Wood Pellet Smokers
Wood Pellet Smokers are very easy to use and they also maintain the desired cooking temperature automatically for hours. The food cooked on them is flavored by the type of wood pellet (maple, mesquite, pecan, cherry, etc) and indirect cooking.
Wood Pellet Smokers look like offset barrel smoker with a side mounted hopper. The side-mounted hopper is the place where you put the fuel of pellet grill machines, food grade wood pellets. These wood pellets contain no additives and they burn cleanly, leaving surprisingly very little ash.
How Wood Pellet Smokers Work
Pellet Smokers run on electrical current, which is very convenient. When you plug the grill in and turn on the digital controller, a rotating auger delivers pellets from the hopper to a cylindrical fire pot housing an igniter rod. The rod glows red hot for several minutes, igniting the pellets. Heat and smoke from the combusting pellets are diffused by a continuously-running blower fan as well as metal plates under the grill grate.
Wood Smokers use an auger to move wood pellets from the hopper, to the fire pot within the grill. The higher the set temperature, the more pellets dispensed into the auger. Once in the fire pot, a hot rod ignites the pellets, starting a fire. A fan then stokes the flames, creating convection heat, (just like an oven) to cook your food in the grill evenly. A drip tray sits over the fire pot, keeping direct flames off your food, while catching drippings to help prevent flare-ups.
Barbecue Grill Sales in the US from 2015 to 2025, by Product Type
Few things are as all-American as a summer time barbecue party, complete with cold beers and hot dogs. Humans have been grilling and barbecuing for millennia and while people from all over the world still continue the tradition today, Americans are particularly fond of it. In 2016, about 1.47 billion U.S. dollars worth of grills and barbecues were sold in the United States, up from 1.21 billion dollars in 2009. There is a vast variety of grills on the market, from simple and portable to extravagant, with nearly any feature one can imagine. Pellet grills, which experienced 9.1 percent more growth in 2016 compared to the previous year, are fueled by wood pellets rather than gas or charcoal, which are more traditional and common in the United States.
Benefits of Wood Pellet Smokers
The primary reason to cook on a Wood Smoker is that it provides the best flavor. And unlike gas or charcoal, you can vary the flavor with the type of wood pellets you choose, and you can even mix and match to create your perfect flavor.
Being versatile in nature, wood pellet smokers can be uses to barbecue, grill, roast, smoke, even bake and braise in wood pellet smokers.
Wood Smokers are designed with a metal diffuser the fire so the heat is evenly distributed and indirect.
Wood Pellet Smokers pre-heat quickly.
An electronic dial and thermostat maintains the cooking temperature.
Wood Smokers provide amazing smoky wood flavor to the food. The use of different wood pellets gives different smoky flavor to the food. Some different types of pellets are maple, cherry, alder, pecan, hickory, mesquite etc.
The food prepared in wood pellet smokers is healthier as they contain a lot less carcinogens in comparison to conventional smokers.
Wood Pellet Smokers provide unbelievable consistency as the temperature is monitored constantly, automatically adding pellets as needed to keep the heat exactly where it should be.
Pellet Smokers are also available in different sizes to accommodate a few people or a party.