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.
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 Francois on 15th Feb 2017
after 1 hours of break *in*, i cook a all-ready cook *rib* and was so good.
next i stuff 6 chicken (for friend and us ) and let it in the fridge over night, i prob the chicken whit a wire less thermomètre. the chicken was so good and very even cook, impressive. we ran-out of chicken in no time.
all that was done at outside temp of -5*c and a about 15km/hrs of wind, no problème for the REC TEC.
friend comment: if you made some more, cook a other one for me please.
whit proud, i sent them the REC TEC web link.
sorry for my English
Francois ( in QUÉBEC)
Posted by Rodney Gerrin on 15th Feb 2017
I started out with two whole pork tenderloins and a pan of steak fry's. Turned out perfect. great smoke taste and cooked perfect.
Next I cooked Three slabs of ST. Louis ribs. A whole chicken and a pan of asparagus. This was about a six hour cook. Ribs were really good, Great smoke ring.
Chicken was so juicy and Great smoked taste.
Next I smoked some wings. everyone loved them.
Then last Friday I Tackled a long slow cook on a Boston Butt. I used the smoke tube for the first time. Cooked for a total of 11 hours and it was to die for.
Great smoke ring and smoke taste. Just fell apart.
Then the next day I cooked a slab of baby back ribs for about 6 hours and they were wonderful.
Well for valentine's day I decided to cook me and my sweetheart a thick Rib eye steak . Turned the Rec Tec up to high and put on the searing grates and cooked about 7 minute's per side. It was a little over done.(my bad) But the taste was out of this world. you could taste the wood even at that high heat. My wife loved it.
The Grill is bullet proof so far. It's so easy to use and the temp is dead on, and so easy to change.
After all this cooking I've only used about 35 pounds of wood chips.
I also would recommend the fold out front shelf. a must when cooking multiple items.
I also love the heavy duty cover. fit's perfectly.
The searing grates worked great as did the smoke tube.
I haven't used the extra grate yet due to all the room the grill surface has .
Everyone that has seen it loves the bull horns and the overall look. The food speaks for itself.
While your putting it together you realize how well made it is, and all the thought and effort made to come up with this grill design.
I can't wait to fire it up again.
If your looking for the perfect cooking machine then you should buy a Rec Tec.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Feb 2017
The only bad thing is not enough smoke flavor. its great other than that holds temp. very sturdy well built only used 3 times now.
Posted by Steve Hines on 14th Feb 2017
I ordered the RT-680 not understanding it is manufactured in China, I was a bit disappointed when I saw Made in China when it arrived. I used the printed instrustions and the web site video to assemble. I was ammazed at the quality and attention to detail in the construction, the material and workmanship was something I have not seen in Chinese manufactured goods. All parts and pieces were of good quality. I did the burn in and monitored the temperature during the entire process, during heat up it stopped momentarily at 399 degrees then went to 400 degrees and stayed there even in a winter wind of about 25 degrees F. The P&ID controller is a very innovative approach to wood fired grills. Beats a GAP controller hands down. Next I put in a 2 rack of baby backs at 250 degrees F for 3 hours, removed and wrapped in aluminum and put back on the grill at 300 degrees F for another 3 hours, they were awesome. Next were a rack of St Louis ribs and a pork shoulder best items I have ever cook on a wood fired grill. Extreme Smoke is excellent gives just the right amount of smoke ring and flavor. I've been a stick, charcoal and gas griller for years and never believed a pellet grill was in my future but did the research and found REC TEC before making an expensive Traeger or Yodor purchase, It is now my first chose when it's time to grill, which will be more often now. REC TEC Customer Service is better than advertised, they do not fool around even with very minor issues, totally PROFESSIONAL.
Posted by papa joe on 14th Feb 2017
Fantastic on all pork products and very good on beef. Very simple (easy) to use. We have owned for about a year and love it!
Posted by Jason on 14th Feb 2017
I initially had a small issue with the fan not working properly so I sent a message to Rec Tec explaining what was going on. The GM called and left me a VM within the hour and had already overnighted a replace fan to me before I could call him back. It was quick and easy fix, and now the grill works perfect. I've used other wood pellet grills in the past and this one is superior in so many ways. I'd recommend this grill to anybody!
Posted by Tim, proud Rectec owner on 13th Feb 2017
With the fact that I've ever owned anything other than a Rectec! This product is amazing. I was hesitant at first, buying a product that I have never seen, but it was worth the investment. Above all I can't say enough about their customer service. I called traeger multiple time about a product that was still under warranty. It's been over a year and I still haven't hear back. My Rectec has never given me any problems that the customer service team didn't immediately address. BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!
Posted by Doug on 13th Feb 2017
Just love this grill! Have had it going on a month now and cooked pork butts, chuck roast, bbq chicken, buttermilk chicken, bbq beans, bbq meatloaf, etc. Everything turned out great. This thing is built like a tank. The temp holds with 1 to 2 degrees what it's set on, most of time time it's right there. When opening the lid for a good period of time this thing will work to get back to your set temp. It may over shoot alittle but just let it ride itself out, it will put it right back on your set temp. Did a lot of research on pellet grills and so glad I went with Rec Tec. This grill rocks!! Thanks Rec Tec!!!
Posted by Hal on 13th Feb 2017
After being pestered by my good friend for 2 years who is a PelletHead, I finally broke down and did some research and ordered my first ever Wood Pellet Smoker..Ordered the RT-680 wood pellet grill from REC TEC. All I can say is WOW--why did I wait so long. From ordering, delivery and ease of installation, REC TEC kept me informed. Installation was a snap and followed the instructions for burn-in and immediately started cooking up some goodies. The in-laws love it just as much as they have been the recipient of many of my "experiments". Even my friend saw it and said looks like time for an upgrade for him also.
One advantage you failed to mention is I now have extra storage in the kitchen--the oven holds a lot of frying pans..lol..
Posted by John on 13th Feb 2017
Well, received my RECTEC about 6 weeks ago. Was snowing so put it in my barn where it set for 5 weeks waiting for snow to melt and torrential rains to stop (This is Oregon). FINALLY after drooling over the closed box for 5 weeks the mud subsided and it got dry enough to move the grill from the barn to the house (which sits up a hill). it sat, still in box for a week under the patio cover. This weekend it was dry and not freezing so I assembled the grill.
What a breeze. Nicely packaged and simple to assemble.
After assembly I prepared it for the first break in firing. Of course if an hour is good, an hour and a half must be better right? The grill fired right up first try without a hitch. Warmed up to 400 and during the entire 1.5 hours I think the thermostat ventured down to 399 once for maybe 15 seconds.
NEXT weekend I will do some cooking! Yahoo!
The grill temporary home is under my patio deck but I plan to build a small "Mine Shack" style building just off the deck to house the grill and accessories. Besides keeping the grill protected it will add some ambiance to future cooking adventures.
Posted by John mercer on 11th Feb 2017
This is a great smoker!! You will not be disappointed.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Feb 2017
Has met expectations so far
Posted by Jim Blankenship on 11th Feb 2017
With this purchase we now have the ability to slow cook a variety of meats and vegetables, in fact a complete meal with minimal effort. The flavors are amazing and we look forward to trying many new recipes. We are eating out less as what we have produced at home far exceeds our expectations. Thank you REC TEC!
Posted by Unknown on 10th Feb 2017
I have had my Rec-Tec for about 3 weeks and have cooked steaks, chicken, ribs and a pork loin on it to date. I plan on cooking baby back ribs and a pork loin this weekend and I am sure they will turn out Great again. One of the main things I like about a pellet grill cooking, is you set the temperature and walk away. You don't to have worry about the grill catching on fire or flareup's. Great Grill Rec-Tec!
Posted by George on 10th Feb 2017
I have been using a stick burner for a few years along with gas grills and graduated to the Rec Tec on my birthday. Did St. Louis Style ribs and they were fantastic. Steaks were next and they were great. Will be working on the other cuts of meat as time goes on. I'm expecting great results. Love the ease of use. Great product.
Posted by Norm on 10th Feb 2017
Since i already love my LITTLE BUDDY the 300, it's some love for my BIG BUDDY THE 680, Finally had time to get it out of the box to assemble a week after the the 300, on my own i put that BABY together and burned it in about 3-1/2 hrs. on my own, could of used help, but it wasn't bad at all. Again nervous to see if this thing would do as advertised, i hit the on switch and bang, it was working, played around with the temps, cold an windy that BIG BOY was rite on. i'm not rich, but when i see something i like, i don't just stick my TOE or my FOOT in, i jump in HEAD 1ST, one of the things that SOLD me on the REC TEC'S was customer service, so far no need to bother them, but if i need too, i have great FAITH they'll be there. Got to shut up for now but more to come. PS. I could of spent this money on a cruise or some other vacation, but that only last a week, this will last for many, many YEARS.
Posted by george toulouse on 10th Feb 2017
outstanding product build quality is tops. I had used traeger for 10 years at first there unit was great and slowly went down. after 3 traegers , the last units quality was not good, the build quality is way down from my first unit and customer service is very lacking! your customer service is outstanding and your unit does everything you claimed it would do, your grill is built like a TANK! i should have bought one 3 years ago.
Posted by Tim and Linda on 10th Feb 2017
I bought this for my wife's 50th birthday. She wanted a traeger but I figured she's turning 50 so i should splurge. We've only used gas and charcoal for cooking outside. This is our first and only smoker. We're experimenting with different things and so far, it's awesome. I've smoked (cooked) zucchini and asparagus with our steaks and I never new it could taste so good. We've done butt, brisket and chicken that was wonderful. Can't wait to try fish.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Feb 2017
I have had a number of barbecue grills and smokers over the years. This one by far is the easiest to use and produces the most natural flavor but I've ever had Excellent product, excellent service, and very easy to use.
Posted by Dan Stanley on 9th Feb 2017
easy to assemble, easy to use, the phone is answered quickly when you call. I upgraded from a Traeger so impressed I recently added the cold smoker so stay tooned.
Posted by Doug Harper on 9th Feb 2017
Not only does the Rec Tec grill smoke awesome food, but I'm the envy of the neighborhood. When I roll out my Rec Tec grill the neighbors hide theirs from embarrassment.
Posted by Todd Manns on 9th Feb 2017
I decided to get a smoker this winter. I looked at everyone I could find on line and researched them all. I narrowed it down to 3 and decided on the RecTec. It's been a great product so far! My kids really look forward to dinner, when I tell them we are having brisket or ribs or even turkey on the smoker. I received the smoker the day for Thanksgiving and jumped right in with a 23 lb turkey! It turned out awesome and everyone wants me to bring the meat to the holdiays now. So for Christmas I smoked a 25lb prime rib and it was awesome!! I also ordered the cold weather blanket and it really helps up here on the frozen tundra of Wisconsin. My only request is that RecTec adds a way for the smoker to reduce heat to warming temp after the meat reaches desired temperature.
Posted by Unknown on 8th Feb 2017
We have been completely impressed with our RecTec grill! Costumer service people are amazing. This grill purrs like a mean kitty and makes our food taste amazing!
Posted by Wayne on 8th Feb 2017
So far so good, very impressed with the ease of this pellet grill. Ribs were excellent, and the chicken as well.
Posted by Norm on 8th Feb 2017
After receiving my 300 & 680, i got the 300 working, easy & no problems. After the burn, no time to season, so with my girlfriends grand children over,i looked for something easy, Chocolate chip cookies, as small of a task, now i'm in the crapper, the kids loved them over grammies, ovens are ovens rec tec is rec tec .....LOL.....MORE TO COME......
Posted by Dave Adams on 8th Feb 2017
I just did my first smoke with my new Rec Tec Grill. I have to say I am very impressed. From the moment I started putting it together, I could tell this is a quality unit. And heavy duty....wow, this thing weighs a ton!! Fit and finish is beautiful. Break in smoke was so easy it's stupid. Turn on the switch. 1 minute later smoke is a rolling. Cooked ribs first time through and it held temp inside within 1-2 degrees for 5 hours and made some of the best ribs to date. I did not need to use customer service, but rumor has it they are top notch as well. Like my numerous searches on the internet and Rec Tec. I have nothing but glowing respect to this unit. And absolutely nothing bad to say about it.
Posted by Steve on 8th Feb 2017
great product used it for many cooks already, and I only have had it for 2 weeks cant wait till summer. Solid cooker and assembly was easy did it all by myself except lifting it. A++++++++
Posted by Scott on 8th Feb 2017
First meal was fantastic and my wife thought I knew what I was doing. Set the temp and walked away!
Posted by Tina on 8th Feb 2017
We are new to the smoke world and wanted to get a pellet smoker when we saw them at for sale at Costco and experienced wonderful meals on friends pellet smokers. Once we got the bug it was research time and Rec Tec came to the top. With what I read and researched it was clear that the 680 was the way to go and we pulled the trigger and have not looked back. We have made exceptional ribs, pulled pork, smoked salmon, chicken wings and brisket and absolutely love the results.
Posted by Randy Booth on 8th Feb 2017
I am really happy with this grill. Easy to put together & works great.
Posted by Josh Hill on 8th Feb 2017
I was convinced that Rec Tec was the way to go especially with the outstanding customer service but my wife was concerned. We have smoked almost everyday for the last 2 weeks since getting the grill and she is a believer. We absolutely love it. Construction is solid, easy to assemble and looks great in my backyard. All my buddies are jealous when they come over.
Posted by Joel Belew on 8th Feb 2017
We have been very pleased with our REC TEC RT-680 Wood Pellet Grill. We have had great results so far with cooking poultry, beef, and pork. Everything has come out tender and juicy. I have seven different grills (charcoal, gas, and wood) and the REC TEC is the simpliest and easiest to use. My wife will reluctantly use the gas grill occasionally but she will not even attempt to use the charcoal or wood grills on her own. However she enjoys using the REC TEC. It is so simple to use; just load the pellets and set the temperature and you are ready to go. It couldn't be any easier.
Posted by Norm on 8th Feb 2017
Never heard of TRAEGER or REC TEC, seen a commercial on the TRAEGER, started researching it. Came so close to purchasing it, then by accident, REC TEC popped up. Started researching both for about a week or so, the REC TEC made so much more sense. Any way i purchased both of them plus all the goodies. Nothing against TRAEGER, but for the money and all i read i fell for the REC TEC.
Posted by Delano on 7th Feb 2017
I have a green egg, have used it for years.. The Rec Tec blows it away. .. My Rec Tec lives up to its hype!!!! When I put together, I was very impressed with the quality of this product!!! I set the temp, it stays where it's supposed to, I can focus on the food!!! I've cooked jerky, beer can chicken, ribs, salmon ... Love it!!!
Posted by Unknown on 7th Feb 2017
Great grill! Easy assembly and start up. Got the grill just before my daughter's first birthday party where I had 60 people coming to my house to celebrate. Although it would be my first attempt, I decided to cook on it for the party. I cooked (4) 7 1/2 lb pork shoulders and after 21 hours of the grill maintaining perfect temperature and only using about a 1/4 of the hopper of pellets I had the most delicious pulled pork I've ever had! I got a ton of compliments and requests for the recipe. It tasted great and couldn't have been easier to do. Thanks RecTec!
Posted by Gregory Houchin on 7th Feb 2017
Never even considered a pellet grill until about 3 months ago. Saw another brand on a infomercial and found them intriguing. Started doing research on pellet grills and watching YouTube videos. Rec Tec was always spoken highly of and their customer service praised. I purchased a 680 and quickly fell in love. I had never before done a long cook but just recently cooked a 16.5 pound brisket. The Rec Tec made it easy, fun and delicious!
Posted by Felix Candelario on 6th Feb 2017
I don't know why I waited so long to make this comment but everything I've cook from ribs to butt came out awesome. Great smoke ring to juicy flavor of the meat. BeSt part no guessing in temperature right on even at 20 degrees meat cook perfect.
Posted by Eric Charles on 6th Feb 2017
Best decision i have ever made. I made ribs,pork butt,bacon,bratts,and frozen pizza. Everything has turned out perfect
Posted by murphys4life on 6th Feb 2017
Awesome, couldn't be happier with my new grill
Posted by Joe on 6th Feb 2017
My wife wants me to cook on it every night.
Posted by Alex Spurlock on 4th Feb 2017
I've owned gas, charcoal, and wood burning smokers my entire life and nothing comes close to the ease of a Rec Tec. I am amazed at the quality! Great job guys!
Posted by Rusty Westfall on 4th Feb 2017
Well built heavy duty construction. Easier to clean than my previous grills. Used it to smoke ribs then a whole brisket that turned out awesome. Great results in 1st few attempts.
Posted by Unknown on 31st Jan 2017
Very well made. The pellets last a long time . Has great smoke flavor .The grill is very easy to use and to maintain.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Jan 2017
This grill is awesome. It has way exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Matt on 28th Jan 2017
My wife is not a big fan of grilled steaks, pork chops etc. I have tried several different cooking methods and always got the "its all right" answer when asking how she liked what I had prepared. After pain staking time reading reviews on pellet grills I decided to order a Rec Tec 680. I have prepared several different meals on it and WOW what a difference! Just last night I made some t-bone steaks, my wife was finished her steak before me! she is very impressed, as well as myself. she now can't wait to see what I'll try next. Only regret I have.... should have ordered one a lot sooner. This thing is crazy incredible!
Posted by Dan Sprengeler on 27th Jan 2017
My cousin bought the same grill and when my wife saw it she said that I needed one. I was hesitant. I never dreamed that I would spend that kind of money on a smoker/grill. I finally agreed that if I ordered it that it would count for my Christmas/Birthday/Valentines Day presents. I received it in August. It was easy to assemble. I smoked ribs and brisket the first time I used it. It was so easy. (I hate baby-sitting smokers) Long story short: It seems odd when a weekend goes by and I don't have the Rec Tec going. I purchased the Grill Grates and discovered they do an awesome job on chops and brats. (My kids told me they are the best brats ever). Since the weather was eventually going to turn cold I had to get the cold weather jacket so that I could run the grill all winter long. My wife will tell you that I am one happy Rec Tec owner. I absolutely LOVE it. Most of my co-workers know all about my Rec Tec grill. Thanks for making a great product.
Posted by TJ Johnston on 23rd Jan 2017
I have owned several pellet pits from another mfg and they have all been great cookers. I was a stick man for years until I stumbled onto pellets. Everyone has a wish list and after 10 years of cooking on a pellet pit,I had one for an ultimate pellet pit. Rec Tec came through with every one of my wish list items. Larger hopper, heavier overall construction, Stainless interior. The list goes on. I am very impressed with fit and finish. I am amazed. Well done Rec Tec.
Posted by Arthur P on 22nd Jan 2017
This grill is the best, great customer service, the grill is made with quality. Have been using a GMG Davy Crocket in our camper so this grill took some getting used to as it is much larger. It has met my expectations.
Posted by Ben Watson on 20th Jan 2017
This thing is amazing. I had been wanting to get into smoking but with so many options and differing opinions I didn't know where to begin. I went to a get together at a friends and he was smoking wings on his rt-300 and showed me how everything worked. It was engineered to make cooking almost idiot proof. I was hooked and got the 680 for myself. We use it atleast 3 times a week and have never had better tasting food. Love this thing and wish I bought it years ago. No going back to propane for this guy.
Posted by Clint Johnson on 20th Jan 2017
This is the best smoker I have ever owned.
Posted by Greg Houchin on 19th Jan 2017
I never owned a pellet grill before so while researching them discovered Rec Tec. Everything I read, people were praising the quality and customer service. I've only had the opportunity to cook 2 meals on it since I got it however, definitely fell in love with it and undoubtedly cooked some of the best BBQ I've ever cooked.
Posted by Jeff Albertson on 19th Jan 2017
Received my grill a couple weeks ago and have used it several times. The quality of material used and the ease of use is a testament to the company making them.
Assembly was fairly simple and took me about one hour by myself,although a helper wouldn't hurt. Food taste great and clean up is easy. Thanks for making a quality product and I look forward to many years of use.
Posted by Danny Thomas on 19th Jan 2017
Ordered the grill and was shipped roughly 2 weeks later, which i was aware this would be the case. It took the shipping company 9 days to deliver after several calls to them. Put grill together with instructions and video, was very easy to do. Attempted to grill the first time, and the fan would not work. Contacted Rec Tec and they sent another fan, very helpful. Install the fan and grilled first time. Worked great after changing the fuse due to power loss. The control panel is easy to understand and it held the set temp within a couple of degrees. The next time i attempted to grill, would not work, contact Rec Tec and it was determined the control board was faulty, (probably was the cause of the first fan problem and the blown fuse) currently waiting for the board and igniter rod to come in. Again their service after the sale is exceptional. They also sending me a free searing plate due to all the problems i have had. Due to the excellent service i have no doubt we will get the grill working great and dependable when i need it. I rated the review 3 stars due to all the problems, but would rate the service 5 stars.
Posted by Fat Toby on 19th Jan 2017
I've had the 680 for a few weeks and have done a few cooks on it so far, and it has been everything I hoped. Solid build, incredibly easy to use, and delicious food! I've checked the grill temps against a thermapen smoke, and it is consistently within 10 degrees of unit temp reading (center of the cooking area - internal probe on far right of grill). I look forward to many years of delicious BBQ to come.
Posted by Bill W on 17th Jan 2017
Switched from a Traeger grill to many auger motor replacements and would not hold a constant temperature. With the Rec Tec cooked ribs on Sunday 16 degrees outside worked great. Love the setup and the large hopper.
Posted by John U. on 17th Jan 2017
I had tried two different Traeger pellet grills with no satisfaction. The Traeger absolutely would not and could not hold a constant temperature. I understand that there will be some variances in temperature due to pellets being added. My dial could be set at 180 and it would go up to 340. I got my Rec Tec and it was everything it said it was. Easy assembly and unbelievable customer support! I have done a brisket, pulled pork, chickens and ribs. Some slow cooked and some at higher quick cooks. The Rec Tec 680 just works. I smoked a pork butt with an ambient temp of 15 degrees outside. I set it to 225 and after adjusting (quickly) to the external temp, it settled in at 225 and stayed there. I would see a change of 1 to 2 degrees for a minute or so, then it would go right back to 225. Cleaning is very easy and I can't imagine using anything but my Rec Tec. If you're considering whether or not to buy one, pull the trigger and go Rec Tec. They back up every claim on performance and quality. It's built like a tank and looks great. But most importantly, IT WORKS!!
Posted by Chris on 17th Jan 2017
We've cooked ribs chicken sausage brisket burgers pork butt and more... all came out fantastic! Easiest smoker to use period. No temp spikes, no adding wood or coal, no flipping necessary. Heat shield and fan create even cooking throughout, beautiful smoke ring in everything! Just amazing food with an easy cook. Service at Rec-Tec won't disappoint either, stand up folks that'll stand behind their product!
Posted by LaundryNumber36 on 17th Jan 2017
As a novice smoker, the REC TEC allows me to smoke like a pro. Although I do not recommend it, you could literally set the desired temp and forget about it. My first attempt was a Pork Shoulder. The wife said it was the best pork she has ever had. My brother-in-law, who I consider a master cook, rated it as excellent. I did have a very rocky start. The night after we put the REC TEC together, my dog ate the electrical harness. Although I was able to patch it, I called the support staff at Rec Tec and the immediately sent replacement harnesses at no cost. Thanks Guys!
Posted by Kent Spruill on 16th Jan 2017
As a new owner with 4 cooks on my 680, I must say that this is an outstanding product. Well built and very easy to use! Customer service is second to none!
Posted by Wayne E on 11th Jan 2017
By far the best grill I've ever owned. So much so I've bought two RT680's and a mini
Posted by Casey B. on 9th Jan 2017
Got mine just after Christmas, 2016. Bacon for first seasoning cook, then some ribs. Both were great. I smoked a brisket overnight this past Saturday/Sunday....unattended...while I slept!! No mopping, no spritzing, no wrapping. Very moist. I will use my smoke tube next time, as I like a little more aggressive smoke on a brisket, but the fact that the normal smoke level is not over the top actually makes it that much more versatile of a unit. I have a Weber Genesis grill and a Vision egg-style smoker, but this will be getting the most attention in the future!
Posted by Ryan P on 9th Jan 2017
This machine is AWESOME! My best friend has been trying ot get me into smoking for a few years and I'm not really much of a cook so was hesitant. I grilled on our gas grill occasionally but was difficult with hot spots, etc. The RecTec RT-680 is unreal - you literally can't screw it up! I've been using it all of the time. In the few weeks I've had it I've done brisket, pork butt, steak, pork chops and even lobster. Fantastic across the board! Highly recommended.
Posted by Unknown on 8th Jan 2017
This is a great grill and smoker. Clean up is easy. The small issue I had was resolved by customer service without any hassle. The ignitor rod was defective and would trip the GFI. I had a replacement in a couple days.
Excellent videos for assembly and troubleshooting. Can't say enough about the great experience. I really enjoy the grill.
Posted by Jim rom Bailey, CO on 8th Jan 2017
I ordered direct from Rec-Tec on November 2nd, 2016. Received the grill on November 9th. The assembly instructions and video were very helpful. Even though it was made in China the grill is of good quality. I have smoked on at least 3 different occasions including Christmas dinner. The grill operated perfectly and held its temperature just as advertised. Two of the cooks were at extremely cold temperatures here in Colorado. I had the opportunity to call Rec-Tec with a question about the temperature probe. The person who answered was very helpful. Rec-Tec keep up the great customer service. It was great to see that you not only care about the quality of your product, but that you also care about your customers. This is my first attempt at smoking and I am looking forward to using the grill for years to come.
Posted by Bernie on 5th Jan 2017
Awesome grill and a great smoker. Love the way it maintains cooking temperature. High quality build and once put together- great grill. CONS- I,myself, have been cooking on charcoal and gas grills for my entire life . I have to learn a new way to cook through RecTec recipes and other recipes to get the quality for which this grill was designed for. So it's not the grill, it does EXACTLY what it is suppose to do- I love it.
Posted by Mike on 4th Jan 2017
Wanted a pellet smoker for a long time ordered my Rec Tec about a month ago LOVE it. After seeing mine and comparing it to the treager at the local store two of my buddies have ordered Rec Tec 680s also.
Posted by marc boswell on 4th Jan 2017
The Rec Tec fully lives up to the hype...it is as advertised. It exceeds my highest expectation. I have been grilling and smoking enthusiastically for almost 5 decades and the Rec Tec is simply the very best grill I have ever used. It produces truly great meals with surprisingly little effort.
Posted by Keith on 4th Jan 2017
My neighbor has a wood pellet grill which prompted me to look at switching from a gas grill. Performed my investigation and settle on the Rec Tec. Could not be happier with my decision. Delivered quicker than I expected, easy to install and get up and running. I have done steaks, Roast, Ribs, vegetables and Brisket already. The grill maintains it's temperature and the smoke flavor is incredible. I have had to exercise patience in the grilling cycle as compared to using a gas grill. Let me be clear, the decision to go with Rec Tec was the best choice I could have made. Don't skimp, you want the searing racks, cooking mats and shelf. When I first started the Rec Tec my neighbor was with me and told me the temperature would never reach 400. I fired up the Rec Tec and it went to 500 degrees and my neighbor was shocked. Stated his grill would never reach and maintain temperature. He cooks on a Traeger. He marveled on the hooper size, the nice bull horns and the internal light just to name a few. I am learning how to smoke meat. I reviewed the various video's on the website which have been most helpful. Overall best purchase I could have made. I am totally satisfied!!
Posted by Tony C. Henderson, NV on 3rd Jan 2017
I never regretted that I bought this grill. The customer service is five star, the product is awesome, easy to assemble. My grill came in three days before Christmas and my family enjoyed our first smoked (20 lb) turkey and prime rib. They both came out perfect, very tasty and juicy. Thank you REC TEC
Posted by John Marcum on 3rd Jan 2017
Have always had gas grills and electric smoker. This thing does it all. We just built a new house and got the Rec Tec along with a gas grill. We have been in the house 4 months and use the Rec Tec at least twice a week, and the gas grill is still brand new. Wish I had gotten two Rec Tec's instead of the gas. We also purchased another Rec Tec as a present for our builder. he loves it.
Posted by Roy on 3rd Jan 2017
My wife must love me because she bought me the RT-680 for Christmas...either that or she wants me to grill more. Either way I've used it a few times and have already fell in love with it. The prime rib roast for Christmas day was unbelievably tasty, I'll never order one in a restaurant again, they wouldn't stand a chance to measure up.
Posted by Willie on 30th Dec 2016
Was leaning heavily towards the Traeger but luckily I came across the RecTec YouTube video. Like everyone else I started comparing and reading reviews and decided on the RecTec for its looks and price. Every since I purchased my RecRec I have grilled everything I have purchased from the store. My only problem when I start the grill for grilling it trips my GFI in the garage after resetting grill stays on.
Posted by William Schneider on 30th Dec 2016
By far the most versatile grill a person can own. I have smoked the pork to perfection, Eighteen hours of non-stop perfection at it's best. Steamed a bushel of oysters for fends and as I am w righting this reveiw, two ten pound Boston buts are gEttinger very happy.
Posted by Tom Kunz on 30th Dec 2016
I have had a Rec-Tec for over 3 years and have been extremely pleased with it. The temperature control is amazing and the simplicity of the setup and use makes this a pellet grill of choice.
For Christmas this year I bought 4 more of these for my married children. They were ecstatic! More importantly I don't always have to be the one to smoke meats for everyone else. I love my Rec-Tec!
Posted by Unknown on 30th Dec 2016
Bought the grill Dec 15th. It's the 30th. No sign of the grill. I would have just went and locally bought a trager if I would have known it would be weeks after Christmas before this christmas present would be here. Very disappointed. To be fair, it's the shipping company that's taking so long... so I can't review the grill itself. Looks good, I just hope it doesn't disappoint. I bought an item on amazon that weighed about the same on Christmas eve and it's already here with freight shipping. When I eventually receive the grill I will update my review.
Posted by Hermes Hernandez on 30th Dec 2016
After doing all my research, I finally decided on Rec Tec. I did not regret my decision. After placing my order, Rec Tec called me to confirm the order and verify the shipping. I requested a latter shipping date and they kindly accommodated my request. Before this purchase, I always had to personally handle all smoker duties. This grill is so simple to use, my wife just finished our "first" cook while I was at work. Great Smoker, Great Service. Thank you Rec Tec. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
Posted by Tony L. on 29th Dec 2016
Very well built ! Have only used it six times. Every thing I've cooked has been amazing.
Posted by Del Fleener on 29th Dec 2016
great smoker/grill only had it for 2-3 weeks. did three cooks burgers, porkk ribs & prime rib. all cooks were very good. every thing with your co. is top rate. as well the grill. i would recommend the rec-tec to any one.thanks for a great product.
Posted by Jim K on 29th Dec 2016
Forgive me for being long winded. Assembly is a respectable project. There are some nuts and bolts that require using a special or shortened screwdriver, and it's not always obvious from the instructions whether the nut or the bolt goes on the outside (I presume that the nut goes on the outside, even when it's hard to access, as in under the control table). The project also requires a large area (like a one car garage) and good lighting. Finally, it's almost impossible without some help in lifting at some stages. So, plan on some work putting it together.
Moving it is no joke. It rolls really well on flat ground, but if you have to traverse grass, gravel or steps - you'll need help. This baby is made out of steel, not plastic. I'm sure that it's structurally sound. Think "freight train," not "Ikea cabinet."
Functionally, this baby just works. Temperature control is really awesome. Set it and forget it. My own oven thermometer confirms its accuracy. In addition, the heating is very even across the grill because of good air flow. The burner cover and the drip pan create a kind of baffle system that moves hot air and smoke around, creating a very even heating process. This really comes in handy on a day when clouds move in, breezes blow through and it sprinkles. The REC TEC keeps the temperature constant, even in changing conditions.
What's more, the smoke is "clean." What I mean is that it burns pellets hot, and it makes "blue smoke," so you don't see lots of dark, sooty smoke coming out of the smokestack, which happens when you're burning chunks of wood.
Posted by Del on 28th Dec 2016
thanks to the crew at rec tec. the packaging was great( no damage to any parts) and assy instructions were spot on.after burn in i did burgers to try it out.they were great.so far I have smoked pork ribs & a16 lb prime rib roast.All 3 cooks have turned out great.Hats off to all of you at rec tec A GREAT product, heavy construction and well planed design.
Posted by T Mike on 28th Dec 2016
Opened the shipping box, assembled in one hour. The makers of the Rec Tec pellet grill have hit a home run. Quality workmanship. Not only is this the best pellet grill on the market, the videos on you tube are just another reason to be a part of the RecTec family. I recommend purchasing the searing grates, you have so many option with them, also the front shelf is a must. I reviewed and researched a lot of grills on the internet, after stopping by the Rec Tec facility it was a fore gone conclusion they had the best product. I am a Corporate Pilot and very particular about how things work and if they even work. Rec Tec surpasses all expectations. The results are fantastic.
Posted by Bill Hunter on 27th Dec 2016
I smoked a 23lbs turkey at 250 deg. F. for 5 1/2 hours. Pulled turkey off and placed foil over it. I cut the turkey up 45 minutes later and that is the the best turkey I have ever eaten. It was absolutely amazing.
Posted by BOYDDOG on 27th Dec 2016
We have only had our RecTec less than a month and we've cooked some the best meats ever. Cooked a big pork butt 13 hours recently and only opened the lid once just to peek. If I can get that kind of results--anyone can. Our neighbors can't wait for the next cook--it's that good! Buy one and don't look back--you won't regret it!
Posted by Anthony on 27th Dec 2016
I'm new to smoker type grills and I love this one so far.
Easy to use...get an external thermometer and doesn't get any easier.
Posted by Big Daddy Trucker on 27th Dec 2016
Unmatched customer service, excellent heavy duty material, well thought out design, industry leading warranty, excellent price/value, quality workmanship. Very simple to use, looks great, ships fast, easy to put together. Quit comparing and shopping around this is the grill/smoker to get!
Posted by Unknown on 25th Dec 2016
This is a very sturdy grill. We have used it multiple times already and love it.
Posted by Dave Moore on 24th Dec 2016
Much heavier than my Traeger and holds its temperature steady where it's supposed too! Easier to cook with when the temperature doesn't fluctuate!
Posted by Anthony C. on 24th Dec 2016
I use multiple grill/smokes for various reasons and tasks. This has to be the best all around grill/smoker I have used. Very impressed.
Posted by Meador on 23rd Dec 2016
I have have been a UDS equipped with BBQ Guru user for years and have won many Competitions with the set up. What I really didn't like was the prep time of the smoker and limited temperature ranges I could achieve and still produce good food. The Rec Tec has changed my ideas of easy and versatility. I have used it a dozen times now trying all of my classics. I decided to try my hand at Beef snack sticks at 180 degrees and then kicked it up to 350 for some chicken when I was done and then back down to 180 for my next batch of sticks. Flawless! The extra smoke button is the key!
Posted by Don on 22nd Dec 2016
When I first got the grill I was looking for recipes and that didn't last long. I just started cooking things like pork tenderloin, beer can chicken, burgers and you name it, smoke stuff for a couple hours and then crank the heat to 325 to 350 for another 2 hours or so and bingo some of the best food we've ever had. Smoked 3 5lb Boston butts for 11 hours and man were they good. If you tell people you have a Rec Tec your gonna be busy. Hope you've had as much fun as I've had in the past couple months. HAPPY SMOKING
Posted by Bill F on 22nd Dec 2016
Very well built and great to cook on. Everything about this grill exceeded my expectations. Had another very popular brand for many years but this surpasses it.
Good job Rec Tec.
Posted by Dennis Belken on 21st Dec 2016
I've owned the RT680 for about 2 weeks but I am impressed with the quality. Easily assembled, turned it on and watched the smoke start. Held the temperature setting and operated flawlessly. I have smoked ham steaks and chicken breasts on it so far and 12-22-2016 I will be doing my Jimmy Deans sausage rolls.
Posted by Todd - From Sacramento, CA on 21st Dec 2016
I had been doing research on different types and brand names of smokers for the past two years. I bought a cheap $350.00 smoker from Home Depot, used it once and returned it the next day!! It wasn't until this past summer when I went back to my home state of Wisconsin for a family visit and had the chance to use a Rec Tec my brother's friend had. Oh my!! This smoker was absolutely awesome! I told my wife, don't get me anything for my birthday, our anniversary and then combine all that money together for my Christmas present! All I wanted was this smoker!! I've had the Rec Tec now for two weeks now. The first weekend I smoked 3 racks of ribs! Wow! Amazing!! The second week I smoked my very first beef brisket and it just melted in your mouth! The smoke ring was awesome, the taste was amazing! I plan to smoke a spiral ham and a prime rib for Christmas on it. Can't wait!
The Rec Tec is so easy to use and does all the work for you, just monitor the time for what you are cooking and the Rec Tec does the rest!
In closing, I do want to give a shout out to the customer service of this company. I was missing the searing kit in my original order and called the day I received the grill and they apologized and said they would ship it out the next day. I received it overnight!
Posted by Dick HHn on 21st Dec 2016
I started with Traeger when it was made in America. When they changed to China, their products went way down. I have a Green Mountain at my other place. It's decent and has one feature I wish I had on the Rec Tec. However, with that exception (a built in meat thermometer with probe) this is the best of the bunch. The thickness of various parts holds the temperature in continually. The "extreme smoke" feature works very well and does give a more authentic smoke flavor. The large hoppers mean brisket without getting up during the night to refill. This is a great grill and a Maverick remote thermometer with dual probes solved my only nit pick.
Posted by Roy Murata on 21st Dec 2016
My office colleague recommended RecTec and I tasted the result of his smoked meat. I was definitely convinced of the result and decided to buy one for myself. My new RecTec was shipped in a crate and professionally packaged together with accessories and 5 bags of pellets ( 500 lbs weight!). The quality of the material used and the design is really heavy duty and robust with solid core stainless grills. I really like the solid stainless horn handle bar. It uses mostly large stainless bolts and nuts ( 3/8 or 5/16 dia) unlike the other flimsy brands which uses 1/4 diameter or less. The major components are preinstalled with only minor items such the legs and electronic box remains to be installed and is easy. Their service is outstanding helping me all the way from ordering to shipping and I’m looking forward to their 6 years warranty and continuing support. I already used it once since I bought it last week and the result is fantastic rib. The dozens Youtube support is another icing on the cake.
Posted by Jerry Z on 21st Dec 2016
Just got the Rec-Tec 600, and am thoroughly pleased with it. have used it to smoke sausage, sirloin, and filet mignon. Even with a cold wind, it does a great job of keeping temperature where I set it. I'm looking forward to smoking a pork butt for New Years Eve and doing the jalapeno slaw from the Rec Tec video library..
Posted by Steve Siracusa on 20th Dec 2016
It's not often where a product meets expectations, it's even more rare when it exceeds expectation. Well that's exactly what it does and the customer service is even better. The unit is the real deal and so is the staff that supports it. So if your on the fence or in the market pull the trigger you won't regret it!
Posted by Steve Siracusa on 20th Dec 2016
It's not often where a product meets expectations, it's even more rare when it exceeds expectation. Well that's exactly what it does and the customer service is even better. The unit is the real deal and so is the staff that supports it. So if your on the fence or in the market pull the trigger you won't regret it!
Posted by Jen on 20th Dec 2016
I've had this grill for about a year. It's been fantastic. I had a small problem with the grill plates not fitting exactly right. They were a little high not flat on serface the day I assembled it. It was a Sunday and thought "bummer I'll have to leave a message and then call back again on Monday" However I was extremely surprised when about 15minutes later someone calls me back! We were able to fix the problem over the phone and emailed pictures and I was up and running in 30 minutes! Wow! I've never experienced anything like that kind of commitment. It turns out it was just a shift in stuff during shipment. The grill has never failed me ever! I did a great smoked turkey on it for thanksgiving and I plan to do another one for Christmas! If you are on the fence... get off and buy this one!
Posted by Unknown on 20th Dec 2016
Awesome Customer Service before and after the purchase. I can't remember the last time a company has called to thank me for my business. Rec Tec did - within an hour of my purchase the day after Thanksgiving!
I have used it twice when temperatures were in the single digits with no issues. Temperature reached where I wanted, and never fluctuated during the entire cooking process. So far I have smoked two briskets, a pork butt, steaks, three racks of ribs, and some mac n' cheese. Took some of the food to my office, and people were asking if I would cater their next party...
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