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Just the trick for treats: fwip's commercial ice cream machine

Why not invite the Portobello to the party?

Don’t let your seasonal ice cream sales go running scared this autumn. It’s a great time to enjoy scrumptious desserts, and the season offers some amazing flavours with colours to match. But you’re going to need a versatile commercial ice cream machine that can lift the (coffin) lid on autumn-friendly flavours, not the typical one or two you get in a standard soft-serve ice cream machine. So with its compact footprint and unlimited flavours, maybe it’s time to invite the fwip Portobello to the Halloween party?

Count-er Dracula

The problem with traditional countertop commercial ice cream machines is that they drain the life out of your ice cream sales. They might conserve space, but they’re not designed for high-volume servings – unlike the nifty Portobello, which churns out a frightening 200 servings per hour with its easy-to-load capsule system.

Staff-serve or self-serve? The Portobello has a 200-degree swivel base

Time-wise, those counter-top self-serve machines are sitting there a long time before the ice cream mix transforms into a quality product (typically 30 minutes). Whereas, you could have fwipped up 100 servings of delicious gelato, vegan sorbet, or frozen yogurt in the same amount of time. Scary. 

And that old-fashioned commercial counter-topper is looking even grimmer, when it comes to flavour. You’ve got limited options (usually two) so most owners opt for the standard chocolate or vanilla – not exactly a bewitching selection.

The perfect countertop friend, you can make anything with the Portobello

With fwip you can serve whatever flavours you like (as long as you’ve got them in stock). But despite its diminutive stature, the Portobello can still pack an almighty punch when it comes to flavoursome treats.

And with Halloween slowly creeping up on us, it’s an ideal time to get seasonally creative with fwip. 

Frankenstein’s monster

Of course, you could always opt for the Frankenstein’s monster of commercial ice cream machines – the floor model! Requiring in excess of 200 volts to get it started, one of these creations is going to require a lot of additional electricity to bring it to life.

And whilst they might offer you more servings than their counter-top companions, they’re typically huge beasts, weighing in at about 230 kilograms, measuring around half a metre in width, and about 75 cm in depth. So the big question is do you have the floor space for one? The powerful Portobello uses less energy than a lightbulb, minimal water, and takes up a small space (W 34 cm, D 53 cm) on your counter.

Scream for ice cream

But despite its diminutive stature, the Portobello can still pack an almighty punch when it comes to flavoursome treats.  

Let your imagination run wild

And with Halloween slowly creeping up on us, it’s an ideal time to get seasonally creative with fwip.

Using some simple fwip to serve ideas, there’s no reason why you can’t encourage customers to combine delicious fwip flavours with a variety of toppings and sauces.

Try promoting different flavours to match the season. Autumn is the perfect time to let other flavours shine. What about pushing our award-winning pumpkin orange Vegan Mango Sorbet to the front of your cabinet? Or, with the nights drawing in, how about a deliciously dark Chocolate Gelato?

The terrifying cost?

Depending on the type of commercial ice cream machine you choose, the cost can set you back thousands of pounds.

The Portobello is an efficient alternative to a soft serve ice cream machine

Then you have to factor in the servicing and maintenance costs, plus the downtime due to cleaning or malfunction whilst you wait for support. The fwip Portobello is a plug and play device, requiring no plumbing, and minimal maintenance.

Cleaning takes minutes as opposed to hours, and 85% of faults can be diagnosed and repaired remotely, in minutes.  

The price you pay for this premium product? Between two and ten times less than a traditional soft serve ice cream machine. Now that is truly terrifying. You can read more on how fwip's soft swirl machine compares with traditional soft serve ice cream machines here.

If you are curious to learn a bit more of what we have to offer, please have a look at our business solutions pages for more information: Retail, Cafes & Restaurants, Leisure & Entertainment and Catering

Or, just get in touch.

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