Do you know all the benefits of a Blast Chiller? Find out what a blast chiller is, how it works and how it can help you optimize food volumes in a professional kitchen.
What is a Blast Chiller?
A blast chiller is an important piece of professional kitchen equipment. Its main use is to chill food in a short time by lowering the temperature of food quickly. Blast chillers can bring down the temperature from 150 degrees to less than 40 degrees in about 90 minutes. These specialized food freezers have various settings that can be used depending on your necessities (room temperature, cold or hot). Discover the entire range of blast chillers and which one suits you best here.
Advantages and benefits of a blast chiller for your kitchen
Blast chillers extend the shelf life of food to help your restaurant reduce food waste. This type of appliance is very versatile in your professional kitchen. It can be used in a restaurant for chilling, in a bakery to help with the sourdough, and in an ice cream shop for freezing. A blast chiller freezes food and then serves it at almost the same quality as fresh.
There are many benefits and advantages, including:
- Retention of nutrients and food quality
- Bacteria prevented from growing rapidly (especially on meat and fish)
- Products can be cooled down quickly for storage in a fridge.
- Avoids the food temperature danger zone.
- Pieces of food can be frozen individually for better storage.
There is a wide range of sizes that can adapt to your space. If you need a small but functional appliance, we recommend our RF50A with a stainless-steel exterior and interior. However, if you need to opt for a device with a larger capacity, the RF 100A model is ideal.
What is the difference between a Blast Chiller and a Freezer?
The main difference between a blast chiller and a freezer is how the temperature falls. A freezer holds food at a temperature gradually, while a blast chiller cools food quickly by blowing cold air over the food inside the chamber. Another difference is that a commercial blast chiller keeps food fresh, avoiding nutritional loss, while a freezer does not preserve the quality of the food.
In overall terms, blast chillers are a great addition to your kitchen, increasing efficiency and prolonging food preservation. Professional equipment is a great investment for any kitchen. Find out more.