The Master of Cooking

GEA CookStar

The GEA CookStar industrial spiral oven. One of a family from GEA with excellent performance in terms of capacity, throughput, flexibility, consistency and reliability. Perfectly cooks poultry, pork, beef, fish or meat replacement products, consistently outperforming its rivals.

GEA CookStar 600

Unchallenged performance

The CookStar offers the best of both worlds by combining horizontal and vertical airflow.  This allows the CookStar to efficiently balance the critical elements of time, temperature, humidity and air circulation to provide efficient cooking for a wide range of applications. It is this ability that makes GEA CookStar the Master of Industrial Cooking.

25 years of innovation with GEA CookStar

Main applications

Main applications GEA CookStar

The GEA CookStar is versatile, handling a wide range of products such as poultry, pork, beef, fish and meat substitutes, coated and uncoated, formed and natural, at high production throughputs.

Flexibility now and in the future

  • Master of versatility: steam – cook – brown – roast, in one oven
  • Patent-pending for the unique SuperHeatSmoke option for cooking and smoking products
  • Fastest change over between processes

Proven performance

  • Shorter cook time for more efficient cooking
  • More available heating capacity gives higher throughput
  • More equal color development and more consistent core temperature
  • Setting the industry standard with the longest cooking length – up to 25 m/min belt speed and up to 25 kg/m belt load

Ultimate reliability

  • More than 25 years' experience and countless millions of tons of food products produced
  • 99% uptime with proven installations around the globe
  • Global service coverage with support programs for better-operating efficiency

Advanced technology

Three-phase cooking concept in double spiral oven

 GEA CookStar the three-phase cooking concept in double spiral oven

The GEA CookStar Turbo is the world's only three-phase cooking concept in a double spiral. Its patented design combines horizontal airflow with impingement airflow in the turbo zone. This provides excellent cooking efficiency at new industry standards for yield and quality compared with purely horizontal airflow ovens.

Process control and efficiency

Process control and efficiency with GEA CookStar

Cooking flexibility with up to 100°C /180°F difference in cooking temperatures between the zones. Process control via dewpoint measurement – know how to cook. Dewpoint measured independently in each cooking chamber. Dewpoint differences of up to 45°C between the two zones. The oven accurately controls the conditions in each zone with balanced airflow, active climate control and moderated exhaust control.

Technical details of GEA CookStar

Product specifications GEA CookStar 600 GEA CookStar 600 extended GEA CookStar 1000
Belt length 60 to 86 m* 100 to 140 m* 117 to 160 m*
Belt width 600 mm 600 mm 1000 mm
Max. cooking / grilling temperature 200 °C
200 °C 210 °C
Min. product height 15 x 15 x 15 mm 15 x 15 x 15 mm 15 x 15 x 15 mm
Max. product height 75 to 130 mm* 75 to 130 mm*
Climate control & modarating exhaust control standard standard optional
Infeed and outfeed height 1000 mm 1000 mm 1150 mm
Dimensions L x W x H 9288 x 4481 x 4855  mm 9288 x 4481 x 4855  mm 12880 x 6922 x 6160 mm
Machine weight 18.000 kg 21.000 kg 50.000 kg
* depending on the chosen model

Options GEA CookStar

SuperHeatSmoke application with the CookStar 600 family

GEA CookStar with SuperHeatSmoke application

SuperHeatSmoke is the innovative and award-winning process for the in-line cooking and smoking of meat, poultry, seafood and meat replacement products. It combines a double spiral oven with the SuperHeatSmoke concept, to produce attractive fully cooked and smoked products. It uses condensed natural smoke from the market-leading specialist, Red Arrow. The oven provides a controlled environment for a more consistent smoke flavor and authentic coloring, similar to a traditionally smoked product. Taste and color may be varied by using different smoke condensates and by applying smoke in one or both oven sections. The smoke condensates may be customized to meet each customer’s requirements.

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GEA sediment removal system belt wash

For heavily-marinated applications or sticky products, the sediment removal system belt wash simplifies the belt washing operation and improves efficiency for the operator.

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