2x4 Flat Pan with Valve and Optional Thermometer
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2018 Flat Pan w/ Valve and Nipple, 2′ x 2′

(13 customer reviews)

$355.00 $275.00

ON SALE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! We’ve now rolled out our 2019 Flat Pans and are clearing out inventory of all 2018 Flat Pans.

Smoky Lake offers four standard sizes. Perfect to use as a boiling pan for hobbyists or as a finishing pan for a large producers.


  • Full length, built-in handles
  • Stainless steel thermometer port
  • Stainless steel draw-off port
  • Stainless steel, full port draw-off Ball Valve with Nipple
  • Lifetime limited warranty on welds
  • FREE shipping in the US with FedEx or SpeeDee Delivery (depending on package weight and shipping address)
  • FREE shipping insurance

NOTE: The thermometer and thermometer port shown in the photo are an optional add-on. Recommended thermometer size for this pan style should have a 6″ stem and 1/4″ thread. offers 2″, 3″ or 5″ dial sizes to fit this pan.



By adding a thermometer port and thermometer to your pan, you can easily monitor the status of your syrup while boiling. Maple syrup finishes at 7ºF above the boiling point of water.

You will need to maintain 2″ sap depth while boiling. This means you will need to keep adding raw sap to the pans as you boil. You may choose to do this by hand, or add a Feed Pan or Float Box for ease and efficiency.


Differences Between Our 2018 and 2019 Flat Pan Models

  1. Level Assist: The end panels of the 2019 Flat Pan model include a full-length, 2-inch depth mark. This allows the pans to be leveled without the need for any other tool. Simply fill the pans to the line with sap and make sure the liquid’s surface is even to the 2-inch depth mark on both ends of the pan.
  2. Thermometer Ports are optional on 2018 pans and standard on 2019 pans
  3. Thermometer Plugs are sold separately for 2018 pans but are included standard with 2019 pans

Standard Flat Pan Features

2′ x 2′
22-gauge, mirror finish stainless steel YES
TIG welded (NEVER soldered) YES
Depth 8.5″
Draw-off port size 3/4″
Stainless steel, Full Port Draw-Off Valve YES
Maple Thermometer (3″ dial, 0 – 50 scale) Optional Add-On
Handcrafted in Wisconsin, USA YES
Lifetime limited warranty on welds YES

Additional accessories are available separately.

An Elite Maple Syrup Pan.

When comparing us to competitor pans, be sure to look at the details. We are confident you will find Smoky Lake to be much higher value if you know what you are looking for.

  • Is their draw-off port welded from the inside of the pan to ensure sanitation? (We ALWAYS include sanitary draw off ports.)
  • Is their pan easy to handle? (Ours have full length, built-in handles).
  • Does the competitor pan have a thermometer port? (This is an option on any size 2018 Flat Pan by Smoky Lake.)
  • Does the competitor’s gauge of stainless steel deliver optimal heat transfer? (Thicker gauges of stainless steel equate to less efficient boiling. Most competitors find it too difficult to weld our more optimal 22 ga. stainless steel. For this reason, the competitor will try telling you that they use thicker metal in order to make the pan “more durable”. Let us assure you, of the hundreds of pans Smoky Lake has sold, we have never had an issue with our pan strength.)
  • Is their pan hand crafted in the USA? (Smoky Lake artisans build all of our flat pans right here in Hilbert, Wisconsin.)
  • How will your pan be shipped? (We have produced custom, double reinforced, foam lined, cardboard crates for each of our pans. We treat these pans like works of art that they are. When purchased through the website, all shipping is free. Shipping insurance is also free and automatically included. We ship these pans either via FedEx or SpeeDee Delivery depending on your location and package weight. You will be emailed a tracking number as soon as it is available to us.)
  • Will the pan come with instructions? (We offer instruction sheets for all our Smoky Lake Flat Pans. Each guide includes great tips for safe and efficient boiling.)

Need a custom size? No problem. Contact us for more information.


Accessories Sold Separately:

A thermometer helps you monitor the status of your syrup while you are boiling. Syrup finishes at 7º above the temperature of boiling water as indicated by the large, bold 7 marker on the thermometer’s face.

Additional information

Weight N/A

16" x 30", 2' x 2', 2' x 3', 2' x 4', 2' x 5', 2' x 6'

13 reviews for 2018 Flat Pan w/ Valve and Nipple, 2′ x 2′

  1. Milton Jonson

    Hello to the Smokey Lake Maple Products People;
    Received the syrup pan in a very timely matter. Hats off to you all and for the perfect product that you’ve provided me. I am very pleased with the American craftsmanship that was put into this product. Almost hate to use it. I wish you well in the future and keep up the good work.

  2. Stacey, Houghton Lake, Michigan

    Damaged our 2×4 finish pan early in the season. Was happy to find the continuous flow pan in stock and delivered quickly at a very reasonable price. Worked great, was a little different approach than original 2 divider finish unit being continuous flow. Became comfortable with it and made some beautiful syrup rest of the season. Thanks

  3. Sean McCarthy, Northern Vermont

    Just wanted to say thank you! Great quality pan- hated to actually put fire underneath it!

  4. John

    This is a work of art. I have done welding of my own for years. I aspire to do work like this. I tried to have a pan built locally from 3 different fabricators. They each said they could do it and never produced a product. I called Jim and he said he could have one to me in a few days. Now I am skeptical based on being let down several times elsewhere. A few days later it showed up as promised in pristine condition.
    I didn’t originally want to spend this much. It is worth every penny.
    Great job.

  5. troydautermann

    Great looking pan and awesome service. Jim went out of his way to help Dad and I. Thanks for a great product.

  6. Jim S, Washburn, WI

    Dear Jim

    Just received the new 2×3 pan I ordered last week.
    It is a work of art! Thank you for the prompt service.
    Cant wait for Spring.

  7. Coleman Doyle, NY

    Hello I just received my order of 2×3 pan and it looks awesome. I’m definitely going to give you 5 stars and recommend to my buddies and will be getting more orders from me. Thanks.

  8. UP Maple

    Boiled with this 2×4 pan last year for the first time. Excellent quality and workmanship. Also boils the sap very well.

    Spend the money, you won’t be disappointed. We will be buying our next larger pan from Smokey Lake Maple.

    UP Maple LLC
    Munising, MI

  9. R. Mutter

    First year using the 2X4 Evaporator and Drip Pan. Using two 18″ square propane burners. Boiled off sap at over 5 gal/hour. High quality, good looking, and fun to use. The custom 0-7-50 temperature gauge works very nicely. Thank you Smokey Lake!!

  10. Paul Pinar

    I stopped by this winter and bought a 2×4 pan and a bottler. It’s worked great and saved a lot of boiling time.

  11. Matt L, Ontario, Canada

    I wanted to thank you for the fine service and excellent product. A friend of mine is a airframe welder at an airforce base, here in ontario and I had him inspect the welds. He was quite impressed with the quality, figured whoever built it really understood what they were doing. I’m very happy.

  12. C. Mulik, Hartwick, NY

    Great pan! Thank you for such a super product!
    I will happily refer your company.

  13. David Boutilier

    Very pleased with the quality and workmanship on the 16 x 30 evaporator pan with port and thermometer. I can’t wait for the the season to begin.
    Thanks again

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