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Treager’s latest pellet grill features improved hood (yay) and a touchscreen (nay)

Treager’s latest pellet grill features improved hood (yay) and a touchscreen (nay)

Traeger’s latest pellet smoker brings welcomed innovations to a new price point. The company just unveiled its latest Ironwood design, which features a handful of features that debuted on the more expensive Timberline product line a few months ago. As a long-time Traeger smoker owner, I’m excited about these updates as they make using the grill more manageable and cleaner. I’ve been using the $1,999 Ironwood XL grill for the last week. So far, I’ve cooked a large batch of competition chicken thighs, a couple of whole chickens, and a tray of brussels sprouts. I expect to publish a full review on the smoker in the coming weeks; I need to cook a few more things first. So far, the smoker has made a good impression though I have some reservations about build quality. The major innovation involves the grease trap. It’s so much easier in the new Ironwood and Timberline grilss. In previous Traeger models (and nearly all of the competition), the drippings flow down a large metal pan and into a narrow channel …