Pit Boss Laredo 1000

Pit Boss Laredo 1000 Review Of The Pellet Smoker

Pit Boss Laredo 1000 is a Pellet smoker. Pit boss pellet grill keeps accurate temps and has a good cooking area. Having the pellets auto feed makes it extremely easy on longer cooks. Just make sure the hopper is full before you start it up and then it’s pretty much set the temp and forget. Not really but you do not need to worry about regulating the temp in a pellet smoker as you do with other types of Smokers.

Pit Boss Platinum Laredo 1000 Pellet Grill

Pit Boss Laredo 1000 pic and info
  • Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker
  • 1006 Square Inches of Cooking Area
  • Smoke IT Technology
  • Use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability from Smoke IT App
  • Heavy-Duty Stainless-Steel Build
  • 180° to 500° F Temperature Range
  • Robust 8-in-1 Cooking Versatility
  • Grill, Smoke, Bake, Braise, Roast, Sear, Char-Grill, and Barbecue
  • Fully Digital Control Board
  • Key Component Alert System
  • PID Technology
  • Adjustable Slide-Plate Flame Broiler
  • Built-in Grill Lighting for Night Time Grilling
  • 26 lb Hopper Capacity
  • Built-in Ash Clean-out System
  • Two Stainless-Steel Meat Probes Included.
  • Porcelain Coated Cast Iron Cooking Grids
  • Easy Access Hopper Cleanout
  • Fueled by 100% All-Natural Hardwood Pellets

Assembling

Pit Boss Laredo 1000 still in box

The Laredo took me about an hour and a half to assemble, with me needing to get my wife to help with the legs at the end since I was having issues getting them attached by myself. I was having trouble holding the legs in the proper position and getting the screws started. But other than that, it went together pretty well.. and everything lined up properly when it was done.

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Burnout

Pit Boss pellet grill-  just put together

After the Laredo was assembled, I positioned it where I would be using it and did what the distributor refers to as a burnout (season the grill and burn off any oils or other contaminants from manufacture). This is done by running the Grill at 350 degrees F for 45 mins or so. This was after the initial priming procedure, which requires you to hold down the prime button for 6-8 mins to get pellets to the burn pot.

Construction

The overall material and construction of The Pit Boss Laredo 1000. I would say is excellent…The materials are all of good quality. As noted prior, once assembled, everything lined up and flowed properly. I could not be happier with the looks of the unit. I have had Smoker for a little over 2 months, and so far, it has not let me down. In fact, I would say it is working better now than when I first started it up.

What I love about the unit

The Pit Boss Laredo 1000 is a versatile unit…Even though it is a pellet smoker, it is much more. Its 8-in-1 Cooking Versatility enables you to cook just about anything you want. I have smoked ribs, briskets, Tri-Tip, and chicken, just to name a few. I have grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and chicken, and a few other things. The adjustable searing plate is very nice when you want a nice open flame for that nice grill effect. I have even made a few deserts in it. The smoked maple bacon cupcakes were a huge success.

The drawbacks

The Pit Boss Laredo 1000 is a Pellet Smoker that can only be purchased through Walmart.

Originally my biggest complaint about the unit was its long warm-up time. When I first got it was taking 20-30 mins to reach 300 degrees F. That has since improved drastically. It now only takes about 10 mins(approximately) to reach those temps. It Is still taking a while to get up to 450-500 degrees F, but even it has been cut down drastically… So I am just assuming it needs a break-in period.

The Smoke it app I have read a lot of negative reviews on. I can not say I think it’s terrible or excellent…Originally I had a few issues with getting it to connect and stay connected..but in the last month, it has worked perfectly..(why I am not sure), but as of right now, It is a very nice feature working as intended.

Conclusion

The Pit Boss Laredo 1000 is a nice smoker to have in your backyard (or grilling area). It has a very nice 1006 Si of cooking area that enables you to cook a feast for the family. Its temps are easily controlled and stay stable. I am very pleased with this purchase.

If you have any comments or questions, I would love to hear them.

Thanks, Dave

Pit Boss Platinum Laredo 1000 Pellet Grill

9.3 out of 10
$497
Pit Boss Laredo 1000


The Laredo 1000 has 1006 sq. in. of cooking area. With a PID controller that is capable of precise cooking temps. The Controller has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability from Smoke IT App.

The 180° to 500° F temperature range, combined with the 8-in-1 cooking versatility. Allows you to Grill, Smoke, Bake, Braise, Roast, Sear, Char-Grill, and Barbecue. Thanks to its adjustable slide-plate flame broiler. The Laredo has a very nice 26 lb hopper capacity.
Also has a built in ash clean-out system. Along with a pellet hopper cleanout.

You also get two stainless steel meat probes. That seems to be pretty accurate.

Features
10/10
Cooking Area
9/10
Quality
9/10

Pros

PID control

26 lb Hopper

Easy to Clean

Cons

Can only get it at Walmart

Some people have issues with App

Pit Boss Platinum Laredo 1000 Pellet Grill

9.3 out of 10
$497
Features
10/10
Cooking Area
9/10
Quality
9/10

Pros

PID control

26 lb Hopper

Easy to Clean

Cons

Can only get it at Walmart

Some people have issues with App

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4 Comments

  1. I’ve heard talk about updates for the PID controller firmware. i know on the 1150 and 850 pro model they’ve updated the PID to have 10 degree increments instead of 25. Have you seen the same update available for the laredo?

  2. I would have to agree with all the things you mention, I myself had trouble with the legs, you almost need to have a 7ft wing span if you want to do it by yourself. So far the grill has done wonderful.

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