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Green Mountain Davy Crockett Pellet Grill Review

GREEN MOUNTAIN DAVY CROCKETT PELLET GRILL REVIEW

With football season starting up, you’ll need to get your tailgating setup ready. If your hoping to step up your tailgating this season with a portable grill, look no farther.

The Davy Crockett Pellet Grill by Green Mountain Grills is your one stop grill. This grill is not only portable, but also sturdily constructed and built to last. Portable grills are no longer just for football tailgating; the Davy Crocket Pellet Grill is great for camping, home use, picnics and anywhere you fancy grilling. 

Green Mountain Grills has made it possible to take a portable pellet grill anywhere for your grilling needs.

Overview

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The Davy Crocket Pellet Grill is relatively light at 68 pounds. When tailgating, ideally you’ll have someone to help carry and set up the grill with you. The stand legs conveniently fold up to create carrying handles. Power for the grill can be obtained via a standard house hold outlet, car cigarette lighter, car battery or generator.

This Grill would also be perfect for a couple living in a condo or apartment that has limited space on their deck or balcony.  

The grill comes with all the adaptors you need depending on where you plan to plug it in. A three-year warranty is also included with the grill.

Pellet Grills

For those new to pellet grills, a pellet grill is a great outdoor cooking gadget that combines the benefits of a charcoal smoker, gas grill and kitchen oven. Pellets are small, dense pieces of hardwood that have been compressed, making them denser than the natural wood originally.

Due to their small size the pellets burn evenly allowing for precise temperature control while grilling. Pellets create a great smoke flavor finish and can be purchased in a variety of “flavors.” After grilling for several weeks on my pellet grill, I will not go back to grilling on gas or charcoal again. The taste of meat from a pellet grill is just way better.

Pellets are fed into the firebox where a hot rod ignites them. An auger continuously feeds the pellets into the firebox to keep the grill burning at a consistent temperature. The Davy Crocket Pellet Grill comes standard with Wi-Fi to monitor the feed rate of pellets to keep the grill at the desired temperature. 

Davy Crockett Grill Function

Portability

Usually, portable is not an adjective that comes to mind when looking at pellet grills. Since there is no constant fuel burning like in a charcoal or gas grill, the pellet grill relies on electricity to turn the auger and keep the rod hot to continue the pellets moving and igniting.

The Davy Crocket Pellet Grill solves this problem by coming with multiple adaptor chords included. The grill can be plugged into a standard household outlet, cigarette lighter, car battery or generator. Load the grill up into a truck bed and your outdoor grilling options become endless.

The grill comes with two sets of legs/feet. With the legs folded up, the base of the grill has wire feet to rest on. These feet can be used for placing the grill on a truck tailgate or table. Make sure to use a heat protective barrier to protect your tailgate or table.

The grill can also be used stand-alone by folding down the legs, although the grill is less stable in this set up. Adding a rubber strip to the base of the folding legs would help give more non-slip support to the grill and help with grip when the legs are up in the carrying position. 

Construction

This grill is made to last. Made with 13- and 14-gauge steel, the grill does not sacrifice any function for weight. The 7-inch peaked lid and convection fan make it possible to cook larger food, without overcrowding.

The 219 square-inch cooking surface provides room to cook two racks of ribs, a dozen burgers or a number of chicken breasts. The grill also features a sliding grease tray and a perforated searing surface.

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A convenient grease bucket catches all grease dripping. Grease is funneled out from the bottom as food cooks, avoiding a messy clean up later. This adds to why the grill is great for tailgating. No one wants to deal with a greasy grill during tailgate cleanup.

Assembly

After being well packaged for shipping this grill needs some assembly out of the box. Assembly is relatively easy and straight forward as the pieces are notched to fit only one way and the electronic components of the grill are already assembled.

Once the grill is assembled, it is advisable to heat the Davy Crockett Pellet Grill, as with any new grill, to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes to an hour to burn off any manufacturing oils and prepared the grill for cooking food.

Home Use

Although the Davy Crockett Pellet Grill is advertised to be a portable pellet grill, it works great as a small family home grill. Perfect for couples with limited space this grill stores easily, or can be left set up and not take up a ton of space.

If you were looking for one grill to use for home and tailgating, this is it. This grill is also great to supplement a permanent home grill when having large parties and extra grilling surface is needed.

Wi-Fi Control

The use of Wi-Fi control makes the Davy Crockett Pellet Grill easy to use remotely. The grill can be left unattended for a short time and monitored via the app. This make it easy to monitor grill temperature and time while prepping other food in the kitchen.

Davy Crockett Pellet Grill Review

The Wi-Fi control can also monitor if you grill does get too hot and food catches fire and shut down the pellet hopper and electric controls to reduce the risk of fire.

Accessories

In addition to the perks that come included with the grill, there are numerous accessories to add to your Davy Crocket Pellet Grill. The wood-fired pizza attachment easily turns your grill into a great wood-fired pizza oven.

The Green Mountain Grills griddle is a great accessory for those taking the grill camping for making breakfast in the morning. For those winter grillers, a thermal blanket can be fitted over the lid to trap heat efficiently and lower winter pellet use by up to 50%.

Drawbacks

Although the grill is portable, 68 pounds of grill can be awkward and heavy to carry alone. However, tailgating and outdoor grilling is a social event, so if you’re providing the grill and doing the cooking, it should be easy to enlist some help carrying and setting up the grill.

When the legs are folded up into the carrying position, the positioning around the pellet hopper can be awkward to hold. A secondary handle on the side of the hopper would make carrying the grill easier.

The legs can also be difficult to hold in the carrying position and slippery on the ground. Adding a rubber rap to the base of the legs would make carrying easier and give more stability when standing upright. 

Conclusion

Whether you’re looking to get a portable grill, a small home pellet grill or add to your current grill collection, this grill is great. Easy to use and take anywhere, you can’t go wrong with the Davy Crocket Pellet Grill.

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