My Favorite Entry Level Pellet Grill – Z Grills 700D4E Review

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In my Z Grills 700D4E Pellet Grill review, I cover the main upgrades Z Grills made to their flagship pellet grill in 2022. With the new pellet cleanout system and PID temperature control technology, Z Grills offers great value for an entry-level pellet smoker.

To test this pit out, I smoked a whole chicken, spare ribs, and a couple of chuck roasts and was super impressed with the smoke profile and how juicy all the proteins turned out. Z Grills 700D4E Pellet Grill is a well-built, great entry-level pit for a reasonable price.

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Detailed Grill Review:

00:00 – Z Grills 700D4E Pellet Grill Review
00:10 – Unboxing and Assembly
00:38 – Cooking on Z Grills 700D4E Pellet Grill
01:11 – Features and Upgrades Overview
02:32 – Inside the Chamber of the 700D4E Pellet Grill
03:03 – Smoke Production
03:34 – Storage and Transportation
03:58 – Pros and Cons of the Z Grills 700D4E Pellet Grill
05:42 – Final Thoughts on the Z Grills 700D4E Pellet Grill

You can set up Z Grills 700D4E Pellet Grill in about an hour and don’t need any extra help. After an initial start-up procedure, the 700D4E is ready to produce a delicious BBQ.

The pellet hopper holds 20 lbs of pellets and has sloped sides which make pellets slide right down into the auger. I haven’t seen any jams during any of the low and slow cooks I did. Plus, the new pellet dump makes changing pellets a lot easier.

Another major upgrade to the Z Grills 700D4E pellet grill is the new PID controller that has a cooking temperature range of 180°F up to 450°F. It reads the temperature to decide whether or not more pellets need to be added. The grill also comes with 2 temperature probes to visually monitor your cook.

I like that Z Grills 700D4E has a bottom storage cabinet with magnetic doors that stay shut even when you move the grill. You also get a grill cover in the box, which not many brands offer.

Overall, with 697 square inches of cooking area, the Z Grills 700D4E is made for a family of 4 to 6. With this size, you can easily treat BBQ dishes to a group of friends or cook for the week for a family.




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4 replies
  1. Matt
    Matt says:

    I really loved my 700D4E. After researching pellet smokers for almost 3 weeks, I finally pulled the Zgrills on the 700D4E. It has blown my expectations away, from the durable build quality, ease of use, and flawless operation.

  2. curtis rogers
    curtis rogers says:

    Hey buddy, I just picked up a new Silverback from Grilla Grills and they are made by the same plant that makes Z Grills. Main difference is Grilla has reinforced lid that secures the lid and keeps from warping I er time and a much better controller with Wi-Fi. They are both tanks and shouldn't need insulated blackest in our wonderful winters up here in Wisconsin unlike a lot of other more expensive pellet smokers do.


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