Traeger Pro Series 22 Review
For those that haven’t been introduced to Traeger, it’s one of the originals in the pellet grilling community. Joe Traeger even owned the patent on pellet-fired grills until 2005. Likely when you think of these types of grills they are the first thing that comes to mind.
Traeger has taken a different approach than other companies in this space. Their goal is simply to get more people pellet grilling. They offer grills that beginners can learn on at an affordable price. Needless to say, they had a great head start in comparison to everyone else.
Let’s take a look at the Traeger Pro Series 22 and see what it has to offer.
Reinforced with stability via its design, the Traeger Pro Series 22 Wood Pellet Grill offers a sawhorse cart-style exterior. Cold-rolled, powder-coated steel comprises the grill, which ensures top-notch durability to last you a long while.
The Digital Pro temperature controlling device presents the internal temperature in a nice blue LED display panel. A resistance temperature detector, known as an RTD probe, monitors the internal heat. The RTD probe records 60 readings per minute, which allows it to maintain the select temperature within 15 degrees Fahrenheit. With that said, this technology is rather dated. While it’s great for beginners, it lacks the accuracy that a PID controller can offer. With that said the grill is rated at 180 degrees to 400 degrees and up to 20,000 BTUs.
The grill boasts 572 square inches of overall cooking space. It’s important to note that 418 square inches is the main rack and 154 square inches is the extra rack. Traeger estimates that you can fit up to 24 burgers or 5 racks of ribs. With that said, this truly isn’t a massive grill. It’s on the more modest spectrum of grilling capacity. I’ve never been a huge fan of “warming racks” and normally remove them if I’m able. All of these foods are grilled atop the porcelain grill grates.
One of the best features of this grill is the portability. While it does weigh 103 lbs, it also features sawhorse style legs and great all-terrain wheels and a side lift bar. This makes moving this grill around a sinch. It might be heavy, but at least they accommodate that fact. Similar grills become permanent fixtures and rarely move.
While Traeger isn’t my favorite brand, this grill does sport some features that I wish other brands would take into consideration. Most people actually modify their grills to include things like all-terrain wheels, and better handles. Overall it’s a decent entry level option and should last quite a few years. The real question is, how serious are you about grilling and how quickly will you outgrow the Pro Series 22?
Chef and Reviewer for Barbequesmoked.com
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