Because the FEC120 is 100% wood burning, for both its heat source and flavour source, results are consistent. In gas log-burners, the wood logs get smaller as they burn, and as new product is added, wood must be added as well. Since product is cooking while new wood is added, flavour is affected.
The Cookshack IQ4 electronic time/temperature control system cooks at a user-selected temperature for a user-selected time, and then drops to a pre-set or user-selected holding temperature until it is shut off with the master switch. The IQ4 controller is the restaurant owner's dream - anyone can operate it!
An optional meat probe allows the user to set the smoker to a desired internal meat temperature - the key to producing succulently smoked cuts such as pork shoulder, Boston butts, brisket and even chicken. When that temperature is reached, the smoker automatically goes into the hold cycle.
The customisable digital controller includes cooking pre-sets, alarm cycle, 16-character LCD display, and a quick change module for easier serviceability. Even with all these features the controller is easy for any kitchen employee to use.
The FEC120 boasts a convection fan, housed on top of the unit, that distributes smoke and heat evenly throughout the oven.
Smoke is vented from the top of the unit, making it ideal for installing under an extraction hood appropriate for a wood-burning appliance; Ansul protection is recommended.
Meat drippings exit the bottom of the smoker into a removable drip pan. Empty the drip pan after each load for clean and safe operation.