Best Pellet Grills Under $1000

The Ultimate Buying Guide

Green Mountain Grills Ledge

458 square inches of total cooking area – 180 to 550 F temperature range – 18-pound capacity side-mounted pellet hopper

Grilla Silverbac Alpha

– 507 square inches of primary cooking area (expandable) – 180 to 500 degree F temperature range – Temperature controlled in 5-degree increments

Broil King Crown 400

– 445 square inches of primary cooking space divided between two levels – Total weight 135 pounds – 200 to 600 degree F temperature range

recteq Stampede RT-590

– 592 square inches of total cooking area – 180 to 500 F/82 to 260 C temperature range – 30-pound capacity rear-mounted pellet hopper

Traeger Pro 575

Now equipped with a Wi-Fi-enabled controller, this little pellet grill has all the technology to compete with many higher-end units.

Louisiana Grills Black Label LG800

This pellet grill comes with full WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Much of the rest of the grill is typical of this price range, but this unit is certainly worth looking at.

Z Grills 700

Grills is the leading maker of ‘budget’ pellet grills. These are among the least expensive pellet grills you can buy. Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice a lot, especially with their 700 Series grills.

Camp Chef Woodwind

Camp Chef’s Woodwind pellet smoker is simple looking but loaded with everything you expect from a pellet grill these days. There is a window in the hopper so you can see how many pellets you have left. A lever shifts the grill into direct flame grilling for searing. And this unit has Wi-Fi connectivity through Camp Chef’s App.

Oklahoma Joe’s Rider 600

Made entirely from solid steel, the Rider 600 is a basic pellet grill for a very reasonable price. While pellet grill prices have been steadily rising, you can still find this small unit from Oklahoma Joe’s for under $600USD.

Pit Boss Austin XL

The Pit Boss pellet grills come from Danson, the largest maker of pellet grills in the world. This model, exclusive to Walmart, is another of their classic, inexpensive pellet grills. This model is huge. You get 1,000 square inches of cooking space, direct flame grilling, and a 31-pound hopper.