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Getting The Most Out Of Your Commercial Mixing Tools

Jun 24

Commercial Mixing Tools

Over time, suspended solids can settle and emulsion components can stratify to reduce product quality. To restore liquid products to their original homogeneous quality, distributors and on-site contractors use portable mixers. IBC tote mixers provide a simple solution that eliminates the need for costly fluid transfer and the additional labor of manually moving product into a secondary mixing vessel. These mixers are available in a range of sizes and styles to suit varying needs.

Choosing the right EvenMix New Location for your business depends on the size of your kitchen and the type of production you do. For smaller restaurants and low-volume food businesses, a countertop mixer with a mixing bowl capacity of 20 quarts or less is ideal. These units are designed to sit on a work table or counter and can easily handle dessert batters, pasta doughs, and light soups.

Mid-sized mixers with mixing bowl capacities of 30 to over well over 100 quarts are the workhorses in large commercial kitchens. These floor models can effortlessly knead dense dough for hours at a time, making them a necessity in pizza restaurants and bakeries. These heavy-duty mixers can also take on a variety of other jobs, including blending sauces and preparing made-from-scratch baked goods.

To get the most out of your commercial mixer, consider what attachments you’ll need for your business. A flat beater is ideal for mashing potatoes and blending batters while the dough hook makes quick work of mixing and kneading thick pizza or bread dough. A wire whisk helps create light, fluffy textures, like puddings and custards. These mixer accessories fit onto most standard commercial planetary mixers and can be swapped out in seconds to save you the trouble of transferring ingredients between machines.

Mixer Features to Keep in Mind

The speed selection of your commercial mixer is another important consideration. Most models have a range of speeds from 1 to 5, with speed 1 suitable for blending, mashing, and kneading and speed 5 perfect for whipping creams or egg whites. Some even have a recall setting that allows the operator to set and forget the current mixing time, eliminating the need for manual resets during consistent operations.

Some liquid formulations are heavier in density or viscosity than others, requiring a more powerful mixer to properly agitate them. Contractor grade asphalt cements, concrete admixtures, and dyes for mulch are some examples of liquid products that require more intense agitation than a standard mixer can provide. These formulations benefit from IBC tote mixers that are engineered for these heavier liquids and feature multiple larger diameter mixing impellers versus the single impeller used for lighter fluids.

If you’re in the market for an IBC tote mixer, check out the Even Mix model BGTC-200T. This electric, gear-driven mixer features a bracket mounted design that mounts to the top of the tote cage. It comes with forklift channels or a lifting bracket to accommodate your forklift or jack and can be fitted with an optional lid lifter for added safety.

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