Database Of Pellet Grills/Smokers Made In The USA (2023)

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You are probably aware that many of the appliances you buy for your home while purchased from an American brand/retailer are actually made in another country, typically China. However, there are some brands still making pellet grills and smokers in the US. Below, I provided details on those brands, and I’ve also included our database prefiltered with US-made products.

Pellet Grills/Smokers Made In The USA
Here are just a few examples of pellet grills/smokers still made in the USA

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Introduction To Pellet Grills/Smokers Made In The USA

Below, I’ve included our database with ‘US Made’ and ‘US Assembled’ pellet grills and smoked. I’ve ordered them with the cheapest products on the market listed at the top.

I discuss the context and difference between ‘US Made’ and ‘US Assembled’ pellet grills below the database.

Feel free to play around with the order drop-down filters and the Custom Search Builder to find the best pellet grill/smoker for you within your budget and with the features you require.

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
Twin Eagles 36-Inch Built-In Rotisserie9,269Built-In/Stainless Steel00213140725YesYesYesUS Made2020Twin EaglesTwin Eagles 36-Inch Built-In
Memphis Grills Beale Street Built-In1,599Built-In/Stainless Steel817558212180500YesYesYesNo2020Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Beale Street
Memphis Grills Beale Street1,799Horizontal/Stainless Steel817558212180550YesYesYesNo2020Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Beale
Pit Boss Navigator PB1230G1,249Pellet/Gas Combo1,084630216180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Navigator
Pit Boss Sportsman 12301,049Pellet/Gas Combo1,124630221180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman
Pit Boss Sportsman 7-Series799Vertical1,8150660150420-NoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman
Pit Boss Sportsman 5-Series659Vertical1,5130560150420-NoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman
Pit Boss 820FB1599Horizontal849592221180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss
Pit Boss 700FB1499Horizontal743518221180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss
Pit Boss 440FB1399Horizontal48237225180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss
Pit Boss Navigator 1150999Horizontal1,158711232180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Navigator
Pit Boss Navigator 850999Horizontal 879593227180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Navigator
Pit Boss Navigator 550749Horizontal542400216180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Navigator
Traeger Tailgater529Portable300 30018 180450NoNoNoNo2019TraegerTFB30KLFTraeger
Traeger Ranger449Tabletop176176 18 180450NoNoNoNo2019TraegerTFT18KLDTraeger
Traeger Ironwood 650 (Gen 1)1,099Horizontal649 418 220 180500NoYesYesNo2019TraegerTFB65BLFTraeger Ironwood 650 (Gen 1)
Traeger Ironwood 885 (Gen 1)1,299Horizontal885 570 220 180500NoYesYesNo2019TraegerTFB89BLFTraeger Ironwood 885 (Gen 1)
Traeger Pro 575 (Gen 2)699Horizontal572 418 218 180500NoYesYesNo2019TraegerTFB57GLECTraeger Pro 575 (Gen 2)
Traeger Pro 780 (Gen 2)899Horizontal780 570 218 180500NoYesYesNo2019TraegerTFB78GLETraeger Pro 780 (Gen 2)
Cookshack 32-Inch4,725Horizontal/Stainless Steel784504225160600YesNoNoUS Made2018CookshackCookshack
Cookshack 30-Inch3,570Horizontal/Stainless Steel784504222160600YesNoNoUS Made2018CookshackCookshack
Cookshack FEC1005,880Vertical/Stainless Steel1,5640420130400-NoNoUS Made2018CookshackCookshack
Pit Boss Charleston600Pellet/Gas Combo1,260630223180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss
Pit Boss 5-Series Copper497Vertical1,6590540150420-NoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss 5-Series
Pit Boss Copperhead 7-Series799Vertical1,8150660150420-NoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Copperhead
Pit Boss Copperhead 5-Series659Vertical1,5130560150420-NoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Copperhead
Pit Boss Copperhead 3-Series549Vertical7870440150420-NoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Copperhead
Country Smokers Traveler249Tabletop25625613.5180500YesNoNoNo2018Country SmokersCountry Smokers
Pit Boss PP150PPG227Tabletop25625617180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss
Pit Boss Austin XL447Horizontal1,000720231180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Austin
Pit Boss Tailgater297Portable34034015180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss
Pit Boss Lexington297Horizontal543373215180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss
Pit Boss Portable Copper297Portable387257219180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Portable
Pit Boss 1000T4499Horizontal1,013710230180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss
Pit Boss 700T1399Horizontal746517215180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss
Pit Boss Mahogany 260649Portable387257219180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Mahogany
Pit Boss Mahogany 150PPS299Tabletop25625615180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Mahogany
Traeger Timberline 850 (Gen 1)2,099Horizontal869 363 324 180500NoYesYesNo2017TraegerTFB85WLETraeger Timberline 850 (Gen 1)
Traeger Timberline 1300 (Gen 1)2,299Horizontal1,343 561 324 180500NoYesYesNo2017TraegerTFB01WLETraeger Timberline 1300 (Gen 1)
Pit Boss 700 Classic397Horizontal700507221180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss 700
Pit Boss 700R2549Horizontal700507221180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss
Pit Boss Mahogany 1000SC2799Horizontal998698231180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss Mahogany
Pit Boss Mahogany 1000699Horizontal1,021711221180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss Mahogany
Pit Boss Mahogany 820D3649Horizontal849593221180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss Mahogany
Pit Boss Mahogany 440 Deluxe349Horizontal51837325180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss Mahogany 440
Pit Boss 700FB399Horizontal700507221180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss
Traeger Pro 34 (Gen 1)599Horizontal884 646 218 180450NoNoNoNo2016TraegerTFB57PZBTraeger Pro 22 (Gen 1)
Traeger Pro 22 (Gen 1)499Horizontal572 418 218 180450NoNoNoNo2016TraegerTFB57PZBTraeger Pro 22 (Gen 1)

I completely understand why many people want to support pellet grill brands that still manufacture in the USA, as it supports US manufacturing jobs.

However, US jobs as a whole also need to be considered, and I’ll discuss that in my conclusion below.

As US-made pellet grills/smokers generally cost more, I’ve provided details on the cheapest pellet grill/smoker from each of the brands below, which currently make their products in the USA.

Pellet Grills/Smokers Made In The USA

Below I’ve put together a collection of pellet grills I’m currently aware of which are still made in the USA. However, as noted with the example of Traeger and Grilla Grills below, circumstances can change.

Hence, whether all the pellet grill brands below will continue to be made in the USA in the future is obviously unknown.

As made in the US pellet grills/smokers tend to cost more than non-US-made products I’ve provided details on the cheapest/most affordable model from each brand.

  • American Made Pellet Grills/Smokers
  • Weber – Made In Huntley, Illinois (Sort Of)
  • Cookshack/Fast Eddy – Made in Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • KANDO Gear – Made in Red Rock, Texas
  • Lone Star Grillz – Made In Conroe, Texas
  • MAK GRILLS – Made In Dallas, Oregon
  • Myron Mixon Smokers – Made In Unadilla, Georgia
  • Yoder Smokers – Made In Yoder, Kansas
  • Pitts & Spitts – Made In Houston, Texas
  • Royall Grills & Smokers – Made in Reedsburg, Wisconsin
  • Smokin’ Brothers – Made In Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Blaz’n Grill Works – Made In Beatrice, Nebraska
  • Twin Eagles – Made In Cerritos, California

Aren’t Traeger Grills Made In The USA? (They Were)

Traeger, the longest and most established pellet grill brand were originally manufactured in Oregon and were produced in the USA up until 2006, when the Traeger family sold the company.

In 2006 the patent that Traeger had on the design of pellet grills/smokers since 1986 ran out, at that point, more makes/brands of pellet grills started to enter the market.

Traeger Pellet Grills/Smokers Not Made In The USA
Neither the Traeger Pro Series (left), the Ironwood (centre) or the latest version of the Timberline (right) is made in the US: Images –

Traeger felt they had to move manufacturing abroad to expand the company while still offering products at a price point their customers were happy to pay. Hence, today all Traeger pellet grills are made in China.

Traeger LLC is still based in the US, and they engineer and design their pellet grills/smokers at their US offices. However, all of their domestic products, the Pro Series, Ironwood and Timberline models pictured above, are now manufactured abroad.

Traeger did also previously manufacture commercial pellet grills/smokers for restaurants etc, and those models were made in the USA. However, Traeger appears to have now completely phased out its commercial product range.

Are There Other Pellet Grill Brands That Were Previously Made In The USA?

Another example, while a much smaller company than Traeger, is Grilla Grills. They are an American-owned company that’s more than 40 years old with a factory based in Michigan focused on metal processing. Hence, making their own pellet grills just seemed a natural step for them to take.

And for the first couple of years when Grilla Grills came onto the market, they were 100% made in the USA, at their Michigan-based factory. While their pellet grills were very well received by their customers and still are, the price of their grills was stopping them from being able to grow.

Hence, they chose to move the main manufacturing of their grills abroad. Though they still manufacture some of the accessories in the USA. You can read more about it here, but I’ve also included a video below from Mark Graham, who is the sales and manufacturing manager over at Grilla Grills.

Mark Graham explains why Grilla Grills chose to move the main manufacturing of their pellet grills out of the US and overseas: Video –

Weber – Made In Huntley, Illinois (Sort Of)

Being the biggest name in BBQ, Weber came into the pellet grill game with their SmokeFire range much later than many people expected (including myself).

There are features of the Weber SmokeFire range I like, and there are some features which I’m not a fan of. Some of these issues were addressed with the Gen 2 SmokeFire, however, when it comes to its smoking capabilities, I still think there’s room for improvement.

Anyway, what we are talking about here is where are the Weber SmokeFire pellet grills made? Well, Weber states they are made in Chicago (see here), specifically in Huntley, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.

Weber SmokeFire Pellet Grills
The Weber SmokeFire EX4 (left) and the EX6 (right) are stated by Weber to be made in Chicago: Images –

If that’s the case why have I written ‘Sort Of’ in the title? Well, Weber states their SmokeFire pellet grills are made in Chicago from ‘U.S. and globally sourced components‘.

Hence, its not actually clear if the Chicago plant is simply an assembly line, or if like the other brands below actual fabrication of the pellet grills is being carried out in the US.

The Weber SmokeFire range is priced at around $1,000 to $1,200, as other brands around that price point are not able to produce a grill in the US for that price point, how are Weber able to?

You could say its because Weber is the largest BBQ manufacturer, hence through scale, they have ‘cracked the code’ of making a pellet grill in the US for that price point, and that might very well be the case.

Cheapest Weber SmokeFire Pellet Grill/Smoker – EX4

The EX4 share exactly the same core features and functionality as its larger sibling the EX6, it just features a smaller cooking chamber. One of the standout features of the SmokeFire is its one of the fastest pellet grills to heat up.

Weber SmokeFire EX4 Made In Huntley, Illinois, USA
At around a thousand dollars, the Weber SmokeFire EX4 is the cheapest full-sized pellet grill/smoker made in the US (sort of): Images –

When it comes to grilling and searing for its price point, the SmokeFire EX4 is one of the best options for its price currently on the market. However, when smoking to avoid grease fires I do recommend the use of a water pan under the grates.

  • Total Cooking Area = 672 (432 at the main grate)
  • Pellet Hopper Capacity = 20 lbs
  • Temperature Range = 200 to 600 degrees
  • Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
  • PID Temperature Control? = Yes
  • WiFi/App Control? = Yes
  • Typical Price = $999 to $1,100
  • Availability =, &

Cookshack/Fast Eddy – Made in Ponca City, Oklahoma

I’ve previously written a full article on the Cookshack pellet grill range, so please check out that article for the full details. Here I’ll just quickly run through a few details about the company and their products.

Cookshack is based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and they have been producing electric smokers since the 1960s.

Then in collaboration with BBQ expert and Pit Master Fast Eddy, they developed their range of residential and commercial pellet grills/smokers.

Their smallest unit is the PG500 (below), and their other residential pellet grill is the PG1000 which is a more conventional design and features twin-wall insulated construction.

After Traeger, Cookshack are one of the oldest/most established pellet grill/smoker brands, but unlike Traeger, they are still made in the USA

All Cookshack pellet grills/smokers are made from stainless steel, and they feature a four cooking zone design. The first area is the hottest cooking area, directly over the pellet fire, where direct-flame broiling is possible.

The heat/smoke is then carried up to the upper rack, which is the second cooking area, before heat is pulled down over the second grate, which is the third cooking area.

Below that is the fourth cooking area in a draw. Frequently used as an area to keep cooked food warm, but it can also be used as a cold smoker.

Cheapest Cookshack Pellet Grill/Smoker – PG500

Beyond being a full stainless steel pellet grill, what sets the PG500 apart from most other pellet grills/smokers is the design of the cooking chamber. As opposed to being a lift-over lid design, its a cabinet design with two left and right-hinged doors.

Cookshack PG500 Pellet Grill/Smoker Made In Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA
You’re looking at the Cookshack PG500, one of the cheapest full-stainless steel pellet grills/smokers made in the USA: Image –

While the Cookshack PG500 is indeed the cheapest full-stainless steel pellet grill made in the USA currently on the market, it lacks a few of the latest features, namely PID temperature control and WiFi/App functionality.

Total Cooking Area = 784 (504 at the main grate)
Pellet Hopper Capacity = 22 lbs
Temperature Range = 150 to 600 degrees
Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
PID Temperature Control? = No
WiFi/App Control? = No
Typical Price = $1,969
Availability =

KANDO Gear – Made In Red Rock, Texas

A family-owned metal fabricator business with over 30 years of experience who has recently decided to enter the pellet game based just outside of Austin, Texas, in a town called Red Rock.

They produce three different pellet grill models, the Rival, K480 and the Champ. The designs of all of these pellet grills/smokers are quite unique.

I’ve included a video below on Keith, the owner of KANDO Gear, discussing the differences between two of their models, the Rival and the Champ.
As you can see, these KANDO Gear pellet grills are unlike any other models on the market: Video –

A combination of 10 gauge and 14 gauge steel is used in the fabrication of the KANDO Gear pellet grills. Hence, they should have a long life span. They are then finished with three coats of high-temperature-resistant paint.

What’s particularly interesting about the design of these grills is the easy access to the pellet burn pot for cleaning/maintenance. Also, they feature FireBoard PID/WiFi control panels which are some of the best in the business currently.

Cheapest KANDO Gear Pellet Grill/Smoker – Rival

While the Rival is the smallest/cheapest model from KANDO Gear, you can tell by the stats below its by no means small compared to some other models listed in this article, with a cooking area of 1,113

KANDO Gear Rival Pellet Grill Made In Red Rock, Texas, USA
The KANDO Gear Rival is a very heavy-duty pellet grill/smoker with some interesting features: Images –

The Rival, as I stated above, comes with an excellent FireBoard control panel with PID/WiFi functionality, a good temperature range and a very large cooking area for a pretty reasonable price point. If there is one area that’s a bit lacking is the 20lbs pellet hopper.

Total Cooking Area = 1,113 (665 at the main grate)
Pellet Hopper Capacity = 20 lbs
Temperature Range = 160 to 600 degrees
Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
PID Temperature Control? = Yes
WiFi/App Control? = Yes
Typical Price = $2,495
Availability =

Lone Star Grillz – Made In Conroe, Texas

Another family-run business that has been making charcoal BBQs and offset smokers/sticker burners for over a decade. Lone Star Grillz have now developed their own range of pellet grills/smokers available in two sizes.

There is the 20″ x 36″ model and the larger 20″ x 42″ model, both with the same features and functionality. Below is a video running through the features of these grills.

A demonstration of the features of the Lone Star Grillz pellet BBQs

The cooking chamber designs are carried over from the off-set smokers that Lone Star Grillz have been making for many years which makes a lot of sense. The additional pellet hardware (hoppers, augers, control panel etc) has then been added.

Cheapest Lone Star Grillz Pellet Grill/Smoker – 20″ x 36″

Like several other pellet grills/smokers on this list, Lone Star Grillz are using FireBoard control panels. These control panels are not only very accurate when it comes to temperature control they also offer features such as temperature logging/recording throughout the cook.

Lone Star Grillz 20" x 36" Pellet Grill/Smoker Made In Conroe, Texas, USA
The cheapest Lone Star Grillz pellet grill/smoker is the 20″ x 36″ model: Image –

I do also like that Lone Star Grillz is still fitting analogue temperature gauges to their pellet grills. Its useful to be able to compare the analogue and digital temperature readouts.

Total Cooking Area = 1,062 (605 at the main grate)
Pellet Hopper Capacity = 40 lbs
Temperature Range = 160 – 450 degrees (700 degrees direct-flame)
Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
PID Temperature Control? = Yes
WiFi/App Control? = Yes
Typical Price = $2,395
Availability =

MAK GRILLS – Made In Dallas, Oregon

MAK GRILLS is a family and veteran-owned pellet grill company based in Dallas, Oregon, with a background in steel fabrication. After the 2008 financial crisis, the family decided to turn their love of backyard BBQ into a new product, their own line of premium/high-quality wood pellet grills.

Before they developed their own line of made-in-the-USA pellet grills, they spent over a year getting pellet grill owner feedback on what features/capabilities they felt needed improvement.

The owners of MAK GRILLS then took that feedback on board when designing their own range of wood pellet grills/smokers.

The video explains the origins of MAK GRILLS and their made-in-the-USA pellet grill line

MAK GRILLS decided to set their pellet grills apart from other manufacturers by only using the best materials available. For instance, where they use stainless steel, they only use 304 grade, which is the highest grade found on any pellet grills/smokers.

They also wanted to focus on making sure their pellet grills could exceed the typical 450-500 degree maximum temperature limitation found on many lower-cost pellet grills.

Even their lowest-spec pellet grill, the One-Star General, can achieve 600 degrees. MAK GRILLS were also one of the first pellet grill brands to offer WiFi integration and more durable ceramic fire igniters.

Cheapest MAK GRILLS Pellet Grill/Smoker – One Star General

The construction of the One Star General is a combination of 16 gauge Aluminized steel for the exterior and 14 gauge 304 stainless steel for the interior components, and it comes in at 160 lbs.

MAK GRILLS One Start General Pellet Grill/Smoker Made In Dallas, Oregon, USA
The construction techniques and materials found on the MAK GRILLS One Star General are far beyond that you will find on your average backyard pellet grill/smoker: Image –

While as standard, the One Star General does not come with direct-flame access or WiFi/App support, these features can be added to the pellet grill at the point of order or at a later date.

Total Cooking Area = 858 (429 at the main grate)
Pellet Hopper Capacity = 20 lbs
Temperature Range = 170 to 600 degrees
Direct-Flame Access? = Yes (Optional)
PID Temperature Control? = Yes
WiFi/App Control? = Yes (Optional)
Typical Price = $2,199
Availability =

Myron Mixon Smokers – Made In Unadilla, Georgia

You may be aware of Myron Mixon, who is a five-time World BBQ Champion, well he has his own line of smokers, of which there are his BARQ pellet grills/smokers.

Below is a promotional video of the BARQ pellet smokers when they first came onto the market in 2019. However, current models differ with an updated control panel.

The first promotional video for the Myron Mixon BARQ Pellet Grills/Smokers

As you can see from the video above, the first BARQ pellet smokers were fitted with a time-based control panel similar to that found on first-generation Traeger Pro Series models.

However, the latest Myron Mixon BARQ pellet smokers are now fitted with a PID/WiFi control panel which will maintain temperatures inside the cooking chamber much more accurately.

Cheapest Myron Mixon BARQ Pellet Grill/Smoker – BARQ-1700

The cooking chamber on the BARQ pellet smokers is very boxy and with four racks. Hence, the cooking chamber is well suited to smoking lots of food in trays. Hence, these could also be suitable for commercial smokers.

Myron Mixon Smokers BARQ 1700 Pellet Grill/Smoker Made In Unadilla, Georgia, USA
The BARQ 1700 from Myron Mixon Smokers is made from powered coated steel and stainless steel: Image –

With the use of stainless steel, twin-wall insulation and gasket lid, these all point towards excellent smoking performance. However, the 450-degree maximum temperature setting and lack of direct-flame access mean that the grilling performance is not going to be the best.

Total Cooking Area = 1,588 (397 at the main grate)
Temperature Range = 160 to 450 degrees
Direct-Flame Access? = No
PID Temperature Control? = Yes
WiFi/App Control? = Yes
Typical Price = $2,699
Availability =

Yoder Smokers – Made In Yoder, Kansas

Started in 2008 in Yoder, Kansas, Yoder Smokers are some of the most heavy-duty pellet grills you can buy today. These pellet grills are made from 14 and 10-gauge steel.

From someone who spends a lot of time reviewing the features and construction of pellet grills, let me tell you, 10-gauge steel stands out.

Therefore, Yoder pellet grills are also known for being some of the heaviest pellet grills on the market today. For instance, even their smallest/lightest pellet grill comes in at 255 pounds!

Therefore, while these grills will and are guaranteed to last a lifetime, you do need to be aware of how heavy these grills are if you need to move your pellet grill around a lot. I discuss this more in my Traeger vs Yoder post.
Yoder Smokers ‘Forged From Iron’ promotional video for their made-in-the-USA pellet grills/smokers

Yoder Smokers focus on not only the heavy-duty construction of their pellet grills/smokers but also their versatility.

They wish to emphasize that their pellet-based products are not only convenient smokers with convection oven performance, but they can actually grill and sear. Yoder was one of the first pellet grill manufacturers to offer direct flame grilling.

They were also one of the first to install PID temperature control panels into their pellet grills, and they now also offer WiFi integration.

Yoder, like MAK GRILLS referenced above, is also now using more durable and faster ceramic igniters in the base of the pellet firepot.

Cheapest Yoder Smokers Pellet Grill/Smoker – YS480s

I think the phrase ‘built like a tank!‘ gets thrown around far too much in the BBQ world. However, when you have a mid-sized grill, in this case, the YS480, and it weighs 277 lbs, I actually think ‘build like a tank‘ is applicable.

Yoder Smokers YS480s Pellet Grill/Smoker Made In Yoder, Kansas, USA
The YS480s from Yoder Smokers is one of the most popular pellet grills/smokers currently made in the USA: Image –

The reason the YS480 is so heavy is due to its 14 and 10-gauge steel construction. However, don’t be fooled into thinking the YS480 is ‘big and dumb’ it actually features one of the most advanced PID/WiFi control panels on the market with FireBoard technology.

  • Total Cooking Area = 800 (480 at the main grate)
  • Pellet Hopper Capacity = 20 lbs
  • Temperature Range = 150 to 600 degrees
  • Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
  • PID Temperature Control? = Yes
  • WiFi/App Control? = Yes
  • Typical Price = $1,969
  • Availability =

Pitts & Spitts – Made In Houston, Texas

Pitts & Spitts have been manufacturing BBQs in Texas since 1983, making them one of the oldest/most established made-in-the-USA brands on this entire list.

Over recent years Pitts & Spitts have been significantly expanding their pellet grill/smoker business. Not just sell them across North America, but also internationally.

The story of Pitts & Spitts and their development as a made in the US pellet grill/smoker brand

Pitts & Spitt use a combination of carbon steel and stainless steel in the fabrication of their products. They also focus on a fully welded construction without bolts, rivets and screws where possible.

Cheapest Pitts & Spitts Pellet Grill/Smoker – The Rendezvous Travel

The Rendezvous Travel is/will be Pitts & Spitts portable pellet grill offering, and as its their smallest offering, it will also be their most affordable. However, importantly it features the same top-rated PID temperature controller as their full-sized grills.

Pitts & Spitts Reendezvous Travel Pellet Grill/Smoker Made In Houston, Texas, USA
The Rendezvous Travel from Pitts & Spitts is currently the only full-stainless steel portable pellet grill on the market: Image –

As of writing this article, Pitts & Spitts are still completing the development of this particular pellet grill. However, once it’s ready, it will be the first full-stainless portable pellet grill from any brand, not just those brands manufacturing their products in the US.

Total Cooking Area = 231 (231 at the main grate)
Pellet Hopper Capacity = 10 lbs
Temperature Range = 150 to 600 degrees
Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
PID Temperature Control? = Yes
WiFi/App Control? = No
Typical Price = $1,199
Availability =

Royall Grills & Smokers – Made in Reedsburg, Wisconsin

You may not be aware of Royall grills as they have little presence online apart from their own website. Hence you’ll struggle to find an owner’s review on YouTube, for instance.

However, Royall has been producing pellet grills/smokers since 2011, and according to Royall from their website, ‘these grills are completely manufactured in the USA‘.

I have managed to find a video interview with the owner of Royall Grills & Smokers from way back in 2011 at a BBQ event, I’ve included that video below.

An interview with the owner of Royall Grills & Smokers from 2011

Despite their low profile on YouTube etc, Royall Grills & Smokers appear to still be in business, and their products have been updated from those seen in the video above.

Cheapest Royall Pellet Grill/Smoker – The Tailgater

If you want to buy American, but you’re quite limited on your budget, then you might want to consider the Royall Tailgater, as its available for just $500.

Royall Grills & Smokers Made in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, USA
The Royall Tailgater is one of the cheapest made-in-the-US pellet grills/smokers available: Image –

Is this the most advanced pellet grill/smoker currently on the market? No, it features an earlier generation PID control and no WiFi or direct-flame access for grilling.

However, if you only want to purchase an American-made product and you have limited funds, then really there is no lower-cost option available.

Total Cooking Area = 270 (270 at the main grate)
Pellet Hopper Capacity = 10 lbs
Temperature Range = 180 to 450 degrees
Direct-Flame Access? = No
PID Temperature Control? = Yes
WiFi/App Control? = No
Typical Price = $500
Availability =

Smokin’ Brothers – Made In Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Based in Southeast Missouri, Smokin’ Brothers was started in 2008 and is a family-owned business. Their desire to produce their own wood pellet grills started from hosting family gatherings and competing in BBQ competitions.

By 2011 the Smokin’ Brothers had developed their own range of wood pellet grills. Below is a quick video from Ryan discussing the foundation of Smokin’ Brothers.

Smokin’ Brothers produce a range of wood pellets grills, all made in the USA

As you can see from the video above, the Smokin’ Brothers have got some interesting pellet grill designs, I’ll do a more in-depth review of Smokin’ Brothers products in the future.

Quickly though, as shown in the video above, they produce traditional style pellet grills and their Premium and Premium Plus models with a front-positioned hopper which also conveniently acts as a shelf. Smokin’ Brothers now also manufacture a range of commercial pellet grills.

Cheapest Smokin’ Brothers Pellet Grill/Smoker – Little Brother

The Little Brother is Smokin’ Brother’s portable pellet grill, hence its definitely not the largest pellet grill/smoker you will find in this article. It’s primarily designed for camping/tailgating. However, there is still quite a bit of weight to it at 100 lbs.

Smokin' Brothers Little Brother Pellet Grill/Smokers Made In Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA
To my knowledge, the Little Brother from Smokin’ Brothers is the cheapest made-in-the-USA pellet grill/smoker currently on the market: Image –

The Little Brother from Smokin’ Brothers is not the most advanced pellet grill on this list, as it features no PID or WiFi technology within its control panel. However, it is indeed a true made-in-the-US pellet grill.

Total Cooking Area = 370 (370 at the main grate)
Pellet Hopper Capacity = 10 lbs
Temperature Range = 160 to 500 degrees
Direct-Flame Access? = No
PID Temperature Control? = No
WiFi/App Control? = No
Typical Price = $899
Availability =

Blaz’n Grill Works – Made In Beatrice, Nebraska

The owner and founder of Blaz’n Grill Works started in metal fabrication in the 1970s. In 2011 Blaz’n Grill Works was formed to manufacture residential wood pellet grills in Beatrice, Nebraska.

Similar to many of the small pellet grill brands made in the USA, their journey started with competing in BBQ competitions, and they decided they wanted to develop their own design of pellet grill.

Blaz’n Grill Works takes a lot of pride in the fact their pellet grills are 100% made in the USA.

A summary video from Blaz’n Grill Works on their latest range of made in the US pellet grills/smokers

They offer an extensive list of accessories and customizations for their pellet grills. For instance, as you can see from the video above, they recently released a direct sear option for their pellet grills. Essentially its a new design of grease tray with a removable section over the pellet firepot.

I must say, its the thickness grease tray I think I’ve seen on any pellet grill made out of 12 gauge steel. Notably, Blaz’n Grill Works is providing its direct heat sear kit with a set of GrillGrates.

If you are not aware of the advantages of GrillGrates, I would encourage you to click the link to my article above. GrillGrates can transform the capabilities of many pellet grills. Especially budget pellet grills under $500.

Cheapest Blaz’n Grill Works Pellet Grill/Smoker – The Grand Slam

The Grand Slam features very heavy-duty construction with a mixture of 12 gauge steel on the lid and 16 gauge steel on the cooking chamber. Therefore, its obviously not a lightweight grill, and it comes in at 174 lbs.

Blaz'n Grill Works The Grand Slam Made In Beatrice, Nebraska, USA
The Grand Slam is available in several colours, however standard black is the cheapest option: Image –

As can be seen in the video above, the Grand Slam has a unique removal burn pot to clean out the ash quickly. The Grand Slam also features twin-wall insulated construction to keep heat in, an important feature to have if you want to grill/smoker in winter.

Total Cooking Area = 468 (468 at the main grate)
Pellet Hopper Capacity = 30 lbs
Temperature Range = 160 to 450 degrees
Direct-Flame Access? = Yes (Optional)
PID Temperature Control? = Yes
WiFi/App Control? = Yes (Optional)
Typical Price = $1,499 (Black)
Availability =

Twin Eagles – Made In Cerritos, California

Last in this list of USA-made pellet grills but certainly not least, are Twin Eagles. If you want the absolute best pellet grill/smoker on the market today and you can afford it (they’re quite expensive), then you should definitely be considering a Twin Eagles pellet grill.

These pellet grills effectively feature a tablet computer as their control panel giving full-colour images for the various recipes and cooking settings for various types of meat etc.

A Twin Eagles is not just the best-made-in-America pellet grill/smoker, its the best pellet grill/smoker period

With WiFi integration, the app and control screen on the Twin Eagles have the same design. Read more about these features and more in my full article on Twin Eagles pellet grills.

The Twin Eagles pellet grills also offer a discretely integrated rotisserie kit. Furthermore, the centre grease tray insert can be replaced with either a ceramic briquette insert or a charcoal insert.

As standard, the Twin Eagles pellet grills can provide a best-in-class 725 degrees of indirect heat. However, with the ceramic briquette and charcoal insert, 1000 and 1500-degree surface temperature cooking is possible.

Hence, the Twin Eagles pellet grill offers the highest grilling/searing temperatures of any pellet grill to date.

Cheapest Twin Eagles Pellet Grill/Smoker – 36″ Built-In

Now, the words ‘cheap’ and ‘Twin Eagles’ don’t really go together as you’ll see when you look at the price below. While, as we have discussed above, when it comes to US-made pellet grills/smokers, you should expect to pay more, you maybe didn’t think this much more…

Twin Eagles 36" Built-In Pellet Grill/Smoker Made In Cerritos, California, USA
If you want (and can afford) the Rolls Royce equivalent when it comes to pellet grills, then that’s this full-stainless steel 36″ pellet grill/smoker from Twin Eagles: Image –

When it comes to the ‘cheapest’ Twin Eagles, as there is only currently one model available, it doesn’t really mean much, especially considering its price below. Do I genuinely believe its the best pellet grill on the market, yes. But do I think it can justify its price point? That’s a different question.

Total Cooking Area = 939 (624 at the main grate)
Pellet Hopper Capacity = 13 lbs
Temperature Range = 140 to 725 degrees
Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
PID Temperature Control? = Yes
WiFi/App Control? = Yes
Typical Price = $8,559
Availability =

Pellet Grill/Smoker Brands Not Made In The US

So obviously, other popular pellet grill/smoker brands which you’re aware of, such as Pit Boss, Lousiana Grills, Camp Chef and Z Grills not listed above, are not made in the US, they’re made in China.

Dansons LLC (who owns the Pit Boss and Lousiana Grills brands) is a US-owned company based Scottsdale, Arizona. However, they use Chinese-based subcontractors to manufacture their products.

There is a new Chinese pellet grill brand called ASMOKE, the owners were originally one of the Chinese subcontractors that Dansons LLC used for their products.

Likewise, Z Grills, another Chinese-based brand, used to manufacture pellet grills/smokers for Traeger. That’s why you’ll often see some pellet grills under different brand names with the same design/control panels etc.

Another example is Lifesmart pellet grills, they share a similar design and components to earlier generations of REC TEQ pellet grills.

You also have Memphis Grills, another pellet grill brand that only a few years ago were made in America, but they then decided to move their manufacturing overseas.

Therefore, in my A to Z Pellet Grill/Smoker Brands List I now list if each brand’s products are or aren’t made in the US, which I continue to update over time.

Conclusions On Made In The USA Pellet Grills/Smokers

As you can see from the list above, there are still quite a few companies manufacturing wood pellet grills/smokers in the USA. You also have several companies, such as Traeger and Grilla Grills, who originally made their pellet grills in the US, but then moved to manufacture abroad.

With US manufacturing/labor costs being significantly higher than those abroad, you should expect higher prices from US-made products. However, you also generally get products made from higher quality materials which are also fabricated to a higher standard.

I should point out that with brands such as Traeger and Grilla Grills, as they moved to manufacture abroad, they were able to grow their companies and bring on more American staff to design/engineer the grills and work in their marketing and service centres.

However, if its specifically US manufacturing jobs you wish to support, there is quite a range of pellet grill manufacturers to choose from, as you can see above. However, you should obviously expect to have to pay above the average price of a typical pellet grill/smoker to own one.

That’s it! I hope you found the list above of USA-made pellet grill/smokers above interesting/useful. You can check out my Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker Guide to read more of my articles. Enjoy 🙂

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