What is a Pit Boss? It is owned by Danson and it is the same brand that manufactures well known Louisiana Pellet Smokers. This Pit Boss series is introduced to crush the Traeger. Additionally, the Pit Boss is manufacturing the Kamado Grills as well.
|Pit Boss 71700FB Pellet Grill with Flame Broiler||Traeger Grills Texas Elite 34 Wood Pellet Grill & Smoker|
|Dimensions||43.78” x 26.65” x 41.3||49” x 54” x 22”|
|Weight||117.95 lbs||125 lbs|
|Temperature Range||180-500 F||170-450 F|
|Cooking Space||700 Sq-inch||646 Sq-inch|
Comparison between Pit Boss and Traeger
A special thanks to the Digital Elite Controller with LED display because viewing, adjusting and maintaining temperature becomes a lot easier with Traeger. It offers temperature ranges from 170 degrees to 400 Degree Fahrenheit and all are controlled with just a single button.
While on the other hand, the Pit Boss gives an exceptional range of temperature from 170 degrees to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, you can monitor the temperature through the lid mounted thermostat. The top feature of Pit Boss is that has an automatic ON and OFF feature.
Design and Performance
The Traeger is versatile enough to offer cooking 6-different ways—but the Pit Boss again beats it here because it offers cooking in 8-different ways, which includes braising, BBQ, Searing, Char-grilling, smoking, baking, roasting, and grilling.
When it comes to hopper size the Pit Boss offers different hopper sizes depending on different models which varies from 7 lbs to 14 lbs. Meanwhile, the Traeger beats the Pit Boss here because it is equipped with the bigger hopper. Some models can contain up to 18 lbs and comes with a great feature to collect ash.
Talking about cooking space the Traeger passes the Pit Boss. It doesn’t matter which cooking size you want 300 Square-inches or 1300 square-inches the Trager satisfy while the Pit Boss has an average 500 square-inches cooking space, you may find some above 500 but these are often designed with two-layered structure.
In terms of construction, the Traeger again passes the Pit Boss because its grates are made of cast-iron which is clear cover and nontoxic, and also prevents the food from sticking over the grill.
When it comes to the performance of pellet grills than it completely depends on the ability to bring out the perfectly-cooked meat on accurate temperature. Certainly, both Pit Boss and Traeger give you the best result. Moreover, the whole cooking procedure is pretty straightforward and easy.
Depending on how much you can pay for a pellet grill, if you only pay attention to the price, the Pit Boss will be an ideal choice for you, because it ranges from $300 to $700.
Of course, the Traeger also has the same price but if you have more demands than the $1000 unit comes on the top.
Pit Boss VS Traeger Reviews
Let’s clear the whole discussion by looking at one popular brand of both.
This Pit Boss 71700FB is one of the most premium grills which is perfectly fit for those tight budget. When you are looking for average dimension, moderate weight and large cooking surface than this pellet grill is for you. This unit is quite ideal for backyard parties and can accommodate up to 4 to 6 people at a time. With this, you’ll be able to cook a whole brisket, a whole turkey, rack of ribs and a medium pork shoulder with ease.
The great range of temperature and easy to use digital control board this unit allows the user to control and adjust the temperature depending on the preferences. Don’t you are barbequing, searing, smoking, baking or grilling this Pit Boss 71700FB will help you produce the perfect dishes?
This Traeger Grills Texas Elite 34 is really a big boy. With this large dimension and cooking space, you can cook 24 burgers, 32 hot dogs, 6 chickens, and 6 racks of ribs at a time. Hence, if you are cooking for a large number of people than this grill worth consideration.
Furthermore, this Elite 34 comes with a Digital Elite Controller with LED through which you can monitor and maintain temperature easily. Just set the desired temperature and leave it—the digital temperature control will take care of everything. Thanks to its perfect temperature range of 170 degrees to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. It is versatile and allows almost every kind of cooking but searing the meat is a little difficult with this.
Pit Boss Pellet Grill VS Traeger, if I have to make a choice thank I’ll pick Pit Boss—because this brand satisfies my top demand of searing the meat and also the price is affordable than Traeger.
Broadly speaking, the choice is yours but after reading this review it’s not much hard to make a decision.
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