Hot fill is where a product is cooked then filled into sealable vacuum bags or stand-up pouches for a rapid chilling process. Using controlled temperatures during cooking and filling followed by a rapid cooling process post filling, the product is safe to be refrigerated for extended periods of time.
The Hot fill method is usually used for liquid and pasty food products. Packed food can be preserved an average of 25 - 35 days. Then it is heated for serving temperature in the bags or without the bag.
Dieta mixer kettle forms the foundation of the hot fill production system. Boasting programmability, a highly accurate temperature control combined with an integrated mixer, the Mixer Kettle offers a combination of functionality and accuracy. When cooking is ready, the food is typically pumped through an emptying pipe with an advanced pumping and filling unit. Besides this mixer kettle provides advanced flexibility, as the product can also be first chilled in the kettle before pumped for packing. Also, when needed, the mixer kettle can play the role of a stand-alone piece of the production.
It is key to have efficient cooling to ensure food safety and have correct records to fulfill safety requirements.
Optimized and straightforward workflows are what enable the kitchen to be efficient and produce food to a consistently high standard.
An energy-efficient value above 95%** is achieved by the kettle’s clever design combined with food temperature control, ensuring the right amount of energy is used.
When heating happens only when needed, it prevents products from sticking, which makes cleaning the kettle easier. Using the automatic washing program will achieve water and detergent savings of up to 80% – every wash.
* Compared to a traditional boiling pan without cooking programs, food temperature-based heating control or an integrated agitator.
** EFCEM: Energy Efficiency Standard for boiling pans or equivalent
The mixing tool ensures consistent quality. The temperature and texture will be the same throughout. Dieta’s mixing tool has a patented three-part structure. Individual parts are easy to attach and remove, even when the kettle is being used. The standard mixing tool can be modified with special tools. This enables the kettle to be used in various kinds of recipes – from mixing salad and heavy masses to whipping desserts. TEXT LINK TO MIXER TOOL.
The kettle display features large icons and bright colors that enable cooks to check up on cooking status with a single glance, even from the other side of the kitchen. If necessary, the kettle tells the cook when action is required with alarms and alert colors.
The kettle features maintenance assistants. They guide the user to carry out timely servicing – this efficiently keeps the kettle operational and costs under control.
Reliable design, where the kettle body is fully welded and does not have any unhygienic engravings or joints. The full-length axle of the mixer has no gaskets in the cooking area, and the lifting handle of the mixer tool is always readily accessible.