They had quietly been manufacturing more expensive grills for companies like Trailer before deciding to sell their own brand direct to the public. In this review, we’ll take a detailed look at their most popular pellet grills, and see how they compare with other brands like Trailer.
If you are familiar with how pellet grills work, feel free to skip ahead. In our video review of the Grills 700E we show how this popular design works, and what we think of it after grill and smoking on it.
While they are often called “pellet grills ”, I really think of them as smokers or ovens since they specialize in maintaining steady temperatures over long hours. Pellet Grills are great for people who don’t want the hassle or mess of cooking with charcoal but want more smoke flavor and convenience than gas or electric smokers can provide.
Grills currently sell four main models of pellet grill in a few different configurations. Starting with the 450A which comes with (you guessed it) 450 square inches of cooking space, and going all the way up to the new ZPG-1000 you have plenty of choice with different color configurations and storage options.
The 7002E is the base version of the most popular model, with a total cooking area of 700 square inches and a 20-pound hopper. The difference between these two models is a bit confusing, the main thing we could find is the 700E has a top temp of 475° while the 700D maxes out at 450°.
In terms of price, you’re looking at roughly half the cost of the Trailer for a similar set of features. Everything ships in two carefully wrapped packages and assembly is fairly straight forward with detailed instructions provided.
These pellets are stored in a hopper and this is located at the side of the grill. There is a mechanical auger that feeds the pellets in the firebox where they are ignited by a rod.
The Pros of this are that you can fill the hopper, set your temperature, and go on with your day. The word pellet grill is in my opinion, not an accurate description.
The reason is that they can maintain the temperature over a long period of time. However, most pellet grills are not good at getting hot enough to sear meat.
Temperature, once the desires temp is reached, varies by about plus or minus five degrees: very acceptable. The metal slide to guide grease to the bucket should really be angled a bit more to be more effective.
End of season cleaning requires some scrubbing as a result. Will do anything you ask of it: my only real wish is that the pellet hopper were large enough to handle a really long cook without refill.
This is a Z -grill that received a little higher rating and is available in 5 different colors. It looks like this is one of the most sold model grills since I could find a lot more information about it. What I noticed was the low number of bad ratings compared to many other pellet grill reviews I did.
Digital controller Type of used metal Hopper size between 10 and 20 Lbs Grill grates (Back to Top) Assembly takes about an hour for the more complicated models.
No pellet removal option Temperature not stable Few complaints about arriving damaged (Back to Top) After doing the Z -Grill reviews and comparing it to the Trailer (and some other brands like Grille grills), because the claim was that they are a Trailer clone I can only say that many pros and cons are the same and even the average customer star ratings of comparable models are almost the same.
The complaints in the lower ratings about temperature fluctuations are not much different from any other pellet smoker I reviewed. There are many who call the design excellent and phase the solid construction.
One thing I found that was coming back several times that these grills are not doing too well in searing. With temperature fluctuations of around 10 degrees, it might not come close to the Rec TEC’s, but they are also in a different price range.
The reason is that the auger is designed for pellets that are uniform. If you have any experience with these pellet grills band like to add something to this Z -Grill review, please share it in the comments.
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In the heart of this grill is a fan that helps apply convection methods to cook food really well. This Z Grill maintains cooking temperatures and produces just the right amount of smoke to give your food that delicious wood-fired taste and aroma.
You will enjoy grilling on its large 450 square inches cooking area. It has a grease waste collector located at the bottom of the grill for easy cleanup.
Made from heavy-duty materials that will last for as long as you want to grill With 8 different cooking functions from grill to bake Uses fan-forced convection cooking for easy and even cooking With improved temperature and pellet feed control system With an automated feed system Large grilling area at 700 square inches plus large hopper capacity Comes with 3 years warranty Digital temperature control and readout, electronic starts Safe to use locking casters The new upgraded digital control system will maintain the heat from 180 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
You will get 700 square inches of cooking space plus a hopper capacity of about 20 pounds. And aside from the mentioned features, you can also enjoy automatic start ignition, digital temperature controls, LED readouts, waste collection system and locking wheels.
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It also comes with a Smart Digital Controller that will ensure that the temperature inside is +/- 20 degrees Fahrenheit. You need to regulate the number of wood chips added to the grill to ensure the correct temperature and the right kind of smoke.
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It has a durable round body to let grease drain easily from it and the design enhances food contact with the wood chips. It comes with the Smart Smoke Technology that is managed by an automatic electric feed mechanism which maintains the temperature of your grill from 180 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
This large cooking area can accommodate up to 20 burgers, 5 whole chickens or about 6 racks of delicious ribs. A small section at the bottom of the grill can hold your extra bags of chips as well as other cooking equipment.
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Because this is a Grills model, it comes with the Smart Home Technology that will let you cook more efficiently even without working too hard. It has an automated feed system that will maintain the grill temperature from 180 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
You’ll also be able to adjust this easily because all you need to do is to turn a dial found in front of the hopper body. The Z Grill is completely adjustable and will fit no matter what outdoor cooking needs you to have.
Next reason is that has a large total cooking capacity of 700 square inches. First is the Smart Smoke Technology which is managed by an automatic electric feed mechanism which maintains the temperature from 180 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
A Smart Digital Controller lets you keep within the cooking temperature range. You will be able to easily set this up using a small dial located at the front of the hopper.
Its fantastic features and exclusive design adds more value for your money and will surely bring out the best in your cooking. This large cooking area can accommodate up to 20 burgers, 5 whole chickens or about 6 racks of delicious ribs.
You’ll get delicious food that’s bursting with amazing flavor when you choose this Grills model. The other four grills /smokers have their own distinct charm and advantages so don’t be afraid to explore and check out your options.
The brand makes sure that their grill emphasizes the use of wood pellets instead of costly fuel like propane and charcoal. No wonder this brand has many recommendations and positive reviews online.