With the push of a button, your REC TEC Wood Pellet Grill will automatically light and heat to the temperature you have selected. Once your REC TEC has heated up, it will maintain its temperature throughout the cooking process.
This precise temperature control allows you to grill, smoke, sear, and bake. Since all of the heat comes from real wood, you get the benefit of all that wood flavor. Cooking over a real wood fire on a computer controlled REC TEC will make your next cookout the talk of your neighborhood.
At REC TEC Grills we strive to produce the highest quality, most convenient, and most versatile Grill on the market. This is why the RT-680 is backed by our unmatched SIX YEAR limited warranty. We want you to be able to "WOW" your friends and family with delicious food for years to come.
Our promise to you is that owning a REC TEC Pellet Grill will change the way you eat. Every REC TEC Grill is precisely calibrated to produce accurate reliable cooking temperatures when used with REC TEC Premium Hardwood Pellets.
Your REC TEC is a precision cooking instrument that will increase the repeatability of your favorite recipes by removing the variable of temperature fluctuation that plagues backyard enthusiasts and pit masters alike. Now grab the bull by the horns and take your grilling game to the next level.
Up to 24 months interest free financing available (Financing option is only available via telephone order). Call 855-696-0890 and let one of our pellet grill experts answer your questions.
* Achieving minimum and maximum temperatures can be limited by pellet selection and weather conditions.
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Posted by Brent on 17th May 2016
This is my first true smoker so I did of research on the subject. I'm so glad I went with Rec Tec. The quality throughout from manufacturing to sales support is all I thought it would be. The Smoker went together easily and the flavors of the smoke on the brisket & ribs was perfectly wonderful. I can't say enough good things about my experience.
Posted by Jeremy on 17th May 2016
Grill is awesome and the customer service is even better. Had a problem with a front castor wheel so I called and explained and got a new one shipped out to me right away. I will recommend this company to anyone and they will definitly continue to have my service
Posted by Brent Rich on 16th May 2016
I did a lot of research before buying the RecTec. The reviews were almost too good to believe. I thought maybe it was rigged somehow. After having the grill a few weeks I can see why the reviews are so good. I love it. I bought it to cook ribs and brisket, thinking I would keep my gas grill for other stuff. The gas grill is already gone. Everything is better on the RecTec! It is awesome!
Posted by Ray Sasso on 16th May 2016
Very recent purchase so this is a qualified review. The build quality appears to be first rate. Everything is heavy gauge, solid state electronic controls, excellent fit and finish. Have only used it four times, but temperature control seems perfect. The real issue will only be revealed with use over time. I sincerely hope this product lives up to its promise.
Posted by Philip Kuntz on 15th May 2016
I've had charcoal, butane and propane grills over the past few decades. Thought I'd try a pellet grill. I studied information/reviews online and discussed with those who have pellet grills. Rec Tec always came up as one of the best if not the best. Ordering was easy. Set up was easy. Impressed from the minute it arrived with the quality of the parts and electronics. Customer service was professional, friendly and top notch! The meats we've cooked have been moist, tasty and delicious. Very pleased. I give the RT-680 my highest recommendation. You too will be pleased when you make this decision.
Posted by Philip Kuntz on 13th May 2016
All the good reviews I read before making the decision were right on. This grill is the best I've ever had, of any type. So easy to use. Built strong and smartly. Top notch customer service. Everything works superbly. Highest recommendation!
Posted by Chris Chandler on 12th May 2016
I love the set and forget. I use mine several times a week and looking forward to more
Posted by Unknown on 10th May 2016
I use my Rec Tec a little more than your average person. Love it!! Searing kit is a must.
Posted by Alan Hochhalter on 9th May 2016
We have used our Rec Tec several times in the first month that we've owned it. Excellent product with exceptional customer service.
Posted by Joe on 9th May 2016
My Rec Tec is better than sliced bread and the wheel. It was easy to put together and I haven't cooked anything that hasn't turned out great. I am thinking about buying the mini for mobile cooking now.
Posted by John P. Mihelic on 8th May 2016
I had my eye on a Rec-Tec Grill for quite some time, but just couldn't convince myself to pull the trigger. Finally, after much thought and careful deliberation, I decided to treat myself (to a Divorce Gift).
The team at Rec-Tec has been nothing but GREAT throughout the entire process...a "real person" called to confirm/review my order, discuss delivery details, answer any assembly & setup questions, and provide trouble-shooting resolution (mostly due user error). They even called to check if I was satisfied with the unit's performance and cooking results. This has truly been the best consumer experience in which I have been involved!
My first venture was pork loin. Everyone raved at the flavor and juiciness...I was impressed with the ease of use and clean up. Since then, I have reverse-seared hamburgers, grilled vegetables, smoked boneless chicken breasts...all with results superior to anything I had been able to achieve in the past. As I write this review, I have three slabs of baby-back ribs, 3# of Italian Sausage, and a beer-can chicken...I expect the results to be nothing short of amazing!
After using both charcoal smokers/grills, as well as electric smokers (with mixed results), Rec-Tec has converted me to a Pellet Grill Man. Rec-Tec's superior product and customer service has won me over as a customer for life!
Rec-Tec is truly "World Class!"
Posted by Mark B. on 7th May 2016
My only complaint is that it is too easy. I used to have a traditional smoker for years and prided myself on cooking with mesquite wood that I chopped up myself. Now all I do is fill the hopper with mesquite pellets and push a button and I get the same great flavor. I had a minor issue at the beginning with keeping my temperature down and with my pellets "bridging;" however, I called customer service (on a weekend) and they were more than helpful. The guy even gave me his cell phone number so that I could call him at home if I continued to have any problems. The grill is well built and I love it.
Posted by Adam BUCHEAD Hoge (GO BUCCANEERS) on 6th May 2016
I started with a $50 smoker I bought off craigslist 10 years ago and have bought and sold all of my smokers and worked my way up to buying the 680. This thing is the beeeeeeest smoker I've ever had. It's amazing. You buy it and you'll love it.
Posted by Jeremy Jones from Cali on 6th May 2016
I will never ever light a BBQ again! This is the best BBQ! Plenty of space to cook on no fires to put out just set the temp and your timer and forget about it! Customer service/support is awesome. I didn't receive my searing plates and accidentally called the 24hr # and a actual person answered the phone! I told him didn't realize I called the 24hr # and could wait for the morning but the guy wanted to help and shipped the plates 1st thing the next day. These are running a business the right way and stand by their products. I will never buy any other BBQ just because of that! Thanks Again!
Posted by James McGillivray on 6th May 2016
Wow, I have very little experience with smokers and smoking meat, but I love to grill. Within the first month of owning this awesome, wonderful and BOSS machine I have wowed myself and everyone I've cooked for with incredible Ribs, to die for pulled pork butt, Seared steaks (using the Searing Grates), pork chops, the list goes on.
Last weekend I was "invited" to cook the Brisket for a party of 25 people. Got up at 5 am to turn the think on and throw three huge briskets on the grill (it fit them perfectly). Woke up again 5 hours later and it was pacing along just fine and at exactly 225 degrees as set.
Ended up with much too much meat for the size of group we were - but not a shred of leftovers!
Rec Tec web site has some really foolproof but amazing recipes to get things going. And I'm quite sure the sky is the limit from there.
Posted by Tearl on 4th May 2016
I've had this grill for about 3 weeks I've cooked whatever I could in that time frame. It is doing very well for me. I have always used gas because I cook a lot at higher temps. Steaks etc. the grill grates are a must for steaks. I've had my heat up to 560 degrees. That is why I bought this grill but was not expecting that. I'm still learning how cook times etc work. As of yet I'm never going back to gas
Posted by Robert Young on 2nd May 2016
I have been a stick burner for years and have owned several smokers. I am very impressed with the RT and the temperature control. In the first month I have cooked ribs, chicken and a few pork butts. I have also cooked several steaks including filets and they were perfect on the searing grates. The RecTec is as promised. Will be a customer for life.
Posted by Ralph McFarland on 2nd May 2016
We have been putting off getting our Rec Tec grill for over 3 years. Now we know what a mistake that was. We could have been enjoying the great food that comes off of the grill instead of dreaming about it. Don't make the same mistake. If your thinking about buying a Rec Tec, then just do it. You'll be so happy that you did.
Posted by Pat Barbour on 2nd May 2016
I have been shopping for a year for a pellet smoker. I'm a lazy Bar B Q'r in that I do not want to constantly nurse a fire with wood or fuel. I am a "set it & forget it" kind of guy. I bought my 680 about 3 months ago and have used it multiple times. I have never been disappointed in the results. This weekend I did my first overnight cook with a pork butt and it was flawless. So far I have cooked ribs, brisket, pork butt, chicken and salmon. I can't say enough about how easy it is to use from set up to clean up. If I had one wish it would be to have a second shelf. I have a large family and when we all get together I am going to cook3 to 4 briskets and or pork butts. There is not enough room on the single grate to hold that much meat.
Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2016
The grill works great. Perfect results every time
Posted by Rene Figueroa on 30th Apr 2016
We haven't had ours very long but so far it is everything I have read about . I cooked a pork butt that was delicious last weekend. The smoke ring was very impressive. The temp control works as advertised, very precise. The quality appears to be first rate. They have made some incremental upgrades to the cooker since the earlier build videos that made it even easier to assemble. My wife and I now spend lots of time watching the Rec-Tec You Tube channel and the Rec-Tec folks cooking
Posted by Unknown on 29th Apr 2016
I have always wanted to do longer cooks but didnt want to invest the time and attention to making sure the temp stayed right. This is truly a set it and go set up which is what I was looking for.
I have no complaints on anything other than I wish there were more videos online. I am sure there will be as the type of grill gains acceptance.
Posted by Carlos Nichols on 29th Apr 2016
The grill came shipped well, cards enclosed with cell phone numbers of the principals, just like the ad says. Easy to assemble, and included a bag of pellets, up and running quickly. Gets up to temp quickly and heavier built than my Traeger was by a ways. Would like more documentation for use, will need to watch some videos on tips, etc...
Posted by Patrick Wilbricht on 29th Apr 2016
Was so excited when moving company delivered my pallet of grilling times from Rec Tec. My buddy came over to build my horned beast of a grill. I fired it up immediately after the build and broke it in as directed. Will say it's the easiest mind-blowing thing to use. Definitely controls the heat of grilling ( or maybe I should be saying smoking?) with accuracy. EVERYTHING I have cooked on it has been perfection to eat. Rec Tec grills knock it out of the park! A+++!
My wife's favorite phrase is now " what you grilling tonight". Years of enjoyment ahead in sure. Thanks for such a quality grill. Sturdy, strong and a breeze to use. Perfect meals every time!
Posted by Jim Gillespie on 28th Apr 2016
I love my new Rec Tec! Even higher quality than I expected, especially when compared to the others in this price range... they don't even come close! Assembly was no problem and I was up and cooking in a few hours. Set it and forget it...it holds the temp to within a degree or two during the entire cook. Stop shopping and just buy one!
Posted by Dave Stout on 27th Apr 2016
Seems to vry well made . The easiest grill I have ever used . Set it and forget it . I got up at 1:30 in the morninig set it at 225 and 13 hrs later had a Bueautiful Brisket . I was amazed it held 225 for 13 hrs without me having to touch it . I can't wait - Ribs next !!!
Posted by Josh Robb on 26th Apr 2016
The quality of the machine is above and beyond anything I thought I was going to get. Had some issues with assembly but they worked with me right then and there with the issues I had and I couldn't say enough about the customer service. The food that I have made so far has been some of the best I have ever made! Thanks again for providing such a great product.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Apr 2016
Very well constructed, easy to assemble and works exactly as advertised. I failed to do my home work and did not realize the grill was made in China (I have never had much luck with Chinese products and normally steer clear of them now) or I would have chosen another grill, even at a higher price. Other than that minor mistake on my part, I look forward to many years of enjoyment as it is of superb quality. Their instructional videos are very educational and helpful. As Mr. Blackburn wrote, and I agree: no buyer's remorse here.
Posted by Brian Fuller on 26th Apr 2016
Baby back ribs, pulled pork and burgers on the searing plates. I've had the grill for two weeks, and I already feel like a true pit master. The quality of the product has not only impressed me, but my friends and family as well. The precise temperature control makes it easy to have predictable results. I'm glad I found Rec Tec Grills!
Posted by Unknown on 25th Apr 2016
There are not enough good things to say about the "grill". We have cooked everything from ribs, biscuits, and even cinnamon rolls with no complaints from the family nor the neighbors. My frind has a yoder smoker and wishes he had gotten a Rec tec.
Posted by Dann W. Lay on 25th Apr 2016
This grill delivers in every way! I have cooked chicken, steak, ribs, fish, shrimp, roast, and vegetables in the few weeks that I have owned this grill, and all have come out perfect! Pleasant smoke flavor without being overpowering. Even shrimp and chicken came out juicy! Worth every penny! Thank you, Rec Tec!
Posted by Matthew Gay on 23rd Apr 2016
I recently purchased a rec Tec and so far love it. I have cooked chicken several times. I also have a fec 100 smoker and considering selling this unit since I have purchased the rec Tec.
Posted by Mike O'Connor on 22nd Apr 2016
The grill arrived packaged very well. Put the grill together and from the moment I did the initial burn in I was impressed with how accurate it held its set point. The grill is heavyweight metal and fire area. My last grill wrapped the defector shield and drip pan on the first day of use. Temperature swing of 80 plus degrees trying to maintain the set point. Great grill
Posted by Jim Rath - Minnesota on 22nd Apr 2016
I'm having fun learning to cook on my new Rec Tec. I'm impressed by how heavy-duty it is. I like how I can quickly YouTube a short video and virtually make as good a meal by simply copying how other more experienced folks have done for years. I've hosted a few parties at my home and it's been fun to not only feed so many people (I had 42 when my 80 year old aunt visited from Montana); but also hear the compliments on the food. I made (2) large hams, with a homemade glazing and they turned out wonderful.
While the red color is 'ok' I wish there were a few colors to choose from, like blue, since I'm a Vikings fan.
Posted by Zack Johnson on 22nd Apr 2016
Wow. Received this grill as a gift and did not know what to expect. It maintains its temperature extraordinarily. The most impressive thing is the way it cooks a huge chicken breast perfectly without burning the outside to a crisp. Amazing. Love love love this grill!
Posted by Mike on 21st Apr 2016
First time owner and did a lot of research before purchasing. Actually bought 2 ( 680 for myself and mini for the parentals); Best grill ever...both are solid and well made; can't beat the 6 year warranty. Costumer service is second to none...very helpful in the ordering process...all questioned answered...front self arrived damaged during shipping and they had another FedEx the next day! Rec Tec Pellets are great too!
Posted by KC Pete on 21st Apr 2016
The scary part is how much thought went into designing this grill. I am a mechanical engineer from Kansas City who specializes in custom machine design. So, I love two things...BBQ and well design stuff. Imagine my surprise when, after 2 hours of researching other grills, I came across Rec Tec. HANDS DOWN the best design on the market today.
Stainless Steel grill, drip pan and firebox means you won't need a tetanus shot after the first year of using your grill.
Closed-loop PID temperature controls means no overcooked or undercooked meat based on time and temp.
Durable construction that marries the legs, bottom tray and grill into one integrated assembly mean you can move the grill with ease...although mine is literally anchored to my concrete patio with a chain.
I ordered my grill at 10:30 PM on a Friday night and had a call from Rec Tec at 11:00 Saturday morning thanking me for my order and explaining the shipping method. That, my friends, equates to a company that actually appreciates your business.
Throw in a 6 year warranty and there is zero reason to not buy this grill.
The bolts need to be about 2mm longer for easier threading of the nut during assembly. Nitpicky, yes, but it's all I had.
I cooked ribs, steak (using the searing kit), pork shoulder and chicken. All of which have been quite tasty. If you really want a lot of smoke flavor you may want to use a smoke tube.
Do yourself a favor and buy this high-quality grill from a company that takes pride in their product and who actually appreciates your business.
Posted by Bob McIntosh on 20th Apr 2016
Cooking on this beastie for a month now. How often do the advertising and the actual performance match? NOT OFTEN.
Top quality build, as well as top quality packing!
Ribs, I can cook ribs !!! I have never cooked much of anything much less ribs. May use a tad more pellets than I had thought but all in all still far less than lump charcoal on the Big Green Egg and I don't even look at the temperature anymore. My only complaint is now I have to throw my 32oz. of my homemade rub away as the honey rub puts mine to shame. My mother in law liked my ribs, nuff said.
Posted by Bama. on 19th Apr 2016
Look up the temp.for the meat your cooking, then push the on buttom.Set temp. Go about your day. Love it. I still sat outside with it.
Posted by Mark Riccitello from NJ on 19th Apr 2016
This is the first time I cooked food on a wood pellet grill I am very pleased what the smoke taste the construction of the grill very nice looking Grill and warranty is unmatched and the owner's personal cell numbers shows how they stand behind their product
Posted by Unknown on 19th Apr 2016
I have used the grill 4 times with steak and chicken.
Works like a dream, great taste. Cooks evenly with the added flavor from the wood pellets. I would recommend this product for those who enjoy cooking on a grill.
Posted by Kevin L , wisconsin on 18th Apr 2016
I got mine 2 weeks ago. Cooks an awesome steak, burger ,chicken was super moist and tasty and the baby backs were incredible. This is well worth the money, I am so glad I made the jump to pellet grill with the best there is!
Posted by Mike Hicks on 18th Apr 2016
The grills are awesome and the company is great and stands behind their product. We have ordered a second grill for our Lakehouse because they work so good.
Posted by Al Haight on 18th Apr 2016
I have 2 Green Mountain grills and my new RecTec is far superior in build quality and temperature control ... I do 20 pig and chicken roast each summer and can't wait to use my Rec Tec this season .... will post pics in the future to show off some of our stuff we do !!! Pine Plains NY .... see ya soon
Posted by George Blackburn on 18th Apr 2016
We bought our grill a few weeks ago and we have no buyer remorse. In our house my wife does all the cooking both in the kitchen and on the grill.
It took awhile to convince her to buy The Rec Tec but she is sold now! Easy to use and clean and everything we've cooked has come out awesome we use the smoke option at the end of each grilling session to make the food taste like it came out of a camp fire.
As impressive the grill is the customer service is also we had a question one night after business hours I called the office and they were already gone. I didn't leave a message, the next day we recieved a call saying they noticed we called after hours and just checking to see if we needed anything. Now that is after the sale service.
We recommend Rectec both the grill and the people
Posted by Gey625 on 16th Apr 2016
If you're looking at buying a rec tech grill you won't be sorry. High-quality material. Great people to work with. Hardly use any pallets. It cooks spot on,easy as it comes. In my opinion is the top Grill on the market right now for the price.
Posted by Kyle Christianson on 1st Apr 2016
First of all I wanna commend the customer service of rec-tec for their Neverending commitment to outstanding customer satisfaction!!!!!
I have written many reviews on many different products over the years and, not to many get 5 stars. So with that said, let's get to the nitty gritty!!! After all, I know what I wanna hear in a review and that of course is, the truth about a product!
Pros: The "PID" computer system that is used to monitor and control the grill/smoker temperature is SPOT ON, of course every once in a while it will fluctuate a few degrees but it quickly corrects itself. An auger system wich feeds Wood pellets into a burning pot can only be so consistent but when a good computer is running it, it makes a HUGE difference!
The build qualily of the rec-tec is far superior to any other grill/smoker that I have owned, Green mountain grills, and the Traeger. And they achieve that by avoiding the "middle man".
With no retail markup, rec-tec decided to take that extra couple hundred dollars and stick it into the quality of the grill/smoker rather than in their pockets as profit!!! That's just my 2cents.
And to top it off the 6 year warranty on the large model, and 2 year warranty on the mini speaks for itself, far surpassing most if not all other brands.
Cons: I wish I couldn't write a single bad thing about the rec-tec but no company is perfect,
1st I initially owned the rec-tec mini and ended up returning it for the large model for 2 reasons. First I came to the conclusion it was going to be a bit to small for my family. Then I realized it was built un-level,
The right side sat higher than the left by 3/8". I contacted Ray who is one of the owners and he was totally blown away with the problem and said, send that thing back as soon as you get the new large model, because he couldn't wait to see the problem. Once I received the new full size grill/smoker
I packed up the old one and sent it back, they covered shipping.
The assembly of the full size rec-tec was quick and simple, but I did run into a problem at the very end of the assembly. When I went to put the grill grates on, I noticed that the left grate wasn't resting on the frame of the grill, instead it was hitting the drip pan. So I called Ray at 9:30 at night like the crazy guy I am and he walked me through the problem. All in all, I had to bend a little metal but it worked out just fine and looks like new! Since then I have had zero issues and even if I do, I know I'm in good hands with these guys! And you will be two!
P.S. The most common positive comments about rec-tec are usually about the customer service. And I was skeptical at first because the world we live in these days doesn't seem to take much pride in such things. But WOW have they blown me away!!!
Posted by Unknown on 31st Mar 2016
I absolutely love my Rectec grill. I have used this grill several times over the last few weeks. I have grilled chicken, salmon, cod, hamburgers, and new york strip steaks. All have been great! I would recommend this grill for anyone that wants the food to taste great! We have stopped eating and would rather eat food off the grill.
Posted by Unknown on 31st Mar 2016
First pellet grill but so far it has been a great experience. This grill is easy to use and seem very will built.
Posted by The smoking preacher on 30th Mar 2016
I bought a rec tec after I had a short conversation with Ray on the phone. Name another ceo that will take 10 minutes on the phone to answer your questions. From the moment this thing came off the truck and quickly assembled, smoke has been rolling from it. I have done pork, turkey, chicken, and beef and I am 100% satisfied with everything. I bought it for the warranty and customer service. I will be a rec tec lifer for the quality of meat it produces.
Posted by JK on 30th Mar 2016
Did a lot of research & decided on RT-680. We are 100% happy. Everything works exactly as advertised. Very easy to use. Best of all you don't have to babysit it. Stays at temp set within 1 degree. Food is wonderful! Personnel are always helpful. I have called several times to question temps/timing on meat & they have given me excellent advice. Couldn't be happier. Be prepared for family/friends to visit often for your food.
Posted by vince on 29th Mar 2016
done two 20lb briskets on it so far. Both turned out great temp held spot on. Own a trager grill had it for six years.Its a real good pit but im selling it now.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Mar 2016
Great customer service, quality product,I have used it a few times since I purchased it and it will take time to perfect but great fun learning new tricks
I cooked a Cajun turkey and it was by far the best turkey I've ever had, simple to make and perfectly cooked.
Buy this grill you will not regret it ,I know I don't.
P S, It looks really cool on my deck, puts my other grills to shame.
Posted by BK on 29th Mar 2016
I'm having so much fun with grill, did a 24 pound turkey for easter smoked it in a brine,and used the smoker tube. Every one said best turkey ever. Planning on ribs this next week.
Posted by Paul on 28th Mar 2016
I received my Rec Tec about 3 weeks ago. I only been able to use it a few times due to weather. At best I have only done short cooks on it. Even so I only have one word for It AMAZING!!!
It's just so simple. you turn it on, set it, forget it. everything I have done so far (steak, chicken, pizza) has simply been awesome. I can not wait to do some long cooks on it. My list of recipes I want to cook on my Rec Tec is very long and keeps on growing. Just a few more day until I have my covered deck done so weather will no longer be an issue. Then look out. it's going to be full time Rec Tec life for me.
Posted by Brett Banta on 26th Mar 2016
I have been a proud owner of the REC-TEC for almost a year it is by far the best purchase I have ever made. I cook everything on it. I think our oven has only been on 3-times this winter. I have cooked every meat on the market and the grill has performed perfect. I did have the Auger motor go out on an all night cook but I called customer service @ 5 am on a Saturday and actually talked to a person(which was amazing) got the new part Tuesday and back in action 30 minutes later. Such an easy grill to use and the food is amazing.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Mar 2016
Absolutely perfect! Only downside......What am I gonna do with my old trusty Hastybake?
Posted by Paul Guinn on 26th Mar 2016
I have searched diligently to find poor workmanship and poor design in this grill but have found none. This grill was well thought out, properly designed, and constructed with longevity as well as a happy griller in mind. I have grilled almost every weekend and everyone has been very pleased with the end results. I have always cooked by time but after talking to the helpful and knowledgeable folks at RecTec, I have ordered an internal thermometer enabling me to cook by internal temperature which the RecTec helpers have ensured me will convert me from a time griller to an internal temperature griller. I absolutely love good food and am excited about this beautiful and beyond functional grill.
Posted by Micah on 25th Mar 2016
My first brisket was perfect and too easy! I almost felt like I cheated a little when my wife's friends told me it is the best BBQ they have ever had.
I decided to get the 680 after reading hundreds of five star reviews, and comparing those to other brands in the same price range. All of the REC TEC reviews are accurate. This is a ☆☆☆☆☆ grill in every catagory.
After placing my order, I recieved a call from REC TEC to explain the shipping process and to let me know that there would be an envelope on top of the package with both of the co-owners phone #s in case I encounter any problems. The grill arrived on time and was very easy for my wife and I to assemble. It has performed flawlessly through my first 50 lbs of pellets.
I already have and will continue to tell everyone I talk to that REC TEC is the real deal!
Posted by Joe on 24th Mar 2016
Really enjoying the rec tec experience so far. Works great and really well made. Customer service was also top notch. I had a special shipping request that they made sure to accommodate without issue.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Mar 2016
Set temperature and walk away it stays spot on
Posted by Unknown on 24th Mar 2016
After doing a ton of research on pellet grills I finally purchased the Rec Tec grill. This has been by far the best grill/smoker I have purchased. I have done pork, brats, burgers, steaks, and brisket. Everything has turned out moist and delicious. I couldn't have been happier with this purchase. The only issue is what to cook next.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Mar 2016
I have wanted a smoker for years, but I did want to deal with the hassle of fire management and getting up every couple of hours to check on a fire. I discovered the Rec Tec 680, and it was hard to believe how easy smoking meat sounded using the Rec Tec. After reading some many glowing reviews, I took the plunge and ordered one. Having used my 680 for two overnight cooks so far, I can attest it is as easy as all the reviews state. UNREAL!!! Yes it is as easy as all the Rec Tec videos on YouTube make it seem. The meat is simply amazing - some of the best I've made or had. My only regret is not having ordered a Rec Tec sooner.
Posted by Amos Lawrence on 23rd Mar 2016
This is what I have always wanted in a grill ! Awesome ! Temperture control and NO flame up !
Posted by Amos Lawrence on 23rd Mar 2016
This is what I have always wanted in a grill ! Awesome ! Temperture control and NO flame up !
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Mar 2016
Unit arrived in good condition and was assembled in less than an hour. Followed instructions, for starting and seasoning and was ready to test the next day. Im new to a pellet smoker, always used gas or electric. No comparison, this smoker rocks ! I did alot of research before deciding on the Rec Tec and it really paid off.
Ive had two get togethers so far, and everyone loved what came off the smoker. From the butts to the ribs, sausage and chicken. AWSOME!
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Mar 2016
Very well built, easy to use, tastiest meat I have ever grilled!
Posted by Alfredo on 22nd Mar 2016
What an amazing grill. New to the pellet world and did alot of research and read alot of reviews. I chose the rec tec because I couldn't find anything bad about it. And when I got it the reviews were right. There were no bad reviews because there is nothing bad to write about them. So pleased with my purchase I recommend anyone looking to join the pellet world, the rec tec is a must.
Posted by Tyler & Michelle on 21st Mar 2016
We received our smoker 3 weeks ago and are utterly giddy with delight! It is built to last, the craftsmanship is fantastic, and incredibly heavy duty. We've smoked 2 whole chickens, pork tenderloin & two 6# briskest. The meat is amazing and the smoker does its job just like they say it will. We smoked on a day where the wind was blowing 40-45 mph and our smoker was consistent!! It didn't go out or loose heat. We were amazed. The customer service is fantastic and the guys are as friendly as they come. This is by far the BEST smoker on the market!! Thank you RECTec Grills!!
Posted by Ray on 21st Mar 2016
Purchase this grill about 3 weeks ago and love it. The grill works excellent. Customer service is by far the best I have ever dealt with. Can't wait to cook more good food on it.
Posted by Glenn on 19th Mar 2016
This is an excellent grill / smoker. It is extremely well made, very easy to use and to keep clean, and the meats that we have cooked so far have been tasty, tender and moist. It maintains the desired temp very well, even in a brisk cold Colorado wind. We have found that the lower temps around 180 f, with the extra smoke button activated, produce more smoke flavor so we start out at this temp for a couple of hours and then either increase the temp or just leave the meat on the grill longer to achieve the preferred degree of doneness. Whole chickens, elk steaks, and baby back ribs have all been mouthwateringly delicious. The custom cover is a bit of a challenge to get on and off but it looks great and covers the gill very well so it’s worth the effort and the extra cost. I am also very glad I ordered the front folding stainless steel shelf. It is very handy. All in all I would highly recommend this grill.
Posted by Steve on 18th Mar 2016
I never thought I'd say "I love" and inanimate object, but my RECTEC 680 is exceptional. Great function, the temps are spot on! Also, it's a thing of beauty.
Most importantly, the followup and customer service is the best I've ever had from any company. Call, and a real pearson answers, not " press 5, we really value you, but we're too busy to talk" The folks I've spoken with, Trey and Ben are great! Knowledable and helpful. Feels more like family than a company.
I couldn't be happier. Oh yeah, the food comes out GREAT..... Brisket, ribs, pork shoulder just terrific.
Posted by Adam on 16th Mar 2016
It's incredible! Had a Traeger and it's not even close. Rec Tec is in another league in quality, support, looks, and temp control.
My wife is using it. She's never used a grill before the Rec Tec. Just get one and stop reading this
Posted by Derrill on 15th Mar 2016
This grill right here is "the don", the alpha dog. This grill was built to be durable and is very tough. With a six year warranty this is hands down the best grill on the market. I promise you that this will easily be one of the best purchases that you will ever make. Ray and all of the guys at REC TEC are awesome people and this grill was designed to satisfy people and they knocked it out of the park. STOP READING REVIEWS AND BUY IT NOW... You can thank me later!!!!
Posted by Kevin A. on 15th Mar 2016
I have used all kind of smokers from offset stick smokers to lp gas smokers. The RECTEC is by far the best smoker on the market in my opinion. The even cooking, the large pellet hopper to the computerized temp control hands down the best.
Posted by Jason on 15th Mar 2016
Love this BBQ. Great customer service. Shipped to my door in just over a week. Everything works as promised. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for that perfect BBQ/smoker.
Posted by Ralph on 15th Mar 2016
This is my first pellet grill. I don't usually give all 5 stars to anything. This is really a nice grill ! I caught myself going outside just to admire it. I bought the package with the cold smoke box and the smaller grill to have for when I go out in the RV. Well the neighbor down the street does some competition BBQ and came to help me unload everything. It is dark and we get everything unloaded. We start opening the little grill box and he is saying it is just like his traeger and going on how everything looks the same until he picks up the stainless steel piece that goes over the fire box and goes OH ! That is a lot better than the one on my traeger it is stainless and heavy duty , then he picks up the grease pan that goes under the grill grates and remarks how heavy duty it is! That pretty much told me I had bought the right grill! I have cooked pork ribs, steaks, beef ribs, brisket , and bratwurst. Everything has come off the grill perfect and juicy! I could not be happier!
If you are thinking of getting one Do It! I have cooked on both the little and big one my only complaint is the light not really very functional
Posted by Kim on 26th Feb 2016
Grill was easy to assemble. My 13 year old son actually did it for me without any problems. Love the flavor the wood adds to the food! We have prepared a whole chicken, burgers, corn on the cob, hot dogs,pizza on a pizza stone (which was awesome) and grilled veggies so far all without any issues. The grill works as expected.
Effortless start up! Going to try smoking pork next.
Posted by Chance S. on 26th Feb 2016
Love the smoker. It locks in at the temperature you want and doesn't move. The 40 lb hopper lasts for longer than any cook you could do. Perfect smoker for the working man that can't always baby sit the pit. I still keep the Weber Smokey Mountain handy when I want to play around with a fire and do a pure smoke.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Feb 2016
First of all the grill is awesome and the food I have made was equally so. During the assembly I ran into a self inflicted snag and also had some questions about operation. The customer service was amazing. The people at Rec Tec took care of me and made sure everything was to my satisfaction. I didn't just buy a grill I purchased peace of mind as well
Posted by David on 25th Feb 2016
I bought a propane grill 15 years ago and it served me well until it had worn out. I shopped carefully and found the Rec Tec. Watched all of the You-Tube videos and other products manufacturers as well. My gut feeling came down to selecting the Rec Tec. I now know I made the best buying decision out of all the competing products. We have cooked a roast, chicken, pizza and hamburgers with excellent results. It's truly set it and for get it. Still experimenting with it .Want to try a brisket and some ribs.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Feb 2016
Owned a Competitors pellet grill for 6 years and it worked "OK", until it burned up/out. Researched the market thoroughly and decided on a Rec Tec RT-680. The unit is built far better than my last grill, keeps temperature within 1-2 degrees of selected temp, and best of all, you can select the temperature in 5 degree increments up to 500 degrees. Unit has been a joy to cook on, and food taste and quality is Excellent!! Thanks Rec Tec
Posted by Stan tribbey on 24th Feb 2016
I have not had a chance to use this yet as I purchased it for my daughters wedding that is coming up. Very easy to follow instructions and help was a phone call away even with the difference in time zones. 7:30 PM back there and still answered. If it cooks as good as it looks bump me up to 5 stars.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Feb 2016
Done a lot of research prior to deciding on a REC TEC. Received my 680 in less then a week after placing order. Everything was correct with the order and well packed. Can not say enough about how well built everything is. Top notch service with an outstanding product quality. Cooked wings, ribs, boston butts, pizza and burgers thus far. Everything has turned out great. I recommend REC TEC to everyone I know. Considered Treager/Yoder/Camp Chef prior to purchasing my REC TEC 680. 100% satisfied with my purchase. Truly a set it and forget it as it has maintained my set temp with 100% accuracy.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Feb 2016
This has been such a great smoker! We had a Traeger and after about 5 years it died. This smoker is such a better quality and it holds temperature so much better! I had questions about assembly and the customer service was amazing!!!
Posted by Danny on 22nd Feb 2016
I have had my RecTec 680 since Super Bowl weekend and love it. I was excited by the prospect of a grill that gives that great smoke flavor with this ease of use. We have cooked Boston butts, whole chickens, pork ribs, sausage links, burgers, and wings to perfection. My days of tending to fires are over. All my friends are asking about my new pellet grill and a few have decided to push aside the Traeger for a RecTec. Great Product, Great Service, Great People. Keep those YouTube videos coming Ray as I use them every week trying the newest dishes. RecTec Lifestyle in full effect!
Posted by Unknown on 19th Feb 2016
Bought the Mini, loved it so much that I bought the big boy. We will now use both of these in our BBQ competitions this year. That's how good they are.
Posted by Andrew in CO on 19th Feb 2016
I've had the RT-680 for a couple of weeks now and I couldn't be happier. I do a lot of research, and I mean a lot, before I ever buy anything. I did a year of research before I pulled the trigger on the RT-680. I had considered a Traeger before I found REC TEC and I am so glad I got the RT-680 instead. If you do your research like I did you'll see lots of folks with issues on other brands. Not too many issues with the REC TEC. On the off chance you find someone who had an issue you hear an equally encouraging story of how great REC TEC's customer support is and how they fixed the problem.
When I unpacked my grill I found an envelope with my name hand written on it with a letter and a card with the cell phone numbers of the owners in case I ever had an after hours issue. Who does that? Seriously. I'll tell you, a company who builds a solid product and wants to provide the best customer experience out there. I love that. I'm so glad I gave REC TEC my business. Oh ya, and they threw in an extra bag of pellets too.
Temperature seems to be perfect and I was delightfully surprised to see how much smoke was generated with the xtra smoke feature.
Bottom line is this, it might be a bit more expensive than the cheaper competitors, but you get what you pay for. Do yourself a favor and get the REC TEC. I promise you won't regret it. I can't say the same about the other cheaper grills.
Posted by Rick Brashear on 18th Feb 2016
I cannot say with enough emphasis how much I love this Rec Tec pellet grill! It makes cooking meats awesome with very little effort and cleanup if you line the drip tray with foil. This grill was easy to assemble and I've been around a whole lot of machine type things and worked on many. The thickness of materials used is very impressive! One thing that attracted me to this was that my buddy had one for about a year or so before I got one and saw how little he had to attend it. Pin point accurate thermostat controls the heat extremely well. Other than mopping your meat or changing your foil wrap around the meat through longer cooks on large pieces of meat....it just seems like it needs practically no attention. Get a probe for the internal meat temp and you are good to go! This grill is the bomb!!! I love it!
Posted by Unknown on 18th Feb 2016
At the time of this review the grill has been in use for two weeks worth of dinners for the exception of a couple of days and a 40lb bag of perfect blend pellets. I have done a verity of things including elk, deer, beef steaks, burgers, pizza, and a pork roast. All the meals had side dishes done on the grill as well and all of them were easy to make and easy to make exceptional. It even make a mean upside down cake. The hardest thing about the experience was assembly and that was not hard either. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is even thinking about a pellet grill, there is no compromise for the price. Lastly for those that are looking for a smoker function, it's got smoke but use a smoker or get the smoker box. The grill itself will cook more than smoke however the smoke ring in a slow cooked chunk of meat is very much there and tastes great!
Thank you RecTec!
Posted by Michael on 17th Feb 2016
This grill is so easy to use. It's made some of the best food I have ever eaten. I love that I can "Set it and forget it". I look forward to all of the cooks that I'll be doing on my Rec Tec.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Feb 2016
I've used my Rec Tec twice now. 1st cook was steak, 2nd was BB Ribs, Burgers and veggies. It is amazing and I like grilling more than ever before. Can't wait for our next cook!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Feb 2016
Since this is my first pellet grill I was not sure what to expect. I read the reviews on the Rec-Tec and pulled the trigger. I live in Park City Utah so this time of year is is cold and snowy. The Rec-Tec took a bit to get up to temperature (it was really cold out) but once it hit temperature it had no problem holding temperature even at below freezing outside temperatures. Steaks, Burgers and Ribs have been on the menu the past couple of days. All came out spectacular! Big fan so far!!
Posted by David on 15th Feb 2016
I have done quite a bit of research to find the perfect grill/smoker for my needs and this is it! Built very well, easy to start up, maintains set temperature and I can have it on my front porch because it's so clean and not tons of smoke!
I almost went the Egg route until a friend told me about pellet smokers, what a giant step up this is! I'm so glad that I spent the time to find out about them and to find out that the Rec Tec was the way to go! The interior light is sweet, can't tell you how many times I had to grill with a lantern or a flashlight during fall and winter. Looking forward to all the different foods I'll be cooking on this baby that has re-inspired me to outdoor cooking!
Posted by William Cnossen on 14th Feb 2016
I've had my RT-680 for about a month I've cooked pork spareribs, bacon wrapped chicken legs, smoked chicken thighs, brisket, pork butt and I have turkey legs and wings on it right now.
Everything without exception has been excellent. The ability to do long smokes, then raise the temp to finish is a wonder. For example the chicken legs were smoked for 3 hrs at 185, then the temp was kicked up to 360 to brown the legs and get the skin tender. That's something impossible in a regular electric smoker with a 275 temp limit. The brisket and pork butts were rubbed and wrapped on Fri, put in the smoke at 185 overnight with the temp raised to 235 in the morning. Both were done at a little after noon.
The brisket was the best I've ever had. Most tender, most juicy. Butts were fall apart tender.
The inside of the smoker is large. You could do 2 turkeys or, with a rack, enough baby back to feed a herd of in-laws.
Only warning - the sucker is HEAVY. Make sure of where it will be delivered and if you have a long driveway how it will get to the house. Assembly is fairly simple (I did it myself) with the exception of the side table which is a bit of a pain.
But the problems with delivery and assembly are minor.
Buy it, use it, love it.
Posted by Nick on 14th Feb 2016
I have never had better baby back ribs !! Smoked to perfection , and done to perfection ! Thank you RED-TEC ! This Bbq smoker is everything I was promised and then some .
Posted by Paul on 13th Feb 2016
When I received my grill I was, at first, uneasy about having to assemble it. However, I'm now glad I could do that because I was able to see the outstanding quality of the grill from the inside. I don't grill much in cold weather so I've had only one opportunity. It took longer on this grill for the food to cook, probably because of the larger size than my last grill. I also have to learn how to get more smoke. I like lots of smoke. The temp stayed very close to what I set and that is very important to me. So far I am impressed with the grill's quality, the service, and the prompt delivery. The only problem, which is minor, is the difficulty of removing and putting on the cover. It is very closely tailored to the grill and I have to remove the drip bucket. That's not a game changer, just inconvenient. Overall, it's a keeper!
Posted by CW4 David Parks, US Army on 12th Feb 2016
To start I had a small Lowes brand smoker that did a great job for several years. After I fell in love with smoking it was evident that my current smoker could not keep up and soon rusted out. I did a lot of research on the web and went to cook off's etc... My wife was like hurry up and get one but with large amounts of money I do not just jump on anything. RECTEC was in my top list along with Yoder. But what made me pick RECTEC was all the reviews on customer service and how the owners gave out their personal cell number to help.
Now on the smoker itself. You can see my pics on their FB page, but I will give you the cliff notes version. After the burn in, I started smoking meats. Chicken breast was first due to learning stage I needed to make sure I have everything in order before I invited the masses. They came out PERFECT and moist. After that it was ON!! Butts, ribs, steaks, loins, burgers, roasts, etc... came out perfect. Since I am in the military, I always do some kind of morale boost for my troops. I did a few butts and took them in and within an hour, nothing was left. Either they were hungry or the meat was just that good. The smoker help the temp on everything the whole time, unless you open the door and it will drop about 4 or 5 degrees. A couple minutes later it is back up to the set temp. All of the meats have a perfect smoke ring and just enough smoke flavor for taste. I do not like a lot of smoke because I want the taste of the meat, not like I am eating a tree. Just as soon as I complete this review, I will be firing up the smoker for the brisket that I have for the wife for Valentines Day. Do yourself a favor and get this smoker! You will not be disappointed!
Posted by P J Mack on 12th Feb 2016
The Rec Tec RT-680 arrived right on time. I unpacked the grill and assembled it without any issues. Following instructions, I had the grill ready for the first test...Ribs, 3 2 1 and they were contest perfect and delicious. Next I did a 15 hr. cook with a 12 Lb. Boston Butt. Wow it was so good my neighbors ate the whole thing during Super Bowl. This thing works just as advertised and is built very well. Cleaning is a breeze. I am very happy with the grill and my next cook will be a large beef roast. Anyone can make "Championship BBQ" using the Rec Rec.
Posted by Brian on 9th Feb 2016
I own a Traeger and have used it for many years, not a bad unit, works good. I started looking for a larger unit and was looking at the larger Traeger and decided to check out other units. Well a little searching for reviews and Rec Tec kept coming up as a superb unit. I decided to give them a try, and must admit, I am really impressed. I drove to their shop and decided right then and there, this is a beast of a smoker. I mean, they gave me a card with the owners cell number and said to call day or night with any issues, who does that? The attention to detail and high end materials mean this thing is going to last. I drove it 400 miles back home and proceeded to put it together, which was a breeze. I purchased the shelf, cold smoker, the grill itself and didn't have too much trouble putting it together. Yes, the instruction manual was a little lacking, however it really wasn't a problem. I got it burned in and managed to do a couple of ribeyes (smoked for 45 minutes, pulled from the smoker, threw in a cast iron griddle and cranked the heat up to 450, tossed em on for about 3 minutes each side) absolutely fantastic! The shelf is a nice addition, almost necessary if you don't have a table close by . The only thing I would change is the cut out name, I would probably emboss or stamp it so it would be easier to clean. But hey, it's still great. The cold smoker hasn't been used yet, I think it will be handy for casseroles, cheese, etc. but I can't really comment. Overall, this seems to really be a great unit that I am sure will last a long time with a minimal amount of maintenance. Good job Rec Tec
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