- Are you an owner of a Traeger 20 series grill?
- Do you spend a lot of time grilling meat in the backyard?
- Do you prepare loads of meat for your friends and family on the weekends?
If the answer to these three questions is yes, then you know that preparing a large feast requires a big grill rack, and of course, an area where you can prepare the food.
The problem with most grills is that they don’t feature a preparation area where you can set your dishes and meat before putting them on the fire.
Well, if that’s something you’re annoyed with, we got the solution for you! This folding front shelf is just what your Traeger grill needs to become more functional. You will get that preparation area you need so bad so that the grilling will become even more comfortable and more fun.
- Mounting shelf for Traeger series 20 grills
- 13 x 26 inches of work area
- Covers the entire width of the grill
- Made of cold rolled powder coated steel
Having an extra preparation or storage area will make your grilling easier as everything will be right in front of you and you won’t have to use an extra table to get things done.
Why Get It?
Preparing a BBQ is nice, but it can also be frustrating if you don’t have an extra table or area where you can set the meat and other things you need while grilling. That includes the meat bowl, spices, water, knives, and anything else you need close by while preparing a tasty BBQ.
Since the folding shelf works only with Traeger 20 series grills, it’s got pre-designed holes that align with your grill perfectly. All you have to do to install it is tighten a couple of screws on each side, and that’s it!
The shelf is very durable, and it can hold a lot of weight. Once you’re done with the grilling, you can just pull it up to release the holding mechanism and push it down, so you can clean the grill from residue. The shelf is made of powder-coated steel that’s heat resistant, so there’s nothing to worry about.
The weight of the product is only 6.5 pounds, but it can hold ten times that with ease. The assembly takes about 5 or 10 minutes to complete, and you just need a screwdriver and a wrench.
We think that the work area should be included when you buy the Traeger grill. Some owners of the series 20 will never even know that an extra shelf even exists, but we are sure that everyone needs that extra space when grilling meat.
All of the products made by Traeger are designed to stand the test of time, and so is this shelf. It’s made out of durable cold rolled powder-coated steel that won’t bend under extra weight or heat.
Once you install it on your gill, you will probably think about how you’ve ever managed to grill food without it. We didn’t hear about any unhappy owners, so it’s safe to say that this shelf will last as long as the grill.
There is no doubt that it is convenient and that it makes grilling much easier. If your BBQ is located near your garden furniture, you can use the shelf to store your plants or as a small table even when you’re not using the grill.
Pros & Cons
- Adds extra working space
- Easy to install
- Easy to use folding mechanism
- Made by Traeger
- Overall 88% 88%
- Works only with Traeger series 20 grills
“I love grilling food in the backyard on a hot summer day, but I never understood why my Traeger 20 series grill doesn’t have a built-in work area.
After some brainstorming, I found this extension shelf, and it was exactly what I was missing! I can now store all I need right in front of me while I keep watch over the meat instead of having to turn around and look for my stuff every two minutes. It’s a perfect fit, and I don’t know why they sell it separately.”
What to Watch Out For
Works only with Traeger series 20 grills
Keep in mind that the shelf works only with the Traeger series 20 models. If you have any other Traeger series grill or if it’s made by a different manufacturer, this shelf won’t fit.
A Piece Of Advice
When installing the shelf, don’t tighten the screws too much or it won’t retract as it should.
The Traeger Folding Front Shelf is an absolute must for all 20 series models as it makes preparing food and grilling it much more comfortable. You can put everything you need right in front of you, and that’s not only a time-saver, it’s also far more practical. If you own one of these grills, this shelf is a no-brainer.