It is grilling season here in North Carolina and we couldn't be more excited for it. Cooking directly over a fire is the oldest and simplest method of cooking food but the debate still rages on about which type of method cooks up the juiciest meats. When shopping for a new grill, there are many choices to be made, from the type of fuel to the size and features you will need. Here we compare two popular models we get asked about a lot: Traeger and Napoleon.
One brand with a lot of brand recognition in the grilling world is Traeger Grills. These grills use only pellet biofuels which are tiny scraps compacted into small pellets that offer an inexpensive and effective method to heat up your grill. Traeger pellets are not your common pellets you can buy at your local grocery store, though. The brand has spent many years mastering the development of hardwood pellets to produce just the right amount of moisture content to maintain the perfect smoke-to-burn ratio. Its pellets are made from 100% natural, cooking quality hardwood right here in the USA. These grills are also very versatile; you can roast, smoke, barbecue, braise, or bake using a pellet grill. Whichever method you choose, your foods will all get infused with amazing wood-fired taste that is unique to Traeger Grills.
Traeger Grills deliver a variety of grill series to match your cooking style; Timberline Series, Ironwood Series, Pro Series, and Travel Series. These series feature innovative grilling features, including three tiers of stainless steel grates for the biggest meals, the ability to cook in any weather, WIFIRE™ technology that lets you monitor your cooks, adjust temperatures, and access over 1,600 recipes. Other features include a Downdraft Exhaust and Super Smoke Mode to let you crank the flavor, a Pellet Sensor to alert you when pellet levels get low, a dual-position bottom grate to improve searing, and so much more. Learn more about Traeger Grills at Queen City here.
Napoleon offers both gas-fueled grills to perfectly fit your outdoor kitchen. Napoleon's line of gas grills brag on their ability of precise temperature control so you can slow roast, smoke, and bake just about anything. Its innovative features ensure you'll have a grill you can always rely on. Thanks to the instant JETFIRE™ ignitor, your Napoleon gas grill will light the first time, every time. Cross lighting action ensures that in the unlikely event that a burner goes out or fails to light, your grill will automatically relight. For those who long for that delicate wood smoke flavor, an integrated smoker tray and dedicated burner will ignite smoker chips to add that delightful smokiness. Napoleon delivers one of the most efficient barbecues on earth thanks to its airflow, airtightness, and fuel management. Heat and flame come together with the Infrared SIZZLE ZONE™, a specialized burner found on many models in the sear station side burner or within the main grill itself.
Napoleon offers a wide range of series of both built-in and freestanding gas grills. The Phantom Series is the new, luxurious matte black grills series with updated features while the Prestige Pro™ Series combines form and function with luxury. The three Rogue Series combine beauty, performance and durability to help you stand out from the crowd. Learn more about Napoleon grills at Queen City here.
Choosing the right grill for you comes down to your personal preference and cooking style. Whether you choose Traeger or Napoleon grills, we have everything you need for your next backyard cookout at Queen City.