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Choosing The Best Mixer

Jun 24

Mixing Tools For Every Food Service Environment

Commercial mixers are powerful and versatile pieces of equipment for your restaurant, bakery, or pizzeria. They’re used to perform a wide variety of tasks, including mixing batter, kneading dough, shredding meat, and making smooth textured mousses. EvenMix New Location come in a range of sizes, from small countertop units to large industrial floor models capable of handling large amounts of dense dough for hours at a time.

Choosing the best mixer for your needs depends on the size and function of your establishment. Countertop mixers are ideal for light-duty mixing tasks like preparing desserts and making small batches of pizza or bread dough. They’re typically equipped with a rotating attachment that mixes the ingredients while the mixing bowl revolves, eliminating the need for manually scraping down the sides of the bowl and saving you time.

Gear-driven mixers feature a durable and consistent motor drive that allows you to select from multiple mixing speeds, ensuring your recipes have a uniform consistency and texture. Some have a built-in timer that shuts off the machine after 15 minutes to prevent overuse and damage.

For medium-duty mixing tasks that are more demanding than what a countertop mixer can handle, choose a commercial planetary mixer. This type of mixer has a fixed spiral-shaped agitator that rotates while the bowl revolves, and it can be paired with a dough hook for mixing heavy dough, a flat beater for mixing softer batters like cake, cookie, or crepe, or a wire whisk for whipping up frostings and marinades.

A 60 qt. mixer is a workhorse for your large commercial kitchen and can handle large volumes of dense dough for hours at a time. This type of mixer has a larger bowl capacity and a more powerful motor than smaller floor models, making them the preferred choice for bakeries and pizzerias. These mixers are often paired with a bowl truck for easy transport around large restaurants and high-output operations.

To increase the versatility of your mixer, consider one with a variety of replaceable mixer attachments. These include a wire whip, perfect for making fluffy whipped creams and mousses; a dough hook, which can be used to knead heavy dough such as artisan bread or pizza; and a flat beater, which is useful for mixing a wide variety of batters.

If you’re using a portable tote mixer, you can save time and space by mixing directly in an intermediate bulk container (IBC). These are commonly used for shipping liquid asphalt cements, concrete admixtures, contractor grade paints, and dyes for mulch. Our tote tank mixers are engineered for optimized mixing in IBC totes, reducing fluid transfer waste and the time spent moving product in and out of a secondary mixing vessel.

To learn more about the features and specifications of a specific commercial mixer, read our comprehensive guide. It covers everything you need to know about selecting the right mixer for your business. In addition to the different power options, drive systems, and bowl capacities, it also discusses how a mixer’s mixing blade design helps improve performance.

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