Get the authentic taste of low and slow smoky BBQ with the convenience of automatic temperature control - it's the best of both worlds!
This system is awesome. A hopper off to the side holds the supply of high-heat, high-efficiency wood pellets. A built-in digital thermostat monitors the temperature inside the cooking chamber and automatically adds more pellets when the temperature starts to drop. No more guesswork and no more waking up every hour during the night to ensure your charcoal is still doing what it is supposed to do.
The pellets are ignited with electricity so make sure you have access to a safe outdoor power supply. Made from compressed sawdust that has been subjected to high pressure, the pellets burn clean and leave bugger-all ash to clean up. And because pellet grills get up to temperature nice and fast you'll be cooking almost immediately.
While you can grill and smoke food, you can also roast, braise and even bake. The possibilities are endless so best get cracking we say!
We are looking in to importing specialty pellets ourselves - meanwhile, they are readily available from other retailers and websites. Google is your friend for this. NB you will want to get the ones specifically for cooking food, not for fuelling a heater! We like Lumber Jack mesquite. And don't be deterred by what seems like an expensive pellet purchase, a 5-7 hour cook only uses approx. half a hopper of pellets - very economical.
Some highlights of our Z-Grills Pellet Smoker:
It's not obvious but ours has a really solid, sturdy lid for better heat and smoke retention - there are some flimsy ones out there
NZ plug, heat gauge in Celsius
Two jacks to power your probe thermometers, and a special baffled conduit into the awesome chamber of heat and smoke
A second cooking rack up high - the extra airspace is invaluable
Baffle around the chimney.
It's those little extra touches that make all the difference!
- Main material: SPCC Steel with anti-rust coating
- Product Dimensions: L 123 x W 57 x H 130cm
- Total Cooking Area: 4477cm2
- Warming Rack Cooking Area: 1225cm2
- Hopper Capacity: 9kg
- Solid frame with 2 heavy duty castors
- Digital Temperature Controller - from 82º to 230ºC
- Electricity Rate: 220-230V/50Hz/250W
- Net Weight: 51kg