Wood pellets look like the food I used to feed my guinea pig. I loved that guinea pig. And if irregularly-sized tubular shards of organic material was good enough for him, it's good enough for me. There are a few grills on the market that accept wood pellets for cooking, but I like Traeger's Junior version as an introduction to the technique of smoky convection perfection.
Traeger introduced its Junior Elite Pellet Grill for small households, tailgating, and college students hankering to eat some pork chops and set off their dorm's smoke alarm at 3 a.m. All girls in pajamas, please evacuate the building! The grill has 292 square inches of primary cooking area that can output up to 19,500 BTUs, paired wtih an electronic auto-start ignition and a convection blower that automatically feeds pellets into the grill's firepot for consistent heating. Traeger has also upgraded this Junior model to include a digital thermostat for precise temperature control so that grilling, smoking, baking, and roasting with their wood pellet grill requires minimal BBQ master savvy.
Available wood pellets imbue smoky flavors such as mesquite, hickory, apple, cherry, pecan, and maple.