Floor mixers, planetary mixers, countertop mixers, you will find the mixer you need at Cook’s Direct to blend, knead, beat, or whip ingredients in your institutional foodservice operation.
Commercial mixers are used for a variety of tasks in the institutional foodservice kitchen including blending of ingredients, stirring batters, or mixing and kneading dough. There are two different types of mixers: the planetary mixer or the spiral mixer, and you will find both on Cook’s Direct. A planetary mixer has an agitator that rotates on an axis as it moves through the mixing bowl. This movement is like rotation of the solar system, with the planets circling around the sun, hence the name. A spiral mixer has a single fixed arm that rotates throughout the mixing bowl, which is usually spiral shaped. Spiral mixers are most often used for mixing and kneading dough and the right choice for a bakery, pizza shop or any foodservice operation making breads. You will also hear these being referred to as commercial dough mixers for this reason. A planetary mixer is best if you will be using your commercial mixer for blending ingredients, whipping creams or sauces, even mashing potatoes. There are also countertop mixers or floor mixers.
If you are looking for a commercial mixer, mixer parts or mixer accessories, Cook’s Direct has a variety of planetary mixers or spiral mixers from brands like Hobart, Varimixer, Univex, Vollrath and KitchenAid. For assistance in choosing the right commercial mixer for your institutional kitchen, please call us at 866-613-2617 and our customer service and sales team will be there with step-by-step guidance to select the best mixer for your foodservice operation.
Commercial Mixer Selection Help
When selecting the best commercial mixer for your institutional kitchen, you will want to take into consideration the following things:
Are the foods I am making best prepared with a planetary mixer or spiral mixer?
What size commercial mixer do I need; will a smaller countertop mixer be large enough to accommodate my needs or do I need a commercial floor mixer?
Do I have the proper electrical utilities available where I want to place my mixer?
Whether you are picking out a commercial mixer/commercial dough mixer for your in-house campus bakery, or a countertop mixer to blend ingredients in your catering prep kitchen, you will want to consider closely what is the best fit for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call one of our experts.