What is a pellet grill?
Pellet grills are electric outdoor grills that are fueled by hardwood pellets. The capsule-sized pellets serve as both fuel for cooking food and a flavor enhancer that adds the taste of wood smoke. Incredibly versatile, pellet grills can smoke, grill, roast, bake, and braise. Thanks to a digital control board, they are easy-to-use and automatically maintain the desired cooking temperature for hours on end.
Why cook with a pellet grill?
The combination of versatility, flavor and set-it and forget-it technology make pellet grills who want the flavor of a charcoal grill and the ease and accuracy of a kitchen oven. They can smoke, grill, bake, roast, and braise at the touch of a button, infusing food with real wood smoke flavor. Better yet, pellet grills are easy-to-use and automatically maintain their temperature, so you can just set the temperature and walk away.
What can you cook on a pellet grill?
Because pellet grills combine the abilities of a grill, smoker, and kitchen oven, there’s no limit to what you can cook. You can grill burgers, hot dogs, chicken, seafood and vegetables; smoke authentic BBQ like ribs and brisket; slow-roast a turkey, tenderloin, or prime rib; braise short ribs; you can even bake pizza, bread pudding and blueberry pie.
How do pellet grills work?
Pellet grills rely on advanced digital technology working in concert with several mechanical parts. The grill is lit and the cooking temperature is programmed using a digital control board. It uses an algorithm to calculate how many pellets are needed to reach the desired temperature and how often those pellets need to be fed to the fire in order to maintain the temperature. A rotating auger then automatically feeds the pellets from the hopper to the fire, where a fan stokes the flames and distributes heat and smoke throughout the grill. To help maintain an even temperature throughout the entire grill and prevent flare-ups, a diffuser plate sits between the fire pot and grill grate. While the food cooks, the pellet grill continues to drop the perfect amount of pellets needed to maintain the desired temperature.
How do you use a pellet grill?
Pellet grills are incredibly easy-to-use. Just load your favorite pellets into the hopper, program the desired temperature on the controller and put your food on. That’s it. The pellet grill automatically maintains its temperature for as long as there are pellets to burn.
Do pellet grills need electricity?
Yes. Pellet grills are electric and require a standard 110v outlet to power the digital control board, auger, and fan.
Are pellet smokers the same as pellet grills?
Yes. Pellet grills go by many different names: pellet smokers, wood pellet grills, electric pellet smokers, electric smoker grills, and wood fired grills, just to name a few. They all refer to the same thing: a versatile electric outdoor cooker that’s fueled by hardwood pellets.
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How a Pellet Grill Works
The digital controller controls the internal temperature by managing pellet flow.
A motor turns the auger which feeds pellets, into the Firebox.
A hot rod in the firebox ignites the pellets and a combustion fan keeps them burning.
A fan inside the the pellet hopper maintains positive pressure, preventing burn-back in the hopper.
When they meet, these two air flows create the ultimate wood-burning fire, circulating pure hardwood smoke throughout the grill.
Ambient temperature range: 52-66 degrees Fahrenheit. Usage of GMG Premium Blend Pellets. No food in the cavity. No wind.
Your results may differ due to:
Food in cavity which absorbs BTU’s as it cooks. Usage of a different brand of pellets. Opening and closing the lid. Operating at higher or lower temperatures than testing conditions. Operating in wind.
Hardwood Pellet Blends
Green Mountain Grills Brand Pellets are made out of 100% kiln dried sawdust that never touches the floor. Our pellets are held together with the natural lignin in the wood. There are no fillers or additives here!