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How to read your Taylor Serial and Model Number

Posted by Joe Kearns on

When you buy a Taylor ice cream machine all those numbers on the data plate are important, but you have to know how to read them to find out what they mean. With the serial number you can find out when your machine was made. Within the model number itself, each digit represents a code used that describes what your machine can be used for.   Example 1: If your machine has a SN:M2035927, this machine was manufactured March of 2012. If your machine has a SN: K0013503, this machine was manufactured January of 2000. Lets look at the model number chart: Example 2: If...

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Top 3 Reasons Why Frozen Dessert Stores Fail

Posted by Slices Concession on

At Slices Concession, we specialize in ice cream equipment. We also spend a lot of time helping new entrepreneurs open ice cream shops. We also spend our time taking apart and buying the equipment & machines from stores that went out of business. We couldn't help but ask ourselves... Why Do Some Ice Cream Shops Fail? Although many businesses are all happy smiles & customer service, you should never overlook the hard work going on behind the scenes when starting an ice cream business.  1. Bad Management Bad management is usually the number one reason why ice cream shops fail....

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Why You Should Avoid Chinese or Korean Made Ice Cream Machines

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 - Haz Clic Aquí Para Español -   The Temptation Of Buying A Chinese or Korean Frozen Dessert Machine When you have a tight budget, purchasing a Chinese- or Korean-made ice cream machine is tempting. The distributors of these machines offer a significantly lower price for one of these machines (usually about half the price of a Taylor, Electro Freeze, Stoelting, or Carpigiani machine). They boast about their energy-efficient machines, contrasting them to their power-churning American/Italian-made counterparts. They greatly exaggerate the virtues of their warranties and advertise their US-based warehouses as having all the parts that you need. These claims are very...

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What Type of Base Should I Use To Make Amazing Gelatos?

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Finding out what type of gelato base to use is the most important part. In this post we'll explore the different types of bases you can use & what the pros & cons of each is. The Different Types Of Gelato Bases: Powdered Bases Powdered bases are easy to use & gelato ingredient manufacturers usually have a wide variety of flavors & types of bases. Some powdered bases are complete, where you only add water or milk to the product. They will even include the flavoring as well where all you have to do is open the bag, mix it...

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Top 5 Tips To Make Your Ice Cream Shop Profitable

Posted by Slices Concession on

When opening a new ice cream shop it can feel overwhelming. There's so much to do & so much to figure out before you start taking care of customers. although this isn't a comprehensive list, these tips will steer you in the right direction. Tip 1: Use Natural Ingredients To Make Your Products Using natural flavors not only makes your product taste better, but it's usually cheaper. For example: adding a half jar of real peanut butter to your base mix is much cheaper than using peanut butter flavoring & it gives your ice cream a better flavor. This can be used for chocolates,...

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