The Pit Boss 340 Wood Pellet Grill is Pit Boss’s entry-level wood pellet grill. That doesn’t mean, however, that it is inexpensive. At a dollar shy of $400, is it worth it?
Wood pellet grills were introduced in the 80s as cheaper, healthier alternatives to charcoal. Since then, grills like the Pit Boss 340 Wood Pellet Grill have become known for their versatility. You can bake pizza, roast slabs of meat, and even smoke things like cheeses and sausages without purchasing separate equipment.
You can learn more about pairing your wood pellet grill with the right wood pellets for any grill here, but here’s what you need to know about the Pit Boss 340 Wood Pellet Grill:
- It comes with a Digital Control Center that allows you to get very exact cooking temperatures, as well as an electric ignition and a fan for heat control and even cooking.
- The Pit Boss 440D is a better deal. For about $50 more, the 440D comes with porcelain coated cast iron instead of the 340’s porcelain coated wire, plus a side shelf and upper rack.
- Because of the fan, digital readout, and electric ignition, this grill always needs to be plugged in.
- While there’s no direct flame, the 340 is designed with a direct and indirect cooking features, as well as a searing option.
- The 340’s capacity is 15 burgers.
The 340 weighs less than 90lbs, so if you’re looking for a wide pellet grill that will move easily to things like tailgating parties, or just in and out of the garage or patio, this is a good option.
However, since you get real cast iron and more shelving/cooking options with the 440D, we’re reluctant to recommend the 340. The final nail in the coffin is the lack of uniformly good reviews.
Out of over a hundred Amazon reviews, a whopping 31% are one-star reviews, with lots of people writing in to complain vehemently about Pit Boss’s lack of customer service and its inability to fix problems, even after lots of tries.
Is the Pit Boss 340 Wood Pellet Grill worth your time? Maybe; we recommend looking elsewhere.