Preserve Food Safely With Thermo-Kool Blast Chillers
Keeping food at a consistently safe temperature is vital in the foodservice industry. Even by just a few degrees, temperature variation in refrigeration can cause bacteria to grow, which can result in wasted product or possible illness to your customers. Thermo-Kool's blast chillers can help keep your food at proper temperatures while reducing profit loss.
REDUCING FOOD TEMPERATURE SAFELY
An essential part of cooling food down is making sure it stays out of the danger zone. Many foodborne illnesses are caused by not correctly cooling cooked food, which can cause bacteria to grow. Thermo-Kool blast chillers reduce the core temperature of cooked foods from 165° to 37°F within two hours. And there’s no need to rush to use the product. Kitchens can safely store chill blast items between 37° and 39°F for up to five days.
FOOD KEEPS ITS TEXTURE
In addition to keeping food at safe temperatures, Thermo-Kool blast chillers can help you maintain food quality. Traditional freezing can alter the taste and smell of the foods you're freezing. Blast chilling prevents a loss of moisture and aroma, meaning that food keeps its flavor and texture when thawed out.
And then there's product weight loss. Traditional freezing can cause cooked food to lose as much as 8% of its weight and make cooked liquids have up to 15% evaporation losses. Blast chilling prevents that, which also can alter food's appearance and taste after thawing.
INCREASE PROFITS AND REDUCE FOOD WASTE
Everyone is looking to increase their profits while minimizing costs. Having a Thermo-Kool blast chiller saves money in several ways. First, there's a saving on labor costs. Having a blast chiller to preserve leftover food lets your staff do more efficient batch cooking while reducing food waste. Chill blasting prepared dishes in advance lets your team save time and add additional items to the day’s menu as needed.
Even thawing out product is easier with a Thermo-Kool blast chiller. With a thawing feature built right into the units, the blast chillers alternate between distributing warm and cold air. So food can be thawed overnight, safely saving time and labor.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THERMO-KOOL BLAST CHILLERS
From the smallest self-contained blast chiller that can handle 58 pounds of product to multiple cabinet blast chillers with individual controllers and condensing units, Thermo-Kool has blast chillers for every sized business and commercial kitchen.
At Eaton Marketing, we understand storing food at safe temperatures. Our expert team can help you determine which Thermo-Kool blast chiller will help your business stay safe and build profits, or start by reading the blast chilling guide below.
Written by Kevin Eaton
Kevin Eaton is the President of Eaton Marketing & Associates and a seasoned Manufacturer Rep in Florida.