[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I was unfamiliar with pellet grills and smokers before I got this one. The assembly was not something I could have done alone. The hopper is large and holds so many pellets and the bluetooth function is a plus. As a beginner in the smoker world, I am finding this equipment the perfect fit for me. In most pellet grills, you plug the probe into the controller and then run the wire into the grill. Bad pellet grills have you run it under the lid where the wire can be damaged.
The automatic feed system maintains the heat for you and produces the optimal amount of smoke. It’s the perfect grill to bring anywhere, from picnics to tailgating. It takes a little while for it to get fully heated, but its temperature stays consistent after that.
That process means pellet grills have set-it-and-forget-it functionality. There’s no need to fiddle around with dials or vents to reach the desired temperature like with other smoker grills. Simply ensure the hopper is full of pellets, select the temperature from the control panel, and let the grill do all the work. Any grill should get a preliminary seasoning to burn all the plastic, glue, paint and impurities before cooking any food on it.
This meant that we didn’t worry about leaving anything in one place for too long, and that the burgers were all done about the same time. The 575 delivers pleasing, consistent results and can smoke at lower temperatures than many others. The grills here represent an astonishing range of price and industrial design.
The 22-inch “disc” sits on a sturdy, two-piece stand that is made from thick steel bar stock. The pieces come apart without tools, lay flat, and can easily slide in the back of a car or truck. We prepared burgers and marinated chicken on the bone in our test unit. While the Firedisc was capable with our test menu, it is best used like a wok or cast-iron frying pan—in fact, it’s seasoned just like cast-iron cookware. In it, you can boil, flambé, fry, or sauté, so there’s a ton of options for folks that love to cook.
The addition of a DX Fair Mall Protection Plan adds extra protection from the date of purchase. DX Fair Mall Protection Plans cover the total cost of repair, or replacement, for products, as well as covering delivery charges for the exchange. However, they are now many, many more brands to look into. Some may be what are commonly referred to as ‘Traeger cuisinart griddler elite clones’, but many others are offering their own unique designs and features. With 1,057 square feet of cooking surface area, this KitchenAid grill is a good option for larger families or anyone who likes to host. The brand claims that it uses an even-heat system to evenly cook anything on the grill and its cooking system is 91,000 BTUs.
You can view your DX Fair Mall Protection Plan after your purchase in the DX Fair Mall Protection Plan Hub. Men’s Health participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Our product picks are editor-tested, expert-approved. We may earn a commission through links on our site. I must say, the Bluetooth feature itself is not a con, it’s absolutely wonderful actually. The only downsize is that I’ve heard that the signal range can be quite limited for some people.