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Frozen Dessert Industry & Machine Articles — soft serve

Pump vs. Gravity Machines: Which One To Choose?

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In the ever-evolving world of the frozen dessert industry, one crucial decision can significantly impact the success of your business: choosing between pump and gravity machines. This comprehensive guide will delve deep into the intricacies of both options, providing you with invaluable insights to make an informed decision that can potentially transform your operation. When you're deciding on a new soft serve ice cream or yogurt machine, there are many different features we have to account for to decide which one best fits your needs. The main difference between gravity and pump-fed machines is how the mix is fed into...

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What Is Overrun & Why Does It Matter When Making Soft Serve Ice Cream?

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What Is Overrun? Overrun is the percentage of ice cream that is air incorporated in the product during the freezing process to expand & make more product with less materials. For example, when you make hard ice cream with an overrun of 30% that means that you have expanded the product by 30%. Here's another example: 1 gallon of hard ice cream mix will produce 1.3 gallons of finished hard ice cream mix. A gravity fed pump machine usually has a 25% -35% overrun versus a pressurized machine yields about 65% or more. If you want to produce premium quality...

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The 2 Main Types Of Pump Systems On Taylor Ice Cream Machines

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There are two main types of Taylor ice cream machine pumps designed for their pressurized machines. All the pressurized machines made by Taylor have either a simplified coaxial pump or a horizon pump. Below we explain the differences between the two types of Taylor pumps, the use of a third peristaltic pump in some Taylor machines, & we make a side note on the technology called "flavor burst" which could potentially increase profits for your business. Prior to delving into the details, it's essential to clarify that the information provided here exclusively pertains to pressurized or pump-operated machines. Gravity-fed machines,...

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How To Replace The Thermostat Probe On Your Frozen Dessert Machine

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In this post we will use a Taylor 794 thermometer replacement probe as an example since it has a very similar configuration to most ice cream machines. *** We recommend you have a certified technician do any adjustments or changes to machinery and always be careful because electricity can be dangerous & cause harm. Preparations: First, turn off the machine & then make sure it is unplugged so you don't electrocute yourself when replacing the thermostat probe. Removing The Old Probe Remove the screws from the machine cover at the top of the 794 which holds the control panels. After removing...

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Taylor Ice Cream Machine Analysis: Pros & Cons

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At Slices Concession, we have worked with Taylor machines for over 10 years. Taylor Company has served ice cream shops since 1926. Their ice cream machines are well known and used all across the world. They do business in over 125 countries. There are other high-quality manufacturers such as Electro Freeze, Carpigiani, and Stoelting. That being said, there are pros and cons to each of these brands. Let’s take a closer look at Taylor Company: Pros: Brand Name  As mentioned above, Taylor Company has been in the industry since 1926. This means that most people, especially customers, are familiar with...

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