Smokin Tex VS Cookshack

You have decided to purchase a smoker or grill to be able to produce your favorite smokey-flavored meats in your own backyard or for your restaurant.

There are so many brands out there each claiming to produce the best and more durable products to give you the best taste. Let’s take a look at two big brands.


Traditional charcoal grills were unsuccessful in producing that coveted smokey flavor that Gene Ellis, founder of Cookshack craved.

Since their establishment over 50 years ago, Cookshack has since advanced to the stage where it could produce commercial products, residential equipment, and all the accessories and replacement parts their products need.

They have also since expanded into creating their own cookbooks filled with priceless knowledge they have acquired due to cooking meat with years and years of grill production. You can take a gander on their blog to find great tips on smoker recipes.

The people at Cookshack know their meats and know what spices and sauces go well with that unique sear their equipment can produce.

Producing both smokers and grills, Cookshack also offers both pellet and electric options to suit everyone.

All of Cookshack’s products are well made from robust materials such as stainless steel that are easy to clean and will last a good long while.


SmokinTex is a brand that started out as a simple idea conjured up in the kitchens of a successful bbq restaurant in Dallas, Texas.

The founder, Jim Smith, wanted to create the perfect smoker for home use that could rival his equipment in the restaurant.

Unlike Cookshack, SmokinTex only specializes in smokers (hence the name) and they lack in variety of products.

They specialize in electric smokers, which may not provide the traditional smokey taste we all crave. However, they do offer both commercial and residential smokers and parts needed for their products.

If you’re looking for quick and easy tips for how to best utilize smokers and grills, you may need to take a further look at Cookshack.

They offer a comprehensive blog that takes you through their favorite smoked and grilled recipes step-by-step, an extra personal touch that we don’t see from SmokinTex.

Cookshack produces premium products that are durable, versatile, and functional.

Here are a few products from this renowned brand that are needed staples in your backyard kitchen or in a more professional setting.

3 of Cookshack Top Products

1. Cookshack Fast Eddys FEC120 47" Stainless Steel Commercial Pellet Smoker Oven

This pellet smoker oven from Cookshack is easy to use and produces consistent quality every single time.

The convection fan featured in this design keeps the meat tender and juicy throughout the cooking process without much meat shrinkage.

Cookshack even goes as far as getting their products approved. Their smokers are approved by NSF and USDA, making them that much safer than other brands.

Pellet smokers are a more sustainable and eco-friendly design than regular gas models.

There is no gas used and the startup is fast as pellets exude even and continuing heat at the right temperature for that perfect smokey taste.

The built-in temperature controller (IQ5) will give you consistent results every single time.

It also eliminates the chances of fluctuations in temperature and producing different results on different pieces of meat.

At the end of the day, the smoking racks as well as the shelves are removable for easy cleaning to reduce your hassle. Cooking is tiring enough, and the cleanup shouldn’t add to your stress.

2. Cookshack Fast Eddys FEC500 66" Stainless Steel Commercial Rotisserie Pellet Smoker

For heavy-duty commercial purposes, Cookshack has a 66” stainless steel rotisserie smoker that is also fired by pellets.

This wheeled design is moveable even with the large capacity. This pellet-powered rotisserie smoker is as close as you will get to the real fire-smoked taste and can reach the set temperatures in under a quarter of an hour.

The IQ5 controller allows you to electronically control the heat for even results every time. This commercial rotisserie uses 100% food-grade wood pellets that are safe and essential to superior wood-smoked flavour. Compared to regular gas models, there will be no over-smoked taste from the gas fumes.

The rotisserie pellet cooker has three cycles: smoke, cook and rest. It’s able to regulate itself between the cycles and even when you open the doors and the heat escapes, the smoker is able to regulate the temperatures again in about 15 min.

Also approved by the NSF and USDA, this pellet rotisserie smoker is capable of doing its job without your constant supervision.

3. Cookshack Fast Eddy's PG500 56" Stainless Steel Pellet Grill and Smoker in One

This amazing work of art is both a pellet grill and a smoker in one machine. The stainless steel pellet grill is the only one on the market that uses charbroiler tech.

The results of this premium state-of-the-art machine is just as good as those of commercial-grade charbroilers.

Pellet grills produce a lot of ash, and cleanup can be a big issue with such small debris.

The front-access ash drawer makes it easy for you to remove the residue, even though there isn’t a lot as this 2-in-1 machine only leaves behind 3% of ash.

It’s suggested for residential use and has 56” of cooking space, which is more than enough to feed the entire family.

Whether it’s a whole turkey or a full course meal there is enough space for all.

The 100% food-grade pellets used to power this machinery uses 100% wood for that trusted flavor.

Pellets provided by Cookshack also contain much less resin than other options from other brands.


Cookshack products are made with care, with their smokers completely sealed to prevent against any leaks.

Their products are made from stainless steel, one of the toughest and most robust materials on the market used for food appliances.

What you see is what you get, it’s hard to find a stronger smoker or grill from other brands when Cookshack can promise the smoker will not warp or bend under heat or pressure.

Cookshack boasts consistent results, the best smoked flavor every time you whip out the smoker and/or grill.

Not only that but the 100% food-grade wood pellets are eco-friendly. If you want more than a smoker, Cookshack extends their service by providing you with all the accessories and recipe tips you need.

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