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Sneak Peek: Weber SmokeFire Sear+ Review

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The new SmokeFire Sear+ continues to improve upon the many impressive features of Weber’s innovative, one-of-a-kind pellet grill design, the most striking of which is the high temp searing performance that smokes other pellet “grills.” Sear+ will not be available until sometime this spring, but we were treated to a sneak peek at Weber’s test kitchen.

It comes in two sizes: the mid-size ELX4 (771 square inches of capacity across upper and lower racks – MSRP $1,399) and large ELX6 (1.156 square inches total cooking capacity – MSRP $$1,599). Both sizes have left and right side shelves and a large, fold-out warming rack (seen in the photo) to extend capacity.

Weber SmokeFire Warming Rack

Sear+ will be compatible with the Weber Crafted Outdoor Kitchen Collection. The Crafted Collection consists of a variety of optional accessories, such as a griddle and WOK, that fit into a special frame that replaces the standard cooking grate. This photo shows a Crafted Dutch Oven on the Genesis EPX-335 Smart Gas Grill.

Genesis Crafted Dutch Oven

When using the Crafted system you can store the unused, standard cooking grate by hanging it on hooks under the right side shelf.

Genesis EPX-335 Grill Grate hanging

Weber throws in their Crafted Dual-Sided Sear Grate as a package deal with this model. You won’t get this kind of high heat sizzle from other pellet grills.

Weber SmokeFire Sear+ Sear Grate

An interior light is useful when cooking after dark. Of course, Sear+ will use Weber Connect which controls and monitors your cooking from a control panel on the right side of the grill or an app on your smart phone. Additionally, the ap features a library of guided recipes.

We’ll test Sear+ and publish our full, detailed review soon. Stay tuned.

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  • Model:
    SmokeFire Sear+ LX4
  • Item Price:
    $ 1399
  • Made in USA:
  • Review Method:
    Looked Closely At It
    We have seen this product up close and we have also gathered info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources.
  • Primary Function:
    Grill, Smoker
  • Fuel:
    Wood Pellets
  • Primary Capacity:
    771 square inches

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Published On: 1/18/2023 Last Modified: 1/20/2023

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