Prep Equipment

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More in-house preparation means more prominence for mixers

Commercial blenders assist with food prep or concocting blended beverages. These units offer much versatility while occupying little space due to capabilities beyond blending. A blender can perform the functions of food processors, nut grinders and mixers, saving counter space by replacing these appliances with one single appliance.

 Although these units’ sealed motors usually require no maintenance, there are simple steps operators can take to keep blenders running smoothly. Jeffery M. Brightly, owner of JMB Repairs Inc., Lake Worth, Fla., provides insight into caring for commercial blenders.

When it comes to scales, basic rules of calibration are often overlooked. But the fact remains that extended usage, bad handling, electricity interruptions and other factors can impact the accuracy of this equipment.

Consultant Q&A with Juan Martinez, principal and founder of Profitality, Miami