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How It Works

If you know how to operate an oven, you can operate a Memphis. It’s as easy as filling a hopper with pellets and then setting your temperature via our one touch control. The two-way logic system measures the grill temperature every two seconds and automatically adds pellets as needed. You really have to try one to believe it.

What is a wood fire grill?

It’s a grill that uses 100% natural wood pellets as fuel instead of the traditional propane or charcoal. It imparts a highly sought after flavor that enhances the taste of nearly everything you cook on it. From a mild smoked taste to hints of cherry, hickory, and maple, there are flavors available to suit any preference.

Can you really smoke and bake on it?

Yes! Memphis Grills have true convection and smoking capabilities. Bake bread, cook a wood-fired pizza, or smoke ribs – it’s all possible via the Intelligent Temperature Control (ITC) system. Throw a backyard pizza party or cook the Thanksgiving turkey – it’s completely up to you!

What temperature ranges can be achieved?

Our Elite model can go from 180 to a whopping 700 degrees. Sear a steak at the hottest temperatures or adjust the grill temperature to 295 degrees or below to smoke succulent ribs, briskets, and roasts.

How can I read the temperature of whatever of I’m cooking?

Every Memphis grill comes standard with a digital food probe that displays the internal temperature of whatever you’re cooking. Further, you can set the ITC to a desired food temperature and it when it hits that temp, it automatically reduces the grill temperature to the lowest set point to keep your food ready to serve.

How does the convection oven work?

Grill chamber design, advanced engineering, and convection fans circulate heat evenly and provide the consistent temperatures required for convection oven performance. Other brands may claim to have convection oven capabilities, but we can accurately backup that claim with engineering facts.

Where can I get wood pellets?

Nature’s Way wood pellets (our house brand) are available at all Memphis dealer locations. Every 20lb bag of pellets last just as long and costs about the same as a traditional tank of propane. They’re 100% natural, healthier and more efficient than charcoal. Available in eight flavor varieties, you can feel free to mix and match to achieve your flavor preferences. And don’t forget that they’re made from a completely renewable resource (unlike our fossil fuel burning competitors).