The Traeger Wood Pellet Barbecue Grill is simple and safe to operate. Traeger grills require standard household electric current (110 VAC), which powers the igniter rod, auger motor and draft induction fan. Once you turn the grill on, the igniter rod is activated, the auger begins to feed pellets into the firepot, and the draft induction fan feeds air into the firepot. The igniter rod is a small heating element that gets red hot and then shuts off after two minutes - just long enough to ignite the pellets in the firepot.
The start-up process and operating temperature of the grill are controlled by Traeger's patented electronic control board. The microprocessor circuitry regulates the heat and smoke in the Traeger by stopping and starting the auger motor. The standard three-position smoker control has three settings: smoke, medium, and high.