I have been wanting a pellet grill for a while. I held back because i love a good sear. I saw PitBoss had this ability a couple years ago and finally bit the bullet. I have used my grill three times now. Made some 3 2 1 ribs, burgers and a pork loin last night. I am very pleased with this grill. I am looking for ways to optimize it to get the most out of it.