What is the cost of operating a commercial smoker?

Knowing the cost of operating a commercial smoker is important for your business.  It is one of many factors that need to be considered in determining profit margins.  Cookshack smokers and charbroilers are efficient especially when you consider the amount of meat and vegetables that you can smoke during one cook cycle.  There design will not dry or shrink meat and will give you higher yields.

Below are two charts to consider in determing your energy costs using Cookshack commercial equipment.  These are based on average kwh figures and will vary depending on your geographic region.  The wood and pellet costs are based on Cookshack Wood Chunks and Pellets including average shipping costs. The first chart is based on using the equipment at the highest temperature settings available for that unit. This would be the maximum estimated cost

you would see using this equipment. The second chart is based on using the equipment at a lower or average rate of temperature for that unit. This would be most likely where the units would operate most of the time.

For the electric smokers, you use electricity to power the controller and unit while the wood is used for flavoring.  In the pellet-fired smokers and charbroiler, electricity is only needed to run the controller, fans, and augers.  The wood pellets provide

the heat and flavor.  Consequently, in the electric units the majority of the cost is from electricity and in the pellet-fired units the majority of the cost is from the pellets.

Cost of Operating Cookshack

Commercial Units

*using highest temperature settings
Electric Units Electricity Wood Total Per Hour Total for 12 Hours
SM160 0.08 0.25 0.08 1.21
SM260 0.16 0.50 0.16 2.42
SM360 0.32 0.75 0.32 4.59
Pellet Fired Units Electricity Pellets Total per Hour Total for 12 Hours
FEC100 0.05 0.50 0.55 6.60
FEC120 0.09 0.75 0.84 10.08
FEC240 0.09 1.00 1.09 13.08
FEC300 0.10 1.00 1.10 13.20
FEC500 0.10 1.50 1.60 19.20
FEC750 0.15 2.00 2.15 25.80
Charbroilers Electricity Pellets Total per Hour Total for 12 Hours
CB024 0.05 2.40 2.45 29.40
CB036 0.07 3.60 3.67 44.04
CB048 0.09 4.80 4.89 58.68
Cost of Operating Cookshack Commercial Units
*using average temperature settings
Electric Units Electricity Wood Total Per Hour Total for 12 Hours
SM160 0.06 0.25 0.06 0.97
SM260 0.12 0.50 0.12 1.94
SM360 0.24 0.75 0.24 3.63
Pellet Fired Units Electricity Pellets Total per Hour Total for 12 Hours
FEC100 0.04 0.30 0.34 4.05
FEC120 0.07 0.45 0.52 6.21
FEC240 0.07 0.60 0.67 8.01
FEC300 0.08 0.60 0.68 8.10
FEC500 0.08 0.90 0.98 11.70
FEC750 0.11 1.20 1.31 15.75
Charbroilers Electricity Pellets Total per Hour Total for 12 Hours
CB024 0.04 1.44 1.48 17.73
CB036 0.05 2.16 2.21 26.55
CB048 0.07 2.88 2.95 35.37

Other ways Cookshack commercial smokers are energy efficient include:

  • Tough double-walled stainless steel interior and exterior construction
  • 850°F Spin-Glas® insulation
  • Quick heat recovery

See the difference a Cookshack commercial smoker or charbroiler can make to your operation. No gas required!

No Gas

You will never need gas lines or tanks when you use Cookshack Smokers or Charbroilers!

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