The Skinny:
The original wood-fired pellet grill brand; WiFIRE Technology allows you to control grill from your smartphone; double-walled insulation retains heat; pill-shaped barrel gives you more cooking space; even heat across the grill and top to bottom; extra large capacity hopper

Things to Love:
As the original pellet grill brand, Traeger is a true pellet pioneer and is the most popular name in the pellet grill industry. That's why it's no surprise that Traeger continues to push the envelope of pellet grill innovation with the Timberline series, the most advanced Traeger grill to date.

The Timberline offers innovative WiFIRE Technology, which uses your wifi network to connect your smartphone to the grill. The Traeger app allows you to set and monitor grill temperature, set custom cook cycles to maintain consistency every time you cook, and gives you access to thousands of Traeger recipes. The Timberline also includes a handy meat probe, allowing you to monitor the temperature of your food on your smartphone to ensure doneness. Simply put, WiFIRE allows you entertain with friends and family or to relax in your easy chair while you cook, instead of having to hover over the grill constantly.

With a temperature range of 165 – 500 degrees, the Timberline offers the best temperature range of any other Traeger grill, and maintains your set temperature within an incredible 5 degree range. The Timberline is built with 16 gauge steel, which is thicker than other Traeger grills, and the professional grade lid gasket and double-walled, 304 stainless steel insulation greatly helps the grill achieve temperature consistency. Using a set of thermocouples, we were able to put the Timberline to the test, and found that it produces amazingly consistent temperatures, not only from left to right, but top to bottom as well.

The Timberline also offers Traeger's new TRU convection design, which creates a powerful vortex imparting wood-fired flavor and locking in moisture, and the grills downdraft exhaust system allows smoke to fully circulate before exiting the chamber.

The Traeger Timberline comes available in two models, the 1300 and 850, which also indicates the total square inches of cooking space that each grill offers. To maximize the cooking space inside the barrel, Traeger gave the Timberline a pill-shaped design which makes the barrel taller than other pellet grills, allowing the Timberline to offer 3 adjustable cooking grates.

The Timberline also offers a couple of new features not found on other Traeger grills. With the push of a button, Super-Smoke mode allows you to craft ultimate smoke profiles by blasting your food with a higher-dosage of smoke. The Keep-Warm mode keeps your food warm on the grill for long periods of time, which is great for entertaining.

The Timberline offers the largest hopper capacity of any Traeger grill, allowing you to store up to 24 lbs of pellets, which is large enough to hold an entire bag of Traeger pellets, plus more. Traeger grills have a burn rate between 1-3 lbs of pellets per hour. Depending on whether you are cooking at high temperatures or a steady low and slow, you will get around 8 to 24 hours cook time on a single fill.

Like Traeger Pro Series models, the Timberline also features a saw-horse design and all terrain wheels, which adds durability and toughness to the grill, and the grease management system channels grease into the disposable grease pan for easy clean up. The grill also includes a handy stainless steel front shelf and side shelf, along with magnetic cutting board for convenient food prep.

Traeger offers several useful grilling tools that will give your grill even more cooking versatility. Some of the most popular available accessories are bottom shelves, a digital thermometer, chicken throne, grill racks, and pizza kit.

Things To Consider:
While the Timberline does an amazing job at retaining heat while cooking, we noticed that the temperature drops quickly when you open the lid, and can take a while to get back to your set temperature. Also, it is important to remember to prime the auger when you first use the Timberline, or when you run out of pellets, as it may cause the auger to seize.

You'll Like This Grill If:
You want a great cooking pellet grill with the latest technological features from Traeger, the biggest name in the industry.