Product Comparison: Pit Boss Grills 700FB vs Traeger TFB42LZBC

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General Specifications
Pit Boss Grills
Lil' Tex Elite Pellet Grill 22 (TFB42LZBC)
About the Product
The Pit Boss 700 Series offers the best value per square inch in the pellet grill industry! The PB700FB 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.
Gather friends and family for amazing flavor, the new Lil’ Tex 22 Elite grill has sturdier legs and a new Digital Elite Controller to keep temperatures within +/- 20 degrees F. Champion precision outdoor cooking on this 418 square inch grilling BBQ arena, then watch the delicious spoils of your labor quickly disappear.
Key Specs
Pellet Smoker Grill
Pellet Smoker Grill
Total Rack Surface Area
700 sq. in.
418 sq. in.
Hopper Capacity
21 lbs.
18 lbs.
40000 BTU
Cooking Temperature
500 °F
400 °F
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Pit Boss Grills 700FB Pellet Grill
  • It is the PERFECT size for us. Large enough to cook for a party (you could get a full-size brisket, a medium pork shoulder and a rack of ribs or two on this grill at the same time using both racks), but it doesn’t take up the whole backyard.
  • Everything we grill/smoke turns out perfect (and we are not chefs)! Very happy with this purchase and will never go back to gas grills or other types of smokers.
  • The temperatures that we set are on target and it evenly cooks the food. It's very heavy duty and we look forward to using this grill for many years to come.
  • I have had zero issues with the grill. Already cooked on it 7 times and everything (steaks, ribs, hamburger, chicken and pizza) turned out extremely good. The temps are right where you set them and very efficient on pellet use.
  • It seems that the temperature sensor is essentially ignored. You can dial up 225 and actually experience 250 instead.
Traeger TFB42LZBC Lil Tex Elite Pellet Grill and Smoker
  • It's nice because it has a factory mounting location and adds working surface but it looks and feels cheap to me.
  • This is a great product for cold weather cooking. They suggest you only use this on temps below 35* but let me tell you that you will go through less pellets and the temp will hold much better.
  • I would highly recommend this blanket for anyone cooking outdoors in temps below 35 degrees.
  • Holding temp better and using less pellets as well. Great buy
  • Only down side is that the temp tops out at 450ish, but really if I need to sear something at that heat I’ll do it on the stove anyway. It’ll be the last grill you will ever need.
Size & Weight
43.11 in.
49 in.
24.8 in.
42 in.
22.05 in.
22 in.
145.5 lbs.
98 lbs.
Grill Material
Heavy gauge steel
Stainless steel with durable powder coat finish
Grate Material
Porcelain Coated Cast Iron
Lid Material
Heavy gauge steel
Stainless steel with durable powder coat finish
Stand Material
Heavy gauge steel
Stainless steel with durable powder coat finish
Bottom shelf, Upper Cooking Rack
What customers say about "Construction"
Pit Boss Grills 700FB Pellet Grill
  • Other than that, it's a pretty good grill. Good size, good construction, big hopper.
  • Quality construction. Does a nice job
  • My grill had some manufacturing defects. One of the metal plates connecting the legs to the kettle was quite bent.
  • One of the cooking grates was also bent, though it's possible that was by design??
  • I find large areas where the paint was completely chipped or scratched off along with areas that were scuffed up terribly
Traeger TFB42LZBC Lil Tex Elite Pellet Grill and Smoker
  • Well built, solid, good looking, attaches easily & adds a large amount of prep area to your grill.
  • It's heavy enough to hold heat, has a nice exterior finish on the material, with the straps it won't flop around.
  • Mine fit my 22 series grill very easily and seems well constructed. I am completely satisfied and expect good service.
  • Quality construction easy to install. Works great
V1 - Digital Control Board
Digital Elite Controller
Grease Drain
Heat Thermometer
Auto-feeding System
Digitally controlled burn system, Fueled by 100% natural wood pellets, Innovative Flame Broiler, Additional Upper Cooking Rack Space
Easy to clean porcelain grill grates, Fueled by 100% pure hardwood pellets
Ash Cleanout System
Electronic auto-start
Electronic auto-start
What customers say about "Features"
Pit Boss Grills 700FB Pellet Grill
  • I was still able to put it all together without any issues. The grill fired up and work great. The temp control works nice.
  • Love it.. Simple operation. Great temperature control..
  • The temps are right where you set them and very efficient on pellet use. I'm very impressed with the workmanship, quality and functionality of this unit!!!!!
  • I would have preferred to have the grill control the auger without manual calibration to the temperature control since according to the manual varies according to environmental conditions and fuel.
  • Temperature control is not good. I've had as high as 40 degrees above my set temp.
Traeger TFB42LZBC Lil Tex Elite Pellet Grill and Smoker
  • Great addition for temp control in all seasons and reduction of amount of pellets used due to the addition of insulation
  • Fabulous. You can control the temperature and walk away.
  • We got this grill toe replace a propane Weber. What a difference, temperature control, no more propane tanks to lug in and out of the car and great flavor.
  • The pellets feed in automatically and the digital controller keeps the temp close to where you set it.
  • The bad news...after a handful of uses, the digital control unit shorted out.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
3 year(s)
Other Information
499.00 $
699.99 $

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