Rec Tec is quite the rising star in the pellet grilling universe. It didn’t take them very long to gather a dedicated fan base. Since we’re huge fans of barbecuing ourselves, there was no way we were going to ignore their line of products, with their massive reputation for durability and quality.
We know you stumbled onto our review because of a similar curiosity, so without further ado, let’s get right into it.
Our Rec Tec Stampede Review
Rec Tec’s Stampede can be described as a mid-sized grill that can take-on your craving for smoked meat and barbecue in just a matter of minutes. It features a high-end design that can serve an entire family and more with just a single batch of smoking.
Other than this, the Stampede is a very compact and reliable machine meant to be used for many years. It is a very flexible model and, honestly, it has a very neat design as well. All-in-all, you’re looking at a real weekend treat.
- The Rec Tec Stampede has a 767 sq inch grilling capacity and was engineered with unique and precise temperature controls for a truly reliable BBQ experience.
- The traditional grilling design has been coated with a gold, silver, and black exterior to look really gorgeous in your outdoor grilling space.
- This 123-pound model is made from stainless steel for the most part.
- It includes a drip bucket, grill cover, 2 non-stick mesh grill mats, an easy-to-read thermometer, and 160-pounds worth of wood pellets.
- The device has a 4-year warranty
High-Quality Construction and Design
Full-assembled, this device measures up to 44 inches x 37.25 inches and it was manufactured with the highest quality 304 stainless steel. This steel construction ensures that the model does not rust or peel in extreme temperatures. You will also find that the grill has 4 long-standing legs that measure up to 22-inches and each leg has a roller wheel for additional portability.
The Stampede features a very unique porcelain finish. There’s also an octagon lid to cover the device while it cooks. Our favourite part about the design are the 2 bull-horn shaped handles that not only look really attractive but are also very easy to open or close the lid of the device.
Efficient for Family Use
This grilling model is perfectly sized for larger families and its cooking chamber has a sufficient capacity of 772 sq inches and an additional 592 sq inches to aid you in preparing your meal. This space can easily fit 5 massive rib racks and an entire turkey.
On the other side of the device is a hopper where fuel can be burned. Here, you will find a rectangular-shaped hopper which can hold upto 30-pounds of pellets. This, by the way, is a sufficient amount of space to provide undisturbed heat for 30 hours straight!
State-of-the-Art Heating System
Equipped with state-of-the-art grilling technology, the Rec Tec Stampede delivers very precise temperatures because of the brands proprietary PID algorithm. Beside its temperature reading, however, the highly versatile grilling system’s cooking temperatures can be ranged between 200 degrees Fahrenheit to approximately 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
In addition to this, the Stampede features a ‘hot flash ignition system’ that utilizes the fuel input in its entirety. Since it is electrically powered, you will have to use its attached 110-volt plug to heat the device.
Located right on the hopper’s exterior are the device’s setup and controls. This includes a huge rotary known that can be conveniently rotated to adjust the machine’s temperature levels. Below this are 2 flat buttons that can be pressed to customize settings and power. On the other side of the machine are 2 food probes that are vertically inclined and a WiFi system that lights up whenever it’s activated.
Other than this, a large rectangular screen has been fit over the machine. This screen displays the actual temperature set and measured by the food probe.
Easy Cleaning Operation
Since the Rec Tec Stampede is mostly made up of stainless steel, you should worry about the device rusting or forming discolorations after repetitive use. Moreover, the grilling machine features a drip and debris tray that catches residue while you’re cooking. The drip bucket helps during the process.
Efficient Air Ventilation
Since the Rec Tec Stampede is heating equipment, it should be designed with a smoke exhaust to make sure that it has safe and secure air circulation. This model features 3 vent holes on its lid for the cooking chamber. These vents have been organized in a manner that assures smoke diffusion in 3 separate directions.
The Only Problem is in Installation
Even though everything about this device seems absolutely perfect, it has one drawback that every consumer should be aware of. It takes a significant amount of time to install the Rec Tec Stampede. However, if you have all the right tools, installation can be done quickly. If not, initial setup could take up to 20- to 30-minutes to complete.
Our Final Thoughts
Rec Tec’s Stampede is truly the ideal size for larger families who would like to grill outdoors during the weekends. This device has an attractive design with sufficient heating capabilities. Other than this, this device is driven with cutting-edge technology, heating power, and sophistication.
Apart from its bulky size and time-consuming installation, this grilling machine is quite flexible and easy to use for numerous cooking activities. Some users thought the machine was a tad bit pricey but we still believe that it is a great steal for its price tag.
We hope our Rec Tec Stampede review provided you with sufficient information to make an informed purchase decision. If you have any comments or questions related to grilling, go ahead and leave a comment in the section below.
Now it’s time for you to treat yourself during the weekends instead of going out to satisfy your hunger for smoked meat. Happy grilling!