Worried about the colour of the bun in your oven?

Control baking processes and colour using a BC-10 Plus Baking Contrast Meter

Baking Consistency is highly desired by Industrial Bakers, as well as my old Gran.
Taste, texture and time were all critical to her, but nothing ruined her apple tart or shortbread bake quite like a dark sign of scorching, or worse, a pasty undercooked bread.

Today, we can manage 100 metre long continuous ovens with process controls that both measure the colour of the bake, as well as adjust speed and temperature of the oven. Typically however, these bespoke installations don’t adhere to international standards.

Enter the Konica Minolta Colorimeter BC-10 Plus.

Global food brands and fast food chains require consistency not over months of production, but over many plants in many countries.
Globalisation offers a known version of your favourite burger any where in the world, but this requires standardisation across the suppy chain in many different regions.

With the Konica Minolta BC-10 Plus, one can monitor and control the colour of baked, fried, smoked and processed foods as well as ingredients in various environments to ensure consistency in appearance.
It is the ideal solution for multi-plant, multi-lined companies, co-packers and restaurant chains that seek enhanced consistency and quality of their products’ appearance.

Besides the crust colour, the BC-10 Plus measures colour on all kinds of bakery and snack food products, yeast, brown sugar, calcium propionate, and flour blending. The BC-10 Plus is very simple to use, compact and light-weight, battery-operated and can display the measured values in Baking Contrast Units (BCU), a standard grading scale in the baking industry, or classic CIELAB colour values.

This reliable instrument allows users to establish and meet industry quality standards more efficiently, maintain consistency and monitor the baking and production process more effectively.

Speak to us today if you need to improve the consistency of the appearance of your baked goods from burger rolls, buns, bagels to baguettes and breads.