Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill Review [September 2022]

Traeger Ironwood 885 Wood Pellet Grill

  • Temperature Control System.
  • 885Sq. Inches Surface.
  • WiFIRE Controller.
  • Ironwood D2 Controller.
  • Pellet Sensor.
  • 6-in-1 Versatility.
  • 100% Natural Taste.

Grilling has become very popular among people today. Grilling is a style of cooking that involves dry heat applied to the surface of the food. In grilling, the Pellet grill uses a significant amount of radiant and direct heat to cook meat and vegetables quickly.

Traeger Ironwood 885 Wood Pellet Grill offers many state-of-the-art facilities so that you can improve your smoking experience further. It is the most reliable and tested pellet grill. Everyone wants that griller which gives less hassle, more longevity, and better taste. All these desired features are present in this grill.

This is fueled by 100% all-natural hardwood pellets that affect the taste of amazing wood made in everything you cook. With this Traeger Grill, you can smoke, bake, roast, braise, and BBQ food from ribs to apple pie. Its easy-to-use controls simplify cooking. Just set the temperature like your oven and let your Traeger do the work for you.

It specializes in making your BBQ easy and repeatable. Apart from this, it becomes even smarter with Alexa. You can adjust the temperature, monitor food, set timers, and receive alerts on your WiFire enabled grill with a simple command.

Traeger Ironwood 885 Wood Pellet Grill​ Review: First Impressions​

Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill

Traeger Ironwood 885 Specifications
Grilling Area885 sq. in.
Control StyleWiFIRE
Hopper Capacity20 lbs
Size47 x 54 x 27 in
Weight175 lbs
Temperature+/- 10 degrees
Hopper CleanoutYes
Works with AlexaYes
Locking casters2
Total Wheels4
ExtraSide Table + Hooks

Reasons To Buy

  • WiFire app allows you to control the grill from your smartphone.
  • Double-side walled insulation retains heat and saves fuel.
  • Low pellet sensor alerts when cooking fuel is low.
  • The best option for outdoor cooking.
  • Even heat distribution with Down Draft system.
  • 885 sq. in. grill grates with a porcelain coating.
  • Easy to clean and maintain.

Reasons To Avoid

  • Heavy to assemble alone.
  • The side table is small.

Traeger Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill​: Detailed Specifications​

State of Art Technology and Grilling Innovation

The Ironwood series is one of the most innovative Traeger grills with Wi-Fi technology. This feature allows you to control the grill anytime, anywhere using the Traeger App. You can monitor temperature, schedule time, receive alerts, browse over 1,600 recipes, & more. The Ironwood series has a built-in pellet sensor that alerts you when the pellets run low. It is completely based on modern technology that gives you a new better option.

Enough Space

The cooking space in this is so sufficient that it can easily support a party of 10-12 people. You can easily grill burgers, chickens, etc. You can eat your food not only at home but in the garden and anywhere since it has wheels at the bottom so that you can shake it randomly. If you want to store it in your garage, in that case, you fold it. 

In addition to this, a Traeger downdraft exhaust system, a stainless steel side table has been provided to give extra space in which hooks are also provided for hanging cooking equipment. Its main cooking area is 885 square inches.

Grill Smarter With Alexa

Alexa is a unique feature that gives you the convenience of voice control. Traeger has incorporated this same quality into its grill to make its process easier. Now you need to adjust the temps with sound control, so get ready. With it, you can set timers, monitor food, and receive alerts on your WiFIRE-enabled grill with a simple command.

D2 controller

Traeger grill has an innovative D2 controller incorporated into it to provide superior performance. The D2 is a PID controller, allowing the fan to use variable speeds, speed up, or slow down to reach and hold the desired temperature and smoke level. 

The D2 comes with one meat probe, allowing you to monitor the internal heat of your food from the controller interface or via WiFIRE.


Its D2 controller also includes Traeger’s Super Smoke Mode, that takes the heat inside the grill down to 175 degrees and is fan-cut, producing incredible smoke. Use this mode for the first few hours when using less smoke and slower burning your food with amazing taste and producing beautiful smoke rings in your ribs, brisket, or roast. Then kick back your temperature to take advantage of TRU convection heat transfer.

Simple To Use

This makes usability easier with its special features. To use it, you have to set the grill temperature like your oven and let your Traeger Pellet do the work for you. Apart from this, its Alexa, WiFIRE Controller, and D2 Direct Drive feature make it even easier. That is, you will be able to sit on the sofa and control the grill comfortably.

Easy To Clean

We know that it is very important for the grill to be effortless clean as it is more important in different situations. Keeping this in mind, this is very simple to clean. A user can easily clean the grill grates. There is a bucket for smoking so that you do not have to bother with cleaning.

Easy transportation

This grill provides you with the convenience of carrying it anywhere as it has 4 wheels at the bottom, which allows it to move freely. The front wheels are big and the rear smaller and lockable so you can get stability in one place. Along with this, it has also been taken care of by the Traeger Pellet that it should not be high in weight and easy to storage.

TRU convection

The TRU convection combines this grill-shaped design with powerful variable speed fans to create a vortex of smoke inside the grill. The smoke swirls around the barrel to coat their food in delicious smoky flavors. At its bottom has moved the exhaust vent, preventing hot air and smoke from venting out at the top. It also makes it hot because the air is not drafting through the grill, drawing hot air up and out. It also has a double side wall 304 aluminated steel insulation, resulting in excellent fuel retention and low fuel requirements to maintain high temperatures.

Final Verdict​

Ironwood can certainly be considered one of Traeger’s most advanced series grills, and it may lack some of the features, but believe it, you won’t feel anything like that after use. When we tested it, ironwood saw some smoke damage around the top of the lid, but it did not affect its ability to maintain temperature.

Ironwood has built-in stencil steel grill gates, pellet sensors, concealed grease panes, or magnetic cutting boards that are standard on the Timberline series. After the party, your friends and relatives will think that you are skilled at grilling, although you have done so for the first time. So you can experience this grill without any thought.

Frequently Asked Questions​

1. Is Traeger Ironwood Truly Useful?

Fueled by real hardwood pellets, the Wi-Fi-capable Ironwood 650 can be used for barbecuing, roasting and smoking, and is easy to use. It may not offer all the features as its other accompanying products, but it is more affordable and can provide excellent food every time.

2. How Long Do Traeger Pellet Last?

When we burn the grill, it is estimated that the smoker burns 1 to 3 pounds of pellets per hour. This gives you a 20lbs pellet hopper that means that each 20-pound bag will provide between 6 and 20 hours of cook time (high or low heat).

3. Can You Use A Pellet Grill In The Rain?

Keep your pellets dry and don’t smoke or grill in the rain. However, wood pellet grills and smokers are prized for their ability to achieve a stable and precise temperature. Be sure to check on your grill or smoker every once in a while during use.

4. How Do You Remove Pellets From A Traeger?

This involves an easy process to remove or replace the pellets, simply open the hopper clean outdoor and pour the pellets back into a container. If you have an older model, you can easily take them out with a small container or scoop.

5. Are Pellet Grills Healthier Than Gas?

PAHs are carcinogenic substances formed when fat and juice from the meat drip on fire, causing the flames to coat the food above with PAH. PAHs can also form in smoke from charcoal or wood pellets. Scientists say there is no good evidence that pellet grilling is healthier than other cooking methods.

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.