Another comparison people regularly ask us about is the Silverbac vs. Traeger Grills’ Elite 34. To their credit, Traeger was among the first in large scale pellet smoker sales. Large scale doesn’t mean better, though, and we believe the Silverbac is far and away a more solid investment than the comparable (in size) Traeger Elite 34.
Controls: Silverbac has digital controls with adjustable setting in 5 degree increments from 180-500 vs. the Traeger grill’s dial control in roughly 25 degree increments. That can make a significant difference in longer cooks.
Customer service: See if you can get the engineering manager at Traeger to answer questions on the phone, especially after hours! Grilla Grills has a great team and being family owned we take customer service very seriously.
Cooking grates: 1/4″ Stainless on BOTH Silverbac grates vs. the Elite’s single .170 powder coated steel. This is a big deal in our opinion; one that will begin to surface after cooking.
Warranty: Grilla Grills provides a 4 year warranty vs. 3 year Traeger warranty.
Steel construction: Silverbac is built like a tank, 14GA body and heavy duty 12GA stainless steel lid, which is 20% thicker than Traeger’s Elite materials.