Welcome to CookingForProfit! Today, I’m going to review the Flagship 1100 Pellet Grill from Recteq Grills. This is a fully assembled Flagship 1100. Before we start, I want to make a full disclosure: “I bought this pellet grill with my own money on Amazon – 100% Recteq did not give me this grill for a review”. This is my personal choice.
Features and Upgrades from RT-700
We’re going to go over some notable features and upgrades from the previous model, the RT-700, also known as The Bull. From left to right, the first thing we’re going to look at is the controller. They redesigned this controller, and it looks like it belongs there. If you know anything about the RT-700, The Bull, the controller worked great, but it looked awkward and unprofessional. Not on this model! This model has a sleek and fitting controller. It works really well. Simple controls-you have a knob for the temperature, power on/off, settings option, and, of course, you can do all that through the app. It does not have a light in the cooking chamber, which is fine with me since I always wear a headlamp when I cook at night.
You get two probe ports and two probes with the grill. You’ll also notice the rings where you can strap it down if you’re taking it on the road, either in a trailer or a truck. I’m glad to see those. There are two on each side, left and right of the pellet smoker. You’ll also notice the legs have been redesigned, and the drip bucket is on the bottom now instead of on the side of the pellet smoker. You get the flagship bullhorns, which look cool. The emblem is there-304 stainless steel emblem. The whole cooking chamber is 304 stainless steel, and the shape of it is different from The Bull. When we look at it from the side, The Bull is more round like a barrel, while this one is oval.
Appearance and Assembly
Now, looking at the Flagship from the front, it looks squished together for some reason. But later on, you’ll see that it changes. I’m not sure why it looks like that now, but it’s very sturdy. It doesn’t wobble at all. I assembled it myself, even though it’s over 200 pounds. I was able to lift it up and stand it up when I was done. Assembling the grill took about an hour-very easy. The instructions are clear. It has four casters, two that swivel on the right and two that don’t on the left. I wish all four swiveled; it would make it easier to move around.
Controller and Shelf
Let’s talk about the controller again. I love the controller. The previous model worked well, but it didn’t look like it fit in the shelf. Now it does, and I’m very happy that they improved that area. There are hooks on the side of the shelf where you can hang your tools. You don’t have to screw them in; they’re already part of the shelf, which is a plus for me. In the back of the shelf, there is a power port-an outlet you can use for various things. I used it yesterday when I cooked on my Master Build Gravity Smoker and this grill. I cooked some barbecue chicken thighs and ribs on the gravity smoker. In the back of the shelf, I noticed there was no cord management. Just wanted to point that out-it doesn’t affect my decision on this grill; it just doesn’t have it. Also, it doesn’t have a pellet dump. For me, I don’t change pellets depending on my cook. I just use Cherry, Hickory, and Oak, and the meats come out amazing.
Cooking Chamber and Handle
You have the typical handle on the side, and as you can see, the shape of the barrel is much different than The Bull. You have your chimney stack as well. Everything works as planned. In a few moments, we’re going to look at the cooking chamber briefly.
Overall, it’s a very sturdy grill. The new support for the legs gets a big thumbs up from me. Now, let’s look at the inside of the grill-the cooking chamber. You have plenty of room to cook several briskets, ribs, and more. The top shelf is 304 stainless steel-very sturdy. It’s bigger than most pellet grill top shelves, so you can fit more on there. I usually don’t cook on the top shelf; I just cook on the bottom shelf. That’s why it’s very clean. The bottom shelf is designed so you can slide it out easily using the tool.
In my quick overview of this Flagship 1100, I give it two thumbs up. I’m very pleased with it and the updates, upgrades, and add-ons make for a great pellet smoker. If you’re in the market for a new pellet smoker, I highly recommend this one. It comes with a six-year warranty, which is the best in the business. Customer service is really good, and they ship very fast. That’s my quick overview of the Flagship 1100, an upgrade from the RT700, The Bull. I’ll have a full review of this grill coming soon. Check out more information about this product here.
I’m just like you – I love cooking barbecue. I’m a backyard barbecue warrior, just like you-a self-proclaimed pit master. Look for my review here shortly. Thanks for reading!