Which Pellet Grills Have Direct-Flame Searing?

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If you’re in the market for a pellet grill, there is a feature that a lot of people look for, direct-flame grilling. So, with this article, I want to discuss which brands offer direct flame grilling on their pellet grills and which don’t (currently). I also want to discuss if you really need it and the potential downsides with direct flame access. While giving the user access to the direct flame from the pellet burn pot can improve grilling/searing performance, it does come with some risks.

Camp Chef Direct Flame Pellet Grills
Camp Chef currently produces my favorite line of mid-range domestic pellet grills with direct flame grilling/searing/broiling: Image – CampChef.com

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Introduction To Pellet Grill Direct-Flame Grilling

To start off this article I’ve included our database below pre-filtered with all the pellet grills currently on the market that feature direct-flame access.

            PelHeat Pellet Grill/Smoker Database

            Updated February 2024
            Make/ModelTypical Price ($)Pellet Grill/Smoker TypeTotal Cooking Area (sq.in):Main Grate (sq.in):Cooking 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:
            ASMOKE AS350DC$439Tabletop/Battery25619124180500YesNoNoNo2024ASMOKEPros & Cons – ASMOKE AS350DCAmazon.com
            Pit Boss Competition Series Titan$1,299Horizontal1,600711340180500YesYesYesNo2024Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Competition Series TitanAcademy.com
            Member's Mark 36" Pellet Smoker with Smoke Box/Induction Hob$499Horizontal/Smoke Box920
            621220200500NoYesNoNo2024Member's MarkPros & Cons – Member’s Mark 36” Pellet Smoker with Smoke Tray & Induction BurnerSamsClub.com
            Pit Boss Pit Stop Onyx Edition$227Tabletop25619127180500YesNoNoNo2024Pit BossPB150NXPros & Cons – Pit Boss Pit Stop Onyx EditionWalmart.com
            Pit Boss Charleston Onyx Edition$697Griddle/Pellet Smoker1,020766318180500YesYesNoNo2024Pit BossPB1020NX
            Pros & Cons – Pit Boss Charleston Onyx EditionWalmart.com
            Pit Boss Classic 700 Onyx Edition$397Horizontal746523218180500YesYesNoNo2024Pit BossPB700NXPros & Cons – Pit Boss Classic 700 Onyx EditionWalmart.com
            Weber Searwood XL 600 Pellet Grill$1,199Horizontal972630220180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2024Weber#1500121Pros & Cons – Weber Searwood XL 600Weber.com
            Weber Searwood 600 Pellet Grill$899Horizontal648420220180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2024Weber#1500120Pros & Cons – Weber Searwood 600Weber.com
            Pit Boss Platinum 1250$697Horizontal1,323540333180500YesYesYesNo2024Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Platinum 1250Walmart.com
            Blackstone 22 XL Griddle Pellet Grill Combo$1,199Griddle/Pellet Smoker1,324950320180500NoYesYesNo2024BlackstonePros & Cons – Blackstone 22 XL Griddle Pellet Grill ComboLowes.com
            GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker$999Indoor Smoker288031185300--YesNo2024GE Profile#P9SBAAS6VBBPros & Cons – GE Profile Smart Indoor Pellet SmokerAmazon.com
            Grilla Grills Mammoth$999Vertical3,30001040180450-YesYesNo2023Grilla GrillsPros & Cons – Grilla Grills MammothGrillaGrills.com
            Even Embers Ceramic Pellet Grill
            $899Ceramic441441116175550NoNoBluetooth OnlyNo2023Even EmbersHomeDepot.com
            Bybafun 465 SQ.IN Ceramic Pellet Grill$1,299Ceramic298298112180500NoNoNoNo2023BybafunLowes.com
            SINOFURN 465 SQ.IN Ceramic Pellet Grill$1,479Ceramic298298112180500NoNoNoNo2023SINOFURNLowes.com
            Cesicia 24" Ceramic Pellet Grill$1,530Ceramic298298112180500NoNoNoNo2023CesiciaHomeDepot.com
            Kamado Joe Pellet Joe$1,600Ceramic250250110150600NoYesYesNo2023Kamado JoeAmazon.com
            GMG Trek Prime 2.0$499Portable22022019150550NoYesYesNo2023GMGBBQGuys.com
            GMG Ledge Prime 2.0$999Horizontal436436118150550NoYesYesNo2023GMGBBQGuys.com
            GMG Peak Prime 2.0$1,199Horizontal608608118150550NoYesYesNo2023GMGBBQGuys.com
            recteq DualFire 1200$1,799Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,208302370180700NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqPros & Cons – recteq DualFire 1200RecTeq.com
            recteq Flagship 1100$1,299Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,109655240180700NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqPros & Cons – recteq Flagship 1100RecTeq.com
            recteq Backyard Beast 1000$1,099Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,014587230180700NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqRecTeq.com
            recteq SmokeStone 600$999Griddle778778117300600NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqRecTeq.com
            recteq Deck Boss 590$899Horizontal/Stainless Steel590590130180700NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqRecTeq.com
            Camp Chef Woodwind 24 $999Horizontal/Stainless Steel811429222160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind 24CampChef.com
            Camp Chef Woodwind 24 SideKick$1,299Pellet/Gas Combo811429222160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind 24CampChef.com
            Camp Chef Woodwind 36 SideKick$1,499Pellet/Gas Combo1,236663222160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind 36CampChef.com
            Camp Chef Woodwind 36$1,199Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,236663222160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind 36CampChef.com
            Tracklife Pellet Grill$499Horizontal700532223150450NoNoNoNo2023TracklifeWalmart.com
            Cabela's Pro Series 36"$799Horizontal1,236633222180450YesYesYesNo2023CabelasCamp Chef vs Cabela’s Pellet Grills – Which Are Better?Cabelas.com
            Cabela's Pro Series 24"$699Horizontal811429222180450YesYesYesNo2023CabelasCamp Chef vs Cabela’s Pellet Grills – Which Are Better?Cabelas.com
            Cabela's Deluxe 24$599Horizontal570429218180450NoYesNoNo2023CabelasCamp Chef vs Cabela’s Pellet Grills – Which Are Better?Cabelas.com
            Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Oven$399Electric Oven18018010105700No-NoNo2023NinjaNinja Woodfire Outdoor OvenAmazon.com
            Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill Pro Connect XL$447Electric Grill18018010105700No-YesNo2023NinjaNinja Woodfire Outdoor Grill Pro Connect XLAmazon.com
            Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill$369Electric Grill14114110105700No-NoNo2023NinjaPros & Cons – Ninja Woodfire Outdoor GrillAmazon.com
            Brisk It Origin-940$1,399Horizontal580428222180500NoYesYesNo2023Brisk ItBrisk It Origin-580BriskItGrills.com
            Brisk It Origin-580$999Horizontal580428222180500NoYesYesNo2023Brisk ItBrisk It Origin-580BriskItGrills.com
            Merax Ceramic$1,263Ceramic465465112180500NoYesNoNo2023MeraxMerax CeramicHomeDepot.com
            Nexgrill Oakford 580$369Horizontal581400222160550NoYesYesNo2023NexgrillPros & Cons – Nexgrill Oakford 580 WiFi Pellet GrillHomeDepot.com
            Nexgrill Oakford 1400$499Vertical1,3880580150420-YesYesNo2023NexgrillNexgrill Oakford 1400HomeDepot.com
            Nexgrill Oakford 1000$542Horizontal1,008671232160550NoYesYesNo2023NexgrillNexgrill Oakford 1000HomeDepot.com
            Nexgrill Oakford 790$514Horizontal790527232160550NoYesYesNo2023NexgrillNexgrill Oakford 790HomeDepot.com
            HiMombo 570$399Horizontal570305223180450YesNoNoNo2023HiMomboHiMombo 570Walmart.com
            ASMOKE AS550P$499Horizontal5150213180500YesNoNoNo2023ASMOKEASMOKE AS550PASMOKE.com
            ASMOKE AS550$419Horizontal5150213180500YesNoNoNo2023ASMOKEASMOKE AS550ASMOKE.com
            ASMOKE AS700P$749Horizontal7000226180500YesYesNoNo2023ASMOKEASMOKE AS700PASMOKE.com
            Z Grills 550C$529Horizontal553406210180450NoYesNoNo2023Z GrillsZ Grills 550CZGrills.com
            Z Grills 10502B$599Horizontal1,080443312180450NoYesNoNo2023Z GrillsZ Grills 10502BZGrills.com
            Z Grills 7002C2E/7002F2$559Horizontal697504224180450NoYesNoNo2023Z GrillsZ Grills 7002C2E/7002F2ZGrills.com
            Z Grills 7002C/7002F$519Horizontal697494224180450NoYesNoNo2023Z GrillsZ Grills 7002C/7002FZGrills.com
            recteq RT-B380X Bullseye Deluxe$799Horizontal/Stainless Steel3803801182001,000NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqrecteq RT-B380X Bullseye Deluxerecteq.com
            recteq Patio Legend 410$699Horizontal/Stainless Steel410410114180700NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqrecteq Patio Legend 410recteq.com
            recteq Road Warrior 340P$599Portable/Stainless Steel340340114180700NoYesNoNo2023RecTeqrecteq Road Warrior 340Precteq.com
            HALO Prime 1100$1,099Horizontal/Built-In1,129610218180500YesYesYesNo2023HALOHALO Prime 1100BBQGuys.com
            HALO Prime 1500$1,299Horizontal/Built-In1,474901227180500YesYesYesNo2023HALOHALO Prime 1500BBQGuys.com
            HALO Prime 550$899Horizontal/Built-In553386214180500YesYesYesNo2023HALOHALO Prime 550BBQGuys.com
            Weber SmokeFire Sear+ ELX6$1,599Horizontal1,157648322180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2023WeberWeber SmokeFire Sear+ ELX6BBQGuys.com
            Weber SmokeFire Sear+ ELX4$1,399Horizontal771432322180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2023WeberWeber SmokeFire Sear+ ELX4BBQGuys.com
            Camp Chef XXL Pro$899Vertical/Smoke Box1,8060630150350-YesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef XXL ProCampChef.com
            Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 36 SideKick$1,799Pellet/Gas Combo1,236663322160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 36CampChef.com
            Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 36$1,499Horizontal/Smoke Box1,236663222160500NoYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 36CampChef.com
            Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 24 SideKick$1,449Pellet/Gas Combo811429322160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 24CampChef.com
            Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 24$1,199Horizontal/Smoke Box811429222160500NoYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 24CampChef.com
            Pit Boss 4 Copperhead Onyx Edition$474Vertical1,3000565130420-YesNoNo2023Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Copperhead Onyx EditionWalmart.com
            Pit Boss Pro Series Elite 6-Series (Gen 3)$899Vertical1,5000570130420-YesYesNo2023Pit BossPit Boss Pro Series Elite 6-Series (Gen 3)Lowes.com
            Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 (Gen 3)$999Horizontal1,598711232180500YesYesYesNo2023Pit BossSKU: 10981Pros & Cons – Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 (Gen 3)Lowes.com
            Pit Boss Pro Series 1150 (Gen 3)$699Horizontal1,150711232180500YesYesYesNo2023Pit BossSKU: 10980Pros & Cons – Pit Boss Pro Series 1150 (Gen 3)Lowes.com
            Pit Boss Pro Series Elite 1600 PSE (Gen 3)$1,399Horizontal 1,598711332180500YesYesYesNo2023Pit BossSKU: 10982Pit Boss Pro Series Elite 1600 PSE (Gen 3)Lowes.com
            Pit Boss Savannah Onyx Edition$597Horizontal1,507633328180500YesYesNo (Optional)No2023Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Savannah Onyx EditionWalmart.com
            Pit Boss Austin XL 1000 Onyx Edition$497Horizontal1,008720230180500YesYesNo (Optional)No2023Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Austin XL 1000 Onyx EditionWalmart.com
            Pit Boss Lexington 500 Onyx Edition$327Horizontal543373215180500YesYesNoNo2023Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Lexington 500 Onyx EditionWalmart.com
            Pit Boss Portable Battery Pellet Grill$499Tabletop/Battery25619127180500YesNoNoNo2023Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Portable Battery Pellet GrillPitBoss-Grills.com
            Pit Boss Sportsman 1600$1,099Horizontal1,598711330180500YesNoYesNo2023Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman 1600PitBoss-Grills.com
            Traeger Ironwood XL (Gen 2)$1,999Horizontal925594222180500NoYesYesNo2023TraegerTFB93RLGTraeger Ironwood XL (Gen 2)Traeger.com
            Traeger Ironwood (Gen 2)$1,799Horizontal616 396 222 180500NoYesYesNo2023TraegerTFB61RLGPros & Cons – Traeger Ironwood Gen 2Traeger.com
            Smokin Brothers 24" Premier Plus Grill$1,499Horizontal646646120150500NoYesNoUS Made2022Smokin BrothersSmokinBrothers.com
            Smokin Brothers 36" Premier Plus Grill$2,199Horizontal976976120150500NoYesNoUS Made2022Smokin BrothersSmokinBrothers.com
            Smokin Brothers 30" Premier Plus Grill$1,799Horizontal792792120150500NoYesNoUS Made2022Smokin BrothersSmokinBrothers.com
            Royall Grills 7000VS Pitmaster Smoker$4,945Vertical3,9900621160600NoYesNoUS Made2022Royall GrillsRoyallGrills.com
            Royall Grills 5000VS Pitmaster Smoker$3,595Vertical1,7480421160600NoYesNoUS Made2022Royall GrillsRoyallGrills.com
            Royall Grills The Tailgater$500Portable270270110180450NoYesNoUS Made2022Royall GrillsRoyallGrills.com
            Royall Grills The Master Series$2,349Horizontal797627221160600NoYesNoUS Made2022Royall GrillsRoyallGrills.com
            Royall Grills The Backyard$1,495Horizontal418418121160600NoYesNoUS Made2022Royall GrillsRoyallGrills.com
            Royall Grills The Whole Block$1,795Horizontal797627221160600NoYesNoUS Made2022Royall GrillsRoyallGrills.com
            Member's Mark Pro Series$499Horizontal1,0340324180500NoYesNoNo2022Member's MarkMember's Mark Pro SeriesSamsClub.com
            Lone Star Grillz 20" x 42"$2,895Horizontal1,278735240160450YesYesYesUS Made2022Lone Star GrillzLone Star Grillz 20" x 42"LoneStarGrillz.com
            Lone Star Grillz 20" x 36"$2,695Horizontal1,062609240160450YesYesYesUS Made2022Lone Star GrillzLone Star Grillz 20" x 36"LoneStarGrillz.com
            Lifetime Pellet/Gas Grill$1,299Pellet/Gas Combo7420220180700YesYesYesNo2022LifetimeLifetime Pellet/Gas GrillAmazon.com
            KANDO Gear Champ$3,795Horizontal1,113665220160500YesYesYesUS Made2022KANDO GearKANDO Gear ChampKandoGear.com
            KANDO Gear K480$2,995Horizontal750456220160500YesYesYesUS Made2022KANDO GearKANDO Gear K480KandoGear.com
            USSC Grills USG730SS$874Horizontal 7300224180500NoYesNoNo2022USSC GrillsUSSC Grills USG730SSHomeDepot.com
            Monument Grills 26-In$529Horizontal7030220180500YesYesNoNo2022Monument GrillsMonument Grills 26-InHomeDepot.com
            USSC Grills Portable$343Tabletop295295112180500YesYesNoNo2022USSC GrillsUSSC Grills PortableHomeDepot.com
            Oklahoma Joe's Rider DLX (Gen 2)$699Horizontal906578220200600YesYesNoNo2022Oklahoma JoesOklahoma Joe's Rider DLX (Gen 2)HomeDepot.com
            LifePro SCSP2000LP$644Horizontal2,0000330180500NoYesNoNo2022LifeProLifePro SCSP2000LPWalmart.com
            LifePro SCSP1500LP$558Horizontal1,5000330180500NoYesNoNo2022LifeProLifePro SCSP1500LPWalmart.com
            Royal Gourmet PL2032$397Horizontal802640225180500NoNoNoNo2022Royal GourmetRoyal Gourmet PL2032Walmart.com
            Costway Pellet Grill$239Tabletop256256113180450NoNoNoNo2022CostwayCostway Pellet GrillWalmart.com
            ASMOKE AS660$499Horizontal7000226180500YesNoNoNo2022ASMOKEASMOKE AS660ASMOKE.com
            ASMOKE AS660N-1$529Horizontal7000226180500YesNoNoNo2022ASMOKEASMOKE AS660N-1ASMOKE.com
            ASMOKE AS300$249Tabletop25619124180500YesNoNoNo2022ASMOKEPros & Cons – ASMOKE AS300Amazon.com
            ASMOKE AS350$429Tabletop25619124180500YesNoNoNo2022ASMOKEASMOKE AS350ASMOKE.com
            DAMNISS 456 SQ.IN Pellet Grill$272Horizontal456380211180450NoNoNoNo2022DAMNISSAmazon.co.uk
            Onlyfire Tabletop Pellet Grill$249Tabletop24618224180500NoNoNoNo2022OnlyfireAmazon.com
            KingChii 456 SQ.IN Pellet Grill$339Horizontal456341211180450NoNoNoNo2022KingChiiAmazon.com
            VEVOR 580 SQ.IN Pellet Grill$339Horizontal580436221175500NoNoNoNo2022VEVORAmazon.com
            VEVOR 740 SQ.IN Pellet Grill$479Horizontal740463221175500NoNoNoNo2022VEVORAmazon.com
            VEVOR 840 SQ.IN Pellet Grill$539Horizontal840707221175500NoNoNoNo2022VEVORAmazon.com
            Z Grills 7052B WiFi$899Horizontal709461228160500NoYesYesNo2022Z GrillsPros & Cons – Z Grills 7052B WiFiZGrills.com
            Z Grills 11002B WiFi$1,299Horizontal1,068693228160500NoYesYesNo2022Z GrillsZ Grills 11002B WiFiZGrills.com
            Z Grills 700D4E$649Horizontal697504220180450NoYesNoNo2022Z GrillsZ Grills 700D4EZGrills.com
            Z Grills 700D3$609Horizontal697504220180450NoYesNoNo2022Z GrillsZ Grills 700D3ZGrills.com
            Z Grills Cruiser 200A$299Tabletop20220218180450NoNoNoNo2022Z GrillsPros & Cons – Z Grills Cruiser 200AZGrills.com
            recteq RT-1070 Cabinet$1,399Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,070532230180700NoYesYesNo2022RecTeqrecteq RT-1070 Cabinetrecteq.com
            recteq RT-1070$1,199Built-In/Stainless Steel1,070532230180700NoYesYesNo2022RecTeqrecteq RT-1070Amazon.com
            Pitts & Spitts Maverick 2000 SS$5,899Horizontal/Stainless Steel2,000666335160600NoYesYesUS Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 2000 SSBBQGuys.com
            Pitts & Spitts Maverick 850 SS$4,149Horizontal/Stainless Steel850425235160600NoYesYesUS Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 850 SSBBQGuys.com
            Pitts & Spitts Maverick 2000$3,649Horizontal2,000666335160600NoYesNo (Optional)US Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 2000BBQGuys.com
            Pitts & Spitts Maverick 1250 SS$5,149Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,250625235160600NoYesYesUS Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 1250 SSBBQGuys.com
            Pitts & Spitts Maverick 850$2,149Horizontal850425235160600NoYesNo (Optional)US Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 850BBQGuys.com
            Pitts & Spitts Maverick 1250$2,549Horizontal1,250625235160600NoYesNo (Optional)US Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 1250BBQGuys.com
            Oklahoma Joe's Anthem Series Rider DLX$899Horizontal1,234578320180650YesYesNoNo2022Oklahoma JoesOklahoma Joe's Anthem Series Rider DLXBBQGuys.com
            Memphis Grills Pro ITC3 28-Inch$4,499Horizontal/Stainless Steel568432218180650YesYesYesNo2022Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Pro ITC3 28-InchBBQGuys.com
            Memphis Grills Pro ITC3 Built-In 28-Inch$4,049Built-In/Stainless Steel568432218180650YesYesYesNo2022Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Pro ITC3 Built-In 28-InchBBQGuys.com
            Memphis Grills Elite ITC3 39-Inch$5,399Horizontal/Stainless Steel848644224180700YesYesYesNo2022Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Elite ITC3 39-InchBBQGuys.com
            Memphis Grills Elite ITC3 Built-In 39-Inch$4,949Built-In/Stainless Steel848644224180700YesYesYesNo2022Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Elite ITC3 Built-In 39-InchBBQGuys.com
            HALO Prime 300$494Tabletop/Battery301215210180500YesYesNoNo2022HALOHALO Prime 300BBQGuys.com
            Cuisinart 24-Inch CPG-256$399Tabletop25618824180500NoNoNoNo2022CuisinartCuisinart 24-Inch CPG-256BBQGuys.com
            Cuisinart 52-Inch CPG-700$799Horizontal700484221180500NoNoNoNo2022CuisinartCuisinart 52-Inch CPG-700BBQGuys.com
            Cuisinart 45-Inch CPG-465$599Horizontal465304213180500NoNoNoNo2022CuisinartCuisinart 45-Inch CPG-465BBQGuys.com
            Camp Chef MZGX 24$599Horizontal776429218160500YesYesYesNo2022Camp ChefCamp Chef MZGX 24CampChef.com
            Camp Chef Apex 36 Gas Kit$2,449Pellet/Gas Combo1,236663230160500YesYesYesNo2022Camp ChefCamp Chef Apex 36 Gas KitCampChef.com
            Camp Chef Apex 36 $1,999Horizontal1,236663230160500NoYesYesNo2022Camp ChefCamp Chef Apex 36 CampChef.com
            Camp Chef Apex 24 Gas Kit$2,199Pellet/Gas Combo811429330160500YesYesYesNo2022Camp Chef Pros & Cons – Camp Chef Apex 24CampChef.com
            Camp Chef Apex 24$1,799Horizontal811429230160500NoYesYesNo2022Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Apex 24CampChef.com
            Pit Boss Competition Series 1230CS1$699Pellet/Gas Combo1,261630221180500YesYesYesNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Competition Series 1230CS1Academy.com
            Pit Boss Competition Series PBV5P2$549Vertical1,6790560150420-YesNoNo2022Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Competition Series Vertical Pellet SmokerAcademy.com
            Pit Boss Mile Hybrid$497Pellet/Gas Combo611438215180500YesNoNoNo2022Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Mile HybridWalmart.com
            Pit Boss Competition Series 1600$799Horizontal1,578648326180500YesYesYesNo2022Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Competition Series 1600Academy.com
            Pit Boss Competition Series 1250$699Horizontal1,315540326180500YesYesYesNo2022Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Competition Series 1250Academy.com
            Pit Boss Competition Series 850$549Horizontal849593221180500YesYesYesNo2022Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Competition Series 850Acedemy.com
            Pit Boss Sportsman 1100$799Horizontal 1,610711230180500YesNoNoNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman 1100PitBoss-Grills.com
            Pit Boss Sportsman 820$699Horizontal849593221180500YesNoNoNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman 820PitBoss-Grills.com
            Pit Boss Sportsman 500$460Horizontal542400215180500YesNoNoNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman 500PitBoss-Grills.com
            Traeger Timberline XL (Gen 2)$3,799Horizontal/Built-In1,320 594 322 180500NoYesYesNo2022TraegerTBB01RLGTraeger Timberline XL (Gen 2)Traeger.com
            Traeger Timberline (Gen 2)$2,999Horizontal/Built-In880 396 322 180500NoYesYesNo2022TraegerTBB86RLGTraeger Timberline (Gen 2)Traeger.com
            Ooni Fyra 12 Pellet Pizza Oven$349Pizza Oven14414412200950Yes--No2021OoniPros & Cons – Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pellet Pizza OvenOoni.com
            MAK Grills MAK 3 Star$9,499Horizontal/Stainless Steel2,750660230170650YesYesYesUS Made2021MAK GrillsMAK Grills MAK 3 StarBigPoppaSmokers.com
            MAK Grills MAK 2 Star Stainless Steel$4,499Horizontal/Stainless Steel858429220170600YesYesYesUS Made2021MAK GrillsMAK Grills MAK 2 Star Stainless SteelBigPoppaSmokers.com
            MAK Grills MAK 2 Star$3,499Horizontal858429220170600YesYesNo (Optional)US Made2021MAK GrillsMAK Grills MAK 2 StarBigPoppaSmokers.com
            MAK Grills MAK 1 Star $2,499Horizontal858429220170600YesYesNo (Optional)US Made2021MAK GrillsMAK Grills MAK 1 Star BigPoppaSmokers.com
            Blazn Grill Works Grid Iron$1,799Horizontal 720720130160500YesYesNo (Optional)US Made2021Blazn Grill WorksBlazn Grill Works Grid Ironmgrills.com
            Blazn Grill Works Grand Slam$1,599Horizontal468468130160500YesYesNo (Optional)US Made2021Blazn Grill WorksBlazn Grill Works Grand Slammgrills.com
            Yoder YS480s Built-In$2,579Built-In800480220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersPros & Cons – Yoder YS480satbbq.com
            Yoder YS640s Built-In$2,639Built-In1,070640220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder YS640s Built-Inatbbq.com
            Yoder Smokers YS1500s$4,995Horizontal1,5001,008220150500YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder Smokers YS1500satbbq.com.com
            Yoder YS640s Competition Cart$3,394Horizontal1,070640220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder YS640s Competition Cartatbbq.com
            Yoder YS480s Competition Cart$2,589Horizontal800480220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersPros & Cons – Yoder YS480satbbq.com
            Yoder YS640s$2,399Horizontal1,070640220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder YS640satbbq.com
            Yoder YS480s$2,139Horizontal800480220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersPros & Cons – Yoder YS480satbbq.com
            USSC Grills USG890SS$1,043Horizontal8900224180500NoYesNoNo2021USSC GrillsUSSC Grills USG890SSHomeDepot.com
            Prime Pellet Grills KC King 600$845Horizontal600440220180400NoNoNoNo2021Prime Pellet GrillsPrime Pellet Grills KC King 600HomeDepot.com
            USSC Grills USG890$996Horizontal 890612218180500NoYesNoNo2021USSC GrillsUSSC Grills USG890HomeDepot.com
            Buffalo Outdoor$390Tabletop25625614180500YesNoNoNo2021Buffalo OutdoorBuffalo OutdoorHomeDepot.com
            Oklahoma Joe's Rider 600 (Gen 1)$449Horizontal617617120180500NoNoNoNo2021Oklahoma JoesOklahoma Joe's Rider 600 (Gen 1)HomeDepot.com
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            KingChii Pro Series 02$265Portable456
            300211180420NoNoNoNo2021KingChiiPros & Cons – KingChii Portable Pellet GrillWalmart.com
            Z Grills 450A$409Horizontal459331215180450NoYesNoNo2021Z GrillsZ Grills 450AZGrills.com
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            Grilla Grills Alpha Connect$929Horizontal488346220180500NoYesYesNo2020Grilla GrillsGrilla Grills Alpha ConnectGrillaGrills.com
            Twin Eagles 36-Inch Rotisserie$11,378Horizontal/Stainless Steel00213140725YesYesYesUS Made2020Twin EaglesTwin Eagles 36-Inch RottisserieBBQGuys.com
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            Twin Eagles 36-Inch Built-In$8,559Built-In/Stainless Steel00213140725YesYesYesUS Made2020Twin EaglesTwin Eagles 36-Inch Built-InBBQGuys.com
            Twin Eagles 36-Inch Built-In Rotisserie$9,269Built-In/Stainless Steel00213140725YesYesYesUS Made2020Twin EaglesTwin Eagles 36-Inch Built-In RotisserieBBQGuys.com
            Memphis Grills Beale Street Built-In$1,599Built-In/Stainless Steel817558212180500YesYesYesNo2020Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Beale Street Built-InBBQGuys.com
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            Pit Boss Navigator PB1230G$1,249Pellet/Gas Combo1,084630216180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Navigator PB1230GPitBoss-Grills.com
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            Pit Boss 820FB1$599Horizontal849592221180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss 820FB1PitBoss-Grills.com
            Pit Boss 700FB1$499Horizontal743518221180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss 700FB1PitBoss-Grills.com
            Pit Boss 440FB1$399Horizontal48237225180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss 440FB1PitBoss-Grills.com
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            Cookshack 32-Inch$4,725Horizontal/Stainless Steel784504225160600YesNoNoUS Made2018CookshackCookshack 32-InchBBQGuys.com
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            Cookshack FEC100$5,880Vertical/Stainless Steel1,5640420130400-NoNoUS Made2018CookshackCookshack FEC100BBQGuys.com
            Pit Boss Charleston$600Pellet/Gas Combo1,260630223180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss CharlestonWalmart.com
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            Country Smokers Traveler$249Tabletop25625613.5180500YesNoNoNo2018Country SmokersCountry Smokers TravelerPitBoss-Grills.com
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            While direct-flame access on a pellet grill can definitely help grilling/searing performance, its not true to say you cannot get reasonable grilling performance on a pellet grill without it.

            There are various other factors that dictate grilling/searing performance. For instance, what is the grate made from? Thin wire or thick cast-iron? Are charcoal pellets being used for a higher heat out?

            Furthermore, the type of control panel fitted to the pellet grill can also make a big difference. All will be explained below.

            Pit Boss Direct Flame Pellet Grills
            Pit Boss is another popular pellet grill brand that has built a strong reputation for offering direct-flame access: Image – PitBoss-Grills.com

            Just to point out the obvious, direct-flame grilling is where the means of collecting grease on the pellet grill actually lets the flames of the pellet fire reach the food.

            Pellet grills/smokers are commonly referred to as ‘indirect heat cookers‘, like the oven in your kitchen. However, letting the flames reach the food itself is definitely a form of direct heat.

            The result of this direct heat is higher temperatures at the cooking surface. Typically, a pellet grill without direct flame access will max out at 500 degrees.

            Whereas pellet grills providing direct-flame access will typically achieve around 650 degrees at the cooking surface. Hence, the potential for improved high-temperature grilling/searing performance.

            Weber SmokeFire Direct Flame Access
            The SmokeFire range of pellet grills from Weber also lets flames reach the cooking grate: Image – BBQGuys.com

            Are there potential downsides to providing direct flame access on a pellet grill? Yes, there are, and we have examples below. However, when properly monitored and the pellet grill has been cleaned correctly, those potential risks can be mitigated.

            Though the simple facts are if you are going to do direct-flame grilling you need to be more aware and be really paying attention to avoid the potential risks of a grease fire or drying out/burning your food.

            I’m mainly going to reference the brands which do provide the option of direct-flame access, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t reference Traeger, as they are the most popular pellet grill brand (here’s proof).

            Traeger – No Direct Flame Option

            So to date, Traeger has never offered direct-flame grilling on any of their pellet grills. Traeger is instead trying to market their brand with features such as the WiFire app on the latest Pro Series, Ironwood and Timberline models as being very easy to use.

            Well, adding in direct-flame broiling does require more user skill/awareness. Hence, the reason I think Traeger doesn’t add direct-flame broiling onto their grills (though its never been expressly stated) is that they don’t want social media posts showing users burning their food or having a grease fire.

            Traeger Pellet Grills/Smokers
            No Traeger pellet grill to date, including the latest top-of-the-line Timberline models, provide direct-flame access: Images – Traeger.com

            How does Traeger’s choice not to include direct-flame access impact their grilling/searing performance? Well, you will not be able to achieve the same high temperatures at the cooking grate as the other pellet grills below. Though grilling performance can be reasonable on the latest models out of the box.

            However, previous-generation Traeger grills based on the old Traeger Pro controller, which is not a PID controller, can struggle with a max temp of 450 degrees. That also includes the Traeger Scout and Ranger portable grills. More modern Traeger grills referenced above will get up to 500 degrees.

            As I discuss in my article on can a Traeger replace a gas grill recommend the addition of some GrillGrates to improve grilling/searing performance and some charcoal pellets.


            Pit Boss – Direct Flame On Most Pellet Grills

            As I referenced above, Pit Boss has built a strong reputation offering direct-flame access on their pellet grills to provide good grilling/searing performance.

            Furthermore, on almost every Pit Boss pellet grill I can think of, they also include cast-iron grill grates, which help to hold onto the heat, again providing superior grilling/searing performance over thin wire racks found on some pellet grills.

            While not every Pit Boss pellet grill offers direct flame access, most do. Though some of the cheapest/budget Pit Boss pellet grills, such as the 340 do not feature direct flame access or cast-iron grates.

            However, all the latest models, which include the Pro Series and Platinum Series, do feature cast-iron grates and direct-flame access.

            For instance, the latest model which has been added to the Pit Boss Platinum range is the Laredo which is currently one of the best pellet grills under $500. Part of the reason for that is the Laredo does indeed feature direct-flame access.

            Pit Boss Platinum Laredo

            • Total Cooking Area = 1,006 sq.in (527 sq.in at the main grate)
            • Pellet Hopper Capacity = 26 lbs
            • Temperature Range = 180 to 500 degrees (650+ Direct Flame)
            • Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
            • PID Temperature Control? = Yes
            • WiFi/App Control? = Yes
            • Typical Price = $500
            • Availability = Walmart.com (exclusively)

            Camp Chef – Direct Flame On Some Pellet Grills

            At the top of this article, I stated that Camp Chef currently produce my favourite mid-range pellet grills providing access for direct flame grilling. However, there are several Camp Chef pellet grill models which do not feature direct-flame access.

            While all Woodwind models feature ‘Slide’n Grill’ direct flame access, certain models in the cheaper SmokePro range do not.

            Neither of the SmokePro SE, XT, DLX or LUX variants feature Slide’n Grill. However, the SG models do. An example is the SG WiFi 24, which is one of the best pellet grills under $600.

            Direct-Flame access is also not included on the Woodwind Pro models as I discuss in my linked article, the feature simply couldn’t be fitted into the design.

            The new Camp Chef Apex also doesn’t feature direct flame access from the pellet fire. However, it doesn’t really need it as its a full-width pellet/gas combo grill, and currently of the best on the market.

            Camp Chef Woodwind 24″

            Total Cooking Area = 797 sq.in (439 sq.in at the main grate)
            Pellet Hopper Capacity = 22 lbs
            Temperature Range = 160 to 500 degrees (650+ Direct Flame)
            Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
            PID Temperature Control? = Yes
            WiFi/App Control? = Yes
            Typical Price = $899
            Availability = CampChef.com & BBQGuys.com


            Weber – Direct Flame Access, But…

            While Weber is relatively new to the pellet grill game, they are the biggest name in BBQ, period. So there was a lot of fan fair when Weber brought out their SmokeFire range of pellets grills to market, which all feature direct-flame access.

            Unfortunately, as many owners found, the first generation of SmokeFire pellet grills had some issues. The Weber SmokeFire Gen 2 has fixed several of the issues, but I still think they need to be cleaned more frequently than other pellet grills to avoid grease fires/flare-ups.

            The choice to use the same flavorizer bars from their gas grills and their method of capturing grease and ashes from the fire are the main causes of concern.

            So while they are very capable pellet grills, it is recommended to clean SmokeFire pellet grills of grease more frequently than other grills for safe operation.

            Weber SmokeFire EX4

            Weber SmokeFire EX4

            Total Cooking Area = 672 sq.in (432 sq.in at the main grate)
            Pellet Hopper Capacity = 22 lbs
            Temperature Range = 200 to 600 degrees
            Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
            PID Temperature Control? = Yes
            WiFi/App Control? = Yes
            Typical Price = $1,099
            Availability = BBQGuys.com


            GMG – Direct Flame Access, If You Ask For It

            So GMG (Green Mountain Grills) are an interesting case. While you can get direct flame access on any pellet grill they offer, including the superb Trek (Davy Crockett) portable pellet grill, you have to purchase the required sliding grease tray separately.

            When I asked GMG why this is the case, they responded with, ‘the open flame system can be very dangerous to a user not familiar with it.’ As I’ve stated several times above, this is true, and therefore I actually commend GMG for its approach.

            They are offering the option to consumers, but not specifically marketing the feature. Therefore, they get to warn users before they decide to use the feature. I suspect if Traeger ever does offer direct-flame grilling in the future, this is the approach they may take.

            GMG Trek (Formally Davy Crockett)

            GMG Trek (Davy Crockett) Pellet Grill/Smoker

            Total Cooking Area = 219 sq.in
            Pellet Hopper Capacity = 10 lbs
            Temperature Range = 150 to 550 degrees (650+ Direct Flame)
            Direct-Flame Access? = Optional
            PID Temperature Control? = Yes
            WiFi/App Control? = Yes
            Typical Price = $349 to $399
            Availability = BBQGuys.com


            Oklahoma Joe’s – Direct Flame On Most Pellet Grills

            There are currently three Oklahoma Joe’s pellet grills on the market in their Rider range, and there is now the Gen 2 Oklahoma Joe’s range with a few improvements, one of which would appear to be PID temperature control.

            Now, the base model (Rider 600) does not have a sliding grease tray for direct flame access. However, the two larger models, the Rider 900 and the Rider DLX do have sliding grease trays.

            Though I should note, the Rider DLX offers a much more convenient means to adjust the grease tray to let the flames through. With the 900 you have to lift up the grates and use a tool to slide the grease tray.

            On the DLX there is a handle on the outside, you select Smoke and the grease tray is closed. You select Sear and the grease tray opens up to let the flames through, it appears to work pretty well.

            Oklahoma Joe’s Rider DLX (Gen 1)

            Oklahoma Joe's Rider DLX Gen 1 Pellet Grill/Smoker

            Total Cooking Area = 578 sq.in (1,234 sq.in at the main grate)
            Pellet Hopper Capacity = 20 lbs
            Temperature Range = 150 to 500 degrees (650+ Direct Flame)
            Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
            PID Temperature Control? = No
            WiFi/App Control? = No
            Typical Price = $699
            Availability = Walmart.com


            Z Grills – Direct Flame On One Pellet Grill (Currently)

            Until recently, direct flame was not accessible on any Z Grill pellet grills. However, Z Grills have been updating their product range with features such as PID temperature control on some models.

            The 600 Series from Z Grills features an updated PID control panel along with direct-flame access, making the it the only Z Grill currently which can achieve temperatures in excess of 450 degrees at the grate.

            Z Grills 600 Series

            Z Grills 600 Series Pellet Grills/Smokers

            Total Cooking Area = 332 sq.in (572 sq.in at the main grate)
            Pellet Hopper Capacity = 10 lbs
            Temperature Range = 180 to 450 degrees (650+ Direct Flame)
            Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
            PID Temperature Control? = Yes
            WiFi/App Control? = No
            Typical Price = $339 to $439
            Availability = ZGrills.com


            Luxury Pellet Grills All Offer Direct Flame Access

            So let’s say you are not limited by a budget of up to $2000, and you are in the market for a luxury stainless steel pellet grill. In that case, they all offer direct flame access by various means.

            There are quite a few luxury pellet grill brands, and the number seems to grow every couple of years. Currently, they include the following:

            But Do You Really Need Direct Flame Access?

            Ok, so you do need at least 450 degrees at the cooking grate to have at least a reasonable (not great) searing performance.

            As I’ve discussed above, having direct flame access can help to get the cooking surface in excess of 450 degrees, and much higher, potentially up to 700 degrees.

            However, a pellet grill with a PID temperature controller, decent cast-iron racks or GrillGrates and some charcoal pellets will get above 600 degrees at the cooking surface.

            So my point is, don’t presume you have to have direct-flame access to get good grilling/searing performance from a pellet grill. I discuss this more in my article on which pellet grills get the hottest.

            Camp Chef Apex 36"
            The Camp Chef Apex doesn’t offer direct flame access from the pellet fire as it doesn’t need it will its full row of propane burners: Images – CampChef.com

            Another point worth making is a gas grill will actually get to a higher temperature at the cooking grate, closer to 900 degrees. Therefore, you are seeing morre manufacturers come out with combo pellet/gas grills.

            Camp Chef also offers a slightly different approach with their Sear Box/Sidekick attachment, which can be added on/purchased as and when needed.

            Then again, as I discuss in my pellet vs gas grills article, if you have a working gas grill already, a vertical pellet smoker might actually be a better option for you.

            You do the first part of the cook on the vertical pellet smoker, then sear the food off on your gas grill.

            Conclusions On Wood Pellet Grills With Direct Flame Access

            Do I think direct flame access on a pellet grill is a good feature to have? Most definitely, while the user has to be aware of the risks, I think its an important feature.

            Do I think its the most important feature on a pellet grill with regard to grilling/searing performance? No.

            I think, first and foremost, you should focus on getting a grill with a PID controller if you can afford it. Then focus on the grate material, thin wire>thick wire>cast-iron.

            However, I pretty much recommend GrillGrates on all pellet grills (any grill for that matter). Therefore, the grate that comes with the grill isn’t that important.

            To get the hottest temperatures when grilling as well using 100% charcoal pellets is going to provide the best searing/grilling results on any pellet grill/smoker

            That’s it! Thanks for reading, I hope this article has helped you to decide if you need a pellet grill with direct flame access or not. There are lots of pellet grills without direct flame access that are excellent grills/smokers. Please check out my Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker Guide to learn more. 🙂

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