Re: Pellet grills ?
My wife got me the Masterbuilt pellet grill from Sam’s Club two years ago. It was around $200, so a low end model and my only experience. I didn’t go higher end, since I had bought a $500 Broil King propane grill two years prior. My electric smoker motherboard went and figured that I’d give it a go.
Mine does not get hot enough to cook burgers and steak how I like them. Others do, so make sure it has a searing box or reaches the btu that will cook at high heat, if that is what you enjoy. I have to use both my propane and pellet to do some cooking, which is annoying, but works.
Mine is basically a poorly insulated smoker! I would avoid mine or the lower end models. Not sure what $450 will get you. I have two friends with Camp Chef models that seem to like them. Not sure what the price was on them.
Hope this helps.