- Jan 3, 2022
- Reaction score
- Northeast USA
- Pro 780
Had your friend had any issues? What's his experience after owning it?
He said his SmokeFire EX4 (gen 2) suffers from large temperature swings, especially at high temps. Also, the little ash pan opening at the bottom that's supposed to keep your firepot cleaned out doesn't work well - there's a ton of ash that blows around (like an insane amount). The exterior (and interior) of the SmokeFire seems to always be coated in a lot of ash. The door leaks smoke bad, but that seems to be an issue with the Traeger Pro line as well. Two out of his 3 meat probes failed - they don't seem the be the best quality. He bought replacements on Amazon, though. He likes the app, and he says startup (getting to peak temp) is super fast. He doesn't like the pellet hopper in the rear; it makes filling it very awkward and he feels it is a design blunder. Looks good, but not practical. Handle is too shallow on the lid (easy to burn your wrist when it's lifted).