Just ordered a 1000XL pellet grill from Menards

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Good morning all. I just ordered the 1000 XL from Menards but have not picked it up yet. I am trying to figure out why there isn't a similar model offered at any other retailer and is this model in any way an inferior or lesser model. Will it work with the Pit boss App?
Anyone have any experience with this model or others offered at Menards?
 

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Good morning all. I just ordered the 1000 XL from Menards but have not picked it up yet. I am trying to figure out why there isn't a similar model offered at any other retailer and is this model in any way an inferior or lesser model. Will it work with the Pit boss App?
Anyone have any experience with this model or others offered at Menards?

The PitBoss 1000 XL Pellet Grill is almost exactly the same as the PB Austin XL that’s sold at Walmart. The 1000 XL that’s sold at Menards has the same Non PID Controller that the PB Austin XL has, so there’s no WiFi or Bluetooth connection with the grill. Overall, it’s a great Pellet Grill for the money. FYI... To get a head start in the understanding of the proper operation of your new PB 1000 XL Pellet Grill, I would download and read the Owners Manual and read the “Operating Instructions” section in the owners manual, pages 13-17. https://hw.menardc.com/main/items/m...tions/10550_PB1000XLSC3_manual_110V_EN_FR.pdf
This section is a very important read that will help You understand the Startup procedures and the P-settings functions of your new pellet grill. FYI. Never take shortcuts in the proper operation and understand of your new pellet grill... Not that you will, but many new Pellet Grill Owners do. I also posted some helpful tips for another forum member that’s a must read as well. https://www.pitbossforum.com/threads/newbie-with-austin-xl.927/
Also, know these pellet grills got some weight to them, so be careful when lifting anything heavy by yourself. Good luck and go make some great BBQ.


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The PitBoss 1000 XL Pellet Grill is almost exactly the same as the PB Austin XL that’s sold at Walmart. The 1000 XL that’s sold at Menards has the same Non PID Controller that the PB Austin XL has, so there’s no WiFi or Bluetooth connection with the grill. Overall, it’s a great Pellet Grill for the money. FYI... To get a head start in the understanding of the proper operation of your new PB 1000 XL Pellet Grill, I would download and read the Owners Manual and read the “Operating Instructions” section in the owners manual, pages 13-17. https://hw.menardc.com/main/items/m...tions/10550_PB1000XLSC3_manual_110V_EN_FR.pdf
This section is a very important read that will help You understand the Startup procedures and the P-settings functions of your new pellet grill. FYI. Never take shortcuts in the proper operation and understand of your new pellet grill... Not that you will, but many new Pellet Grill Owners do. I also posted some helpful tips for another forum member that’s a must read as well. https://www.pitbossforum.com/threads/newbie-with-austin-xl.927/
Also, know these pellet grills got some weight to them, so be careful when lifting anything heavy by yourself. Good luck and go make some great BBQ.


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Thanks so much for the quick reply!! I also am now looking at the 1150 PS2 that is carried at Lowes. Looks comparable in cost and from comparisons may be better built and has blue tooth/wifi capability. Wondering if it is a better buy and also with the PID control better for temperature precision. I'm going to look at one at my local Joplin MO Lowes.
 

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Thanks so much for the quick reply!! I also am now looking at the 1150 PS2 that is carried at Lowes. Looks comparable in cost and from comparisons may be better built and has blue tooth/wifi capability. Wondering if it is a better buy and also with the PID control better for temperature precision. I'm going to look at one at my local Joplin MO Lowes.


The PB 1150 PS2 at the moment has way to many problems and issues from all the complaints that’s been posted on this forum... From the Smoke-It App, to its malfunctioning PID Controller. I would buy the PB 1000 XL in a heartbeat before I would even consider the PB 1150 PS2. FYI. Non-PID Controller Pellet Grills like the PB 1000 XL produce more smoke then PID Controller Pellet Grills... An added bonus when considering pellet grill features. PID Controller Pellet Grills are designed to hold more stable temps... when they are designed and manufactured correctly, with the only downside of less smoke production due to having almost no temp swings. Non-PID Controller Pellet Grills, will produce more smoke due to the mild temp swings they produce over the course of an entire cook. That debate/discussion for another thread. You should stick with your original choice and get the PB 1000 XL. You can always buy a separate Bluetooth/WiFi meat thermometer to monitor your bbqs in real time. .02

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The PB 1150 PS2 at the moment has way to many problems and issues from all the complaints that’s been posted on this forum... From the Smoke-It App, to its malfunctioning PID Controller. I would buy the PB 1000 XL in a heartbeat before I would even consider the PB 1150 PS2. FYI. Non-PID Controller Pellet Grills like the PB 1000 XL produce more smoke then PID Controller Pellet Grills... An added bonus when considering pellet grill features. PID Controller Pellet Grills are designed to hold more stable temps... when they are designed and manufactured correctly, with the only downside of less smoke production due to having almost no temp swings. Non-PID Controller Pellet Grills, will produce more smoke due to the mild temp swings they produce over the course of an entire cook. That debate/discussion for another thread. You should stick with your original choice and get the PB 1000 XL. You can always buy a separate Bluetooth/WiFi meat thermometer to monitor your bbqs in real time. .02

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Thanks for the candid response and advice!!
 

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Thanks for the candid response and advice!!

Lastly, You might want to check out your local Walmart... Seems that Pit Boss is trying to clear out their Non-PID Pellet Grill stock.. I just saw a few Austin XL’s going for $335.00 and that price is out here in Cali, so they might be even lower where you’re located. That’s a great price compared to similar pellet grills from other companies. Worth taking a look and they still come with the 5 year warranty... and in the future, you can always upgrade to a PID WiFi/Bluetooth Controller if that’s important to you. .02

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