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Pit Boss Releases a Battery Powered Portable Pellet Grill

A problem with portable pellet grills is they still have a cord to power them. That keeps them from truly being portable because they always need to be near a power source. We saw HALO release the first battery powered portable pellet grill last year, and now Pit Boss has come out with their own battery powered model.

Pit Boss Battery Powered Portable Pellet Grill - Food
Pit Boss Battery Powered Portable Pellet Grill – Food

Features and Specs

  • Retail price of $499 (check price) – sold exclusively at Lowe’s
  • 256 square inches of cooking area
  • Temperature range of 180°F to 500°F, plus a Flame Broiler lever for direct flame grilling
  • Up to 15 hours of run time on the battery
  • 5 lb pellet hopper
  • Lockable lid to make transportation easier

Portable Pellet Grills are Heavy

A big problem with any portable pellet grill is it’s weighed down by the controller and mechanics. Add to that a built-in battery, and it’s really heavy. This Pit Boss battery powered portable pellet grill weighs in at 48.5 lbs.

Pit Boss Battery Powered Portable Pellet Grill - Power Cord
Pit Boss Battery Powered Portable Pellet Grill – Power Cord

That really takes away from the portability of the grill, because it will be hard to lug around. It would be helpful if Pit Boss had a cart to go with it.

Other Portable Options

While we like that companies are trying to innovate with products like this, it feels a little like trying to write upside-down with a pen, rather than using a pencil. There are other great portable grill options that don’t have the weight and power challenges of a pellet grill.

Pit Boss Battery Powered Portable Pellet Grill - Adding Pellets
Pit Boss Battery Powered Portable Pellet Grill – Adding Pellets

If you’re just really like pellet grills, then this is a great option. If you’re just looking for the convenience of a pellet grill in a portable package, check out the Masterbuilt Portable Charcoal Grill. It uses the technology of the Gravity Series, so it’s almost as convenient as a pellet grill.

Masterbuilt Portable Charcoal Grill with Cart
Masterbuilt Portable Charcoal Grill with Cart

It’s lighter than this portable pellet grill, has a cart option, and is much cheaper. To power the controller, it can run for 6 hours off 4 AA batteries, so it’s easy to have as much power as you need. Plus, it has the added benefit of using charcoal as a fuel source which gives more flavor.

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