Blast chillers are designed appliances that efficiently and quickly lower the temperature of warm and hot food. As they often used more power than normal refrigerators, this can put off companies and businesses who are cost and energy conscious from purchasing one.As well as the food safety reassurances offered by blast freezing and chilling, when they are used as part of a well managed and planned process, they can significantly enhance the cooking time-scales and preparation process for a business. While also lowering the overall food production costs, food waste and production time.
What Are The Benefits Of Using A Blast Chiller Or Freezer?
1.They Maintain Food Quality
As soon as any food is cooked, it starts to lose its most appealing qualities. This happens because of the bacterial growth that naturally occurs during the cooling period. In order to maintain food quality it is crucial to lower food deterioration as much as possible by controlling the temperature, time and humidity. A blast chiller or freezer will help you do this. When you use the right chilling method, appearance and taste along with the natural goodness and vitamins of produces are preserved alongside the nutrients, aroma, colour, texture and of course, flavour.
2.Stops Food Shrinking
Food can very quickly reduce in weight and size through moisture loss due to time-scales, humidity, ambient temperature and food type. Blast chillers and freezers can dramatically reduce the amount of dehydration caused to products by stopping natural evaporation from happening, something that happens when food is left cooling in a normal environment.
3.Improve Service And Menu Size
A company can offer a more extensive menu to their customers if they are able to prepare food before busy periods of business using blast chillers. Kitchen resources including staff and equipment can then be used during the down periods to provide a wider array of items on the menu.As a result, service will naturally be enhanced as the kitchen staff will have lots more time to concentrate on providing the full menu of carefully presented dishes.
4.Enhances Shelf Life
When greatly reducing the period of time when the temperature of food increases and harmful bacteria grows, the shelf life of food is extended. This not only improves availability of ingredients and dishes and sales, but also reduces the volume of food waste generated.
5.Saves Money, Time& Energy
Once you have a blast chiller or freezer installed by a specially qualified blast freezer installer like the engineers at ADK.co.uk, and it is used properly it should become a crucial piece of equipment. For increasing the scale of purchasing ingredients and producing producing larger batches.With a blast chiller you can safely store pre-prepared food during the times staff are less busy. They also enable you to buy larger quantities of ingredients that can then be prepared and chilled in storage without any worry about food waste or losing any of the goodness of the ingredients. Blast chillers can also help to save energy by encouraging more efficient use of cooking equipment. It is not secret, that blast chillers are notoriously bad for consuming large amounts of energy compared to more traditional freezers and chillers. However, if they are used at full capacity storing and chilling a large amount of food, they can actually become energy saving appliances.
As you can see there are many good reasons to consider purchasing either a blast freezer or blast chiller for your business. They can help you improve and increase food production and sales and prevent you losing money in the form of food waste.
If you would like to purchase or repair a blast chiller, give ADK a call and we will be glad to help!