Firecraft Q-450 Pellet Grill Review

Firecraft Q-450 Pellet Grill

$1,000
8.7

Construction Quality

8.5/10

Temperature Control

8.5/10

Smoke Production

9.0/10

Usability

9.0/10

Capacity

8.5/10

Pros

  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Good Smoker Configuration

Cons

  • Small Hopper
  • Comparatively Small Capacity

Specifications

  • 450 square inches of total cooking area
  • 180 to 500 F/82 to 260 C temperature range
  • 18-pound capacity side mounted pellet hopper
  • Stainless steel rod cooking grates
  • Five degree increment control setting
  • Hopper dump for pellet change out
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Made in China for Firecraft

Full Review – Firecraft Q-450 Pellet Grill

Firecraft is a large online retailer specializing in outdoor cooking equipment. This means, of course, that they also have their own product lines, including this pellet grill. The biggest selling point of the Firecraft Q-450 Pellet Grill is that it costs about $1,000USD and is made from stainless steel. Usually a low priced, stainless steel anything means a certain compromise somewhere, and this pellet cooker is not different. While well built, the stainless steel is a lower grade. This isn’t a real problem, but the stainless is kind of a marketing point and not something that really improves the grill.

Aside from this, the Q-450 is actually a good, low-priced pellet grill. It is big enough for most people, though a little on the small side. The controller is advanced enough, though not a Wi-Fi enabled unit. This model has a pellet dump for easy changing out of pellets, and the internal construction is good. The biggest problem is that it periodically becomes unavailable.

Firecraft has been in business for many years and has a good reputation for supporting the products they sell. This pellet grill doesn’t have a stellar warranty, but for the price it is comparable. I wouldn’t be too worried about the company, though this is a grill made in China under contract (like most in this price range).