Best Pellet Grill Smoker.
For home BBQ, nothing beats a good ol’ pellet grill smoke.
Today’s options offer a variety of features – digital cooking, mobile app functionality, auto-ignition, and slow-cooking pellets.
With so many options here’s my list for best pellet grill and smoker.
#1.) Traeger Lil Tex Pro Review
#2.) ZGrills Pellet Grill Review
#3) Traeger Renegade Pro
#4.) GMG Davy Crockett Pellet Grill
#5.) Cuisinart Wood Pellet Grill
** FYI: links go to Amazon (had lowest grill prices)
✅ Top Pick: Traeger Lil Tex Pro Review
The Traeger Lil Tex is a high-end pellet grill w/ temperature control settings.
For grilling it offers 572 sq. in. of cooking space:
4 whole chickens, 4-6 racks of ribs, 24 burgers
Traeger Lil Tex Elite 22 comes w/ a digital controller + hourly temp probes to maintain consistent heating — useful for slow cooking meats 5+ hours.
Buyers say it’s great at maintaining temp throughout the day – perfect for all day grilling or smoking!
Buyers love the push-button start + say it’s very easy to clean (thanks to non-stick grill grates).
Expensive pellet grill, but lots of happy buyer reviews.
ZGrills Pellet Smoker is a mid-priced grill w/ upgraded temperature controls.
Made of stainless steel (for durability) + has large grilling area of 700 sq. inches.
Dimensions: 19.2 x 26.0 inches
Temp range: 160°F – 450°F
Buyers say the digital panel makes it very easy to set + adjust temperatures.
Includes an auto-ignition starter and multiple grilling modes w/ adjustable temp controls:
regular grilling, smoke, bake, roast, sear, braise, barbecue and baking
Hopper can hold 20 pounds of wood pellets (burns approx. 1-pound per hour)
Reviews confirm ZGrills is easy to assemble + holds consistent temps for long hours.
The Traeger Renegade Pro is perfect for families of 3-5.
It can obviously cook many types of meats, but it’s specifically great at cooking steaks + bbq ribs.
One buyer says the Renegade was able to cook T-Bone steaks in about 1-hour and “were the most delicious steaks I’ve ever made at home”.
Grill offers 380 sq. inches of space w/ pellet hopper capacity of 18 pounds.
Buyers also confirm it’s easy to assemble + maintains perfectly consistent temps.
Lots of positive reviews, but is also very expensive.
The Cuisinart Pellet Grill is a mid-priced grill that is very easy to use.
Grilling Area: 450 sq. in.
Like a digital smoker, the Cuisinart grill is easy to assemble and holds consistent temp for hours.
A unique feature is the total temperature control feature — hopper will automatically add pellets as needed to maintain your temp setting.
Cuisinart hopper holds 15 pounds of pellets (burns 1 – 1.5 pounds per hour)
Buyer review: “as easy as operating a kitchen oven”.
Cuisinart grill has tons of positive reviews + affordable price.
The Davy Crockett is an affordable + portable smoker grill.
Its compact size makes it very versatile — perfect for tailgating, campers, or family BBQs.
Temp range: 150°F – 550°F
Buyers say they’ve even used as a boat grill, at outdoor festivals, and while hunting.
As a WiFi pellet grill, you can control + monitor temperatures using the mobile app. You even set timers w/ temp changes (excellent for tailgating cooking!)
Davy Crockett grill is the best portable smoker on my list.
It has high buyer ratings + affordable price tag.