Pit Boss Pellet Grill Construction

Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. is not just a marketing phrase. It’s a construction standard we use to ensure that our grills and smokers are made with the right materials for the best 8 in 1 grilling experience available on the market. Our grills are made BIGGER so no matter what your outdoor cooking needs are, we will have one for you. They’re HOTTER so they’re more versatile, allowing for 8 different cooking options including direct flame broiled searing. And they’re HEAVIER because the materials that trap and distribute heat evenly across the grill must be heavy duty metal that is properly coated.

Pit Boss Equals Heavy Metal

Several different parts in Pit Boss Pellet Grills are either comprised of steel or cast iron to accomplish several goals:

  • To be durable
  • To last
  • To trap heat
  • And to evenly distribute heat

The Lid

Pit Boss Lid

The lids on most Pit Boss Pellet Grills are made of 1.5mm thick steel in order to retain heat and provide durability. Compared to most of our competitors, our lids are thicker and heavier. They are built to last through tough weather and many smoking and grilling sessions.

The SearZone™ Plate

Sear slide plate

Our patented SearZone™ technology isn’t a gimmick. Everything from the steel material used, the shape of the plate, to the sliding door serves the purpose to evenly distribute throughout the grill and allow for the hottest temperatures of any wood pellet grill available.

The plate is made of heavy-duty steel meant to withstand temperatures of 1,000°F and above. It’s dome shape and length reduce hot spots when closed. And the sliding door itself exposes direct flame which gives the user the option to sear and reverse sear their food.

The Porcelain Coated Cast Iron Grates

Cast iron grate

Our heavy-duty grates are porcelain coated cast iron instead of steel for several reasons:

  1. Better heat distribution (notice a theme?)
  2. Easier to clean
  3. Better to sear meat on (sticks less than steel)

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Do a side by side comparison and you’ll see that Pit Boss Pellet Grills are also noticeably HEAVIER than the competition. The reason is simple: since our grills get HOTTER, we need HEAVIER parts that will withstand all that heat over time. From the cast iron grates to the steel lids, you’ll see the difference is as clear as night and day. And we back it all with a 5 Year Warranty.

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