Yoder is a brand revered by competition cooks for well-designed high end charcoal and wood fired smokers and grills made in the USA. In 2010 they introduced two pellet cookers. The YS480 is the smallest. The numbers stand for the square inches of cooking surface with an optional second shelf that adds 65% to the cooking surface area. So the YS480 has 480 square inches of primary cooking surface, about 11.5" of headroom, and the main grate is 20" deep. It comes with a sophisticated, proprietary digital controller.
The 480 is 24" wide, weighs 263 pounds, and is said to have a cooking range from 150 to 600°F. Hopper capacity is eighteen pounds. The cooking chambers is 10 gauge and the hopper and cart are 14 gauge, finished with high temp urethane. That is thick steel, great for heat retention. The grill body has a 10 year warranty, three years on the control system and one year on the igniter.
$1,099 Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), actual price may vary.
480 square inches ( about 23 burgers )
306 square inches
Manufacturer claims that all or practically all of this device is made in the USA
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