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Never use gas or charcoal again: cooking with wood just tastes better. Traeger created the original wood-pellet grill as the ultimate way to achieve wood-fired taste
Connected home technology: Built-in WiFIRE connects your grill to home WiFi and the Traeger app allows the user to control the grill from anywhere. Change temperature, set timers, monitor pellet levels and more.
Versatile barbecue cooking: hot and fast, or low and slow, the Traeger Pro 780 pellet grill offers 6-in-1 versatility to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and BBQ all on the same grill.
Easy and predictable: The Pro 780 offers consistency you can trust, allowing you to craft amazing wood-fired creations time and time again with the ease of s Set-It and Forget-It
Perfect size for large family cooking: enjoy 780 sq in of grilling space that can accommodate all the burgers, chicken, ribs, steak, fish, vegetables, or desserts that you can handle
Color:Black – Fulfilled by Traeger
Traeger is the number one-selling wood pellet grill in the world. Our goal is to continually innovate, with an ambition to make outdoor cooking easier and better tasting. We’ll help you spend less time tending to the grill, and more time bringing family and friends together, creating a more flavorful world. The Pro Series 780 is the latest in cooking technology utilizing WiFIRE technology that allows you to monitor and adjust your grill anytime, anywhere from the the Traeger app on your smartphone. Plus, with the brand new D2 drivetrain, the Pro Series WiFIRE-enabled pellet grills now start quicker, heat up faster, and put out better smoke quality.
Color:Black – Fulfilled by Traeger
|Product Dimensions||48.7 x 26.7 x 54.4 inches|
|Item Weight||173 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||173 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Manufacturer||Traeger Pellet Grills|
|Item model number||TFB78GLE|
4.8 out of 5 stars
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#76,637 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
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If I could, I’d give the Traeger Pro series grills 10 stars out of 5! I honestly can’t say enough good things about it. It’s dead-simple to cook with, delivers consistently delicious results, heats up quickly, is easy to maintain, and the Wireless technology allows me to control my grill from just about everywhere. It also runs hot enough to get a good sear on meats and veggies. I’ve made jerk chicken, baby back ribs, smoked cauliflower, grilled veggies, burgers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, chicken wings, smoked salmon, steaks, quiches, and bacon, just to name a few things. I also like the fact that unlike gas or charcoal grills, I don’t have to nurse my food, constantly flip things or worry about grease flairs.
I did the inaugural cook with a 10.5-pound brisket on a 19hr smoke over mesquite pellets. First time I ever smoked meat and it turned out better than 90% BBQ places I’ve visited. The probe was amazing and allowed me to maintain my heat and still monitor temps. I’m never going back!
The grill was delivered by a shipping company, not UPS, and that went pretty smoothly given that we are in an area with confusing, non-official addresses that don’t show up when you google them.
They delivered it to our front yard, then it started snowing so we decided to move it in the house, which was really not an easy task without a dolly. Make sure you have them deliver it to exactly where you want to assemble it. Once you have it assembled it rolls easily to wherever you want it.
It took about an hour to assemble it. The tools and hardware are in a bubble pack labeled very coherently, and there was the right amount of everything. Best in class.
You really do need two people to assemble it both of whom are moderately strong and have no back problems. You have to flip it twice and there aren’t any good places to hold on.
Once you have it on its feet, everything goes quickly and easily.
You will need 18 inches of clearance from the sides of the grill and 40 inches above. It’s ready to plug in.
The menu screen on the unit works fine. You can turn it on, set the temp, turn it off from there.
We seasoned the grill, and that went fine, using just a few pellets.
When we downloaded the Traegar app, that’s where things got frustrating.
My husband was never even able to create an account using his phone (android 9.1), and was not allowed to log in to mine.
I had to download and delete several times before I could, then another couple before it would let me pair it. The grill is literally 4 feet from the router, through a window. Line of sight.
Navagation is incoherent.
After lots of trial and error I stumbled into the grill remote control (I still cannot figure out how I got there)
but I am not able to control anything from the phone. It says ”grill idle, try later’ or “grill sleeping” and I can’t do anything else. It did work as a timer, and told me what the temperature was but I couldn’t change anything from my phone. It disconnected me a few times out of the blue and randomly switched to Celsius once when I didn’t even touch it.
We have been messing with this for a week and are about ready to give it up. (WIFIRE, not the grill!) I am a tech failure but my husband is not at all, so I’m hoping they come up with some fixes soon.
I gave the grill 9/5 stars but took off 5 for the WIFI debacle.
This is one heavy item, and unfortunately, ours came badly damaged. Customer service was great, and after a while, we got a replacement and were able to have the damaged one picked up.
Overall, the Traeger is great, but there are a few things to be aware of:
This does require a bit of assembly, and two people to lift. No way around that, you’ll need a second person to help tilting the Traeger up once you’ve got it assembled, so plan on having someone help with that.
Remember to remove the protective cap over the temperature gauge. I almost forgot before using!
Match stickers on the same side of the legs, but also be aware of which side the bolts go on. I had to undo one where I wasn’t paying attention to the direction. Nice to have them all match.
The grill tray has a big paper decal stuck to it. Literally stuck to it. I didn’t like the glue that was left on the grates, and the glue did not come off. Traeger should fix that.
There is oil/grease on the drip tray, and fire pit cover. There should be a little note mentioning that’s by design (I’m assuming it is). The instructions say to season the grill and to burn off some of the oils on it, but there was enough that it was dripping on the fire pit cover that I wondered if it was a mistake. It’ll make your hands oily to touch so wash before you touch anything else on the traeger.
The nuts and bolts were well labeled, and although there were a lot of steps, assembly was fairly easy. Save the box parts to help lay the Traeger on its side so it doesn’t get scratched.
The inside design of the box is cute. You’ll see, and the little ones will enjoy.
— Smokin Hot —
Cooking with the Traeger is lots of fun. The aroma of wood fire cooking is simply amazing. If you’re looking at a smoker, then you’re probably familiar with it, but it sure is fun to have it in your own back yard.
With how great it is, there are a few things to consider.
– You might need an extension cord. The included power cord (and yes, it does require power to run), isn’t very long.
– This really needs a shelf. I’ll go out to the Traeger with food on a plate, but there’s no where to sit it. I could sit it on top of the hopper, but it’s not designed for that, and I’d rather not get it dirty. They have shelves you can buy, but it seems like it should be part of the design.
– No storage. Our gas grill has a nice little storage area with doors that can open under the grill. The Traeger doesn’t have this. Maybe they don’t want you storing pellets below, so close to the barrel. However, you can buy a bottom rack/shelf that hooks on between the wheels, but it seems like for the price, it should come with that. Not a huge deal, but it’s expensive if you want to buy the add-on wheel shelf.
– Can’t use a metal grill scraper. Instructions on the website say not to use a metal scraper to clean the grating. Wish that was more prominent in the instructions. I guess it’ll scrap the porcelain or enamel right off the grill. Use a nylon scrapper (when it’s cold) or a wood scraper. Traeger sell a wood scraper, but it not compatible with this smoker, at least as of this writing, it doesn’t list the 780. The wood scraper is made to fit between the grate bars, but apparently, it’s not made for the 780.
– Ignition switch. The ignition button needs work. It’s a button covered over by the panel material, and I can see the thin panel material breaking over that in time. The button cover really needs some work to make it feel more solid.
– Ignition time. It takes some time to get this puppy fired up, especially on first use. Don’t worry, it’ll get there.
– Cook times on ours seem to take longer than they should. Maybe that’s just because it’s not super hot out yet, but plan accordingly. We’ve tried meats and baked goods, pizza on a pizza stone, mac and cheese, mmmm. It does seem to take a little longer than it should and we found on the pizza that it doesn’t brown up the crust, maybe we’ll get better at it as we go.
– There is a shutdown cycle can take 25 minutes to complete.
– You’ll need to fork out $70 if you want the Traeger cover. Seems like the cover should be included, but it’s not. At $70, the cover better be able to super charge the thing or something. So be aware of the extra things you may need to get (nylon or wood scraper, cover, buckets to store pellets – the instructions say not to store pellets in their bag to keep moisture from seeping in).
— Overall —
Overall, it’s a great smoker with a few quirks as mentioned, but the food tastes great out of it.