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Coyote 36-Inch Pellet Grill Review

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Coyote 36-Inch Pellet Grill

Specifications

  • 1056 square inches of total cooking space
  • 175 to 700 degree F. temperature range
  • 15-pound pellet hopper with dual auger system
  • Stainless steel plate cooking grates
  • Direct sear cooking area
  • Electronic temperature control system works
  • Insulated airtight lid
  • Three temperature probes
  • Self-cleaning firepot and pull-out grease and ashtray
  • Made in China by Coyote Outdoor Living

Full Review – Coyote 36-Inch Pellet Grill

PROS

  • Wide Temperature Range
  • All Stainless Construction
  • Heavy Cooking Grates
  • Direct Flame Capability
  • Easy Maintenance

CONS

  • Expensive
  • No WiFi connectivity

Coyote Outdoor Living jumped into the grill business with a massive line of high-end products. Now, for 2020 they have launched their pellet grill. This big, expensive stainless steel pellet grill is available in both freestanding and built-in versions. This review addresses the freestanding version. At around $3,600USD, this is one of the most expensive pellet grills on the market. The good part is that you can see where that money is being spent.

Now, the elephant in the outdoor room is its similarity to the substantially more expensive (and better) Twin Eagles Pellet Grill. Both of these units are big, shiny, and designed to try and make the pellet grill as easy to use as a gas grill. They also look very much like gas grills. This lets them fit into each company’s wider range of outdoor products.

So what do you get with the Coyote 36-Inch Pellet Grill? First of all, about 1,000 square inches of cooking area. The primary surface is a laser-cut stainless steel plate. It is heavy and robust. At high temperatures, it amps up the searing power of this grill. Not that this grill needs help. This unit is powerful, with a maximum temperature of around 700 degrees F and a direct flame grilling potential. Very powerful. And it will hold a low temperature for smoking and doing all the things that we want from a pellet grill.

What’s missing, oddly enough, is WiFi connectivity. Something you see in every pellet grill even close to this price range. There are, however, three temperature probe ports on the front and an intuitive control panel. The hopper has two augers for fast pellet feed and a front-mounted hopper. There are cleanouts for ash and grease and all the convenience features you would expect.

All in all, this is a very good pellet grill. Construction quality is good and coyote will be around to offer support and service, so you don’t have to worry about keeping this grill going for years. If you are looking for a high-end pellet grill that doesn’t look like a pellet grill, this is one of the ones to look at. I would, however, suggest that you also look at the Twin Eagles I talked about above and the Memphis Elite Pellet Grill before you make a purchasing decision.

Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.

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2 responses to “Coyote 36-Inch Pellet Grill Review”

  1. My coyote 36” pellet smoker/grill built in work great. ! As a grill /oven !
    Terrible as a smoker ! Set At 200/225 no smoke /taste / ring ?? Have use smoke box / tube. !
    So it a grip NOT smoker !!

  2. Hi Derrick….I came across your review as I am in the process of actually purchasing this particular grill.

    I looked at getting the Twin Eagles pellet grill but at this current time of my response, the wait time for that Rolls Royce of pellet grills is between 12-16 weeks from today.

    While you are correct that this grill doesn’t have wifi capabilities, for the price point of a luxury built in type application, I think a lot of people are going to over look that feature.

    As one who is building an outdoor kitchen, I looked at not only the Twin Eagles and this one but also the Memphis offerings as well. At a price point of about $3100 for the built in, I think this grill not only will fit the bill for those who are in the market for a high end pellet grill. Looking at your list, you had only two cons: no wifi and “costly”. If you compare the prices for both the Memphis and Twin Eagles offerings, I think this is a bargain.

    Hopefully others see my point of view as well. It would be a shame to think spending more means better performance when that may not be the case here.

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