By: Max Good
The Texas Pit Crafters PM 500S is constructed with top quality 304 stainless steel and heavy gauge carbon steel. You don’t see many shiny stainless steel pits outside of the Texas Pit Crafters catalog. This BBQ beauty has a removable water pan in the main cooking chamber and a removable ash pan in the fire box. The front stainless shelf wraps around the right side to provide extra work surface. There is also an expanded metal shelf underneath for wood and charcoal. The PM 500S has built a built in towel holder, tool hooks 3″ casters and heavy rubber wheels.
Texas Pit Crafters, in the Houston area, manufactures good looking, versatile cookers and outdoor kitchen products. From mid-sized charcoal grills and offset smokers to imposing pit/smoker/steamer/gas hybrids, TPC exudes rugged luxury Texas style. They make a variety of hybrid and combo cookers that smoke roast and grill on wood, coal and conventional gas or infrared burners. They have pizza ovens, refrigerators, kegerators, ice makers, cabinets and sinks for outdoor installations. Sales are mostly direct.
Published On: 3/23/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021
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