Z Grills Wood Pellet Grill Smoker Reviews 

 February 7, 2022

By  Jacqui Cheng

Z GRILLS ZPG-550B 2022 Upgrade Wood Pellet Grill & Smoker 8 in 1 BBQ Grill Auto Temperature Control, Cooking Area, 550 sq in Black
  • ULTIMATE 8-IN-1: Barbecue wood fire pellet grill: bbq✓bake✓roast✓braise✓smoke✓grill✓sear✓char-grill
  • Pellet Grill Technology: There just isn’t an easier way to get the flavor of wood smoked food than with a pellet grill. Try it, you’ll taste the difference from a GAS or CARBON grill.
  • Set the Temperature, Relax, and Enjoy: Z Grills pellet grills will do all the work for you once you set the temperature. No labor-intensive start-up. No babysitting the grill. Enjoy the cooking!
  • 538 sq. in. Cooking Area: Two tiers of grill rack offer 538 sq. in. of total cooking area to feed 4 to 5 people. The removable upper rack gives the extra height for the main surface when removed.
  • 8-in-1 Versatility: A wide temperature range from 180 to 450 °F allows you to bake, grill, smoke, BBQ, roast, braise, barbeque, and char-grill a seemingly unlimited amount of recipes.

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The Z Grills Wood Pellet Grill Smoker is an excellent combination of value and luxury, somehow managing to combine a large cooking surface and streamlined controls with affordability. This grill and smoker combo bears the traditional design of Z Grills, which is a brown exterior with a small smoke stack and a side pellet holder.

This model costs around $379.00, putting it solidly in the middle of the average price range for this type of device. One of its main features is that it includes a 

specially made cover and a small storage area underneath the central grill and smoker.

This grill and smoker combo has full dimensions of 22.5 x 51.2 x 48.4 in. while weighing around 120 lbs. While it isn’t the easiest to move around, it suits families of all sizes and is great for parties. Plus, the manufacturer mentions that this model works well for tailgating, so it can be dragged on the go if you want to stalk your favorite football team.

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Although this smoker and grill is around the mid-range when it comes to price, it manages to incorporate a ton of excellent features that make it stand out. In particular, there are automated digital controls that make it easy for chefs to set the exact temperature of the grill. Numbers are displayed in a digital readout, and cooks can even adjust by single degrees.

The free cover that comes with this model is excellent. It fits perfectly around the grill, smoker, and wood pellet holder, and is even snug around the smoke stack that sits at the top. The cover is also waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about premature rust. 

The cabinet underneath the grill and smoker is also great, because it provides storage space not seen with other grills. Chefs who like to season and marinate on the go can put their supplies underneath and then pull them out as needed to make excellent chicken, steaks, and hamburgers.

Finally, there is quite a bit of great cooking space in the Z Grills Wood Pellet Grill Smoker. Although the manufacturer advertises 700 sq. in., the average number is closer to 450 sq. in.

With 450 sq. in. of free, evenly heated space, it’s possible to cook around 20-24 hamburgers, 5 entire chickens, or 6 racks of ribs. This grill section is easy to scrub and clean as well, so chefs spend less time on maintenance and more time enjoying food with their friends and families.

It needs to be mentioned right away, but we love the customer service that comes with the Z Grills Wood Pellet Grill Smoker. Unlike some other companies, Z Grills is quick to respond to questions, concerns, and complaints. Real people will spend their time on the phone with customers, answering questions and getting breakdowns sorted out.

The manufacturer is also great about honoring the warranty and is flexible when it comes to the basic definition of wear and tear. One reviewer noted that Z Grills was willing to send a replacement part when the young man accidentally installed part of the grill and smoker wrong.

Another feature we like about the Z Grills Wood Pellet Grill Smoker is that it’s easy to dispense wood pellets and also clean out the ash after cooking. For some reason, the ash doesn’t cling as badly to the inside of this model as it does to other smokers and grills, making it great for someone who hates vacuuming.

Pros And Cons


  • 7-in-1 versatility
  • Large cooking space
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Warranty
  • Simple Dispensing of pellets
  • Ability to cook large amount of food at one time


  • Not all ash clears out easily
  • Lots of knockoff grills using this brand name

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  • Digital Controls 
  • 450 sq. inches cooking space
  • Weight: 120 pounds
  • Dimensions: 22.5 x 51.2 x 48.4 inches
  • Steel Frame

Buying Advice

There are some basics to remember when purchasing large appliances or devices like the Z Grills Wood Pellet Grill Smoker. One of the most important is that it is a good idea to set around $379.00 when purchasing one for one simple reason: Expert installation.

Putting together a grill is surprisingly difficult, especially if someone has no experience working with them. So, there’s nothing wrong with springing for the expert installation, especially since accidentally putting the grill together wrong often voids the included warranty.

When it comes to buying online, we noticed that Amazon tends to have more accurate and affordable pricing, so we strongly suggest purchasing from Amazon instead of other online retailers. 

Also, be sure you get a legitimate Z Grills model. One downside to this brand is there are unscrupulous manufacturers who make discounted knockoffs. One of the best ways to ensure this is buying your Z Grills through a trusted vendor.

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Final Words

After careful consideration, we strongly recommend the Z Grills Wood Pellet Grill Smoker to individuals who want to combine luxury with affordability. This model is surprisingly inexpensive for what it can do, and includes tons of extra special features like digital temperature control and storage space.

This model can grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and barbecue, and also comes with a manufacturer that honors its warranty and is quick to respond to customer queries, questions, and complaints. It’s rare to find a company that actually cares about its clients, which is one of the reasons why we recommend this model.

Honestly, the Z Grills Wood Pellet Grill Smoker is a favorite all around, and an excellent addition to anyone’s backyard. Whether you are hosting a cookout or decide that you would like to spend time tailgating with your favorite football team, this is the grill and smoker that will be the hit of any party.

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Jacqui Cheng

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