We got a Hobart! This is incredibly exciting. Besides good people, a Hobart is the lifeblood of a food company. It’s the single most important piece of equipment we could own. It’s a 30 quart, which is the largest one that uses a regular 110 outlet. No special wiring required. And it’s red! And we got a screaming deal. And it’s just been rebuilt—the Hobart guys, who checked it out before we started using it, said it is likely to run forever. And because it was freshly painted and rechromed, it is almost as if it was brand new, clean and sanitary. That’s just fantastic for our food company because we’re free from so many things. Oh, and, we named her Arwen, because the Hobart guys who checked her out before we brought her to the commercial kitchen said in all likelihood she’ll last forever. Yes!
The red color has some unexpected and delightful side effects! Besides being pretty, it doesn’t collect grime in the divots which are part of the standard battleship gray “matte” paint job. Second, it inspires you to keep it sparkling clean, because it’s so pretty. Third, as flour gets fluffed onto it (as it does while we’re blending cookie mix) it shows, so we are able to keep it extra clean and in top shape, because it’s immediately obvious where the flour is that needs to be wiped. So cool. Pretty and oh so functional.
And let me tell you, getting the Hobart was better than getting my first sports car! I literally jumped up and down and squealed like a little kid. Haha! Seriously, it’s that exciting! I couldn’t help it.