There are many approaches to barbecue. As technology slowly invades our lives, it’s easy to forget about the simple, honest approach to delicious slow cooked meats. The Weber Smokey Mountain and Pit Barrel Cooker both offer their own unique take on the basic idea of smoking meat the simple way.
While the modern pellet smoker grill has been around since the late 1980’s, the marketing battle of Traeger Grill vs REC TEC is much more modern. After he invented many of the technologies involved in this brilliant tool, Joe Traeger took out a patent that prevented competitors from entering the market.
Have you ever made chicken breast on a George Foreman grill? I have owned one of these grills for years, but the only thing that I ever made on it was burgers. I intentionally avoided preparing chicken breast on the grill because I was afraid that it would stick and be difficult to clean.
People love saving money. There’s certainly no question about that. Over the years, many companies have attempted to exploit this trend by offering inferior, low-cost alternatives to a popular product. In some cases, these low-cost alternatives offer nearly all of the same features as their more expensive competition at a fraction of the price. In other cases, however, the products are similar in appearance only. Buyers of these cheap knockoffs essentially wind up cheating themselves out of the purchase price. In the case of Traeger vs Pit Boss, things aren’t quite as black and white.
Can a backyard smoker really change the way you approach meats forever? The Traeger Renegade grill makes that claim. According to Traeger, once you use a pellet smoker, you’ll never look at charcoal or barbecue the same way. This certainly sounds far-fetched, but it’s not entirely inaccurate. With a good quality pellet grill at your disposal, you’ll probably think twice before you revert to using less flavorful cooking methods for meat, fish, and vegetables.