Polentera is a very useful and innovative system to cook and store polenta, maintaining it hot and fluid for hours, ready to be served on tap as if freshly made.
A winning idea, entirely designed and manufactured by Hyppocampus in Italy.
Polentera was created for food trucks, market stalls, restaurants, fast-food and take-aways, canteens and community kitchens. It is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to add a naturally gluten-free novelty to their menu with little effort. Fitted with a simple tap to serve the polenta, Polentera can be made with different types of flour to create new alternatives. Employing this machine to cook polenta does not change the final result: polenta is as good as if hand-cooked but made with a much more practical approach. Polentera is entirely made of stainless steel, easy to take apart to facilitate cleaning.
|Max polenta production||7 kgs||15 kgs||30 kgs||60 kgs||100 kgs||150 kgs|
|Energy consumption||220V 50/60HZ 1100W||220V 50/60HZ 1800W||220V 50/60HZ 2200W||380V 50HZ 4000W||380V 50HZ 5500W||380V 50HZ 5500W|
|Dimensions WxLxH cm||21x73x62||24x75x66||25x100x66||35x100x90||35x153x93||45x135x93|
|Controlli||Cooking thermostat + mixer rotation control||Cooking thermostat|
|Flour - Min/Max||1.5 kg - 1.5 kg||2 kgs - 3 kgs||3.5 kgs - 6 kgs||8 kgs - 12 kgs||15kg - 20 kg||20 kgs - 30 kgs|
|Cooking time||1h||1+1/2 h||2 h||3 h||4 h||4 h|
|Other voltages available||110 V - 60 Hz||220 V 50/60 Hz||not available|
|Average number of polenta servings||28||60||120||240||400||600|
|modello da banco||modello da banco||modello da banco||modello che necessita di carrello||modello che necessita di carrello||modello che necessita di carrello|
Technically, for as long as there is polenta inside and the unit is switched on. Polentera was designed for this reason: to store polenta at the best temperature and consistency, ready to be served at any time.
The longer you cook polenta and the better it gets, even easier to digest as well. From an organoleptic point of view, polenta will be tastier after three hours compared to one that has cooked for only one hour.
Just add water, flour and salt, in this order.
No, Polentera has no special needs as far as flour is concerned. You can use the type you like: yellow, white, with buckwheat, finely or coarsely ground, stone-ground, etc. Some flour types are better for long cooking stages and maintain a compact consistency, while others become too soft. There are many types of flour available on the market, it is advisable to test them personally. As a general guideline: a coarse, stone-ground, wholemeal flour will sustain a long cooking time better than a finer, industrial flour, but there can be exceptions.
It is important to underline that all Polentera units work best when full. That's why there are different units to meet different needs. That said, it is possible to cook less polenta, please refer to the table above for minimum flour quantity to be used with each unit.
From a practical point of view, you can, but this will stress the unit and should be avoided. For example: two cooking rounds mean double wear and tear of the components, that will see their durability cut in half. If you need to cook 30 kgs of polenta per day, you should employ a P30 unit, not a P15 twice a day.
Technically, yes, you can add any other ingredient that is soft or ground. You cannot add hard ingredients (hard cheese with a crust, for example) as the mixer would stop. You must evaluate if the addition of these ingredients will interfere with the machine main task: keep polenta hot and soft for many hours. Cheese that is cooked and kept hot for a long time looses its consistency and changes flavour. We suggest to add cheese only when you know that all polenta will be served within a short time (30 minutes, 1 hour max).
Yes, you can. Although we can only guarantee the result for polenta, a variety of alternatives can be cooked with our Polentera, like sauces, soups, marmalade, mashed potatoes (from flakes/powder), etc.
Semplificando, la macchina ha due momenti di lavoro: ?cottura? (temperatura alta e particolare ciclo di miscelazione) e ?mantenimento? (temperatura più bassa e conseguente configurazione di miscelazione). E’ l?operatore che deve settare i due momenti di lavoro, ruotando le manopole di controllo, una volta che reputa cotta la polenta.
Polentera monta controlli semplici e intuitivi. Una manopola che permette di settare la temperatura di lavoro, passando da cottura a mantenimento, e un’altra che permette di selezionare la tipologia di miscelazione, continua o alternata.
Yes, after every cooking cycle, when service is finished. Switch the Polentera off, take it apart, remove the pan and wash it. The operation takes about 40 seconds. Cleaning takes about 8/10 minutes. You do not need to clean the unit if you wish to start a new cooking cycle immediately after a previous one. In this case, you can simply add all the new ingredients.
No, the machine must be emptied and cleaned every night.
In theory, one large units is better, compatibly with space and management. One large unit means one cooking cycle, one serving point, one cleaning operation, etc. Two small units deliver the same quantity of polenta but double all the above issues.
In Italy, yes. We have a showroom where we can demonstrate the functioning of any of our machines. By appointment only. Or you can request a demo machine free of charge. For more details, please contact the Italian sales department.