As always in life, the price of some things is relative. This is so when grilling and especially when grilling and grilling with a pellet grill. I said in another article about the advantages and disadvantages of a gas barbecue, the installed technology always costs money. This is no different with pellet grills.
Here the price is then fast in the direction of $ 500 to $ 3,000 and more. For this you will receive devices of the absolute top class here. Grillsohn himself says that grilled food is not a “consumer product, but an investment”. So who has everything and is on real men’s toys, is just right! But then you can also remove the grill completely from the mobile phone and it brings many features. Whether you want that is up to you!
How much does a pellet grill cost in operation?
Of course, the operation of a pellet grill is costly. Here are two factors to consider as factors:
The power consumption depends primarily on the load of the control technology. When you start a pellet grill, it consumes more energy first. Once the pellet grill is set and running, the consumption is not so high. All in all, I think who gets a device for 1000, – and more, the consumption will be largely the same.
For example, if you look at Amazon, every manufacturer of pellet grills offers their own pellets – which of course should only be used – at the same time. It is important that only pure wood pellets are used here and that no waste pellets are used for heating. For Traeger costs eg a 9kg sack 18, – €. On average, this is also the price that other manufacturers value. With these 9 kg you already go through several grilling cycles, unless it is the so-called long work such as Pulled Pork or Brisket, but of course more pellets are needed. You have to charge 500-600g pellets per hour. That certainly depends on the model.
What can I cook on a pellet grill?
Due to the large temperature range, a pellet grill, depending on the model and version, is an egg-laying cloud milk sauce. An all-rounder, so to speak. From hot smoking to the classic Grill Temperatures (Low Slow) on the grill to steak and baking cakes or pizza anything is possible. And the whole thing can be controlled like a gas grill. Switch on, heat up and get started. There is basically nothing that you can not cook on a pellet grill. Steak and pizza are optimally natural at the highest possible temperatures, so this depends on the possibilities of your pellet grill. In any case, your grilled food will receive a pleasant aroma through the even and subtle smoke, which can still be controlled by the choice of wood species.
We’ll show how much a pellet grill costs in the summary above, but to learn more about low-cost smokers, I highly recommend this article
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Pellet grills are in my opinion on the rise. What started here a few years ago from the US has already gained in popularity, although there is certainly room for improvement, seems to me, because the discussions in the mass are often still in the field of charcoal grills and gas grills pending. With the offered pellet grills, it is certainly not so, there is something for every purse.
But how is it? Pellet Grill Work and can I grill anything that I otherwise grill on my gas grill or charcoal grill? What advantages and disadvantages does a pellet grill have? What are the initial costs and the running costs? I would like to get to the bottom of these questions in this post. Some years ago I grilled on barbeque grills on pellet grills from two different manufacturers and was able to enjoy the benefits. These were in the beginning a GMG Pellet Smoker and then a Memphis, today Memphis Roesle.
Advantages of the pellet grill
Let’s summarize briefly, what results from the above points.
- Very simple operation
- Clean handling
- short heating time
- constant, even heat and a subtle smoke flavor
- Use of the entire grill area in indirect operation
- versatile preparation options
- easy cleaning
- completely harmless unlike gas (I do not see the problem, but that’s the argument)
Disadvantages of the pellet grill
Where there is light is also shadow. Such a pellet grill, of course, has some “disadvantages”, if you want to call it that. That is sometimes very subjective.
- Always requires a power connection to supply the control technology.
- High acquisition costs
- For some models, only indirect heat is possible.
- Basically, the technique is also prone to technical errors
- For some too boring, hence called “ancestral smoker”.
The above-mentioned disadvantages are definitely not a disadvantage for me or the benefits simply outweigh. For me nothing speaks against a pellet smoker, the parts are really great and easy to use. If you do not need the big “I feel fire” feeling, you should consider a pellet smoker or pellet grill! A very relaxed way to prepare meat and other things.
Below we present some advantages and disadvantages of a pellet smoker. To learn more about smokers, I recommend this article – http://www.fireplacelab.com/best-pellet-smoker-reviews/
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The functional principle of a pellet grill is simplified and quickly explained. Energy is required to operate a pellet grill first. This supplies the pellet grill or the control unit contained therein. In a container, the grill pellets are prepared – especially for the grilling of pure wood pellets – which are processed from pressed sawdust to small sticks. From there, the wood pellets pass through a conveyor screw into the combustion chamber or the burner pot of the smoker and are burned. This generates heat and smoke.
Both are distributed in the oven and cook your food indirectly, indirectly, because between burner and grill usually have a heat shield and a fat drain pan, so no direct heat on the food. So it’s about convection heat and radiant heat like in a convection oven.
By the way, the smoke then passes the fireplace on the pellet grill. In the beginning, so when you turn on the pellet grill, you will usually see clear smoke after the first burn of the grill pellets. In the company but then hardly more smoke to see. The pellet grill burns the pellets very evenly and evenly, so that little visible smoke is produced and the food gets a subtle smoke flavor. But you will be so popular in the BBQ smoke ring (red ring just below the surface of the meat) in perfection. This is always an eye-catcher. With a special control unit different temperatures of 75 degrees (depending on the model) up to 400 degrees can be set.
Basically, you grill your food in a pellet smoker, as mentioned, indirectly. However, if you have a Best Pellet Smoker that is 400 degrees higher, you can also have a barbecue right after a minor renovation. When grilling pellets, it should be noted that these differ from the wood pellets used for pellet heating. The pellets for the heaters are made of wooden boxes of any kind. The grill pellets are unmixed pellets that contain no pollutants, waste, etc. and are therefore suitable for grilling.
Meanwhile, there are the grill pellets in different versions for different flavors. Besides fruit trees like cherry, apple, peach and intense smoked aromas like mesquite, hickory, oak etc. should be mentioned. With regard to the combustion of the pellets is to say that they burn almost residue-free. There is a minimum of ash that you need to vacuum off from time to time, which is almost unmentionable.