Wedgers are functional food prep equipment specialized in wedging and coring various foods like apples, lemons, oranges, limes, and more. They are designed to work perfectly well with large fruit and vegetables, portioning them into consistent pieces for salad bars, beverage operations, or specialty menus. They feature a pusher block and a blade set of several sections. As you press the block downward, the product goes through the blades. The result is uniform and beautiful wedges in no time and with no bruising.
Taking out some fruit's tough core or seeds can be tedious and time-consuming, causing a lot of product waste with a knife. Some wedgers have a unique design to do the coring task. For instance, Nemco 55550-6 Fruit / Vegetable Wedger cores and wedges apples, pears, and other similar products simultaneously with a single quick motion. The vertical pusher set and the sharp blades in this Nemco wedger assure no product waste during the process.
Most wedgers are made of aluminum, plastic, or stainless steel. Aluminum and plastic make up the body, and durable stainless steel is the standard in blades. Commercial facilities mostly prefer units with cast aluminum bodies and stainless steel blades. Plastic is also a dependable alternative for restaurants and bars. For example, the handy compact Prince Castle Citrus Slice/Wedger has plastic construction, ideal for light-duty applications.
When buying a wedger, remember to check the section number, which specifies how many wedges you can cut. Depending on the size of the food and the number of sections, you can have 4 to 12 wedges. For instance, Vollrath Redco InstaCut Wedger accommodates fruit and vegetables up to 3.5 inches in diameter and wedges them into 6 evenly-sized pieces. If you cut the food item into two halves and then use the wedger, you can create 12 wedges. Plus, the blade assemblies in most units are interchangeable.
Chef's Deal offers a wide selection of wedgers for fruits and vegetables from Nemco, FMP, and other brands so that you can have consistent, well-shaped, and uniform results with products. You can also check our other commercial fruit and vegetable cutters for a consistent shape and get more out of products.