Going by their looks, the Traeger Eastwood and first-generation Pro series are hard to tell apart. They both sport the company’s iconic sawhorse chassis, barrel, and all-terrain wheels, after all. They even have their flue pipes on the same side, and neither has WiFIRE technology, which means they’re not smart pellet grills. The most obvious difference is their color, but there’s more to it than that.
Traeger Eastwood 22 vs Pro 22 Comparison Chart
|Model||Traeger Eastwood 22||Traeger Pro 22|
|Price||Check Price at TraegerGrills.com|
|Weight||103 lbs.||103 lbs.|
|Cooking Area||418 sq. in.|
Main rack: 418 sq. in.
Top rack: 154 sq. in.
Total: 572 sq. in.
|Hopper Capacity||18 lbs.||18 lbs.|
|Controls||Digital Elite Controller||Digital Pro Controller|
|Meat Probe||n/a||Dual meat temperature probes|
|Grate Type||Porcelain coated||Porcelain|
Compared to the Traeger Pro 22, the Eastwood 22 doesn’t seem to be all that feature packed.
Put simply, the Traeger Pro 22 can be considered as an upgraded version of the Eastwood 22. Put more precisely, it has more cooking area to work with, a controller with Advanced Grilling Logic or AGL (more on that in a bit), and dual meat temperature probes.
One thing that makes the Eastwood 22 distinct is it’s a Home Depot exclusive, which isn’t necessarily good or bad.
Beyond those, the two are pretty much the same. You can use them for grilling, smoking, baking, roasting, braising, and barbecuing and impart a rich woody flavor to your food. They also have a hopper capacity of 18 lbs. and go up to 450ºF.
The Traeger Pro 22 can accommodate more food at a time than the Eastwood 22.
Just how well a pellet grill can cook is what’ll make or break it. While the Traeger Eastwood 22 can get the job done, the Pro 22 takes things up a notch.
First off, both have main grill grates with a cooking area of 418 sq. in., but the Pro 22 comes with an extra 154-square-inch rack that brings the total to 572 sq. in. Long story short, you can cook more food at the same time on it.
Of the two, it’s also the only one with two meat probe thermometers out of the box. Thanks to that, you can stay on top of the internal temperatures of at least two kinds of meat simultaneously. Needless to say, you won’t have to open the lid and risk losing all that smoky goodness inside either.
Another advantage the Pro 22 has is its Digital Pro Controller. This builds on the Eastwood 22’s Digital Elite Controller with the AGL system. This allows for more accurate cooking, maintaining temperatures within 15ºF of your settings.
Ease of Use
Traeger makes cooking as easy as 1-2-3 on both pellet grills.
It’s fairly easy to start grilling or smoking on either one. Basically, all you have to do is add your preferred pellets and flip a switch to turn it on. Setting the temperature is as simple as using an oven too because of their digital controllers.
As mentioned earlier, the two have all-terrain wheels. They also weigh 103 lbs. To put two and two together, that means they won’t be hard to lug around. Coupled with their sawhorse design, they can stay stable on just about any kind of ground, from gravel to dirt, and provide an even grilling area.
However, the Traeger Pro 22 has the edge over the Eastwood 22 when it comes to cleaning them up. That’s because it lets you empty out the hopper by just pressing a button.
The Traeger Eastwood 22 lacks a lot of features compared to the Pro 22.
We’ll have to go with the Traeger Pro 22 on this one. For starters, it has more cooking area. It packs more features such as Hopper Clean Out and AGL as well. Not to mention that the price gap between them isn’t wide enough to make the Eastwood 22 an appealing budget alternative.
The Traeger Pro 22 is better than the Eastwood 22 in a lot of ways. It can accommodate more food at a time and feature Hopper Clean Out and Advanced Grilling Logic technology, among other things.
No, neither the Traeger Eastwood 22 and 34 nor the Pro 22 and 34 support WiFIRE technology.
The Traeger Eastwood 22 has 418 sq. in. of cooking area, while the Pro 22 has a total of 572 sq. in. In the latter’s case, that translates to about four whole chickens or five rib racks. If that’s not enough, both models have larger counterparts: the Eastwood 34 and Pro 34.
Traeger offers a three-year warranty for its pellet grills, including the Eastwood 22 and Pro 22.
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