This week’s review is on the Pellet Pro Grill (CPG-627) from Smoke Daddy, Inc.
The Pellet Pro Grill is a wood pellet grill made from 14 gauge steel with a high temperature durable powder coat finish and a total cooking area of 627 sq. inches with the included upper cooking rack.
It has a large interior and a nice amount of headroom for cooking whole chickens or turkeys.
The Pellet Pro Grill is Made in China and comes with a 1 year limited warranty and the overall dimensions of the grill are (H x W x D) 43″ x 50″ x 22″ and the grill weighs 115 pounds.
This grill has a fully digital push button controller and a temperature range of 180°F to 450°F. It also has a Cold Smoke setting for smoking at temperatures of 150°F and below.
Below are pictures of everything that was included in the well packaged shipping box. It took about an hour to put the grill together.
Below is a picture of the Pellet Pro Grill once I had it fully assembled.
The Pellet Pro Grill comes with a nice extra rack underneath and has sturdy rubber wheels and casters. I would have liked to see locking casters and feel that is a feature that should be standard on all pellet grills.
This grill also has a shelf on the right side for easy access to grilling utensils.
The Pellet Pro Grill has a 20lb capacity hopper and a heavy 13 gauge steel drip pan and heat deflector. It also has porcelain covered upper and lower grill racks which can all be seen in the pictures below.
Before I cooked on the Pellet Pro for the first time, I made sure to follow the initial firing instructions which can be seen in the picture below.
After that was done I shut the grill down by pressing the On/Off power button.
I then went inside the house and rubbed a 5lb pork butt with some Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub and then wrapped the pork butt in plastic wrap and placed it in the fridge overnight.
Early the next morning I followed the Pellet Pro Grill start-up instructions to start the grill.
The first thing I did was plug the power cord into an outside outlet and then opened the lid of the grill.
I then pressed the On/Off button to turn the grill on and made sure the temperature was set to 180°F.
After around 2 minutes I noticed a whitish-grey smoke coming out of the grill letting me know that pellets in the fire pot had ignited and the grill was ready to cook on.
I then closed the lid of the grill and set the temperature to 250°F.
Once the grill was up to temp I placed on the pork butt.
The pork butt took around 10 hours to cook and I removed it from the grill when it had reached an internal temperature of 201°F.
I then wrapped the pork butt in foil and placed it in a cooler to rest for a couple hours.
After I let it rest for a couple hours I removed it from the foil and pulled it.
I was very impressed with the color of the bark and the nice smoke ring. The pulled pork was moist and very delicious and my family and I really enjoyed it.
For my next cook I decided to grill some Johnsonville Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Grillers and some Johnsonville Beer Brats.
I followed the same start-up procedure as my first cook and once the grill was ready I raised the temperature up to 400°F.
Once the grill was up to temp, I placed on the Grillers and Brats.
Once the Grillers and Brats were done I removed them from the grill and pressed the On/Off button to shut the grill down. I then took the meat into the house for my family and I to eat. The Grillers and Brats were perfectly cooked and really delicious. I will admit I ate 2 each of the Grillers and Brats. I felt like I was going to explode afterwards though, lol. Some good eats for sure! 🙂
I am a big fan of pellet grills and I enjoyed using the Pellet Pro Grill. It was a very easy grill to use and it performed great for both cooks. Everything I cooked on it turned out perfect and very delicious.
The Pellet Pro Grill did a great job of staying pretty much right at the temperature I had it set at for both cooks. It rarely moved any more than a couple degrees or so from those set temps.
Clean-up on the Pellet Pro Grill was a cinch. I lined the drip pan and grease bucket with heavy duty aluminum foil so pretty much all I had to do was remove the foil and throw it away. I used a grill brush to clean the grates after both cooks and used my PowerSmith 3-in-1 Ash Vacuum to vacuum out the very little pellet ash that was left inside the bottom of the grill.
There’s only a couple things I would like to see added to the Pellet Pro Grill to make it even better. Those 2 things would be, locking casters like I mentioned above and maybe a larger side table so you can set a plate and grilling utensils on it.
I think if those 2 things were added, it would make for an even better pellet grill, especially with its low price point.
If you’re in the market for a very affordable pellet grill, then make sure to look into the Pellet Pro Grill by Smoke Daddy, Inc.
You can find a great deal on the Pellet Pro Grill here.
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