The following Operator Training video on the Hobart 403 and 403U Tenderizers, is a supplement to the Instruction Manual that came with your Tenderizer. If you have any questions concerning operation, please consult your manual.
Your Hobart 403 or 403U Tenderizer is constructed and designed to give long satisfactory service, providing it is properly used and maintained. This training video will cover the general information about the unit, its operation, and cleaning and maintenance.
The model 403 and 403U Tenderizers are designed to tenderize a variety of meat products. The Tenderizer consists of a set of roller units, which contain knives that knit together and tenderize pieces of meat as they pass through the blades.
The model 403U Tenderizer is available for USDA inspected establishments and contains USDA approved hangers in the lift-out unit. Optional wide or narrow julienne knife lift-out units are available for the model 403. They are used to cut food products such as meats and cheeses into strips.
Before we get into the operation of the Tenderizers, let's turn our attention to several points concerning safety. The safety devices incorporated in this machine must be in their correct operating position any time the machine is in service. Both the transparent guard and the motor housing must be in place. The pilot light will remain on when either the transparent guard or motor housing is removed and the switch is left on. The motor will start when the guard and housing have been replaced. Do not defeat any of the safety features.
To operate the unit, first turn the switch to On. The pilot light will illuminate, indicating power is supplied to the machine. To tenderize meat, simply drop cuts into the top of the transparent guard and receive them at the bottom. Only boneless meat should be used. Choice or tender cuts should be run through several times at different angles. Less tender cuts should be run through several more times at different angles to increase tenderness. Pull out excess sinews to improve tenderness. Various combinations of different meat types may be blended together. This is accomplished by running the meat types through separately to tenderize, then together creating a firmly knit cut. Large slices should be under 3/4 of an inch thick.
Warning: Unplug the unit before beginning any cleaning procedure. The machine should be thoroughly cleaned after each daily use or when changing meat types. Remove the transparent guard, release the hanger lock and remove the lift-out unit as shown (3:34). Separate the front and rear hanger assemblies of the lift-out unit and remove the strippers by raising each and sliding them out of the hanger.
Warning: Knives are sharp. Exercise extreme caution when handling knives. Immerse the transparent guard and strippers, and when used, the optional julienne lift-out units, in a mild soap and warm water solution. Using the cleaning fork, which is supplied, remove any food particles from between the knives on each hanger assembly. Do not attempt to use the cleaning fork with the machine running. Immerse the hanger assemblies in the warm, soapy water and scrub them with a soft bristle brush. Rinse all components. Wipe the remainder of the machine with a clean, wet cloth. All components can be sanitized using an iodine based sanitizer solution.
Note: Prior to reassembly, inspect for bent or broken blades. If a bone or other hard object is run through the Tenderizer, it may cause one or more of the blades to bend or break. If this occurs, do not operate the machine until the blade or blades have been straightened or replaced.
Warning: Unplug the unit before beginning any maintenance procedure. Occasionally, remove, clean, and replace the stub shaft seals. Also, remove the motor housing and wipe the motor area periodically. Use the dipstick in the vent hole to check lubricant level annually. If the lubricant level isn't between the lines on the dipstick, contact the local Hobart service office. The motor is totally enclosed and requires no lubrication. Knives do not need to be razor sharp, however, if knives need to be sharpened or replaced, contact the local Hobart service office.
This concludes Operator Training for the Hobart 403 and 403U Tenderizers. To obtain service and parts information concerning the Tenderizers, contact your local Hobart service office.
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