17 09, 2021

Reducing Food Waste Through Product Optimization via Thermal Profiling

By some estimates, anywhere from a quarter to a third of all food produced globally and destined for human consumption goes to waste. When looking at total weight, bread and many other yeast-leavened goods top the list of avoidable food waste. Food that goes unconsumed and relegated to the bin may be discarded for [...]

30 03, 2021

How Thermal Profiling Can Help Scale Up Bread Production

Scaling up is the science (mostly) and art (a bit of creativity) of moving from small product batches to large-scale, high output production. As small and artisan bakeries seek to expand business opportunities, bread production scaling is one of the major challenges these operations may face. How do you replicate the boutique personal touch [...]

9 11, 2020

Why You Need to Control Oven Temperature

I don't need to tell you that oven temperature is important. It's how chemical reactions take place that transform your product. That's why temperature needs so much attention—so many things are happening at once! Oven Temperature has a key roll in 3 areas: Development:  Killing of yeast cells: 50–60°C (122–140°F) Maximum enzymatic activity: 60°C (140°F). Start of [...]

2 11, 2020

5 Reasons to Add Thermal Profiling to Your Bakery’s Toolkit

Brought to you by ECD BakeWATCH To accurately produce high-quality, high-yield baked goods, replace guesses and opinions with hard data. Thermal profiling dough and oven temperatures with an in-transit, portable data recorder has many benefits to the commercial wholesale or retail bakery. Here are 5: 1. Consistent dough proofing The importance of proofing must [...]

11 05, 2020

Oven 101: The S Curve

There’s a relationship between the time spent in the oven and the moisture of your product. This relationship is best illustrated with what’s known in the industry as thermal profiling, or the S Curve. Here’s the break down: The product goes into the oven. As the oven goes through it’s mechanisms of convection, conduction and [...]

8 11, 2019

Protecting the Tool that Optimizes Baking Processes

Brought to you by ECD Thermal profiling is an essential procedure for any top-quality bakery that optimizes baking processes. Ensuring that ovens are performing properly and that dough is reaching the desired temperatures, the thermal profiler is a must-have tool for modern bakeries.  But, with the temperatures these devices will see inside the oven, protecting [...]

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