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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.


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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. 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 .

  2. 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!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!!!!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. awesome

    Posted by on 29th Jan 2018

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

  30. awesome

    Posted by on 29th Jan 2018

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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!

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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

  41. 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 :)

  42. 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.

  43. 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

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. grill love

    Posted by on 13th Jan 2018

    Love my new grill

  51. 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......

  52. 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

  54. simply the best

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2018

    Absolutely a great product easy to use very efficient

  55. 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.

  56. 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!

  57. 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!

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. RT680 - A beast of a pellet smoker

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2018

    Received my new RT680 without any setbacks. Assembly was as easy as described on site. Performed but in as described, and this grill performed perfectly. Next day I was going to seer a couple of steaks and the pellets would not ignite, started smoking like the house was on fire, got it turned off and. Called in the next day. I found that on the burn it some unburied pellets remained in the fire pot, so when it started feeding pellets the next day, they were not getting ventilation. Had two major cooks since and the grill performed perfect. Great ribs and pulled pork and what capacity! Love this grill and will be using for a long time.

  61. REC TEC RT-680 Quality Product & The Best Customer Service

    Posted by on 9th Jan 2018

    Like most that have purchased the RT-680, I spend hours researching pellet grills. I watched all the YouTube videos. Ray and his guys are very entertaining plus they made grilling look so fun and simple. I also read the testimonials about the warranty and the excellent customer service but I had a few questions. I called one night about 8:30pm but they were closed. The next day my wife received a call at home from Rec Tec grills saying they had a missed call from me. My wife told the caller that I wasn't home so they asked could they call my mobile phone to answer any questions I might have. They called and answered all of my questions. The fact that they were willing to make two calls based on a missed call told me a lot about the company. I am very happy with my RT-680. I've used it several times and the food tastes great.


    Posted by on 9th Jan 2018

    We surprised our son with a new RT-680A grill at our family's Christmas Eve celebration. He had mentioned numerous times that he really wanted one - even drove us crazy with emails trying to win one. He didn't have many gifts in his pile, but the last thing he opened was our card with a picture of the RT-680A inside that read "It's in the garage!" None of us will never forget the look in his eyes and the smile on his face as we all rushed out to the garage. It turned into his best Christmas ever. His grill was loaded into his truck immediately and they left shortly after so they could buy a brisket to grill for us on Christmas Day! (A sudden, but wonderful, change of plans!) Our meal was delicious and he so proud and happy with his gift. Thanks Rec Tec!

  63. AWEsE

    Posted by on 8th Jan 2018

    This grill was simple to use straight out of the box, very simple instructions to follow for assembly and the initial burn in. The only limitations that I have with it is my own limited knowledge of smoking. The REC TEC has even made me look good in the 4 times that I have used it. My only regret is my wife and REC TEC did not talk me into buying it sooner.

  64. Fantanstic RT-680A!!!

    Posted by on 7th Jan 2018

    I purchased this Grill/Smoker based on the great reviews, needless to say I am very happy with my decision to purchase the RT-680A!! Being a local, I was able to take home the all black RT-680A (WOW what a sharp Unit!!). I have been having fun cooking, brisket/prime rib roast/salmon/bacon wrapped scallops & Yes Bacon!!! As for veggies zucchini/squash/corn on cob/bell peppers. I will continue to explore & enjoy the many great eats that can be cooked on my fantastic RT-680A!!!

  65. Why I love my Rec-Tec 680

    Posted by on 7th Jan 2018

    When you find a turkey for 49 cents/lb - you're having turkey.
    When it's -4F outside the Rec-Tec doesn't care, it maintains temp perfectly.
    I did get an error (Err 2), a quick reference on the well detailed FAQ let me know exactly what was going on (didn't hit 175F in 30 min) - ok now that we have a head start, fire it up again and no issues at all.
    It just works.
    I've owned mine since Oct'17 and since then I've used my gas-grill exactly twice. Thanksgiving and Christmas meals all cooked on the RT 680 - love it!!

  66. 1st experience

    Posted by on 6th Jan 2018

    I have only used it once and it was my first time cooking with pellets. It was also Christmas day with over twenty family members to feed. I seasoned up a beef loin, put it on the grate at 225. It was 25 degrees outside on its way to a balmy 35. Six hours later the heavy end was at 140 and just right for me. The light end was medium. There wasn't any left. Being a little apprehensive I also had a pork loin on the rotisserie which was also delicious and 8lbs of shrimp I cooked in with the beef for a few minutes. Who could go wrong with that? This grill is the easiest thing I have ever cooked on and I have been at it for 40 years and tried lots of different methods. I started with the Hibachi made of cast iron. I love the warm it, load it, and leave it style of cooking that the Rec Tec offers.

  67. Happy and Satisfied

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2018

    Somewhat of a long review, but reviews of this product really helped me with the decision to purchase a REC-TEC. Have been wanting to get a pellet grill for the past 1.5 years. 1st interest is when I saw one at a club warehouse and then I saw the mass advertisement on TV. Next step, which one to get. Spent time investigating on that particular mass produced brand. Cost was reasonable, but the bottom 2 models were small for me. Then eventually went to a BBQ store and they sell only one particular brand. Not the mass produced one. The size was good but was just over $1k. If you purchased from them and if you had any issues, the store would work with you to get it fixed so you wouldn't have to deal with the company's customer service. That was a concern for me. I wanted quick response if there were any issues. Eventually found REC TEC. Read reviews and there were a lot of good reviews with the product and customer service. So now, it came down to the cost. So at $998, no tax, however, $128 in shipping cost. Looked at the massed produced unit at $900 (650 sq in size) and the one at the BBQ store at > $1k (all not including tax). If you go on the internet, you will see comparisons between REC TEC vs Other brands. Figured for the extra $150 (vs the one for $900), it would be worth getting the REC TEC. However, I was very reluctant to purchase this thing that was going to get shipped across country. Live in southern cal. But went for it. Came within a week. Shipped on pallet. My son and I spent about 2 hrs putting this thing together (unpackaging it, making sure all the parts were there, etc.). Lifting it up will definitely need 2 people. Pretty robust. Did the 1 hr. seasoning of the cooker at 400 degrees. Had no issues getting there (some reviews stated that it took a long time; probably got there in 20 - 25 minutes); then did my first cooking of 4 slabs of ribs; followed this 3-2-1 recipe on line. Ribs were really tender and flavorful. Gave 2 slabs to a neighbor. The following day, the neighbor called up and said best ribs ever. Few days later, did the same thing for family gathering. Everyone loved the ribs. Funny thing was that when the women saw the grill, they made all comments about the horns and the red color of the grill. Very eye pleasing to them. Bottom line - am very happy with the grill. No issues. Am an engineer and can see a lot of fine details in their design (40 lb hopper, shorter distance from the hopper to heating element, bull horns, REC TEC cut out on the shelf, etc.). Would have given it 5 stars, but if you give anything 5 stars, that means this is the standard and no improvements are needed. And what about durability? Won't know for a couple of years. Improvements - grill is a bit low. Horns are very cool, but maybe extend a little longer? Not use to lifting the hood on the edge. Seems more natural to lift the hood more towards the middle. If there was such a thing about giving it 4.5 stars, I would. Again, happy and satisfied.

  68. RT-680 Great Smoker!!!!!!

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2018

    Very happy with the purchase of a Rec Tec RT-680! At it's price point it is the best smoker on the market. Ordering and shipping were quick and hassle free. Performance of the smoker is excellent, temperatures are rock solid!

    When I received the smoker the lid was warped with a 1/4" gap on one side, but after contacting Rec Tec a new lid was shipped out the next day - THAT'S WHAT I CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!!

  69. Great Smoker

    Posted by on 4th Jan 2018

    I have used a pit barrel smoker before and my brother got a rec tec and I love going to his house and eating anything he throws on the rec tec. Got mine for Christmas and cooked chicken and steak on it so far and have not been dissappointed,

  70. best smoker Ive had in years

    Posted by on 4th Jan 2018

    Had this beast for about a month, have done whole chicken, boston butt, pork ribs(St Louis) and a bunch of jerky. Temp is always spot on, doesnt over smoke, but has thebperfect amountnof smoke on everything Ive done on it. The Jerky, I did use the extreme smoke button and loved thsvreaults of that as well. If your in the market, do youself a favor and geab this beauty up.

    I do recommed the extra shelf. Helped with the jerky, and I did put a chicken on top and a mainade pan below- chicken fell apart it was so juicy and tender!

  71. smoking made easy

    Posted by on 4th Jan 2018

    Easiest smoking I’ve ever done in 50 years. Completely satisfied with 680. Keeps tempature in cold weather, used more pellets but cooked perfect.

  72. Best Smoker and Grill Rolled Into One!!!

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2018

    Put it together in 2 1/2 hours by myself. Burned it out for one hour. Tried it out on a beer can chicken and just set it and forget it. It came out the best chicken I've ever done!!! Next I cooked two racks of ribs and the result was incredibly juicy ribs with just the right amount of Smokey flavor.
    This pellet grill is the best!!!! Going shopping for some brisket and steaks!!!

  73. new grill

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2018

    I have been using a pitt boss this past year and after some research decided to upgrade to a rec tec., actually 2 new rec tecs. The main reason for my change was the stainless drip pan. I was looking for a beast of a grill, the most well built grill i could find. I have been pleasantly surprised with a few of the rec tec features that worked out better than I anticipated. First, it holds its temp almost perfectly, second, easy set up, third very solidly built. I feel the 2k i spent for the two grills was worth it. Sales person was great!
    What do I think could be better? 1. Grill is a little shorter than I like, wish it was 4 inches taller. 2. I prefer metal wheels on pitt boss, seem like less to wear out, i also like the fact that the pitt boss only has wheels on one end. Just a personal preference. There has been no issues so far with the rec tec wheels so far. 3. The pitt boss legs are solid and it doesn’t wobble, the rec tec is simply not as solid in the leg area. It is a heavy grill on top and maybe thats why it will wobble back and forth as you push it around. I have actually considered rebuilding the leg system for xtra stability and making it just a smidge taller.
    Over all...it is the best I have found or cooked on. Beats pittboss and traeger.
    I will prob buy a third portable one soon.

  74. Outstanding Purchase/Product

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2018

    Great smoker. Have used it almost every day since I got it 2 weeks ago. Works terrific. I have smoked and grilled in temperatures below 32 degrees and works like a charm. I got the remote thermometer and set it and the REC TEC does all the work. No complaints at all. I look forward to using it this summer when the temp is 72 degrees and up. Product looks great and works great. Very very satisfied. Solidly built, and works as advertised. Customer service is also TERRIFIC.

  75. Best grill yet

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2018

    Just got the Rec Tex and have only cooked chicken drums and a 4 rib prime roast. Everything came out perfect and I didn’t have to mess with it like my old briquette smoker I’ve had for 18 years.

  76. cold weather champ

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2018

    Cooked two standing rib roasts on Christmas day with the outside temperature hovering at minus two degrees. I thought this cold weather would create some kind of problem, but the grill worked as designed and the roasts were excellent. Fuel consumption was not unusually high.

  77. Sexy looking thang

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2018

    Quality of construction, pellet capacity and temperature control are unmatched in this price range. The Xtreme smoke feature is an added bonus and works well. The temperature is stable even in single digit windy conditions.

  78. top of the line . consistent accurate temperatures

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2018

    Great grill . Top Quality will definitely endorse the RT680

  79. Awesome grill

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2018

    Well built grill.

  80. Oh Boy!

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2018

    We decided to get this because we'll be doing a kitchen remodel and knew we'd need a temporary cooking alternative. We received our REC-TEC RT-680 the week before Christmas 2017 and used it twice on Christmas Day! Loved it and everyone just hung around outside talking about it! I think we had some REC-TEC envy going on! Haven't done anything low and slow on it yet, but are looking forward to using this thing ALOT! Customer Service has been excellent, as well. Had a few questions, which were promptly answered and our Pellets also got lost in the shipping process, but REC-TEC is on it and have the replacement pellets on the way.

  81. Very Pleased With The Product

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2018

    I am so glad I bought this high quality smoker/grill. The design, engineering and construction are excellent. Unlike most of the outdoor products I have used over my years on the Gulf Coast It is very likely to outlast me! Smoke production is wonderful at the lower temps we use for brisket and pork butt and at the higher temperatures it is a wood-fired convection oven producing great flavors and even cooking.
    My only suggestion for improvement is to make the cover looser or use zippers to make it easier to use. I am not even going to attach the front tray until the weather warms up.

  82. well built, easy to use

    Posted by on 1st Jan 2018

    Great delivery guy, product had zero damage. Assembly was a breeze. I noticed there was less smoke with this unit, so the extreme smoke feature is a must. I'm sure this will be my last smoker, anxious to use it more and get more accustomed to everything.

  83. Two Thumbs Up!

    Posted by on 30th Dec 2017

    It's everything it is advertised to be. I live in Northern MN and it's 20 below zero right now and it's holding temperature just fine with the cold weather cover. I have ribs on now, and a brisket after that.

  84. Hard to ruin food

    Posted by on 30th Dec 2017

    I have been using this smoker since July 2017 and cook on it atleast once a week on average. Even in winter at 20 degrees . It does exactly what marketing claims. We love it and believe that it is a worthy investment.

  85. The last Pellet Grill or any grill you will buy

    Posted by on 29th Dec 2017

    For 15 years I used a Holland grill, in 2001 dollars I paid about the same amount as I paid for this grill. Stainless, excellent quality and it served me well for all those years but I found myself adding a smoker box to it to burn pellets or charcoal and it became a monstrosity. And oh yea, it sucked as a smoker. Same investment, advanced technology cooking and the best part, my wife loves it and it makes you a better cook with no guesswork... Nuff said.

  86. So glad I made this purchase!

    Posted by on 29th Dec 2017

    Everything came just as described. I’ve used it for 3 or 4 cooks now. Temperature control spot on. Much better than the Pit Boss 820 I had been using previously. Perfect purchase for my needs. Thanks Ray and the whole Rec Tec team!

  87. first and only

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2017

    This has been the best food we have ever had at our house including take home. I will never order out again. We are having so much fun as well. The RT people are so great with all your needs 100% ,don't forget this Grill has a 6 year warranty. I just cooked a bone in ribeye and use my searing trays for the first time. absolutely perfect Beyond restaurant grade. Thanks again RECTEC

  88. great way to smoke meat.

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2017

    Purchased the 680 to up our game when smoking meats. First try pork shoulder, great day, not feeding charcoal or wood chips all day, plus doing it at a constant 210 degrees. Did six pound brisket Christmas Eve day. Turned out nice and juicy. I did wrap at 3.5 hours and took it to 195, rested for 40 minutes and sliced to eat. Again very good, not watching charcoal all day.

  89. Best Pellet Smoker, Period

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2017

    I love my Rec Tec 680 grill. The buying experience was fantastic. It was easy to order, it was shipped to my home, on time and it was easy to assemble. We even received a call from one of the owners, thanking us for the purchase. The grill is very sturdy with stainless steel parts. I had one issue with the fan motor, initially. It was just a burr on the motor and when I took it out of the housing and spun the fan blade, manually, it broke the burr off and has run great ever since. It is amazing how precise the temperature readings are inside the grill. If you set it at a specific temperature, it rarely deviates from the specific temperature set. In the two weeks that I have had the grill I have smoke baby back ribs, a brisket and a pork butt. I have also grill salmon and smoked side dishes. Everything has been cooked to perfection. The Rec Tec YouTube videos are fantastic. I highly recommend this product

  90. Awesome Grill!

    Posted by on 27th Dec 2017

    The build quality of this grill is impressive and the materials used are heavy duty. The grill performs as good as it looks. For my first cook I did a 10 lb goose and 10 lb prime rib for Christmas dinner and they turned out excellent. The controller on this grill is spot on! My wife bought me a little traeger last year which got me hooked on pellet grills. The traeger had +/- 50 degree temperature swings where as this thing is +/- only a few degrees if any at all. If you are on the fence on purchasing this grill, then I would highly recommend it. You will be very happy.

  91. Can't go wrong with this smoker

    Posted by on 27th Dec 2017

    Short and straight to the point, Bought the "Mini" very impress but it's a "Mini" so bought the full size and triple the cooking space, extremely happy with both smokers (because I use both with different wood pellets at the same time).

  92. Like so much bought a second for the house !!

    Posted by on 27th Dec 2017

    An awesome grill. Don't buy a cheaper one as this is the best value for the money spent. I love my two !!

  93. Very Happy Rec Tec owner!

    Posted by on 27th Dec 2017

    I bought the RT-680 a few weeks before Christmas so I would have time to use it and get familiar with cooking on it before the holiday meals. Assembly was very easy and I completed it in under an hour by myself. Cooking on it is even easier! I am glad to have the RT-680 in my life because smoking meat has never been easier. I have been smoking meats for personal consumption for over 15 years using lump charcoal and I was very hesitant to go to the pellet type smoker in fear it would not be the same wood smoke flavor. Boy was I wrong! I have never got smoke rings and smoke penetration like I can on the RT-680. I have never been able to put meat on a smoker and go to bed and wake up in the morning with the temp right where I left it. You can't do that on a charcoal smoker! Thank you REC TEC! I have not had to use customer service from REC TEC yet but from the research I done theirs is the best. When you get personal cell phone numbers with your order that means they care about their product and your satisfaction!

  94. Best of the Best

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2017

    We bought the big RecTec for ourselves for Christmas. It was a great choice. We cooked for our family for Christmas Eve dinner and everyone was impressed with the steaks and ribs. Excited about cooking more things.

  95. rt 680

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2017

    I'm just getting used to it but so far it's doing a great job on anything I've cooked so far!

  96. held temp within 2 degrees for 4 hours.

    Posted by on 24th Dec 2017

    I just got rt-680 for Christmas and cooked a prime rib on it. It preformed flawlessly. The prime rib was perfect. I cooked baked beans with the prime rib and it was great.
    Looking forward to cooking on it for years to come.

  97. Couldn't be happier

    Posted by on 23rd Dec 2017

    I drove from Atlanta to Augusta to pick up my Rec - Tec after a year of watching YouTube videos for new grills.

    The assembly was quick and very straightforward. I will say the hardest part was getting my wife to help me carry the grill up two flights of stairs to put this on my deck. But it was worth the effort.

    I have cooked 6 turkeys, 5 steaks, 2 salmon, a Brisket, asparagus, and roasted nuts and everything has come out perfect.

    To me, the front shelf and the grilling grates are a must.

    I almost forgot to say, cleanup has been a breeze.

  98. best smoker I ever used

    Posted by on 23rd Dec 2017

    Wow, I've never written a review. I love my truck, I've eaten at wonderful restaurants, I own some spectacular guns and have taken many awesome trips. This smoker/grill has forced me to write my 1st review. And I'm an old man. Did ribs the 1st night I got it. Doing ribeyes tonight. Can't wait to do every receipt on your website.

  99. Our favorite purchase !

    Posted by on 22nd Dec 2017

    My husband and I were introduced to the Rec Tec grill after eating the best brisket we have ever had at y son's house. He said his neighbor had cooked it for him on this "new type" of grill. We all went over to the neighbors and he demonstrated all the quality features and pluses of this type of smoker.
    We live on a lake and have a stick smoker down by the dock. It is a large off set smoker and was not cheap. It took us many trips up and down to the smoker every time we used it and it was hard to regulate the temp.
    We were so amazed at the Rec Tec that on our way home from our son's house we ordered one for ourselves.
    It is wonderful. We have made many believers out of our lake friends. We decided to buy our son one for Christmas and he is so happy.
    The most important aspect of this grill is the customer service. As much as we love our grill we are even more impressed with this company. Their product is great, but their company and employees are even better. Any time we have had any questions we have been called back within a few hours and personally had all our questions answered. Great attitudes by everyone we have dealt with.
    Thank you Rec Tec for having a great product and great company to back it up with!

  100. Set it and forget it

    Posted by on 22nd Dec 2017

    So far I have only done a beef brisket but I just set the temp. to 225 and cooked fat side down for the first 6 hours and then flip to fat side up for the last 6 hours and every hour also sprayed with 50/50 apple cider vinegar and OJ and it turned out great. I sent some with my son to work and his co-workers said it was better than the various local restaurants. I'm doing another one this Christmas eve.

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