At Dough Tech, our mission is to help you attain the most efficient and productive bakery possible through our various products and expertise. From our retail Escher mixers to our water meters, oven racks and numerous other retail and industrial bakery equipment offerings, we’re here to make sure you’re properly outfitted and ready to cook.
With space at a premium these days, many bakeries are looking for ways to maximize their space. Did you realize that upgrading to some of our newest equipment might help you increase the capacity of your bakery by a significant amount? Let’s look at several areas where this might be the case.
Energy Efficiency and Equipment
One of the biggest reasons why bakeries everywhere are looking to maximize space is energy concerns. Energy costs continue to rise in several important areas, but luckily, the equipment industry is catching up: We’ve introduced a number of energy efficient products within the last several years. There are several elements that go into creating energy efficient cooking appliances, including design considerations. These can save you both time and money in your bakery operations, and perhaps more importantly can go a long way toward preserving the environment at the same time.
Not only is new technology providing us with options that are better for the planet and our utility costs, it’s also bringing us solutions that are simply more effective for the cooking processes themselves. The last decade or so has seen a major shift in the cooking world from manual features to automated, preset and digital functions that allow bakers far more control and versatility.
When you’ve dialed these products in well for your bakery, you can shave huge amounts of time from your processes and decrease your labor costs in a big way. This can allow you to broadly increase your output without changing spaces at all.
Separately from your actual equipment, you can spend significant time upgrading and improving your internal bakery processes to up your overall capacity. This includes areas like safety plans, sanitation regulations, and other various pieces of preventive maintenance. It also means taking a broad look at the roles your employees are filing, plus how these might be altered or changed to make things more efficient. You should be addressing your processes at least once a year, and perhaps more often.
While you’re tweaking your processes, why not do the same to some of your products? The two go hand in hand, after all. Maybe you can change something in your baking formula that improves your taste, or perhaps you can increase the hydration in your dry ingredients to make mixing easier and use up less yeast. There are numerous options available here.
If you’re aware of equipment that can have a huge effect on your capacity and efficiency, but you can’t afford it under your standard budget, consider basic financing. There are loan and lease options available for you, and if the equipment does indeed provide excellent returns, you’ve gotten it for a great deal.