This product is also known as a “warming pan” or a “preheater pan”.
|Feed Pan Size||Compatibility*||Capacity|
|16″-Wide Feed Pan||StarCat, 16″-wide Flat or Divided Pan||2-1/2 gallons|
|20″-Wide Feed Pan||Dauntless, 20″-wide Flat or Divided Pan||4 gallons|
|2′-Wide Feed Pan||Any 2′-Wide Evaporator Pan||5 gallons|
*This product is not intended to be used with evaporator hoods.
The feed pan increases efficiency and ease-of-use by allowing the user to keep a trickle of raw sap flowing into the main boiling pan at all times. The slow steady flow of raw sap will prevent the main pan from being overwhelmed with too much sap at once and also help keep it boiling hard. The steam from the main pan also helps warm the raw sap inside the feed pan before it is introduced to the main pan.