Inflation has reached record levels, and while there are signs it may be easing, prices on just about everything remain high. Congress has considered several proposals to mitigate the effects of rising prices, including raising the national minimum wage and removing price controls. One effective solution, which doesn’t require any legislation, is the simple yet effective practice of purchasing organic foods.
Introduced to the United States in the early 20th century, the organic industry grew rapidly as people became more environmentally conscious and health-oriented lifestyles became popular. While still a small slice of the food industry, organic food purchases surpassed $40 billion in 2018.
It’s a trend that’s here to stay. According to the Future of Food report from the International Food Service Equipment Association (IFSEA), product adoption rates for food processing equipment classified as “organic” increased by 23% in 2018.
The Best Equipment For an Organic Food Business
There are several factors to consider when choosing the right equipment for your organic food business. Foremost is price, followed by ease of use and quality of service. Naturally, you would want to opt for products that are deemed “eco-friendly” as well.
According to the most recent report from the International Food Service Equipment Association (IFSEA), 73% of food processors said they would buy organic food processing equipment due to its reputation for being eco-friendly. Additionally, 40% of those surveyed said they would buy such equipment due to its quality.
When it comes to the most cost-effective and eco-friendly options, smaller food processors should consider investing in the following equipment:
A sharp and well-maintained blade is critical for any kitchen. You can’t make fresh products, like organic ice cream or cottage cheese, without them. Since these products are usually handmade, smooth and shiny blades are important to ensure they taste the same every time.
Purchase a pair of ceramic blade sharpening wheels. Ceramic is much more durable than stainless steel, and it keeps its sharpness much longer. Make sure to sharpen them often and properly. Never use steel to sharpen ceramic blades, as this will cause irreparable damage to your knives.
2.Ice Cream Maker.
If you’re making ice cream, you’ll need an ice cream maker of some sort. Fortunately, there are several options that offer good value, including an electric ice cream maker that doesn’t require any elaborate set-up. In fact, it is so easy to use that even beginners can master it. Therefore, anyone who says they can’t make ice cream is simply not trying hard enough.
The ideal electric ice cream maker needs to be of a high quality so that every batch looks and tastes the same. To get that consistency every time you make ice cream, you will need to use an automatic ice cream freezer. The quality of the ice cream will be determined by several factors, such as the type of ice cream you are making and how much sugar is in it. For optimum results, use a good quality source of ice milk and combine it with a good quality vanilla bean (you can also use artificial vanilla flavor, but it won’t be the same).
Similarly to a blender, a food processor is an essential tool for any kitchen. The key difference is that a food processor is designed to cut, mince and blend food. Therefore, you will want to invest in one that is at least a good size so that you can make all of the necessary food preparations easily. Additionally, make sure to invest in a high-quality one that can process various foods, even those with a tough texture like chicken breasts or rib bones. Don’t forget about the accessories and the packaging, either, as these can also make a big difference in terms of how useful the product is in your kitchen. The most convenient option is a one-person-operated device, which can be operated by simply pressing the start button. This will save you both time and energy while cooking. If you need any assistance, there is also a small help guide that comes with the product.
You’ll also need a cereal cooker to prepare quick and easy toasted corn products. These products are perfect for the busy morning when you’re craving something sweet but don’t have the time to cook a whole meal. Simply pop the corn in the microwave for a minute or two until golden brown, and you’re ready to enjoy a crispy and wholesome breakfast.
Additionally, you can prepare various cereals, like oatmeal, by simply popping the frozen product in the microwave. Doing this ensures you’re using only the freshest and most natural ingredients, and it also saves you both time and money, since you won’t need to go to the store to buy individual food items needed for the preparation. When you’re short on time, it’s worth it to invest in a quick and easy to use appliance that will save you both energy and money while preparing your breakfast.
A pulse blower is a small appliance that is often used in cocktail bars and restaurants to quickly and evenly mix cocktails. It is designed to rapidly and alternately snap, crush and mix ice cubes to give that signature “chopped” ice texture that is so popular among bar patrons. This product is highly useful if you or your establishment is serving those who would rather have their drinks very cold. If you prepare mixed drinks frequently, this would be an essential piece of equipment for your bar.
Pulse blowers come in a number of different sizes and styles, so you will want to consider the amount of ice you need to mix and whether you need a hand-held or a tabletop version. When it comes to selecting a quality pulse blower, make sure to look for the following attributes: