Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill Review

Editor rating

5/5 on June 13, 2017

User's rating

26 reviews

PROS

- Lights instantly.

- Computerized temp control.

- Convection heating.

- Easy, patented ash cleanout.

- Smart Smoke Technology.

- Grill, Smoke, Bake, Roast, BBQ & Sear.

CONS

- You may never eat another persons BBQ again.

VERDICT

The Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill and Smoker BBQ is perfect for people who want to take their grilling and smoking skill to a professional level.

Because this is not the company’s first attempt to build a pellet grill and smoker, they have managed to learn a lot from their earlier models. This knowledge has allowed them to create a near perfect pellet grill this time around.

With features that control the temperature automatically, there is no need for the user to keep an eye on the food during cooking and the large capacity design of the unit allows for the cooking of a decent quantity of food without any difficulty.

For people who are not excited about the cleaning process after the cooking, the Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill is best suited as it has a well thought out cleaning system.

The price is reasonable, especially when you take into consideration all its innovative features, so if you are in the market for a Pellet Grill I would certainly recommend you give this one a lot of thought.

Your house will become the go-to place for BBQ’s after you master your new Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill.

Infact, I noticed that one customer said that he got his Camp Chef Woodwind last weekend and had a few friends over for drinks and ribs. He said he couldn’t even begin to tell you how delicious all the food ended up tasting.

Before, he always messed up and overcooked the ribs until they were chewy, but this time was different. The ribs were amazing and he managed to wow his buddies, their significant others and his girlfriend.

And another thing for all you novices, to get this grill setup is extremely easy. I usually don’t go out of my way to DIY, but this pellet grill put together in no time, and I wasn’t even missing screws after.

So, let’s jump in and have a look at what these Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grills are all about.

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Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill Features

 

– SMART SMOKE TECHNOLOGY- The digital temperature control and automatic auger feed pellets into the grill to maintain the heat for you and produce the optimal amount of smoke.

– ENDLESS VERSATILITY- Grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and barbecue all your favorite foods with premium wood-fired flavor on a single grill. Cook how you want with a huge temperature range at your fingertips, from 160° F up to 500° F.

– HUGE COOKING AREA- 570 square inches of cooking surface area and a removable upper warming rack give you enough room to cook for the entire neighborhood. Load up the grill with whole chickens, brisket, jerky, and more.

– PATENTED ASH CLEANOUT- Cleaning between cooks is as easy as pulling a lever, thanks to the exclusive Ash Cleanout system you won’t find on any other grill. That means less time wrestling with the vacuum and more time enjoying heavenly food.

– PELLET HOPPER CLEANOUT- When you want to change out your premium hardwood pellets for a new flavor, the process is easy. Simply open the pour spout and empty the pellets into a bucket or bag. In minutes, you could start cooking with a new wood flavor.

Our Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill Review

 

With the Woodwind wood fire pellet grill, mediocre grilling will become a thing of the past as you will be able to put the bland chicken and burnt steak behind you, and become the grill master you always thought you were meant to be.

The Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill and Smoker BBQ is for food lovers who love slow cooking and smoky flavors. It is one of the best outdoor cooking units that allows amateur cooks to seem like professional chefs.

While designing the Woodwind, Camp Chef have kept in mind all the different types of cooks and come up with a BBQ that is very easy to operate it. There are many built-in features that make cooking fun.

With digital temperature control, the Woodwind does all the work for you. All you need to do is turn it on, set the temperature, and let it work while you play.

Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill

The Woodwind doesn’t just make grilling easier, it also makes it more delicious as it is fueled by premium hardwood pellets, to generate heat and smoke, which in turn infuse your food with a savory wood-fire taste that’ll make your taste buds sing.

One of the features worth mentioning is the built-in thermometer and the heat sensors that help in maintaining the temperature of the food from 160° F to 500° F, as this allows you to achieve perfect results, whether you’re grilling, smoking, baking, roasting, braising, or barbecuing.

Another thing worth mentioning is the unit’s ash catcher. While it can be quite tough in other BBQs to clean up the ash, when you’re finished cooking, cleanup is a breeze with Camp Chefs patented Ash Cleanout system.

Cook confidently with the most accurate temperature control of any grill or smoker on the market. Just plug it into a standard 120v outlet.

Woodwind LED Digital Temperature Control

With the help of the Digital Temperature Controller the temperature is regulated so that an even heat is maintained all the time. This makes the Grill work like a convection oven, thus, eliminating the inconsistent temperature at different places.

The food is thus cooked evenly. Whether it is smoking meat for long hours at low temperatures, or grilling and searing food by turning the temperature up to 350-500 degrees you end up with food that has been cooked evenly.

The two different smoke settings in the temperature control are easy to use and for safety, there is also a shutdown feature. The temperature control is flawless and makes the cooking process so easy.

Camp Chef Woodwind Stainless Steel Food Temperature Probe

There is no need to continually open the cooking chamber to check the temperature of the food as this pellet grill has been designed so as to not allow the smoke and heat to escape.

Because of this, the temperature probe located inside the cooking chamber, takes the reading of the cooking food and thus, allows you to keep track of the temperature at all times.

This one small thing allows the food to cook at an even temperature without drying out due to over opening the grill during the cooking process.

Woodwind Pellet Grill Internal View

Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill Cooking Area

The design of the Woodwind Pellet Grill is such that it has a large cooking area. The smoke rack has been placed at the back of the unit. It has been thoughtfully placed that way so as not to restrict the right side of the unit even if you use the smoke rack.

In other Pellet grills, the smoke stack is usually to the right. This prevents the user from using that area while smoking any food.

Also as the rack is removable it makes the cleanup of the cooking space a whole lot easier.

Woodwind Automatic Auger

For improving the efficiency of the smoking, there is an automatic Auger that dispenses pellets when it is necessary. What the user needs to do is simple. Just feed the pellets in the unit, set the temperature that is desired, add the food to be smoked and leave it to the machine.

Woodwind With Propane Sear Box

Camp Chef Grill Cooking Pellets

Camp Chef let you choose from 9 flavors of Premium hardwood pellets that are made in the U.S.A. with no filler and no chemicals.

Woodwind Cleaning System

Cleaning up a Pellet grill has never been easier. The Camp chef has a burn pot that is very easy to access.
When a lever is pulled, the ash automatically falls into the cup under the firebox. It is that simple. There is no need to take the grill apart to clean the ashes out.

Woodwind Cooking Methods

Accuracy of temperature Control

The temperature control is digitally controlled and hence, high temperatures are reached with accuracy. Though there are many Pellet grills available in the market which can smoke food, they have a problem when it comes to reaching the high temperature needed.

But Camp Chef’s Pellet grill reaches these high temperatures with ease and great accuracy which not only allows you to smoke food, but also sear and grill it.

Power Outage Bypass

This feature is worth mentioning – The relight feature in this Grill can be bypassed at any time when the power goes off.

By bypassing the relight feature, the wear and tear of the hot rod is minimized and saved. This is a feature that goes unnoticed quite often but worth a mention in this review.

Woodwind Seared Meat

Camp Chef Woodwind Models & Accessories

There are two models available, the Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill without Sear Box and the Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill with Sear Box.

The accessories are a Camp Chef Patio Cover, the 9 flavors of hardwood pellets and, if you buy the standard model, you can purchase the Sear Box at a later date to add on.

With all its features and the quality of the food it produces the Camp Chef Pellet Grill is great value at a reasonable price. Its easy-to-use features make it one of the leaders in the pellet grill market.

Camp Chef Woodwind Assembly Instructions

The instructions given by the manufacturer in their Instruction Manual are very clear. But, to help you even further below I have included The Camp Chef Woodwind assembly video.

Camp Chef Woodwind Assembly Video

 

 

What Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill Customers Say

 

Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill Reviews

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Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill Summary

 

The Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill and Smoker BBQ is perfect for people who want to take their grilling and smoking skill to a professional level.

Because this is not the company’s first attempt to build a pellet grill and smoker, they have managed to learn a lot from their earlier models. This knowledge has allowed them to create a near perfect pellet grill this time around.

With features that control the temperature automatically, there is no need for the user to keep an eye on the food during cooking and the large capacity design of the unit allows for the cooking of a decent quantity of food without any difficulty.

For people who are not excited about the cleaning process after the cooking, the Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill is best suited as it has a well thought out cleaning system.

The price is reasonable, especially when you take into consideration all its innovative features, so if you are in the market for a Pellet Grill I would certainly recommend you give this one a lot of thought.

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