When it comes to the cooking area, every inch counts. The Traeger Bronson grill has much more room, at 300 square inches, than the Green Mountain Davy Crockett grill at 219 square inches. More cooking area means more options, less waiting time and the ability to feed more people.
However, you should also think about what your grill purpose is. If you are content to cook just for you and your little family, then you don't need to pay for more space. If you are planning large patio cookouts, then an investment in a larger cooking area will pay dividends with all satisfied guests.
Both the Trager Grill and the Green Mountain Grill use granules as a fuel source. With wood pellets as a fuel source, this means you have much more control over the taste of your food. Different woods give off a different flavor so you can smoke your food and really experiment with your cooking skills.
In addition, both companies, Traeger and Green Mountain, make their own wood pellets. While wood granules are interchangeable with any grill, you can also add a few bags of granules along with purchasing your grill to get started. And, if you like your balls, you can find recipes on any website along with massages and spices. Both companies want their roasting experience to be complete.
Overall, expect a much larger product in the form of the Traeger Bronson grill compared to the Green Mountain Davy Crocket grill. The cooking side and overall dimensions make the Traeger grill much larger. The round barrel of the Traeger grill is reminiscent of old-school smokers and will definitely become a focal point on your back deck. It has two wheels that allow you to move it, although it is still quite bulky and is better if it is left in one place. The Traeger grill is not designed to be portable.
In comparison, the Green Mountain grill is smaller, more compact, and better designed for traveling. While it has no wheels, it is lighter and ideal if you want to bring your own grill for camping. The Green Mountain grill has a mini smoke stack that comes out one side, so keep that in mind when deciding where to place it.
Both grills shave a wood pellet box on one side that feeds the fire and a drip pail for easier cleaning.
The Traeger Grill and the Green Mountain Grill have similar temperature ranges, but the way it controls temperature is quite different. The Traeger grill has a temperature range of 170 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, while the Green Mountain grill has a slightly more expansive range of 150 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. While 450 degrees is generally good for grilling, being able to reach 500 degrees helps cut meat.
As for how it controls temperature, the Traeger grill uses an innovative LED display. It shows you an extremely accurate reading of the grill's internal temperature and also allows you to change the temperature according to your needs.
On the other hand, the Green Mountain grill has a series of buttons from which you can control it. However, it is still very accurate, just a little less flashy.
The Green Mountain grill is more of a stationary grill. It has four legs, with two legs that form bars that rest on the ground. However, it is lightweight, making it easy to set up and place where you want it to be. Once set up, you don't want to risk throwing anything away, so you shouldn't pick it up and move it.
In contrast, the Traeger grill has four legs, two of which end in wheels. Despite its greater weight, this grill is much more portable. You can lift the grill and move it on its two wheels. However, there are actually no side handles, so it can be a bit bulky to maneuver.
Yes, it is even possible to have a barbecue that has Wi-Fi capability. While the Traeger grill doesn't have Wi-Fi capabilities, the Green Mountain grill does. Just download the GMG app and you can control your new grill directly from your smartphone. If you're cooking something that needs different heat temperatures at different cooking stages, just open the app and you'll be able to adjust the grill in easy 5 degree increments. So, you can be indoors watching the big game and not have to worry about pausing or leaving. Plus, you can monitor your food and find out how long you've been cooking. With the Wi-Fi option and the Green Mountain grill app, you can take a lot of guesswork out of cooking.
Weight & Dimensions
The Traeger Bronson Grill is only slightly larger than the Green Mountain Davy Crockett Grill, but it is much heavier. Both share roughly the same height, with the Traeger grill at 22 inches and the Green Mountain grill at 23 inches.
The length and width of each is different. The Traeger grill is 38 inches long and 35 inches wide. In comparison, the Green Mountain grill is 34 inches long and 31.75 inches long. The Traeger grill not only has a larger physical footprint, but also translates to a larger grill area.
The Traeger grill weighs 76 pounds, which is significantly heavier than the Green Mountain grill, which weighs 57 pounds. Hopefully, this is because the above grill is stronger, but it may just boil down to construction.
If you plan to move your grill a lot, or live alone, a lighter option may be the best option. However, while the Green Mountain grill is technically lighter, its legs do not have wheels. Therefore, the heavier Traeger Bronson grill is actually easier to move, thanks to its two-wheel design.
This might come as a surprise, but the Traeger Bronson grill is almost double the price of the Green Mountain Davy Crockett grill. While hopefully some deals can be had, the Traeger grill sells for $ 499 while the Green Mountain grill sells for $ 320. Obviously these two grills are different and the Traeger grill offers many more features. However, you will need to decide if the additional features are worth the additional price.
The warranty for the Traeger Bronson grill and the Green Mountain Davy Crockett grill is the same. Both have three-year guarantees. This is a really nice feature that both grills have. Three years gives you plenty of time to get used to your grill and solve any problems. Also, many problems can occur after a few years of use. In this case, if a part stops working or starts to break, it will still be covered by your warranty.