Buyers Guide: Traeger Pro 780 Wi-Fi Controlled Wood Pellet Grill

Trager Pro 780 Bronze
Traeger Pro 780
Traeger Pro 780 Classic Black
Traeger Pro 780 Classic Black

The Traeger Pro 780 Wi-Fi-controlled wood pellet grill is every pitmasters’ choice of grill. It has got even better with the improved controller which uses WiFIRE technology that lets you adjust the temperature and manage your grill from anywhere through the Traeger application on your smartphone.

The Traeger application gives you direct access to GrillGuide which is a program that has downloadable recipes and guides to help you cook delicious food on the grill. The grill has been built around its D2 Direct Drivetrain which combines heat, fan fumes, and a variable speed booster to bring a great tasting flavor to your food. 

The grill is easy to fire up thanks to its ultra-fast Turbo Temp startup technology which helps the pellets burn faster and easier to reach the desired temperature. Knowing well that a grill loses a lot of heat when you open the lid, the Turbo Temp comes in to help the grill get back to the desired temperature within a few minutes. 

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Trager Pro 780 Bronze
Traeger Pro 780 Rustic Bronze

Product specifications

  • It has a grilling area of 780 sq inches
  • The maximum temperature is 500° F
  • Uses wood pellets as its power source
  • Weighs 146 lb
  • The capacity of it’s hopper is 18 pounds of pellets
  • Size of the grill (HxWxD): 55x49x27
  • It has all-terrain wheels
  • It is made of metal.
Traeger Pro 780 with Cover
Traeger Pro 780 with Cover

What’s good?

  • Through the Traeger phone application, Amazon Alexa, or Google Home you can easily monitor the grill wirelessly.
  • The big capacity hopper can take up to 18 pounds of hardwood pellets at a time.
  • It lights up very fast and makes a fast recovery of lost heat due to its Turbo Temp.
  • It sears perfectly and it lets you grill your meat in the way you want i.e. fast or slow.
  • It is one of the best choices for grilling and smoking meat.
  • It only takes a few minutes to clean the grill.
  • It has a recipe database that has been arranged in terms of food type e.g. lamb, pork, vegetables, and beef
Trager Pro 780 Pellet Smoker
Traeger Pro 780 Rustic Bronze

What’s not good

  • The grill is expensive to purchase
  • The application can be a bit slow to reconnect with the grill.
Traeger Pro 780 Cooking Area
Traeger Pro 780 Classic Black

Benefits and Features of the Traeger Pro 780

Smart grilling with Alexa

Integrating the Pro 780 series with Alexa allows the user to control the grill by using their voice. As an example, you could say “set the temperature of the smoker to 180 degrees” and the grill sets itself immediately after. 

With Alexa users can now check how hot the food is, set a timer as well as turn it off after cooking. Users with the recently released Traeger pellet sensor accessories can now tell the level of pellets from anywhere using Alexa.

Traeger Pro 780 WiFire
Traeger Pro 780 WiFIRE

WiFIRE

Traeger’s WiFIRE technology has made grilling simple because you no longer have to be there as the meat cooks. You can run errands, chill on the couch or even be at the game as your meat cooks. You can now remotely set the timer, check the temperature, use the custom recipe cooking cycles on the application and receive alerts.

For a better grilling experience, the GrillGuide technology helps the user download several wood pellet grill recipes to the WiFIRE controller for gradual guidance through the whole cooking cycle. You can now put the smoker on through your phone and come home later to find juicy, pork chops or delicious smoked briskets waiting for you to devour them.

Traeger pro 780 D2 Drivetrain
Traeger Pro 780 D2 Direct Drive

D2 Direct Drivetrain

With Traeger’s Direct Drivetrain powering your grill, you get an outstanding outdoor cooking experience. It’s the drivetrain and brushless motor run on direct current (DC) allowing the grill to vary the auger’s speed and if need be go in reverse. The variable speed allows it to keep a consistent temperature in any condition of weather including below-freezing temperatures.

Its quick startup enables you to grill fast and the precise cooking temperatures allow you to get more consistent results. The auger and the Variable speed fan allow optimal smoke production from the wood pellets giving the meat a fine hardwood flavor at all temperature ranges.

Traeger Pro 780 Cooking Area
Traeger Pro 780 Cooking Area

Cooking Area

It has a huge 780 sq inch surface that is enough to accommodate most people’s needs. It mostly comes in two colors Classic black and rustic bronze. You will experience a hassle-free cooking experience because of the huge working space.

Traeger Pro 780 Wi-Fi Controlled Wood Pellet Grill
Traeger Pro 780

Design and Stability

The all-terrain wheels and the conventional Soares design makes it easy to move the grill around and give it outstanding durability. It has thick leg stands that make it easy to transport and the wheels roll smoothly and quietly.

Traeger Pro 780 Hopper
Traeger Pro 780 Hopper

Hopper capacity

The 780 pro series has a big hopper capacity that can hold up to 18 pounds of wood pellets.  It has a magnetic hopper cleaning door that allows you to change the pellet’s taste in an instant. With this pro series, you can now hang your barbecue tools with ease and at arm’s reach.

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Rating
4.67
4.65
4.48
3.91
3.73
Cooking Area (sq in)
885
838
797
672
750
WiFi
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Ease of Set Up
5/5
4/5
5/5
5/5
5/5
Price Range
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Verdict

The Traeger Pro 780 is a superb product that guarantees an amazing cooking experience. It is very convenient because you can now do your smoked ribs remotely through the WiFIRE controller system.

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