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Popsicle molds? Stainless?

Started this discussion. Last reply by PHLChocolate Jan 6, 2013. 5 Replies

I'm considering doing some popsicles to help with summertime sales at the shop and looking for some commercial molds. All I keep finding are sites linking me to China. Does anyone know if there's any…Continue

Tags: popsicle, ice, cream, freezer, cold

Need to know about parts/manual availability for this machine.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Tice Jun 6, 2012. 12 Replies

We purchased this ChocoTec temperer off of ebay awhile back. It came w/o a manual and it works as expected - a digital thermostat allows the operator to set a temp and see the desired temp and the…Continue

Tags: US, manual, parts, chocotec, temperer

ACMC chocolate temperer motor replacement (You know, the white table-top one).

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chirag Bhatia Mar 14. 6 Replies

Okay, so in our shop, we have a couple of large Hilliards tempering pots and one ACMC pot used only for tempering white chocolate. Its motor has recently burned out. I need to replace it and would…Continue

Tags: batch, small, motors, temperer, ACMC

 

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Chirag Bhatia replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion ACMC chocolate temperer motor replacement (You know, the white table-top one).
"Don't know if this will work, came across this DIY temperer on youtube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MoCNodpBME "
Mar 14
Brad Churchill replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion ACMC chocolate temperer motor replacement (You know, the white table-top one).
"I have looked for a better replacement and found a similar gear motor through Acklands Grainger.  However, the shaft length is different, and I had to weld an extension to the end to make it fit the ACMC.  Unfortunately the only decent…"
Mar 14
Brandon Buckner replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion ACMC chocolate temperer motor replacement (You know, the white table-top one).
"Do you know if this (DMD4LL07) is still an active part number? I just tried to locate one and cannot find it. I just had my second motor go out. Such a bummer, and I'd like to have something more stable if I'm gonna spend the money to fix…"
Mar 13
PHLChocolate replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion Popsicle molds? Stainless?
"Brandon, I am thinking about doing popsicles starting in March...was googling molds and came across your mold. Should have checked CL first;) I'd love to hear how this worked out for you? Did you get a good response? Any tips? One thing…"
Jan 6, 2013
Bill Tice replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion Need to know about parts/manual availability for this machine.
"Here is ChocoTec's website: http://www.chocotech.de. ; As Danial Herskovic mentioned they are part of Sollich."
Jun 6, 2012
Brandon Buckner replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion Need to know about parts/manual availability for this machine.
"I appreciate it! I had flipped the vibrating part around while I was cleaning the machine prior to the photo."
Jun 6, 2012
Brandon Buckner replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion Need to know about parts/manual availability for this machine.
"Thanks! Since I started this thread, I've actually built a spout out of thin cardboard and I'm waiting for the fabricator to finish up some welds on the stainless. I appreciate you attaching a photo. I believe I have figured out the…"
Jun 6, 2012
Al Garnsworthy replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion Need to know about parts/manual availability for this machine.
"By the way, the vibrating table on this machine is back to front.. the grill should be next to the wheel, not hanging over the left hand side as shown in this picture."
Jun 6, 2012
Jennifer Roberts replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion Need to know about parts/manual availability for this machine.
"I have this same machine and am in a similar boat, as I have no manual, but I do have the spout.  I've attached the best photo I have right now if you'd like more I can take more.  It's a simple piece I'm sure any metal…"
Jun 4, 2012
Andy Ciordia replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion Popsicle molds? Stainless?
"We use coldmolds to make fudge pops and they rock.  We tried metal molds and found their ability to release sub-par and the stick locations sometimes 'bled'.  The silicon work real well and you can fit quite a few on a sheet pan…"
Apr 18, 2012
Ramin Moq replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion Popsicle molds? Stainless?
"For stainless steel Popsicle molds, you may want to visit: http://stainless-steel-popsicle-mold.com/."
Apr 17, 2012
Brandon Buckner replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion Popsicle molds? Stainless?
"Thanks! I'm still looking for any suggestions, so thanks a bunch! And if you come across the Italian place you were referring to, I would love to learn their name/website."
Apr 16, 2012
Wendy Buckner left a comment for Brandon Buckner
"Hey there.  :)"
Apr 16, 2012
Jessica Conrad replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion Popsicle molds? Stainless?
"Hey Brandon, I'm pretty sure there's an Italian manufacturer out there that does larger trays (20+) but for the life of me I can't recall their name and can't find them in my bookmarks.  If I find it, I'll send it but…"
Apr 10, 2012
Brandon Buckner posted a discussion

Popsicle molds? Stainless?

I'm considering doing some popsicles to help with summertime sales at the shop and looking for some commercial molds. All I keep finding are sites linking me to China. Does anyone know if there's any US distributors for something stainless with 20+ cavities and stick holders? I see there's plenty of plastic molds on amazon and the like, but I hope to find some thing like this (to fit in a regular single-door freezer):…See More
Apr 7, 2012
Daniel Herskovic replied to Brandon Buckner's discussion Need to know about parts/manual availability for this machine.
"I'm such a geek when it comes to chocolate machinery! I think I read somewhere that Chocotec is somehow related to Sollich . Perhaps if you found a Sollich rep they would be able to point you in an interesting direction. If not, you seem like a…"
Mar 18, 2012

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Creating our shop "The Hot Chocolatier" with my wife (from scratch) in 2008 and then moving it from a small business center into a proper storefront in 2011.
My favorite chocolate is:
Single Origin

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At 10:23pm on February 29, 2012, Wendy Buckner said…

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