Pit Boss Pro Series 1100 Wood Pellet Grill

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Just bought a Pit Boss Pro Series 1100 Wood Pellet Grill from Lowes and will be here on Sat.
Was looking at the Traeger Brand on QVC last Sunday with free 40Lbs of Pellets and Cover for $549 ($499 if you sign up for a QVC card}
Was reading that the Traeger has a Lighter Steel (about 50Lbs lighter then the Pit Boss}And its also made in China(seems everything is made in China}
Anyways I was able to get the Pit Boss Pro Series 1100 Wood Pellet Grill for $499 with 10% off opening a Lowes credit card.
Seems that the Steel is much more heavy then the Traeger and will last long I would think?
A company that's called Pit Boss you would think its made in Memphis Tenn home of Smoke Ribs butttttt
Its also Made in China.
Anyways I thought before Sat comes along and getting my Pit Boss I will need Pellets and every one I felt are robbing you.(with shipping}
I Bought Kingsford 3 20Lb bags at $15.98 with free shipping from Homedepot but found out I will not get them till May 5th.
But I ran Down to my Local Lowes and they had all sorts of Pit Boss Pellets at $9.99 per 20lb bag and the professional for $15 for a
40lb bag….I had to load up with all sort of bags.
I am excited to make BBQ ribs this Sunday and want to try and keep the Grill CLEAN.Since I see many Smokers on YouTube that are very dirty,So wanna keep my grill clean and maybe put Foil around everything...……………..JT
 
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Thought that they sent my the Wrong Grill
All the youtube videos I have seen that the grills have 3 Cooking Grates
But mine have only 2 Grates.And came with only 1 Probe(Called Lowes and they are sending a 2nd Probe by mail on Monday}
As I watch the Newer Pit Boss Videos it seems that the Newer videos also comes with 2 Grates.
I guess from reading that the older Grates were Cracking and maybe they upgraded to the 2 piece
as they knew the 3 piece had problems???
 

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Welcome to the Pit Boss club! I haven't heard of any upgraded grates? Can you post some photos? Maybe a newer model? I'm a huge fan of the Kingsford Pellets.
 
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What I was saying that OLDER 1100 has 3 Grates (I see them on youtube}
I got my 1100 sat and it came with 2 grates,looked on you tube and it seems that the latest
videos also has 2 Grates.So maybe there were problems when there were 3 grates?
As for Kingsford Pellets Home depot has them for $15.98 with free shipping and feel
its a very good price with many to pick from...………….JT
 

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Pit Boss changed the grates from 3 to 2 grates year ago and also they changed factories in China as well. Traeger grills are made in China, but there newest controller is deigned and manufactured in the USA.
 
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Traeger controlers are made in the USA or the Pit Boss made in the States?
My Pit Boss has 2 grates and runs great,Wonder why they changed factorys in China?...........JT
 

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Traeger controlers are made in the USA or the Pit Boss made in the States?
My Pit Boss has 2 grates and runs great,Wonder why they changed factorys in China?...........JT
everything on the Pit Boss grill is made in China including the controller. Not sure why they changed as China factories go it is s competitive market so they are always looking to price each other out. The company I worked prior to the company I am working at now about 95% of our product we sold came from china and we switched factories all the time. Who provide the best pricing on manufacturing we switched.

There are a few pellet grills manufactures that still make pellet grills in the USA, but they are expensive, but the quality is far more superior. Pit Boss is a decent alternative for anyone on a budget.
 
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My friend bought a $2000 Traeger smoker with Wifi during the Spring time when I bought mine in 2020.
To me I feel or hope mine will last at at least 5-10 years and I am sure
by then I will not mind paying another $500 for another Pit Boss or another brand,but paying $2000 makes No sense since who know how long it will last since Traeger is also made in China............JT
 

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I don't think I can convince my wife I need a $2000.00 smoker.
I love my Pro Series 1100 and I love my Yoder which the price difference way different, but my wife lets me handle anything outdoors....LOL
 

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