Sorbet Machines Dispense Fruity and Creamy Frozen Treats
Sorbet is a dairy-based, fat-free, frozen fruity dessert with a soft, fluffy texture close to soft-serve ice cream. Sorbet machines are similar to other soft-serve ice cream makers: they have a mixing hopper with a paddle and a freezing cylinder. The refrigerated hopper keeps the ingredients cold until they are fed into the cylinder. Fruit sorbet makers work by blending and cooling the mix at once. This simultaneous action prevents crystallization and results in a creamy texture.
How To Choose The Best Sorbet Machine
Most soft-serve ice cream machines can churn a range of frozen treats, including sorbet, gelato, and frozen yogurt. The differences among various models usually relate to the machine's hourly production capacity and the number of flavors it can dispense.
Decide on the installation type. Countertop sorbet machines are widespread, particularly to meet low to medium-volume requirements. They occupy no floor space and can produce up to 50 quarts per hour. A freestanding ice cream sorbet maker is better for high-volume applications, with over 200 quarts of throughput an hour.
Evaluate your capacity needs. Sorbet machines' output rates depend on the hoppers' number and capacity and the freezing cylinders' capacity. A unit with a 1.2-quart freezing cylinder and 4.8-quart hopper capacity can produce around 15 quarts of sorbet hourly.
Sorbet machines use two ways to feed the mix into the freezing cylinders: gravity-fed and air pump. Gravity-fed models are more common in smaller facilities as they are easier to maintain, with fewer moving parts. Pump-fed sorbet maker machines use a motor to pump the product into the cylinder. They give operators greater control over the texture.
Sorbet machines cool products using air or water. Air-cooled models have fans to blow hot air off the refrigeration system and are more affordable but increase ambient temperatures, lowering efficiency. On the other hand, water-cooled models use cold water and are better for hot environments. Some states apply water-preservation codes and do not allow its use for cooling.
The number of hoppers indicates how many flavors you can serve. However, some sorbet machines have a twist feature, blending the ingredients with the selected syrup to dispense multiple flavors.
A sorbet machine can deliver jaw-dropping sweet refreshments to your guests. Chef's Deal has a broad selection of ice cream sorbet makers from elegant brands, ElectroFreeze, Donper, Pasmo, Spaceman, and more. You can also browse our other commercial ice cream makers to give different tastes of ice cream and attract customers.