Best Pellet/Gas Combo Grills/Smokers in 2023

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In recent years, I’ve started to notice more of the most popular pellet grill brands coming out with pellet/gas combination grills, commonly known as combo grills. Why? Well, there are a couple of reasons. As there are both pros and cons to both pellet and gas grills, producing a grill with both fuel options does appeal to some people. Therefore, I thought I would produce a post to highlight some of the best pellet/gas combo grills/smokers currently on the market and also to discuss if and when you might want to consider such a combo grill/smoker.

Currently, I believe the Camp Chef Apex to be the best pellet/gas combo on the market, but its not cheap. Therefore, we’ll also discuss some other cheaper options as well: Image –

Update: There is now a new category of pellet/charcoal combo grills you may want to look into.

Disclaimer: Hey! By the way… any links on this page that lead to products on Amazon or other sites are affiliate links, and I earn a commission if you make a purchase.

Introduction To Pellet/Gas Combo Grills/Smokers

Below, you’ll find my database preselected with pellet/gas combo grill/smokers with the lowest priced products currently on the market listed first.

Feel free to play around with the Custom Search Builder/drop-down options to find the pellet/gas combo grill/smoker that best suits your budget/requirements.

PelHeat Pellet Grill/Smoker Database

Updated December 2023
Make/ModelTypical Price ($)Pellet Grill/Smoker TypeTotal Cooking Area ( Grate ( Surfaces:Hopper Size (lbs):Low Temp (°F):High Temp (°F):Direct Flame?PID?WiFi/App?Made In The US?Released:Brand:Model Number:My Article:Availability:
GMG Trek Prime
GMG Ledge Prime
GMG Peak Prime 2.01,
recteq DualFire 12001,799Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,
recteq Flagship 11001,299Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,
recteq Backyard Beast 10001,099Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,
recteq SmokeStone
recteq Deck Boss 590899Horizontal/Stainless
Camp Chef Woodwind 24 999Horizontal/Stainless Steel811429222160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefClick
Camp Chef Woodwind 24 SideKick1,299Pellet/Gas Combo811429222160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefClick
Camp Chef Woodwind 36 SideKick1,499Pellet/Gas Combo1,236663222160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefClick
Camp Chef Woodwind 361,199Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,236663222160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefClick
Cabela's Pro Series 36"799Horizontal1,236633222180450YesYesYesNo2023CabelasCamp Chef vs Cabela’s Pellet Grills – Which Are Better?
Cabela's Pro Series 24"699Horizontal811429222180450YesYesYesNo2023CabelasCamp Chef vs Cabela’s Pellet Grills – Which Are Better?
Cabela's Deluxe 24599Horizontal570429218180450NoYesNoNo2023CabelasCamp Chef vs Cabela’s Pellet Grills – Which Are Better?
Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Oven399Electric Oven18018010105700No-NoNo2023NinjaNinja Woodfire Outdoor
Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill Pro Connect XL499Electric Grill18018010105700No-YesNo2023NinjaNinja Woodfire Outdoor Grill Pro Connect
Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill399Electric Grill14114110105700No-NoNo2023NinjaNinja Woodfire Outdoor
Brisk It Origin-580899Horizontal580428222180500NoYesYesNo2023Brisk ItBrisk It
Merax Ceramic1,263Ceramic465465112180500NoYesNoNo2023MeraxMerax
Nexgrill Oakford 580449Horizontal581400222160550NoYesYesNo2023NexgrillNexgrill Oakford
Nexgrill Oakford 1400499Vertical1,3880580150420-YesYesNo2023NexgrillNexgrill Oakford
Nexgrill Oakford 1000649Horizontal1,008671232160550NoYesYesNo2023NexgrillNexgrill Oakford
Nexgrill Oakford 790549Horizontal790527232160550NoYesYesNo2023NexgrillNexgrill Oakford
HiMombo 570319Horizontal570305223180450YesNoNoNo2023HiMomboHiMombo
ASMOKE AS550P449Horizontal5150213180500YesNoNoNo2023ASMOKEASMOKE
ASMOKE AS550419Horizontal5150213180500YesNoNoNo2023ASMOKEASMOKE
ASMOKE AS700P749Horizontal7000226180500YesYesNoNo2023ASMOKEASMOKE
Z Grills 550C499Horizontal553406210180450NoYesNoNo2023Z GrillsZ Grills
Z Grills 10502B599Horizontal1,080443312180450NoYesNoNo2023Z GrillsZ Grills
Z Grills 7002C2E/7002F2559Horizontal697504224180450NoYesNoNo2023Z GrillsZ Grills 7002C2E/
Z Grills 7002C/7002F519Horizontal697494224180450NoYesNoNo2023Z GrillsZ Grills 7002C/
recteq RT-B380X Bullseye Deluxe799Horizontal/Stainless Steel3803801182001,000NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqrecteq RT-B380X Bullseye
recteq Patio Legend 410699Horizontal/Stainless Steel410410114180700NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqrecteq Patio Legend
recteq Road Warrior 340P599Portable/Stainless Steel340340114180700NoYesNoNo2023RecTeqrecteq Road Warrior
HALO Prime 11001,099Horizontal/Built-In1,129610218180500YesYesYesNo2023HALOHALO Prime
HALO Prime 15001,299Horizontal/Built-In1,474901227180500YesYesYesNo2023HALOHALO Prime
HALO Prime 550809Horizontal/Built-In553386214180500YesYesYesNo2023HALOHALO Prime
Weber SmokeFire Sear+ ELX61,599Horizontal1,157648322180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2023WeberWeber SmokeFire Sear+
Weber SmokeFire Sear+ ELX41,399Horizontal771432322180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2023WeberWeber SmokeFire Sear+
Camp Chef XXL Pro899Vertical/Smoke Box1,8060630150350-YesYesNo2023Camp ChefCamp Chef XXL
Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 36 SideKick1,799Pellet/Gas Combo1,236663322160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefCamp Chef Woodwind Pro 36
Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 361,499Horizontal/Smoke Box1,236663222160500NoYesYesNo2023Camp ChefCamp Chef Woodwind Pro
Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 24 SideKick1,449Pellet/Gas Combo811429322160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefCamp Chef Woodwind Pro 24
Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 241,199Horizontal/Smoke Box811429222160500NoYesYesNo2023Camp ChefCamp Chef Woodwind Pro
Pit Boss 4-Series Onyx Edition474Vertical1,3000565130420-YesNoNo2023Pit BossPit Boss 4-Series Onyx
Pit Boss Pro Series Elite 6-Series (Gen 3)899Vertical1,5000570130420-YesYesNo2023Pit BossPit Boss Pro Series Elite 6-Series (Gen 3)
Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 (Gen 3)999Horizontal1,598711232180500YesYesYesNo2023Pit BossSKU: 10981Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 (Gen 3)
Pit Boss Pro Series 1150 (Gen 3)699Horizontal1,150711232180500YesYesYesNo2023Pit BossSKU: 10980Pit Boss Pro Series 1150 (Gen 3)
Pit Boss Pro Series Elite 1600 PSE (Gen 3)1,399Horizontal 1,598711332180500YesYesYesNo2023Pit BossSKU: 10982Pit Boss Pro Series Elite 1600 PSE (Gen 3)
Pit Boss Savannah Onyx Edition597Horizontal1,507633328180500YesYesNo (Optional)No2023Pit BossPit Boss Savannah Onyx
Pit Boss Austin XL 1000 Onyx Edition497Horizontal1,008720230180500YesYesNo (Optional)No2023Pit BossPit Boss Austin XL 1000 Onyx
Pit Boss Lexington 500 Onyx Edition327Horizontal543373215180500YesYesNoNo2023Pit BossPit Boss Lexington 500 Onyx
Pit Boss Portable Battery Pellet Grill499Tabletop25625617180500YesNoNoNo2023Pit BossPit Boss Portable Battery Pellet
Pit Boss Sportsman 16001,099Horizontal1,598711330180500YesNoYesNo2023Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman
Traeger Ironwood XL (Gen 2)1,999Horizontal925594222180500NoYesYesNo2023TraegerTFB93RLGTraeger Ironwood XL (Gen 2)
Traeger Ironwood (Gen 2)1,799Horizontal616 396 222 180500NoYesYesNo2023TraegerTFB61RLGTraeger Ironwood (Gen 2)
Member's Mark Pro Series499Horizontal1,0340324180500NoYesNoNo2022Member's MarkMember's Mark Pro
Lone Star Grillz 20" x 42"2,895Horizontal1,278735240160450YesYesYesUS Made2022Lone Star GrillzLone Star Grillz 20" x 42"
Lone Star Grillz 20" x 36"2,695Horizontal1,062609240160450YesYesYesUS Made2022Lone Star GrillzLone Star Grillz 20" x 36"
Lifetime Pellet/Gas Grill1,299Pellet/Gas Combo7420220180700YesYesYesNo2022LifetimeLifetime Pellet/Gas
KANDO Gear Champ3,795Horizontal1,113665220160500YesYesYesUS Made2022KANDO GearKANDO Gear
KANDO Gear K4802,995Horizontal750456220160500YesYesYesUS Made2022KANDO GearKANDO Gear
USSC Grills USG730SS874Horizontal 7300224180500NoYesNoNo2022USSC GrillsUSSC Grills
Monument Grills 26-In529Horizontal7030220180500YesYesNoNo2022Monument GrillsMonument Grills
USSC Grills Portable343Tabletop295295112180500YesYesNoNo2022USSC GrillsUSSC Grills
Oklahoma Joe's Rider DLX (Gen 2)699Horizontal906578220200600YesYesNoNo2022Oklahoma JoesOklahoma Joe's Rider DLX (Gen 2)
LifePro SCSP2000LP644Horizontal2,0000330180500NoYesNoNo2022LifeProLifePro
LifePro SCSP1500LP558Horizontal1,5000330180500NoYesNoNo2022LifeProLifePro
Royal Gourmet PL2032397Horizontal802640225180500NoNoNoNo2022Royal GourmetRoyal Gourmet
Costway Pellet Grill239Tabletop256256113180450NoNoNoNo2022CostwayCostway Pellet
ASMOKE AS660499Horizontal7000226180500YesNoNoNo2022ASMOKEASMOKE
ASMOKE AS660N-1529Horizontal7000226180500YesNoNoNo2022ASMOKEASMOKE
ASMOKE AS300249Tabletop25625614180500YesNoNoNo2022ASMOKEASMOKE
ASMOKE AS350429Tabletop25625614180500YesNoNoNo2022ASMOKEASMOKE
Z Grills 7052B WiFi899Horizontal709461228160500NoYesYesNo2022Z GrillsZ Grills 7052B
Z Grills 11002B WiFi1,299Horizontal1,068693228160500NoYesYesNo2022Z GrillsZ Grills 11002B
Z Grills 700D4E649Horizontal697504220180450NoYesNoNo2022Z GrillsZ Grills
Z Grills 700D3609Horizontal697504220180450NoYesNoNo2022Z GrillsZ Grills
Z Grills Cruiser 200A299Tabletop20220218180450NoNoNoNo2022Z GrillsZ Grills Cruiser
recteq RT-1070 Cabinet1,399Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,070532230180700NoYesYesNo2022RecTeqrecteq RT-1070
recteq RT-10701,199Built-In/Stainless Steel1,070532230180700NoYesYesNo2022RecTeqrecteq
recteq RT-12501,519Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,250627240180700NoYesYesNo2022RecTeqrecteq
Pitts & Spitts Maverick 2000 SS5,899Horizontal/Stainless Steel2,000666335160600NoYesYesUS Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 2000
Pitts & Spitts Maverick 850 SS4,149Horizontal/Stainless Steel850425235160600NoYesYesUS Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 850
Pitts & Spitts Maverick 20003,649Horizontal2,000666335160600NoYesNo (Optional)US Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick
Pitts & Spitts Maverick 1250 SS5,149Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,250625235160600NoYesYesUS Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 1250
Pitts & Spitts Maverick 8502,149Horizontal850425235160600NoYesNo (Optional)US Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick
Pitts & Spitts Maverick 12502,549Horizontal1,250625235160600NoYesNo (Optional)US Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick
Oklahoma Joe's Anthem Series Rider DLX899Horizontal1,234578320180650YesYesNoNo2022Oklahoma JoesOklahoma Joe's Anthem Series Rider
Memphis Grills Pro ITC3 28-Inch4,499Horizontal/Stainless Steel568432218180650YesYesYesNo2022Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Pro ITC3
Memphis Grills Pro ITC3 Built-In 28-Inch4,049Built-In/Stainless Steel568432218180650YesYesYesNo2022Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Pro ITC3 Built-In
Memphis Grills Elite ITC3 39-Inch5,399Horizontal/Stainless Steel848644224180700YesYesYesNo2022Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Elite ITC3
Memphis Grills Elite ITC3 Built-In 39-Inch4,949Built-In/Stainless Steel848644224180700YesYesYesNo2022Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Elite ITC3 Built-In
HALO Prime 300494Tabletop301215210180500YesYesNoNo2022HALOHALO Prime
Cuisinart 24-Inch CPG-256399Tabletop25618824180500NoNoNoNo2022CuisinartCuisinart 24-Inch
Cuisinart 52-Inch CPG-700799Horizontal700484221180500NoNoNoNo2022CuisinartCuisinart 52-Inch
Cuisinart 45-Inch CPG-465599Horizontal465304213180500NoNoNoNo2022CuisinartCuisinart 45-Inch
Camp Chef MZGX 24599Horizontal776429218160500YesYesYesNo2022Camp ChefCamp Chef MZGX
Camp Chef Apex 36 Gas Kit2,449Pellet/Gas Combo1,236663230160500YesYesYesNo2022Camp ChefCamp Chef Apex 36 Gas
Camp Chef Apex 36 1,999Horizontal1,236663230160500NoYesYesNo2022Camp ChefCamp Chef Apex 36
Camp Chef Apex 24 Gas Kit2,199Pellet/Gas Combo811429330160500YesYesYesNo2022Camp Chef Camp Chef Apex 24 Gas
Camp Chef Apex 241,799Horizontal811429230160500NoYesYesNo2022Camp ChefCamp Chef Apex
Pit Boss Competition Series 1230CS1699Pellet/Gas Combo1,261630221180500YesYesYesNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Competition Series
Pit Boss Competition Series PBV5P2549Vertical1,6790560150420-YesYesNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Competition Series
Pit Boss Mile Hybrid497Pellet/Gas Combo611611115180500YesNoNoNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Mile
Pit Boss Competition Series 1600799Horizontal1,578648326180500YesYesYesNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Competition Series
Pit Boss Competition Series 1250699Horizontal1,315540326180500YesYesYesNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Competition Series
Pit Boss Competition Series 850549Horizontal849593221180500YesYesYesNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Competition Series
Pit Boss Sportsman 1100799Horizontal 1,610711230180500YesNoNoNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman
Pit Boss Sportsman 820699Horizontal849593221180500YesNoNoNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman
Pit Boss Sportsman 500460Horizontal542400215180500YesNoNoNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman
Traeger Timberline XL (Gen 2)3,799Horizontal/Built-In1,320 594 322 180500NoYesYesNo2022TraegerTBB01RLGTraeger Timberline XL (Gen 2)
Traeger Timberline (Gen 2)2,999Horizontal/Built-In880 396 322 180500NoYesYesNo2022TraegerTBB86RLGTraeger Timberline (Gen 2)
Ooni Fyra 12 Pellet Pizza Oven349Pizza Oven14414412200950Yes--No2021OoniOoni Fyra 12 Pellet Pizza
MAK Grills MAK 3 Star9,499Horizontal/Stainless Steel2,750660230170650YesYesYesUS Made2021MAK GrillsMAK Grills MAK 3
MAK Grills MAK 2 Star Stainless Steel4,499Horizontal/Stainless Steel858429220170600YesYesYesUS Made2021MAK GrillsMAK Grills MAK 2 Star Stainless
MAK Grills MAK 2 Star3,499Horizontal858429220170600YesYesNo (Optional)US Made2021MAK GrillsMAK Grills MAK 2
MAK Grills MAK 1 Star 2,499Horizontal858429220170600YesYesNo (Optional)US Made2021MAK GrillsMAK Grills MAK 1 Star
Blazn Grill Works Grid Iron1,799Horizontal 720720130160500YesYesNo (Optional)US Made2021Blazn Grill WorksBlazn Grill Works Grid
Blazn Grill Works Grand Slam1,599Horizontal468468130160500YesYesNo (Optional)US Made2021Blazn Grill WorksBlazn Grill Works Grand
Yoder YS480s Built-In2,579Built-In800480220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder YS480s
Yoder YS640s Built-In2,639Built-In1,070640220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder YS640s
Yoder Smokers YS1500s4,995Horizontal1,5001,008220150500YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder Smokers
Yoder YS640s Competition Cart3,394Horizontal1,070640220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder YS640s Competition
Yoder YS480s Competition Cart2,589Horizontal800480220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder YS480s Competition
Yoder YS640s2,399Horizontal1,070640220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder
Yoder YS480s2,139Horizontal800480220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder
USSC Grills USG890SS1,043Horizontal8900224180500NoYesNoNo2021USSC GrillsUSSC Grills
Prime Pellet Grills KC King 600845Horizontal600440220180400NoNoNoNo2021Prime Pellet GrillsPrime Pellet Grills KC King
USSC Grills USG890996Horizontal 890612218180500NoYesNoNo2021USSC GrillsUSSC Grills
Buffalo Outdoor390Tabletop25625614180500YesNoNoNo2021Buffalo OutdoorBuffalo
Oklahoma Joe's Rider 600 (Gen 1)449Horizontal617617120180500NoNoNoNo2021Oklahoma JoesOklahoma Joe's Rider 600 (Gen 1)
Oklahoma Joe's Rider Combo (Gen 1)699Pellet/Gas Combo9970220180500YesNoNoNo2021Oklahoma JoesOklahoma Joe's Rider Combo (Gen 1)
Cuisinart Bristol391Horizontal505381230180500NoNoNoNo2021CuisinartCuisinart
Lifesmart 510630Horizontal5100215180500NoYesNoNo2021LifesmartLifesmart
Lifesmart 20001,415Horizontal2,0000330180500NoYesNoNo2021LifesmartLifesmart
Dyna-Glo 706387Horizontal7060220150500YesYesNoNo2021Dyna-GloDyna-Glo
Dyna-Glo 460334Horizontal4600216150500YesYesNoNo2021Dyna-GloDyna-Glo
KingChii Pro Series 02265Portable300300111180500NoNoNoNo2021KingChiiKingChii Pro Series
Z Grills 450A409Horizontal459331215180450NoYesNoNo2021Z GrillsZ Grills
Z Grills L6002E419Horizontal57233228180450YesYesNoNo2021Z Grills Z Grills
Z Grills 5502H419Horizontal553406210180450NoYesNoNo2021Z GrillsZ Grills
Z Grills 450B499Horizontal459331215180450NoYesNoNo2021Z GrillsZ Grills
Z Grills L600D479Horizontal57233228180450YesYesNoNo2021Z GrillsZ Grills
Z Grills 1000D3E669Horizontal1,056428320180450NoYesNoNo2021Z GrillsZ Grills
Grilla Grills Silverbac Alpha Connect Built-In849Horizontal/Built-In692507220180500NoYesYesNo2021Grilla GrillsGrilla Grills Silverbac Alpha Connect
Grilla Grills Chimp Tailgater599Portable460340215180500NoYesYesNo2021Grilla GrillsGrilla Grills Chimp
Grilla Grills Silverbac All-Terrain Alpha Connect1,099Horizontal692507220180500NoYesYesNo2021Grilla GrillsGrilla Grills Silverbac All-Terrain Alpha
Grilla Grills Silverbac Alpha Connect899Horizontal692507220180500NoYesYesNo2021Grilla GrillsGrilla Grills Silverbac Alpha
Louisiana Grills SL Series 10001,175Horizontal1,0140218180500YesYesNoNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills SL Series
Louisiana Grills SL Series 700974Horizontal6960218180500YesYesNoNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills SL Series
Louisiana Grills Black Label 300499Tabletop333333110180500YesYesNoNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Black Label
Louisiana Grills 4-Series1,049Vertical1,0770460180500-YesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills
Louisiana Grills Black Label Series 12001,199Horizontal1,180758218180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Black Label Series
Louisiana Grills Black Label Series 10001,099Horizontal1,028661218180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Black Label Series
Louisiana Grills Black Label Series 800999Horizontal809520218180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Black Label Series
Louisiana Grills Founders Legacy 8001,899Horizontal8460229180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Founders Legacy
Louisiana Grills Founders Legacy 12002,199Horizontal1,2050229180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Founders Legacy
Louisiana Grills Founders Series Premier 8001,399Horizontal8460229180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Founders Series Premier
Louisiana Grills Founders Series Premier 12001,599Horizontal1,2050229180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Founders Series Premier
recteq RT-7001,199Horizontal/Stainless Steel702702140180700NoYesYesNo2021RecTeqrecteq
recteq RT-590899Horizontal/Stainless Steel592592130180700NoYesYesNo2021RecTeqrecteq
recteq RT-B380 Bullseye499Horizontal/Stainless Steel380380115200750NoYesNoNo2021RecTeqrecteq RT-B380
Victory 35-Inch699Horizontal936691329180500YesNoNoNo2021VictoryVictory
recteq RT-25002,599Horizontal/Stainless Steel2,500982353180650NoYesYesNo2021RecTeqrecteq
recteq RT-12501,519Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,250627340180700NoYesYesNo2021RecTeqrecteq
GMG Ledge SS Prime Plus929Horizontal458458118150550NoYesYesNo2021GMGGMG Ledge SS Prime
GMG Ledge Prime Plus899Horizontal458458118150550NoYesYesNo2021GMGGMG Ledge Prime
Coyote 28-Inch C1P282,999Built-In/Stainless Steel609450212175650YesYesNoNo2021CoyoteCoyote 28-Inch
Coyote 28-Inch C1P28-FS3,499Horizontal/Stainless Steel609450212175650YesYesNoNo2021CoyoteCoyote 28-Inch
Coyote 36-Inch C1P36-FS4,399Horizontal/Stainless Steel808594215175700YesYesNoNo2021CoyoteCoyote 36-Inch
Coyote 36-Inch C1P363,499Built-In/Stainless Steel808594215175700YesYesNoNo2021CoyoteCoyote 36-Inch
Broil King Crown 5001,099Horizontal750550218180600NoYesYesUS Assembled2021Broil KingBroil King Crown
Broil King Regal 5001,799Horizontal825625222180600NoYesYesUS Assembled2021Broil KingBroil King Regal
Broil King Regal 4001,299Horizontal630500222180600NoYesYesUS Assembled2021Broil KingBroil King Regal
Broil King Regal 5001,499Horizontal825625222180600NoYesYesUS Assembled2021Broil KingBroil King Regal
Broil King Crown 400899Horizontal570440218180600NoYesYesUS Assembled2021Broil KingBroil King Crown
Weber SmokeFire EX6 (Gen 2)1,299Horizontal1,008648222180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2021WeberWeber SmokeFire EX6 (Gen 2)
Weber SmokeFire EX4 (Gen 2)999Horizontal672432222180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2021WeberWeber SmokeFire EX4 (Gen 2)
Camp Chef Woodwind CL 36 SideKick1,449Pellet/Gas Combo1,236663322160500YesYesYesNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef Woodwind 36
Camp Chef Woodwind CL 361,199Horizontal1,236663222160500YesYesYesNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef Woodwind
Camp Chef Woodwind CL 24 SideKick1,149Pellet/Gas Combo811429322160500YesYesYesNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef Woodwind 24
Camp Chef Woodwind CL 24899Horizontal811429222160500YesYesYesNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef Woodwind
Camp Chef Pursuit 20499Portable501253210160500YesYesNoNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef Pursuit
Camp Chef XT549Horizontal570429218160500NoYesNoNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef
Camp Chef DLX599Horizontal570429218160500NoYesNoNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef
Camp Chef SG 24749Horizontal811429222160500YesYesYesNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef SG
Pit Boss Pro Series 1100849Pellet/Gas Combo1,260630220180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Pro Series
Pit Boss Platinum KC Combo797Pellet/Gas Combo1,001630226180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Platinum KC
Pit Boss Pro Series 4-Series (Gen 2)499Vertical1,0770465150420-YesYesNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Pro Series 4-Series (Gen 2)
Pit Boss Platinum Brunswick597Vertical1,1640498150420-YesYesNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Platinum
Pit Boss Platinum Lockhart847Horizontal2,136546640180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Platinum
Pit Boss Platinum Laredo 1000547Horizontal1,006528226180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Platinum Laredo
Pit Boss Pro Series Portable 150 (Gen 2)299Tabletop25625615180500YesNoNoNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Pero Series Portable 150 (Gen 2)
Pit Boss Pro Series 1150 (Gen 2)699Horizontal 1,155711232180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossSKU: 10576Pit Boss Pro Series 1150 (Gen 2)
Pit Boss Pro Series 850 (Gen 2)599Horizontal 850593220180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Pro Series 850 (Gen 2)
Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 (Gen 2)999Horizontal1,598711332180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossSKU: 10737Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 (Gen 2)
Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 Elite (Gen 2)1,299Horizontal1,597711332180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossSKU: 10908Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 Elite (Gen 2)
GrillFest 655421Horizontal655465220180450NoNoNoNo2020GrillFestGrillFest
GrillFest 445374Horizontal445312216180450NoNoNoNo2020GrillFestGrillFest
Sophia & William Pellet Grill369Horizontal712446218180450NoNoNoNo2020Sophia & WilliamSophia & William Pellet
GMG Davy Crockett399Portable21921919150550NoYesYesNo2020GMGGMG Davy
Z Grills 700D599Horizontal697504220180450NoNoNoNo2020Z GrillsZ Grills
Z Grills 7002B2E/7002E489Horizontal697504220180450NoNoNoNo2020Z GrillsZ Grills 7002B2E/
Z Grills 7002B509Horizontal697504220180450NoNoNoNo2020Z GrillsZ Grills
Z Grills 550A429Horizontal585424216180450NoNoNoNo2020Z GrillsZ Grills
Z Grills 10002B2E599Horizontal1,056428320180450NoNoNoNo2020Z GrillsZ Grills
Grilla Grills Alpha Connect929Horizontal488346220180500NoYesYesNo2020Grilla GrillsGrilla Grills Alpha
Twin Eagles 36-Inch Rotisserie11,378Horizontal/Stainless Steel00213140725YesYesYesUS Made2020Twin EaglesTwin Eagles 36-Inch
Twin Eagles 36-Inch10,668Horizontal/Stainless Steel00213140725YesYesYesUS Made2020Twin EaglesTwin Eagles
Twin Eagles 36-Inch Built-In8,559Built-In/Stainless Steel00213140725YesYesYesUS Made2020Twin EaglesTwin Eagles 36-Inch
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The Best Camp Chef Pellet/Gas Combo Grill

As I stated under the image caption at the start of the article, I currently believe the Camp Chef Apex, which is available as either a 24″ or 36″ model, is the best pellet/gas combo currently available.

There are several reasons why I would argue this to be true, as it has some of the best temperature/smoke control technology on the market, for instance.

However, specifically as a pellet/gas combo grill, its arguably the best due to the fact it can be a full-width pellet grill or a full-width gas grill, which makes it one of the most flexible options.

The Camp Chef Apex is also one of the best examples of a pellet grill griddle option. There are many benefits to cooking on a griddle, and again, the Camp Chef Apex firmly ticks that box aswell.

This video explains all the key features/capabilties of the Camp Chef Apex: Video –

Its possible to purchase either the 24″ or 36″ Camp Chef Apex as just a standard pellet grill without the gas kit for a lower price point and then add on the gas kit at a later date.

The 24″ model features four gas burners and an additional burner for the side griddle. The 36″ model features six burners and an additional burner for the side griddle.

However, while the side burner comes as a griddle as standard, it is actually compatible with a whole range of Camp Chef accessories, such as a small 14″ pizza oven.


  • Full-width pellet or gas grill cooking performance
  • Lots of different accessories (gas griddle etc)
  • Insulated lid for heat retention


  • The most expensive pellet/gas combo on the market
  • Not the best Camp Chef for smoking
  • Pretty large/heavy

Camp Chef Apex Pellet/Gas Grill Key Specs

  • Cooking Area: 811 Sq In (24″ Apex), 1,236 Sq In (36″ Apex)
  • Temperature Range: 160°F to 500°F (pellet), 650°F+ (gas)
  • Pellet Hopper: 30 lbs
  • PID Control Panel?: Yes
  • WiFi/App?: Yes
  • Typical Price: $2,199 (24″ Apex), $2,499 (36″ Apex)
  • Availability: &

Cheapest Camp Chef Pellet/Gas Combo Grill

While I think the Camp Chef Apex above is the best full-width pellet/gas combo grill currently on the market, its not cheap, costing over $2,000. There is, however, another option from Camp Chef.

For many years now, its been possible to upgrade/modify most Camp Chef pellet grills with the propane SideKick add-on, which can be fitted with a wide range of accessories.

Camp Chef SideKick Propane Attachment
The propane SideKick can be added to most Camp Chef pellet grill/smoker models: Image –

So, for instance, on a budget, you could go for one of the lower-priced Camp Chef pellet grill models (SmokePro) and then add on the propane SideKick for additional functionality.

However, the SideKick can also be added to more premium models from the Woodwind or Woodwind Pro range of products. Many owners use the SideKick as a little sear station for steaks/burgers etc.


  • Can be added to most Camp Chef pellet grills/smokers
  • Wide range of accessories (pizza oven etc)
  • Low cost means to add gas-cooking functionality


  • Offers a very small gas cooking area
  • Only suitable for Camp Chef pellet grills/smokers

Camp Chef Propane SideKick Key Specs

  • Cooking Area: 231
  • Propane Burner: 28,000 BTU
  • Accessories: Griddle (Included), Pizza Oven, Grill Box, Cookware
  • Typical Price: $274 + Accessories
  • Availability: &

The Best Pit Boss Pellet/Gas Combo Grill

Pit Boss currently produces the widest range of 50/50 split pellet/gas combo grills, as you can see from the database above. However, availability to actually pick up each of the models does vary.

For instance, the Navigator pellet/gas combo grill is only available from certain local retailers/speciality stores or directly from The same goes for the Sportsman pellet/gas combo grill.

The Pro Series 1100 gas/pellet combo grill is only available through Lowes. The most widely available (through Walmart) Pit Boss pellet/gas combo grill is from their Platinum Series, the KC Combo.

I recently produced my best Pit Boss pellet/gas grills article, where I compared the features/price points of all the various Pit Boss models to come to the conclusion the best option is the Competition Series.

Best Pit Boss Pellet/Gas Combo Grill
I compared seven Pit Boss pellet/gas combos and concluded the Competition Series 1230CS1 is currently the best model available: Image –

There were a couple of reasons I concluded the Competition Series pellet/gas combo is currently the best option from the Pit Boss range, a key point being the price point.

Many of the other Pit Boss pellet/gas combo models share the same physical dimensions/cooking area, and the Pit Boss Competition Series is one of the cheapest options, but at the same time, it has the best control panel!?

The control panel fitted to the Competition Series 1230CS1 features WiFi/App support and PID temperature control, but it also features P-Setting adjustment. A feature missing on other models.

What P-Setting adjustment provides is more control over how much smoke the pellet grill side of the BBQ can produce. Hence, its the model you want if you actually want to be able to produce the most smoke.

You will not find much stainless steel, if any, on Pit Boss grills. As I discussed in my Traeger vs Pit Boss post, Pit Boss is targeting the value/budget segment of the market.


  • Less than half the price of a Camp Chef Apex
  • Features a modern PID panel for accurate temperature control
  • WiFi (SmokeIT functionality)


  • Separate and pretty small pellet/gas cooking areas
  • Lack of stainless steel construction
  • Limited availability

Pit Boss Competition Series 1230CS1 Pellet/Gas Combo

  • Cooking Area: 1,261 (pellet and gas grill)
  • Temperature Range: 180°F to 500°F (pellet grill), 650°F+ (gas)
  • Pellet Hopper: 21 lbs
  • PID Control Panel?: Yes
  • WiFi/App?: Yes
  • Weight: 262.35 lbs
  • Typical Price: $699
  • Availability:

Cheapest Pit Boss Pellet Smoker/Gas Grill

Where the Pit Boss Competiton Series above is a 50/50 split grill with pellet cooking and gas grilling in separate cooking chambers, their smallest/cheapest model, the Mile Hybrid, is very different.

With this combo grill, the pellet burn pot and gas burners are within the same cooking chamber. There is the standard centrally located pellet burn pot with two gas burners located above it.

Pit Boss Mile Hybrid Pellet Smoker/Gas Grill
The Pit Boss Mile Hybrid pellet smoker/gas grill is one of the most affordable combo grills on the market: Images –

An advantage of including the pellet burn pot and gas burners within the same cooking chamber is for really high heat, you could use both heat sources at the same time.

Furthermore, you can sear over the gas burners without having to move the food over to a separate cooking chamber.

Granted, you don’t have as much cooking space as something like the Competiton Series above. However, I think this Mile Hybrid model should meet the cooking needs in terms of surface area for many couples and small families.

Unfortunately, the Mile Hybrid is not fitted with one of Pit Boss’s latest PID control panels for advanced temperature control. Neither is it fitted with a SmokeIT control panel for WiFi/App support.

Then again, for under $500, I think this Mile Hybrid model is well worth considering if you’re looking for a pellet/gas combo grill on a budget.


  • Low price under $500
  • Excellent searing/grilling performance


  • Lack of PID temperature control
  • No WiFi (SmokeIT) functionality

Pit Boss Mile Hybrid Pellet Smoker/Gas Grill Key Specs

  • Cooking Area: 611 Square Inches (pellet and gas grill)
  • Temperature Range: 180°F to 500°F (pellet grill), 650°F+ (gas)
  • Pellet Hopper: 15 lbs
  • PID Control Panel?: No
  • WiFi/App?: No
  • Typical Price: $497
  • Availability:

Lifetime Smoker Grill Combo

Lifetime is not a new brand. They have been around since the mid-90s. However, they are new to the grill market, and this pellet smoker/gas grill combo is their first such product.

Like the Camp Chef Apex above, it features a single cooking chamber that features both a pellet burn pot and four gas burners, which can be used separately or at the same time for direct/indirect heat.

It appears on the pellet side of things the maximum temperature is 400 degrees. Therefore, for grilling, it will purely be from using the gas burners, which can take the cooking chamber up to 700 degrees.

Lifetime Pellet Smoker Gas Grill Combo
This pellet smoker/gas grill combo is the first BBQ under the Lifetime brand: Image –


  • Large cabinet design/good storage
  • Combines pellet/gas cooking area with four gas burners
  • Some use of stainless steel


  • Only 400°F degrees from the pellet burner
  • The first/only pellet grill from Lifetime (reliability questions)
  • Over $1,000 for a grill from a new pellet grill brand

Lifetime Smoker Grill Combo Key Specs

  • Cooking Area: 742 Square Inches (pellet and gas grill)
  • Temperature Range: 180°F to 400°F (pellet), up to 700°F (gas)
  • Pellet Hopper: 20lbs
  • PID Control Panel?: Unconfirmed
  • WiFi/App?: Yes
  • Weight: 225 lbs
  • Typical Price: $1,299
  • Availability:

Cuisinart Twin Oaks Pellet/Gas Combo

When Cuisinart started to first sell pellet grills/smokers, they were essentially identical to Z Grills models.

However, their two latest offerings, the Woodcreek and Twin Oaks, appear to be unique designs, and they do have a lot going for them for the price.

For instance, their 50/50 split pellet/gas combo grill (Twin Oaks) is actually cheaper than the Pit Boss Competition Series pellet/gas combo grill above.

I think its actually better than the Pit Boss in a couple of areas (stainless steel lid with viewing window), but its not as good in other areas (thin folded sheet steel construction, no PID control panel).

Cuisinart Twin Oaks Pellet/Gas Combo Grill
The Cuisinart Twin Oaks Pellet/Gas Combo Grill is an even cheaper alternative to the Pit Boss Competiton Series Pellet/Gas Combo: Image –

The pellet hopper on the Twin Oaks is a massive 30lbs. Now, that may sound like a good thing. But in reality, its way more than you need, as you don’t want to leave pellets in the hopper for too long.

If you do, its possible the pellets will absorb moisture and go bad. I also wouldn’t leave this Twin Oaks combo grill outside. The thin steel construction could rust through pretty quickly once the paint finish starts to fail.


  • Large cooking area for the price point
  • Viewing windows on the grill lids
  • Widely available from Walmart stores


  • Thin folded steel construction
  • Lack of PID temperature control
  • No WiFi (only Bluetooth)

Cuisinart Twin Oaks Pellet/Gas Combo Specs

  • Cooking Area: 900 Square Inches (pellet and gas grill)
  • Temperature Range: 180°F to 500°F (pellet grill)
  • Pellet Hopper: 30lbs
  • PID Control Panel?: No
  • WiFi/App?: Bluetooth with App
  • Weight: 207.34 lbs
  • Typical Price: $597 to $699
  • Availability:

Expert Grill Concord 3-In-1 Pellet Grill/Propane Griddle

You may not have heard of Expert Grill before. As I discussed in my linked article, they are a new budget brand that appears to be exclusive to Walmart.

The Expert Grill Concord has a propane griddle on the left and a pellet grill/smoker on the right.

While being one of the cheapest pellet/gas combos of the current options, it still provides a total cooking area of 1,001, equalling the Pit Boss KC Combo.

Expert Grill Concord 3-In-1 Pellet Grill/Propane Griddle
The Expert Grill Concord is currently one of the cheapest 50/50 pellet/gas combo grills on the market: Image –

While the Expert Grill Concord offers a cooking area close to that of the Pit Boss Competition Series above and is also fitted with a PID control panel, there are some notable differences.

For instance, on the pellet grill side, the Expert Grill will max out at 450 degrees, whereas the Pit Boss can get up to 500 degrees.

Furthermore, there is a significant difference in weight, with the Pit Boss weighing in at nearly a hundred pounds heavier than the Expert Grill.

Indicating the thicker steel construction of the more expensive Pit Boss. However, I still regard the Expert Grill Concord as one of the best pellet grills under $600.


  • Low price point close to $500
  • Widely available through Walmart stores
  • PID temperature control


  • Thin folded steel construction
  • Limited pellet cooking temperature of 450 °F
  • No WiFi (Bluetooth only)

Expert Grill Concord 3-In-1 Pellet Grill/Propane Griddle Specs

  • Cooking Area: 1,001 Square Inches (pellet and gas grill)
  • Temperature Range: 180°F to 450°F (pellet grill)
  • Pellet Hopper: 24lbs
  • PID Control Panel?: Yes
  • WiFi/App?: Bluetooth with App
  • Weight: 170 lbs
  • Typical Price: $588 to $599
  • Availability:

Traeger Timberline Gen 2 Models

The latest models in the Traeger line-up are redesigned/updated models of their top-of-the-range offerings, now referred to as the Traeger Timberline Gen 2.

Do these new Traeger grills feature gas burners? Nope, so you’re probably wondering why I’m mentioning them in an article on combo grills.

Well, the reason is while they don’t feature any gas burners, they are actually a combo grill with the help of their induction hob.

Traeger Timberline Gen 2
Both Traeger Timberline Gen 2 models come with an induction hob mounted on the left side shelf for fast high heat searing: Images –

If you’re not sure what an induction hob is or how it works, I would encourage you to read my full article on the Timberline Gen 2.

However, briefly, its a hob that uses an electromagnet to heat up metal pans, specifically metal pans/skillets etc, that have high iron content.

Therefore, cast iron cookware is ideal for an induction hob, provided its enamel-coated. Otherwise, the rough finish of raw cast iron would scratch the glass hob top to bits.

The induction cooktop addresses a previous weakness of Traeger grills, which was high heat-searing potential: Video –

An induction hob can get up to 700 degrees for high heat, searing twice as fast as a standard radiant heat electric hob or even a gas hob.

Hence, the addition of an induction hob has created a new type of combo pellet grill/smoker. Do I think more pellet grill brands will introduce induction hobs on their pellet grills?

Maybe, but the technology is still pretty expensive, which is part of the reason why these Gen Timberline models are not exactly what you would call cheap.


  • Fast high heat searing without the need for gas/propane
  • Induction hob safer around kids/animals


  • Very expensive compared to other options
  • Lack of stainless steel exterior construction for the price

Traeger Timberline Gen 2 Specs

  • Cooking Area: 880 Sq In to 1320 Sq In (Timberline XL)
  • Temperature Range: 180° to 500° (700° on Induction Hob)
  • Pellet Hopper: 22lbs
  • PID Control Panel?: Yes
  • WiFi/App?: Yes
  • Typical Price: $3,499 to $3,989
  • Availability: &

Why Might You Want A Pellet/Gas Combo Grill?

While pellet/gas combo grills are a relatively new addition to the market, combo grills have been around for many years. However, previously they would have been charcoal/gas combo grills.

The appeal of both types of combo grills is essentially the same. You use the pellet/charcoal side when you have more time and you want to get a better flavor into your food (smoking a brisket).

If you are tight on time and you just need to cook some quick burgers or sear some steaks, for instance, you can just use the gas grill to get the job done.

However, I believe charcoal/gas combo grills and pellet/gas combo grills are very different beasts.

Gas/Charcoal Offset vs Pellet/Gas Combo Grill
On the left is an example of a charcoal offset/gas combo, and on the right is an example of a pellet/gas combo: Images –

So, you may still be wondering why you would need/want to have a combo pellet/gas grill?

After all, aren’t pellet grills/smokers operated through a control panel, making them even easier/simpler to use than even a gas grill?

While that’s true, there are two advantages that gas grills hold over pellet grills, and that’s warm-up time and maximum temperatures for searing.

As I discuss in my article on which pellet grills get the hottest, some pellet grills get much hotter than others. Now, you can use GrillGrates to improve the searing performance of a pellet grill.

However, a gas grill is still going to be able to achieve higher searing temperatures of closer to 900 degrees.

In a best-case scenario on a pellet grill with direct-flame and GrillGrates, you will be looking at a cooking surface temperature of 700 degrees.

Propane Grill Burners
The simple facts are propane burners will heat up the cooking grate faster and to a higher temperature than burning pellets: Image –

Its the time aspect which is a significant consideration for many people. A pellet grill will take longer to get up to those high grilling/searing temperatures. Now, that’s likely not so much of a problem on lazy weekends.

However, if its a mid-week summer evening and you’re looking to get some burgers done, its going to be much quicker to just use a propane grill.

Those burgers aren’t obviously going to taste as nice as they would be cooked on the pellet grill, but if you don’t have the time, that’s irrelevant.

Now, the time difference between getting a pellet grill and a gas grill up to temp is not anywhere near as significant as comparing a charcoal and gas grill.

However, there is still a difference, with gas being quicker to get to temp. Hence, the appeal of the pellet/gas combo grills.

Can You Smoke & Grill At The Same Time?

Yes! This is one of the key benefits of pellet/gas combo grills. You can therefore make better use of your time when catering to a large group of people with different food preferences.

My Final Thoughts On The Best Pellet/Gas Combo Grills

Personally, I think the best solution in most cases and for most people is the Camp Chef solution of either the propane Sear Box or Sidekick or the more premium option of the Camp Chef Apex.

I currently think the best 50/50 split pellet/gas combo grill on the market for the price point is the Pit Boss Competition Series.

If you are on a tighter budget than the Camp Chef options allow. I do think the Pit Boss Mile Hybrid or the Expert Grill Concord is worth considering.

I think the new Traeger Timberline Gen 2 models, with their induction cooktops, offer much-needed functionality to those grills.

I do expect to see more induction hobs appearing on pellet grills going forward. Unfortunately, its also an expensive technology currently, though the cost should hopefully come down over time.

That’s it! Thanks for reading. I hope you found this article on the best pellet/gas combo grills interesting/informative.

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