Monday, June 24, 2019

Are you looking to purchase commercial ovens for your business? With so many different options available, understanding the different types is paramount.

Achieving accurate temperature levels in food preparation is non-negotiable. This applies to re-heating leftovers all the way to manufacturing food in huge volumes.

This simply means that commercial ovens have the responsibility to generate accurate heat levels.

So how do you choose commercial ovens that best suit your needs? Continue reading below to find out how.

Commercial Ovens: Breaking Them Down

Choosing from the best commercial ovens is confusing, especially for newbies. Whether you’re buying a pre-owned or brand new oven, you must first understand the different types. Let’s take a closer look at each one of them.

1. Standard Ovens

You can consider this type as your entry-level commercial oven. It features a heating element at the unit’s bottom part. It then transmits the heat into the oven’s body.

They are also the cheapest commercial ovens out there. They are likewise easy to maintain and repair. If there is a downside, it is their tendency to cook food slowly.

2. Conveyor Ovens

This type of oven uses a looping conveyor belt. The belt pulls the food into the oven where heating elements blow hot air.

Unlike the standard oven, it cooks food faster and more evenly. This is perfect for companies that produce large volumes of pizza, pizza, pastries, etc..

3. Convection Ovens

A convection oven is similar to the standard oven. The main difference, however, lies in the air circulation. It uses fans that circulate warm air.

This translates to faster cooking time, which is what commercial kitchens are looking for. It also cooks food more evenly using a lower heat level. Observers predict that convection oven will dominate the global market until 2021.

4. Deck Ovens

Deck ovens are perfect for companies that bake large quantities of bread, pizza, and other similar items. It features a heavy stone shelf or “deck” at the bottom. Bakers cook the food directly on top of the deck.

The downside is the deck may take some time to pre-heat.

5. Cook and Hold Ovens

This type of oven has two functions: a slow cooker and a heated holding cabinet. Like a slow cooker, it helps reduce food shrinkage. This is perfect for baking bread or braising meat and vegetables.

As a holding cabinet, it keeps food moist and warm until they are ready for serving.

6. High-Speed Ovens

Now if your business requires a very quick turnover, then the high-speed ovens will suit you best. This is a relatively new type of oven that uses different cooking methods. By combining different methods, it is able to bake food at a very fast rate.

Baking a cupcake that takes 12 to 15 minutes in a convection oven will only take you 5 minutes in a high-speed oven.

We Have the Ovens You Need

Now that you know the different types of commercial ovens, the only thing that’s left is to purchase the one that meets your requirements. But if you’re overwhelmed by the options, we can point you to the right one.

Get in touch with us today and let one of our representatives guide you in the right direction. We offer brand new and pre-owned ovens made by leading manufacturers in the country.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Rising early in the morning every day has a number of benefits for both your physical and mental health. 

While it might not do so early, rising is also an important part of the day for your bread. But if you don't have the right tools, getting the right rise can be difficult. 

That's why we've put together this guide to help you learn what you need to know before buying a commercial bread proofer. 

So keep reading below!

What Size Do You Need?

Before you can start shopping for your commercial bread proofer, you need to spend some time thinking about how much dough will be sitting in the proofer every day. 

Here's a quick size guide to help you figure out the best fit for your kitchen: 

  • Under 34 inches tall — small kitchens 
  • Between 36 and 41 inches tall — low-volume kitchens 
  • Between 54 and 57 inches tall — medium-volume kitchens 
  • Over 65 inches tall — high-volume kitchens 

These basic sizes should help you narrow down your choices. But there are a few other factors you need to consider as well. 

Capacity

The capacity of a commercial bread proofer refers to the number of pans it can hold. Even if you have a medium-volume kitchen, you might need to buy a 65-inch proofer if a smaller size doesn't hold enough sheet pants. 

Sheet Pan Type 

Different types of proofers use different types of sheet pans. For example, some might fit traditional sheet pans, deeper food pans, or circular pizza pans. Make sure you know what type of food you'll be putting in your proofer before you spend any money. 

What Style Door Do You Want?

The style of door you choose for your proofer can make a big difference when it comes to insulation and convenience. 

Full Door

A full, solid door gives you access to the entire proofer. This makes it easy to grab what you need from the proofer quickly. 

Half Door 

If you don't need access to the entire proofer at the same time, a half door can keep as much heat inside the proofer as possible. You can grab the food you need without harming the food still left inside. 

Polycarbonate/Glass Door 

Polycarbonate or glass doors are transparent, meaning you can see through them without opening them. This is helpful if you need to check on the food inside often and don't want to let the heat out into the kitchen. 

Do You Need Insulation?

The key to a commercial bread proofer is heat. Because of this, you'll have to decide whether you need an insulated proofer or not. 

Insulated 

Insulated bread proofers have fiberglass or foam insulation built inside the walls, which prevents heat loss. 

The added insulation makes this type of proofer more expensive than uninsulated proofers. However, since they get warmer faster and stay warmer longer, they can save you money in the long run.  

Uninsulated 

Unlike insulated proofers, uninsulated proofers don't have any type of insulation in the walls at all. 

This means they have a cheaper upfront cost, but you'll have to pay more for operating costs. If you have a tight budget you have to stick to, this might be a good choice for your kitchen. 

The Complete Buyer's Guide to Choosing a Commercial Bread Proofer

Before you buy a commercial bread proofer, you need to figure out the right size, configuration, and style. Once you have answers to those questions, you're ready to head to the store. 

Not sure where to start shopping?

Make sure you click here to take a look at some of our proofer choices. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Deep fried foods have been a popular (and delicious) part of American culture since the early 1800s.

But actually making this food can be a challenge if you don't know what type of equipment you need. 

We've put together this quick guide to help you figure out how to choose a commercial deep fryer that meets the needs of your kitchen. 

Here's what you need to know.  

How Much Food Are You Frying?

Before you start shopping for a commercial deep fryer, you need to ask yourself how much food you'll be frying every day. 

For example, do you just need to fry a handful of french fries to go along with a few of your main courses? Or do most of your menu items require some amount of frying?

But don't just think of how much food you'll be frying, you have to think about the portion sizes you'll be frying them at. Your commercial deep fryer must be able to accommodate your breakfast, lunch, or dinner rushes throughout the day. 

So spend some time figuring out how much food you'll be frying and at what times. 

The Size

Any commercial fryer you buy should be able to put out 1 1/2 to 2 times the weight of oil in food every hour. So if your deep fryer holds 30 pounds of oil, it should be able to cook 60 pounds of food in one hour. 

Of course, the exact amount of food a deep fryer can produce might vary depending on the model or the type of food you're cooking. 

But this a good rule to stick with as you're looking at different sizes. 

Understanding the Difference Between Gas and Electric Fryers 

Once you know what size fryer you need, you have to choose between a gas or electric model. There are drawbacks and benefits to each one. 

Here are a few of the most important. 

Gas 

Gas fryers heat up faster than electric fryers, and they can often reach higher temperatures than many electric fryers. They also give you more precise control over the heat, which can make the frying more consistent. 

This type of fryer is also cheaper to run than electric fryers, and they cool down a lot faster. 

But gas fryers aren't as efficient as electric fryers. 

Electric 

Electric fryers are less expensive to buy and install than gas fryers. They are also more energy efficient since all the energy gets directly converted into heat.  

While electric fryers take longer to heat up and can't get as hot as gas fryers, they do give the food a more even cook. But depending on the food you cook, electric fryers might not be able to reach high enough temperatures. 

How to Choose a Commercial Deep Fryer That Meets Your Needs

Before you can start shopping for a commercial deep fryer, you have to think about what types of food you're frying, how much of that food you'll need, and how big your meal rushes get. 

Once you know these things, you can pick a size and type that suits the needs of your kitchen. 

Not sure where to start looking for a commercial fryer?

Make sure you click here to take a look at some of our products. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Many people desire to work for themselves, create an establishment that aligns with their beliefs and morals, and create something that they can be proud of. Ask one hundred people what this means to them and you'll get one hundred different answers.

One of those answers, though, will likely be a high-quality industrial bakery. Learning how to start an industrial bakery is the first step on your path to living the life you dream of. Before you get started, though, it's important to take time and flesh a few things out. 

We're going to give you some pointers on how to start an industrial bakery in this article, hopefully opening your eyes to the fact that it's possible and you can start planning today.

How to Start an Industrial Bakery: the Basics

If you're thinking of opening an industrial bakery, you probably have an idea of the sorts of food you'd like to bake. If you haven't thought about the food yet, you should definitely start now. 

Flesh out a few of the items that will be your namesakes. Most industrial bakeries have one or two heavy-hitters that customers come back for over and over. This will require you to really hone in on a recipe or two and make it your own. 

You should also try to have a number of recipes and cover a range of foods that people in your community enjoy. You can get a better idea of what's needed by going to a successful bakery or two in your town and see what their selection looks like. 

Finding Location

A big part of your dream is probably the comfortable, nuanced idea of your professional bakery. Half of the fun is walking into a place and smelling the goods while sitting in a cozy chair.

The ideal cozy spot isn't always a reality, and sometimes funds limit you to smaller spaces to operate out of. It's important to keep an open mind in this phase and be imaginative when you're looking at different stores to rent. 

Write a Business Plan

Another crucial piece (for yourself and your business partners) is writing out a well-defined business plan

Business plans vary with each business, but the general idea is for you to flesh out a specific idea of your business. The more detailed your plan, the better. 

This will include things like finances, wages, staff, product, goals, and more. Try and be ambitious yet realistic with your plan. Once you've finished that, you should have a far clearer idea of your bakery.

Good luck!

Are You New to Industrial Baking?

We all have to start somewhere, right? Running an industrial bakery is a little different from baking delicious treats at home. There are a number of tools, recipes, and pieces of equipment that you have to get familiar with. 

Explore our site to learn everything you need about how to start a bakery and keep it running smoothly. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Do you want to make that yeast rise with no complications? Sure you do. We want to help you break down some of the top bread making tools for your company.

So before you get your hands on that dough you look at it in a less intimidating way. And we understand you. Bread making is not easy. You need to understand its technique and get the chemistry down to perfection.

This article will be a guide to the fundamental tools that'll allow you to bake phenomenal bread the way your customers will like it. 

The Top Bread Making Tools

For any business that relies on being able to feed a large number of people quickly, finding the best tools is crucial. If you don't pick a mixer or oven that suits your needs, your business will suffer cost loss and inconveniences.

So keep reading to learn about the ways your kitchen will thrive and your bread won't burn. 

Deck Ovens 

Decks ovens are popular choices for baking bread. These ovens use conduction and infrared heat. This means that you can set different heat levels for each deck and control the top and bottom elements separately. 

Another pro that deck oven offer is hot steam that can turn parts of the bread crusty without having to lower the temperature too much. Imagine how delicious a loaf of sourdough bread would come out from one of these. Simply scrumptious and crispy.

Another benefit of purchasing a deck oven for your business is that some models let you add more decks. This helps you produce more loaves of hot bread around the clock. 

Vertical Cutter Mixer

Choosing a commercial bakery mixer is probably one of the most important things you'll do for your company. Commercial mixers are some of the most useful and versatile pieces of equipment out there too! The vertical cutter mixer is an excellent choice for fast, bulk production. It also comes with a variety of functions: 

  • mix batters or sauce 
  • chop nuts 
  • salad material and bread 
  • knead dough (depending on the attachment configuration) 

Dough Dividers and Sheeters 

Dough dividers divide high volumes of bread dough into equal portions. This ensures proper cooking and zero individual burnt buns or rolls. 

The sheeters, on the other hand, take the ball of dough, roll and stretch it out to the size and thickness that you want. Dough sheeters come in various sizes and are perfect for commercial bakeries.

They can press any kinds of dough and are most commonly used for flatbreads and pastry dough. These tools are incredible labor savers

Let That Dough Rise 

There's no denying that baking is a precise art. If you don't have the correct tools your baking process can get seriously affected and your orders can get held back or returned by unsatisfied customers.

Make sure you update your kitchen materials and stay up to date with the top bread making tools for your commercial business. 

Did you like this article? Make sure you read more about us here. And if you need help sorting out your kitchen equipment contact us today! 

 

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