Pellet Grill Buying Guide

Learn all about pellet grills, from how to use one to which pellets will add the most flavour to your meats, fish and veggies. Become a grill master and discover all the delicious possibilities pellet grills have to offer, making your next barbecue the best one yet!

Taste the Difference

There's nothing like that wood-fired taste of food cooked with a pellet grill. You'll get a unique outdoor cooking experience whether you're grilling or smoking your chow, and Lowe's has everything you need to get started. Find the perfect grill for you both in-store and online.

What is a Pellet Grill?

A pellet grill combines elements of charcoal and gas grills, smokers, and kitchen ovens. The grill is fueled by flavoured wood pellets and is fed through the unit with the help of an electric control panel, which operates using a digital controller. The electric panel also regulates the temperature, allowing for a consistent cook.

How Pellet Grills Work

  • Hopper: Pile the flavoured hardwood pellets into the hopper. The amount varies depending on how long the cook time is.
  • Digital Controller: Turn on the grill and adjust the temperature just as you would your kitchen oven.
  • Auger: As the motor turns, the auger pushes the wood pellets from the hopper to the firepot, fueling the grill. You can adjust the speed in which the wood pellets burn via the digital controller.
  • Firepot: The firepot burns when a hotrod ignites, keeping the fire going, so you can set it and let the pellet grill do its work.
  • Fan: A fan stokes the flames, creating convection heat, which gives the wood pellet grill its consistent temperatures.

Types of Pellet Grills


Versatile and easy to use, traditional pellet grills can grill, bake, braise, and smoke. Heated with precision, the temperature is controlled by the digital control panel, and ignited with a press of a button.



A hybrid of everyone’s favourite outdoor grills, the pellet smoker combines the technology of pellet grills with smokers. They feature multiple cooking racks and offer a large window, so you can check up on your smoked meats without having to worry about escaped heat.


Benefits of Wood Pellet Grills

Some of the benefits of wood pellet grills include: 

Bold Flavour: The depth and quality of flavour achieved through the hardwood pellets is unique to pellet grill cooking. You can vary the flavours depending on which wood pellets you choose, and you can also mix and match to create the perfect flavour. 

Versatility: From a full brisket to apple pie, wood pellet grills can grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and barbecue anything. 

Consistency: Wood pellet grills offer consistent temperatures that allow you to master your grilling and get perfect results every time. 

Ease: The electric control panel allow for ease of use. The digital controlled settings mean you don’t have to tend live fires for hours.

All About Pellets

Hardwood pellets are at the heart of flavour when it comes to cooking with pellet grills. Hardwood pellets fuel the fire and flavour everything on your grill. They are available in a variety of flavours from fruit, like apple, to bolder varieties like hickory. 

How to Choose Wood Pellets

  • Apple: Best with chicken, pork, and vegetables
  • Hickory: Best with beef, chicken, pork, and vegetables
  • Mesquite: Best with beef, chicken, and seafood
  • Maple: Best with beef, pork, lamb, and vegetables
  • Pecan: Best with beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and vegetables
  • Oak: Best with beef and seafood


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