Traeger Grills Ironwood 885 Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker Review

Traeger Grills Ironwood 885 Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker

Traegers BBQ Grills Range has gained a great reputation amongst the BBQ grilling community and with quality grills they have stamped themselves as an industry leader for BBQ Grills. For those that want to take their BBQ grilling and smoking to the next level there is no better than the Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill.

Pellet grills work by a screw-shaped auger pushing a steady flow of wood pellets that have been pressed into a burning fire pot from a hopper. The burning and smoldering pellets then fills the chamber with smoke and the right amount of heat. A fan then directs flowing air around the grill chamber to an amount wanted and for how much time the smoke needs to spend around the food. The Traeger Ironwood 885 does this beautifully.With 885 square inches of total cooking area, the Traeger Ironwood 885 has a lot of space for a decent cook out. Traeger says you can fit ten full chickens or 9 pork butts or 7 rib racks. Packed in neatly you could feed a large group of friends and guests easily.

885 Ironwood Features…

  • Downdraft Exhaust & Super Smoke Mode
  • Pellet sensor
  • 20lb Pellet Hopper
  • Dual Position Smoke/Sear Bottom Grate
  • WiFIRE Technology
  • D2 Grill Controller
  • Double Side Wall Interior
  • Included Meat Probe
  • Porcelain-Coated Grill Grates
  • All-Terrain Wheels
  • Locking Caster Wheels
  • Grill Tool Hooks

The Traeger Grill…

At 170 lbs, assembling the grill will need at least 2 people but the instructions and parts are clearly labelled with the tools put it all together as well. Just a bit of patience and time to get it right.

The grill exterior has steel surfaces that are finished with a powdered coating which gives it protection and a nice expensive feel and the wheels are strong and sturdy for ease of moving around for setup.

The double-sided wall interior gives great insulation for better heat retention. This gives better fuel efficiency minimizing wastage and because the heat remains constant and consistent, the cooking is kept even maintaining the meats moisture.

Before using the grill for cooking you will need to season it by loading the hopper with the pellets and getting the heat up to 500 degrees for a while. Once that is done you can start loading it with the meats and food.


With it’s WiFIRE WiFi app added to your phone you can check, change and control the temperature, adjust the Super Smoke on/off and with the meat probe connected, keep on eye on the meats internal heat.

The D2 Dual Controller oversees the whole cooking process and by pairing it up with the app, everything will run smoothly. It’s just a matter of finger on the pulse checking.

The Traeger Ironwood 885 even allows for setup with Alexa and Google Assistant so you can actually communicate with your grill and it will let you know what needs adjusting. Smart Technology at its best.

Down Draft Exhaust & Super Smoke System…

By having an internal fan, the airflow keeps fresh smoke flowing over the food in a convection movement ensuring the best possible wood-fired flavour. This is made possible because of the Down Draft Exhaust system also pulls the airflow towards it. Another fine addition to the grill to get that great finished meal.

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My Conclusion…

There is no doubt that Traeger make high quality grills and pellet smokers and with the Ironwood 885 they have a fantastic grill for not only the seasoned grilling veteran but also for new people wanting to learn how to make a great BBQ smoked meal. With Traegers added innovation and smart tech everyone can join the BBQ grilling community.

With a quality tool like the Traeger Ironwood 885 Wood Pellet Grill, packed with features to enhance to cooking experience anyone can get a reliable consistent result.

Not only great for cooking enthusiast but also have a bit of fun with using technology, the Ironwood 885 is a great investment and will last years and a great talking point with guests and friends.

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