Or is it really just an easy bake oven for dads?
Great take on pellet smokers! I have a recteq and love it, seems a lot of the reasons I like it so much are the same reasons you like yours!! Using charcoal and wood all night is definitely a good time, but you hit the nail on the head with how time consuming it can be. I got my 1st pellet smoker because I missed smoking brisket and with work and kids I never had the time, pellet smokers made it happen!!
Agree with this! Pellet grills are sweet. We have five kids under 8 and I routinely get the delicious wood smoke flavor without the time and watchful eye of a wood smoker. It’s awesome. Had two steaks and a sheet pan of asparagus on tonight!