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.
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.
Plug in the grill to an electrical outlet and turn on using the switch on the back of the grill.
Add hardwood pellets to the hopper.
On your controller, Navigate to Select Auger > Prime Auger.
Once pellets begin to fall into the firepot, select Done to turn off the auger.
Turn selection dial clockwise to 350°F (177°C) and press the controller knob.
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.
After 20 minutes, adjust the temperature to 450°F (232°C).
When the temperature reaches 450°F, run for an additional 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, shut down the grill.
Once the shutdown cycle finishes (can take up to 30 minutes), seasoning of your grill is complete and you are ready to start cooking!