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What You Need to Know About Pellet Grills

Most people are familiar with pellet grills, but are you aware of what the best pellet grills currently on the market are? Luckily, we have narrowed it down to three remarkable brands that manufacture the best pellet grills, and that we offer at BBQ Outlets. You can’t go wrong with adding a Twin Eagles Pellet Grill and Smoker, Coyote Pellet Grill, or Memphis Pellet Grill to your dream outdoor kitchen. Of course, we couldn’t forget to tell you about the general maintenance and correct way for cleaning a pellet grill to ensure that your’s is long-lasting, so we have some tips and tricks for how to do just that too. We also have included some yummy pellet grill recipes for you to try, as well as the best wood pellets for smoking. We know that no matter what pellet grill you inevitably decide to purchase, you can’t go wrong with any of the pellet grill technology that each of the brands offers!

The Twin Eagles Pellet Grills and Smokers

Introducing the Twin Eagles Pellet Grill and Smoker. This is one of our favorite pellet grills and smokers available for purchase through our website, and one that we know is sure to have anyone that enters your backyard saying, “Wow!” The Twin Eagles brand is known for making a pellet grill and smoker that is elegant in design, but also cost-effective for all the bells and whistles that do come with their products. Each Twin Eagles Pellet Grill and Smoker we offer is made using stainless steel and comes with Wi-Fi-controlled capabilities. Their pellet grills and smokers are built to be resilient and long-lasting with superior quality 304 stainless steel used throughout. 

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Each of these pellet grills and smokers also has an optional and no-cost app that can be downloaded to any smartphone. The Twin Eagles Mobile App can be used in conjunction with the Wi-Fi controller, and three temperature detectors, and also gives you access to information about the meal you are grillin’ up from wherever you please. These pellet grills and smokers can also have the temperatures be set via the touch screen panel where you can accordingly adjust the temperature from 140-725 degrees Fahrenheit. There is also the option to set the temperature by choosing from one of the pre-automated stages for the desired completion of your food. So no matter how you may want to use your Twin Eagles Pellet Grill and Smoker, we know that you will be sure to achieve outstanding performance and results each time.

The Coyote Pellet Grills

When discussing exceptional execution of pellet grill technology, in particular, you can’t go wrong with adding a Coyote Pellet Grill to your backyard kitchen. Luckily for you, we offer both the option of a freestanding or built-in pellet grill with this trusted brand, and in either the size of a 28-inch or 36-inch selection. Much like the Twin Eagles Pellet Grill and Smoker, the Coyote Pellet Grill also offers 304 class stainless steel parts and a digital keypad panel. Since these pellet grills are made using stainless steel, this guarantees the longevity for grillin’ in any outside conditions. The actual area used for grillin’ is also made from stainless steel and allows for additional contact between the grates and food to help you in achieving perfect sear marks. 

Along with these pellet grills being made from top-notch stainless steel materials, they also offer grillers a touch screen panel and include inner lights and an LED gauge used for checking the temperature. The inner lights can grant you the ability to grill in all types of surrounding lighting. 

Veggies and meat scattered on grill and all charred after being cooked over flames

Additionally, any of the Coyote Pellet Grills we offer also have the added features of a spring mechanism on the lid, and wind-guard addition that are already installed directly to the grill, to allow for ease of opening and use, and to protect the food that’s being grilled against gusts of wind. 

Each of the Coyote Pellet Grills also comes with a brand-specific pellet feed system, called the Coyote Smart Drop, and a warming rack called the Coyote Versa-Rack. The Coyote Smart Drop incorporates two augers within its design and is suited for any wood pellets you choose to use. While the Coyote Versa-Rack grants you the option of extending the warming rack for further space to grill up as much yummy BBQ as you’d like! 

One of our favorite things overall about the Coyote Pellet Grill options that we do have available for purchase may have to be how effortless it is to switch from searing to smoking mode. This becomes a possibility with the swappable burn pot grates and removal device. With any of the Coyote Pellet Grills, you are provided with the reality of unforgettable and flavorful grillin’ each time.

The Memphis Pellet Grills

Finally, our last – but not least – recommendation for one of the best pellet grill brands and options for you to consider purchasing and including in your dream backyard, are the Memphis Pellet Grills. With this brand of pellet grill, you can spend less time focused on what you’re grillin’ and more time with your family and friends. Memphis is a state-of-the-art manufacturer for some of the best pellet grills around. They offer grill enthusiasts features that include perks like Wi-Fi capability and a handy ‘Intelligent Temperature Control’ that can be mounted onto each of their pellet grills. You can opt for either a built-in or freestanding pellet grill with this brand as well – whatever will work best for you to achieve your dream outdoor kitchen! 

The Wi-Fi-controlled temperature system is used in conjunction with their free Memphis Mobile App that is available for you to download directly onto your smartphone. You can even set up reminders on the app for when your food is about to be done grillin’! 

Pieces of meat and hot dogs and brats and sausages being cooked on grill with slight char

The Intelligent Temperature Control is another favorite feature of ours with this brand of pellet grills. It comes with a 10-foot cable allowing you to place it further away from your grill if you’d rather do that than have it directly attached. There is also a prod that can be used on your BBQ, or whatever you may be grillin’ up, and is compatible with the Intelligent Temperature Control, or ITC. The ITC can also use multiple prods – up to two additional – so that you can observe the temperatures of various food at the same time. Once the ITC senses that the grill has achieved your ideal temperature, it will manually lower the temperature of the grill to keep the food warm until it’s ready to be served. 

There are many other fun aspects about the Memphis Pellet Grills that we offer on our website, but we recommend just giving it a go for yourself, as we know you will never be disappointed with their performance and the outcomes!

Tips & Tricks for Pellet Grill Maintenance

After you have made your life-changing decision on which of the three best pellet grill brands we recommend and is right for you, and then have purchased through our website, you’ll have to be sure to maintain and preserve the quality and lifespan of your grill. 

To begin cleaning a pellet grill, you are going to want to make sure that the lid of your grill is closed. You will then turn the heat setting to the highest possible one for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes are up, lower the temperature of the grill to between 250-300 degrees Fahrenheit. At this point, you can then carefully open the lid of the grill and allow the temperature to continue lowering. 

Closeup view of grates on a grill

It’s up to you what you use to clean your grill and remove the debris, but we recommend either a grill brush, some paper towels that are bunched together loosely, or a putty knife. Make sure that you clean off all of the grates of your grill, as well as often-missed areas, like the lips and edges and the very back where you may experience more buildup. If you have to, repeat going over any areas that are especially still gummed up. 

After the grill is off and the temperature has cooled back down, make sure to also double-check areas like the grease chute, to prevent any future grillin’ fires from happening. If you still see loose debris in the grill, don’t be afraid to use a wet/dry vacuum to get what may still be left behind. 

As for the very outside of the grill, since many of the pellet grills we offer at BBQ Outlets are stainless steel, it is very important to make sure you are only using a stainless steel spray or wipes to keep it sparkling. 

Once you’re done cleaning out everything in the grill, put any pieces you may have removed back in, and your pellet grill is ready for you the next time you want to barbecue! 

As an extra note, and to save you time in the future and from having to deep clean each time, we recommend scrubbing off at least your grillin’ racks. This will also help prevent them from eroding and will ensure that you have a cooking space that hopefully doesn’t need to be replaced for years and years to come.

Pellet Grill Recipes

There is only one good way for a pellet grill to get dirty again – and that is with some tasty pellet grill recipes! While we totally recommend you check out one of the recipes on the Secret Recipes section of our website, there is one other recipe we found that we thought we would share with y’all… This is sure to be another hit at your next BBQ bash! Discover the tasty recipe from the website, How to BBQ Right, for some Fully-Loaded BBQ Potatoes with Pulled Pork. This recipe has been specially curated by pitmaster Malcom Reed.

The Best Types of Wood Pellets for Smoking

Fish being smoked on grill

It’s important not to forget what some of the best wood pellets for smoking may be, especially when using one of the top three best pellet grills we have recommended and one of the pellet grill recipes we have also provided you with. A quick rule of thumb is that whenever possible, try to use all hardwood pellets. Any other product that uses anything but all hardwood or uses fillers, runs the risk of the food you are smoking not being as flavorful. Remember as well, that the various types of wood pellets you can use have differing rates of burning, and as such, will also create varying amounts of smoke. If you are to use oak pellets as a base for other pellets that may be used while smoking, this can help with the consistency and production of burning and the overall amount of heat and smoke that is being emitted.

Our Final Thoughts

All in all, whether you decide to purchase a Twin Eagles Pellet Grill and Smoker, Coyote Pellet Grill, or Memphis Pellet Grill for your dream outdoor kitchen through our website, we know that you will never regret the day you added one of our best pellet grills to your backyard. The pellet grill technology is endless with each of these brands, and so are the unlimited possibilities for smokin’ and grillin’ up the tastiest of pellet grill recipes!

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