More in-house preparation means more prominence for mixers

With customers demanding higher quality from nearly every foodservice operation, many restaurants are preparing more of their foods in-house. Many have incorporated mixers into their processes to make desserts and sauces and other items. Here are a few basic tips to keeping a mixer in good working order:

  • Be on the lookout for any unusual vibrations or noises coming from your mixer. These can be signs of an emerging problem.
  • As with all equipment that uses electricity, monitor a mixer’s power cord for any fraying.
  • While it may be tempting to save time, don’t overload a mixer. Doing so can put too much strain on its components and cause an early breakdown.
  • Many of a mixer’s mechanical components come into direct contact with food. To prevent foodborne illness and keep food particles from interfering with proper equipment operation, clean your mixer daily.