- Apr 18, 2020
- Reaction score
- Washington State
- Timberline 850
In addition to the excessive smoke on startup issue I reported on another thread, I also have other concerns:
- Traeger drip pan liners are too small and dont’ completely cover the pan. Side-to-side is fine it is just an inch or two short front-to-back. The grease ends up directly on the drip pan and cooks on.
- The heat generated is causing the metal to distort in places. The drip tray in the front, for example. The heat makes the interior prone to corrosion. Not sure how long components will last.
- The drip channel in the front is useless. The grease never makes it to the collection tray. It puddles up and then, if too much grease accumulates as can happen with fatty meats, it will catch fire.
- In order to vacuum out all of the areas under lower pan (not sure what it is called), you have to remove 3 screws which after being heated, become very difficult to remove and replace. It would have been better to just have some locating pins to slip the lower pan over.