Discover our cooker cooler CAPIC CR250 TUTORIAL


To everyone who wants to discover our Cooker Cooler CAPIC CR250, you may watch our tutorial


Our Capic CR250 is a cooker-cooler system of 250 litres available in electric and gas, perfectly suited for the food processing industry and central kitchens.


Main strengths of our Cooker Cooler CAPIC CR250


The cooker cooler CAPIC CR250 is an essential equipment for your kitchen, because it will replace 2 to 3 cooking pots and therefore will greatly reduce your energy cost up to a level of 80% electricity reduction, and it limits the risks of RSI (Repetitive strain injury) because handling extremely hot or cold pasta for example is quite risky. Moreover, it reduces the risks because handling a kitchen also means to carry very heavy loads.

However, our system uses one tank on the left, and one on the right : the left one is cooking, and the right one is cooling. There is a system to tilt from one basket to another. Watch our video to see how much pasta you may cook simultaneously in a cooker cooler CAPIC CR250, which has a 250 litres cooking tank : it will not be 5, nor 10, nor 20 but 25 kg of pasta per cooking cycle !


Cook quench machine: User-friendly interface


Let’s focus on our example : by using 25 kg of pasta, specifically torsades, let’s start a recipe : foremost, you go to “create a recipe” and press “enter”. You may already see a recipe for torsade (the type of pasta we have chosen) has already been created. Then, you may adapt the recipe according to the product and the required temperature. As seen on the cooking chiller, the screen is divided in two parts : the cooking part and the cooling part. For our example, the cooking time is 11 minutes for the torsades, and we set the cooling time to 5 minutes. The cooling temperature is set to 35 degrees Celsius, which is the maximum limit for this specific recipe. Below 35 degrees Celsius, cold water won’t be added and if the temperature is above 35 degrees Celsius, the system will bring cold water into the tank to cool it down.


After you validate the temperatures, let’s leave from the recipe creation menu to start the program !


Bespoke Cooking


Let’s begin our test by filling the cooking tank with our 25 kg of torsades. Once filled up, you may stir it a little. As you can hear in the video up to this point is the cooking restarting, so the heating elements begin to heat up and maintain the temperature set point. As the cooking temperature is set at 99 degrees Celsius, and that the product is added and stirred, you just have to press the cooking timer and the cooking process of your cooking chiller starts.

You may see that the cooking has started and notice that the cooking process is fully reported on the screen of the cooker cooler. Once the timer is finished, it will trigger a buzzer, and it will tilt the pasta from the cooking basket to the cooling basket.


End of cooking process


During the cooking process, the water is automatically added to the tank since the pasta absorbs water, and you may put the cooking basket to its initial position. Right after, you may start the timer for cooling while the cooking basket is in position for a new cooking process. In the cooling tank, no cold water should be added, but as soon as the temperature exceeds 35 degrees Celsius, cold water will automatically pour into the tank.

Don’t forget to stir the pasta even in the cooler tank, and let it cool for 5 minutes. You may see the timer on the left side of your screen.


While cooling your first 25 kg of pasta, your other tank is ready to cook another quantity of product, since the water is heated up to 99 degrees Celsius. With this process, you can cook and chain up to 7 cooking cycles without having to renew the water.


Cooking chiller cooling cycle


Now that your pasta is in the cooking tank, as soon as the water exceeds 35 degrees Celsius, cold water will be added to the tank. In the centre of the cooker chiller, we have an overflow zone that will allow hot water to be drained into the gutter. Once the cooling time of 5 minutes has elapsed, an alarm will ring, and you’ll be able to retrieve the product from the cooling tank. Depending on the type of the product, you may chain up from 6 to 7 cooking cycles in one hour. After several cycles, you may want to replace the water to avoid starch saturation.

At the end of the process, you have a perfectly finished and cooled product !


Technical details of your cook chill machine


You may note that the basket’s perforation of the cooking chiller is 1,5 mm which meets all the needs of starchy foods including the smallest ones such as quinoa. There are other perforation sizes, mainly used for scalding meat and fish. Nevertheless, for the starchy foods we have rice, pasta, beans, vegetables etc… and we will be able to cook everything with this 1,5 mm perforated basket.


The cooker cooler CR 250 is the smallest model in the range. It is also available in 500 litres (CR 500), 1000 litres (CR 1000) and 1500 litres (CR 1500). The number of tanks is according to the needs in terms of litres. The CR5OO is suited for kitchens making between 10,000 to 25,000 meals per day and the CR1000 and CR1500 are dedicated for large industrial uses.


Cooker cooler Cleaning Tips


Cleaning the cooker cooler at the end of the day will only take you 10 minutes. It is important to start this process by cleaning the cooking tank and finish off with the cooling tank, simply because the waste from the first basket of the cooking chiller will fall into the second one. You may want to use a cleaning and disinfection station with a foaming descaling product because the starch tends to stick to the walls of the machine. To clean your cooker cooler and its baskets properly, you may use a soft bristle brush to pass through the perforation and properly clean the baskets of your cooking chiller.

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