5.1.8 Traeger Industries
Traeger makes a line of grills and smokers using the concept of an
automatic pellet feed system for fuel. Pellets of hardwood are added to a hopper and a
pellet feeder moves the pellets into the firepot where they are burned. The feed mechanism
can be adjusted to provide three heat settings.
From their Web site
Model BBQ075. Sug. List Price $799. Grill cooking area 545 sq. in. If
you are in the market for something out of the ordinary, this Texas Style grill is for
you! Designed after the traditional Texas Style wood cookers that were constructed from
scrap oil well casings, this unit brings old fashioned wood cooking into the 21st century
with its high tech auger fed burner. Forget fire tending and temperature control problems.
This unit automatically augers wood pellet fuel to accurately provide three different
cooking temperatures. Traditional design is now "state of the art" technology, a
winning combination that will deliver professional results every time you cook.
Model BBQ100. Sug. List Price $699. Our "original", the most
popular model, has just been improved. Designed for versatility and affordability the
BBQ100 has already transformed thousands of customers just like yourself into real
"Outdoor Gourmet" chefs. It grills, smokes, and bakes. It is an exceptional
value! Are you ashamed of your current gas or charcoal grill? Lift up the end of a Traeger
grill and you know instantly that it is a well built product, solidly constructed for
years of service. When you add up the assortment of features, quality of construction, and
real wood flavor; you'll wonder why you ever messed with gas or charcoal grills.
[Review--List members report mixed results with the Traeger auger fed
pellet smokers. Some members have reported good experiences with their units but others
have reported significant difficulties in operation.]