Using Make Now in the Traeger App

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Learn how to get even more out of your WiFIRE-enabled Traeger grill by using the Make Now recipe feature in your Traeger app.

What Is Make Now?

All recipes in the Traeger app include a feature called, Make Now, which sends the recipe's instructions (timer and temperature adjustments) directly to your WiFIRE-enabled grill so you can focus on other things and not worry about keeping tabs on your food. It also pins the recipe to your grill's dashboard on the app.

Grills that Support Make Now

You can use the Traeger app's Make Now feature if you have one of the following Traeger WiFIRE-enabled grills:

  • Century 885
  • Ironwood
  • Ironwood XL
  • Ironwood 650
  • Ironwood 885
  • Pro 575
  • Pro 780
  • Redland
  • Silverton XL
  • Silverton 620
  • Silverton 810
  • Timberline
  • Timberline XL
  • Timberline 850
  • Timberline 1300

How to Use Make Now in a Traeger App Recipe

Starting a Make Now Cook

NOTE: When using MAKE NOW, you will not be able to change your grill's timer or temperature from the recipe's steps.

  1. Turn on and preheat your grill (Igniting your grill is one of the only things you can't do from the Traeger app).
  2. Find the recipe of your choice within the Traeger app.
  3. Tap, STEPS, to open up the recipe instructions.
  4. Tap, MAKE NOW.
  5. Tap, BEGIN COOK.
  6. Let the grill do the work for you!

Can I Do Multiple Make Now Cooks at the Same Time?

The Make Now feature supports only one recipe at a time.

If you already have a Make Now cook in progress, and you decide to begin a new Make Now cook, the first cook will terminate, and the new selection will commence. At this point, the temperature, timer and probe goals will all reflect the new recipe selection.

When using the Make Now feature, you are unable to change the timer or the grill settings set by the recipe.

Understanding the Make Now Progress Bar

The progress bar — indicated by the series of white dots — shows your grill's progress through their Make Now cook. The progress is indicated by the number of completed steps and not by the length of time the entire cook will take. For example, consider a 1-hour recipe that consists of 7 steps, with step 7 taking 45 minutes. Upon completing step 6, the progress bar will show 6/7 done, even though the recipe still has 3/4 of the time remaining.

Completing a Make Now Recipe

Once the recipe finishes, the grill will change the temperature to KEEP WARM. KEEP WARM sets the grill to 165°F/74°C to keep your food at a safe temperature until you are ready to serve your meal. 

Pausing an in-Progress Make Now Cook

Tapping STOP on a MAKE NOW recipe stops the MAKE NOW feature and puts the grill back to manual mode. You can resume where you left off by tapping 'Start' from the MAKE NOW widget, which is pinned to your grill's dashboard. The cook cycle instructions will resend to your grill.

  1. In the MAKE NOW widget, tap, STOP.
  2. Tap, YES, STOP, to stop the recipe.

Canceling an in-Progress Make Now Cook

Canceling a MAKE NOW cook cancels the cook. Unlike stopping a MAKE NOW recipe, you will not be able to resume your cook where you left off.

  1. In the MAKE NOW widget, tap the trash can icon.
  2. The MAKE NOW widget is now removed from your dashboard, and the cook is canceled.

Potential Issues when Using Make Now

'Make Now Is not Supported' Popup Message when Tapping Make Now

You may receive the following popup message when attempting to use the MAKE NOW feature in a Traeger app recipe: "MAKE NOW IS NOT SUPPORTED. You currently have no grills connected that support automatic cook commands."

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If you get this message and your grill is a model that does support Make Now, please contact Traeger Support.


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