Grease Management System on Touchscreen Grills

What's in This Article?

Timberline and Timberline XL grills have several components included in replacing the grease management system. See each section below for how-to steps to complete each process.


EZ-Clean Drip Tray

Timberline drip trays are a new design from previous models, funneling grease and ash to a grease tube in the center of the barrel rather than off to the side.

Part Numbers:

  • KIT0623
  • KIT0624

A Note on Drip Tray Liners

Timberline and Timberline XL models do not have compatible drip tray liners, nor do you need one. The EZ Clean nature of these grills' drip trays enables easy cleanup. Because these new Timberlines conduct heat much more efficiently than previous models, you should also refrain from lining your drip tray with foil as this can increase the heat conduction and cause an unwanted grease fire.

Replacing a Drip Tray

  1. Open the grill lid.
  2. Remove the grates and the drain cap.
  3. Remove the drip tray.
  4. Place the new drip tray into the grill. 

Heat Shield

The heat baffle previously used in Traeger grills has been replaced with the Evenflow Heat shield — sometimes called the manifold — which is located between the barrel and the drip tray. The redesigned shape facilitates faster cleanup as it directs ash into the grease tube.

Part Numbers:

  • KIT0627
  • KIT0628

Warped Heat Shield

You may find that your manifold will be slightly warped after a thermal event. This is expected and does not require replacement: and the grill will continue to work as designed.

Replacing a Heat Shield

  1. Open the grill lid. 
  2. Remove the grates, drip tray, and drain cap.
  3. Remove the heat shield. 
  4. Unscrew the grease drain tube from the existing heat shield. 
  5. Attach the drain tube onto the new heat shield using the same hardware you removed from the old heat shield. 
  6. Insert the new heat shield into place in the grill.

Grease Drain Cap

Part of the new grease management system. This is the silver, square part that fits into the bottom of the drip tray. The grease governor is designed to block large items from falling directly into the grease tube.

Part Number: KIT0666

Replacing a Grease Drain Cap

  • The grease drain cap simply sits on top of the drip tray hole that leads to the grease tube. No assembly is required.

Grease Extension Drain/Grease Tube

Part Number: KIT0688

Replacing a Grease Tube

  1. Remove grill grates, drip tray, and grease drain cap.
  2. Remove the manifold with the attached drain tube.
  3. Unscrew the two Phillips-head screws holding the drain tube to the manifold.
  4. Attach the new drain tube to the manifold using the two Phillips screws.
  5. Replace the manifold, drip tray, grease cap, and grates.

EZ Clean Grease & Ash Keg

Part Number: KIT0629

Replacing a Grease & Ash Keg

  1. Timberlines: Open the cabinet doors.
  2. Locate the grease & ash keg.
  3. Press the orange button on keg handle and pull the keg downward and toward you.
  4. Insert the new keg, allowing the keg rails to guide it into place.
  5. Once the new grease & ash keg is pushed all the way up, level it and the orange button will click and lock in place.

Grease Bucket Rails

Part Number: KIT0678


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