5 Reasons Why Pellet Grills are Worth It

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve seen an ad or an article about pellet grilling. Maybe you saw a friend or relative cooking on one when you went over to visit and asked them how much they paid for it. Were you a little surprised by their answer? Surely you thought, that seems a little pricey for a grill. So, what makes them different? How do they stand out? Are pellet grills really worth it?

We’ll give you 5 reasons why they are, including one big reason why you should make Country Smokers your first pellet grill. But more on that later.

5 Reasons Why Pellet Grills are Worth It

Here are 5 reasons why pellet grills live up to the hype:

1. The Food

All grills cook food, that much is true, but few grills can really claim to enhance the flavor of the food. Pellet grills are one of those that can. Pellet grills use wood pellets made from real hardwood that allow the smoking and grilling process to infuse wood flavor into whatever you’re cooking. One of the reasons why smoking food is so popular is because these hardwoods naturally have distinct flavors that make food taste not just better, but amazing.

For example, when you smoke with Hickory wood, you get bacon like aromas that really pair well with pork, chicken, and beef. Meanwhile, Mesquite hardwood helps lend spicy layers to flavors. It is the preferred hardwood for Texas barbecue which is known for its beef. There are also several different fruit hardwoods that are milder in flavor and are perfect for vegetables, baking, fish, and lamb.

Not to mention that your smoker smells incredible, so you want to be outside while the pellet grill is doing its thing and take in the aroma.

2. Pellet Grills are Incredibly Easy to Use

  1. Fill your hopper with pellets.
  2. Turn the temperature dial to your preferred setting.
  3. Put your food on the grill and close the lid.
  4. Remove when the food looks and feels done.

It’s REALLY just that simple.

No need to over complicate it. If you can use an oven, you can use a pellet grill.

3. Versatility

Pellet grills combine the functions of other grills, giving you an array of cooking options to choose from. For instance, on a Country Smokers Wood Pellet Grill, you can:

  • Smoke
  • Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Bake
  • Roast
  • Braise

Anything you can cook on a charcoal or gas grill; you can cook on a pellet grill (and then some). Whether you’re craving ribs , burgers, steaks, brisket , pulled pork, pies, pizza - your options are truly endless.

4. Time Saver

One of the reasons why people love pellet grills so much is because you don’t have to babysit the food (unless you’re grilling something hot and fast). The temperature control of pellet grills allows you to approximate time, meaning you can step away from your grill, returning every so often during a long smoke or bake to check on your food. You don’t have to manage your heat the same way you would on a charcoal grill or stick burner. The mechanisms within the pellet grill do this for you by feeding pellets to the burn pot automatically via an auger and motor. An auger is like a large corkscrew that rotates and feeds a few pellets at a time into the pot. The timing of the rotation is determined by the temperature setting on the dial. The higher the temp, the faster pellets get fed into the pot.

A pellet grill burns roughly one pound of pellets per hour at 225°F. So, if you fill your hopper beforehand there will usually be plenty of pellets to last throughout your cook.

5. Value

This may not apply to most pellet grills, but a Country Smokers Wood Pellet Grill is an incredible value! Not only do you receive multiple cooking options allowing you to create thousands of recipes and not only does it save you time, but a Country Smokers Pellet Grill is priced just right to save you money. You don’t have to break the bank to see if pellet grilling is right for you, because a Country Smokers Grill only has what you need to cook delicious food and none of the gadgets and dodads you don’t!

Burn pellets, not money. At least that’s what we say.

To learn more, click on the button below and explore the different wood pellet grills Country Smokers has to offer. You never know, pellet grilling just might become your new obsession.