One of summer’s most iconic activities in the garden is cooking delicious food for friends and family on the barbecue. You’ve prepared all the side dishes, the salads, the dips, everyone has arrived and is relaxing in various spots around the garden with a drink in hand. There’s a gentle murmur of chat and laughter, the children are playing and a wonderful sense of togetherness prevails.

Sharing food cooked outside is a truly special way to mark the occasion of gathering once again. It’s time to start cooking the meat, fish and vegetables on the grill. We can all resonate with that evocative and nostalgic aroma as it begins to spiral around the garden making our taste buds go crazy and our tummies rumble. Delicious!

Imagine barbecuing without gas or charcoal though? How can that be possible, there’s no other way surely? Well actually there is, and the secret ingredient is firing wood pellets. Now you may argue, quite rightly, that wood chips have been used to flavour food on gas and charcoal barbecues for many years, but not in the revolutionary way they are used with the Traeger range of pellet grills.

Traeger grills are built to last and are as easy to use as any conventional oven. They have a digital controller that allows you to control the temperature for low and slow or hot and fast cooking.

However, this is when things start to get interesting…

Load the hard wood pellets into the hopper and allow the auger system to carry the pellets to the fire pod where they are ignited. As they burn, they release the flavours through heat and smoke which is then circulated around the grill with a consistent temperature by a fan, again just like an oven!

So, let’s talk about the hard wood pellets. These are made from 100% natural, food-grade hardwood and grant the perfect burn for optimal wood fired flavour. There are Apple, Hickory, Pecan and Traeger Signature pellets to choose from. The latter combines hickory, maple, and cherry hardwoods for a unique blend.

We have two Traeger Grills to choose from to buy either in store or online. The first is the Traeger Ironwood D2 - 885 Grill, the larger of the two with 885 square inches of total cooking capacity and the addition of the ‘Super Smoke Mode’ which lets you amplify the wood- fired flavour with the press of a button.

The second is the Traeger Pro D2 575 Grillwith 575 square inches of cooking capacity. Both models include the amazing WiFIRE® technology that puts a world of flavour at your fingertips by allowing you to control your grill from anywhere using the Traeger App. So if you forget something for the party you can nip out to the shops, grab what you need and still control your cooking. How amazing is that?!

Other features both models include are:

  • D2 IRONWOOD CONTROLLER - Simple controls maintain precise temperature for consistent results every time, and Super Smoke Mode lets you crank up the flavour with the press of a button
  • MEAT PROBE - Built-in meat probe allows you to monitor your food’s internal temperature without lifting the lid.
  • GRILL IN ANY WEATHER - Double side-wall insulation improves temperature consistency and pellet efficiency in cold weather
  • TRAEGER PELLET SENSOR - Remotely monitor pellet levels through the Traeger app so you never run out in the middle of a cook

Now, with all this amazing outdoor cooking technology you are going to need the right tools for the job. Traeger provide a range of accessories that work in harmony with the grills so that your cooking is perfect every time.

Vegetables and small items can be tricky to cook as they sometimes fall through the grill bars. To overcome this, we recommend the Traeger Stainless Steel Grill Basket. The small holes prevent food from falling through the grates while still allowing heat and smoke to circulate evenly.

How about the Traeger Rib Rack that keeps your ribs elevated, ensuring you'll always get that signature smoke flavour and you’ll need a Traeger BBQ Spatulawith its strong teak handle, to flip those burgers!

Cleaning your grill and keeping it protected is no problem either with the all-natural cleanerspecifically developed for
Traeger Grills and the Traeger Pro 575 D2 Cover.

How about enhancing flavours even more with rubs, seasoning, sauces and marinades? We stock brands such as Not Just BBQ, What A Pickle and Made For Meat. You’ll find so much to choose from in our food hall like Tomato Chilli Jam, Beer Can Chicken or Smoked Pepper BBQ. You could even have some Breast Enhancer or Butt Massage from The Little Deli Online to bring some extra spice to your barbeque!


There are lots of recipes recommended by Traeger to try out and use your grill to it’s full potential. The braised sweet and sour brisket looks dreamy and who knew you could cook smoked banana pudding on a grill!

For more information about the Traeger ranges we hold in stock why not watch these short videos?

Well, with all this amazing culinary equipment at your fingertips you’ll be the talk of the neighbourhood and people will be queuing down the road to sample your delicious food!

Take barbequing to the next level and create your own magical masterpieces.