Traeger Pro Series 22 Review

The Traeger brand needs no introduction, but do their modern pellet grills still hold up? Find out everything you need to know with our Traeger Pro 22 review.

Pro Series 22 Pellet Grill review

Who doesn’t love a good barbecue? It’s a great outdoor activity for a lot of families. There is nothing that helps us bond like food. There are all sorts of way that one can barbecue. Safe to say that not all barbecues are made equal. You may think that as long as it does “a job” all is well? There is some truth in that. However, It can all go horribly wrong if you don’t have the right tools. In this article, we take a look at the Traeger Pro Series22. Let’s dive in.

Main Features

Deep hood

This griller has a deep hood which gives you more space for better baking and roasting.

Large grilling space

One of the major highlights of this pellet griller is the large grilling space that you get with it. It allows you to do a lot of cooking all at one go. The pellet griller uses the smoking method to cook food, which means that food will have an authentic smoked flavour. Backyard cooking is a common favourite for people who want to have a smokey flavour in their food.

Sawhorse Chassis

The unit has extra stability thanks to the sawhorse chassis. Whilst you still need to take special care to ensure that it is on a stable surface, the sawhorse chassis’ extra stability is a big plus.

Side lift bar

It has a side lift bar which makes it easy to move the grill around. The side lift bar also means that you get even weight distribution.

Wheels

It has all-terrain wheels which also help you move the grill around easily. However, the wheels are set on one side, which means that you will need to do a certain amount of lifting to get the grill initially off the ground.  The all-terrain wheels mean that you can freely wheel over different types of spaces. They are solid and durable enough to hold up the entire weight of the grill.

Temperature control

Outdoor cooking is often penalised for not having much control over the temperatures. However, more advanced models that make use of technological advancements such as the Traeger pro series 22 give you the comfort of regulating the temperature to control how you are cooking.

This pellet grill has a digital pro controller, and it helps to keep the temperatures between +/-15 degrees Fahrenheit. The controller also lets you set temperatures at 25-degree increments.

Coated grill gates.

This grill also has porcelain-coated grill gates. This helps you keep things clean and non-stick. This may also help you clean up when all is said and done. You can avoid having to scrape the grill and damaging it in the process. The non-stick coating makes cleaning less abrasive and easier.

Dual meat probes

The Traeger proseries22 has dual meat probes which give you more room to cook more food at a time. This is an added advantage and increases the already large surface area.

Construction

It has a sturdy construction, keeping it in place as you grill. It is made of high-quality steel which is set to serve you for many years to come. Low-quality material may mean that your grill is susceptible to rusting. You want to make sure that it is well protected and is stable. The sawhorse chassis and the porcelain coated grill grate add to the sturdy construction of this grill.

The steel housing is made of steel and powder coated. This is what protects the unit from corrosion and from being damaged by weather elements. It is also set on wheels for easy movement, and they are equally sturdy in construction.

Usability

Ease of use is paramount in a grill. No matter how many bells and whistles it comes with, it becomes useless if you need a manual to use it every time. The Traeger ProSeries 22 is user-friendly so that you won’t have any issues using it. It uses wood pellets that are easy to load and are a good source of smoke, to infuse unique flavour into the food.

It is a gentle and yet effective griller. Thanks to the temperature control, burning your outdoor meals becomes less of a common occurrence. Modern technology helps give you the best of outdoor cooking along with the conveniences of a modern stove.

Other highlights

It has a couple of other great features going for it that make this grill a keeper. For instance, it has an extra grill rack. This way, you don’t have to continually open and shut the unit to add more food to the grill. The hopper has an 18pound capacity.

It also has a side lift bar, for easy lifting and moving around. It weighs 103 pounds, so having a way to move it around without lifting it is an advantage. Also, this is a 100%pellet grill, meaning that you use pellets to fire it up. You can use it for baking, braising, grill, and cook a whole lot, all with one grill. Its versatility is a big selling point.

Pros

  • It has a large hood which allows you to cook more food.
  • It looks good
  • It has a digital pro controller for temperature control
  • It is durable,
  • it is easy to move around
  • It has a large grilling surface
  • It has a spacious hob
  • It is versatile
  • The hopper is easy to clean

Cons

  • It only has two wheels.
  • It is on the higher end of pricing, especially when compared to other pellet grills.

Final Verdict

Pellet grillers such as the Traeger pro series 22, offer users a variety of ways to cook outside. It uses advanced technology to cook the food evenly. Of manufacturers, Traeger has a great reputation for making pellet grills that can deliver what you need. The 572 square inches of grilling space give you a lot of space to do your outdoor cooking and get a smokey flavour in your food.

All in all, this can easily be said to be one of the best grills on the market for home use. We like how great it looks, and also how it also does what it says it does. We think this is a good buy, worth investing in. However, the grill you ultimately choose depends on your personal needs and what you intend to be cooking. Happy cooking!


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