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      why quality is more important than cost in industrial cooking

      Why Quality is More Important Than Cost in Industrial Cooking Equipment

      In food manufacturing, your food is only as good as your equipment. Our customers know that at FPE we only supply the very best quality industrial cooking equipment from around the world. If you’re currently on the fence, here’s 8 benefits of quality over cost when it comes to equipment for industrial cooking and catering outfits. 


      8 benefits of quality over cost in industrial cooking equipment

      1. Improved food quality and consistency 

      High-quality kitchen equipment allows for precise temperature control, consistent cooking methods, and optimal food preparation techniques. This results in consistent and high-quality dishes, enhancing customer satisfaction and building brand reputation.

      2. Enhanced efficiency and productivity

      State-of-the-art cooking equipment is designed for efficient operation, reducing labour costs and minimising downtime. This enables industrial kitchens to handle high volumes of orders and maintain smooth workflows, leading to improved productivity and profitability.

      3. Increased safety and compliance

      Quality equipment ensures proper cooking temperatures through recipe management systems to track batches and record data for traceability purposes and adherence to food safety regulations. This protects customers’ health and maintains your brand reputation.

      4. Reduced equipment failure and repair costs

      Investing in durable, high-quality equipment minimises the need for frequent maintenance and repairs, saving money in the long run. This eliminates downtime and ensures consistent operation. It also minimises the risk of equipment failures, which can disrupt operations and lead to financial losses.

      5. Sustainability and energy efficiency

      Cutting-edge food processing equipment is designed for energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption and lowering operating costs. This contributes to a more sustainable business practice, improved bottom line and operational resilience.

      6. Enhanced staff morale and retention

      Working with quality equipment can boost staff morale and job satisfaction. Consider the alternative: regular breakdowns, safety issues, and delays can be frustrating for employees, causing discontent and even staff turnover. Investing in the best equipment can actually attract and retain top workers who appreciate the tools they need to produce excellent food.

      7. Durability and reliability

      Investing in high-end equipment means buying machinery that is built using the finest materials and to stringent manufacturing standards. This makes it more likely to withstand the rigours of continuous operation. More durable, reliable equipment will actually save you money in the long run.

      8. Future-proofing and scalability

      Investing in quality equipment that can handle growth and adapt to changing industry trends ensures your operation is prepared for future expansion and increased demand.

      Top-of-the-range industrial cooking equipment from FPE

      DC Norris equipment

      DC Norris uses only the finest materials, including 316 stainless-steel for food contact parts and 304 stainless-steel in other areas, alongside food-approved plastics where necessary. What sets them apart is a commitment to meeting global standards and regulations. DCN manufactures pressure vessels in compliance with several key standards including AS1210 for the Australian Market. 

      Whether you’re cooking, cooling or filling, their solutions deliver consistent results. Not only that, their cutting-edge Recipe Management Software offers you the utmost in traceability and batch consistency assurance. 

      JetCook™ System

      The fastest and most energy-efficient steam cooking system available, Jet Cook delivers better taste and texture at lower costs compared to other systems.

      Industrial sous-vide

      Enhance your business with the restaurant industry’s favourite cooking method to reduce cook time and ensure you get exceptional results. The hot water distribution in industrial sous vide ensures you don’t get hot spots; instead, you get beautifully cooked products to the exact right times and temperatures.

      Cook chill systems

      The DCN Cook-Chill System has become an industry benchmark, with food companies around the world using their ground-breaking technology to create meals of the highest quality, with a safe extended shelf life.

      Their Cook-Chill system can manufacture, cook, cool, process and package a wide range of convenience food products, from soups and sauces to ready-meals and desserts.

      BCH equipment

      Established in 1835, BCH Ltd has developed a worldwide reputation as a manufacturer of high-quality process systems for the food and confectionery industries. BCH specialises in turnkey systems for the manufacture of a large range of products and also provides advanced cook and cool technology for the production of chilled and frozen meals, sauces, fillings and fruit toppings.

      Bratt pans

      Bratt pans are perfect for boiling large amounts of liquid for cooking pasta, vegetables, and other ingredients. Their deep design ensures that the contents remain hot and evenly distributed, preventing overcooking or undercooking.

      Cooking kettles

      The BCH range of cooking kettles have been designed to meet the stringent quality assurance and hygiene requirements of the food manufacturing industry. They can be used for a wide variety of food cooking, mixing and blending applications across products for the food, pet food, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries. With an extensive choice of optional features such as pressure cooking and vacuum cooling, the possibilities are endless.

      Industrial blender

      The BCH Optima is more than just an industrial blender. Capable of handling a wide range of processes including pressure cooking, cutting, dissolving, pasteurisation and emulsifying to name a few, this state-of-the-art machine is ideal for the manufacture of a countless variety of food products.

      Investing in DC Norris and BCH equipment from FPE means access to extensive support. From installation and training to maintenance and technical assistance, our team is here to ensure your equipment performs optimally throughout its lifespan. We also maintain an extensive inventory of spare parts ready for swift dispatch, minimising downtime and ensuring you can stay productive.

      If you’d like to learn more about the cooking equipment we supply, get in touch with the FPE team today on 1800 882 549 in Australia or 0800 100 003 in New Zealand.

      *Image source: DCN

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