The Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Pellet Grill has an excellent price and features that make it safer and more functional than some of the other models on the market. While simple in some ways, there is a lot of thought that has gone into this pellet grill. What this smoker/grill gives is a wide temperature range that is easy enough while versatile, thanks to its control unit.
- Turbo heat up system can achieve high temperatures in cold climates
- Excellent temperature control
- Wide cooking range
- Large-capacity pellet hopper
- Thin metals don't hold the heat
- Maximum temperature of 500 F
- 458 square inches of primary cooking area
- 150 to 500 F temperature range
- 17-pound capacity pellet hopper mounted on the side
- Stainless steel cooking grates
- Fully programmable electronic temperature control (remote available)
- Baked-on enameled steel construction
- Made in China by Green Mountain Grills
Expert Review of the Green Mountain Daniel Boone Pellet Grill
Green Mountain Grills has one of those typical stories. It starts with a man with a pellet grill who knew that he could make it better. There was a flood of pellet grills on the market (thanks to the expiration of Traeger patents) and Green Mountain Grills was another company looking to break into it.
Years went by and the Green Mountain Pellet Grills were perfected. Made in China, these pellet grills are, first and foremost, reasonably priced.
The additional features are designed to correct the common issues that people had with earlier pellet grills.
Like most any pellet cooker, the Green Mountain Daniel Boone has an enclosed cooking chamber and a side-mounted pellet unit. The pellet unit has a 17-pound capacity hopper (where the pellets go), an auger to feed the pellets into the firepot, a fan to boost combustion and control temperature, and a control unit.
This pellet grill has a temperature range of 150 to 500 F and can be adjusted in five-degree intervals. Of course, this is an electrically powered unit.
The digital controller is standard and it includes a meat probe so you can take instant food readings inside your grill.
The unique features of the Green Mountain Pellet Grills include a hopper alarm that goes off when the pellet supply gets low. It has a positive pressure fan to keep sparks out of the auger (sparks can start the dreaded hopper fires), with a fan-only mode and automatic shut-off to keep ash out of the firebox after you finish cooking. It has an automatic sensor to detect whether the air outside is cold and activate a turbo-mode booster to get the grill up to temperature faster. These are the attention to detail sort of issues that makes for a good product, of which this is one.
The available options for this grill include a stainless steel no-warp lid, form-fitted grill cover, and a dome thermometer.
Green Mountain Grills are sold exclusively through independent dealers, and the manufacturer provides a link on their site to look for dealers near you.