10 Things to Know

When Buying a Pellet Grill

The main reason for owning a pellet grill is to create great food every time you grill. A well-designed pellet grill will provide years of consistent results and worry free ownership with very little effort or maintenance on your part. Since many people are new to pellet grill technology, we get a lot of questions related to knowing what features are important to have in a pellet grill. We have compiled a top ten list to make things easier for you.



Temperature Control

The most important feature for any pellet grill is having a temperature control algorithm that will hold a constant temperature in any weather condition. Many pellet grills use antiquated timing sequences to maintain temperature. These systems will have temperature variations based upon the weather, which will cause inconsistent results. The best pellet grills use PID algorithms for temperature control. This is the same temperature control technology used by commercial bakeries, breweries, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.  Every REC TEC pellet grill comes standard with our proprietary Smart Grill Technology™ PID temperature controller.  PID Temperature control is the absolute gold standard in temperature control. This is a fact and not an opinion.  Don’t risk another barbeque with an inferior temperature control system.


Stainless Steel - Fire Pot, Flame Deflector, Drip Pan & Grates are a must have.

 If your internal parts rust away, your grill will be useless. Learn about REC TEC Grills committment to Stainless Steel quality.  Even though you will rarely look at your firepot, you will sleep better knowing that it was built to last a lifetime.


Pellet Hopper Size

Having a small hopper creates a risk of running out of fuel on a long overnight cook.  Having a 40 pound hopper eliminates this risk.


Cooking Area

How many square inches does the main cooking area have?  The REC TEC RT-680 has 702 square inches.



Look at the warranty closely to know what is covered, many companies cover electrical components for very short periods. 


Pellet Consumption

Make an effort to learn about the pellet consumption of various models.  The REC TEC RT-680 uses less than 1 pound of pellets per hour at 225˚F on a average summer day.


Dampers, baffles, Heat Zones & Offset firepots

Having to learn about damper & baffle adjustments defeats the entire purpose of owning a pellet grill.  A well engineered pellet grill will not require you to do anything more than select a temperature to have consistent even heat inside your grill.  Furthermore, any grill with a fire pot that is not in the center of the grill just does not make sense.


Gimmicks & Gadgets

Think about your microwave it has tons of features that you probably have no idea how to use them because you just want to heat things up.  Your grill is similar in that all you need is a consistent temperature and you will create awesome results.  Do you really need another remote control in your drawer that is full of unused remote controls?


Customer Service

Will you be dealing with a person reading a script from a computer screen or a person that lives the pellet grill lifestyle? At REC TEC Grills every employee from the bottom to the top owns a REC TEC and knows our product inside and out.  But wait, it gets even better.  Every customer has the ability to call a REC TEC founders cell phone if they feel the need.


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