Need a new grill - Thinking a Traeger Renegade Elite. Anyone have?

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  1. LADDTWZ

    LADDTWZ Veteran Member

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    So I find myself in the market for a new grill. We currently have a Char Broil infrared. I do like it. It's propane, small, and works well. It's about 6 yrs old and due for all new grates / burners as we use it a ton. Pretty much every weekend if it's not snowing out that thing is going. During the summer 5 of 7 nights we make something on it. I know I could just rebuild it which was the plan when I stopped into the local fireplace / grill shop in Kazoo yesterday afternoon.

    Started looking at new ones just because and saw this new Traeger. It's a wood chip grill with auto feed. Sure seemed nice but it was $700. Not that that's a deal breaker but not what my original intention was. Came home and did some research only to find out there also a dang info commercial sell. Not really an issue but you know how it goes with those ad's.

    Anyone have one of these?

    http://www.traegergrills.com/renega...traeger+grills&utm_content=traeger+grills+-+p
     
  2. larrylarry

    larrylarry Veteran Member

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    image.jpg image.jpg Not really but I did make a new grill last weekend. Wore the one on the bottom plum out
     
  3. 351maverick

    351maverick Veteran Member

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    I love a propane grill....it's just so perfectly consistent

    my stainless Charmglow (Home Depot) is over 10 years old...I use it constantly
     
  4. Bandit723

    Bandit723 Veteran Member

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    I like to grill over a open wood fire have done this for years. do use oak and the flavor of the food is second to none in my opinion.
     
  5. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That must be an RS grill with the side pieces for the turn signals. ;)
     
  6. ssupercoolss

    ssupercoolss Veteran Member

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    I dont know much about the Traegers, but i have seen similar that look cool, but at the same time might take a little bit more preplanning than a propane grill...like when you just want to throw something on quick and be done with it.

    6 yrs on a Char Broil is a long time....i can never get the "big box brand" to last any length of time. Some one gave me an old propane weber a few years ago. it still lights off first click on the sparker, original burners....thing just keeps going. i have a rough time giving what they want for a new weber, but they sure do last.
     
  7. LADDTWZ

    LADDTWZ Veteran Member

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    THAT is my main hold back. Propane is hot almost now, need to research these a little more. But I do love the wood chip idea. I smoke a lot, but my smoker is big and firing it up for a dinner is just not convenient.
     
  8. PalmbchZ28

    PalmbchZ28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Hasty Bake made in Oklahoma. Charcoal / Wood. Best grill ever ....100% stainless steel. The 2 fire pans raise and lower with cranks. I made the grill enclosure with welded 16 gauge structural studs and installed cement board and stone...The grille is a slide in insert. Unfortunately crazy expensive. Cooked 45 lbs of ribs on it at once !
     

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    twozs Veteran Member

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  10. FreedomPenguin

    FreedomPenguin Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Second Weber, was my first and only grill. I even bought a mini q model for camping. It's all I knew so figured it was decent.

    I used friends grills and it burnt and cooked uneven, not like my Weber
     

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