Camp Chef has been a major producer of camping and outdoor kitchen products for well over twenty years now. They have what you need from Dutch Ovens to smokers and everything in between. Now they are introducing their new Pellet Grill.
What is a Pellet Grill? It is a combination of a grill and a smoker, leaning heavily towards the smoking side. It doesn’t provide a direct flame to your product as a grill does, which eliminates flare-ups. Your heat source is derived from wood pellets made of 100% pure sawdust which have been compressed into “pellets” which look a lot like rabbit food. These pellets are fed into a “Hopper” which feeds the pellets into the auger and ultimately into the “Firebox” where they are burned at a preset temperature. This will give you that slow and low cooking temperature and mild smoke flavors barbeque professionals strive for without the extensive labor of keeping a steady temperature on your smoker.
The Camp Chef Pellet Grill is truly a “Set it and Forget it” type of product which caters to the busy nature of todays society. This unit allows you to prep your food for smoking, slide the temperature probe into the meat, set the digital temperature for cooking, fill the hopper with pellets and then just wait for your dinner to be done. It is truly that simple.
The Pellet Grills’ heavy duty construction provides for great thermal efficiency and less pellet consumption. The dual temperature sensors allow you to see what the temperature is within the cooking chamber as well as the internal temperature of your meat without lifting the lid and allowing valuable heat to escape. It is equipped with a large capacity hopper which will hold about 18 pounds of pellets. Depending on the desired cooking temperature and desired smoke you choose, this amount of pellets will last you between nine and 24 hours. The cooking surface itself is a generous 21.5” wide by 19” deep allowing for plenty of tasty treats for even the biggest of parties. An additional warming rack above the cooking surface allows for even more cooking space. The side rack is a great place to prepare foods and keep spices and seasonings organized.
Pellets are an extremely efficient way of cooking as well as for adding flavor. These pellets come in numerous different flavors like hickory, mesquite, apple and cherry. Each pound of pellets will produce about 8500 BTU’s with a minimal amount of ash. Every ten pounds of pellets will produce about a half a cup of ash. So, cleanup is something you will have to deal with at some point in time.
Camp Chef has thought this process through in their development of the Pellet Grill. The drip pan is angled and feeds into a trough and ultimately into a drain bucket (included) which is tucked out of the way. This eliminates messy buildup on your drip pan, but is easily removed as well and can be scrubbed and ready for your next usage. Cleaning out the ash from the firebox is as simple as pulling a lever and allowing the ash to fall into a catch trap and then dumping the trap. Many other models available on the market ask you to disassemble the unit and use a shop vacuum to remove the fly ash, but not so with this great Camp Chef unit. The overall design of this product makes cleanup a breeze.
The Camp Chef Pellet Grill is a must have item for those that love to cook and enjoy the wonderful flavor of smoke, but doesn’t have the time to babysit the kitchen.