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.
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B. Errington, Blue Vue, Weld, Maine –
My feed pan arrived today. There is just something beautiful about new stainless!
U.P. Maple –
Used this 24 inch preheater last season sitting on top of the Smoky Lake 2×4 flat pan. Worked very well and increased evaporation rate considerably. As with all Smoky Lake products, quality and workmanship are excellent.
U.P. Maple LLC
Chad K, Painesville, OH –
I wanted to let you know that yesterday I received the order I placed last week. Everything was perfect. I just wanted to let you both know just how impressed I am with your products. Everything is just perfect, first rate workmanship, everything even down to the packaging. Thanks for doing such good work.
Jamie richardson –
Top quality. Well worth the money. I’ve seen temp in this up to 117 degrees. Increased boiling rate dramatically. Definitely 5 stars