Can You Grill On A Traeger? [1-Minute Read]

Thinking about buying a Traeger? Want to know what they’re capable of? Wondering if you can grill on a Traeger?

Here’s what I can tell you from experience:

You can indeed grill on a Traeger. However, your food isn’t directly exposed to the heat source, unlike traditional charcoal or gas grills. Instead, it’s shielded from the burning fuel by a heat baffle (or heat deflector) and a drip tray. As a result, Traegers grill more effectively when the lid is closed. This allows the heat to radiate inside the cooking chamber, similar to how ovens cook.

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I’m Glen, an ordinary guy with an extraordinary passion for grilling. I was recently gifted a Traeger wood pellet grill for my birthday. I knew little about setting up, operating, cooking with, or maintaining a Traeger grill. I started this website to document my findings as I learn to "master the flames".

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