Concession Freezer Help

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2013/05/07 21:12:22 (permalink)

Concession Freezer Help

I am thinking of serving fried ice cream out if my roughly 7x10 concession trailer. However I'm concerned with how I will keep the ice cream balls frozen. Do any of you guys keep a small freezer in your trailers? How much juice will it take to run one? I would be at the mercy of the event electricity, but feel it would sell good. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Re:Concession Freezer Help 2013/05/08 08:00:03 (permalink)
    We have a Delfield undercounter 407CA.  It's counter height so the top can be used as work surface.  It will also run as a fridge or a freezer which is very convenient.  It is rated at 5 amps.  It has not been above 85 here yet but no issues holding temp so far in the truck.
     
    They must use much less than rated because I can run a 6A cold table, the 5A freezer, a 10A steam table, two 1A exhaust fans and some misc electronics all through a 75ft extension cord on a 15A circuit.
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    Re:Concession Freezer Help 2013/05/08 08:25:09 (permalink)
    They must use much less than rated because I can run a 6A cold table, the 5A freezer, a 10A steam table, two 1A exhaust fans and some misc electronics all through a 75ft extension cord on a 15A circuit.
     
    Or your under powering your equipment and that will eventually kill it, or at least shorten it's life.

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    Re:Concession Freezer Help 2013/05/08 12:13:39 (permalink)
    rated amps are at start up.and freezer don't run all the time.I bet if they all kick on at the same time you blow a breaker. 
     
    post edited by daddywoofdawg - 2013/05/08 12:15:26
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    Re:Concession Freezer Help 2013/05/08 16:56:45 (permalink)
    Thanks for all the help everyone. I know it's a risk using a freezer when electricity could go out, but I think fried ice-cream would sell good.
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    Re:Concession Freezer Help 2013/05/09 01:18:35 (permalink)
    you could always get a battery and inverter for back up.they can handle those amps till the power comes back on.
     
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    Re:Concession Freezer Help 2013/05/09 10:19:17 (permalink)
    EC.Mason

    Thanks for all the help everyone. I know it's a risk using a freezer when electricity could go out, but I think fried ice-cream would sell good.


    Have you ever made fried ice cream? There is a trick to keeping it from all melting.
     
    There might be a reason you don't see a whole bunch of places offering it, I thought it died in the 80's.
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    Re:Concession Freezer Help 2013/05/17 19:19:37 (permalink)
    most dont actually fry it. ice cream balls 20 plus below. rolled in cinnamon sugar  and rolled around a super hot wok or black iron skillet works great. problem is getting them solid and round and refrozen is the pia. i think they would sell too. change the name slightly or the presentation?
     
    as far as ice cream storage, get the phone numbers from vendors at convenience stores that sell ice cream. call the office or route managers and ask about equipment surplus. all the ice cream sandwich route guys have a manager aware of whats around. i asked about the smaller 4 ft slide tops that they dont like cause theyre too small to hold a lot and was able to buy them cheap. 
    post edited by Bistro a go-go - 2013/05/17 19:27:02
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    Re:Concession Freezer Help 2013/05/18 00:52:42 (permalink)
    Liquid nitrogen-would be a pretty cool show too. Obviously some logistics to work out (dewars, supplier, safety, etc) but super freezing ice cream then frying would allow you to do a variety of options like tempura, crusted, etc

    Cheers!
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    Re:Concession Freezer Help 2013/05/18 06:07:39 (permalink)
    Good Lord ! I would never do a event and be at the "mercy" of anyone.... especially electricity....generators are pretty cheap. if they don't allow them make sure they can guarantee you what you need....just my .02 worth.Buck
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    Re:Concession Freezer Help 2013/05/18 18:15:58 (permalink)
    check out sundanzer freezers - expensive but super efficient - they are 12volt and use low amps- i run one off of solar and batt
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    Re:Concession Freezer Help 2013/09/15 01:02:21 (permalink)
    I use several small medical freezers in my rigs. I get them from compact appliances.com. The work real well and are the size of a dorm cube fridge.
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    Re:Concession Freezer Help 2013/09/15 17:14:32 (permalink)
    I know I mentioned liquid nitrogen and half (or most) of the people here thought I was crazy but its worth doing. There is a guy here who opened up a liquid n2 trailer and its badass. Killer concept and he kills it. You're ice cream will be much easier to freeze when it's -321 F. Medical freezers are great too. But bit as cool!!
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