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SEASONING YOUR GRILL - INITIAL BURN IN FOR D2 & AC (NON-WIFI) GRILLS

SEASONING YOUR GRILL - INITIAL BURN IN FOR D2 & AC GRILLS

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.

  • What does "seasoning" (or sometimes referred to as "burning in") the grill mean and why this is important?
    • This means you will be setting the grill to a high temperature for a period of time and this is to burn off any residual oils/lubrication from manufacturing that would not be ideal for cooking quite yet.
    • NOTE: It is normal for there to be a smell when burning these oils/lubricants off
  • NOTE ON TIME FRAME:
    • For D2 Grills It will typically take around 1 hour and 30 minutes from startup to shutdown on the entire "seasoning" process
    • For AC (Non-WiFire) Grills It will typically take about 1 hour from startup to shutdown on the entire "seasoning" process

D2 GRILLS - WiFire Controllers

Step 1 Plug in the grill to an electrical outlet and turn "on" using the switch on the back of the grill

Step 2 Add hardwood pellets to the hopper

Step 3 Prime your auger tube with pellets

Step 4 Turn the dial on the controller to "Select Auger" then choose "Prime Auger"

Step 5 Once pellets begin to fall into the firepot, select "Done" to turn off auger

Step 6 Turn selection dial clockwise to 350F (177C) and press the dial-in

Step 7 Press the "ignite" button on the front of the controller, close the lid, and when the temperature reaches 350F, run for 20 minutes

Step 8 After 20 minutes, adjust the temperature to 450F (232C)

Step 9 When the temperature reaches 450F, run for an additional 30 minutes

Step 10 After 30 minutes, shut down the 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 11 Once the shutdown cycle finishes (can take up to 30 minutes), seasoning of your grill is complete and you are ready to start cooking!

AC (NON-WIFI) GRILLS - Elite, Pro and ARC controllers

Step 1 Plug in the grill to an electrical outlet

Step 2 Turn your grill on with the lid open during the priming process

Step 3 Add hardwood pellets to the hopper

Step 4 On the grill controller, set the grill to "high" (or highest temp possible) until you hear the pellets fall into the firepot

Step 5 Turn the grill off on the controller and the switch on either the front of the grill controller or the back of the grill (depending on model)

Step 6 Once the grill has shut down, turn the grill back on using either the switch on the front of the controller or the switch on the back of the grill (depending on model)

Step 7 Set the controller to the "smoke" setting

Step 8 Smoke will start to establish, then wait for the smoke to thin out (should be a light blue color not thick white smoke)

Step 9 Using the grill controller, turn the grill to the "high" (or highest temp possible) setting

Step 10 Keep grill running at "high" (or highest temp possible) for an additional 30 minutes

Step 11 After the 30 minutes has passed, set the grill to "shutdown cycle" using the grill controller and once the shutdown cycle has completed (usually takes about 25 minutes) turn the grill completely off either using the switch on the front of the grill controller or the switch on the back of the grill (again, depending on model)

Step 12 Once the shutdown cycle finishes (again, will take up to 25 minutes), seasoning of your grill is complete and you are ready to start cooking!