Traeger Grills vs. Yoder Smokers: What Grill is Best?

Traeger grill.

With warmer weather coming around you may be planning all the ways you’re going to enjoy the outdoors this spring. Some people may like relaxing in a Tacoma® Spa and others may like hiking, but one thing almost everyone can agree on is that grilled food is great. Besides being delicious, grilled food is healthier because it uses less oil.

Plus, who doesn’t like a burger or some BBQ on the weekend? While in your search to become a grill master this spring, you may have come across two very popular grill manufacturers: Traeger Grills and Yoder Smokers.

You may be wondering which grill is the best. Below, we’ll go over some of the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

Traeger Grills: Are They Good?

Starting up, let’s talk about Traeger Grills. Traeger has been making grills for many years and they’ve become one of the most trusted grill brands around. Besides being in the grill game for a long time, Traeger backs up the quality of most of their grills with a 3-year warranty.

They offer all types of different grills ranging from large competition grills all the way to personal smokers. If you’re looking for value above all else, a Traeger is a way to go.

A Traeger Pro Series 780 Pellet Grill, for example, is a great option that’s both affordable and family-friendly. This grill features top-of-the-line technology, including a Wi-Fi temperature monitoring system.

Yoder Smoker: How Do They Compare?

Yoder Smokers make heavyweight grills known for competition grilling and smoking. While they cost more than a Traeger on average and don’t have as many features, but they make up for it in supreme quality. A Yoder Smoker, to put it simply, is a grilling enthusiast’s dream.

If you’re looking to put out volume at your next get-together, a Yoder is probably for you. Their grills run a little larger than the Traeger brand, which makes them great for serving large groups. Yoder also makes charcoal-specific grills if that’s your thing.

The Bottom Line

When looking for a new grill, you want to consider a few things. How do you plan on using the grill and what’s your budget?

You may also want to consider if you want more technology integration in your grill or want to grill the “old fashion” way.

If you want to grill on a budget and you don’t mind the smaller size, a Traeger Grill is for you. However, if you need a grill with a high output that’s built to last, a Yoder Smoker is probably best for you.

Find the Perfect Grill in Kalispell

Are you looking for a new grill to put to the test this spring? Big John’s in Kalispell can help you find the right one to take home.

We’ve got both Traeger Grills and Yoder Smokers, so come visit us and you can see them in person. If you’re interested in hot tubs, we have a large variety ranging from Claremont® hot tubs to Capri® spas.

While you’re here, feel free to ask any questions you might have. Check out more of our outdoor living content on our blog where we cover some of the ways you can make the most out of the warm weather.