Louisiana Grills


Louisiana Grills is a premium brand of pellet smokers by Dansons. This world-class company’s mission is to offer refined appliances with state-of-the-art technology. A pioneer in pellet appliances, Louisiana Grills also offers a wide range of accessories and a variety of sauces, spices, and aromatic pellets for the true outdoor cooking enthusiast.


Founded in 1999 by Dan Thiessen, one of the pioneers of pellet grill engineering, Louisiana Grills is now a globally recognized brand.

“My father had a vision of a pellet grill for use in harsh climates, one that could be used year-round. […] The inspiration came from a pellet stove burner that he integrated into a grill. This allowed for a more robust and versatile appliance. That design and vision represent where we are today.” – Jeff Thiessen, President of Dansons

Louisiana Grills represents quality, superior performance, and cutting-edge designs. For this family-owned company, a barbecue is more than just a cooking appliance, it’s about the precious moments with your family and loved ones. It is therefore imperative to build appliances with a long life span and ease of use so that you don’t miss any of these cherished moments.

When it comes to quality, Louisiana appliances are made of materials that are tailored to your needs and exceed the requirements of the most discerning consumers. This gives the company the peace of mind that your appliance will last a long time. With decades of refinement, the performance of Louisiana’s pellet grills will satisfy the most experienced chefs, and appeal to beginners as well. Using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connected mobile app technology, it’s easy to keep an eye on your food and let your Louisiana work for you. Unlike other such appliances, these were designed with grilling enthusiasts in mind. Thanks to their ingenious design, these smokers can reach temperatures from 180°F to 600°F, even up to 1000°F if you want to cook over an open flame. The minimalist, yet complete design, with a control screen, will charm purists and fit perfectly into the most modern styles.

If you’re looking for the perfect smoker or pellet grill for any occasion, you need a Louisiana Grills appliance. Find out more below about everything these appliances have to offer.


The Louisiana Grills® Founder’s Series is a tribute to their founder and visionary, Dan Thiessen. These smokers feature sleek, high-end designs combined with unparalleled performance and innovative technologies. It represents over 20 years of passion for excellence, dedication to the pellet grill industry and the art of outdoor cooking. With the Pressurized Cooking System™, these smokers feature a rear exhaust outlet that evenly circulates heat and smoke throughout the cooking chamber. Unlike its competitors, these units have both direct and indirect cooking capabilities using innovative SearTech™ technology. This makes it possible to switch from a smoker to a grill, to a high temperature searing station simply with the touch of a lever. The smart touch control panel has been redesigned to provide a cleaner fire and the best smoke of any smoker on the market.

The Founder’s Series offers the Premier (black) and Legacy (black and stainless steel) models.

Models : 1200 and 800

Cooking area (sq. in.): 1205 and 846

Other features

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection to a mobile application
  • Design without any visible hinge
  • 29 pounds of granules in one filling
  • Temperature at 180°F and 600°F
  • Direct flames up to 1000°F
  • Retractable front shelf
  • Storage shelf
  • Porcelain-covered wrought iron grills (Premier)
  • Stainless steel grills (Legacy)
  • Cooking plate included (Legacy)
  • Integrated lights (Legacy)
  • Side shelf with tool hooks (Legacy)

As the name suggests, the Black Label line offers a traditional-style pellet appliance. However, it features a smart digital control panel with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability. Use your Smoke it™ Louisiana Grills app to control everything remotely. This range includes Louisiana Grills’ exclusive exhaust system. The result being maximized airflow and grill temperatures achieved at a speed never before seen. The Louisiana Grills Black Label line includes advanced features such as programmable meat probes, a heat flow change grill lever for direct and indirect heat, porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates, forced convection airflow technology, one-touch auto start, and more.

Models: 1200, 1000, 800, 300 (portable version) and vertical version

Cooking area (sq. in.): 1180, 1028, 809, 333 and 1110

Other features

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection to a mobile application
  • Design without any visible hinge
  • Between 18 and 10 pounds of granules in one filling
  • Temperature at 180°F and 600°F
  • 14 gauge steel with black powder coated finish
  • Retractable front shelf
  • Storage shelf
  • Black nickel plated stainless steel handle

As true enthusiasts, the Louisiana Grills team has used all their experience and knowledge to develop a complete line of accessories, fuels, and spices to get the most out of your pellet smoker.

The kitchen tool kit, cutting board, cleaner, and other items will allow you to enjoy your smoker more efficiently. As far as flavours and fuel are concerned, the pellets are made of 100% natural hardwood. Among the blends we find apple, cherry, mesquite, and other aromas. As if that wasn’t enough, Louisiana Grills has concocted a range of spice blends that will elevate your flavours to professional levels. Sweet chili, habanero & lime, sweet onion & applewood, lemon & Parmesan, bourbon & brown sugar, and more.

The possibilities of flavour combinations are limited only by your culinary imagination. Try them out!


Dansons offers a five (5) year warranty against defects and workmanship on all parts, and five (5) years on electrical components. Dansons warrants all parts to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the period of use and the original owner or purchaser.


The warranty does not cover damage due to wear and tear, such as scratches, dents, dings, chips, or minor cosmetic cracks.

Dansons takes every precaution to use materials that retard rust. Even so, protective coatings can be compromised by various substances and conditions beyond our control. For these reasons, the warranty does not cover rust or oxidation unless there is a loss of structural integrity of the grill.

Customers will be subject to parts and shipping and handling charges if they are unable to provide proof of purchase or if the warranty has expired. No warranty coverage applies to any grill used in commercial applications.

For full details, please refer to the owner’s manual or the Louisiana Grills website.