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Traeger's wi-fi connected grill is delicious overkill

Traeger's wi-fi connected grill is delicious overkill
From TechCrunch - February 12, 2018

As a fan of both meat and fire, the Traeger Timberline 850 hits right in my rib zone. This powerfuland expensivesmoking grill is more like an outdoor oven than the chintzy charcoal or gas grill youve been using and the unique pellet system adds flavor, sear, and smoke to your hearty cuts of whatever.

Traeger has been around for years, starting out in the Northwest as a small, cult brand associated with rugged smokers. Recently reborn and rebranded by former Skullcandy CEO Jeremy Andrus, the Traeger story is now aimed squarely at foodies and outdoor-loving Xers (and Millenials who can afford the $1,700 price take for one of these massive grills.)

The interesting thing about these grills is the pellet system. The pellets are fed into a fireboat that burns them at consistently high temperatures, essentially creation convection inside the massive drum. This in turn heats, sears, and roasts meat and vegetables to surprising perfection. Ive done steaks, pork, and even pizza in this beast and every effort has been rewarded with some great food. Another favorite, Beer Can Chicken, produces a perfectly crispy bird in about an hour.

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