Traeger's Pitmaster-Approved Pellet Grill Is the Cheapest It's Been All Year
If you're looking for an outdoor grill that's also a smoker, I have one word for you: Traeger. Okay, I may need a few more words: the Traeger Pro 780 Pellet Smoker. This pitmaster-favorite model is leading the way in the ever-evolving market of grills and smokers, and it's on sale at Amazon at the lowest price it's been all year.
What is a pellet grill? Unlike gas grills or traditional charcoal grills, a pellet grill or smoker uses wood pellets as fuel. This makes them efficient and easy to clean, but the Traeger stands out in the crowd due to its name recognition and high-end bells and whistles. "They're all chasing Traeger," pitmaster Jake Wood told us. (And when I mentioned to my boyfriend, a smoked-meat aficionado, I was writing about a pellet grill, he immediately guessed the brand.)
That's why it made our list of the seven best grills on the market as well as our roundup of best electric smokers—no small feat in such a crowded retail space. It earned high marks for its WiFi and Bluetooth connective technology; you can pair it with Alexa and monitor the progress of your brisket, ribs, wings, or pizza as it cooks.
Pizza? Yep, the genius of the Traeger is that it's not just a smoker. It also functions as an oven, allowing you to bake, braise, and roast. At 155 pounds, it's a hefty piece of equipment that can handle up to six whole chickens or over 30 burgers. However, with two all-terrain wheels, it's surprisingly easy to move.
Looking for more incentive? It can reach up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit in record time, and has a built-in meat probe, so you can really dial in the cooking temperatures. Perhaps best of all, the feeding hopper holds a lot of pellets and lasts for hours, so you can smoke or grill away without having to constantly add fuel to the fire.
Now, this is an investment piece, but consider two things. First, it's built to last for years. Second, this grill practically never goes on sale. The last time it was this price was during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Bonus: if you order it now, it will arrive in time to make your Memorial Day Weekend cookout the talk of the block.
The Pro 780 comes in two colors, a standout bronze and a sleek matte black. Both are on sale for $100 off the original price—but likely not for long.