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Food and Beverages | Tuesday, November 24, 2020
With new technology, bakers can improve their baking results by employing ovens with rotating racks and temperature probes. This feature helps bakeries create more consistency in the products.
FREMONT, CA: Whether one has a small business that sells directly to the consumers or a larger company selling to grocery stores, cafeterias, or restaurants, deploying general business and bakery-specific technologies can help decrease expenses and increase profit.
Below is how technology plays a vital role in running a bakery.
Improves Quality Control
New baking technology can help enhance the uniformity of the products one makes by changing baking techniques. With old ovens, the staff had to manually shift pans from lower to higher racks if that affected bake times, crusts, or other aspects of the cakes, pies, and bread. With new technology, bakers can improve their baking results by employing ovens with rotating racks and temperature probes. This feature helps bakeries create more consistency in the products.
Better Baking Results
Some new baking technologies are intended directly to improve the finished product. For instance, some devices like spiral mixers help mix larger batches and prevent over-mixing, reducing the dough’s oxidation.
According to a British baker, vacuum-cooling bread can enhance the structure of bread, create more volume, ensure a crispier crust, and effect in longer shelf life. Radio-frequency heating helps regulate the evaporation of water during the baking process, chiefly benefitting bakers of crackers and cookies by reducing cracking in these items.
Decreases Production Costs
Technology that benefits bakers reduce or eliminate labor hours will minimize production expenses. While the business may not eliminate staff, it can produce more items per team member simultaneously, decreasing its cost to make each item and increasing the output. Even if the labor costs remain the same, the bakery’s production budgets per pie or bread or loaf decreases, increasing the profit margins and gross profits.
The usage of silicon in baking parchment and bakeware helps reduce preparation and cleanup times. For instance, silicon bakeware lets one freeze dough, then place it straight in the oven when one is ready to bake.
Advances Sales Processes
Whether it is an internal sales database, consumer ordering application, or website analytics, technology is refining how bakeries sell their goods. The more a bakery can predict its sales, the better it can administer inventory to ensure customers get what they want, and when they want it.
With home food delivery and curbside pickup growing in demand, bakeries that implement technologies to simplify these sales types will see more revenues. Inventory tracking, not only of finished products but also of ingredients, helps keep bakeries running effortlessly.