The Cookshack Charbroiler CB036 is a commercial, pellet fired grill meant for professional use. It comes in a smaller 24″ model and larger 48″ model. Unlike most pellet cookers that are designed for BBQ smoking, Cookshack’s Charbroilers reach searing temps of 700° to sizzle steaks and burgers while imparting a nice whiff of smoky flavor.
Built for heavy commercial use with double walled stainless steel interior and exterior and heavy duty casters, the CB036 can handle 24 – 12 oz Ribeyes or Strips, 31 – 8 oz. Fillets, 30 – 8 oz. Chicken Breasts or 30 – 4 oz. Hamburgers.
Stainless steel cooking grates would have been a better choice for professional use than the higher maintenance coated cast iron ones that come with the CB036. The high capacity hopper, however, holds 60 lbs. of pellets and is said to burn approximately 12 lbs./hour. It has two digital controllers and three fire pots. 120V 8 – amps required power.
A 36″ Charbroil lid is optional. Two year limited warranty and Cookshack’s 30 day money back guarantee.
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Charcoal, Wood Pellets
720 square inches
Large(about 35 burgers)
Cookshack is a second generation family owned business started in the early 1960’s by Gene and Judy Ellis of Ponca City, OK. Ellis was an inventor and entrepreneur who loved barbecue. They began selling sauces and spice blends then branched out into hardware. Cookshack now manufactures a wide variety of pellet and electric smokers for restaurants, professional competitors, and back-yard barbecue enthusiasts. In 2004 Cookshack began a relationship with Fast Eddy Maurin, winner of numerous Grand Championships on the competitive BBQ circuit. Together they produced Fast Eddy’s innovative pellet smoker designs which were greeted with enthusiasm and have become some of Cookshack’s most popular smokers.
All their well-built machines are made in the US and come with 2-year limited warranties. The company is universally respected for customer care and their online open forum is extremely informative and helpful. Owners absolutely positively love their Cookshacks.
Published On: 11/14/2014
Last Modified: 3/17/2021
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