Taylor UK has introduced the countertop 736 soft serve ice cream maker, which is designed to quickly freeze ice cream and then hold it at a very low but non-frozen temperature so it’s ready to serve on demand.
The manufacturer believes the design is stylish and has a narrow footprint, making it suitable for front of house installation.
The 736 machine is said to produce a consistent product and be fast. A heat treatment system should reduce maintenance and cleaning requirements by providing a daily heating and cooling cycle. Therefore the machine should ensure the safety of ice cream production for up to 2 weeks before a complete disassembly and cleaning is required.
David Rees, group marketing manager of HTG Trading, which owns Taylor UK, said: “High street outlets who have added soft serve desserts to their menu have found an increase in the average spend of customers and increased profit margins.
“By offering something different from their competitors they are getting more customers coming through their doors. Meanwhile fine dining restaurants find soft serve ice cream ups the ante in the artistry of their presentation.”
There are two automatic programs on the 736; one for the production of soft ice cream and the other which could be used in fine dining restaurants for the production of sorbet, frozen desserts and natural fruit-based ice cream.
LCD controls display the temperatures in the hopper or freezing cylinder and a history of the last 400 heat treatment cycles can also be viewed. Separate hopper refrigeration maintains the mix below 5°C during auto and standby modes.
The countertop 736 machine measures 908 mm (h) x 400 mm (w) x 773 mm (d) including 100mm legs for airflow and operates from a 16A three-phase socket.