Seasoning Your Grill - Initial Burn In


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. We’re so excited that you’ve chosen to join Traeger Nation. 

Step 1 - Plug in grill to an electrical outlet and turn on

Step 2 - Prime your auger tube with pellets

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