What this gui said. My gas grill gave up the ghost last summer and my weber smokey mountain is kind of a PITA to use so I was looking for something new and a 50% off code for Traeger dropped in my lap at the perfect time. Got the 780 and thought I was going to do it all… absolutely not. It’s great as a smoker since a literal 8 year old could use it, and the app is pretty slick - can change temps/turn it off/etc while you are on the course once it hits a certain internal temp. But in no way does it get nearly hot enough for traditional ‘grilling’. I am actually going to get a small gas grill and put them side by side so I can reverse sear steaks/tenderloins etc and also just grill on a random Wednesday.
TL:DR: Traeger is like the easy button of smoking, but it’s 100% a 1 trick pony, do not think you are going to do anything other than smoking with it.
Also, traeger website does have some awesome recipes for grilling/smoking that I would encourage anyone to check out