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Commercial Mixing Tools Help To Keep Production Moving Smoothly And Efficiently

Oct 12

Mixers are one of the most important pieces of equipment for any food business. They help to keep production moving smoothly, efficiently and with minimal waste, so finding the right model for your kitchen is vitally important. You also need to consider what attachments fit on each mixer and how much you can add to it, to make sure your staff can get the most out of the tool.

Countertop mixers are ideal for smaller types of production in restaurant settings and low-volume food businesses. They sit on a countertop and are easy to operate, using large, simple controls that are simple to learn. They can mix everything from dessert batters to mashed potatoes, as well as heavy cake or icing mixes. Most come with a flat beater, dough hook and wire whip that can be used for different jobs, while other optional attachments can include a meat grinder, grater and slicer.

Larger mixers, typically found in pizzerias or bakeries, are a necessary piece of equipment for any business that produces high volumes of dough on a regular basis. These floor models can hold up to 45 lbs of bread dough, 40 lbs of thick pizza dough and more, and they feature a higher horsepower motor than their smaller counterparts. They’re also designed to knead doughs, rather than simply mix them. These machines tend to be a bit more expensive, but they're an excellent investment for any bakery or pizza restaurant.

Gear-driven commercial planetary EasyMix are great for most standard-duty mixing tasks, including kneading, cake batter and icing. They have a large covered mixing bowl and an agitator that spins in a circular motion, much like the motion of planets around the sun, to ensure all ingredients are properly mixed. They can be fitted with a variety of attachments, including dough hooks, flat beaters and wire whisks that can perform a range of jobs. Some models have a hub that can fit shredding plates to quickly grate cheeses and breadcrumbs, or a meat grinder to chop up meat for sausage and meatballs.

IBC tote mixers are an economical way to use a mixer when you need to transport and store bulk liquids or dry ingredients. These mixers fit into 275-gallon IBC totes and can be attached to an electric motor to stir the contents. They’re ideal for storing and transporting everything from food-grade sealcoat to industrial cleaners and can save you the cost of purchasing multiple portable containers or having to pay for costly trucking fees. Some even come with a spigot to facilitate pouring and draining the liquids, so you can save time when it comes to clean up. Many of these tote mixers are equipped with safety cages that prevent them from leaking and can be used for a variety of purposes, so they’re a smart investment for any food business.