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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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Check out our reviews on Amazon: REC TEC Wood Pellet Grill - Featuring Smart Grill TechnologyTM




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. Quality at it's finest!

    Posted by on 20th Apr 2018

    Became a Rec Tec family member the beginning of this year and I couldn't be happier. Even though I purchased my RT 680 on Amazon, I still got a phone call from the guys in Georgia to let me know when to expect delivery and make sure I was satisfied. So now, after 4 months of cooking on this beast, not only am I satisfied but planning my next Rec Tec purchase (got my eyes on the Bullseye). Examples of meals that have come out of it are pulled pork, ribs, brisket, Mac n cheese, apple crumble, pork tenderloin, beer can chicken, tri tip, salmon steaks... The 680 is masterful at getting to and keeping temperature, producing plenty of smoke on the low end, solid construction, and looking GOOD.

  2. Excellent Experience

    Posted by on 20th Apr 2018

    I've had a gmg Daniel Boone for 8 years and wanted to upgrade. Was actually shopping Yoder when I came accross youtube on 10 things you should know before buying a pellet smoker and was intrigued enough to do further research. After a LOT of research I found no better bang for you hard earned buck than rec tec. Three weeks in and I totally see a quality difference from my Green Mountain Grill. Nice Product and excellent service.

  3. 8 hour smoke

    Posted by on 20th Apr 2018

    Day one assembly was easy then I did 1 hr burn at 400 degrees no problems then I set it at 250 to smoke some meat then it died 1/2 hr later swapped the fuse no fix. I call rectec for support they had me do a few things then shipped me out a new controller part came quickly 2 day shipping. The part was an easy install. I did the 1 hr burn at 400 degrees again with no problems then I did a 8 hr pork belly smoke with no issues. Thanks for the quick fix rec tec!

  4. love this grill

    Posted by on 20th Apr 2018

    I’ve cooked on it five times now and I have no complaints. It is great

  5. New to smoking, love this grill!

    Posted by on 20th Apr 2018

    I have only had the grill for 2 weeks, but my wife and I are amazed at how well meat and vegetables cook and taste on this machine. We have bought new cookbooks and are on the Rec Tec website constantly looking for techniques and tips. We are trying our first 3-2-1 ribs and are going grocery shopping for some bulk cuts of meat this weekend.
    The machine itself was easy to put together (but heavy, 2 persons recommended) and the controls are very intuitive.

  6. Awesome Company! Awesome Products!

    Posted by on 18th Apr 2018

    I did a lot of research, watched a ton of videos etc. and decided to pull the trigger on the rt-680. The quality is second to none. On top of that, support during and after the sale was impeccable. The way the REC TEC company runs its business should be a model for all other companies.

  7. Outstanding!

    Posted by on 17th Apr 2018

    I wanted to wait a couple of months before I made my review. I wanted to get a couple of cooks in, and I have to say I absolutely love my Rec Tec! It does everything I've wanted it to and then some. My wife and kids are thrilled with the meals I have made for them so far! The quality of the grill is far better than any other grill I've owned! I'm super excited to own one of these and highly recommend this brand to anyone in the market! My only complaint /advice is the shirts run a little small so buy a size bigger!

  8. Great smoker

    Posted by on 16th Apr 2018

    The rt-680 has a solid build. The smoker fires right up and produces great smoke. I look forward to many years of wonderful meals. My first cook 2 London broils a beer can chicken and 2 rack of ribs. Everything was great. The only thing that can be improved is the shipping and container it comes in, truly the only weak link.

  9. I've already converted a BGE user

    Posted by on 15th Apr 2018

    I'd never cooked a brisket before. After the first attempt on the RT-680 my buddy is ready to get rid of his Egg and get a pellet smoker. In hindsight, I probably wish I had spent the extra money on the 700 with the wifi temp control - that would have been a nice feature to have at 3 AM when I decided to turn the temp up about 20 degrees and I could have done it from bed. No complaints about the unit though - everything works perfectly.

  10. Many smokers out there, Rec Tec clearly the best!!!

    Posted by on 13th Apr 2018

    I've had charcoal, gas and pellet smokers over the years, but my new Rec Tec RT680 puts them all to shame! The outstanding temp control makes for the best smoked meats I've ever cooked. I would highly recommend Rec Tec grills to anyone who wants to put delicious food on the dinner table.

  11. great Grill

    Posted by on 13th Apr 2018

    Easy to assemble, solid Construction, I am very pleased with my new Rec Tec 680 Grill, I look forward to many years of good use

  12. best grill ever

    Posted by on 11th Apr 2018

    This is the best smoker ever.

  13. Solid grill and smoker

    Posted by on 11th Apr 2018

    I replaced a 16 year old traeger with this beast and I am very happy with it! From smoking a pork butt to grilling porter houses and everything in between. Everything has turned out perfectly!

    In my opinion pellet grills are the way to go and my Rec Tec has been everything I need it to be.

  14. Best Choice

    Posted by on 10th Apr 2018

    So far I love my new grill. I've only had a couple opportunities to use it and wlll take getting used to but worth the effort. From the available information , to the customer service and willingness to answer everything including questions I didn't think to ask , to the over engineering and understated quality. Without a doubt and no regrets I will glady and proudly recommend rec tec

  15. Worked Great

    Posted by on 9th Apr 2018

    Since I received my new smoker I have smoked different kinds of meat and they all came out great.

  16. RT680

    Posted by on 7th Apr 2018

    Coming from a 10 year Big Green Egg owner, this is the best grill I have ever owned.

    I love my BGE, but since I’ve owned the RT680 I haven’t touched it.

    I’m so glad I finally pulled the trigger on a Rec Tec grill. No regrets!

  17. The best grill ever!

    Posted by on 7th Apr 2018

    I have really enjoyed the use of my Rec Tec grill. I have cooked all kinds of different meats and other items on my Rec Tec and let me tell you that I am really impressed with the grill. The way you can set it and walk away is the best part. I don't have to steady maintain the fire like in my other grills. The quality of the grill is top notch. Its mostly stainless steel which will last a long time. I am so glad I purchased this grill and if you do you will not be disappointed.

  18. Old reliable that gives the same great results time after time!

    Posted by on 6th Apr 2018

    First off, I had “another” popular brand pellet grill that I gave away. I bought my 680 in 2016 and use it several times a week. In the winter months in North Dakota that is saying something! It is fantastic in so many ways. Ton of cooking area, built like a tank, holds a temp like nothing else I have seen, huge pellet hopper, the best customer service ever, and really cool horns for handles! There is nothing bad about this grill in my opinion. And it puts one heck of a smoke ring on your BBQ!

  19. RT-680 Best Option Hands Down

    Posted by on 6th Apr 2018

    First pellet grill and cooked bacon in it which was great not smelling the house up and little clean up compared to baking, frying, etc. Bacon was excellent too and easy to do. Cooked a brisket for the first time and that came out better than restaurant quality according to the family and easy to do. Took a long time to smoke 22.5 hrs and glad I had the bigger hopper unlike the other grills I looked at. Quality is top notch, easy to put together. I had a shipping problem and customer service went above and beyond so I can say the customer service is excellent too.

  20. If you want quality spend the extra bucks

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2018

    This is my second pellet grill
    This is also my last one
    The quality is far better than my last grill which
    Was a good grill it seems very efficient on
    Pellets has produced some great cooks
    This grill is just fun to use you can see the quality
    I did have to call on set up someone picked up
    And solved issue in one minute just follow written instructions go figure
    5 stars well thought out.

  21. RT-680 Review

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2018

    I've had the grill for about three weeks...very easy to put together and operate. So far, I've tried burgers and ribs. Both turned out very well. Recommend aluminum foil in the grease bucket as well as over the drip pan. Only minor downside so far...you have to be careful with the cover as it is a tight fit and there are a few pointy edges on the grill. Looking forward to first whole chicken next week.

  22. Why didn't I buy a RecTec sooner?

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2018

    Seldom in life do you make a purchase that you are totally satisfied with and have no regrets. For me, the Rec Tec was such a purchase.
    My family loves the look, the ease of using, and the quality construction of the Rec Tec.

  23. Completely Satisfied!!

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2018

    I have been looking at pellet grills for over a year and couldn't decide which one to purchase until I started reading reviews. I finally decided on the 680 after reading reviews on multiple brands. I couldn't be more satisfied. I've only had it for a month. The steaks, burgers, ribs and chicken have all surpassed my expectations. I love setting the temperature and forgetting while smoking ribs. My wife asks every weekend what are you cooking this weekend!!

  24. amazing

    Posted by on 3rd Apr 2018

    The 680 is amazing! It holds temp perfect even when it's 30 degrees out!

  25. Loving it!!!

    Posted by on 2nd Apr 2018

    So easy to use I feel like I am cheating, turn it on, get to temp, put in meat and walk away. Best ribs and pork butt I have done without having to add more wood every 90-120 minutes, no worry about temp regulation. This things holds the temp within 2 degrees at all times. Worth every penny!!!

  26. Goodbye Egg

    Posted by on 2nd Apr 2018

    I thought it would be impossible for me to ever consider giving up my Big Green Egg. After a cook out at a friends house who had no BBQ experience, but was using his new pellet smoker (not rectec, poor fool) and tasting his food, I realized there may be something to this. I did my research and decided the RT 680 was the way to go. Sold the BGE in 45 minutes of posting one Sunday, went online and did the order and I was assembling my new grill the following Friday. I now have double the cooking area and FAR more control over my smoker than I ever thought possible. I really didn't know how much time I was spending monitoring my temps in the BGE. I also seriously love the fact that I don't have to spend an hour or more cleaning, building a fire, and dialing the temp in. To those who say stick or coal fires are the true way to smoke, I say: I know how to make a fire and don't need more practice. With the ease and extra time, I am smoking more often and have began to remember the love of prepping to cook. I have really taken my product up a few notches. Family and friends are all buying new belts.

  27. Mark my words: REC TEC will dominate the pellet smoker world

    Posted by on 2nd Apr 2018

    After many wonderful years of outdoor cooking using various pieces of equipment I decided that as I have become older it was time to try something easier.

    After many hours of research I decided on REC TEC.

    I have cooked/smoked many, many times on my RT-680. Everything we tried turned out perfect!
    This is easy to use – set and forget. Easy to clean up. Very low maintenance.

    Brisket – best results I’ve ever had.
    Bacon – easy and all the messy grease goes into the drip bucket.
    Chocolate Chip Cookies – came out just like we cooked them in the oven inside (not too much smoke flavor though)
    Smoked Meatloaf – perfectly done. Much better than on my charcoal grill.
    Smoked Chickens – moist and juicy with perfectly golden crispy skin.
    Smoked Apple Crumble – outstanding dessert that was gobbled up quickly.
    Smoked Chuck Roast – like a “poor man’s brisket”. My favorite so far!!

    Buy a REC TEC! I enthusiastically give it 5 stars!


    Posted by on 2nd Apr 2018

    I have only had my grill for 2 weeks now but it has been used every week and it continues to impress me. I'm an old school wood smoker and was leery about making the change to pellets but here I am....loving it....no regrets and nothing but pride of ownership!

  29. awesome product

    Posted by on 30th Mar 2018

    I’ve been a Holland grill fan for 26 yrs but the moment I cooked on the 680 I could see the Holland was no comparison to this awesome grill/smoker. I was hesitant at first but with the support of the team at rec tec and the awesome 6 yr warranty how could I not take the plunge. My Holland would barely hold 10 lbs of chicken but the rec tec held 20 lbs with no problem, anybody that knows me and my chicken knows that I at least cook 20 to 30 lbs every time I cook so my peeps can enjoy it along with the fam!!! Thanks for a great product!!!

  30. Very Happy

    Posted by on 30th Mar 2018

    I just got this grill and have only used it once so far. The assembly wasn't the easiest with some tight spots but I got it together without too much trouble. I like how the hopper holds 40lbs of pellets. It starts up easy. The stainless parts are much heavier than the Traeger I had before. I do a lot of cooking for the crew at work so I use the large grilling space regularly. I was able cook 70 sausages and dogs on it no problem and it cooks very evenly. Much better than the Traeger did. I'm thinking about getting rid of my smaller green mountain and Traeger at home and getting one of these instead. Time will tell as I use it more.

  31. AWESOME!!!

    Posted by on 30th Mar 2018

    First use was for Tri tip. Everyone loved it. Next day we made babyback ribs. Wonderful flavor. Last night we had the reverse seared ribeyes, Fantastic flavor.

  32. Build Quality

    Posted by on 28th Mar 2018

    I chose this brand due to all the reviews by users like myself, as well as professional reviewers. All reviews spoke of unsurpassed build quality as well as product support. You can believe them!

  33. very satisfied cant go wrong!

    Posted by on 27th Mar 2018

    Totally satisfied with my purchase can’t go wrong with this grill . I researched Trager ,green Mountain Rex tec was more money but way worth it . Friends have tragers older and newer versions, and They have had to replace parts on them sooner then they should be. Construction and materials are better than the other grills that I have researched Don’t hesitate if you want it because of the price I paired mine with the smoke thermometer from Thermoworks I have done ribs pork butts and chicken bratwurst and pork belly . I have had the grill for three weeks everything came out wonderfull. The 40 pound hopper is a real plus on overnight cooks . DONT HESITATE GET YOU ONE!!!

  34. Smoke them all

    Posted by on 27th Mar 2018

    Comparing the quality of every smoker I could find on the market, the Rec Tec stand above all. Quality, design, ease of use. This is the one.

  35. It's a winner

    Posted by on 27th Mar 2018

    My wife's son bought a 680 about a year ago and has sung its praises ever since. I finally broke down and replaced my old S/S grill with a 680 and had two successes in two tries. Even my skeptical wife now is an enthusiast, shoving You-Tube videos under my nose, saying, "We need to try this one...." And it's only March in the wet, soggy PNW. Just wait till grilling season gets here!

    And I have to praise REC-TEC staff. I needed a piece that got lost in transit and it was on its way before I hung up the phone. For reals. THAT's service!

  36. It Even Saved Christmas!

    Posted by on 27th Mar 2018

    This review is long overdue. We got our RT680 almost a year ago. Here's our experience:

    After making that $1000 mistake you see Rec Tec talk about in their ads, having nothing but trouble with Traeger's grill, and then fighting with them to honor their own return policy, we researched every other brand out there extensively. Long story short, everything pointed towards Rec Tec being the best bang for the buck.

    We ordered the "kitchen sink" bundle (now AKA the Pitmaster bundle), and have used the hell out of the grill. It's performed flawlessly in temperatures from 100 degrees down to 40 (about as cold as it ever gets here). Temperature control is excellent in any of those temperatures and even a moderate wind doesn't seem to impact performance.

    Food turns out great, and we're equally happy with all the accessories we got. As mentioned in the headline, it even saved this last Christmas for us. Our oven broke on Christmas morning, and I had visions of the Chinese restaurant scene from 'A Christmas Story'. I said "not gonna happen" and fired up the Rec Tec. The entire dinner, including a 10 lb boneless prime rib, all came out absolutely perfect on the Rec-Tec. I even baked the dessert on the Rec-Tec.

    We've used our RT680 more than the oven the last year (the joys of Calif weather), and it's performed flawlessly the entire time. Infinitely better than a Traeger in every way, and I'd put mine up against grills and smokers costing 3x as much.

  37. Amazing smoker

    Posted by on 26th Mar 2018

    Just received my Rec Tec a few weeks ago and couldn’t be happier. Very solid build and great instructions with quality parts. Even the horns for handles wowed me with how heavy they were. Smoked some wings and they turned out great. Waiting for the weather to cooperate a little more so I can get some ribs and pork butts going.

  38. Unbelievable

    Posted by on 25th Mar 2018

    This is the absolute best grill out there for the price. 200 pounds and sturdy. Never fails. Makes me look like a gourmet chef! You will not regret investing in this grill

  39. GREAT quality grill

    Posted by on 24th Mar 2018

    bought a traeger, it broke on 3rd cook. replaced with a rectec, this is on a different level- higher quality across the board, no comparison.

  40. buy this grill

    Posted by on 24th Mar 2018

    This thing is awesome I’ve had it for 4 weeks and my neighbor and good buddy are both ordering one highly recommend this grill

  41. Loving it so far

    Posted by on 23rd Mar 2018

    Recently received my grill and done a few cooks so far. Its all turned out excellent and my family loves it. I had a question and sent an email out at night, early the next morning I got a call back with a simple explanation. Gotta love that response time. Grill keeps temperature better than the oven in my house.

  42. Awesome Grill

    Posted by on 23rd Mar 2018

    This grill is everything I anticipated it to be and more. I am very pleased with my purchase. First time ribs were excellent and will be using it regularly.

  43. nice well made grill/smoker/oven... whichever you want to call it

    Posted by on 22nd Mar 2018

    Very pleased with this grill so far... have cooked on it probably 8 times since I had it and it does awesome!!! I will say it takes some getting use to but I’m sure I’m going to enjoy this grill for many years to come

  44. 680 all the way....

    Posted by on 22nd Mar 2018

    First off I would like to thank rec Tec for the awesome customer service. I ordered a 680 and it was delivered damaged. I called them and explained to them the damage. Took a few pics and 3 days later I had a dent free smoker. Now on to what you want you want to know. I was going to purchase a Yoder at first. I did a lot of research hours upon hours.....then I stumbled across the rec Tec. My eyes were instantly drawn towards the look of the smoker. It was love at first sight. Now I had to do more research.....well I bought it and couldn't be happier, nor the family. My first cook was a ham. Holy ##$% BEST IVE EVER EATEN PERIOD. If your looking for a smoker, well look no farther. You have found what your looking for. You may ask why I didn't choose the 700? I like the red lid and that was it......hope this helps with your decision.

  45. Great Company and Product

    Posted by on 22nd Mar 2018

    This is a great company with great customer service. They sell a great product and I absolutely love it. If you are on the fence get off the fence and join the REC TEC Family I say family because that is how well they take care of their customers.

  46. Best pit I've ever owned

    Posted by on 21st Mar 2018

    Easy to order, easy to set up and grills better than any pit I have ever used, It's almost like cheating. It burns pellets very efficiently, to the point it will pay for its self in the amount of charcoal I was buying for conventional pits (I cook a lot on a pit).

  47. so far so good

    Posted by on 21st Mar 2018

    initial start up was a problem but your service tech helped me through it. ive used the grill maybe four times and it will maintain the temp spot on once you get it warmed up. i still have only filled the pellet box on the first use so pellet use is not an issue.this is my second pellet grill and i like the convience of pellet grills. the gage of steel i thicker than my old trager and it seems to be better made.

  48. awesome product and even better customer service

    Posted by on 21st Mar 2018

    This thing rocks! I had another brand beforehand that shall remain unnamed and this thing out performs it 10 fold! The ability to add accessories and additional space with the box is awesome! Great results every time.

  49. Easy to Assemble, Hard Not to Love

    Posted by on 20th Mar 2018

    It was intimidating to have a box arrive on a pallet with assembly required, but the included directions made it pretty easy to understand.

    The first thing I cooked was a whole brisket and it received rave reviews from my guests, who are generally brutally honest. How can you not love great food?

  50. Just buy it!

    Posted by on 20th Mar 2018

    Words can not express how much I love this grill. I had a stick burner and after reading about this grill I decided to give it a shot. I have had it about three weeks, and have already smoked some ribs, a brisket, tri tip, chicken, turkey, and a pork tenderloin. Everything came out amazing! Last week I sold my stick burner and don’t plan to ever look back. Great job Rec Tec!

  51. Love My New RecTec 680 Grill and acold Smoke Box

    Posted by on 20th Mar 2018

    I can't say enough about this grill. I've fixed Fall off the bone Ribs, chicken quarters, Rib eye steaks and bacon with excellent results. The Smoke Box works great for keeping food warm and smoking while waiting to see eat. The temperature control holds with in 5 degrees. Searing plates give you great sear marks on your steaks.

  52. rt680

    Posted by on 19th Mar 2018

    Only used a couple of times but love how it works

  53. Best Buy so Far!!!!

    Posted by on 19th Mar 2018

    I've been hesitant to buy it because of the price, but i finally pulled the trigger on it and its been the best buy so far. The material quality seems great and so far i haven't had to call anyone for issues. I put it together in under an hour with no issues. I love the fact that i can just turn it on set it to a temp and walk away knowing that the PID will do all the work. I no longer have to worry about temps and vents to make sure the fire stays lit. I fill it with pellets and walk away.

    I've owned a few grills so far and this one is by far the best. If everything keeps up the way it is i'm going to buy the Bullseye next.

    Keep up the good work guys!!! Great product.

  54. From Better to Best

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2018

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

  55. HOT

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2018

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

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

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2018

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

  57. awesome smoker

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2018

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

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

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2018

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

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

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted by on 14th Mar 2018

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

  61. Hands Down the Best Pellet Grill

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2018

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

  62. Best Purchase in recent memory!

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2018

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

  63. exceeded my expectations!

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2018

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

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

  64. Best Grill Ever

    Posted by on 12th Mar 2018

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

  65. VERY Pleased!

    Posted by on 12th Mar 2018

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

  66. Smoking Saturday!

    Posted by on 12th Mar 2018

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

  67. Looks great, sounds great and works great!

    Posted by on 10th Mar 2018

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

  68. instant upgrade

    Posted by on 10th Mar 2018

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

  69. Best for your money

    Posted by on 9th Mar 2018

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

  70. Cooks great

    Posted by on 9th Mar 2018

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

  71. RT680

    Posted by on 9th Mar 2018

    The best grill ever!

  72. Best damn investment i've made

    Posted by on 9th Mar 2018

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

  73. LOVE IT!

    Posted by on 8th Mar 2018

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

  74. Excellent product

    Posted by on 8th Mar 2018

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

  75. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by on 6th Mar 2018

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

  76. Outstanding Grill

    Posted by on 6th Mar 2018

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

  77. best and most Efficient grill I have owned

    Posted by on 5th Mar 2018

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

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

    Posted by on 3rd Mar 2018

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

  79. 680

    Posted by on 3rd Mar 2018

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

  80. Freaking Excellent

    Posted by on 2nd Mar 2018

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

  81. Always in beast mode!

    Posted by on 28th Feb 2018

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

  82. Best Grill Ever

    Posted by on 28th Feb 2018

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

  83. great grill at good price.

    Posted by on 27th Feb 2018

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

  84. RecTec Smokes the Competition

    Posted by on 27th Feb 2018

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

  85. after a lot of research.

    Posted by on 26th Feb 2018

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

  86. wow what a great product

    Posted by on 26th Feb 2018

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

  87. best grill ever

    Posted by on 24th Feb 2018

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


    Posted by on 23rd Feb 2018

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

  89. I think I got my money's worth

    Posted by on 22nd Feb 2018

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

  90. Texas smoker

    Posted by on 22nd Feb 2018

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

  91. fantastic customer service

    Posted by on 22nd Feb 2018

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

  92. fantastic customer service

    Posted by on 22nd Feb 2018

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

  93. Awesome grill!!!

    Posted by on 21st Feb 2018

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

  94. great pellet smoker

    Posted by on 20th Feb 2018

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

  95. 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 .

  96. 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!!

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

  99. 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!

  100. 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!!!!

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