I am still doing research and will update this review on a regular basis and after contacting Traeger customer services with the questions I got left.
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- Grill surface of the Traeger Pro Series 22 grill
- Material of the grate
- Features of the Traeger Pro series 22 pellet grill
- Customer Reviews of the Traeger pro series 22
- Pros & Cons
- Our opinion of the Traeger pro series 22 pellet grill
- Tips from real users
This is what I have found out about the Traeger pro series 22 pellet grill.
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Grill surface of the Traeger Pro Series 22 grill
One of the most important things I did in my Traeger wood pellet grill reviews is looking for the grill surface.
If you adhere to the general rule that you need about 72 square inches and apply this to the Traeger pro series 22 that comes with a 418 square inch grill grate, you can safely grill for a family of 6 on it.
The secondary grill rack or warming rack adds an extra 154 square inches and this brings the total to 572 square inches.
That is a little over 300 square inches less than the Traeger pro series 34.
Material of the grate
The second thing I am always interested in is the material of the grill grate. Some materials rust fast or are hard to clean.
I was happy to see in the Traeger pro series 22 review that they come with my favorite: Porcelain-coated grill grates.
Features of the Traeger Pro series 22 pellet grill
Let’s have a look at some of the main features. Later I will have a better look at some of them.
- Digital pro controller
- 18 lbs hopper
- Heavy-duty wheels
- 2 meat probe thermometers
- Finished with a powder coating
Customer Reviews of the Traeger pro series 22
Customer reviews can be a valuable way of finding out a lot of things in any grill review. The Traeger pros series 22 review is no exception. I have been visiting several sites, forums, and consumer websites to find out more and here you can read what buyers have to say about this pellet grill.
The new sawhorse construction is added a lot of stability compared to the older model and the large lift bar made it even easier to move around.
These pro series are a very good upgrade of the elite series and they have added some great features like the removable warming rack, the easy clean-out hopper, and the dual probe thermometers that you can use to monitor two pieces of meat at the same time.
The grill is very well packed on a wooden pallet and in a cardboard box with a lot of foam support in the box, but still, I read several people talking about it arriving damaged.
There is a learning curve in using this Traeger pro series 22 grill. One tip was to buy a good pellet grill cookbook and stick first to the settings in the recipes.
Although in the name it is mentioned as a grill there are several times I read that it does not get hot enough for a good sear like from a charcoal or gas grill.
Keeping the temperature consistent is better when you do not open the lid and even better if you use a grill blanket.
Better Grills Rating: 4.0
Pros & Cons
Sometimes before making a buying decision you are overwhelmed with information. Reason for me to help you with a simple overview of the pros and cons I found in the research I did.
- Good quality
- Nice large grill surface
- Affordably priced
- Still complaints about temperature fluctuations
- Customer service gets good and bad ratings
- Manual does not give to much information
Our opinion of the Traeger pro series 22 pellet grill
After doing the Traeger pro series 22 review I still have some unanswered questions and not formed an opinion that I can fully support by facts.
I still see a lot of low ratings, but also many high ratings. It is not clear to me if this is the new PID controller or the old PD one that does not as accurate in keeping the temperature steady.
Overall I can say the Traeger pro series 22 pellet grill is a fair-priced smoker but you get what you pay for.
What amazed me that on websites from most online stores, including the Traeger website, the review averages were a lot higher than in independent sellers’ websites like Amazon.
Steady temperatures are always a complaint I read in all pellet grill reviews I did. The Traeger pro series 22 review shows the same thing, but sometimes worse than some other brands. This has always been a Traeger problem, but I see better results with the newer controller. I wrote a guide on how to replace a Traeger controller and how this can be done in 10 minutes.
Recommendations from us on other products and Traeger pro series 22 accessories to make it perform a lot better and easier.
The bottom shelf gives you extra room under the grill to use as storage.
You can find it here on their website.
Traeger drip bucket liners
With these very cheap drip pan liners, all you have to do is throw them away after use. No cleaning of the bucket itself.
You can find them here on Amazon
Traeger pro series 2 grill cover
A grill cover is a must for any grill and the Traeger pro 22 is no exception. This one came pretty well recommended.
You can find it here on their website.
Tips from real users
With lower temperatures, it is best to use a grill blanket to help keep the heat in the smoker.
Keep your eye on the grill. The set and forget is not really true.
I hope you find all the answers you were looking for in this Traeger Pro series 22 review. If you have any additional information or need answers feel free to contact me.
Eddie van Aken
Eddie van Aken has run his own full-service restaurant for many years. Before that, he worked as a grill and buffet cook in some of the mainstream restaurants. With his experience using professional kitchen equipment, he is able to write expert reviews. You can read more about Eddie van Aken here.