HOTFLASH Ceramic Ignition System

HOTFLASH Ceramic Ignition System

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This item is compatible with all REC TEC Pellet Grills, EXCEPT for the REC TEC Matador Portable Gas Cooker.

REC TEC grills purchased AFTER March 1, 2017 will come STANDARD with this ignition system. Grills purchased PRIOR to March 1, 2017 can benefit from this as an upgrade.

Our new HOTFLASH Ceramic Ignition System is a game changer. Continuously replacing old metal ignitor rods is a thing of the past as REC TEC’s HOTFLASH Ceramic Ignition System is rated up to 100,000 cycles. This ignitor is shrouded by a stainless sleeve and rises up to 1,800 for rapid pellet ignition. The fire pot design permits the ignitor to be suspended while allowing air to flow around it, keeping it cooler after shut down. Also, the ignitor is isolated from the burn pot; therefore it will not be subject to a constant fire while the grill is in use. 


  • Rated up to 100,000 cycles
  • Up to 1,800 to create a fire within minutes
  • 10 gauge stainless steel construction firepot
  • Indestructible design
  • Integrated ignitor shroud
  • Precision engineered 
  • Includes HOTFLASH Ceramic Ignitor Rod
  • Will Fit Most Traeger Models
  • Much more reliable than outdated steel ignitor cartridges 
  • Complete system ready to install

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102 Reviews

  • Hot flash Ceramic Ingnition system

    Posted by Larry C on 21st Jul 2019

    Best replacement for my 680 that had rusted easy install

  • Ceramic ignition rod

    Posted by Charlito Cordero on 10th Jul 2019

    Works great!

  • HOTFLASH Ceramic Ignition System

    Posted by Bruce Liddel on 8th Jul 2019

    I have a Pit Boss 620 that was going through $70 igniters twice a year. Their firepots (sold separately) are just iron. So I bought one of these. It's almost a drop in replacement. The wrong gender on the molex plug for a PitBoss, and the auger feed hole is 3/8" closer to the bottom on the RecTec, so you'll need some longer sheet metal screws, and something like aluminum foil to serve as a gasket. Works great!

  • Good

    Posted by Brett on 8th Jul 2019

    It works, but it's a lot to pay to repair a grill that was already expensive. Ultimately, $80 was less annoying than constantly tripping the GFCI. I doubt the company is making much/any money off of this retrofit, but it's unfortunate regardless.

  • Hotflash ceramic ignition system

    Posted by Howard Harris on 4th Jul 2019

    Had problem since my grill 3yr ago wouldn’t work in gfi plug plug in house circuit work great move To Mo.same problem call rec tech got fixed ignition system. They charge me 78.00, ceramic one works great. Why charge me not my fault

  • Seconds to lightup!

    Posted by Michael DeLay on 23rd Jun 2019

    Replaced my original RT-300 Mini firebox with the Hotflash Ceramic Ignition System and WOW, the difference on time to lightup the pellets is simply rewarding.

  • Fixes one of the issues with the 680

    Posted by Mike on 8th Jun 2019

    Great upgrade to the 680. The original igniter rods would burn up way too fast, and as they degraded over time, long before they finally wouldn't work at all, would trip a GFI circuit so that you couldn't plug in outside. They also took way too long to ignite. Immediately after installing this, I got instant flame and no more GFI issues. My only gripe is that these should be sent out for free to 680 owners, as Rec Tec fully acknowledges the inherent flaw in their original design as part of their marketing for this product.

  • Best upgrade

    Posted by JW on 3rd Jun 2019

    Great upgrade, I thought the WIFI controller was really awesome. This ceramic pot upgrade is really really awesome. Easy to install just watch the video on Rec Tec YouTube .... pro tip if you have had your smoker for a while spray the 4 bolts on the pot the night before with some “creep” and you’re off to easy street the next day to install!!!...a must have upgrade.

  • Ceramic ignition

    Posted by Malcolm on 18th May 2019

    Lights fast installs easily

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