Product Comparison: Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett vs Traeger TFB42LZBC


General Specifications
Brand
Green Mountain Grills
Traeger
Model
Davy Crockett
Lil' Tex Elite Pellet Grill 22 (TFB42LZBC)
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
This is the go-to grill for small families, campers, tailgaters, RVers, and anyone else who wants to cook two racks of ribs or 4-6 nice steaks or a bunch of burgers. Wi-Fi control is standard equipment!
Gather friends and family for amazing flavor, the new Lil’ Tex 22 Elite grill has sturdier legs and a new Digital Elite Controller to keep temperatures within +/- 20 degrees F. Champion precision outdoor cooking on this 418 square inch grilling BBQ arena, then watch the delicious spoils of your labor quickly disappear.
Key Specs
Type
Pellet Smoker Grill
Pellet Smoker Grill
Total Rack Surface Area
219 sq. in.
418 sq. in.
Hopper Capacity
17 lbs.
18 lbs.
Cooking Temperature
500 °F
400 °F
Power
60W
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett Pellet Grill
  • Perfect size for portability but still has enough cooking surface to cook on.
  • I debated on the size, but the surface area was plenty for the usual amounts for a family of 4, and the grill heats up quickly.
  • It is a small unit and doesn't have a large cooking surface but I have smoked 12 pound plus briskets on it with no problem as far as pellet smokers go it's certainly is worth buying to try out and it's portable.
  • Smoker was WAY hotter than the set temp, well over 100 degrees and went thru the whole hopper of pellets in less than four hours.
  • I only had grill couple days and really like the features, set temp put food on grill, set a timer and forget it.
Traeger TFB42LZBC Lil Tex Elite Pellet Grill and Smoker
  • It's nice because it has a factory mounting location and adds working surface but it looks and feels cheap to me.
  • This is a great product for cold weather cooking. They suggest you only use this on temps below 35* but let me tell you that you will go through less pellets and the temp will hold much better.
  • I would highly recommend this blanket for anyone cooking outdoors in temps below 35 degrees.
  • Holding temp better and using less pellets as well. Great buy
  • Only down side is that the temp tops out at 450ish, but really if I need to sear something at that heat I’ll do it on the stove anyway. It’ll be the last grill you will ever need.
Size & Weight
Height
31.75 in.
49 in.
Width
34 in.
42 in.
Depth
23 in.
22 in.
Weight
68 lbs.
98 lbs.
Construction
Grill Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless steel with durable powder coat finish
Grate Material
Stainless Steel
Porcelain
Lid Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless steel with durable powder coat finish
Stand Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless steel with durable powder coat finish
Shelves/Racks
Side shelf
What customers say about "Construction"
Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett Pellet Grill
  • The construction is solid and the instructions are easy to follow.
  • The construction is well done and solid hi grade stainless steel as I live on a beach and its not rusted, I am 200 pounds and surf at 45 so I am still strong and it is heavy.
  • Don't get me wrong I still love this grill, it's just that the quality of construction could be better.
  • Not as solid of construction as I was hoping for. Does not cook as evenly as I expected.
  • The GMG Davy Crocket has similar poor construction (thin metal, crappy hinges, bad leg structure) and horrible performance.
Traeger TFB42LZBC Lil Tex Elite Pellet Grill and Smoker
  • Well built, solid, good looking, attaches easily & adds a large amount of prep area to your grill.
  • It's heavy enough to hold heat, has a nice exterior finish on the material, with the straps it won't flop around.
  • Mine fit my 22 series grill very easily and seems well constructed. I am completely satisfied and expect good service.
  • Quality construction easy to install. Works great
Features
Control
Digital LED thermostat controller
Digital Elite Controller
Grease Drain
Yes
Yes
Heat Thermometer
Yes
Yes
Auto-feeding System
Yes
Yes
Extras
Open Flame Technology, Thermal Sensor, Grease Bucket, WiFi Mode, Server Mode, Food Timer
Easy to clean porcelain grill grates, Fueled by 100% pure hardwood pellets
Ash Cleanout System
Yes
Yes
Ignition
Electronic auto-start
Electronic auto-start
Casters/Wheels
No
Yes
What customers say about "Features"
Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett Pellet Grill
  • The best part is the Bluetooth feature that allows for seeing what the grill is doing and it allows for automatically changing the temp and time as needed if you are using a preset profile.
  • After the simple fix, worked like a dream! Next cook was a brisket and it came out perfect! Wifi is a cool feature! Folding legs are a little clunky.
  • The brisket came out great thanks to my other digital thermometers. Using the grill is much easier to use for high temp smoking and am overall l I'm satisfied with it.
  • The wifi feature is great for checking temps from inside the house and being able to set a grilling profile has made this a start and walk away grill.
  • Love the wi-fi feature, can start or stop grilling or check grill or meat temperature from anywhere via my cell phone.
Traeger TFB42LZBC Lil Tex Elite Pellet Grill and Smoker
  • Great addition for temp control in all seasons and reduction of amount of pellets used due to the addition of insulation
  • Fabulous. You can control the temperature and walk away.
  • We got this grill toe replace a propane Weber. What a difference, temperature control, no more propane tanks to lug in and out of the car and great flavor.
  • The pellets feed in automatically and the digital controller keeps the temp close to where you set it.
  • The bad news...after a handful of uses, the digital control unit shorted out.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, ETL
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
374.00 $
699.99 $


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