The Reading Pretzel Automatic Hot Pretzel Cooker is designed to evenly and accurately cook pretzels and pretzel-type products. Utilizing a bath or waterfall application of caustic solution, the Cooker imparts the greatest impact to product texture and color prior to the baking process. The temperature, solution mixture, dwell time, and transfer speeds are all automatically controlled for consistent results and operator safety.
The Pretzel Cooker control system monitors both the amount and concentration of solution in the cooker tank – or poured over the product from the waterfall system. An inline probe provides safe and accurate feedback that is matched against the product requirements as loaded in the formula governing the cooker operation. Caustic solution and fresh water are introduced via automated valves.
A pinroll driven, stainless steel conveyor belt ensures consistent product transfer as well as a long belt life in harsh operating conditions. Small-diameter transfer nose bars provide optimal product transfers – even for small products – from the proofing conveyor to the tunnel oven.
Industry standard burners fire into a direct immersion tube at the bottom of the cooker tank. This double walled tube is arranged and mounted to maximize surface area and facilitate excellent heat transfer to the cooker solution.