Are You Adding Handmade Summer Sausage To Your Small Artisanal Food Business? 3 Tips To Get The Most From A Food Bowl Chopper


When you love making handmade food to sell to local patrons, summer sausage is sure to be a hit. Yet, you likely know how hard it is to make sausage stuffing that is uniformly chopped and blended for the ultimate flavor and texture experience. Food bowl choppers use fast, spinning blades to quickly mince pork and other meats into an emulsified mixture that can also be enhanced with spices and other ingredients. While using one is easy and helps to streamline your cooking routine, you will need to take these steps to make sure that your machine always provides a high level of performance.

Keep Things Cold

One thing that you will notice about food choppers is that they are so efficient that the spinning blades can quickly heat everything up. For this reason, it is typically recommended to start with everything very cold. Try using frozen or semi-frozen meat to begin with during the chopping process. You can also chill the bowl so that the starting temperature is even lower. Keeping things chilled helps to stop the meat from clumping so that the sausage you produce has the smoothest possible texture.

Learn How to Wash the Chopper Properly

As with any chopping device, there are quite a few parts that must be cleaned. Ideally, you should choose a bowl chopper that is made from quality and hygienic materials such as stainless steel to help prevent the spread of foodborne illness. Then, you will need to look at the owner's manual to find out how to take the machine apart for cleaning. Typically, hand washing the machine is recommended since putting the blades through the dishwasher can cause them to get dull.

Keep the Blades Sharp and Spinning Freely

To keep the blades sharp, make sure to only use the chopper for approved foods. You will also want to practice proper blade care to keep them sharp. Always start by checking out the manufacturer's instructions. As a general rule, you can use a fine honing stone to freshen up the blades as they begin to get dull. Once they reach the point of needing serious servicing, you can then send them in to the manufacturer to have them restored. You will also want to lubricate the machine periodically to keep the blades spinning freely. Mineral oil works well for lubricating most machines so that yours continues to chop meat evenly for many years.


16 December 2019

Streamlining Your Mealtimes

When you have a large family, mealtime can be incredibly stressful. In addition to dealing with a bunch of demanding children, you might also find yourself struggling to enjoy the meal that took you so long to prepare. After all, how much fun is it to enjoy a delightful soup when you have a kid hanging all over you? Fortunately, there are a lot of different parents out there that have learned how to streamline mealtime. My blog contains several articles that might help you to keep your children calm, talk people into eating, and prepare and make dinner a little faster.