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Pit Boss 71700FB Pellet Grill with Flame Broiler, 700 sq. in.

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  • The Pit Boss 700 Series offers the best value per square inch in the pellet grill industry! The 700FB has been perfectly designed to be as versatile as it is practical. With 700 sq. inches of cast-iron cooking surface including a second tier rack, the 700 Series is perfect for a group of four to six. These 8-in-1 grills range in cooking temperature from 180 Degree to 500 Degree. Select your preferred cooking styles with the digital control board and standard flame broiler. Set it and forget it, or slide the plate and sear it over an open flame. No need for natural gas or propane-our wood pellet fuel produces an exceptional taste and is made of 100% Natural Hardwood Pellets. With heavy gauge steel components, complete structural strength and durability, these high-value grills are meant to last. Grill, smoke, bake, roast, sear, braise, barbeque or char-grill to perfection with the Pit Boss 700 Series.
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    700 sq. in. total cooking surface.Porcelain coated cast iron grids.Digitally controlled burn system.Fueled by 100% natural wood pellets.
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    Pit Boss 71700FB Pellet Grill with Flame Broiler, 700 sq. in.
    700 sq. in.
    Lawn & Patio
    Package Height:
    22.05 inches
    Package Length:
    43.11 inches
    Package Weight:
    134.48 pounds
    Package Width:
    24.8 inches
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    Item Height:
    43.78 inches
    Item Length:
    41.3 inches
    Item Weight:
    117.95 pounds
    Item Width:
    26.65 inches

Recent User Reviews

  1. glinse
    "Terrible product"
    Purchase Date:
    Nov 21, 2018
    Purchase Price:
    Pros - Seemed like an easy and affordable fix to my Masterbuilt breakage
    Cons - Ignitor issues
    I ended up buying two of these in the same day thinking what happened the first time was a fluke but both of the pit boss 820's apparently had ignitor issues. After spending hundreds twice, all the company could offer was for me to troubleshoot. The first unit blew the GFI circuit right from the start so I returned that one and got another one. I smoked a turkey with it and it turned out great. I reset the unit and started the ribs and 45 minutes later it started blowing circuits again. this thing only takes 200 watts for the ignitor. My vita-mix takes 1200 and never a problem with the GFI circuits. I even touched base with my electrician and he said there should be no problems like this.(by the way my house is one year old so there aren't issues with the electric)
  2. Cyberdave
    "An excellent smoker, easy to use for novice."
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    Purchase Date:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Purchase Price:
    Pros - Very easy to use. Even at 20 degrees!
    Cons - Temperature tends to wander more than I would expect.
    I won this in a drawing (the dentist office of all things!). As a total newbie this has worked out unbelievably well. Easy to understand and super easy to use. It can get cold up here in Boise so adjusting the temp control (P-control) which controls the feed rate is useful. For example, I started a Brisket when temp was about 45 and after the sun went down it dropped to 30 quickly and by midnight, it was 20 so I was tweaking the feed rate to keep temp consistent. During warmer weather, the p-rate doesn't need adjusting.
  3. bdawg
    "Easy to use Pellet grill - solid construction"
    Pros - Easy to use, construction solid, holds temp fairly steady, PitBoss cust service was friendly and responsive
    Cons - Dented in shipping, somewhat low smoke flavor (as pellet smokers tend to do)
    My last smoker was a MES 30.  I loved it overall, but wanted to be able to get better bark and better crispy skins on my poultry, so after a lot of studying pricing, I found the Pitboss 700FB.

    I got this from Amazon for $398 a few weeks ago. 

    First, it showed up damaged in transit.  One of the grates had a dent that was exactly the same as several other customers.  Also, the hopper cover was dented up pretty badly.  I swear that the UPS people toss them around like they are bales of hay.  The fact that at least 3 of us had grates that were dented in exactly the same way tells me they need to change the way the grates are packaged.

    I took pics of the damage and sent them to Pitboss customer support, who quickly replaced them (within a week) and they threw in a set of pretty tasty rubs for free.

    Replacing the hopper cover was about a half hour job, not too difficult but it took a little detective work to make sure I connected the right wires, as they all fit each other and some of the wires didn't quite match the wiring diagram.

    After all the initial issues, I did my first smoke (3 chickens).  They came out tender and juicy, with the nice crispy skin I could never get with the MES.  I was a bit underwhelmed with the overall low smoke flavor, so I went out and picked up an Amaz-n-Smoker 12" tube smoker to supplement the smoke levels. I added the tube smoker to my next smoke, (a corned beef brisket flat pastrami, pork tenderloin, and Boston Blade roast).  That made all the difference.  They came out absolutely perfect, with  fantastic smoke flavor and beautiful smoke rings, etc.

    All 3 meats were absolutely delicious.  I'm now on my 3rd smoke with it, a 9lb blade roast. It smells fantastic and I can see the thin blue smoke coming out of the vents.  I can't wait to taste this.

    As far as operation, it is a snap.  Just fill up the hopper, plug in the unit, and set your temp.  The auger will push pellets into the burn chamber and the temp probe/controller will add air/pellets to maintain the temp.  After shutdown, the fan blows air for about 15 mins to help force the burn chamber to burn up anything left in there before it goes. out.

    You need to use a vacuum (shop vac) to suck out the ash before using it. I am a stickler to always keep mine dry to avoid a) hurting the electronics and b) so the pellets remain pellets and not wood mush.

    This is important with the amount of rain we get herein WA state.

    There is a big arched baffle sitting above the burn chamber that is a little cumbersome to move in and out and to clean. Meat drippings will fall onto that where they are channeled down its sides. It has a second sliding one that covers the slotted main baffle.  The second one can be moved away from blocking the slots to allow for direct heating (searing).  I haven't used it in that mode yet. The drippings got these 2 pieces stuck together on mine.  Cleaning them up solved that issue, but it might be a little problematic if you want to start with the slots covered then uncover them later in the cook.

    While at first I was disappointed by the lack of smoke with the pellet smoker alone, in hindsight I llike the combination of the pellet smoker with the amaz-n-smoker. I now look at it as a plus - having the amaz-n-smoker on hand lets me do cold smokes as well as hot smokes, and I can get more or less smoke by using both, shortening the burn time, or leaving it out altogether.

    Overall, I like the results I get with the unit.  Pit Boss stood by their product and made things square with no fanfare. It has the ease of use of the electric, and with the amaze-n tube supplementing the Pit Boss the flavor is outstanding.

    I recommend this for anyone who wants a reasonably priced, easy to use smoker. 
    Cyberdave and (deleted member) like this.

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  1. woodman928
    Got one from Wal-Mart about a month ago and love it using it more than my BGE now
  2. bdawg
  3. bdawg
    I wanted to add an update to this. 
    I went out and bought the SmokeDaddy PID controller from EBay this week, and installed it today.  So far, so good.  I have a 9 lb Bone-in Boston butt and a 2 lb Chuck Point roast going right now at 220.  The new controller seems to be keeping it right there, with minor swings +- about 10 F at the worst, but most are around +- 3F.  (just looked at it again, it's right at 218F
    I had to drill a small hole in my hopper to mount the adapter plate, The inset area where the original controller was mounted is bigger than the new one.  The adapter was plenty tall enough, but it wasn't quite wide enough to cover the indention where the old one went.  Also, I was surprised that it didn't extend down low enough so that I could add a 2nd screw to hold the bottom in place. Granted, it's not flopping around, but I was just kind of expecting to fasten both the top and the bottom since the screw holes don't align with mine.   Otherwise, installation was easy once I identified which connector goes to which.
    I also love that it comes with a meat probe, something the PitBoss lacked.
    So, overall, I'm pretty happy with the combo of the PitBoss, The AMZNTS, and the SmokeDaddy PID.
  4. smokedaddyq
    Glad you had good luck.  My experience was awful.  Bought it brand new the day before my wedding to use.  Parts (screws) were missing, some screws wouldn't fit correctly, and the entire unit simply would not even turn on.  I was screwed for the wedding smoked meats, and promptly returned it the following Monday.  I should also say I called the company in panic before the wedding asking for help, but no one answered and no one returned my request for a call back.  Big disappointment.
    1. Don Enlow
      I just got my 700Fb today, My hardware (screws) were all in a small clear container, with easy to open independent openings for the different screws and nuts so you would not get the wrong ones by mistake, when assembled, I filled the hopper followed the directions and heated it up to high temp, 550F here in Louisiana on a 65F day. Let it burn for about 45 mins. and turned it off. If I was not so full from Thanksgiving I would have smoked something.
      Don Enlow, Nov 24, 2017