Like all Traeger grills the Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill is an incredibly well thought out piece of kit. This is an intelligent, highly user-friendly grill and smoker designed to take away all of the guesswork from outdoor cooking as well as doing away with the need to constantly babysit whatever dish you’re creating.
The Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill is first and foremost a smoker. Unlike the PRO models with their distinctive flue pipes, the Ironwood features a unique downdraught exhaust system at the rear of the grill that further enhances the vortex of indirect cooking heat and maximises the food’s exposure to smoke that Traeger barrel grills are famous for. If you love the smoky flavours that wood fired cooking gives food then the Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill, with its push of a button speedy Super Smoke mode, is definitely worthy of your consideration.
The Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill Super Smoke technology delivers a consistent supply of precise heat and subtle blue smoke that’s perfect for delicately smoking meat and fish and anything else you fancy, without creating the bitterness and acrid taste that bad smoking or over smoking can cause. Smoking, especially with Traeger’s choice of six subtle hardwood flavours, will deliver an extra dimension to your outdoor cooking that you won’t get from ordinary grills.
TECHNOLOGY AND FEATURES THAT YOU ONLY GET WITH A TRAEGER
The Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill, just Like every other Traeger product, has been built to last and that not only includes its robust construction and its rock-solid sawhorse chassis but also its industry-first longer-lasting brushless PRO D2 Direct Drive controller which helps the grill maintain its renowned consistent temperatures. This system incorporates a variable speed fan and auger to deliver the correct amount of pellets to produce precise levels of heat and optimal smoke.
Wifire technology allows the Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill to be connected to the Traeger App which you can download to your smartphone or smart device. This will enable comprehensive remote control of every aspect of the grill’s performance. Not only does the App give you access to an extensive catalogue of 1,600 recipes but it also allows you to easily set the correct cooking programme for those recipes so that your grill will handle it all automatically. There are also loads of grilling tips and how-to videos and the App will even send you notifications when the grill requires cleaning or servicing. Of course, if you want to, you can always simply enter your own desired temperatures and timings with the easy to use control panel. The Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill also has a pellet sensor that can alert you remotely when it’s time to refill the hopper. This is especially useful if you’re scheduling a long day of low and slow cooking and unlike gas you won’t have to turn off the grill to reload it.
ALL THE GRILL CAPACITY YOU COULD EVER NEED
Within the Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill are two large easy clean porcelain coated steel grill grates. The main lower and larger grate (762 x 482mm) can be placed in two positions with the lower position giving you closer proximity to the heat deflector and its radiant heat making it ideal for searing. The smaller upper grate (762 x 266mm) can also be removed to accommodate large meat joints and turkeys or even a generous-sized hotpot. Just imagine being able to cook 8 whole chickens at the same time or something like 40-plus burgers in one go! Traeger also give you a ‘keep warm’ function at the push of a button which will maintain a consistent temperature of approximately 75ºC to allow you to pause cooking at any time or to prepare food early so that you can spend more time with your family or guests. There’s a handy contrast stainless steel side shelf with useful utensil hooks as standard and this, along with the optional full-width drop-down front shelf for food preparation and plating up, helps turn the Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill into a convenient and practical work station.
Not only can you grill and smoke on the Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill but you’ll also be able to barbecue, bake, baste, braise and roast. It’ll make great pizzas too if that’s what you want. The Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill’s Turbo Temp feature ensures that wherever you place your food on either of the grill grates it will cook and smoke evenly and it will also quickly get the grill back up to temperature if you need to open the lid to inspect how the food’s going or to add other food such as vegetables. However, if you’re cooking meat, you don’t have to even open the lid because there’s an integrated meat temperature probe with its own port to insert the probe through. The Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill uses indirect heat to cook and has a drip tray that channels grease and cooking juice to an external grease bucket for easy disposal. Since there is no direct access to flame this means that you won’t ever get any nasty flare-ups that can not only ruin your food but can also be dangerous.