Camp Chef SmokePro DLX Pellet Grill Review [September 2022]

Camp Chef SmokePro DLX Pellet Grill

  • Easy start ignition.
  • Warming rack holds more food.
  • PID controller.
  • Low-glare digital LCD.
  • Large capacity pellet hopper.
  • Simple and durable design.

The combined parts of the charcoal smoker, gas grills, and kitchen oven refer to pellet grills. Wood pellets fuel these grills, and they can smoke, grill, sear, bake and braise using a PID electric control panel.

The modern pellet grills make grilling fast, easy, and reliable smoke instead of waiting for hours over a BBQ pit. Camp Chef offers excellent outdoor cookware for both backyard or the backyard. This Camp chef SmokePro DLX supports many features at a reasonable price. It comes with a new and improved Gen 2 controller that is easy to use. It introduces smoke control plus PID technology, and you will get flawless cooking.

If your one device takes care of all cooking needs and lessens the space or budget, that might be the wise pick. The Camp Chef SmokePro will help to meet your grill, smoke recipes. Everyone likes this fascinating grill smoker.

Camp Chef SmokePro DLX Pellet Grill Review: First Impressions

Camp Chef SmokePro DLX

Camp Chef SmokePro PG24 Specifications
Total Cooking Area570 sq. in
Primary Cooking Area429 sq. in
Warming Rack141 sq.”
Lid MaterialStainless Steel
Cooking Surface MaterialCast Iron
Dimensions40.5 x 25 x 22 inches
Weight140 lbs

Reasons To Buy

  • Consistent temperature control.
  • Dual LED temperature readouts.
  • Huge pellet capacity.
  • Even heat distribution.
  • Easy cleanout.
  • Durable and stylish.
  • Includes two meat probe.
  • Adjustable smoke settings from 1 to 10.
  • Side attachment compatible.
  • Smokestack in the back.

Reasons To Avoid

  • Hopper lid leaks.
  • Small grease pan.

Camp Chef SmokePro DLX Grill: Detailed Specifications

The SmokePro DLX Wood PelletGrill includes a smoker, porcelain-coated grate, warming rack, drip tray, grease bucket, ash trap cup, temperature probe and heat diffuser. It looks robust, sturdy and everything is clearly labelled.

Build Design

Although it looks similar to a standard barbecue grill, it is more than you won’t expect from the traditional model in terms of performance. The solid steel construction unit is durable and stands with corrosive elements.

The large pellet smoker grills require a little bit of adjustment of the assembly, so you need to attach pieces and parts of the SmokePro DLX. Its set-up process is so easy and takes approx one and half hours to completely assembled. You can build it without external help by using the owner’s manual and basic tools. Apart from this, the side shelf gives you extra space to keep utensils. Along with the side rack, there is a lid on the hopper where you keep the tray of uncooked food.

Hopper Capacity

The SmokePro DLX has a hopper pellet capacity to hold 18 pounds of wood pellets. It is enough for this unit, and you won’t have to add more pellets till the third and fourth use.

To begin the system, you need to feed pellets into an auger and firebox. Wood pellets are compressed powder forms of sawdust that come in different flavors. It is a straightforward process that only requires a few buttons and dials to press.

Fill the hopper with pellets, then set the desired heat range on the electronic keypad and the rest part by machine. Inside the burn chamber, fed pellets are ignited by an electric heat rod.

Temperature Selection

It is very simple to achieve the temperature range you want, only to turn the dial at the desired value. All of the values of temperature are easily visible on the digital display, even in the dark.

It includes double LED temperature readouts that show 160℉ up to 500℉. It can cook any meat from dry rub chicken drumsticks to smoked salmon to low classic pork shoulder and searing at 500. Moreover, its temperature settings are steady and easy to use.

The use of pellets seems efficient, and this grill consumes half to a one-third pound per hour at 220°. If you operate at 400°, then it uses pellets about 1 pound per hour.


You don’t have to slice the meat to see whether it is cooked or not. Besides, you can’t open the lid for a long time when you stick it in a thermometer. So, the probe-style thermometer is quite helpful. Feed the probe through the food or meat and plug it into the main panel. Find out if the food is ready or not by pressing the internal switch from the probe.

Ash Kickin’ Cleanout

After preparing each recipe on your pellet grill results in the ashes from burned pellets. For cleaning the ash collector, pull a knob, and the ashes drop from the burn cup into a removable cup on the underside of the pellet grill. So, repeat these steps afterwards of every cooked meal for an easy, clean way to flush the burner and dispose of the ashes.

Attachment Capability

The sidekick design offers you versatility as one of the camp chef’s single burners. This 14 inches cooking system enables you to add either griddle, grill, stockpot, or more. It includes a sear box and the master part of this grill. Further, its cast iron grill grates create beautiful sear marks and take the temperature of Sear Box to reach up to 900℉.

Final Verdict​

The Camp Chef Wood Pellet is the right choice for grilling and smoking for avid backyard smoker chefs. It arrives with valuable features that fit in the affordable and decent size unit. This barrel-shaped design is heavy and fitted with two wheels along with a side table for storage and preparation. The restaurant-quality grilling grates provide sear marks on the meat.

This medium-sized grill and smoker is capable of delivering high-level results. Its additional features like an ash cleanout system, side attachment makes it a better value choice in the pellet smoker grill category.

Frequently Asked Questions​

1. Is this pellet grill smoker sear the steak?

This grill can heat up to 500. But it comes with a sidekick instead of a sear box, with several accessories, including a sear box, pizza oven and griddle. This optional sear box is fantastic for sear marked food.

2. How long do the chips last?

The compressed wood pellet chips would last up to 40 hours. Also, it depends on the size of the pellet bag you use and the mode of cooking.

3. How to clean the Camp Chef Pellet Grills?

  • Clean the lid with a scrubber as it accumulates a lot of greases.
  • Remove grates and burner cover for complete cleaning.
  • Wipeout all ashes and grease from all parts.
  • Scape off the hardened bit stuck with scaper in the burner.
  • Clean out the ashtray.
  • Wipe from the external side with a wet towel.
  • Soak the grates in vinegar solution for some time.
  • After scrubbing off with a grill brush.

Sharanpreet Kaur
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About the author

Sharanpreet Kaur is a Senior Staff Writer reporting on The FireFly Grill. She has completed her graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Punjab University, Patiala. She believes in writing, learning, and acquiring knowledge. Writing fascinates her, which encourages her to develop and deliver content effectively. She works passionately and helps guide people to make the right decision.

When she's not writing, she enjoys watching movies, hanging out with friends. Further, she is ardently interested in food and admires the art of having different kinds of cuisines. She not only tries various foods out of hunger but for the joy of connecting with other cultures. As per her vision, food brings people together, and trying a variety of cuisines isn't restricted only to health; rather, it is more about joy, happiness, and celebration.