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Can I use an extension cord with a Traeger grill? (Explained)

Can I use an extension cord with a Traeger grill?

The short and sweet answer to this is… yes. However, there are exceptions.

The people at Trager say that using an extension cord is permitted unless you are in Europe. Europe has different rules and regulations about grills that apply in this situation, so you will want to make sure you follow what they say about these cords so you don’t end up making a mistake that could prove quite costly.

Instead, you should take the time necessary to get only the equipment that is going to help you use your Traeger grill the way that you want to use it.

If you are in Europe and regulations forbid the extension cord, then you are just going to have to forego it at this time. 


Does a Traeger grill use an extension cord?

It doesn’t come with one, but you are welcome to purchase one if you would like. 

An extension cord could prove quite useful to you for the simple fact that you may want to move your Traeger grill to a certain part of your home where it is not easy to find an outlet. If you use the extension cord, then you won’t have the problems that you would otherwise face. 


How many watts does a Traeger Grill use?

In the first three minutes of use, the Traeger grill draws approximately 280 watts of power. 

This is enough to get it up and running the way that you need it to so that you can enjoy the grilling experience that it can bring to the table.

It is not an overwhelming amount, but it is enough that you will need to make sure you account for it when you are looking over your electricity bill each month.

There is going to be a little bit of a change to the bill compared to what you are used to in all likelihood. You just don’t want to suffer from sticker shock when you first see that bill come in. 


How long is the extension cord that a Traeger Grill uses?

The extension cord built for the Traeger grill is 6.5 feet long. That should be enough to get it to wherever you need it without too much trouble. 

If you need something longer than that, then you will need to see if you can order something from a specialty store.

Most likely, this is the longest cord that you will be able to find, but you should double-check if it turns out that you need something that is a bit more capable. You don’t want to be without your Traeger grill just because you don’t have an extension cord that works for you. 


Do you have to use an extension cord with a Traeger?

You do not have to use an extension cord for the Traeger if you don’t want to. The purpose of the cord is just to make it possible to extend the range that the grill can reach.

If you have an extension cord that you would like to use to make the Traeger grill more usable for you, then you should go for it. However, you don’t need to feel any pressure to get one if it doesn’t make sense for what your intended purposes are. 


How to plug in a Traeger Grill

Plugging in the Traeger grill is simple. Just find an outlet that is safe and clear of any debris or obstructions of any kind. Take the cord of the grill and plug it into the outlet.

Always check to make sure there isn’t any water or moisture of any kind on or near the outlet. Plugging something in when moisture is present could present the risk of electric shock. Make sure you don’t put yourself in that position. 


Replacing a Traeger power cord

Over time, the Traeger power cord will eventually wear out. If you use your Traeger grill often (and you should), it will start to wear out, and you will need to get it replaced. 

That is not a big deal at all because you can easily replace the Traeger power cord with a brand new one. Just call the company and see if they can send you a replacement (if your cord is still under warranty), or you can purchase a new one directly from them. 


Final Thoughts

There are a lot of ways that people use their Traeger grill. Make sure you don’t limit yourself in any way by not having the power cord that you require for this project.

It is so important to use the extension cords and any other products that can make your life a bit easier when using the Traeger grill. Just make sure you spend the time and money you need to get those resources in hand in the first place.