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    Exquisite GSC650H Upright Gastronorm Chillers 650L
    was $3,030.00 Special Price $2,285.00 +GST
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    Exquisite GSC652H Upright Gastronorm Chiller w/ Split Doors 685L
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    Exquisite GSC1410H Upright Gastronorm Chiller 1497L
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    Exquisite GSC1412H Upright Gastronorm Chiller w/ Split Doors 1497L
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    FSM UC4D1300 U Series 2 Solid Door Upright Chiller 1103L
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    EVERLASTING BCE3005 Blast Chiller/Shock Freezer 3 Tray
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    Electrolux RCSN3M3T Undercounter Refrigerator 3 Door 415L
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    EVERLASTING BCE5009 Blast Chiller / Shock Freezer 5 Tray
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    Skope EF10.1 Commercial Reach In Blast Chiller & Shock Freezer 10kg/cycle
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    Electrolux RCSN4M4T Undercounter Fridge 4 Door 560L
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    EVERLASTING BCE5010 Blast Chiller / Shock Freezer 5 Tray
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    Skope EF15.1 Commercial Reach In Blast Chiller & Shock Freezer 15kg/cycle
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    EVERLASTING BCE9020 Blast Chiller / Shock Freezer 10 Tray
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    Electrolux RBF061 Crosswise Blast Chiller Freezer
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    Skope EF20.1 Commercial Reach In Blast Chiller & Shock Freezer 20kg/cycle
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    EVERLASTING BCE9130 Blast Chillers/Freezers
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    Skope MF25.1PLUS Commercial Reach In Blast Chiller and Shock Freezer 25kg/cycle
    was $16,965.00 Special Price $13,572.00 +GST
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    Electrolux RBF101 Crosswise Blast Chiller Freezer
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    EVERLASTING BCE9220 20 Tray Self Contained Blast Chiller
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    Skope MF30.2PLUS Commercial Reach In Blast Chiller & Shock Freezer 25kg/cycle
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What is a blast chiller? Well, in many ways a blast chiller is like a commercial refrigerator on steroids. A blast chiller, you see, is an appliance which is not only capable of lowering the temperature of food but of doing so in double-quick time. However, a blast chiller’s hallmark capacity to rapidly chill food is about much more than just saving time. It also helps preserve the cellular structure, appearance and taste of food. And, if that wasn’t enough, blast chilling also guards against contamination.

How Does a Blast Chiller Work?

A blast chiller works by blowing cold air over the surface of foodstuffs. The exact mechanics of the cooling effect are slightly more complex, however. The first thing to know - if you’re looking for a more complete understanding - is that a blast chiller’s cooling-efficiency is optimized by circulating an uninterrupted flow of cold air throughout its internal cavity.

Another factor to consider is the spacing of trays within a blast chiller. You see, larger gaps just so happen to be more conducive to promoting airflow. This is critical since once air stagnates it has a tendency to warm up. Not what you want from a blast chiller. As such, blast chillers are purposefully designed to have airflow-promoting spaces between trays.

Multiple Settings

Blast chillers are versatile and typically have a number of settings to accommodate different needs. For example, there is often a soft chill setting, which is ideally suited for chilling delicate foodstuffs such as salads. Likewise, there is commonly a hard chill setting, which is better suited for chilling foods which are relatively high in fat. What’s more, oftentimes there is also a shock freeze setting, which works best for high-risk foods.

Different Blast Chiller Models

At the get-go we asked; what is a blast chiller? Well, it just so turns out that it can be a number of things. You see, blast chillers are available in a number of different configurations. For starters, there are low profile models, which are specifically designed to fit under a combi oven. In a professional kitchen, this means that food can be passed straight from the oven into the blast chiller. Generally, low profile models have a maximum capacity of somewhere between 35lbs and 48lbs.

Reach-in models are designed to accommodate the class of food pan rack assembly typically seen in large combi ovens. Reflecting this, reach-in models have a much greater maximum capacity (220lbs) than low profile blast chillers do.

The roll-in and pass-through models are bigger still. Each of these can accommodate in excess of 500lbs of food.

Why is Blast Chilling So Useful?

Bacteria proliferate between 8/46℉ and 68/154℉. Given this fact, blast chillers are designed to reduce the core temperature of cooked food from 70/158℉ to 3/37℉ within 90 minutes. Thanks to this ability to rapidly cool foods, blast chillers play an invaluable role in reducing the risk of contamination.

Blast chilling food also reduces the number of ice crystals that develop on food. Large ice crystals are considered problematic because they release excess moisture and rupture cells during the defrosting process. This has a negative effect on the quality and taste of food. Since blast chilling produces only very small ice crystals, food integrity is much better preserved.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Blast Chilling

Blast chillers do more than just reduce ice crystal formation and dial down the risk of contamination. They also have a number of other selling points.

  • The blast chilling process encourages what is known as an ice skin to develop on food. This frozen layer helps protect delicate foods such as soufflés or fruit extracts from damage.
  • Blast chillers generally have a number of different compartments. As a result, the risk of cross-contamination occurring is relatively low.
  • Since, in most cases, blast chillers are relatively large, they also happen to offer plentiful storage. This is a boon as when allied to a blast chiller's capacity to preserve food ample storage equates to less waste.
  • Having a blast chiller on hand frees chefs up to prepare meals in advance and to store them without compromising on taste, appearance, or texture.

There are, however, a couple of downsides to blast chillers. Firstly, they aren’t exactly cheap. However, in fairness, the hefty initial outlay typically pays dividends over the long run in terms of labor and food savings. The second downside of blast chillers is that they are incredibly energy-hungry devices.

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