A Grill with Wi-Fi: Traeger Timberline XL Grill

Tired of going back and forth between a grill, smoker and griddle? The new Traeger Timberline XL Grill does it all—and it has Wi-Fi.

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Is your patio space getting cluttered with all your different grilling equipment? We get it. Between a pellet smoker, standard charcoal grill and flat top grill, you might not have any space left for patio seating or a fire pit. The all-new Trager Timberline XL Grill is here to solve your patio problems. It is an all-in-one outdoor cooking tool—and it’s ultra-high-tech.

The touchscreen display and easy-to-navigate controls make the Timberline a dream to operate, and the thoughtful design makes it a breeze to clean. Plus, its stylish details and finishings ensure a seamless transition into any existing backyard patio setup.

From searing, smoking, baking, frying and more, the Timberline Grill isn’t just the most versatile grill we’ve seen; it’s also customizable. You pick which kind of shelving, storage, hooks and trays you want on your grill based on your grilling habits. Do we need to say more?

If we’ve got your attention, keep reading for the full details on the Timberline XL Grill. Be warned: You’ll want one by the end of this article, and Father’s Day is the perfect reason to buy now!

What is the Traeger Timberline XL Grill?

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The new Traeger Timberline XL is a wood-pellet grill that not only slow-smokes and grills, but also sautés, simmers and sears meat with an induction cooktop. It boasts Wi-Fi technology, which lets you pair Bluetooth meat probes with your phone and control the grill anywhere, anytime from the Traeger App.

Beyond its touchscreen display and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the Timberline has smart combustion technology and dual-wall insulation to guarantee everything you make is cooked to perfection by maintaining consistent cooking temperatures and reducing temperature fluctuation. The Timberline’s exterior is registered as 18-gauge, powder-coated steel, which is the industry standard for pellet grills. Every stainless-steel component in the grill is 304-grade, the gold standard for outdoor equipment. The grill’s durable, brushless motor cooks meat with a temperature range of 165-500 degrees.

The Timberline XL not only has all the cooking features you need for a feast—it looks great, too. It has a sleek black corrosion-resistant finish, a bottom storage cabinet, light wooden shelving and a removable magnetic cutting board. On the left side of the grill system sits the modern induction cooktop and touchscreen. No detail was left untouched—even the bottom storage doors rest on soft-close hinges. And when you open the Timberline, three tiers of stainless-steel grates hold enough meat for cookouts with the entire family.

Pros

  • Equipped for grilling, smoking, baking, roasting, braising, barbecuing, sautéing, simmering and searing
  • Double-walled interior is durable and maintains heat
  • Brushless motor built to last
  • 1,320 square inches of cooking space
  • 165-500 degree temperature range
  • Pellet sensor makes sure you never run out of pellets while cooking
  • 304-grade stainless steel
  • Internal cook light for nighttime cooks
  • 3 tiers of steel grates for large cookouts
  • Ceramic ignitor gets fire going quickly
  • Wi-Fi connectivity and voice control
  • Compatible with Alexa and Google Home
  • Bluetooth meat probes
  • Touchscreen panel controls
  • Magnetized cutting board
  • Easy to clean
  • Plenty of shelving and storage
  • Can be used freestanding or be built into existing outdoor kitchen island
  • 10-year warranty on grill body
  • 3-year warranty on grates, controller and auger system

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Add-ons come at an additional cost
  • Wireless temp probes and high-tech controls take some getting used to

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How to Use the Traeger Timberline XL Grill

The Timberline XL can stand alone on your patio or be built into an outdoor kitchen space. Built-in pellet grills are a rarity on the grilling market, and when you can find them, they’re typically at a much higher price point. Between the pellet grill top and induction cooktop on the Timberline, you can complete just about any cooking task: Grill, smoke, bake, roast, sauté, simmer and sear to your heart’s content. Use the Traeger Induction Cast Iron Skillet to finish off steaks with the perfect sear or sauté asparagus to go with your ribeye.

Whether inside watching your favorite team score a touchdown or out for a walk with the pup, you can control your Timberline via your phone with the Traeger App. You can even connect it to your Alexa or Google Home device for voice control. In terms of customization, you can add an accessory rail, a grill tray, hooks, an extra-large shelf and a storage bin. Traeger hasn’t overlooked one detail when it comes to the Timberline XL.

And if you’re worried about cleaning this beast, don’t. The grease and ash pan collects drippings and pellet ash in one large tray underneath the grill. The tray is easily accessible for removal and quick cleaning.

Where to Buy the Traeger Timberline XL Grill

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The Timberline XL comes with a hefty price tag of $3,800. But for 1,320 square inches of cooking area and nearly every feature you could want in a grill, we think it’s worth it. If you want to save a few hundred dollars, there’s a smaller version of the Timberline retailing for $3,300. The best place to shop and customize your Timberline XL is directly at Traeger. You may also be able to snag one at your local Ace Hardware.

Whether you decide to go with the Timberline or the Timberline XL, you won’t be disappointed. And if you’re looking to go all out on Father’s Day this year, this might just be the gift Dad’s been wishing for forever.

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Mary Henn
Mary Henn, MFA is an Associate Shopping Editor at Family Handyman. She’s also a national award-winning writer and journalist. Her expertise lies in interior design, home decor, gardening and outdoor trends. When she’s not working on the latest content at FHM, you can find her reading poetry or hiking with her dog, Henry.