In the machines used for mixing stations, the blender is a must-have item for your cafe. Choosing the right financial equipment and meet the requirements in the preparation process is the question that the owner needs to answer in the process of buying machinery for the shop.
Classification of blenders are present in the market today
In the simplest and most complete way, the blender can be divided into the following categories:
Mini & Multifunction Blender – for the family This is a blender with a compact design, simple, low cost and of course just grind the fruits, food is quite soft. Mini blender is the right solution for you if you need a machine to carry around for temporary trips such as work, travel or picnic.
In addition, the mini machine also has a handheld version. As its name implies, this is a versatile blender when you can grind food in a variety of containers. In return, the speed and purity of the hand blender is not equal to the fixed grinders.
Industrial blenders for shops
This type of blender is often used in restaurants, cafes, multipurpose blenders that allow you to grind even large stones, grinding time is also much faster than conventional blenders, than. In the next section, we’ll talk about how to choose an industrial blender – the most popular blender, the most sought after. So when choosing a good blender, what criteria should you pay attention to.
Criteria for choosing blender for shop
First, learn the technical parameters:
For industrial grinders, when you need to invest a large amount of money, keep in mind the following:
- Place of Origin: There are many millers such as Vitamix, Breville, Blendtec (USA), Omiblend (Taiwan)
- Power of the machine: motor 3 Code to 3.8 horsepower. Power is from 1200W to 2250W.
- Rotational speed: 10,000 – 38,000 rounds, even up to 40,000 rounds (some blenders have additional cooling fan parts to cool the motor during continuous operation)
- Noise: 85 dB is the European noise standard allowed, there are some machines that will have larger noise, supported by a muffler as an external accessory when buying the machine.
Appropriate: based on the capacity of the shop (the number of glasses sold a day, the kind of material that the shop used to grind soft or dry wet ..)
Second, the material of the blade:
For grinders, cutters are important parts. The structure of the knife should be durable, crushed stone in the fastest time to limit the water splash state of the drink. A good blade is the product after milling can see the layer of sponge, smooth and still smell the taste and aroma of the material.
With the blade, the current is made of stainless steel, but the blade material is very different. We can hardly check the blade material, which can only be estimated through the cost of the machine. A cheap blender can be bent, warped or even rusted. The better the blade, the better it will be.
2 types of blades of high capacity blender include: straight blade and curved blade
Third, the material of the mill and the shape of the mortar is also a part of you should note:
- Plastic grinders are lighter grinders, which are more convenient to use, but more difficult to clean, and if the plastic is not good quality will affect the food safety and hygiene. Most of the industrial grinders are made from high quality plastic with durability, strength and safety food hygiene for the user.
- A plastic material you can refer to is polycarbonate resin. Material is good impact resistance and meets the FREE BPA standard, not harmful to human health.
- Glass mill: heavier, may break if not careful but easier to clean, better hygiene.
The shape and size of the mortar:
When milling, the solution in the mortar will work according to the flow as shown below. Therefore, the shape of the mortar should also be suitable to support these flows as well as possible. Some manufacturers offer you the design of the size of the mill wide, oblong mill to support the material to stir evenly.
The figure below depicts two sizes of mortars just enough to keep the material close to the blade as possible. If the size is larger, the material will no longer retain its homogeneity, the finer part is the middle and the coarser part is the outermost.
Fourth, how to operate
Each grinder will have different grinding modes. Function buttons on the body allow the blender to mix at Low, Medium, High and also have automatic time-outs (35 ”, 60 ”, 90 ”).
In particular, the island / pulse mode: will help you island, mix the ingredients and grind more. The machine has speed control mode, starts to grind at normal speed and increases gradually.
Fifth, the warranty of the machine: The mill itself has overload protection and over temperature protection. Understandably, this is the setting mode of the overload protection based on the operation of the machine and the motor thermal protection in case of overheating due to long use. Depending on the provider, the warranty and service will vary. Ask the warranty period, warranty parts and how much to pay.
Also, when the machine has a problem in the process of running, please ask the vendor to help you by lend another machine or repair service support at the shop. Please clarify if you do not want to encounter the constant apologize guests, crushed stone can not serve because the machine is offline! The best way to know what kind of blender is right for you is to look at and enjoy the product that you bring. It is also the last drink you serve your customers.