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 Alan B. on 25th Jun 2016
I have smoked a few times on my new Rec Tec and have had some of the best tasting food ever from my backyard. The 1st pork butt was so much better than what I tried to smoke on my gas grill. Chicken was awesome, and the smoked meatloaf was outstanding. Now my son and son in law are dropping hints about me buying them one for Christmas. If you are on the fence about buying the Rec Tec, go ahead. You will get extreme results too.
Posted by Donald R. Spencer on 25th Jun 2016
The RT-680 is a very nice addition to my cooking arsenal, in fact I am giving my son 2 grills since I have experienced cooking on the Rec Tec pellet grill. Everything cooks to expectation for us and I love the minimal cleanup once done with a cook. Now waiting to order the second shelf.
We are really satisfied with our purchase and the service that comes along with it.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Jun 2016
Cooking with it is easy and fun to watch how it cooks the food changing how the meat look and feels
Posted by Unknown on 24th Jun 2016
We love our new grill. We've always wanted to smoke meat and now we can. It nice we can either use it as a grill or a smoker.
Posted by Cody Lorance on 24th Jun 2016
After reading and comparing several pellet grills it was apparent rec Tec was top of the line and the best value with the 6 year warranty. I called to order so I could ask a few questions and the they customer service was excellent. The sear kit and steaks I cooked were best I have ever had. So far have done chicken breast, a 10 lb brisket, and steaks and all were off the charts good. I highly recommend if you like entertaining but don't like babysitting a grill the whole time!
Posted by Dan French on 24th Jun 2016
Very high quality materials and construction, and excellent, well thought out design. Plenty of smoke
Posted by James Hedgepeth on 23rd Jun 2016
I have had a grill dome for years and love it but wanted to try a pellet grill and I'm glad I did. The rec tech is very well built, easy to assemble and easy to use. Food taste great on the rec tec. I am a southern boy and I like a lot of smoke so I just use the smoke tube on high temp cooks. On low temp cooks it's not needed, the rec tec gives plenty of smoke at 200-250 degrees. This is a great product and I am not easy to please when it comes to bbq. Rec Tec is is the real deal!!
Posted by Scott Courtney on 22nd Jun 2016
Absolutely the most amazing smoker I have ever used! First class and top notch to the very last bolt. Super classy and knowledgable people. I can't say enough about the product or the people!
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jun 2016
I have had this product around 2 weeks. The food always come out very tasty. I typically cook at 400 degrees, so I not quiet sure about the fuel consumption yet. Because of the indirect heat, food tends not to overcook quickly or dry out. I think to enhance my experience, I will need a recipe book.
The worse thing about the grill is getting the (custom) cover on and off.
Posted by Ed Hutton on 22nd Jun 2016
The cost to value is excellent. The customer service is so good it deserves a write up in the Harvard Business Review. These guys could give lessons to big companies on customer service. The product is push button easy to use and built like main battle tank. It takes two people about an hour to assemble. The work part is done.
The food? Out of this world, great You Tube videos, and good recipes. Everything I've cooked so far has been superb. Family and friends reviews have been five stars.
Be sure to get a remote thermometer, a little bit of food prep and toss it on the grates, then sit in the AC, drink a cold one, and watch the game because you are BBQing the REC TEC way!
Posted by Wade Grover on 21st Jun 2016
Excellent customer service. Received the grill within 5 days of purchase. very well built product.
Posted by Larry on 15th Jun 2016
After doing weeks of research on pellet grills and deciding that the Rec Tec was the one, I called the main number to ask some questions. Chris answered the phone on the 1st ring! What? A real person? I told Chris that I had some questions and we spent 35 minutes on the phone, he answered all of my questions and even some I hadn't thought of. Never once did he pressure me to buy the grill. He even told me how to save some money on future pellet orders!
I ordered the Rec Tec 680 with some accessories at about 2:00pm on a Thursday, at 4:40, Ben from Rec Tec called (he is the General Manager) to talk to me about my order. Uhh ohh I though there was a problem but No he was calling to thank me for my order and tell me that even though it was the busy season they would do everything possible to have my order shipped by the next day. WOW!
The Rec Tec arrived Via freight on Wednesday and the driver was awesome, helped me bring it up the driveway to the house, above and beyond.
Thursday put the Rec Tec together by myself in about an hour and a half. My wife helped me stand it as it is quite heavy. Excellent directions and amazing packaging. I did have a small issue where the Rec Tec would not power on but a call to customer service (again first ring got a real person) and the issue was solved very quickly. Seasoned the grill and was amazed at how the temperature maintained right where I set it.
Sunday and the first real test, 3am turn on the Rec Tec set it to 225. Once it gets to temp put on a 10lb pork shoulder and go to bed. 8am check on the Rec Tec, it's right at 225 and the pork has a nice bark started. Turn the pork over so the fat cap is now facing up and start basting every 45 minutes or so. When the lid is open for a few minutes the temp drops down but comes right back up within minutes of closing the lid. 3pm wrap the pork in aluminum and raise the temp to 275 till the internal temp gets to 200*.
End result....an amazing pulled pork with just the right smoke flavor and an amazing smoke ring. The shoulder bone came out so clean I almost felt bad giving it to my St Bernard but she loved if anyways!
If you are on the fence about this Smoker/Grill/Oven/amazing piece of equipment get off and do yourself the favor of getting one it is absolutely awesome.
Posted by Matthew Miller - New Haven, IN on 15th Jun 2016
FINALLY GOT MINE. Brother in law has had one for 3-4years and we cooked everything on it at our seasonal campground, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bacon is amazing on this thing. Burgers, bratz, pork paddies never tasted better. Port-a-pit style chicken is so easy. Long cooking pork shoulder, brisket, and ribs has been fool proof and has yielded some incredible meals. The build quality and how his looks nearly new after that much time and use is something that stood out to me as I have had a number of high end traditional grills fall apart way too soon. The controls, operation, and temperature setting is so easy and ensured things come out as you want them too. Now I have my own and couldn't be happier, only wish I had one for home too! (It's on my Christmas list...) Only complaint is tiny lip that holds drippings bucket, easy fix with a drill bit and small spring clip from hardware store.$1.45 later and now it can't get bumped or blown off resulting in a spill
Posted by Denny on 15th Jun 2016
I thought I wanted a pellet grill for years and couldn't decide which to get-until I found Rec-Tec. So easy to use,this is my style of cooking! I am loving it!!!
Posted by Billy From Maui now a Vegas guy on 15th Jun 2016
This smoker grill is all what it claims.
Put it together with the help of the video tips made go smooth.
Did the initial nurn in set to 400 and it stayed right at 400 for a whole hour, it may have dipped 1 or 2 degrees at ine time but thats all good, held the 400 no problem. Then I did a break in cook of 2 packs of bacon as recommended and got the grill seasoned.
I also got the searing plates, so after the bacon cooked, I threw in the searing plates, crancked up the grill to 500 for 10 minutes, then grilled some rib eye steaks and veggies, cooked the steaks to med rare and it was awsome.
I also got the front shelf, that indtall was easy and is great and a must.
Also got the custom cover since I don't hve a covered patio to protect the tec frim the elements here Las Vegas, and that cover is sweet and fits perfect.
I even called the owner Ron on Sunday had a few questions on any low smoke temp issues being in Vegas and temps get up in the 110 degrees for several months if I needed to adjust the pellet flow to hold a lower temp. He called me back within 15 minutes, got answers I needed.
Customer service AA++
Can't wait to slow smoke some pork butts and ribs. I know they will be great.
I had a off set smoker for 10 years, I went from using charcoal, the modified it with a propane burner to better control the temps. Soon as rec tec came im I rolled that old off set smoker to the curb for trash pick up, someone picked it up in 10 minutes, well if they only knew what replaced it.
I cooked a smoked meatloaf and it was great. Slow cooked some thin sliced thai marinated chicken breast for salads, money, perfect smoke flavor to go with the thai basil chicken.
This smoker is dialed, set it and smoke it as the temp will be as upu set it.
My wife loves it, say the smoke is just right, no chance of being to dark from adding of wood for smoke that burns off some dark smoke at first as it did in the off set.
Great product and service.
Posted by Dave on 14th Jun 2016
Made two pork shoulders and a top round. Bone pulled right out of shoulder and top round was so tender and moist. I think my weight might take a hit with the delicious food coming off my Rectec. Couldn't be easier to use. Set temperature, add meat with a probe, remove when done.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Jun 2016
The Rec Tec 680 is a excellent product. Used it now just three times. I smoke some beef jerky and some ribs twice. It worked perfectly. I'm looking forward to smoking and cooking other meat products.
Posted by Shawn on 13th Jun 2016
I've wasted my money on the rest... Then finally bought the best.
Posted by Mark S on 13th Jun 2016
This is my first wood pellet smoker. I read a lot of reviews before buying the Rec Tec, and it lives up to the reputation.
It is really well made. Sturdy nuts and bolts, no self tapping sheet metal screws here. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I also bought the blend of pellets. It creates a good amount of smoke and has a nice smooth flavor. So far I have cooked two briskets and three racks of ribs and my family and friends are impressed with the flavor. I am impressed at how easy it is to cook on after years of offset stick smokers. I am looking forward to years of great performance, and a pork loin this weekend.
Posted by Jim W on 13th Jun 2016
Traeger owner previously-- no comparison. The Rec Tec maintains the temp within 2-3 degrees. Truly a set and forget operation. Food tastes excellent with just a hint of smoke flavor.
Posted by Shaun on 13th Jun 2016
I love my new rec tech grill. It offers the ability to "Set it and forget it" while enjoying a great wood flavor. It is soo easy to control the temp, and cook a variety of foods. The grill is very well built, and looks great too. The only thing better than the grill was the customer service i received durning the purchase process. Thank you Rec Tech!!
Posted by Scott Albrecht on 11th Jun 2016
I always heard Navy pilots would say landing on a aircraft carrier was nothing more than a CONTROLLED CRASH! With my old gas grill it was just a CONTROLLED BURN! With most results being to well done and I would never cook ribs or pork butts. that would have been a waste of meat. Even chicken would be dried out.
Now I have A GRILL IN CONTROL and I really dont have to control anything. The hardest part has been getting my wife to realize she can use it for anything she used her oven for. I actually got her to cook a 28# Briskett. I laid out instructions for what Temperature she should wrap it at. Then put it right back in the Rec Tec. It was fantastic!We keep chalenging ourselves to find something else to cook, just to see how it will come out. I never knew Chicken could be fall off the bone good. We have cooked Pizzas, Baked Beans, Smoked Macaroni & Cheese (which was STUPID GOOD) ribs, Steaks, chicken Pulled Pork and the most awesome item was cream cheese stuffed Jalapenos wrapped in a boneless chicken Thigh wrapped in Jalapeno Bacon and then dipped in BBQ Sauce! it was so tender and flavorful! Did i tell ya I sold my 2 year old gas grill to local Police Department. Now I feel sorry for those Guys! Ill never have one of those again!
I did recently check out the display of Traeggers at a local hardware store. which I had not seen before I recieved my RecTec. When I lifted the lid on the Traegger I knew instantly that the Rec Tec was built so much better. You could feel the difference in just how the lid opened. I could feel the lid twist when I raised it up from the far side of the handle. Rec Tec just feels more solid in every way. And dont get me started about the Pellet grills being sold at the big box stores. Same price as The Rec Tec Mini and even worse things on those. (can you say made in china)
Even with shipping, Rec Tec is going to be cheaper per year because it is going to oulast all the others.
Posted by Jackson Morgan on 11th Jun 2016
Love my new REC TEC, it cooks great. I had a question after hours on a Friday and the phone was answered by a person on the first ring.....best customer service I've ever experienced in any industry.
Posted by Wayne on 10th Jun 2016
Our RECTEC arrived arrived as promised on time. This thing makes me look like a pro when it comes to grilling. Whether it's low and slow smoked bbq or a seared ribeye this thing impresses everyone. The RECTEC is a beast!
Posted by Kenneth on 10th Jun 2016
Have not cooked anything bad on this grill yet.
Posted by Eric on 31st May 2016
The Rec Tec 680 pellet smoker grill is an excellent product. We love the grill, how well it is built, how easy it is to use, & how great the food tastes. I highly recommend this pellet smoker grill to anyone serious about buying a grill.
Posted by Richard in WY on 31st May 2016
I have 3 friends at church that all have Rec-Tec grills.
Now I know why! This grill is amazing, from the heavy duty construction to the GREAT smoked chicken that it produced the first day of use.
I would recommend this grill to all.
Posted by Unknown on 31st May 2016
This is the best grill u can buy
Posted by Unknown on 31st May 2016
Easiest smoker in the world to use. Amazing at controlling temperature. Simply set it and forget it. No more endless nights of sleep tending to your coals anymore
Posted by Jude Corbett on 31st May 2016
I've had the grill for 2 weeks now and am thrilled with it's performance. The fact that it's a grill and/or a smoker at the same time is perfect for me as I like to do both year round. Steaks have been flawless along with fish, brats, pork shoulder.... needless to say, I'm very happy that I went with Rec Tec! From the quality of the food you can make with it, to the quality of how it's constructed, you can't beat this machine!
Posted by Mike on 31st May 2016
After extensive research on Pellet Grills, I decided to go with the RecTec because of all of the outstanding reviews. I am happy to say that I am delighted with my purchase. The build quality exceeded my expectations. This thing is built to withstand years of treatment, and is far superior to the grills offered in Costco (or my Webber kettle for that matter)!
The customer support is outstanding. On my first day of smoking, I had issues while the office was closed on a Saturday. I realized that they were closed and left no message... A short while later, I got a call from RecTec, saying they noted I had called and asked if there was anything they could help me with. They stayed on the phone with me for about 5 mins, while they walked me through all of the initial setup. Needless to say, I was impressed!
Posted by Unknown on 31st May 2016
Incredible service, incredible product, fast shipping, and unbelievable support. I couldn't be happier with the grill. Smokes, grills, and just about everything in between.
Posted by Ryan Mcmahon on 30th May 2016
So far it has exceeded expectations and seems to be built to last!
Posted by Unknown on 30th May 2016
Very impressed, looked for a smoker for a while and happy I waited for this one!
Posted by Phil Miller on 30th May 2016
Pro: Quality materials, extremely solid and well built. PID controls are stupid simple. You will find reasons to cook almost anything with it. Ribs, chicken, burgers, brisket and more. Set and forget.
Cons: Your grocery bill will go up as you will be buying more meat! People will be stopping by more often to sample the goods.
Posted by Brent on 17th May 2016
This is my first true smoker so I did of research on the subject. I'm so glad I went with Rec Tec. The quality throughout from manufacturing to sales support is all I thought it would be. The Smoker went together easily and the flavors of the smoke on the brisket & ribs was perfectly wonderful. I can't say enough good things about my experience.
Posted by Jeremy on 17th May 2016
Grill is awesome and the customer service is even better. Had a problem with a front castor wheel so I called and explained and got a new one shipped out to me right away. I will recommend this company to anyone and they will definitly continue to have my service
Posted by Brent Rich on 16th May 2016
I did a lot of research before buying the RecTec. The reviews were almost too good to believe. I thought maybe it was rigged somehow. After having the grill a few weeks I can see why the reviews are so good. I love it. I bought it to cook ribs and brisket, thinking I would keep my gas grill for other stuff. The gas grill is already gone. Everything is better on the RecTec! It is awesome!
Posted by Ray Sasso on 16th May 2016
Very recent purchase so this is a qualified review. The build quality appears to be first rate. Everything is heavy gauge, solid state electronic controls, excellent fit and finish. Have only used it four times, but temperature control seems perfect. The real issue will only be revealed with use over time. I sincerely hope this product lives up to its promise.
Posted by Philip Kuntz on 15th May 2016
I've had charcoal, butane and propane grills over the past few decades. Thought I'd try a pellet grill. I studied information/reviews online and discussed with those who have pellet grills. Rec Tec always came up as one of the best if not the best. Ordering was easy. Set up was easy. Impressed from the minute it arrived with the quality of the parts and electronics. Customer service was professional, friendly and top notch! The meats we've cooked have been moist, tasty and delicious. Very pleased. I give the RT-680 my highest recommendation. You too will be pleased when you make this decision.
Posted by Philip Kuntz on 13th May 2016
All the good reviews I read before making the decision were right on. This grill is the best I've ever had, of any type. So easy to use. Built strong and smartly. Top notch customer service. Everything works superbly. Highest recommendation!
Posted by Chris Chandler on 12th May 2016
I love the set and forget. I use mine several times a week and looking forward to more
Posted by Unknown on 10th May 2016
I use my Rec Tec a little more than your average person. Love it!! Searing kit is a must.
Posted by Alan Hochhalter on 9th May 2016
We have used our Rec Tec several times in the first month that we've owned it. Excellent product with exceptional customer service.
Posted by Joe on 9th May 2016
My Rec Tec is better than sliced bread and the wheel. It was easy to put together and I haven't cooked anything that hasn't turned out great. I am thinking about buying the mini for mobile cooking now.
Posted by John P. Mihelic on 8th May 2016
I had my eye on a Rec-Tec Grill for quite some time, but just couldn't convince myself to pull the trigger. Finally, after much thought and careful deliberation, I decided to treat myself (to a Divorce Gift).
The team at Rec-Tec has been nothing but GREAT throughout the entire process...a "real person" called to confirm/review my order, discuss delivery details, answer any assembly & setup questions, and provide trouble-shooting resolution (mostly due user error). They even called to check if I was satisfied with the unit's performance and cooking results. This has truly been the best consumer experience in which I have been involved!
My first venture was pork loin. Everyone raved at the flavor and juiciness...I was impressed with the ease of use and clean up. Since then, I have reverse-seared hamburgers, grilled vegetables, smoked boneless chicken breasts...all with results superior to anything I had been able to achieve in the past. As I write this review, I have three slabs of baby-back ribs, 3# of Italian Sausage, and a beer-can chicken...I expect the results to be nothing short of amazing!
After using both charcoal smokers/grills, as well as electric smokers (with mixed results), Rec-Tec has converted me to a Pellet Grill Man. Rec-Tec's superior product and customer service has won me over as a customer for life!
Rec-Tec is truly "World Class!"
Posted by Mark B. on 7th May 2016
My only complaint is that it is too easy. I used to have a traditional smoker for years and prided myself on cooking with mesquite wood that I chopped up myself. Now all I do is fill the hopper with mesquite pellets and push a button and I get the same great flavor. I had a minor issue at the beginning with keeping my temperature down and with my pellets "bridging;" however, I called customer service (on a weekend) and they were more than helpful. The guy even gave me his cell phone number so that I could call him at home if I continued to have any problems. The grill is well built and I love it.
Posted by Adam BUCHEAD Hoge (GO BUCCANEERS) on 6th May 2016
I started with a $50 smoker I bought off craigslist 10 years ago and have bought and sold all of my smokers and worked my way up to buying the 680. This thing is the beeeeeeest smoker I've ever had. It's amazing. You buy it and you'll love it.
Posted by Jeremy Jones from Cali on 6th May 2016
I will never ever light a BBQ again! This is the best BBQ! Plenty of space to cook on no fires to put out just set the temp and your timer and forget about it! Customer service/support is awesome. I didn't receive my searing plates and accidentally called the 24hr # and a actual person answered the phone! I told him didn't realize I called the 24hr # and could wait for the morning but the guy wanted to help and shipped the plates 1st thing the next day. These are running a business the right way and stand by their products. I will never buy any other BBQ just because of that! Thanks Again!
Posted by James McGillivray on 6th May 2016
Wow, I have very little experience with smokers and smoking meat, but I love to grill. Within the first month of owning this awesome, wonderful and BOSS machine I have wowed myself and everyone I've cooked for with incredible Ribs, to die for pulled pork butt, Seared steaks (using the Searing Grates), pork chops, the list goes on.
Last weekend I was "invited" to cook the Brisket for a party of 25 people. Got up at 5 am to turn the think on and throw three huge briskets on the grill (it fit them perfectly). Woke up again 5 hours later and it was pacing along just fine and at exactly 225 degrees as set.
Ended up with much too much meat for the size of group we were - but not a shred of leftovers!
Rec Tec web site has some really foolproof but amazing recipes to get things going. And I'm quite sure the sky is the limit from there.
Posted by Tearl on 4th May 2016
I've had this grill for about 3 weeks I've cooked whatever I could in that time frame. It is doing very well for me. I have always used gas because I cook a lot at higher temps. Steaks etc. the grill grates are a must for steaks. I've had my heat up to 560 degrees. That is why I bought this grill but was not expecting that. I'm still learning how cook times etc work. As of yet I'm never going back to gas
Posted by Robert Young on 2nd May 2016
I have been a stick burner for years and have owned several smokers. I am very impressed with the RT and the temperature control. In the first month I have cooked ribs, chicken and a few pork butts. I have also cooked several steaks including filets and they were perfect on the searing grates. The RecTec is as promised. Will be a customer for life.
Posted by Ralph McFarland on 2nd May 2016
We have been putting off getting our Rec Tec grill for over 3 years. Now we know what a mistake that was. We could have been enjoying the great food that comes off of the grill instead of dreaming about it. Don't make the same mistake. If your thinking about buying a Rec Tec, then just do it. You'll be so happy that you did.
Posted by Pat Barbour on 2nd May 2016
I have been shopping for a year for a pellet smoker. I'm a lazy Bar B Q'r in that I do not want to constantly nurse a fire with wood or fuel. I am a "set it & forget it" kind of guy. I bought my 680 about 3 months ago and have used it multiple times. I have never been disappointed in the results. This weekend I did my first overnight cook with a pork butt and it was flawless. So far I have cooked ribs, brisket, pork butt, chicken and salmon. I can't say enough about how easy it is to use from set up to clean up. If I had one wish it would be to have a second shelf. I have a large family and when we all get together I am going to cook3 to 4 briskets and or pork butts. There is not enough room on the single grate to hold that much meat.
Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2016
The grill works great. Perfect results every time
Posted by Rene Figueroa on 30th Apr 2016
We haven't had ours very long but so far it is everything I have read about . I cooked a pork butt that was delicious last weekend. The smoke ring was very impressive. The temp control works as advertised, very precise. The quality appears to be first rate. They have made some incremental upgrades to the cooker since the earlier build videos that made it even easier to assemble. My wife and I now spend lots of time watching the Rec-Tec You Tube channel and the Rec-Tec folks cooking
Posted by Unknown on 29th Apr 2016
I have always wanted to do longer cooks but didnt want to invest the time and attention to making sure the temp stayed right. This is truly a set it and go set up which is what I was looking for.
I have no complaints on anything other than I wish there were more videos online. I am sure there will be as the type of grill gains acceptance.
Posted by Carlos Nichols on 29th Apr 2016
The grill came shipped well, cards enclosed with cell phone numbers of the principals, just like the ad says. Easy to assemble, and included a bag of pellets, up and running quickly. Gets up to temp quickly and heavier built than my Traeger was by a ways. Would like more documentation for use, will need to watch some videos on tips, etc...
Posted by Patrick Wilbricht on 29th Apr 2016
Was so excited when moving company delivered my pallet of grilling times from Rec Tec. My buddy came over to build my horned beast of a grill. I fired it up immediately after the build and broke it in as directed. Will say it's the easiest mind-blowing thing to use. Definitely controls the heat of grilling ( or maybe I should be saying smoking?) with accuracy. EVERYTHING I have cooked on it has been perfection to eat. Rec Tec grills knock it out of the park! A+++!
My wife's favorite phrase is now " what you grilling tonight". Years of enjoyment ahead in sure. Thanks for such a quality grill. Sturdy, strong and a breeze to use. Perfect meals every time!
Posted by Jim Gillespie on 28th Apr 2016
I love my new Rec Tec! Even higher quality than I expected, especially when compared to the others in this price range... they don't even come close! Assembly was no problem and I was up and cooking in a few hours. Set it and forget it...it holds the temp to within a degree or two during the entire cook. Stop shopping and just buy one!
Posted by Dave Stout on 27th Apr 2016
Seems to vry well made . The easiest grill I have ever used . Set it and forget it . I got up at 1:30 in the morninig set it at 225 and 13 hrs later had a Bueautiful Brisket . I was amazed it held 225 for 13 hrs without me having to touch it . I can't wait - Ribs next !!!
Posted by Josh Robb on 26th Apr 2016
The quality of the machine is above and beyond anything I thought I was going to get. Had some issues with assembly but they worked with me right then and there with the issues I had and I couldn't say enough about the customer service. The food that I have made so far has been some of the best I have ever made! Thanks again for providing such a great product.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Apr 2016
Very well constructed, easy to assemble and works exactly as advertised. I failed to do my home work and did not realize the grill was made in China (I have never had much luck with Chinese products and normally steer clear of them now) or I would have chosen another grill, even at a higher price. Other than that minor mistake on my part, I look forward to many years of enjoyment as it is of superb quality. Their instructional videos are very educational and helpful. As Mr. Blackburn wrote, and I agree: no buyer's remorse here.
Posted by Brian Fuller on 26th Apr 2016
Baby back ribs, pulled pork and burgers on the searing plates. I've had the grill for two weeks, and I already feel like a true pit master. The quality of the product has not only impressed me, but my friends and family as well. The precise temperature control makes it easy to have predictable results. I'm glad I found Rec Tec Grills!
Posted by Unknown on 25th Apr 2016
There are not enough good things to say about the "grill". We have cooked everything from ribs, biscuits, and even cinnamon rolls with no complaints from the family nor the neighbors. My frind has a yoder smoker and wishes he had gotten a Rec tec.
Posted by Dann W. Lay on 25th Apr 2016
This grill delivers in every way! I have cooked chicken, steak, ribs, fish, shrimp, roast, and vegetables in the few weeks that I have owned this grill, and all have come out perfect! Pleasant smoke flavor without being overpowering. Even shrimp and chicken came out juicy! Worth every penny! Thank you, Rec Tec!
Posted by Matthew Gay on 23rd Apr 2016
I recently purchased a rec Tec and so far love it. I have cooked chicken several times. I also have a fec 100 smoker and considering selling this unit since I have purchased the rec Tec.
Posted by Mike O'Connor on 22nd Apr 2016
The grill arrived packaged very well. Put the grill together and from the moment I did the initial burn in I was impressed with how accurate it held its set point. The grill is heavyweight metal and fire area. My last grill wrapped the defector shield and drip pan on the first day of use. Temperature swing of 80 plus degrees trying to maintain the set point. Great grill
Posted by Jim Rath - Minnesota on 22nd Apr 2016
I'm having fun learning to cook on my new Rec Tec. I'm impressed by how heavy-duty it is. I like how I can quickly YouTube a short video and virtually make as good a meal by simply copying how other more experienced folks have done for years. I've hosted a few parties at my home and it's been fun to not only feed so many people (I had 42 when my 80 year old aunt visited from Montana); but also hear the compliments on the food. I made (2) large hams, with a homemade glazing and they turned out wonderful.
While the red color is 'ok' I wish there were a few colors to choose from, like blue, since I'm a Vikings fan.
Posted by Zack Johnson on 22nd Apr 2016
Wow. Received this grill as a gift and did not know what to expect. It maintains its temperature extraordinarily. The most impressive thing is the way it cooks a huge chicken breast perfectly without burning the outside to a crisp. Amazing. Love love love this grill!
Posted by Mike on 21st Apr 2016
First time owner and did a lot of research before purchasing. Actually bought 2 ( 680 for myself and mini for the parentals); Best grill ever...both are solid and well made; can't beat the 6 year warranty. Costumer service is second to none...very helpful in the ordering process...all questioned answered...front self arrived damaged during shipping and they had another FedEx the next day! Rec Tec Pellets are great too!
Posted by KC Pete on 21st Apr 2016
The scary part is how much thought went into designing this grill. I am a mechanical engineer from Kansas City who specializes in custom machine design. So, I love two things...BBQ and well design stuff. Imagine my surprise when, after 2 hours of researching other grills, I came across Rec Tec. HANDS DOWN the best design on the market today.
Stainless Steel grill, drip pan and firebox means you won't need a tetanus shot after the first year of using your grill.
Closed-loop PID temperature controls means no overcooked or undercooked meat based on time and temp.
Durable construction that marries the legs, bottom tray and grill into one integrated assembly mean you can move the grill with ease...although mine is literally anchored to my concrete patio with a chain.
I ordered my grill at 10:30 PM on a Friday night and had a call from Rec Tec at 11:00 Saturday morning thanking me for my order and explaining the shipping method. That, my friends, equates to a company that actually appreciates your business.
Throw in a 6 year warranty and there is zero reason to not buy this grill.
The bolts need to be about 2mm longer for easier threading of the nut during assembly. Nitpicky, yes, but it's all I had.
I cooked ribs, steak (using the searing kit), pork shoulder and chicken. All of which have been quite tasty. If you really want a lot of smoke flavor you may want to use a smoke tube.
Do yourself a favor and buy this high-quality grill from a company that takes pride in their product and who actually appreciates your business.
Posted by Bob McIntosh on 20th Apr 2016
Cooking on this beastie for a month now. How often do the advertising and the actual performance match? NOT OFTEN.
Top quality build, as well as top quality packing!
Ribs, I can cook ribs !!! I have never cooked much of anything much less ribs. May use a tad more pellets than I had thought but all in all still far less than lump charcoal on the Big Green Egg and I don't even look at the temperature anymore. My only complaint is now I have to throw my 32oz. of my homemade rub away as the honey rub puts mine to shame. My mother in law liked my ribs, nuff said.
Posted by Bama. on 19th Apr 2016
Look up the temp.for the meat your cooking, then push the on buttom.Set temp. Go about your day. Love it. I still sat outside with it.
Posted by Mark Riccitello from NJ on 19th Apr 2016
This is the first time I cooked food on a wood pellet grill I am very pleased what the smoke taste the construction of the grill very nice looking Grill and warranty is unmatched and the owner's personal cell numbers shows how they stand behind their product
Posted by Unknown on 19th Apr 2016
I have used the grill 4 times with steak and chicken.
Works like a dream, great taste. Cooks evenly with the added flavor from the wood pellets. I would recommend this product for those who enjoy cooking on a grill.
Posted by Kevin L , wisconsin on 18th Apr 2016
I got mine 2 weeks ago. Cooks an awesome steak, burger ,chicken was super moist and tasty and the baby backs were incredible. This is well worth the money, I am so glad I made the jump to pellet grill with the best there is!
Posted by Mike Hicks on 18th Apr 2016
The grills are awesome and the company is great and stands behind their product. We have ordered a second grill for our Lakehouse because they work so good.
Posted by Al Haight on 18th Apr 2016
I have 2 Green Mountain grills and my new RecTec is far superior in build quality and temperature control ... I do 20 pig and chicken roast each summer and can't wait to use my Rec Tec this season .... will post pics in the future to show off some of our stuff we do !!! Pine Plains NY .... see ya soon
Posted by George Blackburn on 18th Apr 2016
We bought our grill a few weeks ago and we have no buyer remorse. In our house my wife does all the cooking both in the kitchen and on the grill.
It took awhile to convince her to buy The Rec Tec but she is sold now! Easy to use and clean and everything we've cooked has come out awesome we use the smoke option at the end of each grilling session to make the food taste like it came out of a camp fire.
As impressive the grill is the customer service is also we had a question one night after business hours I called the office and they were already gone. I didn't leave a message, the next day we recieved a call saying they noticed we called after hours and just checking to see if we needed anything. Now that is after the sale service.
We recommend Rectec both the grill and the people
Posted by Gey625 on 16th Apr 2016
If you're looking at buying a rec tech grill you won't be sorry. High-quality material. Great people to work with. Hardly use any pallets. It cooks spot on,easy as it comes. In my opinion is the top Grill on the market right now for the price.
Posted by Kyle Christianson on 1st Apr 2016
First of all I wanna commend the customer service of rec-tec for their Neverending commitment to outstanding customer satisfaction!!!!!
I have written many reviews on many different products over the years and, not to many get 5 stars. So with that said, let's get to the nitty gritty!!! After all, I know what I wanna hear in a review and that of course is, the truth about a product!
Pros: The "PID" computer system that is used to monitor and control the grill/smoker temperature is SPOT ON, of course every once in a while it will fluctuate a few degrees but it quickly corrects itself. An auger system wich feeds Wood pellets into a burning pot can only be so consistent but when a good computer is running it, it makes a HUGE difference!
The build qualily of the rec-tec is far superior to any other grill/smoker that I have owned, Green mountain grills, and the Traeger. And they achieve that by avoiding the "middle man".
With no retail markup, rec-tec decided to take that extra couple hundred dollars and stick it into the quality of the grill/smoker rather than in their pockets as profit!!! That's just my 2cents.
And to top it off the 6 year warranty on the large model, and 2 year warranty on the mini speaks for itself, far surpassing most if not all other brands.
Cons: I wish I couldn't write a single bad thing about the rec-tec but no company is perfect,
1st I initially owned the rec-tec mini and ended up returning it for the large model for 2 reasons. First I came to the conclusion it was going to be a bit to small for my family. Then I realized it was built un-level,
The right side sat higher than the left by 3/8". I contacted Ray who is one of the owners and he was totally blown away with the problem and said, send that thing back as soon as you get the new large model, because he couldn't wait to see the problem. Once I received the new full size grill/smoker
I packed up the old one and sent it back, they covered shipping.
The assembly of the full size rec-tec was quick and simple, but I did run into a problem at the very end of the assembly. When I went to put the grill grates on, I noticed that the left grate wasn't resting on the frame of the grill, instead it was hitting the drip pan. So I called Ray at 9:30 at night like the crazy guy I am and he walked me through the problem. All in all, I had to bend a little metal but it worked out just fine and looks like new! Since then I have had zero issues and even if I do, I know I'm in good hands with these guys! And you will be two!
P.S. The most common positive comments about rec-tec are usually about the customer service. And I was skeptical at first because the world we live in these days doesn't seem to take much pride in such things. But WOW have they blown me away!!!
Posted by Unknown on 31st Mar 2016
I absolutely love my Rectec grill. I have used this grill several times over the last few weeks. I have grilled chicken, salmon, cod, hamburgers, and new york strip steaks. All have been great! I would recommend this grill for anyone that wants the food to taste great! We have stopped eating and would rather eat food off the grill.
Posted by Unknown on 31st Mar 2016
First pellet grill but so far it has been a great experience. This grill is easy to use and seem very will built.
Posted by The smoking preacher on 30th Mar 2016
I bought a rec tec after I had a short conversation with Ray on the phone. Name another ceo that will take 10 minutes on the phone to answer your questions. From the moment this thing came off the truck and quickly assembled, smoke has been rolling from it. I have done pork, turkey, chicken, and beef and I am 100% satisfied with everything. I bought it for the warranty and customer service. I will be a rec tec lifer for the quality of meat it produces.
Posted by JK on 30th Mar 2016
Did a lot of research & decided on RT-680. We are 100% happy. Everything works exactly as advertised. Very easy to use. Best of all you don't have to babysit it. Stays at temp set within 1 degree. Food is wonderful! Personnel are always helpful. I have called several times to question temps/timing on meat & they have given me excellent advice. Couldn't be happier. Be prepared for family/friends to visit often for your food.
Posted by vince on 29th Mar 2016
done two 20lb briskets on it so far. Both turned out great temp held spot on. Own a trager grill had it for six years.Its a real good pit but im selling it now.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Mar 2016
Great customer service, quality product,I have used it a few times since I purchased it and it will take time to perfect but great fun learning new tricks
I cooked a Cajun turkey and it was by far the best turkey I've ever had, simple to make and perfectly cooked.
Buy this grill you will not regret it ,I know I don't.
P S, It looks really cool on my deck, puts my other grills to shame.
Posted by BK on 29th Mar 2016
I'm having so much fun with grill, did a 24 pound turkey for easter smoked it in a brine,and used the smoker tube. Every one said best turkey ever. Planning on ribs this next week.
Posted by Paul on 28th Mar 2016
I received my Rec Tec about 3 weeks ago. I only been able to use it a few times due to weather. At best I have only done short cooks on it. Even so I only have one word for It AMAZING!!!
It's just so simple. you turn it on, set it, forget it. everything I have done so far (steak, chicken, pizza) has simply been awesome. I can not wait to do some long cooks on it. My list of recipes I want to cook on my Rec Tec is very long and keeps on growing. Just a few more day until I have my covered deck done so weather will no longer be an issue. Then look out. it's going to be full time Rec Tec life for me.
Posted by Brett Banta on 26th Mar 2016
I have been a proud owner of the REC-TEC for almost a year it is by far the best purchase I have ever made. I cook everything on it. I think our oven has only been on 3-times this winter. I have cooked every meat on the market and the grill has performed perfect. I did have the Auger motor go out on an all night cook but I called customer service @ 5 am on a Saturday and actually talked to a person(which was amazing) got the new part Tuesday and back in action 30 minutes later. Such an easy grill to use and the food is amazing.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Mar 2016
Absolutely perfect! Only downside......What am I gonna do with my old trusty Hastybake?
Posted by Paul Guinn on 26th Mar 2016
I have searched diligently to find poor workmanship and poor design in this grill but have found none. This grill was well thought out, properly designed, and constructed with longevity as well as a happy griller in mind. I have grilled almost every weekend and everyone has been very pleased with the end results. I have always cooked by time but after talking to the helpful and knowledgeable folks at RecTec, I have ordered an internal thermometer enabling me to cook by internal temperature which the RecTec helpers have ensured me will convert me from a time griller to an internal temperature griller. I absolutely love good food and am excited about this beautiful and beyond functional grill.
Posted by Micah on 25th Mar 2016
My first brisket was perfect and too easy! I almost felt like I cheated a little when my wife's friends told me it is the best BBQ they have ever had.
I decided to get the 680 after reading hundreds of five star reviews, and comparing those to other brands in the same price range. All of the REC TEC reviews are accurate. This is a ☆☆☆☆☆ grill in every catagory.
After placing my order, I recieved a call from REC TEC to explain the shipping process and to let me know that there would be an envelope on top of the package with both of the co-owners phone #s in case I encounter any problems. The grill arrived on time and was very easy for my wife and I to assemble. It has performed flawlessly through my first 50 lbs of pellets.
I already have and will continue to tell everyone I talk to that REC TEC is the real deal!
Posted by Joe on 24th Mar 2016
Really enjoying the rec tec experience so far. Works great and really well made. Customer service was also top notch. I had a special shipping request that they made sure to accommodate without issue.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Mar 2016
Set temperature and walk away it stays spot on
Posted by Unknown on 24th Mar 2016
After doing a ton of research on pellet grills I finally purchased the Rec Tec grill. This has been by far the best grill/smoker I have purchased. I have done pork, brats, burgers, steaks, and brisket. Everything has turned out moist and delicious. I couldn't have been happier with this purchase. The only issue is what to cook next.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Mar 2016
I have wanted a smoker for years, but I did want to deal with the hassle of fire management and getting up every couple of hours to check on a fire. I discovered the Rec Tec 680, and it was hard to believe how easy smoking meat sounded using the Rec Tec. After reading some many glowing reviews, I took the plunge and ordered one. Having used my 680 for two overnight cooks so far, I can attest it is as easy as all the reviews state. UNREAL!!! Yes it is as easy as all the Rec Tec videos on YouTube make it seem. The meat is simply amazing - some of the best I've made or had. My only regret is not having ordered a Rec Tec sooner.
Posted by Amos Lawrence on 23rd Mar 2016
This is what I have always wanted in a grill ! Awesome ! Temperture control and NO flame up !
Posted by Amos Lawrence on 23rd Mar 2016
This is what I have always wanted in a grill ! Awesome ! Temperture control and NO flame up !
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