Well said.I’ve had multiple Traegers and they’re fine pellet smokers. However, I always felt they were a little overpriced for the build quality. I need to go see this one in person sometime. It looks very nice from the vids and pics and has some awesome features. However, my first reaction is that it’s even more overpriced than their other grills. When $3000-4000 buys you several US made pits that either use substantial amounts of 304 SS or 3/16-1/4 inch heavy stick burner type steel, it’s hard to imagine spending that much on an imported product with flimsy powder coated metal, even if they’ve double walled it. Maybe it’s thicker than other models?
What is a “rich man?” Just curious who people think the buyer is on these. I haven’t figured it out at all.The induction burner is going to be pricey. I'm going to have to assume the grates are all stainless. They better be all 304 for that price. The inner wall might be stainless or at least it looked shiny. The price kind of puts it in a rich man's toy territory.
I would have no issue spending that money on a Franklin pit as the centerpiece of my back yard smoking area. Don’t see how that Trager can be 3x my EX6 though.I'm just saying it's a luxury item and not for most work-a-day joes. I spent that kind of coin on my Franklin pit so I can't really talk, but my Franklin pit will be around long after these Traeger units bite the dust. You can buy a lower model Traeger in the 1k range, also. I'm thinking of things like the Kamodo Kamado. It's a luxury item. But... guys spend a lot more money on other hobbies, so it's whatever floats your boat.