Full Review - Firecraft Q-450 Pellet Grill
Firecraft went out of business in 2018 and this pellet grill is no longer available. Replacement parts and support have also disappeared. I am currently working to find a source for parts for this pellet grill.
Several people have contacted me about a replacement controller for their Firecraft Q-450 Pellet Grill. While I have not tested this myself, several people have had success with controllers from recteq (formerly REC-TEC). The mounting space is similar, but it might require some work to get a good fit with this controller. Contact recteq directly for replacement parts. You can also try a controller from Smoke Daddy which also appears to work.
Firecraft is a large online retailer specializing in outdoor cooking equipment. This means, of course, that they also have their own product lines, including this pellet grill. The biggest selling point of the Firecraft Q-450 Pellet Grill is that it costs about $1,000USD and is made from stainless steel. Usually, a low priced, stainless steel anything means a certain compromise somewhere, and this pellet cooker is not different. While well built, the stainless steel is a lower grade. This isn’t a real problem, but the stainless is kind of a marketing point and not something that really improves the grill.
Aside from this, the Q-450 is actually a good, low-priced pellet grill. It is big enough for most people, though a little on the small side. The controller is advanced enough, though not a Wi-Fi enabled unit. This model has a pellet dump for easy changing out of pellets, and the internal construction is good. The biggest problem is that it periodically becomes unavailable.
Firecraft has been in business for many years and has a good reputation for supporting the products they sell. This pellet grill doesn’t have a stellar warranty, but for the price it is comparable. I wouldn’t be too worried about the company, though this is a grill made in China under contract (like most in this price range).