Optimax® Automatic Batter / Breading Machines Bring Breading Procedures into the 21st Century

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Innovative machine also delivers significant labor and ingredients savings, for a highly attractive return on investment.

Bettcher Industries introduces the innovative Optimax® Automatic Batter/Breading Machine that brings breading of fresh menu items into the 21st Century for restaurateurs.

The ingenious, robust design of the Optimax® machine allows foodservice establishments to prepare quality fresh-breaded items far easier – and with consistent quality from cook to cook and shift to shift. The machine’s action blends ingredients to ensure a consistent flavor profile. It is also engineered to apply the precise amount of batter and breading to correct coating specifications.

Because the design of the Optimax® machine avoids the application of excess breading on food items, it helps reduce the cost of ingredients. Independent tests show a reduced cost of breading of up to 40% when compared to traditional hand-breading procedures. Oil life is also extended because of the reduced incidence of excess breading blowing off in the fryer.

The Optimax® machine is also a true labor-saver, enabling one employee to do the work of three people easily and effortlessly. The breading process is completed faster. Plus, it’s easy to train new employees on the simple breading procedures of the machine.

The benefits of reduced labor costs, coupled with ingredients cost savings, means that the Optimax® machine is one of the best equipment investments a restaurant kitchen can make. Its highly attractive return on investment (ROI) means that the machine pays for itself quickly, while restaurateurs reap the benefits of productivity and cost savings for years thereafter.

An added bonus is the option to avoid incurring the high price of pre-breaded foods – along with the ability for foodservice establishments to design their own signature breading recipes, thereby differentiating their menu items from competitors.

In addition, the Optimax® machine delivers important benefits in the form of worker safety and comfort. There’s no longer any need to continue with the old, messy process of hand-breading which also puts stress on employees. The Optimax® machine greatly reduces back strain and other conditions associated with manual breading procedures.

Sanitation and cleanup at the end of the day is also easy. The modular design allows the Optimax® machine to come apart in three sections and go right into the kitchen’s dish room. The entire cleanup process takes just minutes – and with dramatically less mess in the work area.

With space at a premium in kitchens of all sizes, a smaller equipment footprint is always welcome to maximize the area available for food prep and to reduce clutter. The space-saving design of the Optimax® machine requires only 18 inches of counter space (and it can even fit into a corner), making the machine highly suitable for small as well as large kitchens. It can also be paired with the DuraSift™ Breading Table, another innovative Bettcher offering that delivers enhanced oscillating sifting technology. The DuraSift™ table blends and sifts flour quickly and more effectively, breaking down dough balls and capturing more reusable breading.

Completely designed and made in the U.S.A., the Optimax® Automatic Batter/Breading Machine is available from Bettcher Industries and its foodservice equipment dealers. Established in 1944, Bettcher is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative machinery and tools for foodservice and food processing applications.

For more information about Optimax® Batter/Breading Machines, DuraSift™ Breading Tables and related equipment for the foodservice industry, including sales representation and distribution opportunities, call (440) 965-4422, e-mail your request to sales@bettcher.com. You may also visit http://www.bettcher.com/breading-machines to view video clips of the Optimax® machine in action.

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