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What It Takes to Get Even Slices of Buns

sliced bread in basket bun Slicer Machines

Before the invention of bun slicer machines, bread was baked at home or bought in loaves. Regardless of the source of bread, the customer had to cut a slice of bread by hand every time they requested one. 

The use of sliced bread had one or two consequences on bread consumption. People ate more bread since it was easier to devour another slice, and as a result, the use of condiments grew as well.

On the other hand, slicing bread may be tedious and time-consuming, not to mention difficult to get a constant thickness with only a regular bread knife. As a result, an electric bread or bun slicer is handy and multifunctional. 

Loaves of bread on a Bun Slicer Machines

Bun Slicer: Things to Consider

What is a Bun Slicer?

A bun slicing machine slices or cuts whole buns and loaves into separate pieces for customer convenience and portion control meals. After the baked bread and buns have been allowed to cool to the proper temperature, the procedure begins.

Setting the exact number of servings and slice size stated on the package label, which is vital for regulatory compliance, is an essential component of a bun slicer.  

The Proper Temperature to Slice Bread

What Happens If You Slice the Buns Before They’re Cooled Completely?  

At this stage, the texture of the bread will be excessively moist, and the structure will not have solidified. If you try to slice it at this point, the bread will squish, and you’ll end up with a gluey doughy dense center. Not to add the amusing sequence when the dough sticks to the slicer like glue, making it hard to cut anything that looks like bread pieces!

Here are the consequences of ‘undercooling’ your bread by slicing it open too soon:

  • The bun or loaf will be too moist, and the crust will be excessively soft, resulting in uneven slices that are liable to rip as you slice.  
  • As you slice, the blade will adhere to the inside of the bread, causing damage to the structure.  
  • The bread’s crust and sides will ‘pill’ because they are too flimsy to sustain the blade pressure. 
  • Due to the moisture exiting too rapidly, the bread will have a drier texture later.

What Happens When You Slice Buns After They’ve Cooled Too Long?

When you wait too long to cut into a loaf of bread or a bun, the texture and moistness of the bread or bun will have changed. To put it another way, the bread will be overly dry. This may result in even slices, but it will be much more difficult to slice into since the dough will have hardened far too much.

Here are the consequences of ‘overcooling’ your bun by slicing it too late:

  • The bread will be stiffer and drier on the inside, and part of its flexibility will have to be eliminated.  
  • Because the crust is too hard to slice through, the bread will be more challenging to cut into.  
  • The bread will become stale much more quickly. 

Sliced bread bun Slicer Machines

Looking for a Bun Slicer Machine Service?

If you’re having problems with your restaurant equipment, look no further than Lenexa Manufacturing Company. We are your dependable, trustworthy, and adequately trained commercial food-service equipment maintenance company in Lenexa, Kansas. Schedule an appointment or contact 1 (913) 378-3800 for maintenance or servicing needs.