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Offline Wellfooled

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What I heard about Green Mtn Grills.
« Reply #-1 on: November 16, 2017, 10:18:28 PM »
A Trager sales rep and I were talking about Trager vs. GMG grills. He allowed that GMG's were OK, but he said that they had a problem with ash from the fire box coating the food when the fan started up, evidently as part of the heating cycle.

Absolutely not trying to start a Trager vs. GMG thing here, but does anyone with a GMG grill find they're getting ash up on their food?

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Re: What I heard about Green Mtn Grills.
« on: November 16, 2017, 11:23:21 PM »
As a long time user of the Green Mountain grills, I have not had any problem with the fan blowing ash on my food. In my opinion, these grills offer a lotta bang for the bucks.
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Re: What I heard about Green Mtn Grills.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 05:56:36 AM »
A couple years ago GMG was having issues on a few models with soot and ash to covering food.  It was found to be a problem with their fan system and, as far as I am aware, has since been resolved.


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Re: What I heard about Green Mtn Grills.
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 07:03:51 AM »
No issues with my GMG DC and ash.  The cooker is about 4 years old I guess.
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Re: What I heard about Green Mtn Grills.
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 07:29:24 AM »
One should never grant veracity to commentary on a competitor's product from manufacturer other than that product. ;)

But - because I work for NO manufacturer - I will give you my unfettered opinion on BOTH product lines:

The both work.....and can produce a fine meal..... ;D

Having said that, I DO think think there are many better built products in the marketplace. At a greater cost. Traeger legitimately invented the pellet grill. But - they did not attempt to improve, or keep up with innovations on the basic pellet grill until very, very recently. And- Green Mtn. came along and made some improvements over the original Treager design.
*BUT BOTH* are:
1. Thinner metal as compared to some others.
2. Built in China - it that is important to you.
3. And....very competitively priced....with large user/support groups. :)

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Re: What I heard about Green Mtn Grills.
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 07:36:30 AM »
Ive been using a GMG Jim Bowie for about a year - No soot issues at all. Food is great! I have had a few minor issues that I could work around - but GMG customer service as been second to none helping me resolve said issues. I would buy from them again an am considering thier little Davy Crockett for tailgate use.
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Re: What I heard about Green Mtn Grills.
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 08:23:08 AM »

ALL choices are a form of "intra-cranial" compromise 8). There are always pros and cons in any choice.  ( e.g.- I want to drive a Ferrari...but I also want to live indoors...so I chose a Ford and a house :D :D :D)

LOL!  I have a Memphis, a ten year old truck, and a hundred year old house  ::)

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Re: What I heard about Green Mtn Grills.
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 09:50:02 AM »
Ash was a problem for a while but GMG took care of that. At the price points, Traeger and GMG and Pit Boss offer a bunch of bang for the buck and all three have great customer service.
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Re: What I heard about Green Mtn Grills.
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 05:17:49 PM »
Thanks to all of you for responding so quickly.

I knew when I signed up for this forum, I was gonna get good input. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: