Accurate mixer capacity is essential for every professional chef. Whether you run a bakery, a pizzeria or an Italian restaurant, your mixer is what you use you create the ideal dough, batter, icings and more.
With a subpar mixer or one that’s too small, you’re wasting time and space. Upgrade to the right mixer capacity.
Why it’s Important
If you’re constantly trying to put more product into one batch, you’re overloading your small mixer. This can lead to motor burnout. Maybe you’ve already paid for multiple repairs. Don’t ask more of your mixer than it’s capable of delivering! Instead, invest in a mixer that can easily meet your production demand.
On the other hand, a mixer that is too large is no good either, because you end up paying more than you need to, and it takes up too much space in your kitchen. Find the machine that is the right fit for what you need.
What Are You Mixing?
Start by considering what exactly you’re mixing. While capacity typically comes down to bowl size, motor power is a factor as well. For heavier doughs like pizza and bread, you must analyze the absorption ratio percentage: the water weight divided by the flour weight.
Factors to Consider Besides Capacity
In addition, you must think about space. Where will your mixer go? Some models offer more capacity while taking up little space. This can be a good option for kitchens with limited floor or counter space.
Also think about whether you will get the best use out of a planetary or a spiral mixer. Planetary mixers are extremely versatile, which is good if you want to mix products such as dough and icing. Spiral mixers are flexible, given that they allow you to mix less than 10 percent of the machine’s capacity, ideal for when you only need small batch production.
Maximize Your Investment
Dough Tech offers quality commercial mixers at reasonable prices to help professionals supplement their skills with the best equipment for the job. If you don’t have the right mixer capacity in your kitchen, you probably aren’t reaching your potential. Contact us today to learn more and request a product catalog!