Preparation Equipment

Browse our articles on preparation equipment and find primers on a wide variety of specific product categories, including articles on how to specify, when to replace products and much more.

What to Consider When Purchasing Immersion Blenders

Immersion blenders, or stick mixers, come in several different sizes and types. Keep in mind the longer the shaft, the more stress will be put on the components. That means sizing represents a key consideration with this equipment.

Product Knowledge Guide: Proofer Cabinets

Proofers are essential to any bakery and restaurant that bakes menu items in-house. Unlike open air proofing, the temperature and humidity levels in a proofing cabinet are ideal for allowing dough to rise to perfection.

Consultant Q&A on Proofer Cabinets

Consultant Q&A with Tracy Taraski, manager of design services, The Bigelow Cos. Inc., Kansas City, Mo. 

Cleaning and Maintaining Proofer Cabinets

Here, George Loredo, service manager at PROTEX Restaurant Services Inc. in Corpus Christi, Texas, details the necessary cleaning and maintenance tasks for proofers.

Rotary Piston Depositor

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The servo driven RP (Rotary Piston) Depositor provides an efficient solution for portion depositing and spreading layers of soft, self-levelling batters, creams and fillings. It offers high-speed and accurate depositing into single cavities, round pans or sheet pans. The machine also provides gentle portioning for delicate ingredients. 

Countertop Mixers: Features and Capabilities

A variety of foodservice operators — including restaurants, bakeries and pizzerias — use countertop mixers to prepare dressing, sauce, batter, dough and other items from scratch.

Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Countertop Mixers

Service Agent Q&A with Jim Mucher, service agent, Commercial Appliance Service Inc., Sacramento, Calif.

Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Blenders

 Although these units’ sealed motors usually require no maintenance, there are simple steps operators can take to keep blenders running smoothly. Jeffery M. Brightly, owner of JMB Repairs Inc., Lake Worth, Fla., provides insight into caring for commercial blenders.

Blender Q&A with Consultant Juan Martinez

Consultant Q&A with Juan Martinez, principal and founder of Profitality, Miami

Product Knowledge Guide: Blenders

Commercial blenders assist with food prep or concocting blended beverages. These units offer much versatility while occupying little space due to capabilities beyond blending. A blender can perform the functions of food processors, nut grinders and mixers, saving counter space by replacing these appliances with one single appliance.

Scale Calibration

When it comes to scales, basic rules of calibration are often overlooked. But the fact remains that extended usage, bad handling, electricity interruptions and other factors can impact the accuracy of this equipment.

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