Have you ever been grilling some delicious, greasy meat and wondered to yourself, “Man, I really wish this grill had Wi-Fi so I could control it with my phone.”
No? Well, then there’s probably something wrong with you. Everyone else surely has!
That’s why Traeger has unveiled a new Timberline smoker with integrated Wi-Fi. As you’d expect, this allows the grill to support Android and iOS smartphone connectivity. Woot woot!
What Can You Do with Traeger’s Timberline Smart Smoker and Grill?
Not even gonna’ lie, that theme music is BADASS. Great choice Traeger.
Naturally, Traeger’s Timberline smoker is a cooking appliance first. It includes all the features you’ve come to know and love from Traeger’s previous grill models. This includes the companies Tru Convection system that can cook foods “up to 20% faster” than conventional grill setups. It also uses a unique wood pellet system for heating and smoking. This is a much easier heating system to maintain than charcoal or other comparable setups.
But the real reason you’re here, the smart features, those are quite nice too. Traeger’s new Wi-Fi enabled technology is called WiFire, which definitely made me chuckle a bit at its charm.
There will be companion apps for iOS and Android smartphones that allow you to check in on the grill remotely. You can do things like monitor temperature levels, cooking times, adjust smoke settings, and much more. And the best part is that you don’t even have to be in front of the grill to do all this. So, if you’re cooking a quick meal outside, but also doing some cooking inside your home – you don’t have to rush back and forth.
It’s convenient, and it takes all the guesswork out of cooking on a grill. Of course, experienced grillers will know there’s absolutely no guesswork involved, it’s an art. But that’s alright, we’ll forgive Traeger, this time.
If you’re interested, there are two models available, the 850 is $1,699 while the 1300 is $1,999. The larger model is bigger and has more surface area for cooking, which also explains why it’s more expensive.
What do you think of Traeger’s Timberline smart smoker lineup? Do you want one?