The Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet grill is one of the classiest appliances in the market right now which has been selling like hot cakes. It does all the work for you from baking to grilling, roasting to smoking or even barbecuing; all you have to do is turn it on and rest back for a scrumptious meal!
The Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill comes in 3 different models;
- SG Pellet Grill with Sear Box
- Classic Pellet Grill
- Classic Pellet Grill with Sear Box
wherein the Woodwind SG Pellet Grill is the 2018 version of the Woodwind Classic Pellet Grill, packed with plenty new features and more cooking space.
Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill Review
Talking of the Sear box, it is an accessory that adds not only 180 sq.in. of cooking space but also 16,000 BTUs of heat so you dont need a gas grill for that seared finishing.
Now let’s take a look at the reasons why this grill not only makes your work easier but helps you achieve the tastiest results too.
All components inclusive of the mounting hardware are stainless steel, assuring you of quality.
The latest version i.e. the Woodwind SG has two racks, the small upper rack (382 square inches) and the lower rack (429 inches) which bring the total rack surface area to a whopping 811 sq. in. which compared to the classic version is almost 40% more space.
The overall chamber capacity of the grill is 4850 cu. in. which is big enough for a 14-pound turkey. Talking of height and weight, the Woodwind stands 42 inches high, weighing approximately 150lbs.
It also has a built-in temperature setting that range from 160 degrees F to 500 degrees F, which allows you to both slow cook and smoke. The sear box, however, reaches over 900 degrees F helping you achieve the required sear.
Additionally, a bottom shelf provides more space to store items.
The most eye-catching function in the Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet grill is the electric autostart ignition, which allows you to leave your stove burning even when you are away from home, by adjusting the settings.
The dual LED temperature readout helps ensure you can always keep an eye on the degrees and regulate it accordingly.
The settings on the grill are so easy to handle that even a first timer would not have any issues operating it.
The large capacity (22lbs) of the pellet hopper distinguishes this model from the others and makes worth the extra $100 alone.
The famous patented ash cleanout system by Camp Chef yet again helps store the ashes in the cup-shaped holder beneath the grill. But some people have mentioned that it is not of much help as the ashes are needed to be cleaned after every use as they spread everywhere.
Among small conveniences like the bottle opener, 2 meat probes, and the pellet hopper cleanout mechanism, it comes with four-caster-wheeled legs for easy transportation and mobility.
A former Traeger user highlighted that the auger/stove in this model is automatic and helps in burning the pellets to create the smoke without any hassles, giving it a soft spot over the Traeger pellet grills.
Upon unboxing you will find that it comes with a recipe booklet (which does away with all your worries, helping you to experiment on new dishes altogether) and a drip tray which makes cleaning the grease an easy job.
Last but not least, Camp Chef offers a 3-year warranty on the Woodwing, which directly reflects on how firmly they believe on the grill.
- Large cooking space (811 aq. in.)
- Automatic ignition and hopper cleanout mechanism
- Temperate settings (160 degree F to 500 degree F)
- Hopper capacity (22 pounds)
- 3-year warranty
- 2 Meat probes
- Ash Cleanout System isn’t as efficient
- Too much smoke, if there is any such thing.
Keeping in mind all the features, the 3-year warranty, and the automated additions, Camp Chef Woodwind SG Pellet grill is a great buy.
It could perhaps appear to be little heavy on the pocket compared to others but for the features it offers, there is none other on the market. All in all, if you decide to get the woodwind, you might spend a little more but you’ll surely sweat a lot less in the long term.