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Man standing next to a pellet smoker

Overview

A pellet smoker makes smoking a bit easier by automatically feeding wood pellets from the hopper into the fire. That's right, a pellet smoker feeds itself, so you can focus on feeding everyone else. It's easy to maintain an even cooking temperature on a pellet smoker, and the wide range of flavoured pellets available means you can have a lot of fun experimenting.

Steps

1Add pellets to the hopper

Plug the smoker into a power point and place your pellets into the hopper.

Person pouring pellets into the hopper of a pellet smoker

2Set the temperature

Select your temperature on the dial. The auger feed will begin to turn, feeding wood pellets into the fire chamber. The igniter will begin. You'll hear a noise to let you know that it's ready.

Person setting the temperature on a pellet smoker

3Start cooking!

Your pellet smoker is now ready to use! Like an oven, it'll control its own temperature and keep it regulated.

4Find your perfect barbecue or smoker

Ready to get started barbecuing or smoking your favourite food? Check out some our recipes and ideas to get you started. Or, take a look at our great range of barbecues and smokers and you'll be cooking in no time!

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

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