Ice cream machines are an important investment for any ice cream or frozen yogurt shop. You want to make an educated decision but the information can be hard to come by. When picking the right soft serve or frozen yogurt machine, you'll need to consider a few things. We're here to help you make the right decision!
Specifications to Consider:
Soft serve machines come with a few different capacities. They come in 2.25 gal, 2.5 gal, 3.5 gal, and 4.5 gal. The capacity of your machine will be dependent on the amount of frozen yogurt or soft-serve ice cream you sell daily. If you don't sell much soft-serve, you won't need a big machine.
Counter or Floor (Free-Standing)
Some models are made to be used on counter-tops and some are made to stand by themselves. Whether you want a counter or floor model will also depend on your volume of soft-serve sold. Counter-top models are best for stores that sell low volumes of soft-serve or frozen yogurt.
Most soft-serve machines come equipped with a hopper agitator. Hopper agitators help prevent the product from separating by keeping it constantly moving. You don't have to mix the product during freezing because the machine does that for you!
Our machines with air pumps add air to the product prior to freezing so it's more fluffy and easy to manipulate. It makes for creamier ice cream because it's mixed more thoroughly. The downside is the extra cleaning air pumps require.
Air cooled machines remove heat from the machine and the product with a condenser fan. Spaceman machines have patented evaporator technology that reduces the heat output by 20-35% over other brands. You can easily keep your product cold without the machine heating up your shop.
Machines With Air Cooling
Many of our Spaceman soft-serve machines come with combinations of these features. Some have hopper agitators and air pumps, some just have hopper agitators. To help you find the machine that best matches your needs, we made a handy chart to help you understand our machines. If you have any questions call us at (480) 428-1999 or email us at email@example.com. We're happy to help you!
View a PDF version of this chart here.
Soft-serve is a must-have in any ice cream shop! With our massive variety of machines, it's hard to know which is the best for your ice cream shop. This comprehensive guide of everything you need to know when picking a Spaceman soft-serve machine is sure to help you with your decision.
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