Firecraft Q-450 Pellet Grill Review

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Firecraft went out of business in 2018 and the Firecraft Pellet Grill is no longer available. Replacement parts and support have also disappeared. I am maintaining this page to keep owners of this pellet grill aware of options for replacement parts. It is possible to repair the Firecraft Pellet Grill with parts from other manufacturers.

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 and orientation are similar, but it might require some work to get a good fit with this controller. Contact recteq directly for a replacement controller. You can also try a controller from Smoke Daddy which some owners have stated is a working solution. The Smoke Daddy controller is not an exact fit and the orientation is not the same. If you need a new controller for this pellet grill I recommend the recteq model.

Summary

Firecraft was a large online retailer specializing in outdoor cooking equipment. This means, of course, that they also created their own product lines, including this pellet grill. The biggest selling point of the Firecraft Q-450 Pellet Grill was that it cost about $1,000USD and was made from stainless steel. Usually, a low-priced, stainless steel product meant a certain compromise was somewhere, and this pellet cooker was not different. While well built, the stainless steel was a lower grade. This wasn’t a real problem, but the stainless was kind of a marketing point and not something that really improved the grill.

Aside from this, the Q-450 was actually a good, low-priced pellet grill. It was big enough for most people, though a little on the small side. The controller was advanced enough, though not a WiFi-enabled unit. This model had a pellet dump for easy changing out of pellets, and the internal construction was good. The biggest problem was its limited availability even before the company went out of business.

If you need it, here is a link to the Firecraft Q-450 Pellet Grill Manual.

Firecraft Q-450 Pellet Grill

Derrick Riches

Firecraft Q-450 Pellet Grill
Construction Quality
Temperature Control
Smoke Production
Functionality
Capacity

Summary

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.

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 Firecraft 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.

PROS
Stainless Steel Construction
Good Smoker Configuration

CONS
Small Hopper
Comparatively Small Capacity

4.2