Manufacturers won’t want their pellet grill getting wet for several reasons. … The pellet grill control panel is an area where rain penetration should be a concern. The front of the control panel will generally be ‘water-resistant’ not ‘waterproof’.
Will rain hurt a Traeger grill?
Traeger grills are not waterproof. If a Traeger product is in the rain or outside during wet weather, you must take precautions to ensure the Traeger grill remains dry. Allowing moisture into the pellet hopper may cause damage or jam the auger. Traeger grills should be covered when not in use.
Can my Traeger get wet?
If a Traeger is stored outside during wet weather, water can get into the Pellet Hopper. When pellets get wet, they expand and can clog the auger. Additionally, a Traeger cannot cook with wet wood. If you do not have a cover, take extra care to keep the pellet hopper covered and away from any water.
Can you use a pellet grill in the rain?
Keep your wood pellets dry and do not use your grill or smoker in the rain. Although wood pellet grills and smokers are prized for their ability to achieve a steady and precise temperature, be sure to check on your grill or smoker every once in awhile during use.
Can pellet grills be left outside?
Therefore, can you leave a pellet grill outside is a valid question, and the answer is yes, with some considerations/precautions. … However, even then its not as simple as stating all stainless steel pellet grills have the same weather resistance.
How long will a Traeger grill last?
So estimate about 1 lb per hour for low and slow smoking, and 3 lbs per hour for hot and fast direct grilling. So if you average that out to about 2 lbs per hour, a 20 lb bag will last roughly 10 hours, or cost about $2/hour if you are buying official Traeger brand pellets.
How often should you clean out your Traeger?
Grill Maintenance & Cleaning
Cleaning your grill regularly is very important in maintaining a functioning grill. We recommend cleaning the grill after every 2-3 cooks, at least every 20 hours of cook. However, you may need to clean it out more often when cooking greasier foods or after a long cook.
What happens if Traeger pellets get wet?
As you can see, the water expands the pellets and breaks them down into their original state of sawdust. If pellets have expanded after moisture contact, they are not usable in your pellet stove. (On the bright side – expanded wood pellets make for great natural horse bedding and kitty litter!)
How do I protect my pellet smoker from rain?
If there is a chance of rain while you’ll be using your pellet grill you want to make sure you have suitable shelter in place. If you have a covered porch/patio that’s a good place to position the pellet grill as it will provide shelter from the rain. Another option is a pop-up gazebo.
How long can you leave pellets in hopper?
Depending on the humidity where you live, this could be between 2 weeks to 2 months. However even in these conditions, if you know you’re not going to be using your pellet smoker in the next month it’s always better to empty them before storage.