Equipment reviews!

This is the permanent home of all the equipment reviews I’ve shared over the years! It’s definitely a work in progress, so keep checking back to see what I add!

My current equipment includes…

  • Ultra Turrax homogenizer (review coming soon)
  • Dynamic MInipro mixer with emulsifying blade and dairy blade (review coming soon)
  • Kitchenaid 9 speed mixer – no shear (review coming soon)
  • Minipro Mixer (Lotioncrafter)
  • Norpro MiniMixer with four attachments 
  • Escali scale that weighs to 1 gram
  • Escali scale that weighs to 0.01 grams
  • Random scale from Amazon that weighs to 0.1 grams

WHAT DO WE NEED WHEN STARTING OUT?

Some information for beginners about suggested equipment 

What do we really need when we’re starting out?

Creating products: Equipment (part one)

Creating products: Equipment (part two)

What options are there for double boilers?

GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT EQUIPMENT

Presents for crafters: Mixing and measuring

Present ideas for crafters – mixers!

Discussion: What tools or small pieces of equipment rock your world? 

Discussion: Let’s talk about mixers!

General ideas for equipment you might want in your workshop

DISCUSSIONS ABOUT MIXING THEORY

All about shear! 

BEAKERS, FLASKS, AND OTHER GLASS WARE (including things like pipettes, measuring cups, and boats)

Quick review of beakers, flasks, and disposable or one-time use items

HEATING DEVICES

Including fondue pots, double boilers, hot plates, and more

What do you want to know? How can we control our heating and holding temperatures?

How should we be heating our ingredients?

What options are there for double boilers?

How to create a double boiler (quick summary)

How do we define what is a “double boiler”? 

Questions about heating vessels! Includes a lot of information on my favourite double boiler, the Rival electric fondue pot

My favourite double boiler: The Rival electric fondue pot

 

IMMERSION BLENDERS/STICK BLENDERS (HIGH SHEAR MIXER)

Review: High shear mixers – Chefman 300W Soft-Touch Rubberized Ice Crushing Immersion Blender

MAGNETIC STIRRERS

Equipment review: Magnetic stirrers and stir bars, plus thoughts on my Intllab version

Equipment review: Magnetic stirrer with hot plate

MIXERS

pH METERS

You can find all the information on pH meters – how they work, how to use them, why we use them, and more – along with reviews of seven different ones in the pH & information about meters section of the blog.

SCALES

Why do we weigh our products?

Reviews of quite a few different scales, including Escali (1 gram), Escali (0.01 grams), and KD 7000

THERMOMETERS

Get a bloody thermometer already! Equipment review

UTENSILS (including forks, knives, spoons, and other things for mixing stuff)

Mixing surfactants: Slowly and gently with a fork!

 

 

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