Let the Traeger pellet grill completely cool from the above steps before doing this step.
Rub a VERY thin, even coat along the INSIDE of the of the Traeger’s lid interior, and racks. There is no need to rub cooking oil on the OUTSIDE of a Traeger pellet grill. The cooking oil acts as a protective coating and will keep it safe from moisture produced while cooking food. Stay away from any internal components like the auger, and especially the fire pot. There is no need to oil the hopper either. Just large interior panel areas of the main cooking chamber.
Turn on your pellet grill and repeat the Heat and Season section above above. No need to prime the grill this time if the auger is still full of pellets. Otherwise if it is not you will need to complete the second section Fill the Hopper and Prime the Auger as well.
Make sure you have enough pellets in the hopper for another 20-30 minute seasoning session. One pound of pellets lasts about 20 minutes at these high cooking temperatures.
Make sure to turn back to the SHUTDOWN CYCLE before you turn off the pellet grill when it is done. This helps burn off the smoldering pellets left in the firepot and cools down the grill much faster.
Optionally repeat the Seasoning Section with a batch of uncooked bacon or other fatty meat for extra aromatic flavoring of the grill walls.