Looking for advise on 110v element/thermostat

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by otiskatz, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. otiskatz

    otiskatz Newbie

    I'm looking for a 110 v thermostat (prefer mechanical therm)and element combination that will run from zero to say 250ish. I will be using it in a 4ft square ss box.

    All advise is welcome. I don't mind a little "frankenstien" work.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. madman mike

    madman mike Smoking Fanatic

    would recommend digital control. heres my favorite http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_28&products_id=381

    makes the entire process idiot proof. Mechanical thermos for ovens rarely go below 170F. They also require a relay which dont last as long, they cycle full on and off, the digital cycles constantly but they control the output so that when target temp is reached they dont vary more than a degree or two. With mechanical youll get swings in temps as high as 10 degrees above and below. 

    what are you looking to use it mostly for?
  3. Thanks for the reply!

    I'm rebuiling and old stainless warming oven with a conversion to a smoker. Lots of "low and slow" cooking. the old element is toast and not compatible for what I want. I am also limited to 110v, I like the idea of digital. I was trying to keep it looking original but thats just not practical, i'll hide the digital controler and just leave to old knob in place.

    All advice is welcome.


  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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