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Best Traeger Accessories: What Do You Actually Need?

Truth be told – there are a lot of smoking accessories out there. And, you really can cook some darn good barbecue without most of them. But, some accessories, optional or not, can go a long way to making the whole process easier. And, they make great gifts for your barbecue-loving person as well.

So, if you’re looking for something to go with your Traeger pellet smoker, or, are just after good quality, you’ll find the best Traeger accessories right here.

For this article, we haven’t included the more standard barbecue accessories like wireless meat thermometers or tongs. Instead, we’ve focused on Traeger’s more unique items. Check out our article on the best accessories for smoking if you’re looking for things like butchers blocks, boning knives or rib racks.

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Traeger All-Natural Grill Cleaner

It might seem strange to start the list of the best Traeger accessories with a cleaning product but that’s how good this stuff is.

Cleaning your grill really isn’t the most fun part of owning one. But, the Traeger All-Natural Grill Cleaner makes it so much easier and faster. You literally spray it on, leave it for a few minutes and all the grime will wipe off – no scrubbing required.

This food-safe, biodegradable cleaning formula cuts through the grease like it’s no-ones business. There’s no harmful chemicals to worry about, and, it really will make your smoker look as good as it did on the day you first set it up.

We’ve tried other barbecue cleaners and haven’t found anything that works as well as Traeger’s, especially in an all-natural formula. And, if it seems a bit expensive, one bottle actually lasts a decently long time so we feel like it’s pretty good value for money too.

Traeger Pellet Sensor

If you don’t have a top of the line Traeger Timberline with a built-in pellet sensor, you can still have this feature without buying a whole new grill.

Easy to install on the Traeger Pro and Ironwood Series, the pellet sensor integrates with WiFire so you can see the percentage of pellets you’ve got remaining, plus, be notified when it’s time to refill.

There’s also an LED light inside so your hopper is illuminated when you’re filling it up.

Traeger Staydry Pellet Bucket and Lid

Storing your pellets properly is really important. Wet or damp pellets don’t burn as hot, produce smoke that’s not as good for you, and, can clog the auger.

When Traeger make their pellets, they carefully dry them to have a moisture content of 5%. But, every bag recommends that you transfer them into an airtight container so that they keep well.

Traeger’s Staydry Pellet Bucket is made exactly for this purpose.

They hold 22 pounds so will fit a whole bag without being on the verge of overflowing, come with labels for common flavors plus blanks to write extra. And, they stack neatly so you can store multiple flavors properly and easily without taking up too much space.

They’re all airtight too.

Traeger Folding Front Shelf

We do love me a good Traeger. But, most of them don’t have much in the way of work space. If you’re like us and don’t have a whole outdoor kitchen setup, it can be pretty hard to balance a tray of meat, open the lid, get it on there and later take it off to wrap and get it back on the heat quickly. Let alone if you’ve got young kids or a dog…

So for us, Traeger’s add on folding front shelves are a life-saver!

You grill won’t take up more space in storage. But, you’ll have that extra room to put the cutting board down, leave utensils, plate your meal, or even to sit a cold one.

Which one you’ll need depends, of course, on what model of Traeger you’ve got. The link below will take you straight to Traeger’s full range of front shelves.

Traeger Grill Covers

If you’re storing your Traeger outside, a grill cover to protect it from the elements is an absolute essential! After all, you’ve spent a decent amount on buying the grill in the first place. A grill cover’s a bit like an insurance policy against rust, sun-fade and dust.

You can get non-Traeger grill covers that are a bit cheaper. But, the quality for the price of the Traeger’s own grill covers is definitely worth it. Plus, the fit’s just that bit better so the wind shouldn’t be blowing it off next time a storm rolls through.

We seriously wouldn’t leave a new barbecue even a day without a well-fitted cover for it!

Find the one that fits your smoker by clicking on the link below.

Traeger Wooden Grill Grate Scrape

Forget using wire grate scrapers that damage your new Traeger grates! Traeger’s Wooden Grill Grate Scrape is easy to use, works really effectively, and, won’t leave little shards of metal on the grates before your next cook.

They’re seriously a must-have accessory for any barbecue owner. And, Traeger’s is made of a nice rosewood hardwood so it’s durable enough to last years while being safe to use around food-prep surfaces.

It’s also not a bad price at all compared to other non-branded options!

Traeger X Oren Pink BBQ Butcher Paper Roll

Aluminum foil no longer cuts it if you want next-level bark. But, Traeger’s FDA approved Pink Butcher Paper lets you seal in the juices while being breathable enough to protect the bark from going soggy.

Grab yourself a roll of this stuff and you’ll soon find yourself using it to line plates, trays or baskets as well because it looks so legit.

Traeger’s is a bit more expensive than some out there. But, it’s long, strong and actually FDA approved so you know it’s safe to use around your food

We do rate this one too though if Traeger’s is too far out of your budget.

Traeger Grill Liners

If you want to reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning your smoker, Traeger sell a full range of drip tray and bucket liners that make clean up a breeze.

They’re made to fit your grill exactly and will collect the fat and drippings from your cook so you can simply whip it off, throw it and replace with a clean one.

Unless you’re doing a super long cook, one of these should do you at least a few cooks before it needs changing. So, they’re reasonably cost effective as well.

Traeger Rib Rack

If you like cooking ribs, especially when you’re entertaining, a rib rack lets you cook a heap more without needing a bigger barbecue. And, although there’s a lot of different ones available, we like Traeger’s because it’s a good size, holds a lot, and, has that same top Traeger quality.

Made to fit most Traeger pellet smokers, except the Junior or PTG grills, you’ll fit up to 8 racks of ribs on this stand.

Traeger Insulation Blanket

If you want to cook on a pellet smoker during the colder months and you don’t have a Traeger with built-in insulation like the Ironwood or Timberline, you’ll save on pellets by wrapping your grill with an insulating blanket.

Traeger sell them for their Pro 780, 575, 34 and 22 models and they’ll help to keep the temperature steady while reducing the excessive pellet usage needed to counter the cold air outside your smoker.

They’re foil backed and heat-resistant but shouldn’t be used at temperatures above 350°F.

Traeger High-Efficiency Power Inverter

Dreaming of using your Traeger for camping trips or tailgating?

You’ll need one of these power inverters to be able to connect the regular plug to your car or other battery.

Yes, there are others on the market. But, Traeger’s Inverter is a very efficient 400-watt model that works with Traeger that has a digital thermostat controller. It also has a USB port if you want to charge your phone or other device as well. We even recommend this one for using with non-Traeger smokers as well.

Kate Brown, the founder and voice behind Burning Brisket, is not your typical pitmaster or restaurateur. Her expertise in barbecue grew from a humble desire to cook exceptional meals for her family. From overcoming burnt brisket mishaps to establishing her boutique cattle ranch, Kate shares her passion to help 'ordinary' individuals cook extraordinary barbecue, believing that simplicity often yields the best flavors. Kate is commited to making great barbecue accessible to all with the right resources and some tasty practice.

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