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January 31, 2021

As a pellet grill, you expect the Pit Boss 700FB to be able to sear your steak and other meats perfectly. However, pellet grills are known to provide less heat than their convenient gas counterparts. Our experts have conducted a hands-on test of this pellet grill to answer all your trepidations about pellet grills in this Pit Boss 700FB review. 

Pit Boss 700FB

 

 

Pros

  • 700 square inches of cooking area 
  • Natural wood pellet grill
  • Digital control burn system 
  • Porcelain-coated cast iron grill grates 
  • Can come with a side shelf and lower cabinet
  • Extra standard flame broiler design
  • Thermostatic temperature control
  • LCD screen
  • 21-pound hopper capacity
  • Heavy-gauge steel construction
  • 8-in-1 design 

Cons

  • The lid handle is a bit tight
  • Temperature range can fluctuate a bit 

Pit Boss 700FB Design

The Pit Boss 700FB is a wood pellet grill that has a heavy duty construction and a large 700 sq in total cooking space. It operates on 100% natural wood pellets and has a digitally controlled burn system. If you like open flame grilling, the Pit Boss 700FB pellet grill also provides an innovative flame broiler that gives you full control for that perfect flavor. 

Pit Boss 700FB opened grill

 

 

The temperature range goes from 170 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit with a steady operation temperature at 500 degrees Fahrenheit. As a pellet smoker and grill, the heavy duty Pit Boss 700FB can bring a lot to the table. 

Features of the Pit Boss 700FB

Now that you know the basics of what the Pit Boss 700FB can offer, our team will dive into more detail about each of the features in this section of the Pit Boss 700FB review.  This will help you get a better idea of what you’ll get for your money.

Material and Quality

Although the Pit Boss 700FB isn’t made with stainless steel unlike other pellet grill brands such as Camp Chef and Rec Tec, it’s still a high quality 700 square inch cooking space grill constructed with heavy gauge steel. This will help the wood pellet grill weather all types of elements and can be stored outside without issue.

The grill comes with cast iron grids that are coated in porcelain. Porcelain coated cooking grids improve heat retention for the perfect sear. They create a balanced environment and are very durable. Not to mention, porcelain coating is very easy to clean. 

Everything about the 700FB Pit Boss pellet grill is high quality and durable all the way down to the wheels. We will say that it does take a while to assemble the grill, but your efforts will be well worth it. 

Pit Boss 700FB Grilling Area Size and Capacity

If we are just talking strictly about cooking space, these Pit Boss wood pellet grills provide 523 inches of cooking surface. But combined with the secondary cooking rack, your total cooking surface will reach 700 sq inches. 

700 square inches of total cooking surface will give you enough room to grill food for up to 6 people. 

Grilling Performance

The grilling performance is what’s most important about the Pit Boss 700FB pellet grill is the information we’re all after. It’s a large grill with 700 square inches of cooking space meant for large parties. It does a good job of preserving the flavor and juices of the meat while adding hints of cherry or apple with the right technique.

As a pellet smoker, the Pit Boss 700FB delivers the smokey taste you crave with minimal effort on your end. As we mentioned, the hot temperatures make the grill suitable for pizza, chicken, steaks, and even turkey.

inside Pit Boss 700FB

As a flame broiler, the Pit Boss 700FB pellet grill can rival some traditional gas grills and charcoal grills in terms of direct flame grilling. All in all, our team was very pleased with the delicious dinner that came as a result of the 700FB pellet grill review we all got to enjoy.

Pit Boss 700FB Ease of Use 

If you’re a lazy griller, the Pit Boss 700FB is incredibly easy to use with a set and forget design. It’s not just a fun rhyme but a very useful feature. All you need to do is fill the hopper, choose the right temperature from the control panel, and then sit back and wait.

It’s almost like having a personal chef at your beck and call. 

Since the Pit Boss wood pellet [1] grills are on wheels, they are easy to maneuver and store away. The 700 inches of cooking space will also give you a lot of room to improvise and create delectable meals of your choice.

Pit Boss 700FB Metal Broiler

As we previously mentioned earlier in the 700FB pellet grill review, the Pit Boss grill just like Yoder YS640 not only functions on wood pellets as a smoker, it can also become a flame broiler. You can achieve magnificent flavors in half the time with the high heat and design also gives you full control over direct flame grilling. 

Grates

The grates are an essential part of any grill as they have a big role to play in how durable and long-lasting the product is. Our team was pleasantly surprised by the porcelain coated cast iron grids. These coated cast iron grids are not only easy to clean, but they also disperse temperature evenly along your meats. 

The porcelain coating makes the broiler plate and grid non-stick and also enhances heat retention for a faster cook job.

Cleanup Features

It doesn’t matter how efficient the grill is, if you want to smoke, grill and broil, the cleanup will be significant. This is why our experts advise looking not only into the grilling capabilities but also the cleanup features of your next grill. Aside from Pit Boss, other great brands with impressive cleanup features are the Char Broil and Dyna Glo

Unfortunately most pellet grills and smokers are not easy to clean. Emptying the unused pellets from the hopper takes a lot of effort. However, with the 700FB, our team was delighted to find that it features a specific pellet cleanout chute to compact this problem. 

close-up of grills

The porcelain coated grates are easy to clean. All you need to do is remove them from the rack and scrape them down. Since they are non-stick, the cleaning shouldn’t take  more than just a few minutes. 

Temperature Control

The digitally controlled burn system LCD control board is very easy to operate and gives you a precise handle on the temperature and heat output. Since the operation is very simple and straightforward, the Pit Boss 700FB grill provides something for beginners and seasoned grillers alike.

Don’t let the large size that’s big enough to cook for big families intimidate you. The brand makes their grills easy to operate for anyone.

Pit Boss 700FB Price

The Pit Boss 700FB comes with a very reasonable price for all that it has to offer. It has many capabilities and features that will prove to be an excellent deal for the money. Yes, wood pellets can be pricier than charcoal and that’s something you have to consider when deciding whether the 700FB is the grill for you, but the temperature control, even heating and overall taste makes the 700FB a much better choice.

Not to mention, it can match gas and charcoal smokers in terms of heat and the durable construction will make sure of its presence for many family backyard barbecues to come.

Pit Boss 700FB Warranty

Just like with any major investment, our team always suggests a warranty. The Pit Boss 700FB comes with a 1-year warranty that covers the electrical system and certain components as well. Top-brands like Pit Boss and Traeger provide warranty to consumers in their products. 

Certain parts of the grill like the paint job, the lid covering and the gaskets among some others are not covered by the warranty. Just to make sure you have a good idea about what’s included, give the warranty a good readover just in case something comes defective or faulty. 

Having a warranty gives you buyer’s protection and peace of mind, knowing that if anything goes wrong, you will have the full support of the customer service. 

Pit Boss 700FB Review Conclusion

Pit Boss 700FB

As we conclude our Pit Boss 700FB review, our team will end things on a very positive note. We thoroughly enjoyed reviewing this product and we also won’t complain about the delicious dinner it provided either. The 700FB grill is easy to operate with digital temperature controls that are easily readable on an LCD screen.

Not only can it grill, it also has a built-in broiler and does well on the smoking aspect too. The large 700 square inch cooking area means you can host many backyard barbecue parties to come without anyone going hungry. 

You can also check our comparison of Green Mountain and Rec Tec here. Both are established brands when it comes to high-quality pellet grills. Read next!

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