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12 . 11 . 2021

What is a wood pellet grill and how does it work?

What is a wood pellet grill?

Powered by electricity and fuelled by hardwood pellets, a wood pellet grill is often considered a hybrid between a grill, smoker and oven. Through its unusual method of operation, a pellet grill is able to be used for a wide range of cooking types, from roasting and baking to grilling and smoking. So, whether you want to roast a chicken or grill a steak, you can do exactly that using a pellet grill, whilst imparting a natural hardwood flavour.

What are the benefits of using a pellet grill?

On top of their impressive versatility, pellet grills offer a number of other benefits.

Wood pellet grills are renowned for being extremely easy to use, with effortless ignition and advanced temperature control. This makes for a stress-free cooking experience, with no concern around how long each item will take to cook. Not to mention the unbelievable flavours that can be achieved when using wood pellets. Depending on the meal you’re preparing, you can choose a wood type with a complimentary palette. From hickory and pecan to cherry and apple, the wood pellet that you choose will add a unique flavour to your food.

What can you cook on a pellet grill?

Pellet grills are multipurpose appliances and can be used to cook a wide range of meals. Most commonly, wood pellets grills are used to prepare different types of meat, from prime ribs and pulled pork to chicken wings and salmon fillets. The reason that they are so popular to use when cooking meat is that you can easily achieve a variety of smoky flavours. However, they can also be used to cook vegetarian dishes including vegetable kebabs, baked potatoes and corn-on-the-cob. With a wood pellet smoker grill, you can cook just about anything.

What is the best pellet grill available?

With the popularity of pellet grills on the rise, more and more brands are starting to release their own versions of the innovative appliance. However, none will outperform Traeger Grills.

Traeger created their first wood pellet grill over 30 years ago, and have since explored ways to advance their appliances. Now, they have a wide range of versatile pellet grills, all providing you with the ability to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise and barbecue. It’s this 6-in-1 functionality that sets Trager Grills apart from the competition, making them exceptional value for money. Also included in Traeger Grills is a selection of advanced features, each designed to make cooking easier. From their Set-It and Forget-It control which allows you to set a fixed temperature to their Super Smoke Mode feature which lets you increase the wood-fired flavour, Traeger Grills have provided you with everything you need to produce maximal flavour with minimal effort.

Find out more about Traeger Wood Pellet Grills.

What are the best wood pellets available?

The quality of the wood pellets you use can have a huge impact on the flavour you achieve. That’s why Traeger go the extra mile to produce high-quality wood pellets. Other companies create their wood pellets using the by-products of wood processing, such as sawdust, shavings and offcuts. However, in doing so, they often need to make use of unnatural additives and binders. At Traeger, they use only virgin hardwood to create their wood pellets, providing you with superior flavour and performance. From classic hickory to sweet maple, Traeger specialise in using various wood types to create a unique flavour profiles.

Explore the full range of Traeger wood pellets.


Are you interested in buying a wood pellet grill in the UK? At TopBBQ, we are proud to stock Traeger wood pellet grills both online and in our showrooms. If you would like more information on wood pellet smoker grills before you make a purchase, feel free to get in touch with the team at TopBBQ.

12 . 11 . 2021