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Our Guide to Selecting Restaurant Juicing Equipment in Canada

Juice products are quickly becoming a popular option across the Canadian restaurant market. Turning to the latest juicing systems can help your restaurant appeal to its growing number of local patrons. But it’s important first to learn more about the industry and the evolution of the juicing trend. Our trusted team at Zanduco Restaurant Equipment & Supplies has decades of experience offering clients across Canada access to the highest quality restaurant equipment and we’re now highlighting the value juicing systems can bring to your business.

The Reasons Behind Juice’s Popularity

In the last few years, juice options have grown to encompass a significant market in the North American restaurant industry. Restaurants are now offering a range of juices to their customers in order to meet rising demand. There are several reasons behind this demand, including:

  • Growth in health food products market

The juice industry has grown in sync with the rise in demand for healthier options at restaurants across the country. Consumers are now more than ever, focused on their diet and their general health, and are looking to incorporate a greater amount of fruit into their diet. Juice is a great option for dieters as it can be customized according to their unique tastes and dietary restrictions.

  • Affordability of products

Another reason behind the growth of the juice options is the relative affordability of fruit and the ability of restaurants to access fruits from a wider range of countries. New shipping options have been opened in recent years to streamline the process of transporting fruit from one area of the world to another, limiting the time and the total cost of the process. Restaurant operators are now better able to source quality fruit products than at any time in the past, ensuring they can meet the rising demand for healthier juice products.

  • Limit to grocery store options

While you might think that the upswing in demand for juice products would have also benefited grocery store products, the opposite is true. That’s because once the juice has been made, it begins to lose its health impact within a few minutes. Most of the juice’s vitamins and minerals are lost to the oxidization process within 15 minutes of the product being made. Only by buying juice at their local restaurant can consumers gain the health benefit of the latest juices. For this reason, it is so important restaurant operators across Canada have access to the best juicing equipment available.

Choosing the Best Juicer For Your Kitchen

Now it’s time for us to look at some of the best products across the market. Two examples of the leading juicers are the Santos #10 and the Zumoval Big Basic. Let’s explore the benefits of these two products:

Santos #10

The Santos #10 is designed to provide continual juice via centrifugal force and automatic pulp ejection, ready for serving to guests. One of the key benefits of the product for kitchen staff is that it features a silent motor, and so you can reduce the amount of noise within your kitchen when you add the Santos #10. To mitigate maintenance and cleaning requirements, the product is built with a removable perforated strainer. Working with the Santos #10 is also ideal for small kitchen spaces as its small system footprint allows for maximum portability throughout the kitchen area.

The Zumoval Big Basic

The Zumoval Big Basic juicer is designed to juice larger fruits such as grapefruit and pomegranate. Due to the size of the juicer, there’s no need to cut the fruits in half. The process is entirely automated, so the pressure is taken off of your team. One of the reasons so many restaurants are now turning to the Zumoval product is that the system features a rotating system that attracts attention and is highly visible, captivating customers without distracting kitchen staff. The product also features an automatic shower, which saves cleaning time and allows staff to focus on other tasks at hand. Since the system is one of the fastest and most powerful available, teams can meet periods of high demand with ease and precision.The Various Juicer Styles

The Various Juicer Styles

There are multiple juicer styles to choose from, including citrus juicers, regular juicers, and orange juice machines.
Let’s look at the differences between the various options:

Citrus Juicers

The main difference between citrus juicers and other juicing products is their size. They aren’t big enough to juice an orange or a large fruit, but they can get a large amount of juice out of the fruit with less effort than might be required with other juicers. They work by spinning reamers into the fruit to break down the fibrous exterior and extract the juice. Most citrus fruits simply need to be cut in half before being placed in the juicer ready for blending to take place.

Regular Centrifugal Juicers

Many juicing products work using centrifugal force. These juicers are designed for high levels of productivity when there’s a significant demand for juice in a kitchen or restaurant. They also allow for large pieces of fruit to be placed in to be juiced during each application. Some systems have enough space for an entire apple to fit in the juicer’s feeding tube. This means there’s very little prep time required when you’re juicing fruit using a regular juicer. Because of the force involved and the components, centrifugal juicers tend to be louder than other models.

Orange Juice Machines

Due to the popularity of fresh orange juice, many manufacturers are now producing specific machines for its production. There are both manual and automatic orange juice machines designed to extract the maximum amount of liquid from each orange. Many machines tend to come with a wide base, ready for either adding the juice to blended drinks or serving to patrons directly.

Tips for Maintaining Your Juicer

Once you’ve integrated the latest juicer into your restaurant kitchen, you’ll likely find that you need to know more about maintaining the product and supporting productivity with your juicing processes. Our team has experience working with the latest juicers, and below we offer a few maintenance tips:

  • Unplug and disassemble completely during cleaning

Most products can be unplugged and disassembled during the cleaning process. Wash the strainer with water to dislodge pulp and other residues. Use a small stiff brush for tough-to-remove remnants.

  • Soak accessories in hot water

When possible, you should soak all the accessories in hot water during the cleaning process to ensure they are completely clean and ready for service the next day. Make sure the components are dry before putting the system back together. 

  • Clean screen clogs

Check the screen within the juicer for clogs, as clogs can diminish the amount of juice you receive. You can soak the screen in baking soda and water to remove tougher clogs.
Remember, the lifespan of your system can often depend on the quality of juice you use. It’s important to consult with your restaurant equipment supplier in Canada to determine which systems offer the best value for your needs.

Turn to Zanduco Restaurant Equipment & Supplies for The Latest Options

Here at Zanduco Restaurant Equipment & Supplies, we pride ourselves on offering quality juicers and other restaurant products. We’re committed to helping you find the right equipment for your Canadian business and its demands in the future. Clients turn to us because:

  • We have skilled equipment experts

Each of our team members understands the performance of the equipment and can answer your questions with precision. This also means we can help you decide which option is best for integration in your kitchen and business.

  • We offer affordable pricing

We offer reduced pricing compared to many of the other equipment suppliers across the country. By turning to Zanduco Restaurant Equipment & Supplies for your juicers, you can enjoy significant savings.

  • We offer streamlined delivery

Our delivery services are designed to save you time and money in your purchase of juicers. We can ship your product to you in a consolidated timeframe ready for use in your kitchen space.

Get the Right Restaurant Equipment in Canada Today 

Our team at Zanduco Restaurant Equipment & Supplies is here to help guide you in choosing the best quality juicing equipment for your business. Whether you’re looking for the latest citrus juicer or a traditional juicing product for your growing restaurant, we can find the product for you. To discover more about the equipment in our catalogue, please call today and speak with our qualified team.