Traeger Tailgater 20 Portable Wood Pellet Grill - Black - TFB30KLF
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Traeger warrants their pellet grills to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase.

Refer to manufacturers manual for full warranty details.

Customer Reviews (38)

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Wayde Ferguson
Carlsbad Ca
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Traeger Service - BV
 
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Jr Elite
I've had my Junior Elite for seven years now. Has worked flawlessly since the day I bought it. I love to cook ribs, brisket, pulled pork and some chicken recipes also. Trying to get enough money to buy another Traeger. Something a little bigger. It's been the best Investment I have ever made. Buy one I guarantee you'll be happy.
 

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Dean Striler
Fort Scott KS
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Traeger Service - BV
 
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Holds Temp
I have read some reviews it says it doesn't hold temperature I am not experiencing that same thing. I have a brisket in right now set the temperature at 215 and it has been holding plus or minus 2Degrees. 3rd time using it and its held true every time. Love it
 

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Will Rohl
Cumberland WI
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Traeger Service - BV
 
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#1 portable grill?
I have had this grill for about 8 months now. I have owned a wide variety in pellet grills. I have two Scouts, which I struggled to maintain a temp with. If I just went to use those for grilling and baking, it would be fine but smoking I couldn't keep a good temp in colder outdoor temps However, this is a review on the tailgater, and for the price and portability there IS NOT a better grill than this one. I can set this on smoke while I am out hunting, or just simply away from the grill for 6 plus hours. You dont EVER have to worry about temperature fluctuations with this grill. Just set the temp, walk away and come home to 5 star food. I have BAKED anything from cinnamon rolls, corn bread, cakes, to smoking anything from fish, to wild wild game, beef, bison ect.. If you are going to read any reviews, dont let ANY negative reviews push you away. Like i said, this is the 5th pellet grill that I have added to my collection. I have a pit boss, 2 scouts, Pro Series 34, Pro Series 22. My father is a huge Bradley vertical smoker fan, I let him barrow this grill for the day to do a brisket. He had nothing but POSITIVE things to say about this. If I could change anything on this grill, my only improvement would be to make the hopper a little steeper to help with the occasional bridging in pellets, and adding a pellet drop out door for ease of changing pellets. I will say, I have NEVER in four years needed to order a single part of my Traegers. After cooking with mine, three of my family members went out and purchased them as well. BUT, for the price point this grill is, you cannot expect everything to be the way you want it! DO NOT HESITATE IN GETTING THIS GRILL.
 

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Vi
Lake Elsinore, CA
 
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Great product
We have had this smoker for about 2 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. Our thermostat has recently gone out, but I called the help line and they are having the new part shipped out right away. 5 stars for customer service too!!!
 

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ChrismanCreek
Crestview FL
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Great grill
The legs could be stronger. But a great compact grill for loading into a camper.
 

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Roger F
Undisclosed
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Great Grill
Great grill, enjoy taking it camping. Just the right size.
 

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Bigdaddybozo
Chino Hils Ca
Traeger Service - BV
 
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My Smoker
Perfect size and the quality. Everything comes out perfect
 

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Huggy30
Georgia
Traeger Service - BV
 
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Awesome!!
Love it! Easy to haul around and still cooks a lot of food to be a tailgating version. Most of all you get the same great Traeger taste on the road!
 

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Ken Manship
Nampa, ID
Traeger Service - BV
 
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The Perfect Camping Smoker I was Looking For
This smoker/grill is exactly what I was looking for. It's the right size for one person, and the portability is perfect. I can run this off my Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium Ion battery and my Boulder 100 solar panels and get more from the sun than the Traeger draws at 250 degrees. Everything I have cooked has been delicious. Ribs, pork roast, salmon, and whole chickens have come out great. Additionally, the digital arc controller works great and the included meat thermometer has been accurate and dependable. I am very happy with this purchase and hope this smoker/grill lasts me for a long time!
 

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Carrie
Utah
Traeger Service - BV
 
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Overall great product
I love my tailgater size grilled. I use it every weekend for meal prepping. Also smoked a pork butt for 10 hours on it and it was amazing! With the smaller sized hopper you do have to watch how many pellets you are using. It works perfect for my small apartment balcony. It easily feeds four. It's lightweight and portable, but still feels very durable. Would recommend to anyone looking for a small grill.
 

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Questions & Answers (9)

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Question:
How do you "season" this grill for first time use?
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Answer:
Hello. With the lid closed, add pellets to the auger and set the grill to high for 45 minutes. See section 2 of the manual for more info: cdn.shocho.co/sc-specsheets/DOC088_BBQ155.02_Tailgater_Blue.pdf

Asked by Norther TierAnswered by Joey, BBQGuys Expert

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add pallets to auger, turn on high for 45 minutes and let factory chemicals burn off 

Asked by Norther TierAnswered by giosisneros

 
Question:
What are the measurements with the legs up.
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Hi Eric. With the Legs folded up the height is about 22 inches.

Asked by EricAnswered by Joey

 
Question:
What are the dimensions of the grill when its legs are up.
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Hi Eric! The grill is 37-inches wide and 18-inches deep. With the legs folded it is around 20-inches tall and with the legs extended it is 36-inches tall. The weight is 60 pounds. Hope this helps!

Asked by EricAnswered by Tiffany, BBQGuys Expert

 
Question:
What the inches of width & length of grate not the whole grill itself ???
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Answer:
Thanks for asking Jerry. The cooking grid dimensions are 20 Inches X 15 Inches. 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 JerryAnswered by Hunter

 
Question:
I'm considering a purchase of the tailgater. If I want to grill hamburgers but prefer not to have smoke, how would I accomplish that?
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Hi, thanks for asking. There is no way to avoid having smoke while using a pellet grill, some level of smoke will be generated from the wood burning and the grease dripping. 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 GMCAnswered by Hunter

 
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What are the power requirements? I can't find them in the downloaded manual, description or specs. The best I cam come up with is it is AC. I would like to know the watt and amp requirements both start-up and running.
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Hi Daniel, thanks for asking. This requires a standard 120 volt, 3-pronged outlet to function properly, both with starting up and running. 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 DanielAnswered by Hunter

 
Question:
How many burgers could I cook at one time on this model, I'm interested in purchasing this model.
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Answer:
Hi Jeremy! This Traeger can hold 12 burgers. If you would like to know more about how we calculate this, here is a link to a video: youtu.be/CjXL6p6N3as

Asked by JeremyAnswered by Tiffany

 
Question:
Does the hopper come off easily (if you wanted to store it during the winter, for example)?
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Answer:
Hi, and thanks for asking. The hopper has to be screwed in from the inside of the grill in a number of spots, and a cover is placed over the box where the smoke is released in to the grill that would need to be removed as well. Other than that, the hopper just slides right in and out.

Asked by mgAnswered by Hunter

 
Question:
can you use this grill to smoke salmon? I do not see a smoke setting on this tailgater (TFB30KLF) like the older model tailgaters had.
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Answer:
Hi Mark! Yes, you can still smoke with this Traeger. They have added a digital control panel with temperature increments of 5 degrees between 180 to 450 degrees.

Asked by MarkAnswered by Tiffany

 

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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including, diisononyl phthalate which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and carbon monoxide, a by-product of combustion from this product, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go towww.p65Warnings.ca.gov

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