As I continue my reviews of the best portable pellet grills, it’s clear that the pellet grill/smoker landscape is getting competitive. What was once Traeger’s domain is now a very competitive space. One of the latest entrants to this pellet grill market is the ASMOKE AS300 portable pellet grill.
I have used the portable grill recently, and as I have done with the previous grills, here is my Asmoke portable 300-pellet grill review.
Grilling Space and Hopper Capacity
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The Asmoke 300 pellet grill offers quite a bit of functionality for such a portable grill when it comes to cooking space. The grill features two tiers of porcelain-coated iron cooking grids providing 256 square inches of total cooking area. The cooking space may seem small, but that’s not too bad for a portable smoker. The grill’s total cooking area is adequate for 8 burgers, 4 baby back rib racks, 12 hot dogs, 1 rib rack, and half of a brisket.
The Asmoke wood pellet grill features a 4lbs hopper capacity. While this does not sound like a lot, the grill delivers less pellet consumption which is efficient for a portable grill of its size.
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If you are looking for a portable grill for creating great flavors on the go, the Asmoke wood pellet grill is the real deal. The grill’s construction allows both direct or indirect grilling, and it’s ideal for cooking barbeque, baking, roasting, braising, smoking, searing, broiling, and cooking char-grilled food.
The Temperature Range
The Asmoke 300 pellet grill features a temperature range of 180F-500F. The temperature range allows you to go low and slow or fast and hot while achieving mouthwatering flavors. The AS300 can get to over 500F in just 20 minutes, which is an impressive feature to have in a portable grill of its size.
Besides, the AS300 includes the flame broiler plate that you can open to allow searing high heat for steaks or close for indirect lower temperature cooking for veggies.
Controls and Accessories
The grill features a standard meat probe so you can monitor the food temperatures easily. It also features the standard temperature control feature with various low-temperature settings. However, there is no mention of the PID controller, and therefore the perfect temperature control might be a challenge.
The pellet grill features auto-pellet reloading and comes with a heating fan so that you can maintain the desired temperature.
Consistent Smoker Grill Heating
The grill features a patented small grill air duct system for heat distribution. Therefore, the AS300 portable ensures an even heat distribution over the entire cooking surface for perfect consistency. The patented heat distribution technology allows the grill to reach up to 500F in under 20 minutes, and it is safer than other wood pellet grills present.
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How Does it Compare to Asmoke 350 Pellet Grill?
There are some features that you can only find on the Asmoke AS350 and here is an overview.
- The A350 features the ASCS ash washout, which is unavailable on the AS300 portable grill.
- Asmoke 350 pellet grill comes with a liquid chamber to add humidity to your cooks. However, the feature is not available on the AS300.
- The AS350 comes with a taller lid, an upgrade option not available on the AS300. Therefore, the AS350 can accommodate a whole chicken or small turkey.
- The AS350 portable grill features an upgraded grease catcher, larger than what the AS300 offers.
- Functional wood pellet grill for campouts and backyard BBQ parties
- 180-500F temperature range
- It gets to over 520F in less than 20 minutes
- Small hopper capacity
- Lacks the humidity chamber
ASMOKE AS300 Review – My Opinion
The As300 portable grill is an excellent option for your campouts and tailgate parties. Despite the small cooking area, it comes with multiple compartments allowing multitasking.
Whether you are hosting an outdoor grill party in your backyard or you are setting out for an RVing BBQ, the Asmoke portable 300-pellet grill lets you experience mouthwatering barbecues no matter the destination.
Eddie van Aken has years of experience in running his full-service restaurant and with this came working with using and dealing with all types of kitchen equipment. With his experience, he is able to find all the pros and cons of grills and add them to the grill reviews he is doing. You can read more on the about page for Eddie van Aken