Pellet Grill Size Chart
Before purchasing a pellet grill it's important to determine what size pellet grill you need. It's often tempting to buy the largest pellet grill on the market, but usually not necessary. Bigger isn't always better. If you're typically going to be hosting small get-togethers with just a handful of people, a large pellet grill is going to be overkill. Conversely, trying to host a party of 20 or more people using small pellet grill isn't going to work either.
As a rule of thumb, multiply the number of people you plan on cooking for by 72 square inches to determine your ideal pellet grill size (cooking area.) For example, if you plan on hosting 5 people then you'll need a pellet grill with at least 360 square inches of total cooking area. The charts below will help you determine the right size pellet grill to meet your needs.
Small Pellet Grills
A small pellet grill with a total cooking area of 184 to 500 square inches is the ideal size for small get-togethers of 3 to 7 people.
Medium Pellet Grills
A medium pellet grill with a total cooking area of 600 to 820 square inches will accommodate slightly larger groups of 8 to 11 people comfortably.
Large Pellet Grills
A large pellet grill with a total cooking area of 900 to 1300 square inches is the ideal choice for large parties and groups of 12 to 18 people.
Commercial Pellet Grills
If you plan on hosting larger parties with over 20 people, your best option is a commercial pellet grill. A commercial pellet grill with a total cooking area of 2000 to 2500 square inches is the ideal size for groups of 20 to 34 people.
Grill Size & Capacity
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