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Making the Perfect Slice: An Artisan Baker’s Guide to Bread Slicers 

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Orders must be filled quickly from behind a bakery counter, which requires the use of dependable machinery. If your world revolves around bread like ours, having the perfect bread slicer equipment and keeping it in good working order can make a huge difference in the quality of your service. There are a few factors to consider while selecting the perfect slicer for your business.  

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On Achieving the Perfect Slice

Why Are Bread Slicers a Must-Have Restaurant Equipment for Artisan Bakers?

Every day, artisan bakers take great satisfaction in producing high-quality, tasty loaves. Nothing beats seeing someone walk by your business, catch a whiff of your freshly baked goods, and rush in. 

Sometimes, a customer may be satisfied to simply take a whole fresh loaf off the rack. In a different scenario, a customer may request that their bread be sliced so that they can take it home and enjoy it with their folks. That is why you should always keep a reliable bread-slicer on hand. 

How Can a Bread Slicer Make Your Business Grow Faster?

The bread slicer is a very important piece of equipment in bakeries where bread is the foremost concern. Having these pieces of equipment will make packing and arranging bread much easier. Slicers can cut into a range of sizes and styles, depending on your needs. 

Bread slicers can save you and your customers the time and effort of manually slicing bread. Each time the slices come out evenly, so you’ll know you’re getting the most out of each loaf. You’ll also keep yourself and your customers safe from knife-related injuries.  

Which Bread Slicer Machine is Right for You: A Freestanding or Countertop Machine?

The two most common varieties of commercial bread slicers are freestanding and countertop, and which one you choose depends on the layout of your bakery. A standalone machine is a way to go if you have limited counter space. They’re easy to get to and have casters to keep them stable on the floor. Countertop bread slicers are mainly used for smaller operations and are located on your counter. 

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Bread Slicer

The first step is to choose the type of bread slicer, followed by selecting the suitable model. You know better than anyone the bread varieties your consumers prefer, as well as the volume demand and inventory levels. When selecting the thickness and number of slices per hour, use these factors as a guide.  

Consider your bread formulas as well, as they have an impact on the life of the slicer’s blades. Slicers with regular blades are better for pan loaves in terms of durability and longevity, whereas scalloped blades are recommended for tough crusted artisan bread. 

Maintenance and Cleaning

Consider a bread slicer to be similar to a vehicle: the more you care for it, the longer it will last in terms of quality and life. Commercial bread slicers are large capital investments, and proper cleaning and maintenance ensure that the slicer’s usability and performance are maximized.  

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Looking for a Bread Slicer Equipment Service?

As Aristotle stated, “the whole must be greater than the sum of its parts,” and this is true in order to produce the perfect slice. Picking the correct industrial bread slicer, understanding how to use it, and keeping it in good operating order are all essential first steps. If you need help with the maintenance of your restaurant’s equipment, call Lenexa Manufacturing Company today. 

 

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Taking Care of your Bread Machine

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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.

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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.

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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!