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Smokin Tex VS Cookshack

You have decided to purchase a Pellet grill or smoker 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 that authentic taste.

Let’s take a look at two big brands.

Cookshack - Fast Eddy's

Old or traditional charcoal grills were unsuccessful in really 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.

Looking at the present day, they have since expanded into creating their own cookbooks filled with priceless knowledge they have acquired due to cooking and years and years of grill production. 

The people at Cookshack know their meats and know what spices and sauces go well with that unique sear their equipment can produce. That's why their customer service is good as well.

Producing both smokers and grills, the company also offers both pellet and electric smokers to suit everyone.

All Cookshack grills are well made from robust materials that are easy to clean and will last a good long while before it gets old.


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

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

In the Smoking Tex vs. Cookshack debate, know that Smokin Tex only specializes in smokers, hence the name. As such, Smokin Tex lacks in variety of products.

SmokinTex electric smokers are much like the popular Smokin-it model. For many, the electric smoker may not provide the traditional smokey taste we all crave. However, Smokin Tex does offer both commercial and residential smokers and parts needed for their products.

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

It will please you that they offer a comprehensive blog that takes people through their favorite smoked and grilled recipes step-by-step, an extra personal touch that we don’t find from SmokinTex.

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

Go ahead and read about some products from this renowned brand that are needed staples in your backyard kitchen or in a more professional setting.

Cookshack Vs. Smokin Tex Grills

Cookshack FEC120 47" Commercial Pellet Smoker Oven

First on the list is CookShack FEC100 vertical smoker. We like that this one is easy to use and produces consistent smoking quality every single time.

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

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

Pellet smoke cookers 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 the consistent results you want every time.

It also eliminates the chances of the little fluctuations in temperature that would make 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. To cook is tiring enough, and you don't want the last cleanup to add to your stress.

2. Cookshack FEC500 Commercial Rotisserie Pellet Smoker

CookShack FEC500 Commercial Smoker

For heavy-duty commercial purposes, the Cookshack FEC500 66” rotisserie smoker that is also fired by pellets.

This wheeled design is moveable even with the large capacity. This pellet-powered rotisserie smoker model is the closest you'll 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 smoke 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, it will make no over-smoked taste from the gas fumes.

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

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

3. Cookshack PG500 56" Pellet Grill and Smoker

If you think it's just smokers or grills, this amazing work of art is both a pellet grill and a smoker in one machine. The Cookshack PG500 pellet grill is the only one on the market that does make use of charbroiler tech.

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

Pellet grills make a lot of ash, and many think cleanup is a big issue with such small debris.

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

This one is great for residential use and has 56” of cook space, which we think is more than enough to feed the entire family.

Whether you want to smoke one whole turkey or a full course meal there is really enough space for all.

The 100% food-grade pellets used to power this model are made from 100% wood for that nice trusted flavor you'll like.

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


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

You've read that 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 still hard to find stronger smokers or grills from other brands when this company can promise the machine will last and not warp or bend under heat or pressure.

They got great customer service and consistent results. It's the best smoked flavor every time you whip out the smoker and/or grill. You wouldn't think to rely on good luck to have perfectly cooked meats each time.

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