Rec Tec Trailblazer

rec tec trailblazer

There’s nothing quite like standing outside on the perfect day with your grill smoking in front of you. And of course, you can’t beat that grilled flavor when your meat is cooked just perfectly.

To get the perfect bite though, you need a good grill—which means trying out the Rec Tec Trailblazer. That’s what we did for you: we’ve tested out the Trailblazer. We’ve tested the precision cooking and the grilling, so read our Rec Tec Trailblazer review for more info on Rec Tec.

Rec Tec Trailblazer Review

Not every grill needs to be exceptionally large. The Rec Tec Trailblazer certainly isn’t. This is a compact grill that’s relatively small, which means that it’s very portable and easy to bring around with you. All you really need to do is bring the grill and wood pellets to wherever you want to grill, and using those wood pellets, you’ll be able to control the temperature. You have full control of your grill with features like these:

  • Wheels to make it easier to move
  • A solid construction for transport
  • Included HotFlash ignition for instant starts
  • Smart technology for easy usage
  • Long legs and multiple handles for safe handling


This Rec Tec Trailblazer grill weighs about 100 pounds, so it’s not something that you can lift up on your own, but the wheels make it easy for you to travel around with. The handles help with this as well. The whole grill stands at 41 by 32 inches, with four 43-inch legs, so it’s small enough to fit in most areas.

It does have 340 square inches of cooking space though—just enough for a 4-5-person family. If you need more room for cooking though, you have an optional second shelf available to you to make your cooking area a total of 511 square inches.


You don’t want a grill that’s too complex to use, but you do want a grill that has all the features that you need to cook well.

The Rec Tec Trailblazer has easy-to-see controls right there on the interface including a knob for adjusting the temperature, two manual food probes, a power button, a place to customize your settings, and a wi-fi detector that will light up when it’s working. You can see your temperature right there on the LCD monitor.

Speaking of controls, you have some definite smart grilling technology available to you with that wi-fi. Yes, you can use this Rec Tec Trailblazer grill with your phone and with the mobile app so that you can adjust your temperature right from your phone.

You can also see how your Rec Tec grill is working, and even see the current temperature your grill is at. Talk about high tech cooking.

Build Quality

You have a grill that’s very easy to set up here. You’ll have a user manual with you that will help you set up your grill in about 15 to 20 minutes, but really, you’ll only be spending most of your time screwing in lids and handles. Just make sure that you have the tools to put this grill together before you get started.

This is one of the easiest options when it comes to setup, and it’s a sturdy grill too. Everything is stainless steel, and that includes the grates that are made of 304 quality stainless steel as well. This means that not only is this grill solid enough to transport it around with you, but it’s easy to clean as well.

How it Cooks

What’s really important is how this Rec Tec grill cooks. You already know that you have the app to help you out while it’s already running, but as you get started, you should know that you also have HotFlash ceramic ignition with this grill. This means that it will be easy to get started with the wood pellets and the smoker.

That smoker of course includes some heat, but you have the ability to go up to 500-degrees Fahrenheit for a huge menu of food options.

If you want to check directly on your meat while you’re cooking, make use of the dual probe too, which will check on how hot the meat itself is instead of just looking at the heat of the chamber.


As with any grill, you can’t forget about the price. Rec Tec grills are a little bit more expensive compared to some of your other options, and especially for the size. You might want to invest in something less expensive if you just want something to cook your meat, but if you really want something with more features, Rec Tec grills may be right for you.

Why Customers Like It

Most people note that this Rec Tec grill works so well in part thanks to the smoker that will work under 200 degrees and the fact that you can set the grill itself to cook at over 500 degrees.

This is the perfect option for those of you who want to monitor the temperature and adjust your grill as you see fit, but this isn’t an overly complicated grill either. It’s got a simple and traditional design despite the tech included in it.

Why Customers Hesitate

This may not be the grill for large parties, if only because it is a little smaller. The price tends to be higher, and of course, you’ll need to put it together.

Our Verdict

Ultimately, the Rec Tec Trailblazer is a good option for your grilling. It’s got a good griller and smoker, is well-made, and has some technological innovation to it too. If you can overlook the price and the size isn’t something that bothers you, this might be the right option for your backyard grilling.