Buying a Traeger grill is one of the best investments you can make. I’ve had mine for over a year now, and I’ve never looked back. Owning a Traeger grill has helped me take my grilling game to the next level. And, with a little experimentation, you’ll become a grilling master in no time at all.
When you first get a Traeger grill, a lot of the focus is on learning how to operate it. You learn how to season it, start it, cook with it, and shut it down properly. However, you’ll rapidly find your feet, these tasks will become a breeze, and you will want to move up a level.
Activities such as experimenting with flavored wood pellets; trying new rubs, sauces & recipes; using more practical or advanced tools and utensils; cleaning your Traeger grill more effectively; or maintaining your grill in pristine condition will soon become just as much fun as cooking with it.
In order to achieve this leveling up and make the most of your Traeger grill, you’ll have to invest in accessories. But what are the best accessories that you can use with your Traeger grill, you might ask? This guide has you covered. I will give you the list of my top 10 favorite accessories, to give you some inspiration. I hope you like it!
Best Accessories For A Traeger Grill
Cleaning your grill is an essential part of being a Traeger owner. You need to be able to clean your grill efficiently and with the right stuff to really cut away at grease, grime and dirt, but without running the risk of damaging the grill itself.
This all-natural cleaning solution comes directly from Traeger itself. So, you know that you are getting a truly high-quality product, that is perfectly matched to your grill!
This grill cleaning solution comes in a convenient spray bottle. You can easily and evenly spray it on your grill components, and allow it to lift and dissolve all the nasty gunk that builds up.
The solution itself is also entirely natural and completely plant-based. You’ll find comfort in the fact it is perfectly safe and doesn’t contain poisonous or toxic substances that could contaminate your food after cleaning.
Despite being plant-based, and less dangerous than other cleaning solutions, it still boasts some incredible industrial strength. I was really impressed at how efficiently it was able to cut through grease and grime to leave your grill looking spotless.
All of these benefits combined have earned the product an amazing 4.6/5 stars based on almost 5,000 ratings. This product genuinely rocks, and Traeger grill owners love it!
- An entirely natural solution, but still boasts incredible strength.
- Convenient spray bottle for easy and even application.
- Official Traeger product, so it makes for a perfect pairing with your Traeger grill.
- The solution is non-toxic.
- Slightly higher price tag when compared to other similar solutions.
- The spray bottle itself is a little fragile and vulnerable to breakage, which could lead to a leak of an otherwise very expensive solution.
Grilling meat is one of the best ways to bring out its natural flavors and make it taste even better than ever. However, sometimes a little bit of help can make the meat taste even better. To such an end, you may well benefit from this holiday rub bundle!
Contained within the bundle are three distinct and flavorsome rubs that you can spread across all of your favorite meats, to bring out their inherent flavors. Each tin of rub contains a unique blend of flavors, which can be easily paired with different types of meat. For example, one of the tins contains an apple and honey rub, which pairs beautifully with pork and poultry.
Each of these pairings is denoted directly on the tin, so you can always be sure what pairs best with what I loved the beef rub because it contained a delectable mixture of molasses and chili pepper. This helped to give the beef a slightly sweet and spicy flavor that perfectly complemented the naturally rich flavors of the meat.
The tins themselves are also incredibly stylish and can be stacked atop one another. So, you can easily arrange them in your outdoor kitchen and neatly store them away between each use, without them taking up too much space.
Whether you are buying this set of rubs for yourself, or as a gift for the Traeger lover in your life, these rubs will make your Traeger-cooked food taste even more incredible than before.
- These three rubs all taste delicious.
- Easy pairing instructions, to pair each rub with the right meats.
- Stackable tins make it easy to store them away between uses.
- Makes for a perfect gift.
- Slight caking can occur in the tins, though this can be solved by proper storage and carefully shaking the tins before use.
- Some users have noted problems with shutting the tins between uses.
As amazing as Traeger grills are and the wide range of meats and dishes they allow you to cook, imagine if you could cook even more types of delicious foods with them! For example, picture yourself cooking your own handmade pizzas in your Traeger grill. Now that’s something I’d trade my hard-earned cash for!
Well, cooking a pizza in a Traeger grill doesn’t have to be a distant dream anymore, thanks to this amazing Traeger pizza oven accessory from the geniuses at Unifit. They’ve created this clever stainless steel pizza oven with a ceramic plate inside. This Trager accessory would make the perfect gift for the Traeger lover in your life by expanding the capabilities of their favorite grill and allowing them to get even more use out of it.
The device is incredibly easy to use and simply needs to be installed directly into the Traeger grill itself, generally by removing the grates and placing the unit right above the firebox. Then, all you need to do is operate the grill as normal. There’s even a handy built-in thermometer to monitor the temperature inside the oven.
The pizza oven is also incredibly sturdy and can withstand intense temperatures, which is exactly what you need in order to replicate the conditions inside a professional, wood-fired pizza oven. The ceramic plate inside makes sure the heat is spread evenly and helps prevent your dough from sticking inside the oven.
I cannot get over just how ingenious this Traeger accessory has proven to be. I was honestly totally blown away by how easy it was to use, and how well it was able to cook pizzas to perfection. An absolute no-brainer add-on for the Trager owner come pizza lover!
- Incredibly easy to install and use.
- Easy to clean and store between uses.
- Can reach and withstand very high temperatures.
- Great build quality and materials, for extra durability.
- A built-in thermometer makes it very easy to track the temperature of your pizza as you cook.
- Very affordable price, considering the amazing benefits it offers.
- The instructions supplied are very sparse, and inadequate.
- The built-in thermometer on the oven can quite easily become clouded while cooking.
- Requires an extra pellet peel tool, to put/take pizzas in/out of the oven.
This is a truly essential accessory for every Traeger grill owner. We’ve all been in that situation where you have a number of cooking utensils to hand, but not enough space to keep them close by. Whether it’s a spatula, tongs, a grill basket, or a cloth, Traeger grill owners always seem to have plenty of accessories but nowhere to put them! That’s why this official Traeger product is the perfect solution.
The three hooks contained within the package can all easily be attached directly to the unit via a powerful magnet, and they won’t move unless you make them! You can hang almost anything from the hooks, and it will remain firmly in place, ready for action!
The hooks have a very simple and elegant but effective design. Their black color will blend in perfectly with the overall design of the grill, so your Traeger will look just as awesome as the day you bought it.
Simplicity is too often overlooked and understated. And you can’t get much simpler – yet more useful – than a set of magnetic grill hooks. But boy are these hooks handy! I can’t believe that I ever lived without these awesome accessories before!
- Attach via magnetism, so no need for complicated installations.
- Will maintain a strong hold, no matter what you hang from them.
- An official Traeger product, so you know you are getting the best quality accessory!
- Hefty price tag.
- Intense heat may cause the grill body to warp, and weaken hook adhesion slightly during use.
When it comes to pellet grills, the wood pellets are the real star of the show. They’re what produces the heat and all that intense, flavorful smoke. The wide array of pellets on the market, made with different types of wood, makes it possible to experiment at will with different blends and flavors. However, if you’ve ever dealt with wood pellets before, you’ll know that they have one sworn enemy: moisture!
That’s right, damp pellets are bad pellets. As a matter of fact, they’re literally useless! Damp pellets don’t burn properly, they shear up inside the grill and jam the augur, and ultimately they need to be disposed of. A complete shame if you ask me, and a total waste of money.
Fear not, however! With their many decades of pellet-grilling experience, Traeger has identified this issue, and come up with the perfect solution. This is where the Traeger Stay Dry Wood Pellet Storage Bin comes into play.
This black, plastic, stackable pellet storage bin comes with a lockable, air-tight lid. It keeps dampness and uninvited guests out, and your pellets nice and snug inside – waiting for your next cook. Not only does it solve the number one issue affecting wood pellets (i.e. dampness), but its stackable design also allows you to put a number of storage bins on top of each other – for a reduced footprint and optimal use of storage space.
The bin can hold up to 22 lbs of pellets, which is slightly more than what the standard Traeger 20 lbs bag of pellets contains. So, you’ll be able to order new pellets before you run out, knowing you can fill the bin with your new pellets when they arrive, even if there are still some old pellets left over.
There’s also a smart, built-in handle. The handle allows you to easily lift the bin, stack it and pour your pellets into the Traeger grill hopper.
Traeger really has every angle covered with this piece of kit, and I can’t see how any respectable pitmaster could live without one.
- The lockable air-tight lid keeps wood pellets bone dry.
- Stackable design allows for low footprint and optimal storage space usage.
- Can hold slightly more than 1 full 20 lbs bag of Traeger pellets.
- A practical built-in handle improves maneuverability.
- 6 blank sticky labels are provided, to easily keep track of the type of pellets inside.
- An official Traeger product, so you know you are getting the best quality accessory!
- Some users regret the lack of a hinged lid, like a dog food bin (I think that would be awkward).
- The thickness of plastic could be increased, for improved durability.
- Traeger brand-name probably adds a few dollars to the price tag.
Best Traeger Grill Accessories Buyer’s Guide
Now that you have seen some of the best accessories that you can grab to level up your Traeger experience, you’re going to need to know how to choose the perfect one for you. If so, read on below, where I’ll tell you what purchase criteria to consider.
You will want to make sure that you consider the price of any accessory before you purchase it. The more sophisticated accessories on this list can be pretty expensive. So, you’ll want to make sure you have a real use for them before you click the checkout button!
Ease Of Use
When looking at accessories for your grill, you will want to make sure that each accessory is easy to use, and that you have the skills to use it properly – or at a minimum the desire to learn them. Otherwise, you could find yourself paying an excessive amount for a device that you cannot use effectively.
When shopping around for accessories for your Traeger grill, make sure to check out some of the customer reviews. Reading up on what actual owners of the products have to say about them is invaluable. Reviews will help you to know what the pros and cons of each item are – before you buy it – and whether each item is worth the cost. Other people have made mistakes. Learn from their experience so you don’t have to make the same mistakes they did!
I hope that this article has proven enlightening and that you now feel better equipped to choose some awesome Traeger accessories for your grill, or for a loved one. I feel like the above products can help make your Traeger experience even better and enable you to take your grilling skills – and the pleasure you get from grilling – to the next level!