a Green Mountain.

      The first is not available thru any dealers, only direct. Used to spend way to much time on smoking/grilling/bbq forums. Everyone that has a Recteq loves the thing. Spot on temperature control, very durable, damn near no headaches. If something does go wrong their customer service is the best you can find.
      The Green Mountain...sort of a budget smoker. Reason I would go with one of them is because there is several warranty centers near me.
      Don't know about if this is true anymore, but when I was on the smoking/grilling/bbq forums there was a ton of unhappy Traeger owners. All sorts of nightmares.
      Friend form the track has one. His Traeger had horrible temperature control. Set it at 375*, a grate mounted remote thermometer read any where from 325* to 425*. He also had a ton of igniter failures.
      One of the Egg dealers I used to deal with sold damn near every brand of outdoor cooking equipment you could find. He had a list of customers that had purchased a gas/pellet/briquette cooker...within a few years many had come back and purchased an Egg. Expensive? Yup...but they can damn near do it all. Cold smoke, smoke, grill and if you so desire they can run up to 1000+ degrees (great for cooking low moisture content pizzas). Not to mention Eggs have a lifetime warranty on every thing ceramic, except the plate setter which is used for indirect cooking. I cook on one of Eggs every day. Ernie has one that is used just for baking. Nothing like a birthday cake with just a hint of smokey flavor to it.
       
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        Whichever pellet grill you decide on just remember it takes a good maintenance routine to avoid problems. They are somewhat advertised to attract customers as push-button, set-n-forget type grilling/smoking, which they are great at, but users tend to leave the hopper full for long periods and not clean out the burn area after every use. In my experience the bulk bags of cheap pellets like PitBoss you get from Lowes etc. can lead to problems because they aren't uniform in size and density or get exposed to moisture.

        We grill/smoke 2-3 times a week year round so I thought the convenience factor would be great but honestly I find myself going back to my charcoal units more often.
         
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