UPDATE: Green Mountain Grills has updated and renamed the Davy Crockett. It’s now called Trek and comes with a few new items. The Tek has thicker legs and an adjustable heat baffle to eliminate hot spots. We’ll be updating this post once we’ve had a chance to cook on and test the new model.
If you’re an outdoor grilling purist and believe there is nothing better than slowly cooking meat over exposed flaming charcoal, I advise you to look away now.
If, however, you are a technophile who is willing and better yet, excited to embrace the latest advances in outdoor grilling, read on, because you are going to love Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett Pellet Grill.
By the end of this review, you’ll be armed with the pros, the cons, and the facts about the Green Mountain Grills’ Davy Crockett Pellet Grill to help in your decision-making.
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Davy Crockett Pellet Grill Quick Facts
Product Name: Davy Crockett Pellet Grill
Made By: Green Mountain Grills, LLC
Top 3 Features:
- Downloadable App
- Produces a large volume of smoke
- Easy to disassemble for cleaning
A Brief History of Green Mountain Grills, LLC
It all started with Traeger and Louisiana Grills and in the early days of the pellet grilling revolution, they were the only options in town.
Along came Green Mountain Grills in 2008 when they started offering exciting technology and competitive pricing. Then in 2014, Green Mountain decided to markedly reduce the prices of their consumer models making them a top option.
With their recent addition of the small and portable Davy Crockett Pellet Grill model, things got even better. With its small footprint, portability, and multiple powering options, Green Mountain has become one of the leaders in the pellet-grilling arena.
Davy Crockett Description & Features
Wifi Enabled | Meat Probe | Convenience Tray | Open Flame Technology
The folks behind Green Mountain loved pellet grilling so much, that it became their preferred method to gas and charcoal grilling. But they were unhappy with the performance and features of pellet grills that were currently on the market at the time.
They started envisioning ways that they could make improvements and ultimately decided to start making their own. Since then, they have made it their mission to go to great lengths to bring awesome and innovative features to all of their grills.
Like most things available in 2017, the Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett Pellet Grill comes Wi-Fi enabled. I know that may seem like a frivolous novelty included only to jack up the price, but it actually serves a pretty logical (and in my opinion a pretty awesome) purpose.
As an experienced outdoor griller will tell you, it is imperative that you pay constant attention to the temperature of your grill. Taking your eyes off the thermometer for more than a few seconds could result in your burgers, hot dogs, and steaks being burned to a crisp.
This, of course, means that the person behind the grill rarely gets to partake in any barbecue festivities.
WiFi Controlled Through Your Smart Phone
Thanks to the Davy Crockett’s Wi-Fi feature, you will never have to worry about keeping a constant watch over the temperature of your grill again. When the grill is synced to Green Mountain Grill’s easy-to-use iOS and Android app, the temperature can be monitored and adjusted through your smartphone, giving you more freedom to interact with your friends and family.
As far as I can tell, there is not another pellet griller even close to Green Mountain’s price range that is WiFi enabled. Through the downloadable app, you will get an error and low fuel notifications, be able to control internal cooking temperatures, monitor meat temps and turn the cooker on and off. You can even save cooking profiles from your top recipes.
Never again miss the big play from the game on TV. Better yet, go relax by the pool while your food is cooking. This opens up a completely new dimension to multitasking while grilling.
Getting an accurate idea of the internal temperature of meat as it cooks can be a challenge for even the most skilled outdoor griller. While there are plenty of meat probes available from your local hardware stores, they are often inaccurate and expensive.
The folks at Green Mountain Grills had the foresight to fit the Davy Crockett with a sturdy and reliable meat probe that easily connects to your digital controller to give you timely and precise measurements of your food’s internal temperature. You can feel secure in knowing that you will never serve dried-out, overcooked meat again.
From incredibly high-tech features to basic yet useful extras, the Davy Crockett Pellet Grill has you covered on all bases.
Convenience trays certainly fall into the category of “basic, yet useful extras,” but the number of grills on the market that don’t include one would surprise you. Even some of the high-priced grills don’t offer you the luxury of a convenience tray, a consequence of the design team being so caught up in the inclusion of innovative features that they neglect basic necessities.
Thankfully, Green Mountain Grills thought to include both the innovative and the simple when putting the Davy Crockett Pellet Grill together. A handy metal side tray provides you with a wide space to store your knives, tongs, and other utensils when not using them.
It is also great for food prep and holding your sauces for marinating. Finding a way to include this handy feature in such a small and portable cooker is yet another testament to the abilities of the Green Mountain design team.
Open Flame Technology
If you are familiar at all with pellet grillers, then you know their limitations when it comes to searing meat. The Davy Crockett comes with an innovative two-piece grease tray that when placed in the opened position can be used for an open flame, high heat, direct grilling.
Just like that, the searing problems are solved. Simply move it back to the closed position for super-effective indirect smoking.
Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett PROs
Portable | Multiple Powering Options | Customer Service & Support
Just like every grill, the Davy Crockett pellet grill has its pros and cons. Let’s review its numerous pros to start with.
The Davy Crockett is the quintessential and ultimate portable pellet grill. It is a camper or tailgater’s dream! It can be transported, moved, or stored easily with two people making it one heck of a versatile grill.
There are no wheels or casters. Just two sturdy “spring feet” fold-up legs that convert to carrying handles with a simple push of a button. Moving it from home to the car or from the car to the campsite is easier than ever. This is quite a respectable grill designed especially for mobile use.
Davy Crockett, The Ultimate Tailgating Grill
When fully set up, (it takes less than 20 minutes to initially set up this grill up as it comes mostly assembled) the Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett Pellet Grill has a height of 31 ¾” and a width of 34”.
It also boasts a surface cooking area of 219 square inches and weighs just 57 lbs. When its legs have been folded up and its aforementioned convenience tray packed away, the grill can easily be transported in the trunk of a car or the back of a truck.
The Davy Crockett is a popular choice among those who frequently find themselves cooking for large groups of people. It is often used for camping trips, extended hunting sessions, and music festivals. Green Mountain Grills has even promoted it as the “Ultimate Tailgating Grill,” a title that is pretty hard to argue with.
Multiple Powering Options
When you think about an electric grill, mobility is not one of the first things that come to mind. A lot of people avoid electric grills because they can be quite difficult to power when on the go. You know exactly what you need when you cook with a gas or a charcoal grill, but with an electric model, you must find the right outlet for the unit, which is often easier said than done.
Finding a suitable source of power for the Davy Crockett Pellet Grill is significantly easier than many would imagine. The grill features multiple powering options, allowing you three different methods to give it life.
If you are cooking at home or near any building with an accessible wall outlet, you can use the included AC adapter to connect your grill to the power source. If you are too far removed from an outlet, the Davy Crocket can be powered using the 23’ 12-volt plug which connects to your vehicle’s phone jack and is also included with the grill.
Finally, you can use a pair of alligator clips—yes, they’re included too—to power the grill from your car battery. The two latter options are quite convenient for tailgating, camping, or emergency scenarios. Awesome Right?
Customer Service & Support
As far as support goes, this pellet cooker rates highly in the Support and Customer Service category. They are known for informative and friendly interactions with customers.
They offer phone and email support or if you prefer, you can browse their website for the online FAQ page and user’s manual.
Lastly, they offer a 2-year limited warranty that covers defects in workmanship and materials.
Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett Cons
If there is one downside of the Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett Pellet Grill, it is its price tag.
Owing to its many innovative features, this grill tends to be slightly more expensive than competitive models, which will likely pose a threat to the household budgets of many potential grillers.
That being said, those who do purchase this grill can be sure of a top-class performance for years to come. It is guaranteed to give you delectable meats for Super Bowl after Super Bowl after Super Bowl.
Final Thoughts on Our Green Mountain Grills’ Davy Crockett Pellet Grill Review
The Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett Pellet Grill may be a little on the pricey side, but if you ask me, it’s worth every penny.
For a one-off—though admittedly hefty—price, you get a grill that can connect to Wi-Fi and allow you to monitor, reduce, and increase temperatures through your phone. This is a feature that outdoor grillers could only dream about 10 years ago. Hell, if you brought it up 5 years ago you would have been laughed out of the tailgate party.
But it isn’t just the high-tech features that make the Davy Crockett worthy of your money. It’s the speed at which it allows you to prepare countless different types of meat. It’s the ease with which it can be transported from place to place, and it’s the flexibility through which it allows you to put your own stamp on barbecue classics.
It is a solid and handsome-looking, fairly priced unit. It smokes and grills as well as most bigger models and offers a feature-rich cooker without the unnecessary bells and whistles.
You can read more about pellet grills in my “What is a Pellet Grill? – An Introduction to Pellet Grilling” guide.
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