Let’s Start With Traeger Grills First
In this review, we will be comparing the Traeger Texas Elite Pellet Grill 34 with the Z Grills Master 700D. These two grills are about as close in design specs as you can find which will make this review really straightforward. You can see from the image off of the Traeger website that the two grills even look quite similar with the major difference being that the Z Grills Master 700D has a large storage area underneath. The Traeger Texas Elite Pellet Grill 34 just has basic legs holding it up.
To start with, both grills are made of high gauge steel which provides sturdiness and longevity to the overall construction. Both grills are also powder coated to prevent corrosion of the steel over time. So, these grills will both stand the test of time and hold up in outdoor conditions (just make sure to keep your grill covered).
The Traeger Texas Elite Pellet Grill 34 has a grilling area of 646 sq. in. while the Z Grills Master 700D actually has a 700 sq. in. grilling area. So, you will have a bit more grilling area with the Z Grills Master 700D if you’re looking to cook a lot of food! There’s another main difference in size between these two grills and that’s in the pellet hopper. With the Traeger Texas Elite Pellet Grill 34 you get an 18lbs pellet hopper to feed the grill but with the Z Grills Master 700D, you will get a 20lbs hopper to feed the grill. So, the Z Grills Master 700D will also provide more cooking time and it’s also convenient that it holds a full bag of pellets. With the Traeger, you have 2lbs of pellets left in the bag after you fill it up. So, keep that in mind when you are making your purchase as well.