The Z Grills Master Pellet ZPG-700D is part of the Grill
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Grill
models like the Master Pellet ZPG-700D 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
TimerIf the grill has a timer to set the cooking time.
Temperature probeIf the pellet grill has a temperature probe and how many came with it.
ChimneyIf the pellet grill has a chimney or not.
WarrantyHow many years the pellet grill is under warranty.
Utensil hooksDoes the grill have utensil hooks?
Additional features or accessories
Additional features or accessoriesAdditional features and accessories that may come with the grill (If any).
Has a cabinet and cover.
Exterior dimensionsThe exterior measurement of the pellet grill with shelves.
44 x 44 x 24
GratesThe material of the grates (ex. coated cast iron,etc) on the pellet grill
Measured cooking grid area
Measured cooking grid areaThe main cooking area of the grill rounded to the nearest 5 sq. in.
Secondary cooking grid area
Secondary cooking grid areaThis is the measured area above the main grate which can also be used for cooking.
Hopper sizeHow many pounds the hopper of the pellet grill can hold.
Fuel input ratings
Fuel input ratingsThe pounds of pellets used per hour of use at highest temperature.
Shelf spaceShelf space rounded to the nearest 5 sq. in.
Bottom shelf space
Bottom shelf spaceThe dimensions of the bottom shelf of the pellet grill if applicable.
Claimed temperature range
Claimed temperature rangeThe range of temperature from lowest to highest claimed by the manufacturer of the pellet grill
Wheels and casters
Wheels and castersMost carts have two wheels or casters on one end and two casters on the other. Other models have just two wheels: you lift one end to move them. Wheels with a full axle are better than those bolted to the frame, which may eventually bend.