Professional chefs and line cooks in all types of operations, from quick-service to white-tablecloth restaurants, use choppers. This equipment can help save money by making more efficient use of labor, and it can ensure uniform and consistent results. Choppers may also offer a safer alternative than traditional knives, especially when working with less-skilled teams.
Paul Mann, co-owner of Service Engineering Co., located in Asheville, N.C., says service agents generally do not deal with choppers as this equipment doesn’t tend to break easily. “We recommend the units be taken apart and cleaned daily with soap and water,” he says. “The most common problem is broken blades, which we can replace.”
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A Vegetable Preparation Machine accommodates bulky vegetables with a large hopper. A range of 42 discs can slice, ripple cut, and grate into sticks, strips or dices. Parts are removable for cleaning. The 425 rpm, single-speed machine processes delicate food with a direct drive motor.
Immersion blenders, or stick mixers, come in several different sizes and types. Keep in mind the longer the shaft, the more stress will be put on the components. That means sizing represents a key consideration with this equipment.
When choosing a juicer, anticipating volume is critical. Operators can choose from a variety of juicers, depending on the application, speed of service needed and beverage type being created. Operators also need to determine what type of foods they will use as some juicers handle leafy greens and vegetables better than others.