Top 5 Best Pellet Grills Reviews

For home BBQ, nothing beats a good ol’ pellet grill smoke. Today’s options offer a variety of features – digital cooking, mobile app functionality, auto-ignition, and slow-cooking pellets. With so many options here’s my list for best pellet grill.

#1.) Traeger Lil Tex Pro Review
#2.) ZGrills Pellet Grill Review
#3) Traeger Renegade Pro
#4.) GMG Davy Crockett Pellet Grill
#5.) Cuisinart Wood Pellet Grill

Best Pellet Grills Reviews

Traeger Lil Tex Pro Review

Traeger TFB42LZBC Grills Lil Tex Elite 22 Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker - Grill, Smoke, Bake, Roast, Braise, and BBQ (Bronze)
  • Assembled Dimensions: 22" D x 42" W x 49" H | Cooking Grid Dimensions: 22" X 19" | Weight: 98 lbs
  • Never use gas or charcoal again: cooking with wood just tastes better. Traeger created the original wood-pellet Grill as the ultimate way to achieve wood-fired taste
  • Versatile barbecue cooking: hot and fast, or low and slow, the Traeger Lil' Tex Elite 22 pellet Grill offers 6-in-1 versatility to Grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and BBQ food to juicy perfection
  • Grilled to perfection every time: integrated digital Elite controller keeps temps within +/- 20 degrees F and makes setting the Grill temperature As easy as turning a dial
  • Easy and predictable: The Lil' Tex Elite 22 offers consistency you can trust, allowing you to craft amazing wood-fired creations time and time again with the ease of set it and forget it

The Traeger Lil Tex is a high-end pellet grill w/ temperature control settings.

For grilling it offers 572 sq. in. of cooking space:

4 whole chickens, 4-6 racks of ribs, 24 burgers

Traeger Lil Tex Elite 22 comes w/ a digital controller + hourly temp probes to maintain consistent heating — useful for slow cooking meats 5+ hours.

Buyers say it’s great at maintaining temp throughout the day – perfect for all day grilling or smoking!

Buyers love the push-button start + say it’s very easy to clean (thanks to non-stick grill grates).

Expensive pellet grill, but lots of happy buyer reviews.

ZGrills Wood Pellet Grill

Z GRILLS Wood Pellet Smoker Grill, 8 in 1 BBQ Grill for Outdoor Cooking, Auto Temperature Control, 697 sq in Cooking Area, 7002E
  • HUGE CAPACITY - Features 700 sq inches of grilling space that allows you to place all at once and cook efficiently. Great for Home, party, and tailgating.
  • BUILT TO LAST - Sturdy construction equipped with a stronger stainless steel lid retains heat, resists corrosion, and makes the pellet grill long-lasting.
  • PELLET GRILL TECHNOLOGY - Infuse your food with rich smoky flavor. Just put enough pellets into the hopper, pick your desired temperature and let Z Grills do the rest.
  • 8-IN-1 VERSATILITY - Offers more versatility to smoke, bake, roast, sear, braise, barbecue, and char-grill food with healthy wood pellet.
  • SUPERIOR MOBILITY - Rugged wheels easily conquer any backyard terrain. Quickly roll your grill over snow, mud, sand, dirt, and any other terrain without break a sweat.

ZGrills Pellet Smoker is a mid-priced grill w/ upgraded temperature controls.

Made of stainless steel (for durability) + has large grilling area of 700 sq. inches.

Dimensions: 19.2 x 26.0 inches

Temp range: 160°F – 450°F

Buyers say the digital panel makes it very easy to set + adjust temperatures.

Includes an auto-ignition starter and multiple grilling modes w/ adjustable temp controls:

regular grilling, smoke, bake, roast, sear, braise, barbecue and baking

Hopper can hold 20 pounds of wood pellets (burns approx. 1-pound per hour)

Reviews confirm ZGrills is easy to assemble + holds consistent temps for long hours.

Traeger Renegade Pro Review

Traeger Grills TFB38TOD Renegade Pro Pellet Grill and Smoke 380 Sq. in. Cooking Capacity, 1, Black/Orange
  • Never use gas or charcoal again: cooking with wood just tastes better. Traeger created the original wood-pellet grill as the ultimate way to achieve wood-fired taste.
  • Versatile barbecue cooking: hot and fast, or low and slow, the Traeger Renegade Pro pellet grill offers 6-in-1 versatility to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and BBQ food to juicy perfection.
  • Precision temperature control: The Digital Pro Controller rocks Advanced Grilling Logic, which maintains a +/- 15 degree F temperature control to guarantee precision grilling.
  • Sturdy and Durable: Powerful steel construction and durable powder coat finish, easy to clean porcelain grill grates and all-terrain wheels.
  • Perfect size for the at-home cook: 380 sq. in. cooking capacity that can accomodate 2 chickens, 3 racks of ribs or 12 burgers.

The Traeger Renegade Pro is perfect for families of 3-5.

It can obviously cook many types of meats, but it’s specifically great at cooking steaks + bbq ribs.

One buyer says the Renegade was able to cook T-Bone steaks in about 1-hour and “were the most delicious steaks I’ve ever made at home”.

Grill offers 380 sq. inches of space w/ pellet hopper capacity of 18 pounds.

Buyers also confirm it’s easy to assemble + maintains perfectly consistent temps.

Lots of positive reviews, but is also very expensive.

Cuisinart BBQ Wood Pellet Grill

Cuisinart CPG-4000 Wood Pellet BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Free weather resistant grill cover included in purchase. This cover is the perfect combination of durability and convenience.
  • Product Dimensions: 39.4" L x 18.1" W x 22.8" H | Weight: 103.6 lb
  • Enjoy the wood pellet BBQ grill & smoker's large 450 Square inch cooking area and 15 pounds of hopper capacity
  • Super versatile! Grill, smoke, roast, braise, barbecue and even bake
  • With wind and water resistant fabric, your grill will stand the test of time and be safe from the elements and even UV rays.

The Cuisinart Pellet Grill is a mid-priced grill that is very easy to use.

Grilling Area: 450 sq. in.

Like a digital smoker, the Cuisinart grill is easy to assemble and holds consistent temp for hours.

A unique feature is the total temperature control feature — hopper will automatically add pellets as needed to maintain your temp setting.

Cuisinart hopper holds 15 pounds of pellets (burns 1 – 1.5 pounds per hour)

     Buyer review: “as easy as operating a kitchen oven”.

Cuisinart grill has tons of positive reviews + affordable price.

GMG Davy Crockett WiFi Pellet Grill

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The Davy Crockett is an affordable + portable smoker grill.

Its compact size makes it very versatile — perfect for tailgating, campers, or family BBQs.

Temp range: 150°F – 550°F

Buyers say they’ve even used as a boat grill, at outdoor festivals, and while hunting.

As a WiFi pellet grill, you can control + monitor temperatures using the mobile app.  You even set timers w/ temp changes (excellent for tailgating cooking!)

Davy Crockett grill is the best portable smoker on my list.

It has high buyer ratings + affordable price tag.