In this Z Grills L600E review, I will take you through my experience cooking on the grill to compare its performance and see how it rates up to the rest of the 600 series grills by Z Grill.
I like the Z-Grills but they confuse me with all the updated models. This L600E is also the 600D3e model.
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Z Grills has been manufacturing pellet grills for respected brands like Traeger. However, the brand has launched its fastest-growing segment of high-quality pellet grills.
Overview and First Impression
When I saw the Z Grills L600E grill for the first time, its impressive design compelled me to dig deeper to see what Z Grills offers.
I first noticed the Z Grills L600E is a sturdy yet lightweight grill and appropriate for outdoor grilling experiences.
The brand’s latest wood pellet grill & smoker also features innovative high-level design, premium materials, and honest direct-to-consumer pricing.
The L600E grill comes with an open-flame cooking style, allowing you to sear your steak for unforgettable tastes. More about that later.
Cooking Surface Area and Hopper Capacity
The L600E seems small from its external view, but it is deceivingly large. The Grills L600E features up to 572 Square inches of total cooking area, ideal for up to 24 burgers, 5 rib racks, and 4 chickens.
The lower rack is 332 square inches, while the upper rack area features 240 square inches. Besides, the height of the cooking surface to the lid is 8 inches, which is an impressive space for such a compact grill.
The L600e features 8 pounds hopper capacity providing you up to 10 hours of high heat grilling. The hopper capacity is an excellent trade-off for a travel-size unit since a larger hopper capacity would mean more weight and take up larger space while transporting.
Grill Quality and Construction
The L600e features heavy-duty stainless steel construction, which is excellent for grill durability. While the grill felt so thin-walled at first, its heavy-duty construction translates into excellent heat retention, perfect for pellet economy and a fast cooking experience. Therefore, the Z Grills L600E provides a good cooking ability and even ease of cleaning.
In addition, the Z Grills L600E grill comes with heavy-duty caster wheels for ease of movement on different surfaces. The caster wheels feature a locking mechanism to keep the grill firm and stop rollaway incidents.
The Z Grills product features a beautifully shiny and rust-resistant lid. The handy side table is made from commercial grade stainless steel which makes the grill close to indestructible. The quality materials provide high durability, which means you can pass the grill to the next generation
The grill also comes with a double-door storage cabinet, providing convenient storage space. Therefore, you can keep your pellet bags, grilling utensils, or even electrical extension cables out of sight but still close.
The grease bucket is also placed inside the storage and I like this feature since you can’t knock it off as on some other pellet grills I reviewed.
Finally, the side shelf provides a sturdy and reliable space for preparing your meat. To ensure convenience, the Z Grills smoker features utility hooks on the side shelf where you can keep your grilling tools.
Direct Flame Access with 8 Cooking Styles
Do you love meals prepared through the direct-flame access method? If yes, the Z grills L600E provides the direct flame option, which translates to high temperature cooking at 700 degrees Fahrenheit of direct flame searing.
The best foods suited for direct-heat cooking on this pellet grill are thin steaks, burgers, and hot dogs. However, many fish and vegetables also turn out great when grilled or seared on direct flame.
The Z grills L600E is an 8 cooking style wood pellet grill. Therefore, whether you prefer grilling, baking, roasting, searing, braising, barbecue, or char-grilling, the L600E is an 8-in-1 cooking grill for perfectly prepared meals.
Its convection heating process ensures even cooking and eliminates flare-ups.
Advanced PID Temperature Control
The PID controller is one of the hardy features to look out for when purchasing a pellet grill. The Z Grills L600E features an advanced PID temperature controller so you can hold the tightest temperature possible throughout your cooking. That means the grill maintains precise temperatures for even cooking and delivering great accuracy.
The L600E also supports the “set and forget” operation. You can load your meat to the grill, set the desired cooking temperature, and proceed to the next important task. The Grill’s PID temperature control will maintain even cooking at the precise temperature. Therefore, you attain a pure-smoky flavor without babysitting the grill.
Ease of Use and Safety Features
Z Grills L600E is one of the easiest to use wood pellet grills of its kind available in the market today. The pellet grill comes with an assembling guide, so you do not need any special skills to set it up for use.
Upon set up, you load the hopper to capacity, load the grill with food, set the desired temperature, and the Z grill does its work.
On matters of safety, the wood pellet grill features lockable caster wheels so that you can secure the grill to its place while in use. Besides, the grill comes with a double-door storage cabinet to store your bag of pellets, spices, or cooking tools and equipment.
Besides, the side shelf comes with hooks large enough to hold your cooking utensils, pans of food, or other condiments. Its caster wheels can handle different terrain, which is excellent for an outdoor use experience.
Finally, the Z Grills L600E features stainless steel lig and porcelain-coated grills, ensuring cleaning ease.
Easy to move around: The Z Grill is surprisingly lightweight and has caster wheels, ensuring easy transportation.
Minimal Temperature Variance: The wood pellet grill features PID temperature control, ensuring minimal temperature swings for evenly cooked meat.
Large cooking area: at 572 Square Inches, the pellet grill can hold 24 burgers, 5 rib racks, and 4 chickens.
Pellet Hopper Capacity: The 8lbs hopper capacity may be too small for some use cases.
Lacks Meat Probe: A meat thermometer is an important tool for ensuring you do not overcook or undercook your meat. The Z Grill L600E lacks this handy tool, which means you have to pay extra if you would like to use it.
Z Grills L600E Review – My Opinion
Although there is an upgraded model available, the Z Grills Flame Elite 600D3E. This model does not have got fewer features and is a very nice pellet grill with an open flame feature to allow you to use it as a grill.
Although you have to realize that the grill surface that is available for searing is not as big as a regular grill. You can sear only one or maybe 2 pieces of meat at a time.
Overall I think the Z-Grills l600e is a very nice grill and the Z Grills company is growing rapidly and is developing pellet grills with more and more features while still maintaining a very affordable price range for them.
Robert Chill loves to cook on pellet grills and uses all types of recipes and techniques to cook some awesome food. With his experience, he is able to share many reviews, tips, and ideas on how to buy a pellet grill. You can read more about him here