Recently there was some dialogue on the Goodnature Juicing Facebook Group and different boards about utilizing a separate meals processor like a Sammic or Robotic Coupe along with, or as a substitute of the connected grinder on a Goodnature press.

We’ve got studied this extensively at Goodnature, and for some time even bought a press that required a separate meals processor. There are some necessary explanation why we don’t promote that machine anymore, and I believed I’d make a publish on the professionals and cons of utilizing a meals processor. Right here we go….

The Professionals

Professional #1: Elevated Hourly Manufacturing (if utilizing X-1 Mini or M-1)

When the grinder isn’t connected to the press, you may grind whereas the press is urgent. Which means that as quickly because the press is finished, you may pour within the pulp for the subsequent batch and get urgent once more straight away with out ready for the grinder between pressings. Finally this may result in extra batches per hour, which implies extra juice per hour. In case you discover that you’re reaching capability together with your X-1 Mini, including a separate meals processor might be a great way to bridge the hole whilst you get monetary savings for a full measurement X-1.

To ensure that this to be true, you have to have your course of arrange in a means that you’re really saving time, and never simply utilizing two machines to do the identical work as one machine. Many occasions, we noticed that the person would nonetheless be grinding, then urgent, then grinding once more, even with a separate meals processor. This led to being much less environment friendly, no more environment friendly.

If utilizing a full measurement X-1, it’s way more environment friendly to make use of the connected EG-260 Grinder that comes with the press. We’ve got seen many companies make 100 bottles of juice per hour (and extra) on the X-1 with EG-260, and that manufacturing fee isn’t attainable if utilizing a separate meals processor because the capability of the meals processor is far lower than that of the X-1.

Professional #2: Additional Management

With a separate meals processor you’ve got extra management over the grind. You’ll be able to grind additional superb or additional course, relying on the substances being juiced. This will result in greater yield and improved processing for some substances.

Be aware that the complete measurement X-1 does have already got some management over the grind, by altering blades and grind pace so this doesn’t apply as a lot to the X-1 because it does to our smaller machines.

The Cons

Con #1: Method Sensitivity

As I discussed in Professional #2 above, utilizing a meals processor offers you additional management as a result of the longer you grind, the finer the produce is floor up. Having additional management means there’s additionally extra approach and information concerned to do it correctly. This will grow to be tough or unattainable to handle if in case you have staff doing the method.

In case you (or your worker) over-grinds the recipe, it received’t press nicely and should spill up excessive of the press and make a multitude. In case you under-grind, the yield will undergo rather a lot, and you might get lower than half the quantity of juice versus simply utilizing the connected grinder.

We acquired a considerable quantity of complaints associated to this once we have been promoting the press with a separate meals processor, which is ultimately what led to the choice to discontinue the product. On the whole, our prospects are a lot happier and extra profitable of their companies with an connected grinder that doesn’t take as a lot approach or experience to make use of appropriately. It was a really intentional resolution to design our machines this fashion.

Con #2: Counter House

When the grinder is connected to the highest of the press, the counter area required is simply as a lot because the width of the press. When you’ve got a press sitting subsequent to a meals processor, the counter area turns into as a lot as double to triple the required area wanted to make juice.

Con #3: Cleanup

If utilizing the X-1 Mini or M-1 with a separate meals processor, you’ve got extra components to scrub and wish more room to scrub and dry your gear.

Con #4: Extra Machines to Preserve

Each time you add an additional piece of apparatus to your enterprise, you have to fear about sustaining the gear, getting it serviced, and dealing with guarantee claims when one thing goes incorrect. Relying on which enterprise you purchase the gear from, the expertise might be good or very dangerous when there is a matter and the machine wants service. The much less factors of contact for your enterprise when one thing goes incorrect, the higher.

My Advice

For many juice companies, utilizing the already-attached grinder is the simplest course of to handle, and in the end will result in a better enterprise to handle and develop. There are such a lot of issues to consider when beginning a juice enterprise, you have to be searching for methods to simplify the method as a lot as attainable, not make it extra difficult.

In case you do determine to make use of a separate meals processor with an X-1 Mini or M-1, ensure you’re already aware of the method of not utilizing one, so you may make your individual choices about whether or not or not it’s value the additional steps.

What do you assume? Come over to our Goodnature Juicing Facebook Group to hitch the dialogue!

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