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Blaz’n Grill Works Gridiron Pellet Smoker Review

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Blazn' Grill Gridiron

The Gridiron pellet smoker is Blaz’n Grill Works’ largest model. The basic design is typical of many pellet smokers, but Blaz’n Grill offers a few unique features. Foremost is the easy clean burn pot which allows you to bypasses the task of lifting the greasy grates and drip pan to clean out ash. Simply slide out the burn pot with a handle located on the right (see below). Just be careful when it is hot!

Metal cabinet with a shiny steel shelf on the left and a rectangular plate slide out from a slot on the right.

These smokers also utilize a stainless steel, disc shaped heat deflector that rests under the drip pan. The bottom firebox is double walled for better insulation and a hood insert is optional for the lid. The Blaz’n crew also believes their round rod auger transports pellets more smoothly than square rod augers, thus reducing wear on the motor. They will even do custom powder coat colors and/or cut your name into the grates.

Black rectangular control module with various button and an LED display. "Blaz'n Grill Works" is printed on the top in white letters.

All Blaz’n Grill pellets have a 30 pound capacity hopper. They recently upgraded their digital controllers from an Ortech dial unit with notched temp selections of Off, Smoke, 180, 225, 250, 275, 300, 325, 350, 375, and High, to a more sophisticated Roanoke touch pad digital controller with an integrated meat probe. The desired internal meat temperature can be set and the meat probe will interact with the controller.  When the probe senses the programmed target temperature has been reached, it flashes “done” and automatically reduces the cooking temp 160 degrees.

A large stainless steel drip pan under the grates tilts downward and empties into a small bucket outside the firebox. Stainless steel cooking grates, warming rack and front shelf are standard. The body and cart are powder coated metal with caster wheels.

Owner, Mark Setzer, has been in metal fabrication since the early 1970s. A lover of BBQ, Setzer began making his own pellet smokers and found a strong local interest. In the summer of 2011, he started Blaz’n Grill. Distribution is limited. For more information contact the company direct.

  • Model:
    Gridiron Pellet Smoker
  • Item Price:
    $ 1450.00
  • Made in USA:
    yes
  • Review Method:
    Researched it from Afar
    We have researched this product from afar by gathering info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources, with our BS meters on high.
  • Primary Function:
    Smoker
  • Fuel:
    Wood Pellets
  • Main Burners:
    1
  • Primary Capacity:
    702 square inches
  • Secondary Capacity:
    310 square inches

Published On: 4/11/2014 Last Modified: 2/21/2021

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