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Traeger vs. Green Mountain Grill 

Backyard grilling has become an art form. Whether you’re grilling, baking, smoking, roasting, braising, or doing some traditional barbecuing, there are two names every dad (and grill master) knows: Traeger and Green Mountain. Choosing the right one depends on what you are smoking and your overall preferences. We have some insights to help you choose the one that’s right for you.


Traeger is not just a brand name.  It’s also a verb. These wood pellet grills start quick, are easy to use, and look like something you’d find at your favorite barbecue joint. Green Mountain Pellet Grills are a Coastal favorite.  Its all thanks to the smoky flavor and mouth-watering barbecue creations these grills help create.  Both are somewhat portable (as long as you have a friend help you load it into the back of your truck), look great, start conversations, and have a much-deserved, cult-like following. Best of all, either brand will make you the best cook on the block.

Starting it Up

Traeger keeps things easy. First, plug the grill into any 110-watt outlet. If you’re out camping, all you need is a 1,000-watt generator. Then, select your wood pellets (available in many flavors), fill the hopper on the side, turn it on and select the temperature. That’s it.  

Green Mountain Grills are known for rugged durability, technology and perfect smokey flavor.  Similar to Traeger, these grills feature a pellet hopper that runs on electricity. The special technology found in these grills allows for better temperature control, greater pellet fuel capacity, and faster startups. Plus, you can make micro-adjustments to the cooking temperature.

Temperature Control

Adjusting the temperature is essential when grilling.  Both Traeger and Green Mountain give users nice heat-range options with the twist of a dial. Choose from smoke all the way up to 450 degrees. Some Green Mountain models can reach temperatures of 550º F. An auger will slowly feed your wood pellets into a hopper. Depending on the temperature you’ve set, more or fewer pellets will be fed into the hopper to ensure a consistent cooking temperature.


Both the Traeger and Green Mountain use wood pellets.  As long as you have fuel on hand, you’ll be set for even the biggest back yard events.


Your tongs will get bored, whether you choose a Traeger or Green Mountain. That’s because flipping your food has become a thing of the past thanks to convection-style cooking. Just set the temperature and a timer.


With the Traeger and Green Mountain, just brush out the leftover ash every now and then. As for grease and other liquids, they drop into a small bucket on the right side of the grill. Just dump the bucket and you’re done.

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