Pros: Good heat control, easy to use and can obtain higher temps for grilling.
Cons: Heavy. Needs casters if you want to move it much.
What a fantastic grill the Pit Boss 820D is. Its my first pellet grill and I love it. I first bought a 700FB at Wal-Mart. Plugged it in and nothing. Dead as a door nail. Got a refund. Academy Sports had the 820D for only one dollar more. Got it. Read the instructions and followed them to the letter for burn in. It was easy. At 225 the temps fluctuated +- 15-20 deg. At 300, temps were more steady. Set control to 450. In about 15 minutes it overshot about 10 deg. Came back to 450 and stayed there for 30+ minutes. Started shut down sequence. All total, about 5 hours for burn-in. It consumed about 1.5 coffee cans of pellets. Ready for its first cook. Babybacks and baked beans. Used 2+2+1 method at 225. Everything turned out perfect. So far, I think this pellet grill will do AS GOOD or BETTER than the higher priced ones.