When it comes to top-of-the-line outdoor grills, the Traeger Timberline XL ticks all boxes. This massive wood fired grill offers multiple cooking options from smoking to convection cooktop. On board storage options and shelves keep everything convenient, and the smart technology with touchscreen or phone app control takes a lot of tasks out of your hands.
While most wood fired grills focus on meat, the Timberline XL has plenty of space and cooking possibilities for everyone. When you use natural hardwood pellets, you get a wonderful smoky flavor. The well-controlled heat allows you to barbecue, smoke, roast, bake, and more.
One interesting feature of the Traeger Timberline is the P.A.L Pop-and-Lock options you can choose to use only if you need them. These include folding shelves, storage bin for condiments and spices, accessory hooks, meat wrapping roll rack, a fish or vegetable tray, and even a cast-iron skillet. Make cooking a wide variety of foods easier with these choices.
Control temperature and so much more with the Traeger WiFire technology smart phone app. This wood fired grill includes wireless meat thermometers that help maintain maximum food safety. You know exactly when your chicken is done or your steak has reached the perfect cooking level. All the digital features on board help you start combustion quickly, maintain consistent temperatures, keep an eye on pellet levels in the hopper, and more. These options give you control and a certain level of hands-off outdoor cooking perfection so you can enjoy your family dinner or party from anywhere.
Many people judge the grills they consider by how much they can cook at one time. The entire cooking surface is 1320 square inches. This gives you enough space for 12 full pork butts, 16 racks of ribs, or 12 chickens at the same time. There are three internal racks that help you arrange cooking times for different foods with more custom capabilities. The entire thing is 71 inches wide and 51 inches tall. It is important to consider how much space you have in your backyard to fit this contained outdoor kitchen.
As expected from a top brand, the construction focus is on sturdiness that stands the test of time. However, it does have only small caster wheels that operate properly on a smooth and hard surface. This is not a grill to use on the grass or dirt. In fact, you have the option of having it permanently built into an established outdoor kitchen.
The Traeger Timberline XL retails for $3,799 direct from the manufacturer. This makes it one of the most expensive wood fired grills on the market today and the top luxury one on our list of the five best. Needless to say, many casual backyard cooks will not want to spend this much money on a masterpiece of a grill like this. It is important to note that this Timberline XL model comes with a limited 10-year warranty, which can help you decide to make this investment or not.
At home, while camping, or at the next tailgating party, this powerful wood fired grill gives you everything you need in a smaller package. Enjoy an 8-pound hopper for flavored wood pellets, a secure locking lid for transportation, and precise digital control of temperature and more.