Author: Christoffer X Altesino
A commercial food processor is an electric kitchen appliance that chops, shreds, slices and blends different kinds of food. Nowadays it is considered a basic requisite for every home and restaurant. A commercial processor can be used to prepare a number of recipes. They also make the preparation of meals simpler and faster.
It was invented by Pierre Verdan who was a catering company salesman. The device involved a bowl with a rotating blade at the bottom. It evolved into a motor driven food processor used by the commercial catering industry in the late 1960's. The first one was designed by the Robot Coupe Company. From then on it is been widely used in almost all restaurants, shops and catering establishments for commercial purposes.
It is like the blender performs several cooking tasks. Its uses however are restricted due to it having a single fixed blade. A commercial food processor in contrast has a mixture of exchangeable blades that are driven by an electric motor. They have varying attachments like a dough blade, an egg whip, julienne disc, citrus juicer and a French fry disc. It can perform tasks like chopping, shredding and grating, mixing, kneading and slicing which are very crucial in a commercial setting like a restaurant.
There are a broad range of brands and models available on the market. All these types differ in power, speed, bowl size and shape of blade for instance. Generally a commercial food processor would come in three general bowl sizes. These are the mini, compact and full sized bowls. Equally your establishment or company can go in for a food processor that has varying speeds or pulse settings. The speed pattern could be varied with the use of buttons or through a touchpad panel. It has been fitted with a heavier base that gives it greater stability when the processor is in use. Furthermore most processors have safety mechanism that prevents the motor from operating if the bowl is not rightly attached to the base.
One thing worthy of note is that before you purchase a food processor to use for commercial purposes, take into consideration the cooking needs of your organization. This is to ensure that you buy the required one that has features you would eventually use. The quality of meals served or given to customers would also be enhanced.
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