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Commercial Mixing Tools Can Efficiently Mixed Up

Oct 11

Mixers are an essential commercial kitchen food prep tool that can efficiently mix, fold, beat and whip most ingredients without the constant participation of an operator. EasyMix are typically stand alone units that come with a variety of attachments for different mixing tasks including: flat beater - ideal for making various batters, brownies and mashing potatoes; wire whip - powerful whip made of wire strands; pastry knife - perfect for pie and pastry dough; and bowl scraper - scrapes down the sides of the bowl, saving time on cleanup and preventing overmixing.

Overmixing can damage ingredients and leave a product that is either unpleasant to the taste or texture, or both. To prevent this, a few key factors are important to understand and use when using a commercial mixer. First, it is helpful to test your ingredients before starting a mix. This will allow you to better understand the properties of each ingredient and its interaction with other ingredients in your mixer. In particular, testing for water absorption is useful to calculate the required amount of water needed for a given recipe, as well as its impact on mixing times and consistency. This information can then be used to determine the best settings for your mixer, ensuring that your final product is optimal.

Another factor to consider is the agitator's rotational speed. A high agitation speed can be ideal for some applications, but it's important to balance this with a suitable mixing time, as excessive speeds can lead to overmixing. A good rule of thumb is to start at the lowest setting possible and work up from there, adjusting as necessary to achieve a desired result.

Tote Mixing

For mixing liquids in large quantities, tote mixers are a great option. They allow mixing in standard Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) totes, reducing the amount of fluid transfer waste and time spent moving materials in and out of a secondary mixing vessel. These tote mixers are available in lightweight and heavy-duty frames and feature a range of agitator shaft sizes and styles, from single to dual impellers. Each is engineered to optimize mixing in IBC totes and can be powered by electric, air or explosion proof motors.

These units are also hygienic and easy to clean, allowing for quick and simple changes between mixing jobs. Some models are even equipped with hydraulic lifts for quickly raising and tilting the IBC tote and emptying the contents.

IBC tote mixers are ideal for a variety of applications, from food to industrial chemical mixing. These machines are a great choice for growing and ag retailers, as well as chemical wholesalers. They can be customized with a wide range of capabilities and features, including the ability to integrate with CIP systems for automated cleaning. In addition, these mixers can be built with stainless steel, making them a good fit for food processing environments.