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Offline doc390

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Tilting Skillet for a Cheese Vat
« on: March 13, 2012, 01:25:27 PM »
I'm experimenting with a Cleveland Range Tilting Skillet (SEL-40-T1) for use as a cheese vat / drainage table.  40 gal capacity (150l)....  approx. 4' wide x 3' front to back x 1' deep. I'm converting mine from 460v 3phase to 240v single phase.  They're an old design, & are made in steam & natural gas, too.  It has an electric tilt with a large pour spout on the front, though, I'm thinking of welding in a tri-clover fitting in front at the bottom.  With a seive on the inside & a sanitary ball valve on the outside, drainage would be a pleasure.

This should work for pasteurization, as well as cooking.  All stainless steel.  It's a convenient working height & easy to clean.

My next door neighbor's an industrial process engineer..... we're bouncing around some ideas as to how to automate the controls/cooking cycles.  Also, toying with ideas for a cooling loop.



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Re: Tilting Skillet for a Cheese Vat
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 01:37:09 PM »
Oh that should would great with a dump valve for draining! Nice find!

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Re: Tilting Skillet for a Cheese Vat
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 04:06:36 PM »
That is REALLY NICE! I have stainless envy..
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Re: Tilting Skillet for a Cheese Vat
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 08:51:29 PM »
Stianless steel such a beautiful thing!