Whatever works, works. If the refrigerator works for you then you don't need to invest in other equipment.
The real solution is to find a way to work in a room that's 20C. While it will take longer for the molds to cool than at 15C,…"
"Many thanks Clay.
It's been a hot summer over here in Sao Paulo and room temperatures frequently stays above 28C (82F), so I bought an air con to temper my chocolate. After that, I put the the chocolate in a refrigerator to cool it down,…"
The temperature will affect the time it takes to cool. As important is airflow above and below the mold to remove the heat. The combination of temperature and airflow will determine the amount of time it takes to cool completely.
"Yes - they are sugar coating machines. They are used to make pills in the pharmaceutical industries too. DO look for the BY series of pans. The pic "china panning machine.jpg is the best graphic. The other bits in the second graphic…"
Thank you so much for all the information.
I had a look at both web sites for Shanghai Flight Pharmaceutical & Sunking Pharmaceutical Machinery are the machines called - sugar coating machines.
Is it possible to…"
It can be daunting but I can help you.
I seem to do the same as you need (see my website www.captainchocolate.com.au so you can see what I make).
Suggest that you buy TWO pans. One for manufacture and one for polishing. They are…"
I am in the market for a panning machine for coating coffee beans, nuts and dried fruit, the panning machines you have seem just perfect for my application, I was on Alibaba web site and found it hard to pick a suitable machine,…"
"I have purchased quite a lot through the Alibaba sellers and have had very good experiences. There are "bad guys" everywhere but I find the Chinese good to deal with. Consider too that Alibaba have their own reputation to protect and if…"
"I've only purchased one thing through Alibaba, a small screw press that would allow me to extract cocoa butter. The capacity is only 1-2L/hr, but I did not have to sink $10-$30K into an artisan scale machine, such as the one at Cacao Cucina.…"
"A little clarification. The number in the BY system (eg BY-800) is the size in millimeters. Hence BY-800 is 800mm in diameter and the BY-1000 is 1000mm (1 meter). That is the diameter of the bowl - not the opening.
"Check the price including clearance into your country. It is highly likely that it's worth taking the "risk".
The price of the unit and shipping is usually really inexpensive. In my country (Australia) it's the clearance that…"