Carpigiani launches compact ice cream makers

Carpigiani’s 161 range is designed to be the smallest soft serve model in the manufacturer’s portfolio.

Carpigiani has launched the new 161, a compact, soft serve ice cream portfolio.

Available in the UK from this month, the 161 series will feature a 161 G and 161 G SP, a self-pasteurising model, the latter of which is said to be capable of achieving a 42 day cleaning cycle.

Claimed to be the company’s smallest ever soft serve machine, the 161 has a footprint of 300mm x 630mm x 850 mm (w/d/h).

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The models in the range will be sold for what Carpigiani believes is an accessible price point of under £5,500 for the 161 G non-pasteurising model, and less than £6,500 for the 161 G SP, self-pasteurising model.

Designed from the ground up, the range uses air cooled technology, generating flow through a removable air filter at the base of the unit, channelling hot air exiting at the top. This is designed to improve efficiency and allows the unit to be positioned directly next to another appliance.

A contemporary stainless-steel counter top design, complete with multifunctional display, standard 13A plug-and-go operation (never before available for a self-pasteurising model) and delivered ‘Teorema Ready’ giving operators the choice of using Carpigiani’s remote monitoring and diagnostic software, is said to achieve an easy to use appliance, with an hourly output of up to 15kg.

The new 161 is also fitted with a tank agitator to ensure product consistency, while also allowing operators to use the appliance to produce frozen yoghurt, without the risk of the mix separating.

A heated cylinder function is designed to quickly defrost the chamber to aid a rapid manual clean down when required.

Carpigiani UK MD Paul Ingram commented: “The 161 is a breakthrough in ice cream production, offering the optimum solution for those looking to serve wonderfully indulgent soft serve ice cream and the latest yogurt offerings, but have previously been restricted by available space or electrical supply.

“Taking innovation to the next level, the unit features everything an operator would need to efficiently deliver an outstanding product offering, including the world’s smallest self-pasteurising tank, and amazingly low purchase prices from around £5,500+VAT.

“Despite its compact size, the 161 is able to produce up to 15kg per hour of soft serve ice cream or frozen yoghurt from the easy to fill, 5litre tank. We’re delighted to have launched this new model, which will form the smallest in our soft serve range and is expected to unlock the unique possibilities that soft-serve offers operators across the industry.”

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