Best Built-in Pellet Grills for 2021

Until recently, if you wanted a custom outdoor kitchen you either had a charcoal grill made for you or you selected a gas grill. These days there are so many more options including pellet grills. These Best Built-in Pellet Grills are designed specifically to fit into a custom enclosure. This gives you the freedom to design your outdoor space with a grill that can also do low and slow smoking.

The first reason why you should consider a wood pellet grill as your built-in grill is based on the advantages of this style of cooking. Pellet grills burn real wood. That produces real smoke. Because of their ability to hold low cooking temperatures, they make great smokers, as well as good grills. In the Built-in Category, there isn’t a lot to choose from so far, but as the market expands, I’m certain that other manufacturers will begin adding these to their product lineup.

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Best Built-in Pellet Grills

When considering a built-in pellet grill, it is important to consider its layout. The model Memphis Grills has a rear-mounted pellet hopper where the wood pellets are added and stored. This means that they must be accessible from behind. This can be something of a design limit. However, these are the best built-in pellet grills on the market even considering this limitation and their high price.

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As with any built-in grill, pellet cookers need to be mounted into a solid, fire-proof enclosure. Pellet grills require electricity so, that enclosure must be wired for power.  This means dealing with all the standard electrical safety concerns for outdoor installation. The makers of these grills recommended that any you add a main power switch to any pellet grill installation. This will cut power to the grill when not in use, reducing the likelihood of failure of electric components.

I suggest that you read through the installation guide provided by the manufacturer before making a purchase. This will help avoid any complications with installation.

The Best Built-in Pellet Grills

Memphis Pro Pellet Grill Built-in

Memphis Pro

Memphis Grill is one of the top of the line manufacturers of pellet grills. They approach this category with the idea of making a product that looks and works much like a gas grill. They are good-looking (the best looking in the industry) and convenient. These grills are not, however, inexpensive. This particular model runs around $3900USD and it is the smaller of their built-in line. On the other hand, this pellet grill has 562 square inches of primary grill space and direct grilling capabilities. In fact, this pellet grill can put a serious sear on a steak and still be able to smoke a brisket for as long as you desire. It is the perfect balance of functionality, beauty, and performance.

The control panel for this pellet grill is separate from the grill body. You will need to build this controller into your enclosure. The grill comes with a 10-foot wire for this connection. However, meat temperature probes plug into the controller so it will need to be close to the grill.

Specifications

  • Cooking Area: 562 Square Inches
  • Hopper Capacity: 18 Pounds
  • Temperature Range: 180° to 650° F
  • Connectivity: Full WiFi with App
  • Three temperature probe ports

If this grill isn’t big enough for you, take a look at the Memphis Elite Built-in Pellet Grill.

Twin Eagles Pellet Grill Built-in

Twin Eagles Wi-Fi Controlled 36-Inch

First things first. This pellet grill is at just over $6,000USD. Add in the full rotisserie system and you are looking at nearly $7,000USD. If you are not looking to spend in this neighborhood, move down the list. On the other hand, the Twin Eagles Wi-Fi Controlled 36-Inch Pellet Grill is simply amazing. Of course, it is. Twin Eagles makes it. The construction quality is the best in the industry and no one has this level of attention to detail. This really is the pellet grill that can replace not just a gas grill, but the best of the best in gas grills. It really is that good. You can even run this pellet grill on charcoal if you want to. It has phenomenal searing power and yet it still smokes like the best pellet smokers on the market. If you can afford the best, then this is the built-in pellet grill for you.

At 13 pounds, the hopper on this pellet grill is comparatively small. However, do the heavily insulated body and airtight lid, the Twin Eagles Pellet Grill is extremely efficient. This allows the grill to be operated for well over 12 hours without refueling.

Specifications

  • Cooking Area: 948 Square Inches
  • Hopper Capacity: 13 Pounds
  • Temperature Range: 140° to 725° F
  • Connectivity: Full WiFi with App
  • Three temperature probe port
  • Full Rotisserie System Included
Coyote 36-Inch Built-in Pellet Grill

Coyote 36-Inch

Built in many ways like the other grills on this list, the Coyote 36-Inch Pellet Grill is packed with features. You get an all stainless steel unit that can hit 700 degrees F on the high end and yet hold low and slow smoking temperatures on the bottom end. There are multiple temperature probes, and an easy-to-use cooking system, and a number of features. You will notice right off the bat, the laser-cut stainless steel plate cooking grates. Inconsequential for smoking, but great for high-temperature grilling. While this is a very good pellet grill, you might notice that when you look at this list, you get what you pay for. This grill runs around $3000USD, so it is cheaper than the grills above but more expensive than the grills below. That is how it works sometimes. I do, recommend that you take a serious look at this unit. You get almost everything that you find on more expensive units, just not the same construction or engineering quality.

Specifications

  • Cooking Area: 1056 Square Inches
  • Hopper Capacity: 15 Pounds
  • Temperature Range: 175° to 700° F
  • Connectivity: None
  • Three temperature probe ports

Note: Unlike most of the pellet grills on this list, the Coyote does not have wireless connectivity and can not be monitored or controlled via a smart device.

Grilla Silverbac Built-in Pellet Grill

Grilla Silverbac

Not all built-in pellet grills are luxury grills. Grilla, one of the early makers of pellet grills and one of the more innovative has recently launched into the outdoor kitchen market with a discount set up that has it all for a reasonable price. At the center of this is a built-in version of the Grilla Silverbac. It doesn’t have all the stainless steel, but it is a design that has proven to perform. Best of all, you can get this insert pellet grill for under $900USD. You still get wireless monitoring and control, plenty of cooking space, and most all the extras that can be found on the much more expensive units on this list.

Specifications

  • Cooking Area: 692 Square Inches
  • Hopper Capacity: 20 Pound
  • Temperature Range: 180° to 500° F
  • Connectivity: WiFi with App
  • One temperature probe port
Louisiana Grills Estate Pellet Grill Built-in

Louisiana Grills Estate

Louisiana Grills might not be as well known, but they offer a product line larger and more diverse than industry giant Traeger. This built-in unit is a basic pellet grill, but with a large capacity and stainless steel construction, its $2000USD price tag is very reasonable. While entirely stainless steel, this is a basic pellet grill. Yes, it is large, but the Louisiana Grills Estate does not have wireless connectivity and has only one temperature probe port.

Specifications Cooking Area: 860 Square Inches

  • Cooking Area: 860 Square Inches
  • Hopper Capacity: 28 Pound
  • Temperature Range: 180° to 600° F
  • Connectivity: None
  • One temperature probe port

Virtually all pellet grills on the market sit on legs. These legs do nothing more than keep the pellet grill off the ground. It is possible to build almost any pellet grill into a custom enclosure by removing the legs and mounting the unit onto a fireproof platform. However, this will void warranties and is not recommended by any of the manufacturers. Still, people do it. If you choose to go this route (and I am not saying you should) consult with someone who knows at least basic construction. Use a fireproof material for the enclosure. And, keep the unit unplugged when not in use.

Best Built-in Pellet Grills for 2021