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Traeger Ironwood 650 TFB65BLE Grill

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Indirect cooking

Indirect cooking

This indicates grill temperature at the smoke or lowest setting, to represent a cooking task where the food requires slow cooking.

 /  5
Evenness performance

Evenness performance

Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest and lowest setting using thermocouples.

 /  5
Cleaning

Cleaning

How easy it is to clean the ash out of the grill and to remove pellets from the hopper. Most pellet grills require using a shop vacuum to clean the ash out of the grill

 /  5
Convenience

Convenience

The convenience score is based on the main and secondary cooking areas, grate type, if it has wheels or casters, etc.

 /  5
Temperature range

Temperature range

Maximum temperature the manufacturer recommends using or storing its product. During the hot summer months, consider storing the unit in a cool location and only taking it with you on long trips. If you are storing the unit in the car, choose a location out of direct sunlight, such as the glove box or the trunk.

 /  5

About

The Traeger Ironwood 650 TFB65BLE is part of the Grills test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Pellet Grills models like the Ironwood 650 TFB65BLE are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Indirect cooking This indicates grill temperature at the smoke or lowest setting, to represent a cooking task where the food requires slow cooking.

Evenness performance Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest and lowest setting using thermocouples.

Cleaning How easy it is to clean the ash out of the grill and to remove pellets from the hopper. Most pellet grills require using a shop vacuum to clean the ash out of the grill

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