Reviews for FireCraft® Pellet-Q450™ Pellet Grill
« Back to the productJust got my Q450 a couple days ago and already I am very impressed. It Came very neatly packed and very well protected for shipping. Assembly was easy and I was very pleased with the quality, right down to the screws and nuts. I replaced a five year old Traeger which had served me well, but feel this grill-smoker is definitely an upgrade. I live in Michigan where temps are already cold, and I've found that this grill maintains the temperature setting very well! I looked at a lot of grills-smokers before deciding on the Q450, and found that I would have had to spend a lot more money to get one of this quality, and will do the things what this one does! Steve, Wixom, MIJust ordered my second Q450 for my second home. I was not convinced that I could do great grilling and smoking on the same unit until I tried this grill. I've turned out great ribs, brisket, chicken, pork shoulder, as well as steaks, chops and tenderloin. Flavor is so much better than my gas grill. Smoking is so much easier than electric smoker! The Q450 is easy to assemble and very simple to use. Thanks Firecraft!I have owned the Q-450 for over a year and I am very pleased with my grill. It is built solid and holds the temperature true. Last week I had an error code pop up on my controller. I called FireCraft and they were very quick to resolve the problem and shipped a new controller overnight. The controller was very easy to install - problem solved. Thank you Dan and all the FireCraft customer service team.After months and endless hours of research and reading reviews on pellet smokers I finally pulled the trigger on the Q450 in May, and I couldn't be more satisfied. Shoulders and brisket and come out perfect with a nice smoke ring and great flavor. Everything I've thrown on this has come out great, burgers, bacon, mac n cheese, wings, and it is perfect for pizza using a stone. The PID controller is spot on and controls temperature worry free. I had it put together in 75 minutes without trying to break and records. Best pellet smoker for the money in the market in my opinion, and the customer service and been outstanding.Could not be happier . Grill looks great , feels solid and works like a charm . I have done butts on 11 hour low cooks . I have baked banana bread at steady 325 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes . I have grilled burgers and chicken wings on optional sear station grill grates .Clean up is easy . GREAT grill. I LOVE IT . Johnny Lee Howie aka Captain SunshineGot a Q450 around Memorial Day. The fit and finish are flawless. @ 180 the temp will vary maybe 2-3 degrees +/-. @ 225 and up it is spot on. Because the PID controller is so good at keeping temps at set point, the smoke on the 180 setting is a bit light. But that is easy to correct with a extra smoke device. Realize we like low/slow cooking and everything we have tried has come out perfect. We have not tried grilling a steak, but we did not buy it for that use. The fact it is it looks like a quality product, cooks like a quality product, you can not go wrong with a Q450.This is by far the best pellet grill I have seen. I have used it for close to a year, it is well seasoned and have cooked meals on it almost daily. I even cook bacon on this bad boy! It is the 2nd greatest invention since sliced bread. The only thing that could be better is if it came with a helper to clean out the pellet tray.... Other than that this grill works like a champ! Thumbs up firecraft, the stainless is thick and is made to endure the outdoors of southeast Texas humidity! I love itThis is a great smoker! I just put it together this past weekend and fired it up for the first time. Temperature management is spot-on, not straying more than a couple degrees at any any time. For my first cook, I smoked baby back ribs and salmon. The ribs came out perfect with a very respectable smoke ring and the salmon was the best I've ever made. The only areas I can suggest for improvement to this fine smoker would be to expand on the installation instructions to include a walk-thru text instead of just pictures and to better smooth the metal edges (I've found several sharp edges the hard way). Also, a wifi connection for the thermostat would be wonderful. All in all, I'm pleased with my purchase.After reading quite a bit on pellet grills and following along on a couple of BBQ forums, I decided to purchase a Firecraft Q450. Only took a couple of days for the unit to arrive, it was easy to assemble and I was pleased with the fit/finish of the unit. I've now had the Q450 for about 6 months and am completely satisfied with my purchasing decision. I use the grill weekly, it is so easy to use and clean. The controller is spot-on and the integrated temp probe makes for fool-proof grilling. I like the fact I can swap pellets on the fly using the built in drainage chute. After-the-sale customer support has been nothing short of amazing, the few times I've reached out with questions I get an immediate response. If you are looking for a competitively priced, well engineered pellet grill, you can't do any better.I was not so sure about pellet smokers being able to produce good tasting barbecue. After reading a ton on the Pellet-Q450 on forums, I decided to take the plunge, and boy am I glad I did :) I have never had BBQ that tasted this good without the work. I am converted! Thank you FireCraft for introducing me to pellet grills and for making one of the best pellet smokers.