There’s nothing more frustrating than baked goods getting stuck in their pans, which is why release agents are so valuable for commercial bakers. In the baking industry, release agents are used to help remove baked goods from baking pans, molds, tins, trays, conveyor belts, or packaging. With the industrialization of baked goods production also came the need for automation and systems to help release the product and speed up production, which requires an understanding of baking, engineering, and equipment maintenance.

In this episode of BAKED in Science, host Mark Floerke is joined by Adam Oberheu, Equipment & Engineering Manager at Vantage Food.

Optimizing the Bakeout Phase with Release Agents

Nowadays, a wide variety of release agents are used in the baking industry depending on the application, type of product, formulation, production process, and desired shelf life of the product. Mark and Adam discuss how release agents can be specifically formulated for applications and equipment to maximize efficiency, help prevent product loss, and save bakers money.

Some topics they cover include:

  • Common issues with bread pan oilers
  • Best practices for selecting release agents
  • Advances in release agent automation
  • How release agents improve sustainability
  • The importance of maintenance and technical support

This podcast is brought to you by:

Vantage Food
 This podcast episode is brought to you by Vantage Food – your ultimate baking partner. From release agents to specialty ingredients, they cater to your every baking need. Enjoy cleaner label solutions like allergen-free, non-GMO, organic, as well as Kosher, and Halal options. Discover more at [email protected] or visit Elevate your baking experience with Vantage Food today!

This episode is brought to you by Brabender. Since 1923, Brabender has been a leading manufacturer of instruments for testing material quality and physical characteristics in all fields of research and development and production in the baking industry worldwide. To learn more, visit

Malt Products
This podcast is made possible by Malt Products, a family business that manufactures and distributes a full line of natural, nutritious grain extracts and sweeteners. They source their extracts from whole grains and offer a full range of other sweeteners, available with non-GMO and organic certification. Learn more at

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