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TheGrilla Grills Gilverbac and the Recteq 590 are similar pellet grills from manufacturers with good reputations. If you’re looking for a detailed comparison of the Grilla Grills Silverbac and the Recteq RT-590, here it is.
Grilla Grills and Recteq both manufacture good pellet grills, but Recteq gives you more options than Grilla Grills. There’s only one model of the Grilla Grill pellet grill (called Silverbac), while Recteq pellet grills come in different models and sizes.
Recteq pellet grills come in various sizes, and the only one which is the same cooking area size as the Grilla Grill Silverbac is the Recteq 590 pellet grill. Therefore, I’ll be comparing these two pellet grills in this review.
|recteq RT-590 Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker + 240 lb of Pellets | Wi-Fi-Enabled, Electric Pellet Grill | 592 Square Inches of Cook Space
Before crafting this comparison article, we purchased the Recteq 590 and Grilla Grills Silverback and used them extensively for weeks. This article will be a result of this test from first-hand experience.
What are they differences between the Recteq 590 and Grilla Grills Silverbac? The table below shows a summary of the pellet grill that wins in each category I’m comparing:
|Grilla Grills Silverbac
This is an area in which both Recteq 590 and the Grilla Grills Silverbac tie. Both pellet grills offer a maximum temperature of 500 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature range is excellent for cooking burgers, meat, and all grilling without using too many pellets at a go.
Editor’s opinion: Nothing separates both pellet grills in this regard.
The Recteq 590 pellet grill comes with two temperature probes – one is a Wi-Fi meat temperature probe to efficiently check the internal temperature of meat you’re grilling. The Grilla Grills Silverback comes with only one standard temperature probe.
Editor’s opinion: The RT-590 is the clear winner when it comes to the availability of temperature probes. But this shouldn’t be a dealbreaker. You can buy meat temperature probes to use with any pellet grill.
Another aspect where the Silverbac and Recteq RE-590 are similar is that they both use the ever-reliable PID controller. However, the Grilla Grills Silverbac also features a traditional controller mode.
PID controllers are the most popular in pellet grills. Manufacturers use them commonly due to their obvious advantages. Most significantly, PID controllers are not prone to temperature fluctuations.
If you use the traditional temperature mode in the Silverbac, you’ll likely experience temperature fluctuations, but your meats will have a smokey flavor unlike with the PID controller that doesn’t allow as much smokey flavor onto your meat.
Additionally, the two pellet grill models come with Wi-Fi mode. With this mode, you can control the cooking temperature of the pellet grill remotely via Wi-Fi.
Editor’s opinion: The Grilla Grills SIlverbac slightly edges the Recteq 590 as it comes with a traditional controller. However, you may not notice this difference if you use the Wi-Fi modes and PID controllers only.
The Recteq 590 pellet grill is made from 304-grade stainless steel. This goes for all parts of the pellet grill – the legs, base, internal cooking chamber, grill gates, drip tray, and even the lid are made from this sturdy stainless steel.
On the other hand, the lower half of the cooking chamber of the Grilla Grill Silverbac is made from double-walled 16-gauge steel. And the other components are completely made of stainless steel.
The benefits of the Recteq pellet grill’s stainless steel build are that it’s durable, not prone to rustiness, and can handle extreme temperatures for extended periods. However, the material makes this pellet grill more expensive than the Silverbac.
The Grilla Grill SIlverbac pellet grill is also durable, but the most significant advantage of its double-walled construction is that it maintains the internal temperature efficiently in cold conditions. The other obvious benefit is that the pellet grill is typically cheaper.
Editor’s opinion: Choose the Recteq 590 pellet grill if you want solid equipment and have a higher budget. Go for the Grilla Grill Silverbac, and you’d get a good quality pellet grill that’s not quite as durable as the Recteq 590 and save some money.
The Grilla Grill Silverbac pellet grill has a hopper capacity of 20lb, while the Recteq 590 pellet grill has a hopper capacity of 30lb. This means that you can put in more pellets in the Grilla Grill Silverbac pellet grill.
A neat feature I love in the Grilla Grill Silverbac is its pellet dump mechanism. This lets you clean out the hopper quickly even without opening the lid.
Editor’s opinion: The Grilla Grill Silverbac pellet grill wins as it has more hopper capacity.
The Grilla Grill Silverbac features a chrome-plated handle attached to its chamber lid, while the lid on the Recteq 590 pellet grill has two horns attached to it to help you handle the lid.
I love the well-thought-out design on the Grilla Grills Silverbac pellet grill with its chrome-plated handle. However, the Recteq RT-590 is easier and safer to handle, as the Silverbac’s handle tends to get hot and unusable when cooking.
A significant difference in the constructions of the Silverbac and RT-590 is in the smoke dispensation mechanism. While the Silverbac features a simple smokestack installation, the RT-590 comes with vents on the back.
Basically, pellet grills with vent holes are cheaper than those with a smokestack installation. Also, a smokestack always looks better than vent holes on pellet grills.
Because of the vent holes on the Recteq 590, you’d have trouble using it outdoors in certain conditions, such as rain or wind. This problem doesn’t exist with a smokestack like on the Grilla Grill Silverbac.
Also regarding the construction, the Grilla Grills Silverbac pellet grill comes with a cabinet base, while the Recteq 590 has no cabinet base.
Although the cabinet base of the Grilla Grills makes the unit heavy, having it is always a welcome addition.
Editor’s opinion: The constructions of the Grilla Grills Silverbac and the RT-590 are equally good. I explained the similarities and differences. It’s up to you to decide which construction you prefer.
The Recteq RT-590 offers slightly more cooking area than the Grilla Grills Silverbac. You get 590 square inches on the Recteq and 507 square inches on the Grilla Grills Silverbac. The Recteq 590 also has an extra cooking area in terms of height that can take 20lb cuts of meat for smoking.
However, although the Grilla Grills Silverbac has a smaller main cooking area, it also features a secondary grate, which is used for heating purposes. Recteq owners would need to purchase a secondary grate additionally.