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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|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|