Any salesman is going to tell you what you want to hear to sell their product…
While I don’t know much about a cheese hog, I do know that we’ve used a pelican head to shred endless cases of cheese for almost 50 years. We still have our original Hobart mixer. I’m no physics wizard, but I would guess that mixing a batch of dough puts way more “stress” on the gears than grading cheese. I’ve actually seen two shafts break from dough. Talk about torque. You’d think the brass gear would have failed first since it’s designed to be the fail point, but nope. They all look great even today.
As long as you’re in the right gears your mixer gears shouldn’t really fail if maintained properly. At least with my experience. I’m sure Tom or George might have more experience with seeing these things fail, but our 3 Hobart’s are as strong as bulls.
That said. Grading a large quantity of cheese on a mixer using a pelican head sucks. It just seems like an “outdated” method to grade cheese. We’ve since switched to a Hobart vertical cutter/mixer. There are other tools out there that are “easier” to use for sure.
Thanks for your response. I wasn’t quite sure of the truth to it either. It still looks like an amazing tool to shred large quantities of cheese. We have two locations, 1 with a hub for a pelican head and 1 without. We’re thinking of shredding all of our cheese at 1 location with this Cheese Hog which claims to be able to shred 30lbs per minute with a single phase, 1 1/2 HP motor. The video demo seems pretty legit too.
We bought 2 units a month ago and they are FANTASTIC! We were shredding cheese 8 hours a day and now have cut that down to 1.5 hrs a day! We were able to save some labor by cutting an insider off the shift entirely! We’re up to 2000 lbs of cheese shredded a week, needless to say this was a life saver.
I use a pre diced 3 cheese blend, and its nights like tonight when we got slammed from the football game that Im happy I have one less thing to worry about(shredding cheese).
Then I use thier cost savings calculator(which is very truthful in thier fixed variables) and it tempts me to get one!!! Im so indescisive sometimes.
Would anyone consider getting one if they used a three cheese blend?
We use a 4 cheese blend and would never ever ever consider a diced cheese product… taste bad, melts weird. Buy this machine ( $2000 ) and cheese your pizzas the real way. Stop cutting corners… unless you’re in Northern Colorado, if so then please keep making this enormous mistake! Lol.
Pelican head on a Hobart. We had drivers start and stop the process throughout the day but it would take that long. 6lb blocks cut into 4th’s to fit into the pelican head and shredded on speed 1 to avoid clumping and waste. I can’t see how 300lbs in and hour is possible this way