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How to Season & Burn-In Your Grill

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One-time initial firing process

Before cooking the first batch of food in your new Traeger, you will need to season the grill. This simple, one-time initial firing process will ensure that you get the most out of your Traeger Wood Pellet Grill.

Steps for Seasoning Your Grill

  • Step 1 - Prime your auger tube with pellets
  • Step 2 - Plug in grill to an electrical outlet and turn on
  • Step 3 - Add hardwood pellets to hopper
  • Step 4 - Turn the main power switch on
  • Step 5 - Turn dial to “Select Auger” then choose “Prime Auger”
  • Step 6 - Once pellets begin to fall into firepot, select “Done” to turn off auger
  • Step 7 – Turn selection dial clockwise to 350°F (177°C) and press the dial
  • Step 8 – Press ignite, close the lid, and when the temperature reaches 350°F, run for 20 minutes
  • Step 9 – Adjust temperature to 450°F (232°C)
  • Step 10 - When the temperature reaches 450°F, run for an additional 30 minutes
  • Step 11 – Shut down grill by pressing the Selection dial for three seconds on a Pro Series Grill. For an Ironwood or Timberline, press the Standby button for three seconds to initiate the shutdown cycle.
  • Step 12 – Once the shutdown cycle finishes, seasoning of your grill is complete

Now that you’ve finished seasoning your grill, get ready to create mouthwatering brisket, fall-off-the-bone baby-back ribs, and juicy pulled pork.