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  • Two independently operated 10 liter Bowls
  • Magnetic drive system is reliable, durable, and easier to clean with no gears and less parts
  • Intuitive controls, including single on/off switch, product selector switch, dial speed control and adjustable temperature
  • Large freezing surface and compressor reduces freeze down times and promotes efficient operation
  • Ease of maintenance with less wear parts, such as o-rings and spigot bodies
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Vollrath Frozen Beverage Granita Machine: Operation

Vollrath Frozen Beverage Granita Machine: Operation

You have properly set up, washed, and sanitized your Vollrath frozen beverage counter top dispenser. It’s time to learn how to operate it safely and effectively. To ensure the highest product quality, safe operation, and long life from your dispenser, familiarize yourself with the components and operation of the unit by reading the operator’s manual. Let’s go over some of the basic controls.

The dispensers equipped with a main power switch and a light switch. In addition, each bowl is individually operated by a cold drink and frozen beverage switch. This function makes it possible to dispense both cold drinks and frozen beverages from one machine. When the bowl is set to cold drink mode, the desired beverage temperature is controlled by the corresponding temperature control knob for each bowl. When the bowl is set to frozen beverage mode, the desired frozen mix consistency is controlled by the corresponding adjustment screw for each bowl. Temperature control knob is not used in the frozen beverage mode.

Now that your familiar with the controls, it’s time to put your machine to work. Be sure to sanitize immediately before use. To remove any remaining sanitizing solution or a small amount of potable water of prepared beverage mix into the bowl to flush out any remaining sanitizing solution. Drain the bowl. Make sure the spigot is in place and in the closed position. Fill the bowl with a desired product making sure not to exceed the maximum liquid capacity of your model. When using freeze dried bases or mixes that need to be diluted with water prepare the product in a separate container and pour into the dispenser when it is thoroughly mixed and completely dissolved. If using fully prepared mixes, follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to properly use the product.

If using natural products like coffee, lemon, or orange juice in a separate container dissolve three and a half to seven ounces of sugar into each quart of product depending on the sweetness desired. After filling the bowl with chilled mix replace the cover. To start the dispensers turn the main power switch to the on position. For cold drinks set the cold drinks and frozen beverage switch to the number one position. For frozen beverages set the cold drinks and frozen beverage switch to the number two position. Finally, set the light switch to the on position.

Here are a few more helpful for optimal operation. The time required to make servable product may vary based on factors such as the surrounding air temperature, initial product temperature, density adjustment, sugar, or if the mix contains dairy, the fat content of the mix. Filling the bowl with precooled product decreases the time needed to serve cold or frozen products from the dispenser. Reduce your recovery time by refilling the bowls with product before the product level is below the halfway point of the cooling cylinder. Operating the dispenser in frozen beverage mode unattended for long periods of time such as overnight is not recommended. To store product in the machine overnight, simply position the cold drink and frozen beverage switch to the cold drink setting. To return the product to frozen beverage mode, position the cold drink and frozen beverage switch to the two position, one hour before your desired serving time. Finally, frozen beverage consistency adjustment is simply made by using a standard screwdriver to turn the adjustment screw located on each bowl. Turn the screw clockwise for thicker product or counter clockwise for thinner product. For additional features, product information, and helpful hints visit us online at Vollrath.com.

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Whether you're making slushies for your small convenience store or frozen cocktails for your next upscale catered event, this Vollrath frozen beverage machine will meet the needs of any food establishment. Learn how to safely and effectively operate this Vollrath frozen beverage machine to ensure the highest product quality for your customers.

Vollrath Frozen Beverage Granita Machine: Setup

Vollrath Frozen Beverage Granita Machine: Setup

Your Vollrath frozen beverage countertop dispenser has arrived. This video will help you set your machine up for success. To ensure the highest product quality, safe operation, and long life from your dispenser, familiarize yourself with the components in operation of the unit by reading the operators manual. When handling the machine be sure to lift by grasping it at the bottom; do not lift from a tank or handles. Remove the dispenser from the packaging and check that it has not been damaged. If it has, notify your carrier immediately. It is important to ensure that dispenser has been in an upright position for at least twenty four hours before turning it on to prevent damaging the dispenser. Position the dispenser on a sturdy surface capable of supporting the total weight of the machine when it is filled with product. Position the dispenser to allow minimum clearance of at least six inches around the sides and top to allow for proper cooling. Next, check to make sure the dispenser is level, adjusting the height of the legs if necessary. Make sure the electrical outlet will be easily accessible without the use of extension cords when connecting the dispenser to the power source. Before connecting to the power source, make sure the outlet is properly grounded and the voltage shown on the rating label of the dispenser matches the electrical supply of the outlet. Follow the cleaning instructions in the manual or watch our cleaning video to clean and sanitize the dispenser before use. For more technical videos instructions and information visit online at Vollrath.com.

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A step-by-step guide on the initial setup of your Vollrath Granita machine.

Vollrath Frozen Beverage Granita Machine: Cleaning

Vollrath Frozen Beverage Granita Machine: Cleaning

For safe sanitary surefire performance learn how to properly clean your Vollrath frozen beverage countertop dispenser. The process starts by emptying the bowl. Make sure the main power switches on for each of the bowls you want to clean set the corresponding cold drink and frozen beverage switch to the cold drinks setting. If the product the ball is slush, let the machine run in cold drink mode for approximately five minutes. If the product is liquid you may proceed immediately with the next step. Open the spigot to drain the bowl. when the bowl empty turn the main power switch off. Next fill the bowl with cool tap water and turn the main power switch on. Make sure the machine is still in cold drink mode and let the auger rotate for at least thirty seconds. Drain the water out of the machine, turn the main power switch off, and unplug the machine. With the machine off and unplugged, it's time for disassembly. Start disassembling the bowl by pressing the lock button on the rear of the cover and sliding the cover forward. Next remove the condensation ring located under the spigot. Remove the spigot pin and pull the spigot assembly upward. We'll keep the flat metal bowl lever on the underside of the bowl and on either side of the spigot. Lift hold the lever upward pull the forward. Remove the auger by sliding it forward off the cooling cylinder. Then pull the round black magnetic rotor assembly off the end of the freezing cylinder. Finally, remove the bowl gasket from the rear of the dispenser. Remove the drip trey by lifting up and pulling forward. Place the disassembled parts in warm water with a mild detergent and wash thoroughly. Rinse the parts and place them in a sanitizing solution for at least one minute. Let the parts air dry completely before reassembling. To clean the machine start by cleaning the cooling cylinder with a clean cloth and sanitizing solution. Wash all surfaces of the machine. Now we're ready to reassemble the machine start by a applying lubricant to the inside of the magnetic rotor assembly. Next install the magnetic rotor assembly onto into the front of the cooling cylinder. Apply lubricant to the end of the magnetic rotor assembly. Slide the auger onto the freezing cylinder and rotate it to engage the magnetic rotor assembly. Replace the bowl gasket at the rear of the dispenser making sure that it is firmly in place with the flat side going in first. Slide the bowl over the cooling cylinder lining it up against the rear gasket. Firmly push the bowl in place until the flat metal bowl lever on the front underside of the bowl can be engaged. Before installing the spigot, lubricate the edges of the big with lubricant. Install the spigot into the front of the bowl and secure with the spigot pin. Install and secure the condensation ring. Install and secure the drip tray. Be sure to sanitize the unit immediately before each use. Prepare two gallons of sanitizing solution for each bowl and pour the solution into the bowl. Be careful not to exceed the maximum fill line for your model. Use a sanitized soft bristle blush dipped in sanitizing solution to clean all the bowl surfaces and underside of the bowl cover. Plug the machine in, turn the power switch on, and set the dispenser to cold drink mode. After approximately five minutes open the spigot and drain the solution. Turn the dispenser off and allow the bowl to drain completely. For more information on cleaning operation or product features visit us online at Vollrath.com.

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Learn how to properly give your Vollrath Granita machine a thorough cleaning.

Vollrath Granita Assembly

Vollrath Granita Assembly

Granita frozen beverage dispenser- reassemble and lubricare components. All parts should be cleaned, sanitized and allowed to air dry before assembling. Total Blend, Petro-Gel, or equivalent food-safe lubricant must be used when lubrication of machine parts is specified. The United States Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration require that lubricants used on food processing equipment be certified for this use. Use lubricants only in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Turn off and unplug the machine. Press the gear into the bottom of the vertical drive shaft. Insert the vertical logger into the machine and tighten the nut. Verify the bushing is in place. Press the gear onto the back of the horizontal logger. Install the horizontal logger into the machine. Lubricate the metal tip of the auger with food-safe lubricant. Install the gasket into the groove on the bottom of the tank. Make sure the joint of the gasket is placed on one of the rear corners of the tank. Install the tank onto the machine. Take care to align the cover with the hinges and terminals of the back of the machine. Do not force the cover into place, this will damage the machine. Secure the tank with the bowl clamps and screws. Install the o-rings onto the horizontal auger support knob. Apply a thin film of food-safe lubricant to the o-rings. Insert the horizontal auger support knob, firmly press the knob in and turn it clockwise. Install the o-rings onto the spigot assembly. Make sure the neck of the larger gasket is facing the smaller gasket. Apply a thin film of food-safe lubricant to the o-rings. Insert the spigot assembly, turn the ring clockwise until you hear a click to lock in place. Install the handle and handle cover. Install the spigot splash-guard. Install the drip tray or trays.

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Learn how to properly assemble your Vollrath granita frozen beverage dispenser by watching this video!

Vollrath VCBF128-37 Specs
Width 15 1/2 Inches
Depth 19 1/2 Inches
Height 27 Inches
Amps 10 Amps
Hertz 60 Hertz
Phase 1 Phase
Voltage 120 Volts
Wattage 1,200 Watts
Capacity 5.2 Gallons
Capacity per Compartment 2.6 Gallons
NSF Listed Yes
Number of Bowls Double
Style Standard Pourover
Type Granita / Slushy Machines

Customer questions about this product

Can I add alcohol in my drinks with this slushy machine?
You can add alcohol to many slush recipes, but you will need to allow a longer time and set a lower temperature to get the drink to freeze. Check the manufacturer literature for any notes on this, and it may be a good idea to test out a recipe with alcohol so that you can know exactly how to achieve the desired result before advertising alcoholic slush drinks. Also check local laws to be sure you can serve alcoholic beverages from one of these machines.
About how long does it take for drink mix to freeze in a slushy machine?
The actual figure will vary depending on the machine and other factors like whether or not alcohol is included in the recipe. Generally speaking, though, most machines can freeze a tank of non-alcoholic drink mix in about 30 - 40 minutes but use any guides or references that the manufacturer provides to get an idea of the true figure.
Can dairy be used in this unit?
No, these items are not rated for dairy. For best results, choose a machine that is dairy-safe, like these dairy-rated beverage dispensers.
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Vollrath VCBF128-37 Details

Cool your customers off with a delicious frozen beverage and do so in style with the Vollrath VCBF128-37 dual 2.6 gallon frozen beverage machine! Whether you're adding it to your restaurant, convenience store, or bar, this machine is exactly what you need to streamline and boost your frozen beverage service. Capable of serving anything from granitas and smoothies to iced or frozen coffee/tea and frozen cocktails, this unit is sure to substantially expand your beverage menu.

Dual 10 liter bowls are designed with a clear, highly visible casing so your beverages can be clearly identified. Alternatively, you can upgrade to a double walled bowl (sold separately) to eliminate the chance of condensation build-up. An interior bowl light illuminates your beverages, thus showcasing their vibrant colors and helping them sell themselves. Easy-to-use controls are both intuitive and customizable enough to offer an array of different drink styles. A frozen beverage mode will allow you to make adjustments to temperature, while the granita setting lets you adjust the consistency until it is ideal. Each bowl operates independently from the other and can be switched on/off or between granita/frozen beverage modes.

A magnetic drive system is reliable, durable, and easy to maintain. As opposed to a mechanical drive system there is much less wear on the parts of a magnetically driven motor, which will give your machine more longevity and will result in less service calls. The large freezing surface and properly sized compressor reduce freeze down times and promotes efficient operation. This means that when you turn on the machine at the start of your businesses operation, there is much less waiting time for your beverages to reach optimal temperature. When it comes time for cleanup, the gasketless spigot will make cleaning and sanitation much easier than a traditional gasketed model. This unit requires a 120V electrical connection for operation.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 15 1/2"
depth: 19 1/2"
Height: 27"
Capacity per bowl: 2.6 gallon (10 liters)

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  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • ETL US & Canada

    ETL US & Canada

    This item meets the electrical product safety standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group, for use in the United States and Canada.

  • 5-20P

    5-20P

    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-20P plug.

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RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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    We purchased this frozen beverage machine to make slushies at our concessions stand during our swim meets. we have been able to make so much money from these slushies. we have cherry and blue raspberry most of the time, and they are both very popular flavors and we cant wait to get another machine so we can start having 3 flavor options at a time. this machine with 2 sections is great for starting out with the slushies. this machine holds a nice amount, gives us enough for a meet, while not giving us too much product that we cant sell it and have waste.

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