Tell me！The mechanism of Flash Freeze
What makes the flash freezer special is that it differs from the normal freezers by preserving the ingredients without breaking open the cellular walls. This results in the success of maintaining the highest state of the food, while preserving it for a long duration of time.
In this page, we will provide mechanical explanation of how the flash freezer functions. To explain it structurally, it is critical to understand the similarity in outline of the flash freezers. Upon doing so we would like to look at three different types of freezers and introduce each of the machine’s mechanism.
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The commonly used general method of freezing is set at a low temperature, and therefore, temperature of the actual food ingredients slowly passes the maximum temperate zone of crystallized formation,destroying cellular formation along the way. This phenomenon occurs because the crystallized ice grows larger than the cells inside the ingredient. When the cellular formation is breached, the flavor and quality contained in the drip (flavor of ingredient) flows out and decreases excessively phenomena. In contrast,the flash freezer uses an original method of freezing the food at high speed and swiftly surpasses the maximum temperate zone of crystallization.
Therefore,the destruction of the cellular walls within the ingredients is prevented, and components such as freshness, taste and quality can be protected for a long time span. The mechanical explanation of each freezer is written below.
If flash freezers are efficiently used, it will contribute to the distribution of higher quality goods at low price to many clients, along with decrease in product waste. One of the appealing element of the flash freezer is that it can circulate a fresher, more delicious food to a large population.
Here we are going to introduce the three most common types of flash freezers made by the largest brand company. The following 3 is the most common types.
- Proton Freezer (magnefield Freezer)
- Artlock Freezer
- Re・Joice Freezer (Liquid based Freezer)
The proton freezers uses Magnetic Strength, Electro-magnetic waves, and Cold Fronts. Because the strong electromagnetic waves freezes the ingredients from the inside, it is possible to create multiple ice particle at one time. Hence, the ice particles that form in the food are able to be kept at a smaller size. This results in no destruction towards the cellular walls and dripping is kept at bare minimum.
One of the highest honors of the Proton freezer, is the ability to preserve Osechi for longer period of time. By using the proton freezer, drips of flavor from the product can be prevented, and long-term storing does not lead to loss of taste. As a result, it is possible to freeze the Osechi, and individuals can execute a planned method of consumption.
Artlock Blast Freezer
The Freezer is powered by air flow. The common freezers often emit cold air from a designated section of the freezer, but the Freezer vents cold fronts from all angles and wrap the product around. It does not change the fronts, but rather circulates it in a set structure. The air does not return back to the machine and results in the sustained thermal temperature.Because this method also does not take away the outer moisture, it works as a defensive system against the food’s dehydration.
The Freezer has also handled a variety of food supplies, and upon defrosting, there are no drip outflow.It is highly suitable for cake bakeries that sell single piece cakes and pasties.。I myself have personally experimented with a professional fresh whip cream manufacturer and successfully froze the product with a Freezer. Cream is actually an ingredient well-oriented towards Flash freeze. Due to the nature of the source, any type of flash freezers kept the delicious flavor, but the Freezer was on point. When sampling the defrosted whipped cream, the soft texture and sweet flavor was not different than prior to being frozen. Below is the detailed impression I had of the experience.
The Re・Joice Freezer is a fuel based freezer that uses a liquid with alcohol 60°Ethanol to freeze and preserve food. The temperature itself is not as low at ‐35℃, but among the flash freezers, can freeze the ingredients at the highest speed. This mechanism will be better understood by imagining a sauna. A room at 90℃～100℃ will not harm the body, but physically contacting the body with water at 90℃～100℃ will result in immediate burn. Through utilizing the thermal energy emitted by liquid fuel during the process of freezing, ingredients are put in a preservative state very quickly.
Liquid Freezers have a good compatibility with sea food. Therefore, if sea food is the main component of ingredients, the Re・Joice is highly recommended. Of course, this machine is suitable for other ingredients as well such as meats and certain types of vegetables and fruits!
Upon reading this article, some may wonder “If I obtain a flash freezer, than the freezer storage I already own is put to waste.” If the flash freezer is used collaboratively with the current freezer, it is possible to use both. This is a brief explanation of how that is possible. It is possible to store the products that have been frozen in a flash freezer in a regular freezer. In essence, it is possible to use the flash freezer as the main contributor of freezing the ingredient, and the current freezer as a storage place for the frozen product. By understanding the appropriate use of each machine, there will not be any necessity in disposing the current utilities.