If you had it to do over.

JackAH1G

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I haven't owned my laredo 1000 very long but I'm 100% happy at this time and would definitely buy again . I also own a propane ,charcoal and offset. I didn't buy my pellet grill to replace any of those but to add to my arsenal. All have their advantages/disadvantages I enjoy them all
Hear you but old grill was due for a complete overhaul, so I did the research, have been wanting to do more smoking so Pit Boss seemed have a solution for both worlds. I works, but wish it was larger. Also having rust which makes me wonder about metal quality.
 

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Hear you but old grill was due for a complete overhaul, so I did the research, have been wanting to do more smoking so Pit Boss seemed have a solution for both worlds. I works, but wish it was larger. Also having rust which makes me wonder about metal quality.
Metal parts will rust on any cooker . Seasoning with oil will help
 

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Ok here’s a question probably most of us have asked ourself. Especially new to pellet guys like me.
I know I’ve pondered over this a few times myself. And from a lot of the posts we see In here, I’m sure there’s a few that would have some input.

OK…….
If you knew what you do now. Would you have bought it. And maybe more importantly would you have bought a different model than the one you got?

First off I’m not posting this for it to become a bashing thread! If it does I would like a mod to just take it down.

There’s a lot of things about pellet cookers that newbies don’t know till it’s too late. And also different features and models. For myself there’s a lot of things I didn’t know about, to consider.

Who knows. Maybe somebody lurking around thinking about getting in the game might stumble on this and get a little educated about them.

I’ll start by saying I was infatuated with the pellet smokers in general and ran across a very good deal on a floor model. Price on mine at Lowe’s was 459 I believe and mine went out the door for 320 bucks and tax.

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At first I was about ready to take it back because of the lack of smoke. Especially since the sales guy told me these things were the smokiest available. My first few cooks were, well lacking. The ease of using it was great. But the lack of smoke was almost a deal breaker. I ran across a couple of websites and watched a million YouTube’s like most do. And especially in here I learned two things. The first being they do NOT deliver the smoky flavor as say my offset or chip burner. And the second thing I learned I didn’t know what the hell I was doing lol. Low temp smoke session and most of the time a smoke tube. And experiment with pellets.
Now I’m pretty happy with it. I use it a few times a week. And can get satisfactory smoke when I want it. And have even used to cook when I didn’t necessarily want heavy smoke. Kinda like an outside oven if ya will.

As far as buying one. Knowing what I do now. Yup I certainly would.
But the same one ??? I’m on the fence there. I see the 850s and others with their grill like capabilities and actually thought about replacing this one. I have a couple of son in laws that I’m sure would like it.
But it ain’t going nowhere right now. Lol. But man I do like the idea of the other options on the others.
I bought a Platinum Laredo 1000, other than taking a few minutes longer to heat up to “grill”, I love it, it is my first pellet grill and I basically use it every weekend, everything is as smoked as I want it to be and haven’t had a bad meal yet, Everyone that comes for ribs, brisket, chicken, steak, lobster or whatever I throw on is certainly glad I got it. I would buy another in a heartbeat.
 

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I have a pitboss 1000t2, it runs a good but I dont get the smoke flavor I like, get better flavor from my mes 30. So I wouldn't purchase another pellet grill/smoker
 
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