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REC TEC Wood Pellet Grill (RT-680)

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Product Description

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.


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Available Accessory Bundles  


   • Pellet Bundle -Add $59.95- Includes 80 lbs. Assorted Pellets + T-Shirt 


   • Backyard Bundle -Add $199.95- Includes 200 lbs. Assorted Pellets + Custom Fit Grill Cover + T-Shirt = You save $35.00!


   • Competition Bundle -Add $399.95- Includes 200 lbs. Assorted Pellets + Custom Fit Grill Cover + T-Shirt + Front Folding Shelf + Searing Kit + (2) Cooking Mats = You save $54.00!


   • Pitmaster Bundle -Add $599.95- Includes 200 lbs. Assorted Pellets + Custom Fit Grill Cover + T-Shirt + Front Folding Shelf + Searing Kit + (2) Cooking Mats + Large 2nd Interior Shelf + Small 2nd Interior Shelf + Bullpen Instant Read Thermometer + Rub Bundle =  You save $84.00!


   • Grand Champion Bundle -Add $899.95- Includes 200 lbs. Assorted Pellets + T-Shirt + Smoke Box Grill Cover + Front Folding Shelf + Searing Kit + (2) Cooking Mats + Large 2nd Interior Shelf + Small 2nd Interior Shelf + Bullpen Instant Read Thermometer + Rub Bundle + Large Rubber Pad + Smoke Box +  (2) Premium Koozies + Grill Towel = You save $124.00!


*Accessories can not be substituted in bundles



Temperature Controls

      • Smart Grill Technology™ Controller
      • Automatic lighting feature
      • 180ºF to 500ºF in 5º increments
      • Xtreme Smoke feature is available from 180ºF to 250ºF to increase smoke flavor
      • Full mode allows your grill to heat more quickly and reach temperatures above 500ºF*
      • Proprietary PID algorithm maintains temperature precisely
      • Long lasting RTD monitors grill temperature
      • Auger fed fire pot with heat deflector and blower fan prevents "hot spots"
      • Drip pan catches food drippings and protects against "flare ups"


      • 10 gauge baked-on porcelain enamel lid
      • High temperature durable textured powder coat finish
      • Micro polished stainless steel bull horn handles
      • Stainless steel towel ring
      • 4 tool hooks
      • Large side and bottom shelves
      • 40 pound hopper capacity
      • Hopper lid doubles as a warming surface
      • Hopper lid has handles for easy gripping
      • Hopper lid, smoke stack cap, and side shelf are 304 stainless steel
      • Fail proof lid stoppers
      • Fail proof drip bucket clip
      • Rollerblade style wheels and locking casters
      • Stainless steel logo that won’t fade or crack
      • Probe wire access port


      • 702 sq/in (36" x 19.5") cooking area that is tall enough for turkeys and beer can chickens
      • High quality ceramic ignition system
      • Interior light with easily removed dishwasher safe glass lens
      • Grill grates made from ¼ inch stainless steel rod
      • 10 gauge stainless steel fire pot
      • 12 gauge stainless steel heat deflector
      • 12 gauge stainless steel drip pan

Construction Features

      • Seams are welded, powder coated, and caulked for triple redundant weather protection
      • Stainless steel hardware
      • Heat vents to protect electronics
      • Plug & play construction allows for individual component replacement
      • Component access panels for easy repairs

Customer Care

    • Six year warranty
    • Top notch customer service
    • If you are not fully satisfied with your REC TEC, just return the grill within 30 days and we will refund your purchase price.  We are that sure you will love your new REC TEC Grill.

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* Achieving minimum and maximum temperatures can be limited by pellet selection and weather conditions.


Product Videos

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Cooking Area:
702 sq/in
Pellet Capacity:
40 lbs
Temperature Range:
Interior Light:
Folding Legs:
Temperature Control:
Proprietary PID Algorithm
Fire Pot:
10 Gauge Stainless Steel
Limited Warranty:
6 Years
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  1. From Better to Best

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2018

    My previous pellet grill was a Traeger. It was an OK grill till I read about the Rectec 680. I had to have one. After using the Rectec 680 I now know why so many people rate it so High. This is hands down I believe the BEST pellet grill out there in my opinion. I think the construction is High End, and great at holding the temperature. The meat that comes off of it is competition. I have had baby back ribs, pork shoulder, and brisket, and all have come off 5 star. Computer technology is Wonderful

  2. HOT

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2018

    RT-680A will reach 528 temp on full setting in about 20min great built like a tank!!

  3. Best Pellet Grill on the market hands down!!

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2018

    I have to say there are not many products I own that I would give a 5 star rating these days! I’m a hard sell,but this grill and this company has earned a 5+ rating from me! I happily awaited the arrival of my new RT-680 and upon opening the box the lid was bent although it was very well packed it still got damaged:( Then when I opened the custom fit cover the stitching was separated. Well with most other companies I would have been screwed and stuck with a defective product!
    Well Rec Tec is not your average company! I spoke with a very friendly guy on the phone and before the conversation was over, I had received an email about my new Lid and cover completely free!! By today’s standards this is unheard of!!
    My grill is now dialed in and absolutely perfect!! If your on the fence don’t be! Take the Rec-Tec plunge and don’t look back! You’ll never own another knock off brand again! I promise and by the way your food will never taste bad again!
    The neighborhood smoke

  4. awesome smoker

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2018

    I have been smoking old school with homemade smoker and wood for 10 years. Been in many cook offs and won. This smoker is simply amazing. I can set and forget it. I'd recommend it from beginners to vets best smoker out there.

  5. So easy.....even a caveman can do it!!

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2018

    Aside from the clichéd title, my transition from a komodo, charcoal fueled smoker to a pellet smoker/grill has been a smooth transition. The Rec-Tec is more of a cooking machine/appliance in that it is automated and easy to use versus the other style of smokers I have lived with. Prior to purchasing the Rec-Tec I considered every brand out there from the less costly to the much more costly pellet smokers. I am incredibly impressed with the build quality, ease of assembly and ease of use. I assembled the grill by myself with no issues......yes its heavy to handle, but not impossible. So far I have done a 12 hour pulled pork, both white and dark meat chicken varieties, and a beef brisket in just under two weeks. The taste has been spot on, and combined with a wifi enabled two zone thermometer and the ability of the Rec-Tec to maintain exact temperature, my involvement post starting the grill and placing the meat was pleasantly limited. The temperature was consistently within a 5 degree varience throughout the cook. Smoke rings have been very deep into the meat and the meats have come out succulently juicy. I can not imagine a greater value for a pellet smoker anywhere near the price I paid. Thank you Rec-Tec for engineering a great product, built with high quality components and figuring out a way to price it very fairly. BRAVO!!!

  6. Do it once and do it right, get a Rec Tec.

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2018

    i wanted to wait sometime before i did this review. Its under 30 degrees here and food came out great after a 4 hour smoke. Got it in September of last year. used it about 2 dozen times so far. it leaves the perfect amount of smoke in your food IMO, i also i have a pellet tube for certain cooks for extra smoke, a great addition to this grill. Build quality is impressive. Thick still. Im up in NY cold is brutal but still cooks great. Im considering the winter jacket they sell and recommend it if you live in a "Noreaster" prone area. It should help keep temp stable with less wood consumption. This bad boy can hold 40 lbs of pellets! it will come in handy. Assembling it was a breeze, assuming you have changed a few light bulbs or hammered in a few nails. I set it up on my own, it is heavy!! but manageable I was able to bring it up a few steps. SET AND FORGET, is worth every $. I go out and check on temps every now and then, its always in the range it needs to be in.

    The only complaint, wish it had a way to get some flame to flame kiss burgers or steaks, i use a that a small mini grill for that not that big of a deal but think it should be considered by them.

    I got the premium grill cover as a gift, its durable and waterproof, held up fine in this crazy weather, get one!

    Pellet grills are an investment, with that said DO IT RIGHT AND BUY ONCE! besides the warranty they give alone should be peace of mind. This warranty is longer than any grill I've ever owned. cant go wrong IMO

    Couple things i recommend and will be getting, the outer shelf! the jacket for cold weather, the second cooking/warming rack and the smoker tube that i mentioned above.

  7. Great grill easy to start and holds the temp you set it at.

    Posted by on 14th Mar 2018

    It took me a while to decide to purchase this grill. I watched Ray and Ron’s videos several times I wanted a grill that would last a long time and I could just put my food on and not worry about it burning up. Well so far the rec Tec 680 has done the job I have only had the grill less than a month and I am pleased with its performance. I have done a spoon roast,pizza,brats,chicken and bacon. Even seasoned a new skillet on it. I still have to purchase the searing grates so we can start grilling our ribeye steaks witch is our favorite so I will be looking forward to that. I believe we will also get the optional front shelf. Thank you Rec tec for the awesome grilling experience.

  8. Hands Down the Best Pellet Grill

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2018

    After trying another $800 pellet grill for 8 months its performance was substandard so I returned it to Costco (thankful they have a great return policy). The first few months was ok, then it wouldn't heat above 400 degrees which made it undesirable for steaks/burger, got 380s at best. I've had my Rec Tec about a month, ribs, beer can chicken, steaks, pork belly all turned out very good. My neighbor asked did I give lesson. Heat quickly and maintain the heat great and cooks evenly. I've had it above 500 degrees which make the best steaks. Spend the money, why not it has a 6 year warranty, hassle free cooking ain't bad either and no mess.

  9. Best Purchase in recent memory!

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2018

    Struggled with a charcoal/wood side smoker for 6 years. Even though it was a heavy duty unit, temperature control and the need for constant "baby sitting" took all the fun out of smoking. I did have some good results, but the effort and unpredictabileness made each smoke a crapshoot. I recently got my 680 and a try-tip and a pork loin roast both turned out perfect, Temp, despite heavy wind, stayed within 2 degrees. Grill assembly pretty easy, but it does help to have help since it is heavy. Lid didn't fit well, but RT sent a replacement immediately and it fits perfectly. Very please with the 680 and looking forward to many future successes.

  10. exceeded my expectations!

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2018

    About a month ago I bought my Rec Tec 680. In that time I have smoked 2 chickens, 2 Boston butts, 6 racks of ribs, 6 corned beef briskets, a tri-tip roast and a piece of fish! At one point I had four kinds of meat in it at the same time! The results have left me craving more. The 3-2-1 ribs might just have ruined eating restaurant ribs forever.

    This smoker grill is so simple to use and maintains temperature so accurately that I feel like a master already. I am no longer hesitant to grill a whole brisket or ribeye roast, no fear of messing it up on the Rec Tec! Thanks Guys!

  11. Best Grill Ever

    Posted by on 12th Mar 2018

    I have tried and owned several grills, none come close to this one. My last grill was a Kamado Joe but if there was no wind or breeze I was out of luck. I smoked a 17lb brisket two weeks ago, and cooked fajitas, both were great!! This past Friday I made burgers in it and was a breeze. This coming Saturday I am smoking 3 15-18 lb briskets for my daughters bday, should b able to fit them at an angle. I like that I don’t have to worry about the temperature changing and the Rectec pellets give any food great flavor. I highly recommend this grill to friends. And I did compare it to the traeger and believe rectec is a better buy and better quality.

  12. VERY Pleased!

    Posted by on 12th Mar 2018

    I am very pleased with my purchase!
    Im about to start my 3rd cook. Ive cooked every weekend sence i got my RT! 2 Spatchcock chickens tonight. Last weekend baby back ribs. Outside temp was 34 deg. And wind blowing 25 mph all day! My REC TEC had no problem maintaining 235 thru the entire 7 hour cook!
    Thanx Rec Tec

  13. Smoking Saturday!

    Posted by on 12th Mar 2018

    Smoking Saturdays!! That’s what my children refer to Saturday’s now that we have a Rec-Tec 680. We have fired up the 680 every Saturday since our pellet smoker has been delivered. It has become a family event and it has been so much fun trying new recipes, rubs and sauces. Thank You Rec-Tec!!

  14. Looks great, sounds great and works great!

    Posted by on 10th Mar 2018

    This is my third pellet grill , the RT-680. The other two were Traegers. The Rec Tec is far superior in quality and it holds the temp. within two degrees, which results in better cooked food. Love it!

  15. instant upgrade

    Posted by on 10th Mar 2018

    I have been wanting a new frill for a long time in fact i wanted a Big Green Egg. And finally got the ok to get a new one from the wife. So i started to do my homework. I was heading towards a pellet grill and away from the charcoal most likely a green mountain or a trager. But the size and attachments were not there. But then i stumbled upon rec tec. Started to dig in. I was hooked. It was a great size and the attachments was up my alley. My family loves cold smoked salmon, and with the rec tec i had the capability to get that. So i made my order. About two days before my order arrived someone at work said he had one before his daughter borrowed it and never returned it and loved it. And he knew i loved to cook and said you are going to love it. I did and will keep enjoying it years to come. The smoke.box is a must have. Had a big party and it doubled as a warming box. Just what i was looking for. I was worried about the price but worth every penny. I highly recommend this grill cheers and happy cooking. The kicks.my outdoor cooking up way past the ne,t level. I cant wait for the weekends to see what i will come.up with next.

  16. Best for your money

    Posted by on 9th Mar 2018

    All the stainless in this grill is why I bought it. It’s bad to the bone.

  17. Cooks great

    Posted by on 9th Mar 2018

    I purchased the RT-680 about 6 weeks ago, the assembly was easy no issues at all. It fired right up for the burn in. The next morning I started a 9 pound pork shoulder and it went great. I prefer more smoke so I put a tray with pellets in it for about 3 hrs and that really helped . I have done some steaks on it with the searing plates, awesome. The only draw back was that a week after I got it they started selling the new line of smokers. I would have preferred the smaller one. Overall this have been a great smoker and grill. My family has a few treagers and this is really an upgrade to those models.

  18. RT680

    Posted by on 9th Mar 2018

    The best grill ever!

  19. Best damn investment i've made

    Posted by on 9th Mar 2018

    Stop looking around at others. You can't beet these guys! Their warranty says it all, 6 years and 30 day money back. Don't worry about the latter because you ain't sending it back! I started by comparing the top 6 pellet grills and finally wound up with the Rectec, primarily due to the 30 day cash back policy. This thing does it all as advertised. Smokes, Grills, Bakes, makes jerky, I mean everything. If you want a nice steak make sure to get the sear plates. They will only work though if you jack the temp up to 500.
    I'll never look back now and am glad I chose Rectec.

  20. LOVE IT!

    Posted by on 8th Mar 2018

    Recently purchased the 680. Very easy to put together. Love the extreme smoke setting. Ive done two 4 to 5 hour cooks and have only used maybe 10 pounds of pellets. Highly recommend to anyone interested on a pellet grill!!

  21. Excellent product

    Posted by on 8th Mar 2018

    This grill is great. We have only had this grill about a couple of weeks so are still learning how to smoke on it . So far ribs, pork roast, chicken wings have all turned out great, going to do a brisket next.

  22. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by on 6th Mar 2018

    Living in Northern Colorado, a trip to Georgia wasn't in my future to observe these grills. I physically looked at other pellet grills in this price range and decided on RECTEC based on their website presentation, as well as available videos for this product. I pulled the trigger on the RT-680 Grand Champion Bundle and am very pleased. Overall weight and gauge of the unit were important as I feel the 'heat sink' effect from this helps the PID controller maintain its tight tolerances.
    My initial burn in was on a day that did not get above 30 degrees. It took about 25 minutes to get to 400 degrees and then held that temperature + - 1 degree for the next hour. I then did the 'bacon cook' and during this time I played with temperature recovery. After raising the lid on two separate occasions, the temps dropped to about 360 degrees but within 7 minutes each time they recovered back to the 400 set point.
    I am very pleased with the uniform cook across the cooking surface. We have since had several cooks of either beef, pork, poultry or fish and each one presents excellent results.
    And BTW, I'm now thinking I should have gotten the 4XL shirt. You know, more 'cooks' require more adult beverages and more food consumption. You get the picture.

  23. Outstanding Grill

    Posted by on 6th Mar 2018

    I have never owned a smoker before so I am pretty much a rookie at this. I received my RecTec and immediately tried it out. So far I have cooked ribs and shredded pork. Both turned out exactly as I expected. Even as a rookie I was able to get professional results. I loved the ease of the grill and knowing that the temperature held true even in winter conditions. Very impressed with this grill and I can't wait to try new things on it.

  24. best and most Efficient grill I have owned

    Posted by on 5th Mar 2018

    I have had treager grills and Louisiana and this grill cooks more efficient and way better built then them all bar none.
    The hopper size is perfect for slow cooking big events and the extreme smoke setting is better then the treagers. If I had to buy one again Rectec all the way. Thanks for such a well engineered product.

  25. not my first pellet grill... but will be my last! must read!!!!

    Posted by on 3rd Mar 2018

    I hope this review will help you if your trying to decide to buy! I have owned several different brands of pellet smokers including the famous Treager. They all function basically the same and work just fine, so i am not bashing other brands. With that said, the positives I like about Rec Tec is 1st is the six year warranty! 2nd is the quality of the material used, 3rd is the P.I.D computer they use. This thing hold temp like no other and does not fluctuate more then a couple degrees. The other's I have owned fluctuated up to 25-30 degrees in either direction. The 40lb hopper is a plus for me because I like to do big cooks over night and now I have the confidence to not worry about running out of pellets or having to get up several times a night to check and top off. The Extreme smoke works awesome! Other's use a P setting that never seemed to work very well. The first time I cook chicken breast for the wife and used the Extreme smoke function she noticed right away, stating this smoker has better smoke flavor!. And yes I used the same brand of pellets as the old smoker. I highly recommend purchasing a Rec Te!c and if I could iwould become a rep to sell this product. But they are smart and sell direct to keep cost down

  26. 680

    Posted by on 3rd Mar 2018

    Do you consider yourself a man? Because if so you need a Rec Tec 680. You need this grill. It will instantly turn you into man. No more looking like a pre-pubescent teenager. It is the best grill you can own.

  27. Freaking Excellent

    Posted by on 2nd Mar 2018

    I put this unit together, did the season and tested this cooker to the extreme. Right away on a blind cook I put in a13 lb butcher trimmed brisket. this sucker was gonna pass or fail on the first run. r
    Ran it at 225 for 5.5 hrs and wrapped. 9 hrs later I took it out and rested. The results were better than expected, the brisket turned out great. The cooker can live out its days at my house. Selling all my other wood fired cookers

  28. Always in beast mode!

    Posted by on 28th Feb 2018

    Imagine, if you will... You are told you can buy a grill. But, this is the only grill you can buy for the next 10 years. Would you buy one with MAYBE a year warranty? Or one made of thin metal? One that was thrown together to be put on the market real fast? Or how about one with customer service reps that will be rude with you for bothering them when you get a problem? I wouldn't. I work too hard for my money. I will only buy RECTEC Grills for my family from now on. I don't know another company with the Dave quality of customer service. The RECTEC products are are on point!! And I love how good the food tastes. Not only is is a beast, it's also great conversation piece.

  29. Best Grill Ever

    Posted by on 28th Feb 2018

    I have used this smoker now a few times and the food is amazing. Seriously people this grill is the real deal. It weighs a ton. Very high quality. The smoke ring on my brisket was amazing. I'm very happy so far.

  30. great grill at good price.

    Posted by on 27th Feb 2018

    Works great. Definitely need sear station. Going to order that soon. Really love this grill.

  31. RecTec Smokes the Competition

    Posted by on 27th Feb 2018

    RecTec does everything that the other reviews reflect. Easy to operate and very accurate temperature control - always within a couple of degrees of where you set it. Not only does it bring out the flavor of what you smoke, it keeps it juicy as well. Plus, it looks awesome with the bull-horn handles. This smoker means business. Very happy with this purchase!!!

  32. after a lot of research.

    Posted by on 26th Feb 2018

    I looked at everything in the 680 price range. I won't list all the reasons I picked rec tec because you should do your own research. There are some good and even great grills in the market. But my opinion... hands down rec tec takes this one home. Happy grilling.

  33. wow what a great product

    Posted by on 26th Feb 2018

    we recived our rec tec 680 on thursday. friday night we started a 20lb brisket at 9pm by noon on saturday it was amazing then started 4 racks of ribs at noon and by 630 we were in heven. we are more than pleased with the rt-680 and the customer service is amazing!!

  34. best grill ever

    Posted by on 24th Feb 2018

    Arrived via freight. Bobcat brought it home. With forks of course. Assembled fast and initial burn was quick. Have smoked some difficult cuts; arm, rump and Chuck. They have been some of the best I have attempted. Cannot wait for the elk loins and venison. This is the gnats ass!


    Posted by on 23rd Feb 2018

    This grill is the best grill that I have ever cooked on. And the taste of the food is by far better than anything that I have ate off of a grill. Customer service is by far better than any that I have ever dealt with. It is an expensive purchase but definitely worth every penny. Keep up the outstanding work guys

  36. I think I got my money's worth

    Posted by on 22nd Feb 2018

    This smoker was a replacement of a competitor's smoker which caught on fire and was destroyed. The smoker arrived as scheduled. Upon assembly of the smoker, the thickness of the metal and solid feel was very impressive. My previous smoker felt like the door was going to fall off every time I opened it. The Rec Tec feels as solid as a safe when the door is opened. Assembly took about an hour and a half and was very easy. So far I smoked a 16 pound brisket which was one of the best I ever had. The 16 hour smoke at 225 degrees was maintained at the same temperature precisely during the entire period. The controls are simple to use and easy to understand.

  37. Texas smoker

    Posted by on 22nd Feb 2018

    So far so good! The RT 680 produces excellent results. Only had it a little over a month, but am very satisfied!

  38. fantastic customer service

    Posted by on 22nd Feb 2018

    I have not been able to use my new 680 smoker yet due to bad weather where I live. I loved my mini 300 but it had an issue and rec tec gave me me a new one no questions asked. I asked if I could upgrade to the 680 and I was granted my request for an update fee. Great friendly customer service. I could not give a truthful 5 stars because I havnt been able to use the new smoker yet. But it is a BEAST

  39. fantastic customer service

    Posted by on 22nd Feb 2018

    I have not been able to use my new 680 smoker yet due to bad weather where I live. I loved my mini 300 but it had an issue and rec tec gave me me a new one no questions asked. I asked if I could upgrade to the 680 and I was granted my request for an update fee. Great friendly customer service. I could not give a truthful 5 stars because I havnt been able to use the new smoker yet. But it is a BEAST

  40. Awesome grill!!!

    Posted by on 21st Feb 2018

    This is an awesome grill! I have had it for about 2 weeks now and I can't say one bad thing about it! I have already went through one bag of pellets with it but i have done some long cooks! The shipping was fast! Assembly was a breese! The only thing I will say that was bad timing on my part was I ordered it on a Tuesday. Then the new line of grills came out 2 days later!! Might have bought the bull with the comp cart but might still get the comp cart for mine in the future! Hope they come out with a shelf for the RT-680 with the new display! Still very happy will my grill! If you are looking for a new grill look no further and get a Rec-Tec!!! You guys are awesome and love the videos!

  41. great pellet smoker

    Posted by on 20th Feb 2018

    I was very happy with the way this product was shipped !! the ease of assembly and the way it operates.

  42. fantastic grill

    Posted by on 19th Feb 2018

    A friend of mine purchased one of these grills and he invited me over for steaks one night and I could not believe how effortless and delicious the steaks were . On my way home from his house I purchased my own Rec tech grill and could not believe the favor it delivered to all kinds of meat ! Call back and ordered the smoke box and it proved to be up to the job . The question always asked is would you purchase it again ? Yes and I did you my second home in Texas .

  43. So far so good!

    Posted by on 15th Feb 2018

    Just got the 680 grill, took about an hour and half to assemble (the YouTube instructional video extremely helpful!!). Looking forward to a summer of grilling and fun!!

  44. Best Grill Purchase yet

    Posted by on 15th Feb 2018

    I have had several grills over the years, two years ago I purchased a Traeger grill from Costco. Was not a bad smoker but had issues with it from the beginning. The Rec Tec RT-680 is built much better than my old Traeger and holds temperatures much better than the Traeger ever did, even in 35-degree weather. My pellet consumption seems to be less as well since the Rec Tec is fully sealed. After owning my Rec Tec for almost three weeks now and 100lbs of pellets I am sorry I wasted my time on the Traeger and betting on if it will work or not every time I fired it up. I expect to get many years of service out of my new Rec Tec grill. Thank you Rec Tec for building a solid and quality product.

  45. Lovin' it since 2014 & customer service is unparalleled!

    Posted by on 14th Feb 2018

    I've had my (what's now known as the 680) Rec Tec since 2014 and I still love it. I don't use it all that often but when I do anything that comes out of it is absolutely amazing. I smoked my first turkey in it a couple of years ago for Thanksgiving and people were still talking about it on Independence Day!

    Their customer service is also second-to-none. The few problems I did have they squared away (and have since upgraded) with no hassles. I'd give them 6 stars if I could.

    Worth every penny!

    P.S. - make sure and get a package deal that has pellets. It's absolutely worth the extra $ and will save you money in the long run.

  46. Happy smoker!

    Posted by on 14th Feb 2018

    After months of research on paper the Rec tech grill was the best bang for your buck, so i bought the 680. Couldn't be happier with the results. easy to assemble, easy to run, and consistent results every cook. VERY HAPPY SMOKER!! Thanks rec tech!

  47. There’s only a little difference between Champs and Chumps! Rec Tec is the Champs

    Posted by on 14th Feb 2018

    This is the first pellet grill I have owned. I have only had it for 16 days. I would describe my self as a novice when it comes to BBQ. The 680 makes me feel like a legit pitmaster!!! I've used the RT-680 almost everyday and everything has come out amazing. So good infact I am thinking about opening a mobile BBq business. The build quality is second to none. I just ordered the matador and am excited for it to arrive. Any time I here people talk about grills I strongly recommend the REC TEC RT-680 PELLET. I look foward to giving rec tec all my money because at this point I plan on buying there whole fleet of grills!!!!

  48. Awesome heavy duty grill!

    Posted by on 14th Feb 2018

    This thing is built very well and looks great! Most consistent temps of any pellet grill I've ever used! If it had built in programmable temp probes it would be perfect!! Can't wait to fire it up again.

  49. excellent bbq

    Posted by on 13th Feb 2018

    I really like the 680. It does everything they said it does without a hitch. The grill is well built.

  50. This is a wonderful beast of a grill and smart too.

    Posted by on 13th Feb 2018

    First, I'd like to point out that I have no affiliation with either Traeger or Rec Tec and I'm simply an enthusiastic pellet smoker griller person with a few personal experiences to share.
    If you've been looking for a pellet grill and the Rec Tec 680 is even close to your price range scratch together the extra few bucks and buy it and you will not be sorry you did. I you're thinking about buying from a retail store, skip the taxes and pay the shipping instead. Then the difference isn't much at all.
    If you're going to lay out this kind of ching for a grill you've probably compared features and technical stats of most of the top contenders by now so I'm not going to go into the small details but I will say this pellet grill beats everything near this price in every single way.
    I'll just make a quick comparison to the Traeger Texan, a grill that I owned for over 5 years and ran a literal ton of pellets through it in that time. I live in a cold weather climate and I grill 365 days a year no matter what the weather so I need a tough reliable grill.
    The Rec Tec is almost twice as heavy as the Texan with about the same cooking area. Most of the parts are 304 stainless and beasty thick and heavy.
    Everything on the Rec Tec is just simply better, thicker, stronger and made from better material.
    The controller a lot smarter with 5 degree increments from 180 to 500 and has a super smoke mode that dumps a ton of smoke out if the temp is below 250. I made 3 racks of ribs and the smoke ring was a good 3/4 to an inch thick and went right down to the bone in all but the thickest parts of the rib. Unlike the Traeger the 680 goes quickly to the set temp and holds right there. Not one degree above or one degree below but right on the button. It's amazing. Even when it zero degrees outside it reaches and keeps the set temperature and I mean dead on.
    The Traeger on the other hand increments from 180 to 225 and then skips a bunch and finally ends up at around 450 or so but when it's even a little cold it can't get past about 350. At least mine couldn't, even with a blanket on top.
    The Traeger only has about a 15 -17 lbs. hopper and a very long auger coming all the way from the left side that tends to bind and make all kinds of racket. It puts so much stress on the gear box that it occasionally strips it out (it happened to me 3 times). In contrast the Rec Tec with its 40 lbs. pellet bin, nice short auger, beasty fire pot is smooth and quiet and doesn't even seem to be breaking a sweat.
    I don't know what else to say about this thing other as far as I was able to find (and spent many hours researching this) this is the best pellet grill anywhere near this price point and the warrantee (3 year for the Traeger and 6 years for the Rec Tec) and customer support is incredible. I did have a couple of very small issues with the lid that I wasn't even going to address because they were so minor. The paint on the lid chipped just a little but when I installed one of the horns and the lid didn't fit quite right. I called to see if there was a good way to tweak the fit of the lid and the support tech ended up talked me into getting a new lid. At no cost and shipped for free of course. I'm telling you when you call they answer the phone and do whatever it takes to make sure you're happy.
    So what is better about a Traeger..? I can't think of a single thing.
    I bought my grill through Amazon and added the 4 year square deal extra warrantee for $40 buck so I now have a 10 year warrantee! I have no doubt this thing will still be going strong by 2028 and I'll be going on my 3rd ton of pellets with this grill.
    Now I'm starting to ramble so my last word is 'buy this thing' you be happy you did.

  51. best grill ever

    Posted by on 13th Feb 2018

    Had my grill for 2 weeks now and already went through 80 lbs of pellets. Everything, and i mean EVERYTHING, has turned out amazing. Hands down, the best grill i have ever owned.

  52. No Comparison

    Posted by on 13th Feb 2018

    There is absolutely no comparison to the quality of REC TEC!
    I have owned others and you will know when assembling your REC TEC that it is going to be a great product.

  53. Pellets where have you been all my life?

    Posted by on 12th Feb 2018

    I bought my 680 a couple of weeks ago. I was having a Super Bowl Party and without trying first,I put 6 racks of baby backs on the 680 at 225 and sat back and enjoyed the came. It kept perfect temp the whole 6 hrs. I received rave reviews from all 20 people. Now I have to take some of the credit because I have competed in Rib Cook offs before and finished in the top 5 out of 40 competitors 6 times out of 10 trys (with a Green Egg) . Just saying. But it was great not having to constantly tend the ribs. All I did was spray them down with my special juice combination every 30 minutes and let the 680 do the rest. Throw in the best customer service and you can't go wrong.

  54. what a grill

    Posted by on 11th Feb 2018

    The whole experience was top notch. From fast delivery to great packaging. Great customer service we live in a rural area so Andy called to make sure on the address so their wouldn’t be any relays. The grill speaks for it self heavy duty construction on the whole thing to superior electrics to just working perfectly enough said!

  55. You get what you pay for

    Posted by on 11th Feb 2018

    Done tons of research and everything on paper lead me to the red tec.... if you grill/smoke once a month and aren’t too worried about quality or making your food taste the best it possibly can then sure there are cheaper options out there.but if you smoke/grill a lot and enjoy it and wanna enhance it as much as possible along with something built to last then this is it.... I’ve enjoyed it so far and it’s been super consistent with temp... my opinion is you won’t be sorry if you choose rec tec

  56. the Rec Tec 680 my Experience

    Posted by on 10th Feb 2018

    Looked at several pellet grills before I made the decision to go with the Rec Tec 680.
    I find the 680 to be the overall best for the price and you can't beat the customer service. Called me the next day after I ordered to say thank you and if I ever needed anything to give them a call. I ordered it the Monday before the Superbowl and asked if they could get it to me before so I could use it for the party. It arrived on Wednesday and we had a great party I had it all seasoned and ready to go and we did 3 pork butts and 6 racks of ribs.
    Only cons I found are no way to easily empty hopper.
    The light cover inside cannot be easily removed to clean it.
    And the 680 does not come with the updated WiFi controller.
    Which I got a email about the new grills that were coming out 3 days after I received mine and seen the new WiFi controllers and called they offered to replace my controller for $99.00 When they got some in I am still waiting for that and they did tell me it would be around March before they could send me one. Great customer service and they stand behind their product

  57. Best Customer Service.

    Posted by on 10th Feb 2018

    I have never written a review until now. The customer service is second to none. I had an issue with my REC TEC 680 and it was taken care of immediately. Not only do they have the best customer service, they also sell the best pellet grill you can buy, period.

  58. Couldn't be happier

    Posted by on 10th Feb 2018

    I love the grill. I've been hesitant on pellet grills based on some of the reviews out there but my neighbor bought a RecTec last year and has loved every minute of owning own so I pulled the trigger and bought one for myself. Absolutely love it!

  59. It's a BEAST

    Posted by on 7th Feb 2018

    After a few months of research and reading a ton of reviews I finally pulled the trigger and ordered the RT-680 on Friday. Shipping was extremely fast and 5 days later it was in my driveway. Assembly was easy and the instructions were very clear. It took me about an hour and a half by myself to assemble it but I wish I had a second set of hands because this thing is heavy. Every part on this grill is heavy and very very well made. I do have a scratch on the front of my grill below the right horn that bothers me but I'll address that at a later date. Will do the initial burn this weekend and then it's time to smoke. I will update this review after I cook and call about this scratch that my eyes go to every time I look at this bad ass smoker.

  60. Built To Perform And Last

    Posted by on 7th Feb 2018

    I'm a new owner...only three weeks...but what I've experienced so far completely exceeded my expectations. The brisket and wings that I've cooked were juicy, tender, and filled with flavor. And, I love having a solidly built 200 pound grill that's filled with 304 stainless steel that never rusts or falls apart.

  61. great upgrade from the rec tec mini.

    Posted by on 7th Feb 2018

    Had the mini for 3 years and loved it, but I needed something a little bigger, so I ordered and my RT-680 in the middle of Jan and am very pleased with it, however if I had known the new ones were coming as announced on Feb 1st I would have waited for the new stampede witch is the size I would have preferred. So I am a little disappointed that I wasn't told of the upcoming new grills when I ordered my 680. But I still love my 680.

  62. Best Grill I have ever owned

    Posted by on 6th Feb 2018

    Easy to season and start using. Prepare your food put it on the grill and relax. Clean up is easy and the smart grill controller is great. Looking to buy a smaller one for tailgating this fall.

  63. And There Was Much Rejoicing!

    Posted by on 6th Feb 2018

    I have had a Weber Genesis grill for around 11 years and have loved grilling on it. I even purchased the smoker kit for this grill to try and smoke meats better...it helped, but still not good enough. I have dreamed of cutting into a chunk of meat I have cooked and seeing that gorgeous pink smoke ring, but in the past this has only been a dream.

    About a year and a half ago I got serious about trying to find a good quality cooker that would smoke meats well. I looked at smoker bisquette versions, Kamado style, natural wood style, other wood pellet styles and propane. After long research I decided to purchase a Rec Tec RT-680A.

    I have only had it about a month, but have grilled every weekend. I have cooked ribs, brisket and pork shoulder and all of them came out amazing and all had incredibly awesome smoke rings (first time ever for me-and it was easy). I also grilled some wings this weekend and they were delicious. My next big test is to reverse sear some Texas sized rib eyes. I still have my Weber, but if these steaks turn out the way I think they will, I will be giving the Weber away.

    I am very pleased with the grill. I was nervous spending that much on a grill, but it has been totally worth it. And the simplicity of the purchasing process and outstanding customer service reviews have given me complete peace of mind.

    Thanks for the great product, customer service and thanks for the military discount! It seriously means a lot!

  64. best grill ever

    Posted by on 3rd Feb 2018

    wish it had an meat probe outlet,needs a automic shutdown option when the meat gets done and starts up and down to keep the meat warm. best i have ever used,never use a gas grill again,no flare ups,easy to use.set it and forget it.

  65. REC TEC 680 - AWESOME

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2018

    I did some research, took advice from my son, and bought the 680. It works exactly as advertised. Throw the meat in, set the temp, and let her go. No babysitting. No worrying. The only problem, the meat budget has increased significantly.

  66. Sweet smoker

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2018

    I’ve only used it once so far but it did a great job on what I cooked. It’s cold here in Indiana and it maintained the temperature spot on. For its appearance it’s the best thing on the market. It just looks amazing. Assemble was straight forward and easy to do. It’s heavy which means durable and well built. Go get you a rec tec if you haven’t already. You will love it

  67. Excellent Quality & Customer Support

    Posted by on 31st Jan 2018

    I have only had this for a few weeks and have made about 30 pounds of food on it for various events. The food turned out great and everyone commented on the taste.

  68. Great product

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2018

    I purchased the 680 for my volunteer fire department. Once we assembled it and fired it up we noticed the blower fan wasn’t working and the auger wasn’t turning. The guys at RecTec gave me a new board to replace the one in the grill, but to no avail. When I called them back they asked me to bring it in. I thought they would keep it and replace the auger. Nope, they took the grill off of my truck and gave me a new replacement. The service is outstanding. The only reason it didn’t get a 5 was because of the issue. Would definitely recommend.

  69. The Best on the Market!

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2018

    It lives up to the sales claims. The customer service i outstanding. Great product, great company.

  70. awesome

    Posted by on 29th Jan 2018

    Best grill I have used by far no flare up like my gas grill.

  71. awesome

    Posted by on 29th Jan 2018

    Best grill I have used by far no flare up like my gas grill.

  72. Solid!

    Posted by on 29th Jan 2018

    Easy to build and this grill is a tank! Had a couple of chips on the edge of the lid, called the great customer service and talked to Adam he too care of me and sent over some touch up paint no charge. Every part of this machine is well built. Would highly recommend this to everyone who is looking into getting a pellet grill.

  73. rec technology is hot

    Posted by on 29th Jan 2018

    I was using a masterbuilt 30 in to smoke my meats now I'm please to have purchased my rec tec 680. Temperature is on point. First pellet grill and I'm very happy. Worth the price and the warranty and customer service can't be beat.

  74. Far Superior than another company's

    Posted by on 27th Jan 2018

    I had another model of pellet smoker, rust form day one, broken parts, and the temperature swings made long cooks near impossible. The RecTec looks good - but don't let the looks be the judge by them selves - this thing works with no issues.

  75. Met all my expectations and more!

    Posted by on 26th Jan 2018

    RT680, Wow! Completely blown away by this grill! Easy assembly and once you get to cooking, you don’t want to stop. I’ve had many grills and smoked/ grilled in many different ways in my life, but I can honestly say this is the best I’ve ever used. Plus, Rec Tec customer service is second to none! I am now a life long Rec Tec customer!

  76. The average BBQ'r is no longer average

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2018

    I love the 680, lots of cooking space as well as easy to use.
    I wish it stood about 6 inches taller

  77. Best ever

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2018

    Wanted to wait till I had some time to use this grill. It works GREAT I have cooked everything from hotdogs to low and slow brisket and even made beef jerky in 30 degree weather . Great smoke flavor and kept the temp with no problem . Had another brand (will not kill them) grill not even close to the RecTec

  78. Great quality!

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2018

    Everything about this grill has been a great experience. From making the purchase online to the shipping and ease of set up but the best part has been the food that this smoker produces! If you're considering this grill you can't go wrong in my opinion.

  79. Easy Peasy

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2018

    Received my Rec Tec, assembled it and seasoned it and then turned down the grill to 250 and smoked two pork chops. Since then, I have smoked two chickens, chicken wings, salmon and a bone-in pork shoulder. We have entertained twice and received great praise. This is my third smoker and I have grilled on Weber charcoal and propane grills for over 50 years. The foods we have grilled or smoked on the Rec Tec had the best flavor beating all the other grills or smokers we have owned.

  80. So far so good!

    Posted by on 24th Jan 2018

    Used the grill 1 time so far for ribs. First time ever smoking ribs and came out awesome. Very easy to use. Cant wait for weather to get better and try a brisket.

  81. Very Pleased

    Posted by on 24th Jan 2018

    My REC-TEC 680 is the best grill I have had. It is still new to me, never having a pellet grill before. This grill cooks food so evenly. The weather here is cold in Idaho now but it doesn't effect the REC-TEC. Having fun every week with my 680

  82. husband loved it

    Posted by on 24th Jan 2018

    I bought this as a surprise b day gift for my husband and he loved it!! Everything we have cooked on it so far has been amazing and had so much flavor! Can’t wait to find more recipes we like :)

  83. Great Smoker... Lets Cook Some Meat!

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2018

    Just broke out the grill, and started it up this weekend. The thing got to 400 degs. F within 30 minutes and cooked a great Pork Butt.
    Heavy duty with lots of nice features.

  84. awesome grill

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2018

    Great grill and great service. Couple small issues when got it but customer service took care of right away. Use it daily. Wish I would have bought this grill years ago

  85. Love It

    Posted by on 17th Jan 2018

    Best grill/smoker I’ve used. Super easy to use and great flavor. I am more than pleased with this product.

  86. Excellent!!! I shouldve bought it 5 years ago.

    Posted by on 17th Jan 2018

    I love it. Best money I ever spent on a Grill hands down. I love that it holds 40lbs of pellets.

  87. I love my Rec Tec 680!

    Posted by on 17th Jan 2018

    Love this grill. The quality far surpasses all expations. This thing is a tank, built to last. It is incredibly easy to use. Every meal is outstanding when I use my 680. Only wish I bought this year's ago.


    Posted by on 16th Jan 2018

    I have had the Rec Tec 680 for 3 weeks now and this smoker/grill is a TANK.... The quality of it is awesome. The first weekend I got the grill, I ran it for over 30 hours straight and it produced some good flavor in the meat. It was very easy to put together and to operate. The staff at Rec Tec was very friendly and knowledgeable of the products I asked about. The only thing that hurt my feelings was they didn't throw in a couple of Rec Tec visors for my two sons lol.

  89. Great Christmas, Birthday, and Father's Day Present All at Once

    Posted by on 16th Jan 2018

    I am a backyard novice griller/smoker and was researching pellet grills for a few months and came across the REC TEC Website. I read a lot about your grill and also looked at your competition. Ray Carnes sold me on the toughness of how the grill was manufactured and the quality 304 stainless steel parts. His You Tube Videos also showed me how easy it was to operate, maintain and grill or smoke a variety of foods with ease. I have only used it a few times so far but the food taste fantastic. I know it will take a lot of trial and error to master the right procedures on the use of the grill to cook the perfect meal for my family and friends all the time. I am glad that I purchased a Rec Tec Grill 680A and some of the accessories.

  90. Even better than I expected.

    Posted by on 16th Jan 2018

    I expected a lot since my friend raved about his, but it has surpassed expectations. Delivery was fast, crated very well - freight company dropped something on the box, but no damage at all to my grill because of how well it is packed. Easy assembly, but have a friend to help open and carry it. Cooked around the clock literally the first 3 days I had it. Made Christmas dinner on it. Have cooked everything from brisket to jerky on it...makes a great jerky by the way. Have told all my friends this is the pellet smoker they need. Not to bash Traeger, but I've used theirs and am much happier with my Rec Tec 680.

  91. grill love

    Posted by on 13th Jan 2018

    Love my new grill

  92. Grill going on 16 months or so

    Posted by on 13th Jan 2018

    I only had one problem which was the small igniter rod they sent me at no cost. Helped me over the phone live troubleshooting me actually connecting the cords wrong when I replaced the igniter and plugged one cord in wrong. Did 2 turkeys this Christmas on it same time - about 25 lbs total using a Cajun Butter injector for first time (2nd Xmas since we got grill) and was tremendous.
    Please keep in mind that one of the benefits, as I have owned another brand of pellet grill is it holds more pellets and they are not transferred thru a 12 inch or so pipe from the hopper to the grill. That was a problem with my last grill as the humidity in MO. and probably dust from the pellets shipped would swell and locked up the auger twice. RecTec's auger system is just under the hopper in the middle of grill and a very short distance to the firebox and jamming has not been an issue......We use it probably twice or so a week - below 12 F did not matter doing chicken wings a week ago......

  93. great product

    Posted by on 13th Jan 2018

    This thing is awesome 10/10 if you don’t have one you are missing out!


    Posted by on 12th Jan 2018

    Hands down best grill I’ve ever owned

  95. simply the best

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2018

    Absolutely a great product easy to use very efficient

  96. Worth Every Penny!!!

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2018

    Absolutely love this smoker/grill! My first use was when it was -2 F outside and it held the temperature exactly to what I set it to. Truly set it and forget it. The only issue I came across came from assembly. The bolts that came with the hardware set to assemble the legs needed to be longer. On a few of them I had to leave washers out or I could not get the nut on. Other than that I'm very pleased.

  97. Awesome

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2018

    Product was delivered on time and coordinated with my schedule. The grill is amazing. I am the envy of the neighborhood. Food tastes awesome!

  98. Best Smoker for our needs

    Posted by on 11th Jan 2018

    My husband loved his Rec Tec. He works six days a week so he has only used it once. The smoker was his Christmas present, but received it after Christmas (my fault because I waited till the last moment to order). Will write more after he starts to use it more. P.S. Brisket came out great!

  99. Great Service and Outstanding Pit

    Posted by on 11th Jan 2018

    My wife wanted a pellet pit for Christmas and after reviewing several different brands I choose REC TEC RT-680. Shipped on time and easy to assembly. Definitely a quality product. Thanks REC TEC.

  100. Set it and forget it!

    Posted by on 11th Jan 2018

    Just got my RT-680 a week ago and have already broke it in and cooked twice. It is so easy to use, truly set it and forget it! Still experimenting with pellet flavors. My only complaint is that the light doesn't work but that should be easy to fix.

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