Are There Pellet Grills Made In The USA In 2022? (Yes)


Hi, I’m Chris I started PelHeat.com back in 2007.

You are probably aware that many of the appliances you buy for your home while purchased from an American brand/retailer they’re actually made in another country, typically China. The reason is to generate sufficient margin/profit to cover manufacturing costs, marketing and dealers percentages while at the same time offering an affordable product to consumers. As shown in my A to Z brands list there are lots of pellet grills/smokers on the market today. Many of those pellet grills/smokers are made in China, but some are still made in the USA. So let’s discuss those US-made pellet grills/smokers.

Pellet Grills/Smokers Made In The USA
Here you have two examples, a true ‘Made in the US’ pellet grill on the left (Cookshack PG500) and on the right a ‘Made in the US with globally sourced components’ pellet grill (Weber SmokeFire): Images – BBQGuys.com

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

You can use the Table of Content below to jump to the pellet grill brands which are made in the USA today.

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 grill/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.

Table of Contents

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 an unknown. If you click the brand name below the page will jump to that particular section.

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.

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 – Traegergrills.com

Traeger felt they had to move manufacturing abroad to expand the company while still offering products at a price point their customers are 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 – GrillaGrills.com

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 – BBQGuys.com

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 – BBQGuys.com

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 later on I do recommend the use of a water pan under the grates.

  • Total Cooking Area = 672 sq.in (432 sq.in 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 = BBQGuys.com, Walmart.com & HomeDepot.com

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 grill/smokers are made from stainless steel and they feature a 4 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, currently the cheapest full-stainless steel pellet grill/smoker made in the USA: Image – BBQGuys.com

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 sq.in (504 sq.in 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 = BBQGuys.com

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 grill/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 – KandoGear.com

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 of 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 sq.in.

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 – KandoGear.com

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 sq.in (665 sq.in 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 = KandoGear.com

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 – LoneStarGrillz.com

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 sq.in (605 sq.in 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 = LoneStarGrillz.com

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 can 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 – Bigpoppasmokers.com

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 sq.in (429 sq.in 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 = Bigpoppasmokers.com

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 4 racks. Hence, the cooking chamber is well suited to smoking lots of food in trays. Hence, these could also be suitable as 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 – Lowes.com

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 means that grilling performance is not going to be the best.

Total Cooking Area = 1,588 sq.in (397 sq.in 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 = Lowes.com

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 not only focus on 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 – Atbbq.com

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 sq.in (480 sq.in 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 = Atbbq.com

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 to 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 – Pittsandspitts.com

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 sq.in (231 sq.in 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 = Pittsandspitts.com

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 owners review on YouTube for instance.

However, Royall have 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 – RoyallGrills.com

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 sq.in (270 sq.in 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 = RoyallGrills.com

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’ Brothers 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. Though 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 – Smokinbrothers.com

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 sq.in (370 sq.in 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 = Smokinbrothers.com

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 – Blazngrillworks.com

As can be seen in the video above, the Grand Slam has a unique removal burn pot to quickly clean out the ash. 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 sq.in (468 sq.in 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 = Blazngrillworks.com

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 meats 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 – BBQGuys.com

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 geniunly 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 sq.in (624 sq.in 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 = BBQGuys.com

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.

Likewsie, 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 brands 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. Though 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 🙂

A to Z List of Pellet Grill/Smoker Brands

A to Z List of Pellet Grill/Smoker Brands

Back in 2007 when I first become aware of pellet grills and smokers the only brand I was really aware of was Traeger. Traeger is really where this whole concept of cooking with pellets started in the 1980s. It was a ‘slow burner’ (pardon the pun) but since the 2010s is really when pellet grills and smokers started to get mainstream awareness, discussed alongside gas and charcoal grills. There are now over 30 pellet grill/smoker brands that I’m aware of, and the link above goes to my A to Z list of brands article.

Now, you may already be aware of a few of the other brands such as Pit Boss, Camp Chef, Z Grills and I’m sure you are aware of Weber, though you may not have known they have entered the pellet grill game. However, they are now many, many more brands to look into. Some may be what are commonly referred to as ‘Traeger clones’, but many others are offering their own unique designs and features.

A to Z List of The Best BBQ Wood Pellets

A pellet grill/smoker is only as good as the BBQ pellets you put into it. The type/quality of the BBQ wood pellets you use will impact temperature performance and smoke flavour. There are many pellet flavours including Apple, Hickory, Mapel, Oak and Walnut to name but a few. However, some brands are hardwood blended pellets whereas others are 100% single wood species.

In this article, I provide details on over 20 brands of BBQ wood pellets, their range of flavours, whether they are 100% single wood species or hardwood blended pellets, their typical price and where they are available. I also provide tips on how to get the best deal when buying BBQ wood pellets and how to test pellet quality. Finally, I discuss the new kid on the block, charcoal pellets and their special attributes compared to all other hardwood BBQ pellets.

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Hi, I’m Chris. I started PelHeat.com back in 2007. This website is intended to be an educational resource on BBQ pellets, pellet grills & smokers. I hope you find the information useful.

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