How to Season (Burn-In) your Grill

Before cooking the first batch of food in your new Traeger, you will need to learn how to Season your Grill. This simple, one-time initial firing process will ensure that you get the most out of your Traeger Wood Pellet Grill. We’re so excited that you’ve chosen to join Traeger Nation. Follow our Instagram page for tips, tricks, instructions, recipes, and more @TraegerGrills. Find a Dealer:

Steps for Seasoning Your Grill:

Step 1 – Prime your auger tube with pellets

Step 2 – Plug in the grill to an electrical outlet and turn on

Step 3 – Add hardwood pellets to the hopper

Step 4 – Turn the main power switch on

Step 5 – Turn the dial to “Select Auger” then choose “Prime Auger”

Step 6 – Once pellets begin to fall into the firepot, select “Done” to turn off auger

Step 7 – Turn selection dial clockwise to 350F (177C) and press the dial

Step 8 – Press ignite, close the lid, and when the temperature reaches 350F, run for 20 minutes

Step 9 – Adjust temperature to 450F (232C)

Step 10 – When the temperature reaches 450F, run for an additional 30 minutes

Step 11 – Shut down grill by pressing the Selection dial for three seconds on a Pro Series Grill. For an Ironwood or Timberline, press the Standby button for three seconds to initiate the shutdown cycle.

Step 12 – Once the shutdown cycle finishes, seasoning of your grill is complete


Now that you’ve finished seasoning your grill, get ready to create mouthwatering brisket, fall-off-the-bone baby-back ribs, and juicy pulled pork. Looking for inspiration? Our recipe page has hundreds of recipes to choose from:


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