I was waiting for the Traeger Road Show to make its way to Costco again. Just in time for the summer grilling season! I’ve been experimenting with smoking meats and bbq using a Char-Broil The Big Easy Electric 2-in-1 Smoker for a few summers now. But now I’m ready to move up to something that can handle more ribs and larger cuts of meat. Sure, I thought of going the old school way and getting a barrel smoker using charcoal but with time being a hard commodity nowadays, I just couldn’t see myself tending to the fire and trying to maintain a low, constant temperature for 12 hours as I smoke a brisket. So I’ve opted for the Traeger Junior Pellet Grill. It’s easy to maintain a low temperature, the indirect heat is ideal for smoking brisket, tri-tip, whole chicken and turkey, ribs, etc. And you can’t beat the price. The only junior-sized grill available on the Traeger website is the Junior Elite which costs $100 (maybe more) more than the Traeger Junior Pellet Grill (model no. BBQ055) available at Costco. You'll find maintaining the temperature on a Traeger is way easier than, say, doing it on your run of the mill Weber Charcoal Kettle Grill. Costco also sells the pellets in various flavors: apple wood, hickory, mesquite, etc. If you're looking for a portable grill that you can take to tailgating parties, picnics, or camping trips, then you may even want to check out the Duro NXR Table Top Propane Gas Grill. So spend your summers at the grill and impress your friends with some real home cooked slow-smoked St. Louis ribs. Mmmmm. Just remember to pick up a bag of of Traeger wood pellets for your Traeger grill.
|Traeger Junior Pellet Grill (model no. BBQ055) Special Event.|
Here are the specs:
Traeger Junior Pellet Grill Model Number BBQ055Costco Item#: 420284
Costco Price: $299.99
Found at: Costco in Foster City, CA (1001 Metro Center Boulevard)
(price and availability may vary per Costco location)
|Traeger Junior Pellet Grill Special Road Show Event At Costco.|
Perfectly sized for small households or tailgating! The Junior features 292 square inches of cooking surface, along with our digital thermostat control and a durable powder coat finish. The perfect introduction to wood pellet cooking, creating great tasting food every time. Traeger wood-pellet grills allow you to conveniently smoke, grill, or bake using pure hardwood pellets that impart a rich wood-smoked flavor to food.
- Model #BBQ055
- Hopper Capacity of 10lbs
- 292 Square Inches of Grill Space
- 19,500 BTUs