We're so excited that you've chosen to join the Traeger Nation. Before cooking on your Traeger, you will need to season your grill--sometimes called burning in your grill. This is a simple, one-time process that will burn off any residual, non-toxic oils/lubrication from the manufacturing process.

Please note that during the burn in process, it is normal to experience an odd smell due to burning off the residual manufacturing oils.

Timing

A WiFIRE-enabled (D2) grill will typically take around 1 hour and 30 minutes from startup to shutdown to complete the seasoning process.

A non WiFIRE-enabled (AC) grill will typically take about 1 hour from startup to shutdown.

WiFIRE-Enabled (D2) Seasoning Process

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

  2. Add hardwood pellets to the hopper.

  3. On your controller, Navigate to Select Auger > Prime Auger.

  4. Once pellets begin to fall into the firepot, select Done to turn off the auger.

  5. Turn selection dial clockwise to 350°F (177°C) and press the controller knob.

  6. Press the the Ignite button on the front of the controller, close the lid, and when the temperature reaches 350°F, run for 20 minutes.

  7. After 20 minutes, adjust the temperature to 450°F (232°C).

  8. When the temperature reaches 450°F, run for an additional 30 minutes.

  9. After 30 minutes, shut down the grill.

    • For a Pro Series Grill, press the selection dial for three seconds.
    • For an Ironwood or Timberline, press the Standby button for three seconds.
  10. 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-WiFIRE) Seasoning Process

  1. Plug in the grill to an electrical outlet.
  2. Turn your grill on with the lid open during the priming process.
  3. Add hardwood pellets to the hopper.
  4. On the grill controller, set the grill to “high” (or highest temp possible) until you hear the pellets fall into the firepot.
  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).
  6. Once the grill has shut down, turn the grill back on.
  7. Set the controller to Smoke.
  8. Smoke will start to establish. Once it does, wait for the smoke to thin out (should be a light blue color – not thick white smoke).
  9. Using the grill controller, turn the grill to High (or highest temp possible).
  10. Keep grill running on High for an additional 30 minutes.
  11. After the 30 minutes has passed, set the grill to Shutdown Cycle. Shutdown will run approximately 25 minutes.
  12. Turn off 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).
  13. Seasoning is now complete and you are ready to start cooking!