Can You Use a Traeger Grill in the Rain?

There is one question that many enthusiastic Traeger grill owners are asking; “Can you use a Traeger in the rain?”

The short answer...

The answer is “Yes, if your grill is plugged into a GFCI protected outlet then you can use a Traeger grill in the rain.”

Grilling in the Rain CAUTION

Three things to consider before you start grilling in the rain:  Wet pellets Electrical shock Altered performance

Let's talk about wet pellets.

If your pellets get wet then they will rapidly swell and turn to sawdust. Usually the hopper lid fits tight enough that water should not get inside.

Electrical Shock CAUTION

Always remember that the grill should be plugged into an outdoor outlet which, under current building codes, are required to be Ground Fault Protected.

UGH... Altered Performance

The biggest issue with using a Traeger in the rain is that it can throw your grilling session off schedule. Why? The rain and wind can cool your grill off.

Let's start grilling!

Let's cook some Traeger Smoked Mahi Mahi with Sugar Lips Sriracha RAIN OR SHINE!