Stainless Steel Downdraft for Traeger Texas Elite, Lil' Tex Elite, Lil' Tex Pro, Texas Pro, Pro Series, Renegade Elite, Lone Star Elite, Lil Tex Elite Limited Edition;
all WITHOUT the permanent Upper Rack Shelf BRACKET
Does NOT fit: Select Elite, Select Pro, Junior Elite, PTG+, Traeger XL, Lil' Pig and Tailgater.
Please note installation does require removal of the Lid Catch,....I now include a Stainless Steel Loop in place of the OEM Lid Catch, see pictures
- holds more Smoke & Heat in the chamber
- helps reduce pellet consumption
- helps even temperatures across the grill
- Quicker Start Up to Temperature
Easy 5-minute installation (instructions & mounting hardware included)
Comes with (2) Stainless Steel hex head cap screws, Stainless Steel washers and Stainless Steel Keps toothed-locking nuts and Stainless Steel Lid Catch Loop
No permanent modification to the grill for the Downdraft
Easy to remove for cleaning
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Posted by Unknown on Mar 11th 2019
My stainless wire broke on the first use also. I will look for a different solution.
It runs low so I had to grind one inch off of the end of of my custom cast grates, not a big deal. I also had to grind the welds off of the top shelf bracket (no biggie I don't use it)
My main complaint with the Traeger was the uneven temps across the main grilling surface. Much much more even temps now, very tolerable.I even like the grill now! I don't know why these grill manufacturers haven't incorporated this into their designs. Seem like a no brainer to me. I guess it would add to the manufacturing cost.
Highly recommended. One star down for the cheesy door catch wire solution that went right in the trash.
DON GODKE edit:
Please READ the PRODUCT NOTES on the Shelf Bracket, it is well explained, but nobody reads the notes. The notes have been there for several years
Posted by Joe Palazola on Jul 24th 2018
Pros: This thing does keep in more smoke and produces more smoke flavor and a deeper smoke ring in meat.
Cons: The stainless wire used to replace the door catch broke on the first use. (The terminal end pulled loose.) I got some steel flat bar at the hardware store and made my own catch. This and the warning that I couldn't use it with my top shelf knocked it down from a 5 to a 4 star.
My Traeger had/has a top shelf and I had some confidence that I could save that and I was right. I notched the shelf bracket in the back and had to cut the bracket in the front for clearance. I cut the first two front to back bars on the right side of the shelf (one grill bar and one leg support bar) and bent the front turned down leg straight out to the right and cut off about 1/2" of that as well. Then I drilled a 1/4" hole in the downdraft-t at the proper height to accept the straightened leg.
Posted by todd nelson on Jun 28th 2018
I like the way it keeps heat better and also keeps more smoke inside did a awesome job on pork butts and ribs going do a brisket Saturday
Posted by Randall on Mar 4th 2018
Installed on my old Treager that never seemed to have enough smoke flavor no matter who's pellets I used. Did not like the smoke tube as it left a lot of build up in the chamber. But since adding the Downdraft and a new controller that allowed me to adjust fan speed I have to admit the pellet cooker is now on par with a stick burner. Have done Ribs , Sausage and Summer Sausage and a Pork Shoulder all were far better than what had been smoked before. As others have mentioned now smoke comes out the drain and will need to figure a way to control it. Installation was easy and I chose to replace my hinges with Rectec lid stop hinges. Pellet usage is visibly less and heat is more stable across the grill. This is a Great Way to add new life to a old grill
Posted by Dwayne Larson on Aug 9th 2017
Excellent product , keeps smoke where it is needed . I also plug the grease drain with a paper towel to stop smoke from blowing straight out hole .
Posted by Gabe Turcotte on Jun 7th 2017
Was looking to keep the smoke in my Traeger longer. Ordered this up and installed it. Works like a charm. I even modified my top take so it would work with this installed.
Posted by Cody Kaiser on Apr 28th 2017
The day I got this I installed it and its been great ever since. I get more flavor and use less pellets while maintaining the desired temp...
Very happy with this and would recommend this to anyone with a pellet smoker. THANK YOU!
Posted by Doug on Apr 21st 2017
I was anxious to get this and see if did as advertised. I was quite pleased to say Yes, it does. I found that the downdraft added smoke flavor to the foods I have cooked so far. I ordered it knowing it would take 3 weeks for delivery but was pleased when it arrived a few days ahead of time.
I was curious if the temperature would be more stable and after a couple of cooks I noticed it was. I also used a remote ambient temperature probe in different spots across the grill grates. I noticed that the temperature seems to be more consistent all over the grilling surface. I had a hot spot on the right rear corner of my grill. The Downdraft appears to have helped keep the heat more evenly distributed.
I knew when I bought it that the lid catch would need to be relocated to the left side of the grill. I put the catch in a vice and used a torch to heat it up and bend it the way it needs to be. It wasn't that difficult to do and only took a few minutes.
I am pleased to say this is a great product.
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