Weber SmokeFire Gen 1 vs Gen 2 (Problems Solved?)

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When the Weber SmokeFire pellet grill range was launched in early 2020 I like many other people were excited to see how the biggest name in BBQ would stack up with their pellet grills against established pellet grill brands such as Traeger, Pit Boss and Camp Chef etc. As I discuss in my article on the Weber SmokeFire pellet grills, for their mid-range price point of $1,000 to $1,200 there are many things to like. However, its also fair to say that the Gen 1 SmokeFire pellet grills had their fair share of issues. So have the Gen 2 SmokeFire pellet grills corrected the issues of its predecessor? (Yes and No)

Weber SmokeFire Gen 2 EX4 & EX6
The Gen 2 SmokeFire EX4 (left) and larger EX6 (right) are externally identical to the Gen 1 version. So what are the internal changes?: Images – BBQGuys.com

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Weber SmokeFire Gen 1 vs Gen 2 Introduction

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Make/ModelTypical Price ($)Pellet Grill/Smoker TypeTotal Cooking Area (sq.in):Main Grate (sq.in):Cooking Surfaces:Hopper Size (lbs):Low Temp (°F):High Temp (°F):Direct Flame?PID?WiFi/App?Made In The US?Released:Brand:Model Number:My Article:Availability:
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Pit Boss Competition Series Titan$1,299Horizontal1,600711340180500YesYesYesNo2024Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Competition Series TitanAcademy.com
Member's Mark 36" Pellet Smoker with Smoke Box/Induction Hob$499Horizontal/Smoke Box920
621220200500NoYesNoNo2024Member's MarkPros & Cons – Member’s Mark 36” Pellet Smoker with Smoke Tray & Induction BurnerSamsClub.com
Pit Boss Pit Stop Onyx Edition$227Tabletop25619127180500YesNoNoNo2024Pit BossPB150NXPros & Cons – Pit Boss Pit Stop Onyx EditionWalmart.com
Pit Boss Charleston Onyx Edition$697Griddle/Pellet Smoker1,020766318180500YesYesNoNo2024Pit BossPB1020NX
Pros & Cons – Pit Boss Charleston Onyx EditionWalmart.com
Pit Boss Classic 700 Onyx Edition$397Horizontal746523218180500YesYesNoNo2024Pit BossPB700NXPros & Cons – Pit Boss Classic 700 Onyx EditionWalmart.com
Weber Searwood XL 600 Pellet Grill$1,199Horizontal972630220180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2024Weber#1500121Pros & Cons – Weber Searwood XL 600Weber.com
Weber Searwood 600 Pellet Grill$899Horizontal648420220180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2024Weber#1500120Pros & Cons – Weber Searwood 600Weber.com
Pit Boss Platinum 1250$697Horizontal1,323540333180500YesYesYesNo2024Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Platinum 1250Walmart.com
Blackstone 22 XL Griddle Pellet Grill Combo$1,199Griddle/Pellet Smoker1,324950320180500NoYesYesNo2024BlackstonePros & Cons – Blackstone 22 XL Griddle Pellet Grill ComboLowes.com
GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker$999Indoor Smoker288031185300--YesNo2024GE Profile#P9SBAAS6VBBPros & Cons – GE Profile Smart Indoor Pellet SmokerAmazon.com
Grilla Grills Mammoth$999Vertical3,30001040180450-YesYesNo2023Grilla GrillsPros & Cons – Grilla Grills MammothGrillaGrills.com
Even Embers Ceramic Pellet Grill
$899Ceramic441441116175550NoNoBluetooth OnlyNo2023Even EmbersHomeDepot.com
Bybafun 465 SQ.IN Ceramic Pellet Grill$1,299Ceramic298298112180500NoNoNoNo2023BybafunLowes.com
SINOFURN 465 SQ.IN Ceramic Pellet Grill$1,479Ceramic298298112180500NoNoNoNo2023SINOFURNLowes.com
Cesicia 24" Ceramic Pellet Grill$1,530Ceramic298298112180500NoNoNoNo2023CesiciaHomeDepot.com
Kamado Joe Pellet Joe$1,600Ceramic250250110150600NoYesYesNo2023Kamado JoeAmazon.com
GMG Trek Prime 2.0$499Portable22022019150550NoYesYesNo2023GMGBBQGuys.com
GMG Ledge Prime 2.0$999Horizontal436436118150550NoYesYesNo2023GMGBBQGuys.com
GMG Peak Prime 2.0$1,199Horizontal608608118150550NoYesYesNo2023GMGBBQGuys.com
recteq DualFire 1200$1,799Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,208302370180700NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqPros & Cons – recteq DualFire 1200RecTeq.com
recteq Flagship 1100$1,299Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,109655240180700NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqPros & Cons – recteq Flagship 1100RecTeq.com
recteq Backyard Beast 1000$1,099Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,014587230180700NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqRecTeq.com
recteq SmokeStone 600$999Griddle778778117300600NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqRecTeq.com
recteq Deck Boss 590$899Horizontal/Stainless Steel590590130180700NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqRecTeq.com
Camp Chef Woodwind 24 $999Horizontal/Stainless Steel811429222160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind 24CampChef.com
Camp Chef Woodwind 24 SideKick$1,299Pellet/Gas Combo811429222160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind 24CampChef.com
Camp Chef Woodwind 36 SideKick$1,499Pellet/Gas Combo1,236663222160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind 36CampChef.com
Camp Chef Woodwind 36$1,199Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,236663222160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind 36CampChef.com
Tracklife Pellet Grill$499Horizontal700532223150450NoNoNoNo2023TracklifeWalmart.com
Cabela's Pro Series 36"$799Horizontal1,236633222180450YesYesYesNo2023CabelasCamp Chef vs Cabela’s Pellet Grills – Which Are Better?Cabelas.com
Cabela's Pro Series 24"$699Horizontal811429222180450YesYesYesNo2023CabelasCamp Chef vs Cabela’s Pellet Grills – Which Are Better?Cabelas.com
Cabela's Deluxe 24$599Horizontal570429218180450NoYesNoNo2023CabelasCamp Chef vs Cabela’s Pellet Grills – Which Are Better?Cabelas.com
Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Oven$399Electric Oven18018010105700No-NoNo2023NinjaNinja Woodfire Outdoor OvenAmazon.com
Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill Pro Connect XL$447Electric Grill18018010105700No-YesNo2023NinjaNinja Woodfire Outdoor Grill Pro Connect XLAmazon.com
Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill$369Electric Grill14114110105700No-NoNo2023NinjaPros & Cons – Ninja Woodfire Outdoor GrillAmazon.com
Brisk It Origin-940$1,399Horizontal580428222180500NoYesYesNo2023Brisk ItBrisk It Origin-580BriskItGrills.com
Brisk It Origin-580$999Horizontal580428222180500NoYesYesNo2023Brisk ItBrisk It Origin-580BriskItGrills.com
Merax Ceramic$1,263Ceramic465465112180500NoYesNoNo2023MeraxMerax CeramicHomeDepot.com
Nexgrill Oakford 580$369Horizontal581400222160550NoYesYesNo2023NexgrillPros & Cons – Nexgrill Oakford 580 WiFi Pellet GrillHomeDepot.com
Nexgrill Oakford 1400$499Vertical1,3880580150420-YesYesNo2023NexgrillNexgrill Oakford 1400HomeDepot.com
Nexgrill Oakford 1000$542Horizontal1,008671232160550NoYesYesNo2023NexgrillNexgrill Oakford 1000HomeDepot.com
Nexgrill Oakford 790$514Horizontal790527232160550NoYesYesNo2023NexgrillNexgrill Oakford 790HomeDepot.com
HiMombo 570$399Horizontal570305223180450YesNoNoNo2023HiMomboHiMombo 570Walmart.com
ASMOKE AS550P$499Horizontal5150213180500YesNoNoNo2023ASMOKEASMOKE AS550PASMOKE.com
ASMOKE AS550$419Horizontal5150213180500YesNoNoNo2023ASMOKEASMOKE AS550ASMOKE.com
ASMOKE AS700P$749Horizontal7000226180500YesYesNoNo2023ASMOKEASMOKE AS700PASMOKE.com
Z Grills 550C$529Horizontal553406210180450NoYesNoNo2023Z GrillsZ Grills 550CZGrills.com
Z Grills 10502B$599Horizontal1,080443312180450NoYesNoNo2023Z GrillsZ Grills 10502BZGrills.com
Z Grills 7002C2E/7002F2$559Horizontal697504224180450NoYesNoNo2023Z GrillsZ Grills 7002C2E/7002F2ZGrills.com
Z Grills 7002C/7002F$519Horizontal697494224180450NoYesNoNo2023Z GrillsZ Grills 7002C/7002FZGrills.com
recteq RT-B380X Bullseye Deluxe$799Horizontal/Stainless Steel3803801182001,000NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqrecteq RT-B380X Bullseye Deluxerecteq.com
recteq Patio Legend 410$699Horizontal/Stainless Steel410410114180700NoYesYesNo2023RecTeqrecteq Patio Legend 410recteq.com
recteq Road Warrior 340P$599Portable/Stainless Steel340340114180700NoYesNoNo2023RecTeqrecteq Road Warrior 340Precteq.com
HALO Prime 1100$1,099Horizontal/Built-In1,129610218180500YesYesYesNo2023HALOHALO Prime 1100BBQGuys.com
HALO Prime 1500$1,299Horizontal/Built-In1,474901227180500YesYesYesNo2023HALOHALO Prime 1500BBQGuys.com
HALO Prime 550$899Horizontal/Built-In553386214180500YesYesYesNo2023HALOHALO Prime 550BBQGuys.com
Weber SmokeFire Sear+ ELX6$1,599Horizontal1,157648322180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2023WeberWeber SmokeFire Sear+ ELX6BBQGuys.com
Weber SmokeFire Sear+ ELX4$1,399Horizontal771432322180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2023WeberWeber SmokeFire Sear+ ELX4BBQGuys.com
Camp Chef XXL Pro$899Vertical/Smoke Box1,8060630150350-YesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef XXL ProCampChef.com
Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 36 SideKick$1,799Pellet/Gas Combo1,236663322160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 36CampChef.com
Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 36$1,499Horizontal/Smoke Box1,236663222160500NoYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 36CampChef.com
Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 24 SideKick$1,449Pellet/Gas Combo811429322160500YesYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 24CampChef.com
Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 24$1,199Horizontal/Smoke Box811429222160500NoYesYesNo2023Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 24CampChef.com
Pit Boss 4 Copperhead Onyx Edition$474Vertical1,3000565130420-YesNoNo2023Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Copperhead Onyx EditionWalmart.com
Pit Boss Pro Series Elite 6-Series (Gen 3)$899Vertical1,5000570130420-YesYesNo2023Pit BossPit Boss Pro Series Elite 6-Series (Gen 3)Lowes.com
Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 (Gen 3)$999Horizontal1,598711232180500YesYesYesNo2023Pit BossSKU: 10981Pros & Cons – Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 (Gen 3)Lowes.com
Pit Boss Pro Series 1150 (Gen 3)$699Horizontal1,150711232180500YesYesYesNo2023Pit BossSKU: 10980Pros & Cons – Pit Boss Pro Series 1150 (Gen 3)Lowes.com
Pit Boss Pro Series Elite 1600 PSE (Gen 3)$1,399Horizontal 1,598711332180500YesYesYesNo2023Pit BossSKU: 10982Pit Boss Pro Series Elite 1600 PSE (Gen 3)Lowes.com
Pit Boss Savannah Onyx Edition$597Horizontal1,507633328180500YesYesNo (Optional)No2023Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Savannah Onyx EditionWalmart.com
Pit Boss Austin XL 1000 Onyx Edition$497Horizontal1,008720230180500YesYesNo (Optional)No2023Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Austin XL 1000 Onyx EditionWalmart.com
Pit Boss Lexington 500 Onyx Edition$327Horizontal543373215180500YesYesNoNo2023Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Lexington 500 Onyx EditionWalmart.com
Pit Boss Portable Battery Pellet Grill$499Tabletop/Battery25619127180500YesNoNoNo2023Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Portable Battery Pellet GrillPitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Sportsman 1600$1,099Horizontal1,598711330180500YesNoYesNo2023Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman 1600PitBoss-Grills.com
Traeger Ironwood XL (Gen 2)$1,999Horizontal925594222180500NoYesYesNo2023TraegerTFB93RLGTraeger Ironwood XL (Gen 2)Traeger.com
Traeger Ironwood (Gen 2)$1,799Horizontal616 396 222 180500NoYesYesNo2023TraegerTFB61RLGPros & Cons – Traeger Ironwood Gen 2Traeger.com
Smokin Brothers 24" Premier Plus Grill$1,499Horizontal646646120150500NoYesNoUS Made2022Smokin BrothersSmokinBrothers.com
Smokin Brothers 36" Premier Plus Grill$2,199Horizontal976976120150500NoYesNoUS Made2022Smokin BrothersSmokinBrothers.com
Smokin Brothers 30" Premier Plus Grill$1,799Horizontal792792120150500NoYesNoUS Made2022Smokin BrothersSmokinBrothers.com
Royall Grills 7000VS Pitmaster Smoker$4,945Vertical3,9900621160600NoYesNoUS Made2022Royall GrillsRoyallGrills.com
Royall Grills 5000VS Pitmaster Smoker$3,595Vertical1,7480421160600NoYesNoUS Made2022Royall GrillsRoyallGrills.com
Royall Grills The Tailgater$500Portable270270110180450NoYesNoUS Made2022Royall GrillsRoyallGrills.com
Royall Grills The Master Series$2,349Horizontal797627221160600NoYesNoUS Made2022Royall GrillsRoyallGrills.com
Royall Grills The Backyard$1,495Horizontal418418121160600NoYesNoUS Made2022Royall GrillsRoyallGrills.com
Royall Grills The Whole Block$1,795Horizontal797627221160600NoYesNoUS Made2022Royall GrillsRoyallGrills.com
Member's Mark Pro Series$499Horizontal1,0340324180500NoYesNoNo2022Member's MarkMember's Mark Pro SeriesSamsClub.com
Lone Star Grillz 20" x 42"$2,895Horizontal1,278735240160450YesYesYesUS Made2022Lone Star GrillzLone Star Grillz 20" x 42"LoneStarGrillz.com
Lone Star Grillz 20" x 36"$2,695Horizontal1,062609240160450YesYesYesUS Made2022Lone Star GrillzLone Star Grillz 20" x 36"LoneStarGrillz.com
Lifetime Pellet/Gas Grill$1,299Pellet/Gas Combo7420220180700YesYesYesNo2022LifetimeLifetime Pellet/Gas GrillAmazon.com
KANDO Gear Champ$3,795Horizontal1,113665220160500YesYesYesUS Made2022KANDO GearKANDO Gear ChampKandoGear.com
KANDO Gear K480$2,995Horizontal750456220160500YesYesYesUS Made2022KANDO GearKANDO Gear K480KandoGear.com
USSC Grills USG730SS$874Horizontal 7300224180500NoYesNoNo2022USSC GrillsUSSC Grills USG730SSHomeDepot.com
Monument Grills 26-In$529Horizontal7030220180500YesYesNoNo2022Monument GrillsMonument Grills 26-InHomeDepot.com
USSC Grills Portable$343Tabletop295295112180500YesYesNoNo2022USSC GrillsUSSC Grills PortableHomeDepot.com
Oklahoma Joe's Rider DLX (Gen 2)$699Horizontal906578220200600YesYesNoNo2022Oklahoma JoesOklahoma Joe's Rider DLX (Gen 2)HomeDepot.com
LifePro SCSP2000LP$644Horizontal2,0000330180500NoYesNoNo2022LifeProLifePro SCSP2000LPWalmart.com
LifePro SCSP1500LP$558Horizontal1,5000330180500NoYesNoNo2022LifeProLifePro SCSP1500LPWalmart.com
Royal Gourmet PL2032$397Horizontal802640225180500NoNoNoNo2022Royal GourmetRoyal Gourmet PL2032Walmart.com
Costway Pellet Grill$239Tabletop256256113180450NoNoNoNo2022CostwayCostway Pellet GrillWalmart.com
ASMOKE AS660$499Horizontal7000226180500YesNoNoNo2022ASMOKEASMOKE AS660ASMOKE.com
ASMOKE AS660N-1$529Horizontal7000226180500YesNoNoNo2022ASMOKEASMOKE AS660N-1ASMOKE.com
ASMOKE AS300$249Tabletop25619124180500YesNoNoNo2022ASMOKEPros & Cons – ASMOKE AS300Amazon.com
ASMOKE AS350$429Tabletop25619124180500YesNoNoNo2022ASMOKEASMOKE AS350ASMOKE.com
DAMNISS 456 SQ.IN Pellet Grill$272Horizontal456380211180450NoNoNoNo2022DAMNISSAmazon.co.uk
Onlyfire Tabletop Pellet Grill$249Tabletop24618224180500NoNoNoNo2022OnlyfireAmazon.com
KingChii 456 SQ.IN Pellet Grill$339Horizontal456341211180450NoNoNoNo2022KingChiiAmazon.com
VEVOR 580 SQ.IN Pellet Grill$339Horizontal580436221175500NoNoNoNo2022VEVORAmazon.com
VEVOR 740 SQ.IN Pellet Grill$479Horizontal740463221175500NoNoNoNo2022VEVORAmazon.com
VEVOR 840 SQ.IN Pellet Grill$539Horizontal840707221175500NoNoNoNo2022VEVORAmazon.com
Z Grills 7052B WiFi$899Horizontal709461228160500NoYesYesNo2022Z GrillsPros & Cons – Z Grills 7052B WiFiZGrills.com
Z Grills 11002B WiFi$1,299Horizontal1,068693228160500NoYesYesNo2022Z GrillsZ Grills 11002B WiFiZGrills.com
Z Grills 700D4E$649Horizontal697504220180450NoYesNoNo2022Z GrillsZ Grills 700D4EZGrills.com
Z Grills 700D3$609Horizontal697504220180450NoYesNoNo2022Z GrillsZ Grills 700D3ZGrills.com
Z Grills Cruiser 200A$299Tabletop20220218180450NoNoNoNo2022Z GrillsPros & Cons – Z Grills Cruiser 200AZGrills.com
recteq RT-1070 Cabinet$1,399Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,070532230180700NoYesYesNo2022RecTeqrecteq RT-1070 Cabinetrecteq.com
recteq RT-1070$1,199Built-In/Stainless Steel1,070532230180700NoYesYesNo2022RecTeqrecteq RT-1070Amazon.com
Pitts & Spitts Maverick 2000 SS$5,899Horizontal/Stainless Steel2,000666335160600NoYesYesUS Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 2000 SSBBQGuys.com
Pitts & Spitts Maverick 850 SS$4,149Horizontal/Stainless Steel850425235160600NoYesYesUS Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 850 SSBBQGuys.com
Pitts & Spitts Maverick 2000$3,649Horizontal2,000666335160600NoYesNo (Optional)US Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 2000BBQGuys.com
Pitts & Spitts Maverick 1250 SS$5,149Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,250625235160600NoYesYesUS Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 1250 SSBBQGuys.com
Pitts & Spitts Maverick 850$2,149Horizontal850425235160600NoYesNo (Optional)US Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 850BBQGuys.com
Pitts & Spitts Maverick 1250$2,549Horizontal1,250625235160600NoYesNo (Optional)US Made2022Pitts & SpittsPitts & Spitts Maverick 1250BBQGuys.com
Oklahoma Joe's Anthem Series Rider DLX$899Horizontal1,234578320180650YesYesNoNo2022Oklahoma JoesOklahoma Joe's Anthem Series Rider DLXBBQGuys.com
Memphis Grills Pro ITC3 28-Inch$4,499Horizontal/Stainless Steel568432218180650YesYesYesNo2022Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Pro ITC3 28-InchBBQGuys.com
Memphis Grills Pro ITC3 Built-In 28-Inch$4,049Built-In/Stainless Steel568432218180650YesYesYesNo2022Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Pro ITC3 Built-In 28-InchBBQGuys.com
Memphis Grills Elite ITC3 39-Inch$5,399Horizontal/Stainless Steel848644224180700YesYesYesNo2022Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Elite ITC3 39-InchBBQGuys.com
Memphis Grills Elite ITC3 Built-In 39-Inch$4,949Built-In/Stainless Steel848644224180700YesYesYesNo2022Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Elite ITC3 Built-In 39-InchBBQGuys.com
HALO Prime 300$494Tabletop/Battery301215210180500YesYesNoNo2022HALOHALO Prime 300BBQGuys.com
Cuisinart 24-Inch CPG-256$399Tabletop25618824180500NoNoNoNo2022CuisinartCuisinart 24-Inch CPG-256BBQGuys.com
Cuisinart 52-Inch CPG-700$799Horizontal700484221180500NoNoNoNo2022CuisinartCuisinart 52-Inch CPG-700BBQGuys.com
Cuisinart 45-Inch CPG-465$599Horizontal465304213180500NoNoNoNo2022CuisinartCuisinart 45-Inch CPG-465BBQGuys.com
Camp Chef MZGX 24$599Horizontal776429218160500YesYesYesNo2022Camp ChefCamp Chef MZGX 24CampChef.com
Camp Chef Apex 36 Gas Kit$2,449Pellet/Gas Combo1,236663230160500YesYesYesNo2022Camp ChefCamp Chef Apex 36 Gas KitCampChef.com
Camp Chef Apex 36 $1,999Horizontal1,236663230160500NoYesYesNo2022Camp ChefCamp Chef Apex 36 CampChef.com
Camp Chef Apex 24 Gas Kit$2,199Pellet/Gas Combo811429330160500YesYesYesNo2022Camp Chef Pros & Cons – Camp Chef Apex 24CampChef.com
Camp Chef Apex 24$1,799Horizontal811429230160500NoYesYesNo2022Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Apex 24CampChef.com
Pit Boss Competition Series 1230CS1$699Pellet/Gas Combo1,261630221180500YesYesYesNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Competition Series 1230CS1Academy.com
Pit Boss Competition Series PBV5P2$549Vertical1,6790560150420-YesNoNo2022Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Competition Series Vertical Pellet SmokerAcademy.com
Pit Boss Mile Hybrid$497Pellet/Gas Combo611438215180500YesNoNoNo2022Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Mile HybridWalmart.com
Pit Boss Competition Series 1600$799Horizontal1,578648326180500YesYesYesNo2022Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Competition Series 1600Academy.com
Pit Boss Competition Series 1250$699Horizontal1,315540326180500YesYesYesNo2022Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Competition Series 1250Academy.com
Pit Boss Competition Series 850$549Horizontal849593221180500YesYesYesNo2022Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Competition Series 850Acedemy.com
Pit Boss Sportsman 1100$799Horizontal 1,610711230180500YesNoNoNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman 1100PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Sportsman 820$699Horizontal849593221180500YesNoNoNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman 820PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Sportsman 500$460Horizontal542400215180500YesNoNoNo2022Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman 500PitBoss-Grills.com
Traeger Timberline XL (Gen 2)$3,799Horizontal/Built-In1,320 594 322 180500NoYesYesNo2022TraegerTBB01RLGTraeger Timberline XL (Gen 2)Traeger.com
Traeger Timberline (Gen 2)$2,999Horizontal/Built-In880 396 322 180500NoYesYesNo2022TraegerTBB86RLGTraeger Timberline (Gen 2)Traeger.com
Ooni Fyra 12 Pellet Pizza Oven$349Pizza Oven14414412200950Yes--No2021OoniPros & Cons – Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pellet Pizza OvenOoni.com
MAK Grills MAK 3 Star$9,499Horizontal/Stainless Steel2,750660230170650YesYesYesUS Made2021MAK GrillsMAK Grills MAK 3 StarBigPoppaSmokers.com
MAK Grills MAK 2 Star Stainless Steel$4,499Horizontal/Stainless Steel858429220170600YesYesYesUS Made2021MAK GrillsMAK Grills MAK 2 Star Stainless SteelBigPoppaSmokers.com
MAK Grills MAK 2 Star$3,499Horizontal858429220170600YesYesNo (Optional)US Made2021MAK GrillsMAK Grills MAK 2 StarBigPoppaSmokers.com
MAK Grills MAK 1 Star $2,499Horizontal858429220170600YesYesNo (Optional)US Made2021MAK GrillsMAK Grills MAK 1 Star BigPoppaSmokers.com
Blazn Grill Works Grid Iron$1,799Horizontal 720720130160500YesYesNo (Optional)US Made2021Blazn Grill WorksBlazn Grill Works Grid Ironmgrills.com
Blazn Grill Works Grand Slam$1,599Horizontal468468130160500YesYesNo (Optional)US Made2021Blazn Grill WorksBlazn Grill Works Grand Slammgrills.com
Yoder YS480s Built-In$2,579Built-In800480220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersPros & Cons – Yoder YS480satbbq.com
Yoder YS640s Built-In$2,639Built-In1,070640220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder YS640s Built-Inatbbq.com
Yoder Smokers YS1500s$4,995Horizontal1,5001,008220150500YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder Smokers YS1500satbbq.com.com
Yoder YS640s Competition Cart$3,394Horizontal1,070640220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder YS640s Competition Cartatbbq.com
Yoder YS480s Competition Cart$2,589Horizontal800480220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersPros & Cons – Yoder YS480satbbq.com
Yoder YS640s$2,399Horizontal1,070640220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersYoder YS640satbbq.com
Yoder YS480s$2,139Horizontal800480220150600YesYesYesUS Made2021Yoder SmokersPros & Cons – Yoder YS480satbbq.com
USSC Grills USG890SS$1,043Horizontal8900224180500NoYesNoNo2021USSC GrillsUSSC Grills USG890SSHomeDepot.com
Prime Pellet Grills KC King 600$845Horizontal600440220180400NoNoNoNo2021Prime Pellet GrillsPrime Pellet Grills KC King 600HomeDepot.com
USSC Grills USG890$996Horizontal 890612218180500NoYesNoNo2021USSC GrillsUSSC Grills USG890HomeDepot.com
Buffalo Outdoor$390Tabletop25625614180500YesNoNoNo2021Buffalo OutdoorBuffalo OutdoorHomeDepot.com
Oklahoma Joe's Rider 600 (Gen 1)$449Horizontal617617120180500NoNoNoNo2021Oklahoma JoesOklahoma Joe's Rider 600 (Gen 1)HomeDepot.com
Oklahoma Joe's Rider Combo (Gen 1)$699Pellet/Gas Combo9970220180500YesNoNoNo2021Oklahoma JoesOklahoma Joe's Rider Combo (Gen 1)HomeDepot.com
Cuisinart Bristol$391Horizontal505381230180500NoNoNoNo2021CuisinartCuisinart BristolWalmart.com
Lifesmart 510$630Horizontal5100215180500NoYesNoNo2021LifesmartLifesmart 510Walmart.com
Lifesmart 2000$1,415Horizontal2,0000330180500NoYesNoNo2021LifesmartLifesmart 2000Walmart.com
Dyna-Glo 706$387Horizontal7060220150500YesYesNoNo2021Dyna-GloDyna-Glo 706Walmart.com
Dyna-Glo 460$334Horizontal460332216150500YesYesNoNo2021Dyna-GloPros & Cons – Dyna-Glo 460 Pellet GrillWalmart.com
KingChii Pro Series 02$265Portable456
300211180420NoNoNoNo2021KingChiiPros & Cons – KingChii Portable Pellet GrillWalmart.com
Z Grills 450A$409Horizontal459331215180450NoYesNoNo2021Z GrillsZ Grills 450AZGrills.com
Z Grills L6002E$419Horizontal57233228180450YesYesNoNo2021Z Grills Z Grills L6002EZGrills.com
Z Grills 5502H$419Horizontal553406210180450NoYesNoNo2021Z GrillsZ Grills 5502HZGrills.com
Z Grills 450B$499Horizontal459331215180450NoYesNoNo2021Z GrillsZ Grills 450BZGrills.com
Z Grills L600D$479Horizontal57233228180450YesYesNoNo2021Z GrillsZ Grills L600DZGrills.com
Z Grills 1000D3E$669Horizontal1,056428320180450NoYesNoNo2021Z GrillsZ Grills 1000D3EZGrills.com
Grilla Grills Silverbac Alpha Connect Built-In$849Built-In692507220180500NoYesYesNo2021Grilla GrillsGrilla Grills Silverbac Alpha Connect Built-InGrillaGrills.com
Grilla Grills Chimp Tailgater$599Portable460340215180500NoYesYesNo2021Grilla GrillsGrilla Grills Chimp TailgaterGrillaGrills.com
Grilla Grills Silverbac All-Terrain Alpha Connect$1,099Horizontal692507220180500NoYesYesNo2021Grilla GrillsGrilla Grills Silverbac All-Terrain Alpha ConnectGrillaGrills.com
Grilla Grills Silverbac Alpha Connect$899Horizontal692507220180500NoYesYesNo2021Grilla GrillsGrilla Grills Silverbac Alpha ConnectGrillaGrills.com
Louisiana Grills SL Series 1000$1,175Horizontal1,0140218180500YesYesNoNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills SL Series 1000Louisiana-Grills.com
Louisiana Grills SL Series 700$974Horizontal6960218180500YesYesNoNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills SL Series 700Louisiana-Grills.com
Louisiana Grills Black Label 300$499Tabletop333333110180500YesYesNoNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Black Label 300Louisiana-Grills.com
Louisiana Grills 4-Series$1,049Vertical1,0770460180500-YesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills 4-SeriesLouisiana-Grills.com
Louisiana Grills Black Label Series 1200$1,199Horizontal1,180758218180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Black Label Series 1200Louisiana-Grills.com
Louisiana Grills Black Label Series 1000$1,099Horizontal1,028661218180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Black Label Series 1000Louisiana-Grills.com
Louisiana Grills Black Label Series 800$999Horizontal809520218180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Black Label Series 800Louisiana-Grills.com
Louisiana Grills Founders Legacy 800$1,899Horizontal8460229180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Founders Legacy 800Louisiana-Grills.com
Louisiana Grills Founders Legacy 1200$2,199Horizontal1,2050229180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Founders Legacy 1200Louisiana-Grills.com
Louisiana Grills Founders Series Premier 800$1,399Horizontal8460229180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Founders Series Premier 800Louisiana-Grills.com
Louisiana Grills Founders Series Premier 1200$1,599Horizontal1,2050229180500YesYesYesNo2021Louisiana GrillsLouisiana Grills Founders Series Premier 1200Louisiana-Grills.com
recteq RT-700$1,199Horizontal/Stainless Steel702702140180700NoYesYesNo2021RecTeqPros & Cons – recteq RT-700Amazon.com
recteq RT-590$899Horizontal/Stainless Steel592592130180700NoYesYesNo2021RecTeqrecteq RT-590Amazon.com
recteq RT-B380 Bullseye$499Horizontal/Stainless Steel380380115200750NoYesNoNo2021RecTeqPros & Cons – recteq RT B380 BullseyeAmazon.com
Victory 35-Inch$699Horizontal936691329180500YesNoNoNo2021VictoryVictory 35-InchBBQGuys.com
recteq RT-2500$2,599Horizontal/Stainless Steel2,500982353180650NoYesYesNo2021RecTeqrecteq RT-2500BBQGuys.com
recteq RT-1250$1,519Horizontal/Stainless Steel1,250627340180700NoYesYesNo2021RecTeqrecteq RT-1250BBQGuys.com
GMG Ledge SS Prime Plus$929Horizontal458458118150550NoYesYesNo2021GMGGMG Ledge SS Prime PlusBBQGuys.com
GMG Ledge Prime Plus$899Horizontal458458118150550NoYesYesNo2021GMGGMG Ledge Prime PlusBBQGuys.com
Coyote 28-Inch C1P28$2,999Built-In/Stainless Steel609450212175650YesYesNoNo2021CoyoteCoyote 28-Inch C1P28BBQGuys.com
Coyote 28-Inch C1P28-FS$3,499Horizontal/Stainless Steel609450212175650YesYesNoNo2021CoyoteCoyote 28-Inch C1P28-FSBBQGuys.com
Coyote 36-Inch C1P36-FS$4,399Horizontal/Stainless Steel808594215175700YesYesNoNo2021CoyoteCoyote 36-Inch C1P36-FSBBQGuys.com
Coyote 36-Inch C1P36$3,499Built-In/Stainless Steel808594215175700YesYesNoNo2021CoyoteCoyote 36-Inch C1P36BBQGuys.com
Broil King Crown 500$1,099Horizontal750550218180600NoYesYesUS Assembled2021Broil KingBroil King Crown 500BBQGuys.com
Broil King Regal 500$1,799Horizontal825625222180600NoYesYesUS Assembled2021Broil KingBroil King Regal 500BBQGuys.com
Broil King Regal 400$1,299Horizontal630500222180600NoYesYesUS Assembled2021Broil KingBroil King Regal 400BBQGuys.com
Broil King Regal 500$1,499Horizontal825625222180600NoYesYesUS Assembled2021Broil KingBroil King Regal 500BBQGuys.com
Broil King Crown 400$899Horizontal570440218180600NoYesYesUS Assembled2021Broil KingBroil King Crown 400BBQGuys.com
Weber SmokeFire EX6 (Gen 2)$1,299Horizontal1,008648222180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2021WeberPros & Cons – Weber SmokeFire EX6 Gen 2BBQGuys.com
Weber SmokeFire EX4 (Gen 2)$999Horizontal672432222180600YesYesYesUS Assembled2021WeberPros & Cons – Weber SmokeFire EX4 (Gen 2)BBQGuys.com
Camp Chef Woodwind CL 36 SideKick$1,449Pellet/Gas Combo1,236663322160500YesYesYesNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef Woodwind 36 SideKickCampChef.com
Camp Chef Woodwind CL 36$1,199Horizontal1,236663222160500YesYesYesNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef Woodwind 36CampChef.com
Camp Chef Woodwind CL 24 SideKick$1,149Pellet/Gas Combo811429322160500YesYesYesNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef Woodwind 24 SideKickCampChef.com
Camp Chef Woodwind CL 24$899Horizontal811429222160500YesYesYesNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef Woodwind 24CampChef.com
Camp Chef Pursuit 20$499Portable501253210160500YesYesNoNo2021Camp ChefPros & Cons – Camp Chef Pursuit 20CampChef.com
Camp Chef XT$549Horizontal570429218160500NoYesNoNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef XTCampChef.com
Camp Chef DLX$599Horizontal570429218160500NoYesNoNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef DLXCampChef.com
Camp Chef SG 24$749Horizontal811429222160500YesYesYesNo2021Camp ChefCamp Chef SG 24CampChef.com
Pit Boss Pro Series 1100$849Pellet/Gas Combo1,260630220180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Pro Series 1100Lowes.com
Pit Boss Platinum KC Combo$797Pellet/Gas Combo1,001630226180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Platinum KC ComboWalmart.com
Pit Boss Pro Series 4-Series (Gen 2)$499Vertical1,0770465150420-YesYesNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Pro Series 4-Series (Gen 2)Lowes.com
Pit Boss Platinum Brunswick$597Vertical1,1640498150420-YesYesNo2021Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Platinum BrunswickWalmart.com
Pit Boss Platinum Lockhart$847Horizontal2,136546640180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Platinum LockhartWalmart.com
Pit Boss Platinum Laredo 1000$547Horizontal1,006528226180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss Platinum Laredo 1000Walmart.com
Pit Boss Pro Series Portable 150 (Gen 2)$299Tabletop25619125180500YesNoNoNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Pero Series Portable 150 (Gen 2)Lowes.com
Pit Boss Pro Series 1150 (Gen 2)$699Horizontal 1,155711232180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossSKU: 10576Pit Boss Pro Series 1150 (Gen 2)Lowes.com
Pit Boss Pro Series 850 (Gen 2)$599Horizontal 850593220180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossPit Boss Pro Series 850 (Gen 2)Lowes.com
Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 (Gen 2)$999Horizontal1,598711332180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossSKU: 10737Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 (Gen 2)Lowes.com
Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 Elite (Gen 2)$1,299Horizontal1,597711332180500YesYesYesNo2021Pit BossSKU: 10908Pit Boss Pro Series 1600 Elite (Gen 2)Lowes.com
GrillFest 655$421Horizontal655465220180450NoNoNoNo2020GrillFestGrillFest 655Walmart.com
GrillFest 445$374Horizontal445312216180450NoNoNoNo2020GrillFestGrillFest 445Walmart.com
Sophia & William Pellet Grill$369Horizontal712446218180450NoNoNoNo2020Sophia & WilliamSophia & William Pellet GrillWalmart.com
GMG Davy Crockett$399Portable21921919150550NoYesYesNo2020GMGGMG Davy CrockettWalmart.com
Z Grills 700D$599Horizontal697504220180450NoNoNoNo2020Z GrillsZ Grills 700DZGrills.com
Z Grills 7002B2E/7002E$489Horizontal697504220180450NoNoNoNo2020Z GrillsZ Grills 7002B2E/7002EZGrills.com
Z Grills 7002B$509Horizontal697504220180450NoNoNoNo2020Z GrillsZ Grills 7002BZGrills.com
Z Grills 550A$429Horizontal585424216180450NoNoNoNo2020Z GrillsZ Grills 550AZGrills.com
Z Grills 10002B2E$599Horizontal1,056428320180450NoNoNoNo2020Z GrillsZ Grills 10002B2EZGrills.com
Grilla Grills Alpha Connect$929Horizontal488346220180500NoYesYesNo2020Grilla GrillsGrilla Grills Alpha ConnectGrillaGrills.com
Twin Eagles 36-Inch Rotisserie$11,378Horizontal/Stainless Steel00213140725YesYesYesUS Made2020Twin EaglesTwin Eagles 36-Inch RottisserieBBQGuys.com
Twin Eagles 36-Inch$10,668Horizontal/Stainless Steel00213140725YesYesYesUS Made2020Twin EaglesTwin Eagles 36-InchBBQGuys.com
Twin Eagles 36-Inch Built-In$8,559Built-In/Stainless Steel00213140725YesYesYesUS Made2020Twin EaglesTwin Eagles 36-Inch Built-InBBQGuys.com
Twin Eagles 36-Inch Built-In Rotisserie$9,269Built-In/Stainless Steel00213140725YesYesYesUS Made2020Twin EaglesTwin Eagles 36-Inch Built-In RotisserieBBQGuys.com
Memphis Grills Beale Street Built-In$1,599Built-In/Stainless Steel817558212180500YesYesYesNo2020Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Beale Street Built-InBBQGuys.com
Memphis Grills Beale Street$1,799Horizontal/Stainless Steel817558212180550YesYesYesNo2020Memphis GrillsMemphis Grills Beale StreetBBQGuys.com
Pit Boss Navigator PB1230G$1,249Pellet/Gas Combo1,084630216180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Navigator PB1230GPitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Sportsman 1230$1,049Pellet/Gas Combo1,124630221180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman 1230PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Sportsman 7-Series$799Vertical1,8150660150420-NoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman 7-SeriesPitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Sportsman 5-Series$659Vertical1,5130560150420-NoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Sportsman 5-SeriesPitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss 820FB1$599Horizontal849592221180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss 820FB1PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss 700FB1$499Horizontal743518221180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss 700FB1PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss 440FB1$399Horizontal48237225180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss 440FB1PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Navigator 1150$999Horizontal1,158711232180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Navigator 1150PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Navigator 850$999Horizontal 879593227180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Navigator 850PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Navigator 550$749Horizontal542400216180500YesNoNoNo2020Pit BossPit Boss Navigator 550PitBoss-Grills.com
Traeger Tailgater$529Portable300 30018 180450NoNoNoNo2019TraegerTFB30KLFPros & Cons – Traeger TailgaterTraeger.com
Traeger Ranger$449Tabletop176176 18 180450NoNoNoNo2019TraegerTFT18KLDPros & Cons – Traeger RangerTraeger.com
Traeger Ironwood 650 (Gen 1)$1,099Horizontal649 418 220 180500NoYesYesNo2019TraegerTFB65BLFPros & Cons – Traeger Ironwood 650Traeger.com
Traeger Ironwood 885 (Gen 1)$1,299Horizontal885 570 220 180500NoYesYesNo2019TraegerTFB89BLFPros & Cons – Traeger Ironwood 885Traeger.com
Traeger Pro 575 (Gen 2)$799Horizontal572 418 218 180500NoYesYesNo2019TraegerTFB57GLECPros & Cons – Traeger Pro 575Traeger.com
Traeger Pro 780 (Gen 2)$999Horizontal780 570 218 180500NoYesYesNo2019TraegerTFB78GLEPros & Cons – Traeger Pro 780Traeger.com
Cookshack 32-Inch$4,725Horizontal/Stainless Steel784504225160600YesNoNoUS Made2018CookshackCookshack 32-InchBBQGuys.com
Cookshack 30-Inch$3,570Horizontal/Stainless Steel784504222160600YesNoNoUS Made2018CookshackCookshack 30-InchBBQGuys.com
Cookshack FEC100$5,880Vertical/Stainless Steel1,5640420130400-NoNoUS Made2018CookshackCookshack FEC100BBQGuys.com
Pit Boss Charleston$600Pellet/Gas Combo1,260630223180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss CharlestonWalmart.com
Pit Boss 5-Series Copper$497Vertical1,6590540150420-NoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss 5-Series CopperWalmart.com
Pit Boss Copperhead 7-Series$799Vertical1,8150660150420-NoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Copperhead 7-SeriesPitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Copperhead 5-Series$659Vertical1,5130560150420-NoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Copperhead 5-SeriesPitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Copperhead 3-Series$549Vertical7870440150420-NoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Copperhead 3-SeriesPitBoss-Grills.com
Country Smokers Traveler$249Tabletop25625613.5180500YesNoNoNo2018Country SmokersCountry Smokers TravelerPitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss PP150PPG$227Tabletop25619127180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss PP150PPGWalmart.com
Pit Boss Austin XL$447Horizontal1,000720231180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Austin XLWalmart.com
Pit Boss Tailgater$297Portable34034015180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPros & Cons – Pit Boss TailgaterWalmart.com
Pit Boss Lexington$297Horizontal543373215180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss LexingtonWalmart.com
Pit Boss Portable Copper$297Portable387257219180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Portable CopperWalmart.com
Pit Boss 1000T4$499Horizontal1,013710230180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss 1000T4TractorSupply.com
Pit Boss 700T1$399Horizontal746517215180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss 700T1TractorSupply.com
Pit Boss Mahogany 260$649Portable387257219180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Mahogany 260PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Mahogany 150PPS$299Tabletop25619125180500YesNoNoNo2018Pit BossPit Boss Mahogany 150PPSPitBoss-Grills.com
Traeger Timberline 850 (Gen 1)$1,699Horizontal869 363 324 180500NoYesYesNo2017TraegerTFB85WLEPros & Cons – Traeger Timberline 850Traeger.com
Traeger Timberline 1300 (Gen 1)$1,899Horizontal1,343 561 324 180500NoYesYesNo2017TraegerTFB01WLEPros & Cons – Traeger Timberline 1300Traeger.com
Pit Boss 700 Classic$397Horizontal700507221180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss 700 ClassicWalmart.com
Pit Boss 700R2$549Horizontal700507221180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss 700R2PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Mahogany 1000SC2$799Horizontal998698231180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss Mahogany 1000SC2PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Mahogany 1000$699Horizontal1,021711221180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss Mahogany 1000PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Mahogany 820D3$649Horizontal849593221180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss Mahogany 820D3PitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss Mahogany 440 Deluxe$349Horizontal51837325180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss Mahogany 440 DeluxePitBoss-Grills.com
Pit Boss 700FB$399Horizontal700507221180500YesNoNoNo2016Pit BossPit Boss 700FBPitBoss-Grills.com
Traeger Pro 34 (Gen 1)$599Horizontal884 646 218 180450NoNoNoNo2016TraegerTFB57PZBPros & Cons – Traeger Pro 34Traeger.com
Traeger Pro 22 (Gen 1)$499Horizontal572 418 218 180450NoNoNoNo2016TraegerTFB57PZBPros & Cons - Traeger Pro 22Traeger.com

Going from one generation to the next of a product there are typically some pretty significant changes.

For instance, I’ve previously written about the Traeger Pro Series Gen 1 vs Gen 2 and the significant differences with the inclusion of D2 Direct Drive and Traeger WiFire.

Likewise, with my article on the Pit Boss Pro Series Gen 1 vs Gen 2, where the controls were upgraded with PID temperature algorithms and WiFi/Bluetooth connectivity.

So what about the Weber SmokeFire Gen 1 to Gen 2, is there a significant difference between the first and second generations?

In short, no, there is not a significant difference between SmokeFire Gen 1 and Gen 2. Now, that’s not to say there have not been improvements, there have as we’ll discuss below.

However, the differences are subtle and are really just corrections to the original design of the Gen 1 SmokeFire pellet grills to address some of the issues.

So really, instead of Gen 2, it’s more like these versions are SmokeFire Gen 1.5.

Weber SmokeFire EX4 & EX6

Weber SmokeFire EX4 & EX6
  • Total Cooking Area = 672 sq.in (EX4) & 1,008 sq.in (EX4)
  • Pellet Hopper Capacity = 22 lbs (20 lbs useable)
  • Temperature Range = 200 to 600 degrees
  • Direct-Flame Access? = Yes
  • PID Temperature Control? = Yes
  • WiFi/App Control? = Yes
  • Typical Price = $1,000 (EX4) & $1,200 (EX6)
  • Availability = BBQGuys.com

Weber SmokeFire Gen 1 Issues

So to be able to appreciate the differences/improvements to the Gen 2 SmokeFire pellet grills you need to be aware of some of the issues that Gen 1 Weber SmokeFire pellet grills were prone to suffer.

I’ve written about this in more detail in my original SmokeFire article, below I’ll just quickly summarise the problems.

  • Firmware and Software Issues with WiFi/Weber Connect
  • Bridging/hulling within the pellet hopper stopping the flow of pellet to the auger
  • Pellet auger jams due to a loose grommet separator
  • Grease/ash build-up leading to flare-ups/grease fires

Weber SmokeFire Gen 2 Revisions

The revisions for the second-generation Weber SmokeFire pellet grills are really the same modifications/improvements that Weber has been providing to Gen 1 customers.

In terms of addressing the issues with firmware/software, these have been resolved for the most part by using a new platform.

Weber is a big company, therefore if you have issues with new technology, it’s often easier to buy an existing company that does it well and use its technology.

That’s exactly what Weber did by acquiring a company called June which produces a smart oven. The JuneOS software was then modified for the Weber SmokeFire pellet grills.

Weber SmokeFire Gen 2 Control Panel
The Weber SmokeFire Gen 2 control panels/Weber Connect App running on the JuneOS are apparently more reliable and with more features: Image – BBQGuys.com

To correct the issue with the pellet hopper having bridging/hulling issues with the pellets not flowing consistently into the auger Weber now includes an insert into the hopper to create a steeper 33-degree slope.

Just like with the firmware/software upgrade above, Weber has been providing this insert to Gen 1 SmokeFire customers.

As a result, while the original Gen 1 SmokeFire pellet grills had a 22lb hopper, the Gen 2 SmokeFire pellet grills have slightly less than a 20lb pellet hopper due to the hopper insert.

Not a significant loss of capacity and trading 2lbs of capacity for fewer issues with hopper bridging/hulling is the better option.

A 20lb hopper is still larger than the 18lb hopper found on the Traeger Pro Series for example.

The BBQGuys give feedback on their thoughts/experiences with the Weber SmokeFire Gen 2 pellet grills: Video – BBQGuys.com

On the Gen 2 Weber SmokeFire pellet grills, the auger design has been improved and is now a single welded piece to reduce the chances of auger blockages.

Again these improvements are good to see, but what about the grease/ash build-up in the base of the Weber SmokeFire pellet grills potentially leading to issues?

Well, Weber on the Gen 2 SmokeFire pellet grills has made no adjustments to the grease/ash collection system, so let’s discuss the implications and workaround solution to the problem.

Addressing The Grease Problem

So as discussed above, the Gen 1 Weber SmokeFire pellet grills had some niggling issues with the firmware/software, pellet hopper and the auger.

However, for me, these weren’t the main issue with the SmokeFire pellet grills. My main concern and the concern of several others is the grease/ash management on the SmokeFire pellet grills.

Unlike every other pellet grill on the market today, the Weber SmokeFire pellet grills have no dedicated means to keep the grease away from the pellet fire.

How The Weber SmokeFire Is Different

On other pellet grills, you either have a solid grease tray (like a Traeger), or a grease tray that can be opened or closed (like a Pit Boss, Camp Chef), when open flames from the pellet fire below can reach the cooking grate.

The design of the Weber SmokeFire is not like either of these designs, and I get that Weber wanted to come to the market with ‘something new’.

However, there are reasons that other pellet grill manufacturers follow those grease tray designs, they want to reduce the chance of a grease fire.

Weber SmokeFire Flavorizer Bars
These are the flavorizer bars which are located under the cooking grate on the Gen 1 and Gen 2 Weber SmokeFire pellet grills: Image – BBQGuys.com

The internal design of the combustion chamber/heat deflectors on the Weber SmokeFire is very much like their gas/propane grills. They fit their ‘flavorizer bars’ above the source of heat/fire to do two jobs.

First, to deflect the flames below to create more even heat across the cooking grate. Second, the flavorizer bars vapourize fat and juices that help to provide a better flavour to the food.

The excess grease then falls into the base of the cooking chamber and is collected via channels into a grease tray/draw underneath the cooking chamber.

It’s a good design for a gas/propane grill and for many casual/infrequent users of the SmokeFire pellet grills it should also be fine with sufficient cleaning.

However, for owners who frequently slow-cook fatty meats, this is where the problems come in.

Weber SmokeFire Pellet Burn Pot
There is another heat/fire deflector that goes above the firepot not seen in this image, but what you can see is the two grease channels on either side of the pellet burn pot: Image – BBQGuys.com

On the propane Weber grills no ash is created during combustion, however when pellets burn you do get ash, typically 0.5 to 1% of the weight of pellets will end up as ash.

On the SmokeFire it has gaps in the base of the burn pot where much of the ash will fall into the draw below where it’s supposed to go.

However, pellet grills feature fans, the fan is vital to the combustion process and helps provide more even heat/smoke circulation around the cooking chamber.

Well, the fan is going to blow some of that ash out of the burn pot and into the base of the pellet grill.

Now, on the Weber SmokeFire, the base of the pellet grill is where the grease is collected, I’m sure you can see where this is going…

Weber SmokeFire Ash/Grease Draw
Most of the ash/grease should end up in the pull-out draw as intended, its the remaining ash/grease which can collect in the base of a Weber SmokeFire pellet grill which is the concern: Image – BBQGuys.com

So what can happen is the grease can end up mixing with the ash. Eventually, without sufficient cleaning, the grease drain holes in the base of the SmokeFire can become blocked.

Hence, grease cannot drain out of the grill, builds up in the base of the grill and can potentially lead to a grease fire.

Now, a grease fire on a pellet grill is different to a grease fire on a gas grill. On a gas grill, you turn off the supply of gas and the gas flame will stop and the grease fire should die down pretty quickly.

Well on a pellet grill you cannot stop the fire as quickly as that.

Even once the auger has stopped there will still be a volume of pellets in the burn pot that will keep burning, for potentially 10-20 minutes.

Hence, on a pellet grill, you want to avoid the chance of a grease fire as much as possible.

The Solution To Avoiding A Grease Fire

As the grease/ash collection system on the Weber SmokeFire Gen 2 is exactly the same as the Gen 1 what’s the solution?

Now, I know some have said in response to the issue, ‘people should just clean their grill properly?!‘.

Trust me, I’m all about proper pellet grill cleaning as I’ve discussed in my article on when to clean a pellet grill, however…

It’s true more frequent cleaning of the grease/ash out of the bottom of the Weber SmokeFire would resolve the problem, for the most part.

Though you have to remember, that other pellet grills don’t suffer from this issue to the same degree as they have the means to keep the grease away from the flames of the pellet fire (a grease tray).

Hence, people have been picking up a Weber SmokeFire after owning a Traeger, Pit Boss etc, cleaning at the same frequency and experiencing grease fires that they never had previously.

So you may be thinking, Weber surely is aware of the problem? So why have they not changed the design of the Gen 2 Weber SmokeFire pellet grills to address the problem?!

Well, there are benefits to the current design for high temp grilling, so I can see why Weber is reluctant to change the design.

However, they are definitely aware of the problem as they originally discussed in their ‘Tips & Tricks’ for low and slow on the Gen 1 Weber SmokeFire.

Weber’s original suggestion for cooking low and slow on the Gen 1 SmokeFire grills was to place two drip trays on top of the flavorizer bars to catch the grease, hence stopping excess grease from falling into the base of the grill

Now when Weber released the video above shortly after the launch of the Weber SmokeFire, many people into pellet grills/smokers such as myself who had been monitoring the development of the SmokeFire raised an eyebrow.

Weber in their promotional material stated the SmokeFire was not like other pellet grills, there was no need for ‘messy grease trays’.

So for Weber to then state the solution to the grease build-up problem within the SmokeFire was…. grease trays?!

Well, Weber is sticking to this solution, and they now promote the ‘Wet Smoke Kit’ for the SmokeFire pellet grills.

Its the Weber ‘Wet Smoke Kit’ people, it’s not a metal support for a grease tray: Image – BBQGuys.com

Now I’m all for using water pans to stop the meat from drying out as I discuss in my article on do pellet grills dry out meat?

However, the ‘Wet Smoke Kit’ as promoted by Weber is simply a galvanized steel support to hold a grease tray as opposed to placing the grease tray horizontally across the flavorizer bars as shown in the video above. Hence, it’s the same recommend solution as before, just don’t call it a grease tray.

Conclusions On The Weber SmokeFire Gen 2

Ok, so I know my comments above may sound like I’m bashing Weber a bit about this grease tray situation, so let me just summarize my thoughts about the SmokeFire Gen 2 overall.

I’m happy to see that Weber has addressed the firmware/software issues along with the problems with the auger/hopper for the most part.

I also think as a pellet grill, for the money, the Weber SmokeFire models are excellent in terms of their quality of components/features and performance.

It’s just as a pellet smoker, I think Weber needs to be more upfront about the fact that either grease trays (Wet Smoke Kit) should be used or the internals of the SmokeFire need to be cleaned more frequently, and I mean more frequently than pellet grills with you know, a grease tray fitted.

Hence, I also don’t think Weber should be supplying the Wet Smoke Kit as an optional extra.

In my opinion, it should be included with every SmokeFire unit with the instructions making it explicitly clear when and why it should be used.

My frustration with this point is further emphasized with the new SmokeFire Sear+ models that still don’t come with the Wet Smoke Kit included!?

That’s it! I hope you found my summary above of the differences/improvements between the Weber SmokeFire Gen 1 and Gen 2 interesting/useful.

You may also want to check my article on Weber error codes. If you would like to know more, check out my Wood Pellet Grill Smoker Guide to review all your options. 🙂

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