Anyone with a Laredo 1000?

Dbiasii

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Still decided which grill to buy and I stumbled across the Laredo 1000. Does anyone have one, and what your opinion on it?
 

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I have one.. works great! Temperature control is +- 5 to the setting. The app is not great but it works
 

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I bought a Laredo 1000 right before Thanksgiving and have been playing with it since.
Construction is top notch. Well built and heavy. Love the shelves.
I've had issues with temp. control which are different from what others with so many of the other models have had...
Though the 'set temp' and 'actual temp' are rock solid, my Laredo runs HOT. Like 50 to 90 degrees hotter than the temp probe and controller read according to my Maverick and Inkbird thermometers. I've tried several things but it just won't run at the set temp. I have been able to compensate somewhat by setting to a lower temp and I just received a new probe which I'll install soon.
Also, there is a significant difference between the left side temp and right side temp... 50 degrees.
When I set the unit to 225 the temp close to the probe (left side) runs at ~270 and the right side is closer to 240. When I set it to 350 it runs at ~425 on the left and about 390 on the right. Again, these temps are steady and don't fluctuate more than about 5-8 degrees.
So, I'm hoping the new probe will help but am skeptical. Next thing will be a new controller.
The app is useless and only worked for the first few cooks. After the first update it quit working and I haven't tried to fix it.
Over all... I'm not at all happy but am willing to keep throwing parts at it for now.
Regards, Mike
ps. It's really, really good at smoking cheese with a smoke tube~ cuz you don't turn it on!
 

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I think I’m going to pull the trigger on one, it has everything I’m looking for. My biggest question though, how long does it take to get to set temp, say from ignition to 250° or 350°?
 

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I have to start mine at least an hour before cooking because of my temp issues stated above. About 5-8 minutes on 'S' til the smoke clears then I turn it from 'S' to 300 to get it going. It takes about 30 minutes to stabilize at temp. (actual ends up ~365).
THEN I can adjust the dial to get to whatever my cook temp is. Usually another 15 minutes.
Not impressed.
Regards, Mike
 

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I have to start mine at least an hour before cooking because of my temp issues stated above. About 5-8 minutes on 'S' til the smoke clears then I turn it from 'S' to 300 to get it going. It takes about 30 minutes to stabilize at temp. (actual ends up ~365).
THEN I can adjust the dial to get to whatever my cook temp is. Usually another 15 minutes.
Not impressed.
Regards, Mike
So that's how you start the grill. I just bought by grill from Walmart on Thursday. It's my first pellet grill. The instructions are very week on how to start and operate the grill. The grill runs at 250 degrees when I have it set on 225. Do I need to contact Pit Boss to correct this?
 

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