How to Season Your WiFire Grill

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We're so excited that you've chosen to join the Traeger Nation. Before cooking on your Traeger, you need to season your WiFIRE-enabled grill (the initial burn-in). This simple, one-time process will burn off any residual, food-grade, non-toxic mineral oil used to prevent rusting from the manufacturing process.



Before seasoning your grill, take advantage of your grill's WiFIRE capacities. You can do almost all of the seasoning process from your phone. Download the Traeger app and connect your grill.

Seasoning your WiFIRE grill will take roughly 1 hr 30 minutes.

NOTE: It is normal to experience an odd smell during the burn-in process due to burning off the residual manufacturing oils. 

  1. Make sure all internal components are inside the grill. This includes the heat baffle, drip tray, and grill grates.
  2. Plug in the grill to an electrical outlet and turn it on using the switch on the back of the grill.
  3. Add hardwood pellets to the hopper.
  4. On your controller, navigate to SELECT AUGER > PRIME AUGER.
  5. Once pellets begin to fall into the firepot, select Done to turn off the auger.
  6. Turn the selection dial clockwise to 350°F (177°C) and press the controller knob to set the temperature.
  7. Close the lid and press IGNITE on the front of the controller.
  8. Once the grill reaches 350°F, set a timer for 20 minutes.*
  9. After 20 minutes, adjust the temperature to 450°F (232°C).*
  10. When the temperature reaches 450°F, set a timer for 30 minutes.*
  11. After 30 minutes, you are good to throw a steak on the grill and start cooking. If you aren’t ready for your first cook, shut down the grill. *
    • For a Pro Series Grill, press the selection dial for three seconds.
    • For an Ironwood or Timberline, press the Standby button for three seconds.
    • In the app, select your grill, hit the Shut Down button, and slide down on the flames to begin the shutdown cycle.
  12. Once the shutdown cycle finishes (this can take up to 30 minutes), the seasoning of your grill is complete, and you are ready to start cooking.



Any time you install new internal parts for your grill (heat baffle, drip tray, firepot, or an entirely new barrel), we advise you to burn in/season your grill again to remove any anti-rust oils that ship with the parts. 


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