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Louisiana Grills Black Label LG800 Pellet Grill Review

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Louisiana Grills Black Label LG800 Pellet Grill
Louisiana Grills Black Label LG800 Pellet Grill

Louisiana Grills Black Label LG800

Derrick Riches

Construction Quality
Temperature Control
Smoke Production
Versatility
Capacity

Specifications

  • 500 square inches of primary cooking space for a total of 809 square inches
  • 180 to 600 degree F. temperature range
  • 18-pound pellet hopper
  • Porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Powered coated steel construction
  • Direct sear cooking area with sliding baffle
  • Electronic temperature control system with display
  • Non-insulated body with a single-layer lid
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity with a proprietary app that provides remote control
  • Two temperature probe ports (probes included)
  • Pellet dump
  • Grease drains into a bottom-mounted bucket
  • Total weight of 162 pounds
  • Made in China by Dansons

Full Review – Louisiana Grills Black Label LG800 Pellet Grill

PROS

  • Comparatively inexpensive
  • Full WiFi functionality
  • Hopper dump
  • Hopper window
  • Sear Capability

CONS

  • The Bucket
  • Limited Construction Quality

Dansons is the leader in the pellet grill world. I know you probably think it’s someone else, but it isn’t Dansons has taken over as the biggest maker of pellet grills. The reason you’ve never heard of them is that they have a number of brands that their grills sell under. Louisiana Grills is their second best-known brand name, following Pit Boss. Now Pit Boss is designed to be the more budget-friendly line of pellet grills. Louisiana Grills are more solidly constructed and by that I mean heavier.

The Louisiana Grills Black Label LG800 Pellet Grill is new for 2020. Originally it was supposed to be part of the Founder’s Series grills, but after a legal battle with Traeger, that marketing plan fell apart. What you get with this $800USD Pellet grill is most of the bells and whistles, namely WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Not a novel feature in a pellet grill, but at this price range it is more the exception than the rule. Aside from this, however, there isn’t anything terribly innovative in this grill.

The manufacturer will point out the meat hooks on top of the cooking chamber and the window in the pellet hopper, but these aren’t new to the industry or really all that interesting. Certainly, it’s nice to see how many pellets you have left without having to get out of your chair. The construction quality on this is good. It isn’t fantastic, or even the best in the price range, but this pellet grill does have a more solid feel (other than the front foldout table).

You do get a movable baffle in the cooking chamber that allows for direct grilling and with a maximum 600 degrees F cooking temperature, you can do some real grilling with this unit. Remember that with this design, there will be more wear and tear on the pellet firepot, so make sure that the slider is closed except when you need it.

While not a bad grill, there are many to look at in this price range. In fact, the $800 price point is the most crowded in the industry right now. This is probably not going to change anytime soon.

Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.

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3 responses to “Louisiana Grills Black Label LG800 Pellet Grill Review”

  1. My temperature fluctuates like crazy…. It tells me it’s cooking at 250 then 10 minutes later it’s at 150, it will shoot up to 400, yet the top isn’t even hot.

    Second smoker. They’re trash.

  2. The Louisiana Black Label LG800 grill is great if you only want to cook at 250 degrees. I can set my grill to 185 degrees and after less than five minutes it automatically switches to 250 degrees. If I set it to 350 degrees, after less than five minutes it automatically switches back to 250 degrees. Yesterday, I ran it to the top temperature of 600 degrees and after less than five minutes it switched automatically back to 250 degrees.
    Therefore, if anyone wishes to ever cook outside of 250 degree temperature I would suggest investing in a grill that will allow you to this. The Louisiana Black Label Pellet Grill will ONLY cook at 250 degrees.

    • I’ve had a Lousiana Grill for over 12 years and never had that problem. This is not indicative of the brand so is either a user error or something wrong. Saying you can’t cook at any temperature aside from 250 degrees is flat-out wrong.

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