Foodservice Equipment Reports

SPECIAL REPORT: Blender Gallery

VITAMIX

The Vita-Prep 3 gives culinary professionals unmatched performance with fast and consistent blends of even the thickest and toughest ingredients. Its high-performance 3-hp (peak) motor delivers the power needed in a commercial kitchen. The unit’s hardened stainless blade is razor sharp and efficiently purées, grinds, chops and more, easily taking the place of several kitchen appliances. The Vita-Prep 3’s advance cooling system guards against overheating and a sound-reduction pad makes for quieter blending. Unit measures 20.3-in. H x 8-in. W x 9-in. D. vitamix.com



WARING COMMERCIAL

Model MX1200XTX from Waring Commercial’s Xtreme line is ideal for food preparation from bread doughs to whipped egg whites, soups, smoothies, hummus and everything in between. It features a 3.5-hp (peak) motor paired with the company’s trademarked container, The Raptor (a heavy-duty blade and jar designed to deliver smooth consistencies fast). The 64-oz. jar is unbreakable, dishwasher-safe BPA-free copolyester. Food blender measures 18-in. H x 8.5-in.W x 8.25-in. D. waringcommercialproducts.com









BAR MAID

BLE-310 is an all-purpose blender. Its 3-hp motor is powerful enough to process soups, purées and salsas in addition to blending smoothies and frozen drinks. It features a BPA-free, 64-oz. Tritan container that funnels contents into stainless blades. Add ingredients easily while it’s blending through a removable cap. Unit features a timer from 0 to 6 min., variable-speed control, pulse control and unique Infinity function that “waves” the contents by starting slow, then fast, back to slow and then fast again until you hit stop. Measures 19-in. H x 8-in. W x 8-in. D. barmaidwashers.com



BLENDTEC


Why choose between a quiet blender and a powerful blender? Blendtec’s newest commercial blender, the Stealth, features a 3-hp (peak) motor and introduces several industry firsts, including an illuminated touch-control surface, a USB interface for easy programming changes (comes with 36 blend cycles; users can upload hundreds more) and the latest proprietary sound-management and airflow innovations to operate quietly. Jar is copolyester. It’s 17.22-in. H x 8.55-in. W x 9.06-in. D and is compatible with Blendtec’s patented Four Side, 5-sided WildSide and Twister jars. blendtec.com





HAMILTON BEACH COMMERCIAL

HB’s Tournant (HBF600) high-performance food blender provides precise control over chopping, grinding, puréeing and blending. Highly versatile, the Tournant’s adjustable speed dial gives chefs ultimate finishing control. A 3-hp motor with all-metal drive coupling and a temperature gauge to prevent unnecessary burnout ensure durability. A large, 4-oz. dosing cup lets you add liquids while blending. Blender comes with a patented 48-oz. polycarbonate Wave-Action jar. Blender is 18 in.H x 7 in.W x 8 in.D hamiltonbeach.com

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