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Best Traeger Accessories: What Do You Actually Need?

Traeger Grills All-Natural Grill Cleaner
All Natural Cleaner
4.6/5
Traeger Scraper
Grill Grate Scrape
4.8/5
MEATER 2 Plus
MEATER 2 Plus
4.8/5
Traeger Pellet Sensor
Pellet Sensor
4.6/5
Traeger Roll Rack
Roll Rack
4.6/5
Traeger Staydry Pellet Bucket and Lid
StayDry Pellet Bucket
4.5/5

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. 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. Also check out our best accessories for smoking to take a look at your more ‘standard’ extras as well.

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The Best Traeger Accessories: Our Top Choices

The accessories you’ll see recommended here are products from Traeger’s range that we’ve used and found to be really good. They might not be the cheapest out there. But, with Traeger, you know you’re buying decent quality. We’ll also give you a link to a cheaper alternative if we know a good one.

Traeger Grills All-Natural Grill Cleaner

Traeger All-Natural Grill Cleaner

4.6/5

It might seem strange to start the list of the best Traeger accessories with a cleaning product but, this stuff has saved me countless hours of scrubbing and wipping bbq muck. It’s literally one of my most used products and something I don’t want to be out of.

It’s a food-safe, biodegradable formula that cuts through grease like it’s no-ones business. There’s no harmful chemicals to worry about, and it really will make your smoker look nearly as good as it did on the day you first brought it home. Simply spray it on, leave it for a few minutes and the grime will just wipe off.

Pit-Boss-Navigator 850G Open

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.

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Traeger Scraper

Traeger Wooden Grill Grate Scrape

4.8/5

It’s another cleaning product, yes… but, this little piece of timber is my absolute favorite bbq accessory ever. They’re easy to use and oh so effective. Definitely don’t let those dangerous wire grate scrapes anywhere near your new Traeger grates.

Instead, this piece of rosewood moulds to your exact grates, cleaning the tops and sides of multiple bars in a single movement. It’s durable. Mine’s lasted years so far. It’s completely safe to use around food-prep surfaces. And, it makes cleaning the grate really fast.

Using the Traeger wooden grill grate scrape

Unfortunately, if you have multiple ‘cue’s with different bar widths, you’ll need a separate scraper for each so it fits well.

They’re not badly priced. But, here’s a cheaper non-branded alternative if you want to save some cash.

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A few years ago, Traeger bought the wireless thermometer company, MEATER. And, because you’ll find the MEATER 2 Plus in the accessories section on Traeger’s website, I’m taking this opportunity to rate my favorite meat thermometer as one of the best Traeger accessories.

In my opinion, there’s absolutely no better wireless meat thermometer on the market than this one. It’s got two sensors in the one probe to measure both internal and ambient temperatures, it’s got a wide enough temperature range to work when smoking and grilling too, it’s dishwasher safe, has good connectivity, the best app, and it’s not a bad price for what it is either.

The MEATER 2 Plus wireless meat probe in salmon smoking

MEATER is my go-to for reliability. It consistently gives accurate readings, charges in the dock, and has never run out on me mid-cook.

To learn more about it, check out my MEATER review. Or, just click the buy now button. If you don’t already use a meat thermometer, it’s the one single tool that’ll make your barbecue better every single time.

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Traeger Pellet Sensor

Traeger Pellet Sensor

4.6/5

If you don’t have a top of the line Traeger Timberline or all-new Ironwood 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’s and older 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 Pellet Sensor

It’s totally not a must-have item. Your smoker will work just fine without it. It kind of turns me into a more lazy pitmaster because I never even check the hopper anymore, I’ll only fill up when the sensor goes off but hey, at least I’m not buying a whole new smoker to get this feature.

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Got Traeger’s P.A.L. Pop-And-Lock? This is the first accessory I’d grab for it.

I love this little accessory so much because it means I no longer have to balance with the rack of butchers paper and the meat. I mean, without it, either me or my kids accidentally roll the whole roll out almost every single time I go to wrap the meat. It’s a disaster unless I’m using a Traeger with one of these.

Traeger P.A.L. Pop-and-Lock Roll Rack

Good quality and easy to fit on, it can be adjusted to suit more than just Traeger’s butchers paper. It saves me time and a whole lot of hassle.

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Traeger butchers paper

Traeger BBQ Butchers Paper

4.8/5

If you’re yet to try using butchers paper to smoke, you need to. It’s miles better than wrapping in aluminum foil because it holds the juices in while being breathable enough to protect the bark from going super soggy. And, Traeger of course, make a great one.

Long, strong, and FDA approved, this stuff does the job well, and looks good while you’re at it. It also perfectly fits Traeger’s Pop and Lock roll rack I talk about below.

Brisket smoked with Traeger Butcher Paper

This paper is a bit more expensive than some out there. If you want a cheaper option, check out this unbranded butcher paper.

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Traeger Staydry Pellet Bucket and Lid

Traeger Staydry Pellet Bucket

4.5/5

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 which is a bugger to clean out.

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.

In it you can fit 22 pounds of pellets. That’ll fit a whole bag with a little extra space. I like it because you’re not losing pellets left and right while you’re trying to fit the last few pellets in. They also stack really neatly, and the narrow design means I can organise different types of pellets next to each other without taking up a heap of space.

Filling up the Traeger pellet bucket

A Traeger pellet bucket isn’t the cheapest type out there though. There are absolutely cheaper alternatives that will protect your pellets on a much smaller budget. Check out our guide on how to store your pellets for more options.

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Traeger Front Shelf for Ironwood 650

Traeger Front Shelf

4.4/5

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 shelf is a must-have.

Folding away Traeger's add-on front shelf

There’s not too much to say about them. It doesn’t take me long to set it up, and I’ve done it on multiple models. They fold away neatly so your barbecue won’t take up any extra space. And, the quality is just as good as your Traeger itself.

Just be sure to grab the right one for your particular model.

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Traeger Grill Covers

Traeger Grill Cover

4.8/5

If you’re storing your Traeger outside, a grill cover to protect it from the elements is an absolute essential! I mean, I wouldn’t even say it’s an accessory. You’ve spent a decent amount on buying the grill in the first place so getting a cover is like your 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 in my opinion. They’re really well made and the legit Traeger cover fits perfectly so you don’t get the wind blowing it off or ripping holes in it.

Cover on Traeger smoker

The link below will take you to Traeger’s full range of covers.

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Traeger Insulation Blanket

Traeger Insulating Blanket

4.3/5

This one’s for the Pro-Series Traeger users only. But, I reckon I’ve saved myself a fair few bags of pellets over the years by simply using an insulating blanket. I’ve also noticed that my smoker stays a lot steadier using it in cold weather with the blanket on versus having it off.

So, if you live somewhere cold, this Traeger accessory should pay for itself in not that long at all.

Traeger Insulation Blanket

I tend to leave insulation blankets on year round instead of having to store them separately and I do notice that they do get a bit dirty with grease, dust, and some ash accumulating over time. A wipe-down does sort them out though and aside from buying a more expensive, insulated model, this is the only way to go.

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Traeger Power Inverter

Traeger Power Inverter

4.8/5

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, dedicated battery.

Traeger Ranger Grilling

No, Traeger’s isn’t the cheapest inverter out there. But, it’s a very efficient 400-watt model that works with any Traeger currently sold. It also has a USB port if you want to charge your phone or other device as well. I even recommend this product for using with non-Traeger smokers as well. Read more about it and how to set up your portable power solution in my full guide.

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FAQs About the Best Traeger Accessories

If you’ve just bought yourself a Traeger pellet grill, buy the matching cover with it. It’s so much better quality than the unbranded alternatives and will keep your barbecue in top notch condition so it lasts that much longer.

I also wouldn’t hesitate to grab a MEATER 2 Plus wireless meat thermometer. Cooking to temperature, not time, is pretty key in making sure that brisket turns out as it should. Getting the right tools isn’t cheating, it’s making sure you’ve got the right information and setup to make the job easy.

You will pay a bit more for the brand that is Traeger. But, after having used almost the whole range of Traeger accessories, I can confidently say that you’re also getting good quality for your money.

If you’ve got the budget for it, buying legit Traeger accessories will serve you well. In saying that, there’s a few accessories on this best of list where I’ve recommended some cheaper alternatives that I’ve tried and also recommend.

I can’t bring myself to spend money on grill liners. Not only do they cost a reasonable amount to get thrown in the bin after just a few uses, they’re not good for the environment.

You can line your grease tray with aluminum foil if you want to. I find that if you don’t change it regularly enough, the foil gets all stuck to the tray anyway which is then harder to clean so I prefer to leave it bare and scrape it back every now and then.

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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 committed to making great barbecue accessible to all with the right resources and some tasty practice.

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