A commercial mixer is a professional baker’s best friend. Whether you own a restaurant, bakery or pizzeria, you know the dreaded feeling of having a mixer break down at the worst possible time. If you can’t depend on your essential kitchen equipment to work correctly every day, you have a problem.
Maybe that’s why you’re in the market for a new one! Based on our industry experience, we chose the top features you should look for when you’re shopping for a new mixing appliance.
A Dual-Pulley System
If you’re buying a spiral mixer, get one with a dual-pulley system. It puts less stress on the mixer’s mechanics so it lasts longer. It also helps ensure all ingredients are integrated fully and evenly into the dough.
Multiple Mixing Speeds
When you invest in a mixer with multiple speeds, your dough will be more evenly mixed. You’re able to start at a slow speed, with the intention of integrating the ingredients. Then the second, speed is faster. It will knead and oxidize the dough. Even better, find a mixer with programmable speeds and timers. The mixer can take care of the dough while you take care of business.
Dual-Direction Bowl Rotation
When the bowl can move in multiple directions, you get better dough consistency. In large-capacity mixers, you can produce smaller batches of dough. It also makes it easier to clean. It’s better than just one rotational movement.
Necessary Safety Features
Bowl guards are helpful to improve employee safety by preventing any clothing from getting caught in the mixer attachments. Foot pads on the bottom of floor mixers help prevent them from moving during operation. A no-voltage release feature is also critical — it ensures the mixer won’t automatically turn on after a power failure and reboot.
The Right Attachments
Make sure the appliance you choose has all the right attachment capabilities for both your current and future needs. You may need a wire loop, a dough hook, a wing whip or more. Determine what you will need and consider ordering all attachments at the time of purchase to explore the full possibilities of what your mixer can take care of.
Quality Over Everything
No matter what, make sure you prioritize buying a commercial mixer from a reputable manufacturer and supplier. You want to know that if breakdowns happen, they’ll be few and far between, and you’ll have the parts readily on hand to repair it quickly. A mixer is an essential part of kitchen operations, which is why the most important feature is its reliability.
Depend on Dough Tech — we only sell commercial mixer options we know from experience won’t let you down. You deserve better, and we only provide the best.