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StarCat™ Evaporator


Customizable Features

Two Pan Options

Flat or Divided Pans

Maintaining Sap Depth

Feed Pans, Float Boxes and Sight Glasses

Mobility Options

Casters (paved surfaces) vs Pneumatic Tires (gravel)

Lid Option

Shields your syrup between boiling sessions

Hydrometer Holder

A clean place to store your hydrometer while boiling

How it Works

Air-Tight Firebox Door

The StarCat door is designed to maximize firewood efficiency and evaporation rate. Beware of competitors’ un-insulated, inefficient cast iron arch fronts which allow sparks to escape the firebox.

Straight Forward Insulating & Bricking

Your StarCat’s provided ceramic insulation is pre-cut to size and ready to go. The StarCat will require 20 standard, full-size firebricks. No cutting required.

Easy Arch Assembly

Limited Lifetime Warranty

All Smoky Lake evaporator pans are professionally TIG welded at our headquarters in Hilbert, Wisconsin. Our artisans handcraft each pan with 22 gauge, mirror finish stainless steel which is guaranteed to offer superior heat transfer compared to our competitors’ thicker metal gauges.

We stand behind our craftsmanship with a lifetime limited warranty on the welds. We take pride in offering the most highly acclaimed maple equipment in the maple industry.

Free Shipping to Your Door

We designed the StarCat in such a way to make shipping in the continental US as easy, hassle-free and FREE for you, our valued customer. All potential delivery hurdles associated with LTL freight have been eliminated. No worries. We got this.

Most StarCat Evaporators are shipped via SpeeDee Delivery or FedEx Ground, depending on your location. When possible, we deliver using a white glove carrier service for an even higher level of service.