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Traeger's Wi-Fi grill is delicious.

As a meat and fire fan, the Traeger Timberline 850 strikes directly into my rib zone. This powerful and expensive smoking grill looks more like an outdoor oven than the charcoal grill or gas grill you used and the unique pellet system adds flavor, smoke and smoke to your copious cups.

Traeger has been around for years and started in the Northwest as a small cult brand associated with sturdy smokers. Recently reborn and renamed by former Skullcandy CEO, Jeremy Andrus, Traeger's story now squarely targets gourmets and outdoor-loving Xers (and Millennials who can afford the $ 1,700 prize for one of these massive grids.)

The interesting thing about these grids is the pellet system. The pellets are introduced into a fire boat which burns them at consistently high temperatures, essentially creating a convection inside the massive drum. In turn, it warms, cooks and roasts meat and vegetables to a surprising perfection. I made steaks, pork and even pizza in this beast and every effort was rewarded with good food. Another favorite, Beer Can Chicken, produces a perfectly crisp bird in about an hour.

There are some things to consider before changing. It takes about ten to fifteen minutes for the grill to warm up and there is always the very real fear of running out of pellets. These are usually available at hardware stores across the country. Anxiety granules is a real problem with these grids, but I've never needed a pellet bake late at night during my cooking tests.

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