Best Pellet Grills over $2000 for 2018

If you are willing to make the investment, Pellet Grills can really do it all. These models offer high temperature direct grilling, wi-fi connectivity, fantastic smoke production and quality construction. While most makers of pellet grills are trying to find ways to make more for less, the grills on this list are pushing the boundaries of innovation. Trust that these grills will perform, whether it is grilling steaks or smoking brisket. In ordering this list I have tried to balance appearance with ability. These offer a wide range of capacity and styling so you can choose whether form or function is your priority.
Memphis Elite Pellet Grill
Memphis Elite Pellet Grill

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Memphis Elite

Definitely, the most attractive pellet grill on the market, this top of the line model from Memphis Wood Fire Grills has complete 304 stainless steel construction, direct grilling capability and a cloud-connected wi-fi app. The temperature on this grill can be monitored AND controlled from anywhere in the world (not that you would get quite that far away). This model also comes with everything you need to do it all, so there are no necessary add-ons to buy just to get a good steak. The cooking space is huge and though the $5000USD price tag is steep, this is the best of the best when it comes to pellet grills. If you have the money, you don't need to look any further down this list.

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MAK 2-Star

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Some would say that when Traeger's monopoly of the pellet grill market ran out, they started the race to the bottom. MAK, on the other hand, took the pellet grill in the other direction. With some of the best technology on the pellet grill market, this model can grill, smoke, and be controlled from anywhere. MAk has pushed the envelope of innovation and worked tirelessly since their first days in 2009 to make the best pellet grill money can buy, and at around $2700USD, it is the best for the price. With one of the best pellet controllers ever built and even cold smoking capability, this grill can do everything, do it very well, and is built to last. In fact, MAK offers the best warranty on the market.

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Yoder YS-640 Competition

Where Memphis Grills turned towards elegance and a line of professional looking grills and MAK went to maximum versatility and technology, Yoder has focused their line of pellet grills on heavy metal and hardcore barbecue. This 'competition' pellet grill is huge, heavy, and mobile. Built like a tank and with more than a thousand square inches of cooking space, this pellet grill can cook for virtually any occasion. But while the capacity is vast, the grill (or smoker) is simple and straightforward to operate. The unit can be configured to work as a classic offset style smoker or converted to direct grilling, so one day it can be smoking ribs and the next grilling burgers, and I mean a lot of either. At around $2000USD this is a powerhouse unit that is perfect for catering, competing or just impressing the neighbors.

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Cookshack Fast Eddy PG1000

Ed 'Fast Eddy' Maurin is a grand champion of barbecue and one of the pellet world's first advocates. Cookshack is one of the best manufacturers of electric, competition, and professional smoking equipment. Together, they have produces this stainless steel cooker that can produce extreme temperatures (for a pellet grill) has some great barbecue. The PG1000 is designed to do it all and do it very well. It has one of the best pellet controllers on the market, is insulated for maximum efficiency and it can cold smoke and comes standard with a warming drawer. Of course, at nearly $5000USD it is also one of the most expensive pellet grills on the market, particularly when considering the price per square inch of cooking space.

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Louisiana Grills Estate Series

Most people have probably not heard of Louisiana Grills and fewer still know of Danson, the parent company, but they are in fact the second largest manufacturer of Pellet Grills in the world. This high-end unit runs around $2500USD is completely made of 304 stainless steel. I know that the first thing anyone noticed about this unit is the two lid design. No. The smaller lid is not a sear zone or secondary cooking space. It is, in fact, the pellet hopper. This entire grill is designed to look like a standard, high-quality gas grill. While not exactly an innovative product, this is a good looking unit and it can be had as a built-in as well (one of the very few built-in pellet grills).

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