Answering the question if you can use your Traeger in the winter I can answer with Yes, But it will work better with a Traeger grills insulation blanket.
I did and still do a lot of reading about pellet grills and trying to find all the pros and cons for you.
One thing I found after doing a lot of pellet grill reviews is that it is hard to keep them cooking when temperatures drop below 35 degrees.
If you have one of the Traeger pellet grills there is a perfect solution and that is to cover your grill with an insulation cover or Traeger winter blanket as some people call them.
In general, I think insulating any smoker is a great idea to ensure a more even cook.
I had a look at the available sizes for the different Traeger models.
Many people call them the Traeger 34 series insulation blankets.
This Traeger insulation blanket 34 is made to fit the:
- Li’l Tex
- 22 Traeger series
This Traeger insulation blanket is made for the:
- All Texas models
- 34 Traeger series
The BAC346 insulation blanket is made for the:
- Junior series
- 20 models Traeger series
Traeger Grills Insulation Blanket – My opinion
After reading a lot of comments on consumer websites like Amazon and on forums I think these Traeger Insulation blankets are pretty good.
I have seen people using regular Traeger covers and even welding blankets. Although they can give some great help in keeping the cold out, a specially made insulating blanket for a certain model will, in my opinion, do a better job because it fits better.
I read from people in the colder northern states and even from Canada that they were able to keep the temperature perfect.
If you like to use your Traeger pellet grill in the colder season and do not have a heated garage or shed I think these Traeger pellet grill insulation blankets are a great investment.
Remember that several brands like Costco and Cabela offer the Traeger grills with a custom lid and depending on the model they will also fit these grills.
here are the models again.
I always recommend the use of a grill cover in general, but I urge you to use a Traeger cover that I looked at, because of the electronics and the fact that water can run into the pellet hopper.
Feel free to leave a comment if you have an opinion about the Traeger insulation cover.
I tried to find information to help you, but in the future, I may do a whole Traeger insulated cover review to help you even more.
If you have used one let us know in the comments how it worked out and at what temperatures. Did it affect the cooking time?
If you like to save some money you can read my article on how to use a welding blanket as a smoker blanket.
Eddie van Aken
Eddie van Aken has years of experience in running his full-service restaurant and with this came working with using and dealing with all types of kitchen equipment. With his experience, he can find all the pros and cons of grills and add them to the grill reviews he is doing. You can read more on the about page for Eddie van Aken