- Jan 6, 2021
- Reaction score
- Denver Metro Area
- Pro 780 Bronze
I think we all could have saved you the trouble and told you those results! I never cook steaks or burgers on the Traeger.Ran an Honest test this week cooking steaks and burgers on various platforms ranked in order if goodness. No rubs or sauces, a pinch of S&P and let rest on counter for 20 minutes. Same steaks from same Butcher. Same Burgers from same Butcher. I Do Not eat store bought meat, pure road kill. This is actual results.
1.) Weber Charcoal with Fogo Lump ignited with torch. Moderate heat up time , GREAT sear at 600F short cook time GREAT TASTE !!!
2.) Weber Genesis-B gasser - Seared @600F, Short warm up time, missing the fire taste but OK
3.) Traeger Pro22 - 40 minute warm up , cooked for 20 minutes while heating up cast iron on gasser, reverse sear, takes too long flavor is meh ...
Traeger is good for what it’s good for - slow cooks and/or low temp cooks (ie seafood).
Gas is meh but good for quick cooks and or high heat cooks.
Charcoal is best for flavor out of all the methods above. I cook my burgers and steaks over indirect heat and then throw them over the coals for a sear. Makes for a great meal!