Andy thoughts on the Sinsation versus the Revolation (?sp)? Any other machines out there in that price range?
I do love playing with chocolate!
Thank you, Ann
I would use a microwave and a glass bowl and temper by hand. It doesn't sound like you are making enough to really invest in a machine. You can make a lot of tempered chocolate that way and do as good a job. I have the Revolution for small batch chocolate making, around 9-10 lbs, and it works fine. http://www.lifebychocolates.blogspot.com/ Just search my blog for my thoughts on it as well as on other equipment.
I'm at the stage now where I will be buying bigger equipment and will be going with Savage Bros. for my melting and tempering and was thinking of getting either their enrober, 200 lb tanks with the enrober, or going with Perfect for enrobers as well as spinners. I like the Prefamac but they are $$. I wish I'd gone with the big equipment at the onset.
So, for small batch, I'd start off doing it by hand. I've had some problems with the Revolution X but I think they've finally debugged it.
My dear chocolatier,
If this info is recent and current can you share the source?
I can purchase the units for $200.00 on my party orders, that's over 50% off the regular price. If you can, is there anyway I could enjoy this benefit? I'm a retired person with a fixed income and cannot afford the full price.
Thanks in advance, even if I cannot buy it for the same price; at least you let me dream on it.
for the young lady who wanted a portable chocolate tempering unit, - - the ACMC table top temperer is your best bet , you can temper and hold 5 to 6 lbs at a time , I used one for years at my retail chocolate shoppe & got really good service from it. very light weight & portable., approx.seven to eight hundred dollars. - - - good luck & best wishes , Dan
I have been working with chocolate for about 7 years. I love the ACMC machine. It costs a little more than the amount you mentioned, but it is very worth it. Also, I purchased two additional bowls and baffles, so that I can quickly go from dark chocolate to milk chocolate to white chocolate without having to stop and do a cleanup between each one. Saves a lot of time! The total cost for me was about $990.00 with the extra equipment. I love it, and know a few chocolatiers who started out with one or two of these machines. If you can save up enough to make this purchase, it would be well worth it. I always look to the future for increased ideas for use. She may be able to increase production of current output, as well as start making other popular items, resulting in increased sales! Just MHO! Best of luck in whatever you all decide!! Sue