Pros & Cons – Pit Boss Competition Series Titan

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Here, we have a top-end/flagship model from Pit Boss, the Competition Series Titan. With a price point of just under $1,300 (check our database), it’s currently one of the most expensive Pit Boss models on the market. Is it worth that price point? Well, let’s review its Pros & Cons.

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When it comes to cooking grate materials, above cheap porcelain-coated wire racks or cast-iron grates, the best material is stainless steel.

Why? Durability, as you can clean them without worrying about damaging the protective coating as is the case with porcelain coated cooking racks.

Its good to see that Pit Boss has included stainless steel cooking racks in the Competition Series Titan.
I like the design of the adjustable stainless steel cooking racks in the Competition Series Titan

Another notable feature of the cooking chamber on the Titan is that it’s insulated with twin-wall construction, a feature you will not find on cheaper Pit Boss pellet grills/smokers.

An insulated cooking chamber means two things. First, reduced pellet consumption, especially in winter. Second, it means more consistently cooked BBQ due to more even temperatures across the racks.

Normally, when I’m writing about Pit Boss products, I’m emphasizing their value proposition, with Pit Boss primarily focused on being a budget pellet grill brand. Well, that’s not the case with the Titan.

The Competition Series Titan is one of the most expensive Pit Boss models you can buy.
With a price well north of a thousand dollars, the Titan is very expensive for a Pit Boss pellet grill/smoker

The model down from the Titan is the Competition Series 1600, a Pit Boss model with similar features/cooking area, but with a notably lower price point under $800.

Do I think the Titan has better features? Sure, such as the adjustable stainless steel cooking racks/insulated cooking chamber I’ve mentioned above. Do I think its worth an additional $500 over the 1600? No

Another area where the Competition Series Titan has seen improvements is in the design of the pellet combustion system, with a drop-down pellet feed auger to reduce the chances of a hopper fire.

The Competition Series Titan has a newly designed pellet combustion system and removable burn pot.
I think the removable stainless steel burn pot on the Competition Series Titan is one of the best Pit Boss designs to date

While I do think the new pellet combustion system on the Titan is one of the best Pit Boss designs to date, it wouldn’t have been much more costly to produce than the previous design.

Hence, while I do think its their best design to date, I do think Pit Boss is asking for a lot of money for the Competition Series Titan.


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Now, this is not the first time I’ve written an article criticizing the use of small caster wheels on pellet grills/smokers.

However, when you have a pellet grill/smoker that is this heavy, and you are paying a premium price point, I just don’t think it can be excused.

Small caster wheels on the Pit Boss Competition Series Titan.
I really wish pellet grill manufacturers would stop fitting tiny wheels on their heavy grills

This Competition Series Titan tips the scales at 265 lbs; hence, it’s by no means a lightweight grill. Therefore, these small wheels are going to be a problem on soft/uneven ground.

This Pit Boss Competition Series Titan is the first pellet grill to date to feature a ‘hopper divider’, which is really just a plastic panel in the hopper, but it serves a useful purpose.

The divider in the pellet hopper of the Pit Boss Competition Series Titan.
I’ve not come across this hopper divider feature on a pellet grill/smoker before

Is this divider a ‘game changer’ etc, no, of course not. You can obviously mix your own pellets before placing them into the hopper. However, I still actually like it as a feature.

In terms of hopper capacity, the Titan can hold 40 lbs of pellets, which is pretty decent and literally double the capacity of some other pellet grills/smokers.

As I’ve stated a couple of times above, this Titan is an expensive pellet grill/smoker, especially for a Pit Boss-branded product. Therefore, it’s disappointing there is no exterior stainless construction.

No stainless steel construction on the Pit Boss Competition Series Titan.
Really, for its price point, this Competition Series Titan should feature a stainless steel lid

There is another Pit Boss model around the same price point as this; you can find it in our database, it’s the Pro Series Elite. Well, that gets a stainless steel lid, so what’s the deal here with the Titan?

My Final Thoughts On The Pit Boss Competition Series Titan

As I’ve stated above, there are several features I like about this Competition Series Titan, such as the adjustable stainless steel cooking racks and the new pellet combustion system.

However, Pit Boss does not have the best reputation when it comes to build-quality, and most people will agree that $1,299 on a pellet grill/smoker is a lot of money.

Well, at that price point, there is a lot of competition with more stainless steel construction and some better features; use our database through the link below to see what I mean.


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