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What to Look For When Buying a Bagel Slicer Machine

bagel after going through bagel slicer machines

So, you own a bakery or simply want to serve perfectly sliced bagels to your folks, but you don’t want to injure your hands with bagel knives like you probably have in the past. Well, here are some tips on how to choose the right bagel slicer machines and maybe the solution to your bagel business! 

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Bagel Slicer

Why Do You Need to Have a Commercial Bagel Slicer Machine For Your Bakery?

People come to your bakery for delicious and freshly baked goods, but if they have to wait for you to slice it by hand, it may take longer than they’d want. You can give customers the bread they want fast and easily by using commercial bread and bagel slicers, and you can help your team speed up the process as well.

Because there are so many options, you might be tempted to pick the first bagel slicer you see. Isn’t it true that these are extremely basic items? Truth is, they are, but you’ll have a better chance of finding the right slicer for you if you consider the following factors.

Material

Metal, plastic, and even wooden slicers are available. Check to see if the plastic bagel slicers are BPA-free and food-safe before using them. 

Plastic bagel slicers are inexpensive and simple to use, but they are also easily damaged. Slicers made of stainless steel, on the other hand, are built to last. Look for stainless-steel bodies and blades that are rustproofed.

Design

Guillotine slicers, despite their popularity, are not dangerous. Manufacturers designed these slicers to be both safe and effective in cutting accurate slices. 

You could also come across versions that allow you to slice in a number of ways. Bagel knives and bagel biters are also available. For the most ergonomic experience, we recommend bagel slicers with adjustable handles.

Safety Features

One of the most compelling reasons to invest in a bagel slicer machine is to save time and the trouble of cutting bagels with a kitchen knife, which is unlikely to cut your bagels exactly. 

Commercial bagel slicers are designed to be safe to use, so be sure the model you’re contemplating is both accurate and safe.

Cleaning and Convenience

Check to see if the slicer you are considering is easy to clean and user-friendly. Daily cleaning is an expected part of the baking routine, so keep that in mind while selecting a machine. Also, ask about seeing the daily cleaning methods for the gadgets you are interested in from the provider.

Upkeeping and Maintenance 

Because slicing bread or bagel produces crumbs, you will want to look for a commercial slicer with features like removable parts and a crumb drawer for simple cleaning and maintenance. Bagging is another characteristic to consider when purchasing a commercial bread cutter. If you need to bag bread quickly, look for a model with front-mounted bagging. You will save time getting your bread ready for sale. 

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How and When to Clean and Maintain a Commercial Bread Slicer

Bread Slicer Machines

Bread slicer machines are an easy example that gets overlooked or is commonly forgotten when cleaning your restaurant kitchen. Whole loaves of bread are consistently and equally sliced using commercial machines. They are commonly found in bakeries and other establishments that make their own bread. Lenexa Manufacturing Company’s blog today presents a few cleaning and maintenance tips for commercial bread slicer machines.

Bread Slicer Machines

How Important is Maintaining Your Bread Slicer Machine?

Cleaning Your Commercial Bread Slicer

The equipment in your commercial kitchen or hospitality business needs to be well-maintained. This type of equipment is designed to survive continuous or frequent usage, and if it is not properly maintained, it can negatively impact production, sales, and your budget.

Bacterial development and cross-contamination are reduced when slicers are cleaned and maintained properly. If not adequately addressed, slicers can end up in serious sanitation difficulties. When it comes to cleaning and maintenance, operators should not take any shortcuts.

Cleaning Suggestions for Your Bread Slicing Machine

  1. Always take caution!
  2. Before undertaking any cleaning or maintenance, read the instruction handbook.
  3. Before cleaning or performing any maintenance on your bread slicer, make sure the machine is fully unplugged.
  4. Always use safety gloves to protect your hands.
  5. Wipe off the equipment, especially the blade, with a wet towel soaked in sanitizer.
  6. To avoid bread tasting like sanitizer, wipe down the bread slicer with hot water after cleaning (ring out the towel so it is just damp).
  7. To avoid rust, always dry your bread slicer with a dry rag after cleaning it.
  8. When cleaning the blade, never force the towel against it because the blades are quite sharp, and you might easily injure yourself.
  9. Remove and replace each blade one at a time when changing them, making sure they are all in the appropriate spot.
  10. When you are finished cleaning and maintaining your bread slicer, tighten all of the screws.

 

Maintaining Your Commercial Bread Slicer in Working Order

You get a lot of small crumbs when you slice bread. As a result, most machines feature pieces that can be removed for easy cleaning and maintenance. Make sure to clear out the crumbs on a regular basis to ensure not only food safety but also that they do not build up and reduce the machine’s efficiency.

You do not want crumbs to become stuck in the machine and hinder it from working properly. Another technique to keep your bread slicer in good working order is to replace the blades on a regular basis. The frequency will be determined by the amount of bread you are slicing. If you slice less than 50 loaves each day, changing the blade once a year should suffice. If you slice more than 500 loaves each day, however, you should replace the blade every two months.

Final Note

Operators should be aware of certain signals that suggest the unit may need to be replaced. Broken or malfunctioning parts can affect the quality of the slices as well as the operator’s ability to clean the slicer effectively. Broken components may require the purchase of a new unit, depending on the cost of replacement and repair.  

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We are committed to ensuring that our clients get the most out of their equipment through educating them. If you require assistance, please contact us today at Lenexa Manufacturing Company.

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Taking Care of your Bread Machine

sliced Bread Machine Maintenance

If you recently invested in a bread machine or you have revived your old one, below are the tips you need to know. And once you’ve made that delicious bread, Lenexa Manufacturing Company can take care of all your needs for bagging and slicing bread machine maintenance.

sliced Bread Machine Maintenance

How to Keep Your Bread Machine in Good Shape

#1: Unplug and Let It Cool

Before fixing or cleaning any machine, it’s highly important that you unplug it from the power source. If the machine heats up, let it cool first before applying anything on the surface. Once it is unplugged and has fully cooled down, proceed to the next step.

#2: Know What Parts Need to be Oiled

If you have an old bread machine, it will probably make some noises. Most of the time, the noises are coming from the bread spindle shaft on the underside of your bread pan. You can fix this by simply oiling it.

However, even if you don’t notice any unusual noise, you still have to oil the bread spindle shaft at least once every six months. This will ensure it functions smoothly and friction among the bread machine parts can be avoided.

To oil the bread spindle shaft, experts suggest that you only use either sewing machine oil or 3-in-1 oil.

#3: Clean Carefully

Everybody wants to eat mouthwatering herb and parmesan bread, sweet granola bread, and fresh bagels. But, no one wants to help clean the dishes and baking trays. Unfortunately, clean-ups are important if you want your bread-making machine and other parts to last as long as possible.

To increase the lifespan of your baking trays, tools, and other parts of the bread-making machine, you’ll have to hand-clean most of them. You have to hand-clean most of the bread pans after use to make sure that there are no food particles left.

Additionally, all bread machines are not dishwasher safe. Hence, the key to carefully and thoroughly cleaning this hefty tool is to use a non-abrasive scrubbing tool, water, and dishwashing soap. Remember to avoid using abrasive scrubbers, harsh chemicals, and bleach to keep the pan’s surface in good condition. Here’s a step-by-step instruction on how to clean your bread machine:

  1. Keep it simple – Remove the detachable parts, collect the crumbs in a pile, and sweep them out using a brush or dry cloth.
  2. Use a damp cloth to gently wipe the insides of the machine, including the heating elements. Make sure not to get the insides wet.
  3. Pat the machine parts dry to avoid rusting.

sliced Bread Machine Maintenance

Are You in Need of Bread Machine Maintenance?

So, you’ve made your bread, but are you able to bag it and slice it? At Lenexa Manufacturing Company, we provide expert maintenance service for bun slicers, as well as bagel, bread, and bun baggers. If your bagging or slicing machine needs expert care, we’re the ones you can turn to.

Do you currently have problems with your bread machine? Reach out to our experience bread machine experts at Lenexa Manufacturing Company!