The Pit Boss 700 FB Pellet Grill Review
Pit Boss 700 Pellet Grill Review
The Pit Boss 700FB pellet grill is a versatile piece of outdoor cooking equipment that offers the best value for money per square inch of cooking area when compared to other grills. Here is a quick recap on what we think of this grill.
- about The Manufacturer
- Key Specifications
- 9 Key Features Of The Pit Boss PB700FB
- The Pros and Cons
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Final Verdict
about The Manufacturer
Pit Boss, the company, which was found in 1999, manufactures and sells top quality wood pellet grills, stoves, heaters, and other related products for their two brands – Louisiana Grill and Pit Boss. Their grills have consistently been graded as the best in their class evidenced by the numerous awards that the company has received over the years.
9 Key Features Of The Pit Boss PB700FB
1) Heavy Duty Feed System
Smoking usually takes a long time, so you usually end up using a lot of pellets. It is, therefore, important that the pellet feeding tray is sturdy enough to handle a large load. The heavy-duty construction on the Pit Boss grill ensures that so you can do slow cook with ease.
2) Pellet Cleanout
Collecting unused pellets is as easy as opening a hatch at the bottom of the feed system, and the pellets will just come rushing out. A similar hatch opening method is available for the burned pellets from inside the fire pit.
3) Adjustable Upper Cooking Rack
The upper cooking rack is an often-overlooked feature. The PB700FB has an excellent quality upper cooking rack that also has porcelain coating.
4) Dome Thermometer
Keeping the heat stable is also essential for smoking and barbequing. For these purposes, there is a standard dome thermometer for heat monitoring and maintenance.
5) Digital Temperature Control
Cooking the perfect barbeque is a science. It requires precision control overheating which is achievable by using the digital temperature control that comes standard on the PB700FB.
Using the dial, you can adjust the temperature from 170⁰-600⁰ Fahrenheit.
6) Heavy-Duty Steel Wheels
Grills are large and heavy pieces of machinery so moving them around can be tricky. This is why wheels that can support its weight is necessary for moving it around.
The heavy-duty steel wheels ensure that you can move the grill from one place to another in a reasonably straightforward.
7) Innovative Flame Broiler
The fire pit is located at the center, and it is covered by an arched metal shield with slits on them. The slits let the flame through so you could use the bottom grill to sauté or fry anything you want. This innovation makes the Pit Boss an extremely versatile product.
8) Arched Grease Dome
The arched metal shield of the fire pit also functions to divert grease away from the fire pit and on to the grease bucket.
9) Grease Bucket
The grease bucket is conveniently placed on the right side of the grill where not much activity expected, so it's not in the way of your cooking.
The Pros and Cons
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does it come with a warranty?
Yes. It comes with a one-year warranty on workmanship on all steel parts and electricals.
2. Does it have a fan for convection?
The combustion air fan doubles as a convection fan. However, when it’s turned on, you’ll feel that there is a significant amount of hot air coming from the sides of the door.
3. Does it come with pellets?
No. It does not come with pellets. However, you can purchase all kinds of pellets online or at your local store.
4. It has the main dimensions of the entire machine but what are the dimensions of the main cooking grate?
The main grate is approximately 27” x 19”.
5. Do I have to use Pit Boss branded wood pellets, or will any brand of pellets work on it?
No. But be careful about using other brands as they may contain glue that might stick to Pit Boss.
6. How do you clean the ash on the Pit Boss?
You can use a regular vacuum cleaner to clean out the ash from the inside of the Pit Boss. However, don’t forget to let it cool down first as the hot surface might melt plastic nozzles on the vacuum cleaners.
7. Are there additional accessories that I need to buy?
The PB700FB is ready to be used right out of the box. However, there are different accessories that you may purchase like the Pit Boss Cover. It's made out of polyester, so it protects it from the elements.
8. How long do the pellets last?
Generally, pellets last for 2 ½ lbs. per hour on maximum heat. So, a full hopper would last for around 6–8 hours.
Pit Boss PB700FB Pellet Grill Review
Our final verdict is, get the pit boss 700FB if you are looking for a versatile pellet grill that can cook almost anything and at the same time, giving you a real wood cooking flavor.
The main reason we like this grill is because of its value for money (below $500). You can also check out and compare other grills in the same price range before deciding to buy one.
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