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Running Soft Serve Machines on a Generator: What You Need to Know

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Slices Concession Soft Serve Running on a Generator ChecklistStoelting F231 Stress Test

Using a generator for soft serve machines is a great way to target new markets. Your market is not limited to a brick & mortar store or electrical phase restrictions. You have the freedom to deliver the product to the customer. From festivals, carnivals, shopping malls, and street venues, running a generator can improve your profit. 

Using a Honda EU7000 Generator, Slices Concession does stress tests on a Stoelting F231

Single Generator - No Ecomode 

Running a single generator for soft serve machines, not on ecomode, produces quality product. The F231 machine runs at 12 amps and 250 volts. Using the middle lever, it uses power from both the left and right beaters, causing a larger surge. 

Bottom Line: You are able to efficiently run most soft serve machines on a generator of similar capacity. 

Single Generator - Ecomode 

However, running a single generator for soft serve machines on ecomode is unreliable. There is not enough power going to the machine for it to run smoothly. There is a lot of added stress which causes problems for the machine. 

Bottom Line: You are not able to efficiently run most soft serve machines on a single generator using ecomode.  

Dual Generator 

Running dual generators using the Stoelting F231 machine works flawlessly, regardless of whether the machine is using ecomode or not.

Bottom Line: You are able to efficiently run soft serve machines on dual generators using ecomode. 

 * Follow all local and national health codes. Always refer to local and national rules. This article is just a suggestion.



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  • Hi, i have a taylor 152 machine 220-230v 1.9kw 10.2a ,. And planning to buy an inverter generator 3200w, this gen.would be enough to run the taylor 152,? Thnx in advance for answering..

    Ivan on
  • Hi Rodney,
    We recommend 10-12k generator.

    Slices Concession on
  • I have a Taylor 337 Single phase air cooled. What kind of generator would it take to run it?

    Rodney on
  • Hi Abel,
    We have yet to try a generator the Taylro 162. However we qouls estimate it would need a 4,000/5,000 watt generator.

    Slices Concession on
  • I have a counter too Taylor ice cream machine model 162 and I was wondering what size generator would I need to run this machine

    abel on

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