Best Industrial Cooking Equipment for producing dips, condiments and sauces

During these long sunny summer days, we are all hopefully lighting up the BBQ ,entertaining friends in the garden, and enjoying some delicious food, and what better to accompany your char-grilled burgers and sausages than a range of expertly produced dips, condiments and sauces.

BCH’s range of high-performance industrial cooking systems can be used to produce a variety of delicious condiments such as tomato ketchup, BBQ sauce, mustard, horseradish, tartare, salsas and chutneys.

Eco-friendly Hummus / Dip Processing System  

BCH have developed a high-speed system which improves the whole chickpea cooking and cooling process by removing the pre-soak stage, speeding up the cooking process, and introducing a rapid cooling method. Food manufacturers can reduce their labour requirements, whilst saving valuable time and resources such as water and power. Traditionally, the preparation of chickpeas to make Hummus can take over 10 hours, with the need to pre-soak the raw chickpeas before cooking, our systems offer a far more streamlined operation, enabling cooking to be carried out in parallel with cooling, to provide customers with a reliable, semi-continuous, fully integrated production solution. In many cases, it may be possible to reduce production time by up to 10 hours!

Optima Processing System  

 BCH’s universal Optima Processing System is a batch process machine which can be relied upon to perform an extensive range of process steps – all brought together in a single machine. A range of features can be added to your condiment/dip mixing system to enable manufacture of smooth or particulate products using bespoke mixing and homogenising vessels.  .

Example Process Options

Jacket Heating/Jacket Cooling/Pressure Cooking/Vacuum Cooking/Vacuum Chill/Cutting/Emulsifying/Dissolving/Evaporation/Pasteurisation/Powder Wetting.

Preserve Colour and Flavour

The rapid processing ability of Optima greatly enhances the production of fresh and wholesome foods, helping to preserve colour and flavour of the original ingredients.   Suitable for all your food manufacturing requirements, the Optima provides customers with the freedom to become independently creative with their own unique process and product.

Ideal for the manufacture of a countless variety of food products including confectionery, convenience foods and spreads, the list of current and future possibilities is as endless and diverse as our customers’ imagination.

  • confectionery
  • almond paste
  • processed cheese
  • meat paste
  • convenience foods
  • sauces
  • dips
  • spreads
  • ketchup
  • mayonnaise
  • béchamel
  • smoothies
  • hummus
  • pesto
  • fruit fillings
  • compotes
  • relish
  • sweet sauces
  • soups
  • pâtés
  • marinades

    View our Optima brochure for the full list of features and technical details

To find out more about BCH’s condiment, dips and sauce cooking equipment – contact our expert team / 01706 852 122

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Versatility of Optima proves a hit with food producers

Since the launch of the Optima at ANUGA   – BCH have successfully supplied the machine to a number of food producers who have recognised the versatility of the all-in-one processing vessel.   Customers have found that the wide range of processing options as well as product types that can be produced at speed using only one vessel gives them huge capabilities.

We are often approached with customers individual requirements and challenges, and we have been able to adapt the original model to incorporate these and deliver a bespoke solution – another good reason to choose BCH.

BCH recently introduced a powder-vacuum loading solution for one of our UK clients. When combined with the Optima’s other high performance capabilities an overall reduction in processing times of nominally 75% were achieved.

The Optima is ideal for the manufacture of a countless variety of food products including confectionery, convenience foods and spreads – the list of current and future possibilities is as endless and diverse as our customers’ imagination.

More than simply a mixing vessel – The BCH Optima is a batch process machine which can be relied upon to perform an impressive range of process steps:

jacket heating • jacket cooling • pressure cooking • pressure discharge • vacuum cooking • vacuum chill • vacuum loading

steam infusion • concentrating • cutting • emulsifying • blending • dispersion • dissolving • evaporation

powder wetting • pasteurisation • auto-dosing • water metering • bowl tipping • liquid drain valve • pump discharge • recipe management

The Optima provides customers with the freedom to become independently creative with their own unique process and product.

Contact BCH today to see how we can assist you with all your processing needs 

Photo by Nicholas Barbaros on Unsplash
Photo by Nicholas Barbaros on Unsplash
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It’s all systems go here at BCH HQ!

The factory is bustling with many projects over a wide spectrum of applications & systems from the food and confectionery sectors we serve.

Current projects include a large scale liquorice multifunctional co-extrusion production facility from kitchen through to cutting for an overseas client, Bratt pans for our regular customer who provides handmade convenience meals and a 3 x 1000 Litre pressure cooking system fully pre-assembled for a premium range of Italian meals supplied throughout the UK.

As we proceed through the summer months, there are many more interesting projects on the way. We are also pleased to announce we are up 70 employees!


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Day 1 of ProPak Asia Exhibition!

Our Confectionery specialist Lee Fish is on hand to help with all your processing needs, our first time here in Asia, it’s going to be a great show!

Visit us on booth AT40 Hall 99!

Propak Asia is at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand and runs from the 12th-15th June 2019.  Bringing the latest advancements in machineries, technologies and solutions for processing and packaging industries to drive for quality products and efficient solutions with sustainability.


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Innovation Centre News

Another new investment for BCH was the installation of a larger Steam Boiler for the Innovation Centre, this provides us with the ability to test larger steam jacketed kettles with steam as well as carry out more trial work on high pressure/temperature applications such as our Bratt pans without the limitation the smaller boiler gave us.

The new boiler can generate 1000kgs/hr of steam, effectively a doubling of the original output.

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HEFMA Aerobic Digester

Successful Launch of Aerobic Digester

We have just returned from a busy few days at the HEFMA 2019 Leadership Forum where we were assisting Aerobic Technologies in promoting the BCH designed and manufactured Aerobic Digester to a wide range of estate and facility professionals from the NHS.

The digester is capable of processing a wide range of foodstuffs including, fruit, vegetables and proteins by breaking down the food waste over a 24 hour period using only oxygen, heat, water and enzymes which are discharged down a normal main drainage system.

We specifically designed the range of 50 – 300kg capacity units to fit through a standard doorway for ease of installation into buildings such as restaurants, hotels, hospital and places of worship to name a few.

Following his return from the conference our representative George Smith stated that the exhibition held within the Forum was very successful and drew a wide range of enquiries across a number of the sectors who could identify investment in digestion technology.

We are looking forward to a successful launch of this exciting new Aerobic Digester machine.

Aerobic Digester

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Final day of Prosweets Exhibition for BCH

Final Day at Prosweets Exhibition!

Today is the final day for us at Prosweets Exhibition and the hall remains very busy!

Head on down to see the team at stand D090-E090 where we will be happy to discuss your requirements for a wide range of applications.

It’s been a fantastic show for us with many enquiries from customers old and new from across the world, and when we return we will start to arrange visits to their facilities to move the projects forwards.


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christmas jumper day

Christmas Jumper Day!

Today is Christmas Jumper Day and we are wearing our Christmas Jumpers to work!

We have decided to support a local lad (Si Hall) who is running on average 10k every day in 2018 to raise money and awareness for the National Autistic Society.

His target is to raise £6,000 and he is currently at £4,725. So let’s get into the festive spirit, have fun and help him reach his target.

We have a collection box in reception for any passers-by wishing to donate, or you can also go to the Just Giving Page
Well Done Si, you are almost there!

The team at BCH


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lond service awards

Long Service Awards

We are pleased to have awarded more long service awards this week to two members of staff.

Gareth Watkins – 15 Years

Richard Coyne – 15 Years

We thank them all for their continued support and look forward to many more years of working together.


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