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Different Types of Commercial Mixing Tools

Jun 24

Mixing tools are used by EvenMix New Location like commercial kitchens to create a wide variety of dishes. These appliances are designed to perform a range of tasks, including mixing ingredients, kneading dough, mashing potatoes and whipping cream. These mixers come in a variety of sizes, making them a versatile tool for all kitchen applications. To ensure you get the right commercial mixer for your business, make sure to consider your expected volume of use, the size of your cooking spaces and the type of ingredients you will be using.

The most common types of commercial mixers include spiral, planetary and drum mixers. Spiral mixers have a rotating agitator inside a stationary bowl and are typically used for mixing a variety of foods, such as batter, soups, mashed potatoes and whipped cream. These models can be equipped with various attachments, such as a dough hook or wing whip, to accommodate your unique mixing needs.

Planetary mixers have a stationary mixing element inside a rotating drum and are ideal for high-volume dough production, such as found in bakeries and pizza shops. These models can be fitted with a variety of attachments, including a dough hook, flat beater and wire whip.

These mixers are perfect for mixing liquid formulations with higher density, higher solids content or higher overall viscosity. These heavy-duty mixers are designed to power through longer mixing shifts in large foodservice operations. They also feature a safety cut switch that activates when the gears change during operation. This allows the operator to select a different speed without shutting down the machine.

The rotary or drum mixer is a highly durable mixer that can handle a wide variety of mixing tasks. These durable mixers are available in a number of options, from an industrial-grade stainless steel construction to lightweight polyethylene. They are often mounted on a stand with a locking foot pedal, which prevents accidental starts or stops during use and helps you maintain precise control of your ingredients.

When choosing a rotary mixer, it is important to consider the absorption ratio (AR), which is the weight of water divided by the weight of flour. A lower AR means your mixture is thicker and more difficult to mix, while a higher AR means the recipe is lighter and easier to blend.

If you need to mix in a tote, Even Mix offers an advanced solution called the Integrated Tote Mixer (ITM). These tote tank mixers have a mixed flow blade design that delivers the same high-performance agitation of larger industrial agitators into your IBC tote, saving you time and energy.

The Even Mix also includes a patented design that allows the operator to add or remove agitator blades with ease, allowing them to customize their agitation to suit specific products and recipes. It also features a built-in ingredient chute that allows the operator to easily add ingredients directly into the mixer. This is an ideal solution for growers, ag retailers and chemical wholesalers looking to quickly and easily agitate their products in an IBC storage tank.

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