The Traeger grill operates by pouring wood pellets into the hopper. When you push the "on" switch, the hot rod activates for about four minues, igniting the pellets in the firepot. The auger automatically feeds pellets from the hopper to the firepot where convection air is added, acting like a miniature forge. Heat and wood smoke surround the food, resulting in fantastic taste. Drippings are channeled out of the cooking chamber into an external bucket for easy disposal. Flipping the three-position switch to "high" allows you to grill. On "medium" you can slow cook. The "smoke" setting allows you to hot-smoke food. In the "smoke" mode, the grill delivers an even smoke to your food without having to tend the fire. Traege
r gives you the convenience of gas, the flavor of real wood.
The pellets are formed from sawdust that is dried, pulverized and extruded through a rotating die under enormous pressure. The pellets are clean burning and generate about 8500 BTU's per pound with very little ash. They are available in a variety of flavors.