The best pitmasters know how to control temperature with air and wood and then monitor their fires to maintain a consistent cook. Now, with a REC TEC, instead of having to mess around with sticks of wood, lumps of charcoal, vents to open and close, distance of fire from food, and countless other annoyances, you can simply set a temperature and you're ready to cook. It's similar how you control the oven in your kitchen, only instead of tasteless hot air or gas flames, you're cooking with flavorful wood smoke; Like a true pitmaster.
CONTROLLED WOOD = CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE
The REC TEC uses wood pellets instead of firewood, meaning that the amount of wood that goes into the fire can be controlled. The Smart Grill processor controls the cycle rate of an auger that controls just how much wood is delivered to the fire pot. Because of this, you can pick a precise temperature - for example, 225℉ and that temperature can be maintained by speeding up or slowing down the rate at which fuel is going into the fire. Instead of cooking something over “medium coals” with all the work that entails, you can now cook with precision, confidence and consistency.
THE GRILL THAT ACTS LIKE A PITMASTER
As soon as you turn on your REC TEC Wood Pellet Grill, the Smart Grill processor goes to work by energizing the igniter rod located in the grill's fire pot and adds just enough fuel to your fire pot to start the fire without smothering the flames. After a few minutes, you can see and smell the smoke coming from your grill.
Then, the thick smoke from the lighting sequence clears and thin clean smoke starts to roll. At this time, your Smart Grill processor starts adding more pellet fuel and your temperature starts to climb towards your selected temperature. As the grill temperature closes in on the temperature you choose as your set point, the Smart Grill processor analyzes the grill's temperature data and calculates the proper pellet feed rate needed to reach that temperature and hold steady while you cook.
When I am asked why someone should buy a Pellet Grill, I think of three things…FLAVOR, CONVENIENCE, AND VERSATILITY. In the past people had to put in a day’s work battling with a charcoal grill or settle for the flavorless food produced by gas grills. Well, lucky for you, those days are over. Pellet Grills maintain a precise temperature for the length of your cook which allows you to achieve juicy, wood-enhanced flavor with ultimate efficiency and convenience.
CONVENIENCE– Once you fill the hopper with pellets, set your temperature and then relax as the grill does all the work.
EFFICIENCY– The blower fan creates a convection current in the grill allowing you to spend less money on your fuel source than charcoal or gas.
VERSATILITY– You can smoke, roast, bake, or sear on a pellet grill. This means you can slow smoke a brisket, bake a Pineapple Upside Down Cake or Sear a juicy ribeye at the touch of a button.
CONSISTENCY– Pellet Grills, especially ones that utilize a P.I.D. Controller, provide a precise temperature every time. It truly takes the guess work out and gives you piece of mind, knowing that you can produce consistently great meals.
With the push of a button, your REC TEC activates its auger and adds a few hardwood pellets to its stainless steel fire pot. At the same time, the REC TEC's igniter begins to heat up and lights those wood pellets. Within a few minutes, the smell of smoke wafts from the smoke stack, the pellets light, your REC TEC roars to life, and the temperature starts to climb toward the temperature you selected. After the fire is lit, the Smart Grill Technology™ processor turns off the igniter and continues adding pellets, making the temperature climb. As your REC TEC closes in on your set point, it slows the climb to prevent overshooting your selected temperature. Our PID Algorithm uses temperature and fuel rate data to determine the amount of fuel needed to achieve or maintain the selected temperature. This is the same process used by commercial bakeries and breweries to maintain consistent temperatures and create repeatable results.
HOW WE DO IT
When you open your REC TEC Grill, the Smart Grill Technology™ processor senses the drop-in temperature and begins adding more fuel to bring the temperature back to what you set. Once you close the lid, the temperature will climb, and your grill will recalculate the amount of fuel required to maintain the selected temperature. REC TEC grills not only compensate for changes in the weather, but also for changes in the temperature of the food inside the grill. This means your REC TEC will maintain the selected temperature throughout the entire cooking process even if the sun goes down or the outside temperature drops dramatically!
WHY IT MATTERS
Many pellet grills use antiquated timing processes to control temperature, causing inconsistent results in differing weather conditions which requires the griller to adjust in order to compensate for those weather conditions. If you are looking for consistent results, you should not settle for a pellet grill that does not use a PID algorithm to control its temperature.
REC TEC grills feature groundbreaking WiFi connectivity, which means you can control your grill from virtually anywhere on the planet. When connected to WiFi, you can turn your grill off and on, or adjust the temperature on the fly. It’s that simple.Need to get your grill started from while on the golf course?
Download the REC TEC Grills app to your phone or smart device, and monitor and chart your cook from afar. Wherever life may take you, REC TEC has you covered.