Commercial Mixers: Creating Restaurant Melody

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011


Great restaurants often operate like an orchestra. Everything must work in harmony in order to create beautiful results. From the players to the equipment, each component is a key cog in the wheel of success. Just like music, restaurants too have to mix the special ingredients just right. While you likely won’t be mixing the sounds of trumpets and violins, you still need a superior piece of restaurant equipment to get it right. That’s why we recommend the Hobart Mixer HL200-1STD.

As the conductor of your culinary orchestra, you and your personnel often perform multiple tasks all at one time. When you’re ready to mix everything together, it’s much easier to be hands-free, working on other chores simultaneously. The Hobart Mixer HL200-1STD is a great way to help choreograph the process. This highly-durable mixer features a 15-Minute Smart Timer™ that helps make blending ingredients together seamless and accurate. And the automatic time recall is perfect for mixing multiple batches. An ergonomic swing out bowl makes loading and unloading those batches quick and easy. However, many mixers on the market are good at making things a mess. The HL200-1STD includes patented soft start Agitation technology that transitions each speed setting softly so splash out and mess are less likely to occur.

This mixer is no wimp. Its ½ horsepower motor means it will mix virtually anything you put in it. We could very nearly write a book about the great features of this fabulous mixer. More importantly, though, this Hobart Mixer receives our 5-Star rating and Editors Choice, as it’s definitely a workhorse and will make performing your restaurant concerto that much easier.

While we chose Hobart’s HL200-1STD for today’s subject, at Short Order, we carry a wide selection of other mixers and commercial restaurant equipment from Hobart, Glob, Berkel and Univex that will help you create an exquisite symphony of taste.

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Hobart mixers are kitchen stalwarts

Hobart mixers, slicers, and dishwashers are probably important and well-loved parts of your kitchen. If you’re like most other restaurant equipment owners and users, you trust Hobart mixers for dependable results and reliable service, as well you should. Hobart dates back to 1897, when the Hobart Electric Manufacturing Company was founded to build quality electric appliances like industrial motors that helped coffee mill owners convert from hand-cranking to electric power. Hobart has been the premiere supplier of restaurant equipment and service for the foodservice and food retail industries for over a century.

Nothing beats Hobart mixers for big jobs

Hobart mixers excel at blending large quantities of wet and dry ingredients for chefs and cooks. Take the award-winning Hobart mixer model HL600-1STD. With its gear-driven transmission and heavy-duty 2.7 horsepower motor, this Hobart mixer can process an incredible sixty quarts in its swing-out bowl. The Hobart mixer HL600 is no slouch in ease-of-use features, either – it comes with a power bowl lift for heavy loads, a 50-minute timer, and a safety feature that prevents the Hobart mixer from running when the bowl guard is out of position.

For more modest restaurant equipment needs, the Hobart mixer model HL200-1STD delivers the same blending quality as the Hobart mixer HL600 – but in a bench mixer form factor at a fraction of the price. The Hobart mixer HL200 boasts a 1/2 horsepower motor and the same three-speed control, swing-out stainless steel bowl and bowl guard safety interlock as the Hobart mixer HL600. An aluminum beater and stainless steel wire whip are also supplied with the Editor’s Choice Hobart mixer HL200.

Hobart mixers may last longer than you think

In 2006, Hobart sought out the oldest Hobart mixer still in service. Given the sturdiness of Hobart mixers, everyone expected to discover a veteran Hobart mixer, but few expected to encounter a 93-year-old Hobart mixer (1913) still mixing up a storm every day at Winans Chocolates & Coffees of Piqua, Ohio.

Hobart mixers come from a community leader

It’s also comforting to know that quality Hobart mixers are built by a quality corporate citizen. Hobart supports the United Way and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. With their innovative Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability, Hobart is also a leader in the restaurant industry going green. Although Hobart mixers are not a central part of the Hobart sustainability effort at this time, Hobart dish machines and warewashers are leading the way, with a full line of these products having earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating.

Hobart mixers are only a piece of the Hobart picture

Hobart mixers and restaurant equipment continue to be market leaders. Hobart recently won its sixth consecutive overall Best in Class award in Foodservice Equipment & Supplies‘ survey. Hobart slicers, Hobart mixers and Hobart dish machines are part of a well-rounded product line that never fails to impress, year after year.

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