FAQ

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What foods does the SilverLine usually cook?

The common factors that unite all of the foods that the SilverLine cooks is that they must be in a liquid state and have water as an ingredient. The system is particularly well suited for soups, sauces, meat pastes, vegetable purees, cheese sauces and milk or cream based products. The SilverLine is not suitable for confections, nougat, chocolate and caramel, as these require the removal of water.

 

Don’t see the food you produce listed here? As a company with 80 years of steam innovation, we are always looking to expand our cooking possibilities.

What beverages are usually processed with the SilverLine?

The SilverLine is well suited for processing many different types of fruit juice blends, juices with particulates, high Brix sugar water, sports drinks containing whey and milk based drinks. It is also an excellent choice for extracting teas, coffees and other extractives. The SilverLine’s extensive versatility allows it to easily heat beverages well over boiling (100◦C), which positions it as a very effective pasteurization system.

 

Don’t see the beverage you produce listed here? As a company with 80 years of steam innovation, we are always looking to expand our cooking possibilities.

What particle size can go through the system?

The maximum allowable particle size depends on both the type of particle and the size of the SilverLine system. Here are some examples of particle size paired with the correct SilverLine system configuration:

Model: 1.5”                                                                Model: 3”

Max Non-Bridging Particle: 0.51"                                 Max Non-Bridging Particle: 0.9"

Max Bridging Particle: 0.25"                                        Max Bridging Particle: 0.45"                                                                  

Model: 2”                                                                  Model: 4"
Max Non-Bridging Particle: 0.64”                                Max Non-Bridging Particle: 1.32"
Max Bridging Particle: 0.32”                                       Max Bridging Particle: 0.66"

Is the SilverLine a pasteurization system?

Yes. The SilverLine has the ability to control both steam and product pressures, allowing heating well above 100 degrees Celsius. Additionally, the SilverLine contains all of the data logging and controls necessary to meet UHT pasteurization requirements. It can also accommodate multiple holding tube sections of customer specified length to meet the needs of nearly an infinite number of foods and beverages.

 
 
 
 
 
Products

Is the SilverLine 3A certified?

Yes. The SilverLine, as a complete system, exceeds 3A requirements and is listed on certificate number 811. The Infuze™ cooker is also listed on the same certificate. The design of the SilverLine far exceeds 3A requirements, with its complete CIP bypass to allow complete cleaning of the steam header, and Infuze cooker internals to ensure maximum hygiene.

Where does it fit into my commercial kitchen?

The SilverLine has a very small footprint. The single cooker model is only 1.2m wide by 2m long. Additional cookers can be added to the system, increasing its length by only 0.6m. At 1.5m tall, the system can be fitted under walkways and platforms, in small areas next to walls or in the floor space where your old kettle was located. This is 1/3 to 1/2 the size of a 4000L kettle. Say yes to cooking efficiency with efficient design.

Is the SilverLine the right choice for my company?

Yes. The SilverLine is versatile enough to replace a kettle, yet cooks continuously like a heat exchanger. It has a small footprint, extremely low maintenance, eliminates burn on and is easy to clean in place. It was designed to reduce air consumption, use small amounts of power and reduces steam energy consumption by 15-20%. Does that sound like the right choice for your company?

Service

How can I order?

Just click Request a Quote and a Hydro-Thermal food and beverage expert will work with you to match your individual needs with the exact system that meets the needs of your kitchen. Your Hydro-Thermal food and beverage expert will interview you to collect all of the necessary info to ensure proper sizing and remit a proposal.

How long does it take after ordering?

Each SilverLine is crafted to meet your kitchen’s unique specifications. We don’t pull parts off a shelf; we make your SilverLine fresh. Your SilverLine will be delivered 14 weeks after receipt of approved purchase order. This is subject to change depending on demand. Customized SilverLine system options are available, which may lengthen the time the order takes to fulfill. Domestic shipping is typically one week. International shipping is usually two to three weeks.

Can I test the SilverLine with our recipes?

Hydro-Thermal offers the ability to rent a SilverLine system and test it at your site or run your recipes in our lab testing facility in suburban Milwaukee. The rental option allows you to integrate the system into your own process, cook your recipe in your own kitchen and have multiple people at your plant review the system and its capabilities. If you choose our lab testing facility, we will ensure your tests provide the most valuable results possible, utilizing your recipe and verifying your processes, procedures and recipes are followed.

Alternatively, you can test your formulations at co-packer Contract Comestibles, located in East Troy, WI. Small scale, consumable product(s) can be processed on a SilverLine in a USDA and FDA-inspected facility. Filling and packaging of product after running tests is also available.