cookie production equipment

How to Choose Cookie Production Equipment to Fit Your Bakery

Cookie production equipment helps bakeries take their business to the next level in terms of profit. When you’re able to make more of the customers’ favorites, you make more loyal customers.

Stratton Sales is here to support you in your efforts to fill your kitchen with the ultimate selection of cookie production equipment. Our mixers, depositors and ovens can help can help boost your output.

Decide on Cookie Type First

When it comes to choosing cookie production equipment like a depositor, the type of machine you purchase will depend on the type of cookie you’re making.

For round cookies, a drop cookie depositor acts like a pastry bag, dropping the dough onto trays. If you have a specific shape you’d like for your cookie, opt for a wire-cut depositor which shapes the dough, then slices it to the desired thickness with a wire. A rotary moulder depositor is best for biscuit-like cookies.

Consider Machines That Offer Flexibility

Since cookie production equipment is a major investment, it’s important to think about the future before making a purchase. Decide on machines that offer flexibility, then you can add those menu items you think will be the next big hit.

For example, find mixers that work well with low-absorption dough for cookies, but can also work with high-absorption batters for bread.

Let Production Volume Make the Final Decision

How many cookies are you trying to produce in one day? Knowing this will help you narrow down which type of cookie production equipment you should purchase, and also help you gain a realistic view of your budget.

It’s important to match up volume and equipment choice to avoid making two mistakes: wasting money and space on machines you don’t need, or wasting money on machines that can’t keep up with demand and sabotage your growth efforts with a major decrease in quality.

If you purchase a machine with a far greater capacity than you need, you are taking up precious square footage you need for additional appliances, work areas and storage. This just makes entering your bakery’s kitchen problematic and working daily in the space even more frustrating.

If you invest in a machine you think will fit your bakery’s needs but falls far short, you’ll put a damaging strain on the appliance and it could result in frequent breakdowns. Paying for repairs will be taxing, but so will watching your bakery’s quality level drop.

Trust Stratton Sales to help you find the cookie production equipment that fits your needs and your long-range vision. Call today to learn more about our products!