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Introducing the FEC240 Commercial Pellet Smoker Oven

Cookshack announces the FEC240, the newest Commercial 100% wood-burning pellet-fired smoker oven. Cookshack is the only manufacturer of Commercial Grade 100% wood-burning pellet ovens.

The Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack FEC240 uses the new Cookshack IQ5 electronic control system for 3-stage cooking and the ability to download cooking data onto flash drive. The FEC240 has a small footprint with a high capacity to smoke or barbecue products, so it is the perfect choice for large scale operations. The FEC240 will fit through a 36″ standard door so it is perfect for compact kitchens where space is a premium.  With no gas lines to worry with, it is easy to install in your commercial kitchen. It features an offset firebox and a convection fan to circulate smoke and heat for steady temperatures throughout the unit. It is NSF and USDA approved and Warnock Hersey and ETL Listed Commercial Cooking Equipment in USA and Canada.

FEC240 with door closed

FEC240 can hold up to 250 lbs. of pork butt

 

Controller

How It Works

The digital controller includes programmable, customizable cooking pre-sets, alarm cycle, 16 character LCD display, and USB port for downloading up to 512 hours of cook time onto a FAT formatted USB flash drive.

Heat is supplied by 100% wood pellets which eliminates large heat fluctuations that dry and shrink the meat. Oven temperature range is from 140°F to 350°F

The IQ5 controller electronic time/temperature control system features 3-stage, 2-stage and probe mode cooking options

Meat drippings exit the bottom of the smoker into a removable drip pan for a clean, safe operation

An optional meat probe allows the user to set the smoker to a desired internal meat temperature and then automatically cycles into a hold when the temperature is met

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Pellets

Tough double-walled 20-gauge stainless steel construction surrounds 850°F Spin-Glas® insulation for superior heat retention

Heat and Flavor source is 100% food grade wood pellets which are controlled by a fully automated wood pellet system.

The FEC240 runs on 7 amps @ 120VAC, which means pennies per hour operating cost

Clean burning wood pellets produce very little ash, with a low a creosote buildup. Danger of fire from removing hot ash and embers is eliminated, unlike stick burning smokers that require removal of live coals.

Pellets are easily obtainable, inexpensive, available in a variety of flavors and are easy to store

 

FEC240 with door open

This unit has 8 nickel-plated shelves that are 23″ x 17″

FEC240 Fan

Convection Fan helps circulate smoke and temps to improve yields

FEC240 Firebox

Firebox for pellets

The eight (8) nickel-plated steel shelves can hold up to 250 lb. of pork butts, 240 lbs. of brisket, 180 lbs. of ribs, or 60 whole chickens. The unit comes standard with a Cookbook, Operator’s Manual, 80 lbs. of pellets, Pre-installed casters, drip pan, side racks and a Cookshack Spice Kit. It is a no risk purchase because the FEC240 is covered by a two-year limited warranty and Cookshack’s 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Call our professional sales team for more information at 1.800.423.0698.

Happy New Year from Cookshack!

Happy New Year from Cookshack

From all of us here at Cookshack, we wish you a Happy New Year!

We hope this year is filled with prosperity, good health, friends, family and of course barbecue! We value our customers, employees, shareholders, vendors, dealers, distributors and service providers and are looking forward to continuing our business you in 2015.

We will be announcing several new pieces of equipment and upgrades in 2015.  So make sure and stay tuned in the near future for these exciting announcements which will affect our commercial, competition and backyard chefs alike!

We love to hear from you.  Please respond to our blog posts, send us an e-mail or interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest!  Of course, we also have our uncensored forum where the most dedicated barbecue heads can chat, swap stories and recipes 24/7.

We are looking forward to a smoking good year!

Perfect Gift Idea for the Holidays!

 

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Wrap up a Cooskhack Smoker or Pellet Grill this Christmas!

Happy Holidays from Cookshack! Need an idea for a great gift for someone special in your life?  How about a Cookshack smoker or pellet grill?  Make them a BBQ genius with our easy to use smokers and pellets grills!  Now until December 17th you can save 10% off the list price of any Cookshack residential electric smoker, Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack FEC100 pellet-fired smoker or pellet grills. That is a savings of up to $419!  Best of all, these units feature the best in the industry no-risk 30-day money back guarantee.

 

The Smokette (SM009-2), the Smokette Elite (SM025), the Super Smoker Elite (SM045) and the AmeriQue (SM066) are the electric smokers that make it easy to add real wood smoke to your foods!  They are inexpensive to operate and energy efficient.   Cooking capacities range from 20 pounds to 50 pounds so we have a unit to fit any need you may have!

Cookshack Residential Electric Smoker Line

The residential smoker line

The PG1000 and PG500 pellet grills feature 4-zone cooking and pellet broil technology.  They feature a direct zone that sears up to 800°F, two indirect zones for low and slow traditional barbecue smoking and a cold-smoke and warming drawer zone that is about one half of the set temperature.  The possibilities are endless with these commercial grade quality built smoker and grill in one.

PG1000

PG1000

PG1000 Zones

Direct and Indirect Zones on the Pellet Grills

 

 

 

 

 

The FEC100 is the choice of many championship BBQ teams and is guaranteed to hold enough barbecue for all your friends and family! The pellet heat is controlled by a fully automated wood pellet system that produces very little ash.  It features double-walled construction surrounding 850° F Spin-Glas® insulation for superior heat retention and fuel savings.

FEC100 with four shelves

The FEC100 features 4 nickel-plated steel 23″ x 17″ shelves

FEC100

FEC100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To order online just use the Promo Code:  HOHOHO14 when you checkout at www.cookshack.com or call Cookshack at 1.800.423.0698 and tell our friendly sales staff you want the HOHOHO14 deal you heard about on this blog!  With a Cookshack smoker or pellet grill you can celebrate BBQ every day!  Hurry because this deal ends Wednesday, December 17thFrom all of us here at Cookshack may your days be merry and bright!

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Do you test commercial smokers before shipping?

For over 52 years Cookshack has placed quality as a high priority in manufacturing all of our smokers, pellet grills and charbroilers.  Each unit undergoes testing before packaging for shipment.  The Final Assembly Teams in each of the production lines conducts the tests.  Documentation of these tests is on an inspection sheet that is unique to each unit.  The employees involved sign off on their craftsmanship.

Tests that are common to all of our units are the Hipot test, a Ground Continuity Test, and electronic controller test.  Hipot is an abbreviation for high potential and is a term given to a class of electrical safety testing instruments used to verify electrical insulation.  Ground Continuity Monitor is used to measure the electrical continuity of the circuit’s path to ground.  Testing of the electronic controller is done by making sure each button functions properly and lights up on the digital display.

Hipot test

Final Assembly worker is doing the Hipot test

Electronic Controller Test

Testing the electronic controller to make sure it functions properly

Each electric smoker in our SmartSmoker Line (SM160/260/360) and each smoker in our Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack Line (FEC100/120) are tested by a process we call “running out.”  Power is supplied by plugging in and testing the unit to make sure that is can reach temperature and go into the hold cycle.  All units, except for the SM160, have wood added to them to make sure they smoke properly.  The electric smokers are testing for approximately 20 minutes at 190°F and then a hold temperature of 255°F.  The pellet-fired smokers are tested up to 340°F for approximately three hours and then put into a hold cycle.  Cookshack has a separate room in the production area to run out the units.

Run Out Smoker Testing

Running out a unit before packaging

The Charbroiler line (CB024/036/048) is tested by powering the unit and setting the factory settings on the controller.  It is run for 30 minutes to ensure that the ignitor, draft fan, and auger is running properly.

The Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack Rotisserie models (FEC300/500/750) undergo additional tests.  The first test is a weld test.  The bottom of the smoker is filled with water to make sure it does not leak.  Then the wiring is checked by plugging the unit in to check the switches, foot pedal, motors, ignitors, and smoke evacuator.  Testing is completed to make sure that it can get up to the proper temperatures and the rotissiere is working properly.  The unit is set to 424°F, and when the unit reaches over 400°F, it is shut down.  This process takes a little over an hour.

The trailer (FETR) for the Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack Rotisserie models is tested by plugging it in to make sure all the wiring and lights are working properly.

 

 

 

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Blazin’ Buttz BBQ Winning with Twin FEC100’s!

Frank of Blazin’ Buttz BBQ has been successful this year on the competition barbecue circuit.  The team hails from Patchogue, NY and uses a two FEC100’s.  Other team members are Bob and Laura Schwarz.  Here are some of their recent accomplishments:

  • 1st Place Chicken at the Hudson Valley Ribfest in New Patz, NY
  • Reserve Grand Champion at the Hudson Valley Ribfest in New Patz, NY
  • 7th Place Overall at the Sun BBQ Fest at Uncasville, CT
  • Reserve Grand Champion at Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival
  • 1st Place Chicken at the Best BBQ Chef competition in New London, CT
  • 1st Place Ribs at the Best BBQ Chef competition in New London, CT
  • Grand Champion at the Best BBQ Chef competition in New London, CT
  • 1st Place Chicken at the DO AC Smokin’ Hot Atlantic City BBQ Championship in Atlantic City, NJ
  • 3rd Overall at the DO AC Smokin’ Hot Atlantic City BBQ Championship in Atlantic City, NJ
  • 8th Overall at the New York City BBQ Cook-Off in Staten Island, NY

Quite an impressive display of barbecue prowess!  Congratulations to the entire team and keep on smoking!  We wish you continued success!

Sun BBQ Fest

7th place overall at the Sun BBQ Fest

1st place chicken

1st place chicken at Best BBQ Chef Competition

1st Place Ribs

1st Place Ribs at Best BBQ Chef Competition in New London, CT

RGC at Hudson Valley Ribfest

RGC at Hudson Valley Ribfest