Two-Star General


The standard for pellet grills. Each MAK Two-Star General Grill is hand-assembled in Oregon using locally-sourced 304 stainless steel, from the body to the hardware. Our industry-leading funnel FlameZone system not only facilitates easy transitions between smoking and grilling, but also reduces pellet consumption and temperature recovery time in cold weather. The warmer/smoker box holds food at safe serving temperatures or allows you to cold smoke foods like nuts or cheese. Unmatched in its versatility, consistency, and build quality, the Two-Star General continues to lead the way in outdoor cooking.

Two-Star General Product Quick-Info


Product Info & Specifications

Two-Star General Description

Since we introduced the Two-Star General in 2009, we’ve constantly improved our flagship model to make it one of the best performing pellet grills on the planet. Not only does this pellet grill look great, it smokes (grills, bakes, roasts, etc.) as good as it looks! And every MAK is designed, crafted, and shipped with pride right here in the USA.

One of the biggest differences between MAK Grills and other pellet smoker manufacturers is our unending quest to engineer and design pellet grills as close to perfect as possible. MAK’s Two-Star General is a top-quality outdoor cooking appliance that eliminates the need for multiple backyard cooking units. Once you start cooking on a Two-Star, any other outdoor cooking device will quickly be forgotten.

Here are just a few of the outstanding features that set the Two-Star apart from other pellet grills:

  • Easier assembly with two leg panels instead of four individual legs.
  • FlashFire™ ignition for sure start-ups every time you want to cook.
  • We have the ONLY pellet grill igniter with a Lifetime Warranty.
  • FlameZone® with improved grease run-off, quicker high-temperature attainment, and better heat recovery.
  • Classic black 850°F high-temperature powder coat finish helping hide grease and sauce drips.


  • Marine grade 304 Stainless Steel body for years of durability.
  • Stainless Steel pellet hopper and Warmer/Smoker box lids to enhance the Two-Star’s contemporary styling.
  • Scratch Hide matte finish makes it easier to keep your grill looking new. Hides scratches and fingerprints.
  • Stainless Steel tool hooks. Special design keeps tools in place even on the windiest of days.
  • Three inch heavy-duty locking swivel casters all around. Gives you the most mobility possible. Easy to lock and unlock.


  • FlashFire™ Igniter. The quickest, surest way to get your grill fired-up. Comes with a lifetime warranty. A MAK Exclusive!
  • Pellet Boss® digital controller has 15 separate features and an improved LCD display making it easier to read from the top down. It’s also Wi-Fi ready. A MAK Exclusive!
  • Uses up to three programmable meat probes to monitor internal meat temperatures, ensuring the perfect result every time.
  • Commercial grade Thermocouple for precise temperature measurement and grill temperature control.


  • Combination Warmer/Smoker Box. Use it to cold smoke or keep cooked foods at a safe serving temperature. A MAK Exclusive!
  • Improved FlameZone®. We’ve made our direct cooking feature even better with improved grease run-off, quicker high temperature attainment and better heat recovery.
  • Rear exhaust louvers provide consistent cooking throughout the entire cooking chamber.
  • Slide In Upper Grates. Add more cooking surface by using one of our optional slide-in stainless steel grates. Three sizes to choose from.


  • Pellet Hopper Access Door. Change pellet varieties in seconds, rather than having to scoop them out by hand.
  • Removable Stainless Steel firepot. Allows easy disposal of pellet ash. A MAK Exclusive!
  • Automatic Auger Stop. A safety feature that stops auger movement whenever the pellet hopper lid is opened.
  • Twenty pound pellet hopper capacity. Holds enough fuel for all night cooks.
  • Interior ash clean-out. Leave the shop vac in the garage. Simply lift the cover and brush the pellet ash into the two quart grease drawer for disposal. A MAK Exclusive!
  • Interior Stainless steel two quart grease drawer captures grease and pellet ash. We eliminated the grease bucket that can lead to trouble for kids, pets and critters.


  • Eight foot long power cord. It’s long enough so you can move the grill away from the house and still keep it plugged in.
  • “Classic black” high temperature powder coat. Helps to hide grease and sauce drips.

Two-Star General Specifications

  • Grill Dimensions: 49” H x 60” W x 25” D
  • Cooking Surface: 429/859 in.2 (19.5″ Deep x 22″ Wide x 14″ Tall)
  • Grill Weight: 235 lbs.
  • Construction:
    • 16 gauge 304 Stainless Steel body
    • 16-gauge aluminized steel leg panels
    • 14-gauge stainless steel internal components
  • Warmer/Smoker Box dimensions: 285 in.2 (19″ Deep x 15″ Wide x 5″ Tall)
  • Hopper Capacity: 20 lbs.
  • Grease Collection: 2 Qt. interior Stainless steel grease drawer
  • Smoker Temperature Range: 170°F-190°F
  • Cooking Temperature Range: 200°F-450°F
  • Finish: “Classic Black” 850°F high-temperature powder coat
  • Casters: 3-inch heavy-duty polycarbonate locking casters
  • Spec Drawing available here

Shipping Informaton


**NOTICE:  Free shipping does not include Alaska or Hawaii. Please contact us for shipping details and costs for these two states.

Customers who live in extreme rural or secluded areas will be responsible for paying additional shipping charges which are not covered under our regular residential delivery. Please inquire prior to making your purchase with us. Call (503) 623-1234 or email: Someone MUST be available to receive the grill at time of delivery.

When placing orders online, please allow 3-5 days for grills to ship from our facility. For accessory-only online orders, please allow 2-3 days. Thank you!

Two-Star General Reviews

5.00Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)
  1. 5Rated 5 out of 5

    Ron Coates

    I recently purchased the Two-Star General. From pre sales questions to delivery it was easy to see Mak was the right choice. Mak uses top notch carriers for delivery. The freight company called to schedule the delivery a day prior to arrival. The next day I received a call about an hour prior to delivery. On time and no damage. Mak does a great job packaging the grill for shipping. Everything was protected well.

    Assembly of the Two-Star was a breeze. It definitely helps to have another person. While asembling my new Mak the quality is quite evident. The fit and finish are awesome. You can also tell by the gauge of the metal used that this is a product made to last.

    Once I completed putting the grill together it was time to load it with pellets and do an initial burn in. The Pellet Boss powered up and worked flawlessly. For anyone questioning the decision to purchase a Mak, relax once you get one you will be more than happy.

    I have really enjoyed the cooks I have had so far. My first cook of baby back ribs turned out awesome. I followed that with a brisket that had a smoke ring that was out of this world. My other two cooks were a pork shoulder and a whole chicken. My results nay not have been competition worthy but I will say my food was better than ninety percent of the locals places. My coworkers love it when I bring in leftovers.

    I purchased several accessories with my grill. The most important of which I think is the upper rack. To me either get a full or three quarter upper to give you the best capacity. I also purchased the sear grate to make my Mak more friendly while doing direct heating tasks. The Teflon finish on it and the griddle are awesome.

    If you are looking for a pellet smoker made of high quality materials by American Craftsman that will last for a long time, invest in a Mak.

  2. 5Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard W

    I have had a 2 Star General since Oct, 2011, and it’s been a solid workhorse for me. Great for slow or fast grilling. Pork butts to steaks and smoked salmon. Solid, quality built cooker. I’ve never regretted this purchase. Had an issue a year ago with the temp probe. MAK tested my probe and controller, and returned them to me but with a new probe. Excellent service! I highly recommend a MAK grill.

  3. 5Rated 5 out of 5

    Rob Powell

    I got my 2 Star General back in 2017. Been in love ever since. I requested that my 2 Star be buried with me when I die. This is hands down the best grill I have ever owned. I have owned a lot of grills and smokers in my lifetime as I am sure a lot of you all have too. Most grills/smokers are great the first season and then the problems start, and they make the slow death to the junk pile. NOT the 2 Star, many season on it now, and it is still like it is brand new. The quality of the construction is fantastic, and very easy to use. I use it year round. I live in North Idaho were we measure snow by the feet. It has never let me down. When I first bought the 2 Star I was concerned about being able to be grill a good steak.
    It wasn’t a problem at all. Popped out the smoke plates and set it to grill let it come up to temp. Grilling is simple. Clean up is simple to, comes apart easy and goes back together simply as well. Customer service is the best. I ordered the super smoker attachment from a third party vendor. It was dropped shipped from MAK. I had put a PO box as the shipping address and they where shipping FedEx. They called me to verify that that the post office would accept the shipment. Who does that in this day and age. MAK has earned my respect and a customer for life. That last thing I will leave you with is, is don’t be put off by the cost and don’t be hesitant about spending the money. It is worth every penny, and it will last a lifetime in my opinion. If I added up all the money that I have spent over the years on grills and smokers, I would be money ahead if I would have just bought a MAK grill years ago. Made in the USA.

  4. 5Rated 5 out of 5

    jon neumann

    I have grill number 857 cant begin to remember when I bought it but other than a few upgrades this has been the best smoker/grill i have ever had in over 40 years of bbq. Totally the best service and technical help in the industry!

  5. 5Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Waynick

    After months of research and years with a Weber Smokey Mountain, I decided to purchase a Mak 2-star for my grilling and smoking needs. I was worried about jumping into pellet smoking with buying such a high end product, but I couldn’t be happier with the grill or the customer service, which is bar none. The shipping process was fast and the unit was unloaded right in my garage. It took a couple hours to assemble and the instructions were clear. I fired it up that day and tested it out with grilled chicken. That weekend, I tried a brisket and pork shoulder and they turned out amazing. I was always concerned the pellet grill wouldn’t have the smoke flavor I enjoyed so much with the WSM. I can honestly say, I like the pellet smoker results even more.

    The can tell the features on the Mak are well thought out. The new roaming thermocouple is genious, and I love being able to get the exact temperature right at the grate. I’m not sure of any other grill on the market that allows you such precision and I’m grateful to have it. The pellet drop is amazing for quickly changing out which pellet you want. The grill is also capable of reaching temperatures that allow for a great sear.

    I’m no doubt a life-time customer of Mak. In 30 years when I’m ready for a new pellet grill (not because this one will be broken, becuase it’s built like a tank), I’ll be turning to Mak for my next grill. Keep up the good work, you make a lot of people proud to own your product.

  6. 5Rated 5 out of 5

    Bill Conyers

    I have owned my MAK Grill for over 7 years. During that time, I have never eaten better tasting food anywhere. There are many types of pellet grills on the market and I’m sure they all have their special niche. But if you want to sear a steak and then slow cook ribs, not too many grills have that capability. Another thing to think about, these grills are made in Oregon and the support staff is second to none. Through the years of owning this grill, I have needed some support. I’ve always received outstanding service and technical advice. I will go as far as to say, I have never gotten better service and support from any company anywhere. So when you’re in the market for a Pellet Grill, these are the guy’s you want to buy from. I’m so happy I made the investment on my MAK Grill!!

  7. 5Rated 5 out of 5


    Wish it was possible to give 10 stars for my 2 star! I am very happy I decided to invest in this grill. The best thing since sliced bread IMO!

  8. 5Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben Butler

    We love our two star general. In fact this is our second one. I was your 49th customer when you guys first started. Now I’m your 2003 customer. Your customer service is second to none do anything I can think of.
    Thanks you guys for such a wonderful product. Will enjoy it for years.

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