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Need help selecting a Hobart mixer for our restaurant.

post #1 of 4
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Dear peers:

 

We are in the search for a used professional Hobart Mixer. We have not been able to find answers to the following questions.

 

1. What capacity mixer should we buy?

We make 60 large brioche buns a day (160 grams each)
We make 85 small brioche buns a day (110 grams each)
We make 12 white loafs (4 lbs each batch of 2)
 
For this daily bread quantity, what used models would be suitable for our operations? We know that even though Hobart makes excellent mixers, you must not overworked them, as they can give up on you. We want to make the right decision as to how big and what models will fit our daily baking needs.
 
Hope someone can help.
 
Thank you for your time.
post #2 of 4

Maybe this link will help you decide? It's a mixer capacity chart.

 

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/documents/pdf/hobart_legacy_chart.pdf

 

Also, think about growth and the future of the business. Do you plan on expanding? Is there a possibility that the amount of brioche rolls and bread loaves you make per day will increase? Is there a possibility that you may be making other things that a mixer can come in handy for? My best advice is to buy a mixer that will suit your present day needs, but also be a little larger than you need now to accommodate future growth.

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I agree with @chefpeon  about growth. I would consider a 60/30. I assume you know what a collar does. A 60qt mixer with a reducer to accept

a 30qt bowl.

Looks like this.

The most important thing about buying a planetary mixer is to seek out a good repair man.

Do you have 3 phase or 220?

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post #4 of 4

Spot on with the reducing collar.

 

Get a 60 qt if you can with a reducing collar with matching bowl and hook for 40 qts.  Having two bowls is like having two mixers, and sometimes you wish you had 3 bowls...

 

Buy from a local bakery eqpt. supplier for two main reasons:

 

1) They will (or should) service what they sell.  Not really possible with internet sales

 

 

2) When your biz outgrows existing equipment they will/should give you a fair price on trade-in for newer equipment, since they sold you the existing mixer and serviced it.

 

Hope this helps...

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