Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi 36-Inch Pellet Grill - PG36CL
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Camp Chef pellet grills are warrantied to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the original date of purchase (excluding paint and finish).

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Ipassgas
Idaho
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

This grill rocks!

I've had the Woodwind wifi 36 for over a month now. I've done at least 15 cooks. Ribs, ham, pork loin, pizza, burgers, brats, steaks, chicken whole, quarters, wings, pork chops, etc! I haven't done a brisket yet, but that'll be this weekend for Memorial Day. The wifi connection works great. Ability to change smoke level is also a great feature. I've compared the temp probes against my meater probes as well as a Maverick temp monitor and the temp probes are spot on. The "set" temp of the grill is also very consistent with where you set it. Maintains temp well also.The slide and sear feature works great as well. Better than the pit boss slide and sear feature. I was skeptical on the slide and sear because you are counting on the flame to come up through the vents on the grill plate. The flames do come through the vents, but it also creates a larger "hot spot" to sear than the pit boss. OUTSTANDING! The pellet dump is also a great feature. Lots of my friends have Traegers and i can easily say this grill is every bit as good as the Timberiine 1300. Better in my opinion and 1/2 the cost. I also have the Sidekick. Great bonus. I've done a couple breakfasts on the griddle. It's not huge, but a great small flat top for any meal for my family of 5. I have the grill box for the sidekick and it works great too. I've seared steaks in there instead of on the grill as a comparison, and both work great. I do have the artisan pizza oven for the sidekick, but haven't tried it yet. I will this week. Bottom line, you can't go wrong with this beautiful grill. I absolutely love it! Camp Chef has on outstanding reputation and their customer service gets great reviews. I haven't needed customer service, but from what I've read from others, they are great. If you're considering this grill, consider no more. Buy it! You won't regret it.

 

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Ipassgas
Idaho
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Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

This grill Rocks!

I've had the Woodwind wifi 36 for over a month now. I've done at least 15 cooks. Ribs, ham, pork loin, pizza, burgers, brats, steaks, chicken whole, quarters, wings, pork chops, etc! I haven't done a brisket yet, but that'll be this weekend for Memorial Day. The wifi connection works great. Ability to change smoke level is also a great feature. I've compared the temp probes against my meater probes as well as a Maverick temp monitor and the temp probes are spot on. The "set" temp of the grill is also very consistent with where you set it. Maintains temp well also.The slide and sear feature works great as well. Better than the pit boss slide and sear feature. I was skeptical on the slide and sear because you are counting on the flame to come up through the vents on the grill plate. The flames do come through the vents, but it also creates a larger "hot spot" to sear than the pit boss. OUTSTANDING! The pellet dump is also a great feature. Lots of my friends have Traegers and i can easily say this grill is every bit as good as the Timberiine 1300. Better in my opinion and 1/2 the cost. I also have the Sidekick. Great bonus. I've done a couple breakfasts on the griddle. It's not huge, but a great small flat top for any meal for my family of 5. I have the grill box for the sidekick and it works great too. I've seared steaks in there instead of on the grill as a comparison, and both work great. I do have the artisan pizza oven for the sidekick, but haven't tried it yet. I will this week. Bottom line, you can't go wrong with this beautiful grill. I absolutely love it! Camp Chef has on outstanding reputation and their customer service gets great reviews. I haven't needed customer service, but from what I've read from others, they are great. If you're considering this grill, consider no more. Buy it! You won't regret it.

 

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SkyJenx
Sanford, NC
Verified Purchaser
Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Stands Behind the product

The grill is a beast and is the only grill you need but I had a few issues with it. With that said the customer service is the best in the business. Every issue I had was quickly addressed. The customer service department communicated quickly and sent the replacement parts without hassle. This grill is a beast!

 

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Dan23dan23
Phoenix, AZ
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Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

You need a Sidekick and you need it NOW!

I love this thing! I didn't know I needed it until I got it! Now I cook breakfast on it, sear meats after a low smoke, smash burgers never tasted better!

 

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Brewdogz
Minnesota
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Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Sidekick sear

The sidekick sear is a perfect addition to the grill. Awesome for a final sear or propane grilling a quick chop or two. It should come standard!

 

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Otto
Potomac, Illinois
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Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

sidekick really tops off smoker

sidekick is very useful. i have the griddle attachment to help with everything

 

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Hourvitz
St Augustine, Florida
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Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Griddle

Easy to use, easy to clean and drops right on to the side kick. Heats evenly and has an ample cooking surface. A bit heavy.

 

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DerekT
Dallas, TX
Verified Purchaser
Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Hard to describe how good this thing is

I got the woodwind 36 a few months ago. I'm in Texas and have been smoking all manner of meats for a long time...webers, offset smokers, and even gas grills (when I used to live in an apartment, please don't tell them!) - this thing has completely blown away my expectations. My Brother-in-Law and Father-in-Law both have Traegers, and there are so many upgrades in the Camp Chef vs. the Traeger that when it comes time to replace their smoker they'll definitely be making the switch. The meat probes are super helpful, the ash clean out is much better designed, and the ability to direct heat sear solves the problem of "how do I get a good crust on this steak". My brother and father (not the in-laws) have both picked up Woodwinds now (the 24) and love them. I'd say go bigger if you can though...no one ever regrets having more space on a smoker and the extra cost spread out over the many years of using it is well worth the cost.

 

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DerekT
Dallas, TX
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Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Hard to describe how good this thing is

I got the woodwind 36 a few months ago. I'm in Texas and have been smoking all manner of meats for a long time...webers, offset smokers, and even gas grills (when I used to live in an apartment, please don't tell them!) - this thing has completely blown away my expectations. My Brother-in-Law and Father-in-Law both have Traegers, and there are so many upgrades in the Camp Chef vs. the Traeger that when it comes time to replace their smoker they'll definitely be making the switch. The meat probes are super helpful, the ash clean out is much better designed, and the ability to direct heat sear solves the problem of "how do I get a good crust on this steak". My brother and father (not the in-laws) have both picked up Woodwinds now (the 24) and love them. I'd say go bigger if you can though...no one ever regrets having more space on a smoker and the extra cost spread out over the many years of using it is well worth the cost.

 

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DerekT
Dallas, TX
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Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Hard to describe how good this thing is

I got the woodwind 36 a few months ago. I'm in Texas and have been smoking all manner of meats for a long time...webers, offset smokers, and even gas grills (when I used to live in an apartment, please don't tell them!) - this thing has completely blown away my expectations. My Brother-in-Law and Father-in-Law both have Traegers, and there are so many upgrades in the Camp Chef vs. the Traeger that when it comes time to replace their smoker they'll definitely be making the switch. The meat probes are super helpful, the ash clean out is much better designed, and the ability to direct heat sear solves the problem of "how do I get a good crust on this steak". My brother and father (not the in-laws) have both picked up Woodwinds now (the 24) and love them. I'd say go bigger if you can though...no one ever regrets having more space on a smoker and the extra cost spread out over the many years of using it is well worth the cost.

 

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Expert Review

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The Skinny:
  • Outstanding 1,236 square inches of total cooking space
  • Slide and Grill functionality effortlessly offers indirect cooking
  • Smart Smoke technology delivers excellent smoke infusion
  • Respectable 22-pound pellet hopper with quick release function
  • Control from your phone with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity

“Great-tasting food will always bring people together.” That’s the mantra behind Camp Chef, an industry mainstay from 1990 that builds some of the camp-friendliest outdoor cookware we’ve seen. That brings us to the Camp Chef Woodwind Wi-Fi 36-inch pellet grill — if you want the ease of pellet grill smoking and the satisfaction of toggling indirect cooking on and off with a convenient knob, you’re in the right place. If you don’t, try it for yourself.

This is a great pellet grill built with respectable results, above-average construction, and a few tucked-away bells and whistles to get you, well, whistling. Everything we asked of the Camp Chef Woodwind Wi-Fi, it did well. We loaded it chock-full of meat; it gave us great smoke and better bark. We set high expectations for temperature evenness; it met them. Even ash disposal turned out effortless by comparison. (Have we got your attention yet?) If you’re intrigued so far, good news! It gets even better.

Performance:

From preheats to smoked meats, Camp Chef Woodwind Wi-Fi proves a solid contender for your pellet grill of choice.

First up? Thermocouple tests. Setting the pellet grill to the “smoke” function (160°F, give or take), we left the grill alone for an hour. The thermocouples indicated an average overall grill temperature of 192°F, with a low level of deviancy — the outlier was our probe in the top-left quadrant at approximately 30 degrees higher. That’s a better batting average than many indoor ovens out there today. (With that said, we don’t want to see any of those pumping out smoke.)

Next, we ran our preheat and evenness tests on high, which pauses at about 500°F. After 15 minutes with Camp Chef’s Slide and Grill heat deflector covering the firepot, the Camp Chef Woodwind’s average cooking grid temperature sat at 320°F. (Does that sound low? Maybe. But with the Slide and Grill plate pulled away from the firepot, 15 minutes will give you plenty enough heat for great searing.) For the high-heat evenness test, we ran the pellet grill for 30 minutes; the average cooking grid temperature was about 439°F. Our pal in the top-left quadrant was once again the furthest off, at 100 degrees above the average.

And now, for the number science you can eat! Chef Tony covered the pellet grill surface with 28 4-inch patties; we saw consistent, even results, barring a few in the leftmost quarter of the cooking grates. Afterward, uncovered the firepot with that heat deflector to sear those beautiful steaks we all love so much. He had this to say: “Searing can definitely be a challenge with some pellet grills, but with Camp Chef’s Woodwind? This was not the case. I was very impressed with the all-over, steakhouse-like crust I was able to put on my steaks.” When asked more, he added: “The direct flame provides enough heat to get a nice crust before the inside is over-done. Whereas a pellet grill without the option of the direct flame does make it a little bit hard to sear a steak without just kind of you know, baking it through.”

“Great,” you ask, “but what about low and slow?” Don’t worry — we weren’t going to forgo the tried-and-true test of any pellet grill. For this final real-world test, we buried the Woodwind grates in a few solid pork shoulders, a smattering of baby back ribs, an entire chicken, a few handfuls of sausages, and whatever vegetables we could fit around them. (Not many.) The result? Chef Tony packed nearly 20 folks full of perfectly smoked grub. What more could we ask for?

Quality:

Camp Chef Woodwind Wi-Fi pellet grill is built solidly with reasonable components for this class.

Great performance isn’t our only measuring stick for a great pellet grill, so let’s discuss Chef Tony’s favorite topic: XRF scanners and digital calipers. The pellet grill lid clocked in at 14-gauge, 304-grade stainless steel; the enameled steel rods of the cooking grids measured nearly 5 millimeters thick. (The extra top grates are coated in nickel instead, but still about 5 millimeters thick.) We determined 17-gauge powder-coated steel for the firebox. Meanwhile, the firepot itself registered 304-grade stainless steel construction, and its Slide and Grill heat deflector is 16-gauge steel. Above that, the drip tray diffuser pan is built from 13-gauge steel.

That’s right: we pivoted straight back into the number science! So, what’s that mean for you? The Camp Chef Woodwind pellet grill is not only an above-average construction for this class of grill, but it’s respectably well-built. Then again, it’s consistent with what we’ve seen from Camp Chef in the past. If you’re already a fan of the brand, the Woodwind Wi-Fi will only make you a bigger believer; if you’re interested in taking it for a spin, this is certainly solid quality for the price point.

Features:

The Camp Chef Woodwind Wi-Fi pellet grill doesn’t skimp on functionality, but the rockstar feature is its painlessly simple indirect cooking.

Camp Chef Woodwind’s Smart Smoke feature is a great place to start. For that mountain of smoked grub, Chef Tony ran the smoke setting at 10. “It makes a very noticeable difference.” (Check our video above to see what it did for the barbecue’s bark!) And this pellet grill doesn’t stop there: it packs plenty of pellets with that 22-pound hopper, and that’s a generous size for longer low-and-slow smoke sessions. There’s a knob for a quick and dirty pellet purge — whether you’re stowing the grill or swapping out pellet flavors, it’s a great touch. Beneath the lid, the main cooking surface is boosted by a pair of bonus removable cooking grids. Boy, do we love those top racks: fill out an entire second cooking surface, stagger them, or space them for whatever you have in mind. Combined, that’s a whopping 1,236 square inches of grilling and smoking space.

With “Wi-Fi” in the name, we expect a certain standard of convenience. Camp Chef didn’t disappoint here: the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled PID controller does what you’d expect, allowing smartphone integration to the grill’s interface. Some grills let you see the readings, and that’s it. Here? Not so. Manage the pellet grill’s temperature, adjust the smoke levels, and even monitor (and label!) any of the 4 meat probes to watch your session’s progress. Not attracted to that feature? Don’t worry about it: keep your smoking style old school, and simply use the PID controller’s physical knob instead.

But our top features had to be the Slide and Grill diffuser baffle and the ash disposal. We’ve already mentioned the former a few times, but Chef Tony considers that his killer attraction for this pellet grill. Here’s why: with a simple push-pull knob, you can swap between direct and indirect grilling without needing to open the lid. (Let alone remove any components. How awesome is that?) When it’s time to finally extract the ashes, the typical pellet grill requires pulling cooking grids, heat diffusers, and so on. This time? Nope! Another handy knob conveniently dumps your ashes into a metal cup below the firepot. It doesn’t really get any easier. If it did, it’d mean Camp Chef themselves would have to send a guy to your pellet grill for ash removal.

Overall Rating

4.2 out of5
Value
5.0
Construction
4.0
Design & Style
4.0
Innovation & Features
5.0
Hopper Capacity
4.5
Even Heat
3.5
High Heat
4.0
Low Heat
5.0
Customer Service
4.0
Warranty
3.0

Questions & Answers (5)

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Question:
Can this grill be left outside with the cover on during very snowy and windy winters without damage?
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Answer:
Hi, Jill. Yes, the cover will help to protect and prevent damage during snowy and windy winters. We would advise that you not store it with pellets remaining in the hopper for worry that they absorb water as snow melts - wet pellets dissolve and can clog up the auger. We would also recommend that the grill be unplugged for storage.

Asked by JillAnswered by Logan

 
Question:
HOW IS THE PRODUCT SHIPPED? CONCERN IS ANY DAMAGE DURING SHIPPING. HOW MUCH ASSEMBLY IS REQUIRED?
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Thanks for asking. This item is shipped via FedEx in 4 parts and some assembly is required. If you have any other questions please message us on Live Chat or call 877-743-2269 and we'll be happy to help.

Asked by OZZAnswered by Hunter

 
Question:
Will the 24 sidekick fit 36 inch grill I just bought a side kick for 24 inch grill
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If the sidekick you purchased is also from Camp Chef, their sidekicks are designed to fit both the 24-Inch and 36-Inch pellet grills, so it should fit perfectly! Otherwise, we can't guarantee that any non-Camp Chef sidekicks will fit for their pellet grills as Camp Chef designs their sidekicks with their pellet grills in mind.

Asked by FlippyAnswered by Hunter

 
Question:
I SEE YOU HAVE A RANGE OF 0 TO 10 FOR SMOKE, HOW DO YOU GET MORE SMOKE WITH JUST ONE "FIRE POT"
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Answer:
Hi Steve. Different levels of smoke are achieved with different combinations of smoke, temperature, and pellets being fed into the fire pot.

Asked by STEVEAnswered by Joey

 
Question:
What is the height from grate to lid and to upper rack?
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Answer:
Hi Steve. The height is 12" from bottom grate to top.

Asked by steveAnswered by Ryan

 

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