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Enjoy the robust power of the Bronson grill in the heart of the city or the suburbs. You don’t need a backyard–the Bronson is HOA-approved, has no open flame, and a simple on/off switch. So nestle it on your patio or balcony, then grill out and dine-in every night.



1. HEIGHT – 38 in” | Compact in size | 2” taller than the Junior.

2. HOPPER – Smoke longer with a 10 lb. pellet hopper.

3. SAWHORSE CHASSIS – Wide-angled stance & thicker legs.

4. DIGITAL ELITE CONTROLLER – LED display shows exact temperature.

5. ALL-TERRAIN WHEELS – Better mobility & durability.

6. GRILLING SPACE – 300 sq in. grilling area.

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Become the Grill Guru with Traeger


Here are 4 basic recipes for mastering the art of BBQ and kick off your summer grilling. You’ll be the resident Pit Master.

Authentic barbecue takes time. These hacks, tips, and tricks will guide you the right direction to perfection wood fired grilling this Memorial Day or 4th of July.


National BBQ Day Traeger Grills

1. 3-2-1 RIBS 

Ribs are one of the key meats to mastering barbecue. In competitions across the country, ribs are a hot contender, our 3-2-1 Ribs are deliciously simple and this recipe will help you show you how to create tender, savory, and smoky ribs at home in no time. The 3-2-1 name references the cook time, these babies take 6 hours total to smoke.

First, the ribs smoke low and slow for 3 hours so you can set the temperature to smoke and get back to spending time with the family. We recommend practicing your cannon ball into the pool or throwing around a football. Make your house the rib crib, once you smoke this baby back ribs recipe a few times, your friends will be knocking down your door for more ribs every weekend.


Check out this Tip from the Pros on How to Remove Silver Skin.


To get rub seasoning to penetrate the meat, you need to apply a sticky substance to the meat first, mustard works great. Then apply the rub seasoning, it will stay in place and flavor the meat perfectly.


To help tenderize the meat, use a slightly acidic ingredient directly on the exterior of the protein such as apple juice or vinegar or mustard, this will help loosen the meat fibers and help it to tenderize it as it cooks.


After a long smoke, sauce the ribs with BBQ sauce, wrap them loosely in foil and cook them for another 2 hours. This will help keep the juices and sauce from cooking off and allow the flavor to seep deep into the ribs.

Remove the ribs from the foil and mop them with Traeger BBQ sauce. Let the BBQ ribs grill for another hour, the BBQ sauce will permeate into the ribs and cling to the tender meat creating an amazing flavor.


National BBQ Day Traeger Grills

A wood pellet grill creates the best tasting chicken. Our Whole Smoked Chicken recipe is covered in simple spices and smokes for 2-3 hours. You can mow the lawn, or watch a ball game as it cooks and when the chicken is finished, it will taste better than a pre-made rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. This recipe is simple but helps you master the art of BBQ chicken and make it moist, tender, juicy, and super flavorful. If someone in your family says they’re bored with eating chicken, this recipe will cure their bird blues.



Brining infuses poultry with moisture, flavor, and prevents the meat from drying out. Brine keeps that bird juicy inside, and flavorfully crispy outside. You can create your own herbs and spice blend to brine chicken, or grab our Turkey Brine Kit, this is a delicious blend and works wonders to tenderize and season any poultry. This handybrining chart also has tips and tricks on how to brine.


As meat cooks, the water in the muscle is expelled; by letting the meat rest after it’s finished cooking, the moisture and natural flavoring is reabsorbed into the muscle. When you cut into the meat, it will be juicy and flavorful, inside and out.


Always cook chicken to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Undercooked chicken will make you sick.

Chicken is a great protein that easily absorbs flavor via smoke. Traeger hardwood smoke will infiltrate every inch of the bird with delicious flavor. We’ve got 9 different pellet flavors to choose from.


National BBQ Day Traeger Grills

Summer grilling absolutely needs a taste of melt-in-your-mouth brisket, BBQ competitors have many secrets to creating amazing tasting brisket and we have created our homemade smoked brisket recipe to help you master tender, flavorful, and succulent BBQ brisket with bark. This recipe is perfect for a late night smoke or take a long nap in the hammock as it smokes all day long. This recipe is a great one to make on Father’s Day. You’ll have plenty of time to spend with your family while it smokes.


You can season brisket with a dry rub or wet rub. A dry rub is simply rubbing the spices, Traeger rub or shake directly onto the meat. A wet rub is similar to the ribs tip above, use a sticky substance to coat the slab of meat, then rub or sprinkle spices onto the wet beef.

For great tips on how to select, trim, and prep your brisket, check out our video here.


Once you’re seasoned your beef with a wet or dry rub, wrap the meat in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. This will help the flavorings meld into the meat and season and tenderize it.


Brisket needs about 90 minutes of smoke time per pound. Brisket can be smoked overnight.


When the beef’s internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F, wrap the meat in foil and continue cooking until the internal temperature is 200-205 degrees F. Wrapping it in foil will help tenderize and retain the moisture and seasonings inside the beef. When your meat probe slides in and out of the beef like butter, remove the brisket and let it rest in the foil for 30 minutes. Again, this will help the moisture retract into the muscle and continue to keep the brisket moist and tender.

When the brisket is finished resting, it should have a thin crust called ‘bark’ over the top and thin ends of the meat. The bark will be the coveted trimmings that your family will fight over – Delicious.


National BBQ Day Traeger Grills

Pulled pork is tender and juicy, and you don’t have to be a barbecue competitor to create delicious pork for sandwiches, burgers, or tacos. This recipe will help you master BBQ pork right on in your own backyard. Pulled pork is made from pork shoulder or a Boston butt cut. This recipe smokes for 3 hours then roasts in a foil pan on the grill for up to 8 hours more. Try this mouth-watering recipe out for your Memorial Day cookout.



As the pork shoulder is smoking and roasting on the Traeger, intermittently spray it with apple juice from a spray bottle. When it’s time to roast the pork, place the meat in a foil pan with the juice on the bottom of the pan. Adding juice flavors, tenderizes the roast, and keeps the pork moist.


If the pork is becoming any darker that toasted brown, put foil over the roast to prevent it from drying out and overcooking.


After you’ve shredded the Boston butt or pork shoulder, add Traeger shake or rub seasoning. This will allow the spices to mix into the moist shreds of meat flavoring every morsel.

Get Fired Up with Traeger at TA Appliances

Traeger, the Original Wood Pellet Grill, turns the raw potential of uncooked food into phenomenal food with wood-fired appeal. Take a look at what makes a Traeger tick, and how its 6-in-1 versatility transcends the capabilities of conventional propane and charcoal burners. Traegers are designed to let you champion outdoor cooking in the simplest way possible, without sacrificing the taste you can only get using hardwood. With Traeger, imagination just might be your only limitation.

Get Fired Up with Traeger

With a Traeger grill, you have the freedom to fire up healthy and delicious wood-fired food every day of the week. Smoke, bake, grill, roast, braise, and barbecue your way into the hearts of those you feed. A Traeger grill enhances your recipes with flavor and transforms them into memorable meals.  So come check out our live Traeger demo in Kitchener, and let the expert show you just how satisfying it is grilling on a Traeger.


– Live demo on the Traeger grill

– Tutorials on loading pellets, grilling, smoking and more!

– Q&A with our on hand expert

– Come check us out!


TA APPLIANCES TORONTO – 24 Arrow Rd., Toronto

Saturday, 18 June 2016 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Get Fired Up with Traeger Grills

With a Traeger grill, you have the freedom to fire up healthy and delicious wood-fired food every day of the week. Smoke, bake, grill, roast, braise, and barbecue your way into the hearts of those you feed. A Traeger grill enhances your recipes with flavor and transforms them into memorable meals.  So come check out our live Traeger demo in Kitchener, and let the expert show you just how satisfying it is grilling on a Traeger.


– Live demo on the Traeger grill

– Tutorials on loading pellets, grilling, smoking and more!

– Q&A with our on hand expert

– Come check us out!


Saturday, 21 May 2016 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Healthy Burger Alternative Guide | Traeger Wood Fired Grills


Let’s be honest, we love the beef. Juicy, wood-fired burgers are a barbecue enthusiast’s dream dinner, and we support getting your burger on. With a fresh new year and renewed health goals, people ponder pairing down food intake to feel better, obtain renewed energy, or to fine tune the waistline.


If you’ve hopped on the health train, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to help make your nutrition goals a success all the while indulging in the delicious wood-fired flavor generated by your pellet smoker grill. Simply by cutting a few calories and increasing your protein intake, you will feel better and be able to tighten that belt up to once again don a platter-sized belt-buckle, pain-free.

Check out 5 ways to make your burger-loving heart beat stronger and longer, without sacrificing the flavorful Traeger lifestyle. With these small and simple changes, you’ll save on empty calories and eat healthier without having to hit the gym.

healthy burger lettuce wrap


As Danielle of DivaQ says, “The bun should never hang too much over the meat. The meat may be slightly larger than the bun. Size matters. Meat matters.” If you have an overage of bun on your juicy burger, why eat a bite of bread with no meat in it? Rip off the bland bun and get to the meat of the burger, literally. Toss those empty calories out, and dive into the delicious and healthier area of the meal.

Here are a few ways to save fat and calories just in how your burger is wrapped.

A WHITE BREAD HAMBURGER BUN is often smeared with butter on top, this nutritional value for a hamburger bun holds the extra butter and is really only bragging about its high carb content:

140 calories
27 grams carbs
grams protein
3 grams fat

White bread is what we’re used to eating on our burgers, it’s standard, but doesn’t hold much nutritional value, so take those Traegered burgers up a notch and switch up the bun with a healthier choice.

THE LETTUCE-WRAPPED BURGER. If you are willing to go all out and vegetable up by wrapping that beefy burger in a man-sized leaf of lettuce, it’s merely:

10 calories
0 carbs
0 protein
0 fat

You’ll enjoy the natural beef flavors without losing juices and seasoning to an absorbent bun.

A WHOLE WHEAT BUN is an excellent way to add more fiber and protein to your burger while cutting carbs. It’s healthier than a white bun and has:

130 calories
24 grams carbs
6 grams protein
2 grams fat

A SPINACH TORTILLA  will wrap up that meaty delight—don’t let the word spinach deter your choice, you won’t even know it’s made of spinach, it tastes similar to a regular tortilla, yet it saves on calories and carbs. Quit the white bread and go for:

100 calories
1 gram fat
2 grams protein
20 grams carbs

A WHOLE WHEAT TORTILLA will taste great. So if you can’t bear the thought of a spinach wrap, reach for a whole grain tortilla and get more protein than a white bun:

120 calories
24 grams carbs
4 grams protein
2 grams fat


When it comes to proteins, there are many flavorful choices. Here are a few that are lean and packed with flavor, especially when given a good and healthy 30 minute smoke on the Traeger wood pellet grill. The hardwood smoke will infuse proteins with a layer of flavor and make everyone wonder how you got it to taste so delicious. Traeger grills up healthy food with simplicity, every time.

GROUND BEEF. Regular ground beef contains a high fat content. It may be drippingly delicious, but if you reach for the full fatty beef every time, the calories add up. For a quarter pound burger:

319 calories
0 carbs
19 grams protein
26 grams fat

LEAN BEEF. 95% lean beef has a delicious flavor and far less fat than regular ground beef. For a quarter pounder, you save over half the calories and fat—that will make a difference in your daily diet.

164 calories
0 grams carbs
22 grams protein
6 grams fat

GROUND TURKEY is lean and very good for your health. It’s a white meat that has fewer calories than beef and is still high in protein. A quarter pound turkey burger is:

166 calories
0 grams carbs
22 grams protein
9 grams fat

CHICKEN. A boneless, skinless chicken breast purchased in a package at your grocer, is about 4 oz. per piece. When grilled on the Traeger, the bad fats are burned away and it cooks up healthier than beef. Traeger pellet fuel generates a delicious smoke that chicken really absorbs for a unique and amazing flavor.

124 calories
0 grams carbs
26 grams protein
1 grams fat

BISON BURGERS. This is serious flavor. Wild game has a different, yet delicious taste that you won’t find in chicken or beef. Try a quarter pound bison burger as a lean and healthy alternative:

190 calories
0 grams carbs
23 grams protein
11 grams fat

VENISON BURGERS. If you hunted it, you might as well eat it. Elk is a delicious flavor and cooks very nicely. For a quarter pound venison burger you get a high protein meat, it’s:

125 calories
0 grams carbs
22 grams protein
10 grams fat

If spice and zest are what you’re after, flavor your meat with any Traeger Seasoning Shake or Traeger Rub, spices are low in calories and fat and add a great punch to any protein. Shake seasonings on top of your meat as it cooks, or mix it in the ground beef or turkey, or ground bison to get the flavor throughout.


We all love a dripping burger, meat juices, mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard. By foregoing the mayo and saucing that burger with a few of these healthier choices, you won’t even know the mayo is missing.

REGULAR MAYONNAISE is high in fat and calories, just 1Tbsp. contains:

90 calories
2 grams carbs
0 protein
10 grams fat

LOW-FAT MAYO, by switching up this one condiment you save over half the calories and fat, and it tastes nearly the same as full-fat mayo:

35 calories
1 gram carbs
0 protein
3 grams fat

RANCH dressing is the most delicious nectar for burgers and fries. 1 Tbsp. equals one serving–and who can eat just one tablespoon. Regular ranch has:

70 calories
1 gram carbs
1 gram protein
7 grams fat

FAT-FREE RANCH salad dressing will greatly reduce unnecessary fat and calories, and with the beef flavor seeping from the wood pellet grilled meat, you probably won’t be able to tell it’s non-fat ranch. Here’s the skinny:

17 calories
4 grams carbs
0 protein
0 grams fat

KETCHUP. Save your sugar intake for something that’s actually a sweet treat. There’s no need to waste calories on regular Ketchup. For 1 Tbsp. ketchup you take in:

20 calories
4 grams sugar

LOW SUGAR KETCHUP, sugar-free ketchup, or no sugar ketchup actually tastes more like a tomato. (Or you could just forego the ketchup and reach for a tomato slice—it’s healthy). Per tablespoon you only get:

5 calories
1 gram sugar

HOT SAUCE. Reach for Ninja Squirrel, or Tabasco, or Siracha for a kick of flavor. All have about 6 calories per teaspoon, and a little spice goes a long way. Just check the back of the bottle for sodium, they all vary.

5 calories
0 carbs
0 protein
0 fat


The fixings are vital for the perfect burger, with a little green on the side you can stuff those burgers 4” high and consume some healthy vegetables that will fuel energy and alertness into your day. Here are a few healthy hamburger toppings:

FRESH SALSA will zest up any burger with a refreshing, spicy, and sweet flavor.

ROMAINE LETTUCE has more nutritional value than Iceberg lettuce and will help with digestion.

TOMATOES are packed with antioxidants so double up and give your burger 2 slices, it adds juice, color, and flavor to the burger.

ONIONS are packed with B vitamins will zest up any hamburger. White onions give a little sweet, yellow onions are mild, but flavorful, purple onions have a kick, scallions are a wetter onion so they have even more heat.

PICKLES will give any hamburger a crunch and sour zest that compliments beef or wild game.


The only thing at the bottom of a fast food bag of fries is a bellyache. We urge you to try some of these amazing Traegered greens and healthy Traeger side dishes to accompany your finely tuned, healthy, wood-fired Traeger burger.

Crispy No-Fry Traeger Potatoes don’t have extra fat, they’re baked French fries.

Grilled Blooming Onion will knock your Traeger socks off with flavor and far less fat than a steak house bloomin onion.

Grilled Fingerling Potato Salad is packed with jalapenos and spice and all things healthy and nice.

Roasted Broccoli Salad is packed with healthy nutrients and topped with tomatoes, red onions, and a tangy vinegar dressing.

Eggplant, tomatoes, and mozzarella towers stack up as a clean eat and is a healthy vegetable and cheese side dish.

Grilled Corn topped with Chile and Lime is a tongue tingling treat of a vegetable.

Feed your need for healthy eating and flavor with a Traeger grill. Our grills are flavor-makers and food tastes far better than any other barbecue grill. This year, give your meals a healthy kick by cooking outdoors on a Traeger pellet smoker grill, one bite and you’ll be hooked. Go on and indulge. Healthy hamburger fixings are fresher, and more delicious than fatty, greasy hamburgers. Enjoy a healthy lifestyle with food grilled on your Traeger.