Melangers – comparison chart

We have currently three models of Table-top melangers – ECGC-12SL, ECGC-12SLTA, ECGC-12SQSS. We get enquiries from customers about the differences between the models. These models were introduced in various periods since 2009. Please feel free to email us at info@cocoatown.com or call us at 770-587-3000, if you have more questions.

ECGC-12SQSS is our latest, all stainless steel table top melanger we introduced at Salon du Chocolat Paris in Nov. 2017. It is the miniature version of ECGC-65E. We are perplexed with some of the comments who have not even seen ECGC-12SQSS. We developed this model based on request from chefs who wanted a heavy duty melanger to showcase their process to their customers.

Talking about the difference between ECGC-12SQSS and ECGC-12SL, ECGC-12SQSS has improved drive mechanism with combination of gears and Poly V belt that needs less maintenance and helps to handle high torque situations better. ECGC-12SQSS can be tilted to drain the chocolate liquor conveniently. ECGC-12 SQSS has better cooling mechanism for the motor housing. It can also grind 12 lbs of chocolate liquor (20% more than ECGC-12SL). It is designed to accept our future accessories such as automatic nib and sugar dispenser. If anybody wants more detailed comparison between three of our models, I have attached a pdf file.

Both ECGC-12SL and ECGC-12SQSS have optional mini drum and roller stone set for grinding 500 gms of chocolate for test batches / recipe developing.

ECGC-12, ECGC -12SLTA and ECGC-12SQSS all use conical stones that make contact with the bottom stone of the drum for efficient grinding.

By looking at the picture, some people get it confused with ECGC-65E or ECGC-65A, commercial models that can make up to 100 lbs of chocolate liquor per batch.

Features ECGC-12SQSS ECGC-12SL ECGC-12SLTA benefits
Frame – material Stainless steel ABS plastic ABS plastic hygienic
Design Vertical model Horizontal model Horizontal model ECGC-12SQSS takes less space
Drum capacity 12 lbs of chocolate liquor 10 lbs of chocolate liquor 10 lbs of chocolate liquor ECGC-12SQSS has 20% more capacity
tension adjustor yes No yes better control for grinding & conching
roller holder solid piece solid piece solid piece Hygienic.  Less waste of chocolate
Lid stainless steel lid included ABS plastic lid. Stainless steel lid for additional cost ABS plastic lid. Stainless steel lid for additional cost ECGC-12SQSS -Hygiene, aesthetics
motor housing Stainless steel ABS plastic ABS plastic ECGC-12SQSS  is more Hygienic and easier to clean
Drive mechanism Gears and poly V belt Poly V belt Poly V belt less stress on the belt in ECGC-12SQSS
unit shipped In 1 week from the date of complete payment from USA In 2 days from the date of complete payment from USA In 2 days from the date of complete payment from USA ECGC-12SQSS can be shipped faster if needed
Emergency shut-off control panel Included Available as optional attachment Available as optional attachment ECGC-12SQSS can be shipped faster if needed
tension spring on the lock arm -away from  food contact area on the lock arm -away from  food contact area on the lock arm -away from  food contact area hygienic
stone hard granite hard granite hard granite Lasts longer
material for roller holder 304 Stainless steel 304 Stainless steel 304 Stainless steel Hygienic and easy to clean
material for drum 304 Stainless steel 304 Stainless steel 304 Stainless steel Hygienic and easy to clean
wiper Stainless steel or delrin options available Stainless steel or delrin options available Stainless steel or delrin options available More choices based on the budget
motor cooling forced air cooling forced air cooling forced air cooling keeps the motor cooler for longer operation
adjusting  belt tension not needed not needed not needed saves time & labor cost
spare parts availability Spares available in USA for at least 10 years as we fabricate these machines Spares available in USA for at least 10 years as we fabricate these machines Spares available in USA for at least 10 years as we fabricate these machines Convenience and economical
Weight – packed in box 60 lbs 34 lbs 34 lbs