The Pit Boss PB K24 is a low cost kamado from Dansons, makers of Louisiana Pellet Smokers. Some owners complain of chipped ceramic and wobbly misaligned lids, others are pleased with the great deal they got, and we recommend you look for a great deal as some retailers are offering deep discounts on the the entire Pit Boss BBQ line.
This big 24″ XL kamado comes with a four legged stand on four locking casters, two-tiered stainless steel cooking grates (above), a cast iron upper damper, sliding lower damper, and fold down bamboo side shelves. A shock absorber in the front prevents the lid from slamming down.
I tested one of their Pit Boss pellet smokers and inspected this big 24″ kamado at Costco. It’s easy to see where costs have been cut to keep the price down. You will notice the dampers, insulation and hardware are bargain basement quality, but if the price is right, Pit Boss isn’t a bad deal as long as one has realistic expectations.
But remember – don’t pay the MSRP posted below. At list price we give the PB K24 an AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal. At around $600 it jumps to Silver. List price on the 22″ model is about a hundred bucks less.
Limited lifetime warranty on all ceramic parts and five years on all metal parts.
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Grill, Smoker, Egg or Kamado Style
330 square inches
Mid-Size(about 16 burgers)
330 square inches
Pit Boss Grills
Pit Boss Grills is owned by Dansons, the same company that makes the popular Louisiana Pellet Smokers. They are headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Along with Traeger, Louisiana was one of the early entrants to the pellet smoker market. They produce a wide variety of pellet smokers, accessories and are getting into the kamado business as well.
The Pit Boss line was developed to offer a decent, affordable pellet smoker to major retail chains that competes with Trager at a lower price. Dansons claims Pit Boss has catapulted past all competitors except Traeger, and sales have surpassed their Louisiana Grills.
Published On: 6/30/2016
Last Modified: 2/24/2021
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