My Humble Beginnings in Paradise

June 9th, 2019 by

Neil Williams TurnKey Parlor Ice Cream

Neil Williams (holding door) John Williams – Unloading Airplane

The year was 1988. I was in Florida at the time, working for Multi-Vest Options in Ft. Lauderdale, shortly after graduating from Florida State.

The phone rang and my older brother John said…..”Neil, I bought an ice cream delivery truck and just shipped it to St. Thomas. I need help. I’ll pay you $250 a week and give you a share of the business”. At the time, I was clearing about $175 a week, so it didn’t take long for me to quickly blurt out, “I’m in!”

A little history…. We grew up in Puerto Rico. Our father moved there from Chicago in the sixties and started a successful direct marketing business. John did a few years in different stateside colleges but did not graduate. Instead, he took flying lessons and got his pilot’s license. He started a distribution business where he would fly fresh produce from Puerto Rico to the US Virgin Islands, The British Virgin Islands and further down the Lesser Antilles.  My brother was obsessed with perfection and delivering the perfect product. I remember helping him one summer while I was still in college.  We were sorting through cases of apples preparing to fly them to St. Lucia. John made me go through each and every apple in each and every case and remove the bad ones and replace them with good ones. I asked him why he was so worried about an apple having a bruise, especially if it was in the middle of the case. Who would know? He said that the best way to grow your business is to deliver a better than expected product and delight your customer each and every time.  “Over deliver Neil, and they will keep calling you back”. All I could think of at the time was, my back hurts….when do we pack up and hit the beach? Needless to say, word got around fast and more and more customers wanted to buy product from that guy that flies in from Puerto Rico. The business flourished.

But John only had one plane, and he could only carry so much produce. He started looking for a higher profit product. No, not “that”– although drugs were exactly what was going through each and every customs agent John had to face. They found it hard to believe that John was actually trying to build a business around flying produce. As crazy as it seems, he was doing exactly that.

Enter ice cream, a much more profitable product than produce. John noticed that the ice cream on the supermarket shelves and ice cream parlors in these islands was almost always re-frozen. Horrible quality, at a high price. People accepted it and figured that this was the way ice cream was. Icy, grainy, sandy. He saw an opportunity and ran with it. He developed a system of double corrugated cardboard boxes lined with polystyrene (like the inside of your basic foam cooler). While inside the walk in freezer of the ice cream distributor in Puerto Rico, John packed and sealed the boxes to ensure that the tubs and pints remained rock solid. The flight was about an hour long, and John could get about 5 hours out of these boxes before the ice cream began to suffer. The 5 hours would give just enough time to get to the last account and deliver perfect product.

Once done in the walk in freezer, he would pack the  boxes in his van, head for the airport and take off for that day’s island. Upon landing, he would quickly rent a pick up truck, clear customs, load up the boxes and head out to sell his accounts, who had pre-ordered the product. I’m not making this up…..although it seems hard to believe that anyone would try to build a business around this concept.

Once John tired of the constant every day rush to avoid “meltdown” he realized that he needed to buy a truck. That is when I got the call and moved to St. Thomas, the island with the most promise.

Neil Williams Ice Cream

Neil Williams (holding hand up) Darin Povitz (middle) John Williams carrying box

John continued to fly the product in, but we decided to concentrate on building the business on St. Thomas. The picture at the start of this post is of the two of us, John by the plane and me loading Haagen-Dazs bars into the truck. John would fly back to PR, and I would calmly go out and make deliveries. About a year later, my brother Michael joined the business. We bought another truck and Michael moved to St. Croix, to develop that market. I remember how John would always set goals and break-even points around the number of boxes we could sell in a given week. He would say things like, “when we get to 90 boxes a week, we’ll be making some decent money…..so we need to open some more accounts to get there”. All I can remember was thinking, boxes? Boxes? We need to start thinking in dollars and another way to grow this business. It didn’t take long for John to start thinking in the same terms.

At this point, we were starting to move enough product to start buying it in Florida and shipping frozen containers down to the islands. We built walk in freezers on both St. Thomas and St. Croix. Our suppliers (Haagen-Dazs and Dreyer’s/Edy’s) were very happy with our performance and John was given the rights to distribute the Dreyer’s/Edy’s line for “the big island” – Puerto Rico. He later added Ben & Jerry’s to the mix.

By 1998, we had built a business with over 15 route trucks in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Croix. John and Michael are still actively managing the business today. In 2001, I started to get “island fever” and decided to move my family (wife Amy and two girls, Chelsea and Coco) to North Carolina where I began to develop TurnKeyParlor.com. I still talk with my brothers on a regular basis and frequently bore others with our constant ice cream business conversations.

So, the moral is….I’m really not sure……. No, all kidding aside, the moral is….. work hard, “over deliver” on your promises and good things will come your way.

The goal at TurnkeyParlor.com is to  offer the “best apples” possible to my customers on a daily basis. So far, this approach has helped me build a really solid, rapidly growing business. TurnKeyParlor.com is visited by thousands of prospects a month, many who turn into long term customers.

If you have a story you would like to tell, or would like to comment on my story, please do so. Thanks for reading this post.

Neil Williams,

President – KeyWord Farm, LLC

www.TurnKeyParlor.com

877-817-5716

equipment@turnkeyparlor.com


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Make Your Own Ice Cream or Buy 3 Gallon Containers from a Distributor?

January 17th, 2011 by

Make Your Own Ice CreamWhat’s the better option, making your own ice cream or buying and reselling 3 gallon tubs of  a recognized brand? Truthfully, there is no right answer. Both could be great options. This  post will simply to outline reasons why you would go in one direction vs. the other depending on your specific situation and your specific goals.

This question is frequently debated and asked by almost everyone planning to enter the ice cream store business. In my opinion, it depends on many factors.  I encourage those of you who make your own or buy a national brand in 3 gallon cans to post what led you to your specific strategy.

I’ll start with the benefits of buying a national or strong regional ice cream brand that is pre-packaged in 3 or 2.5 gallon round tubs:

Ok, now we move on to why making your own ice cream  might be the best choice:

As you can see, the decision to make your own or purchase a pre-made product depends on many factors. You can make good money with both options.  For those who are on a tighter budget, the best option might be to start with a pre-packaged product.  For those of you who are creative and have the necessary start-up financing, you might want to consider making your own.

Look forward to hearing the comments and stories of those who have made the decision one way or another.

Interested in attending a FREE, live webcast on how to make ice cream, gelato and italian ice? Click the link below to read more and to sign up if you’re up for it. Don’t forget to come back here and post your comments!

Thanks again for reading this post!

Neil

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Used Ice Cream Machines and Equipment for sale

December 27th, 2019 by

Used Ice Cream Machines
Not sure what machine is best for your concept? Click HERE to get free guide
Reduced by $4k: 19,900 plus shipping – Full Ice Cream Store. See details HERE

Reduced by $2k: Like new 2018 GEN5099 Electrofreeze pressurized soft serve machine HERE

Reduced by $2k:
Used Electrofreeze 12 quart batch freezer (one 3 gallon tub per batch) 1 phase water model RFC3 made in 2014 HERE
Reduced by $1k:
Pressurized Taylor machine w Flavorburst  HERE
Reduced by $1k:
2016 Used Finamac Popsicle machine package. Includes mixer, molds, stick aligner. This is a great deal. See details HERE
More great deals:
  • FULL MENCHIES 7 machines – 2015 equipment – $42,900 HERE
  • Full Menchies 6 machines $50k Reduced to $47,500 2016 equipment HERE
  • 2014 Ritas Equipment – Batch Freezers, Electrofreeze machines, dipping cabinets, and more. Details HERE
  • Taylor C712 3ph AIR new in 2008 = $6,990
  • 5 Refurbished Stoelting F231, 1ph water made $15k free shipping
  • FIVE (5) Taylor 794 3ph air cooled made in 2011 $25k
  • 5  made in 2012 Taylor C723 1 phase, air cooled. $25k or $6990 each
  • 1 year old Electrofreeze GEN-5099 Soft Serve HERE
  • Save another 3 grand on this 9 Flavor Electrofreeze Custard/Soft Serve Machine HERE
  • 12 quart Electrofreeze Batch Freezer (2014) HERE
  • 2016 Dairy Queen Machine HERE
  • Refurbished BRAVO Pasteurizer/Batch freezer combo unit HERE
  • 5 Taylor C713, 3 phase air cooled made in 2014 – $27.5k
  • 4 Electrofreeze SL500 3ph water made in 2011 $15k
  • Spaceman single flavor 6210 countertop $2490 $1,990 HERE
SEE All full store deals HERE
SEE All Used Batch Freezers HERE
SEE All Used Soft Serve and Froyo machines HERE
REDUCED BY $5k: $20K down to $15K plus shipping for FOUR (4) Electrofreeze 3 phase, water cooled SL-500 ice cream machines. Machines have been refurbished and fully tested – in great working condition.  Details HERE
REDUCED BY $2k 2013 Stoelting Vertical Batch Freezer VB-50.  Makes roughly 18 quarts per batch, 1 phase, water cooled in excellent condition, $15,900 $13,900 plus shipping.  Click HER
$1,990 Nelson 2018 model BD8 dipping cabinet plus shipping HERE

Barely Used  for a few months, this 2019 Nelson Cold Plate Cart is still in pristine condition. Save over $700. Details HERE

2014 single phase air Taylor C706 with flavorburst combo HERE
Used Electrofreeze 12 quart batch freezer (one 3 gallon tub per batch) 1 phase water model RFC3 made in 2014 HERE
2015 RITA’s Store Equipment including Electrofreeze Batch Freezers, Soft Serve machines, 3 Nelson Dipping Cabinets, Upright glass front freezer, small convection oven, small under counter fridge. Pictures and Details HERE
FIVE (5) Taylor Machine Full FROYO store $34,900. Single phase, air cooled machines plus a ton more nice equipment. Details HERE
$13,900 plus shipping 2016 Stoelting U431 “Dairy Queen” Machine. Excellent condition, pressurized unit. Pics HERE
$20k for Five (5) 3 phase, AIR cooled Taylor C713 machines. Details HERE
Want them water cooled? Call us.
$50k plus shipping. Price is firm. FULL MENCHIE’S Store with 6 single phase air cooled machines made in 2016. This equipment was maintained really well and is still in EXCELLENT condition. This equipment cost well over $100k in 2016. Details HERE 
PRESSURIZED Electrofreeze 99T machine reduced by $4k!! was $12,900 now $8,900. Seller needs it out of space and is willing to take a huge hit. These machines go for well over $20k when new. Electrofreeze 3 phase, water cooled model 99T pressurized machine. Details HERE
REDUCED 2K! BRAVO Trittico 30 Pasteurizer/Batch Freezer combo unit. Made in 2006, unit is in our NC warehouse being refurbished to ensure perfect working condition. These go for over $35k new. Your price $14,900 $12,900 plus shipping. See HERE
REDUCED TO $11K PLUS SHIPPING  Three (3) Stoelting F231 machines, 1ph water cooled. Low cost package deal makes it easy to add froyo to your business. Call us about this special offer.
REDUCED TO $11k plus shipping for 2013 AIR COOLED machines! Seller needs them out asap. Three Stoelting F231, 3 phase, air cooled machines. These won’t last at this price. Make sure you have 3 phase. Pics HERE
FOUR (4) Taylor C723 machines SINGLE PHASE AIR COOLED. They were new in 2014 and include the air chute add on which is a great feature to control the heat they generate. $7990 each plus shipping. Take all 4 for $30k with free shipping. Refurbished and fully tested in our NC facility. HERE
REDUCED by $3K! Nine Flavor Electrofreeze Soft Serve Ice Cream or Custard machine (was new in 2016) Model 44RMT machine in excellent condition. Perfect to offer big variety in a small space. 1 phase, air cooled. Was $18,900 now down to $15,900. Seller needs it out asap. Details HERE
Full Yogurt Store Deals – Used Machines + New Equipment Blends: HERE
Like new: made in 2018 and 2017 beautiful Taylor 161 Two flavor w twist counter-tops. Seller paid over $15k for each just last year. Sold individually. Details HERE
2018 Pressurized Taylor C722. Barely used. These units go for close to $25k new. Save over $5k and have what is an almost new machine. Details HERE
Refrigerated Topping Drop in bar – $995 plus shipping HERE
CLOSEOUT! Brand new batch freezer. High quality Italian made Nemox model 12k, 1 phase air cooled. SAVE $4,000. Now $8,990 with free shipping to 48 states. Makes roughly 6 quarts or 1.5 gallons or one 5 liter gelato pan per batch. Well made, reliable starter machine. Only one left in inventory. Details HERE
Nine Flavor Electrofreeze (2016) Model 44RMT machine in excellent condition. Perfect to offer big variety in a small space. 1 phase, air cooled. Details HERE
MADE in 2015 Electrofreeze 99T – 3 phase, AIR cooled. We have 2 units available. Great truck machines. Details HERE
Four (4), single phase Air Cooled Stoelting F231’s 2014/2015 in excellent condition. Buy one for $7,850 or all 4 for $27,900 . HERE
Taylor C709 countertop HERE  Taylor 2014 C706 countertop w Pump HERE
REDUCED by $1k, New 2017, 1 phase, air cooled Taylor counter top soft serve machine plus flavor burst. $13,900 $12,900 plus shipping. Pics and details HERE
Several lightly USED Finamac Popsicle Machines:
Turbo-25, RoboPop Start, Robopop Ultra, and more. See the entire selection of used pop machines, scratch & dent demos and more that we now have available to ship quickly. Save thousands off 2015 to 2019 models. Details HERE
Perfect 2 flavor w twist Taylor model 161 counter-top in great shape HERE
Just in: Taylor C713, 1ph air cooled made in 2012. Great shape HERE.  We also have 3 other Taylor C713’s, all air cooled. Good deals for great machines.
Two (2) TAYLOR Model 340 Frozen Beverage Machines (new in 2016) w Flavorburst. These individual unit go for over $12k brand new. Your price $5,490 for one, $10k for the pair. See single unit listing HERE and the 2 unit listing HERE
$6,990 3ph air cooled Taylor 2011 C723 COUNTER TOP. 2 units available see details HERE
$3,450 Perfect little Taylor made in 2011 low volume counter-top 115V single flavor machine. Perfect for small operations, catering, product development, etc. HERE 
Made in 2016 Small Taylor countertop $5,990  $5,490  HERE
FULL USED froyo Stores – Used machines plus brand new equipment packages. Call or email us. We can build the package to fit your exact needs and save you big time.
Like New Spaceman 6250H machines, 1 phase, air cooled. Made in 2017. VERY few pulls on these machines. These go for $12k new. Your price for barely used units is $7,500 with free shipping to 48 states. We also have made in 2016 units for $7k free shipping. Call us about multiple unit discounts. Details and pics HERE
Several Taylor C713, 3 ph WATER cooled were new in 2012, $4,990 plus shipping. HEREBuy 5 of these and get a BRAND new glycol chiller in the package for $29,900 and free shipping. Tough to beat this deal.
$25k Five (5) Taylor 791 Soft Serve Machines, 3ph water cooled. HERE
$35k plus shipping – FIVE (5) Taylor C713 soft serve machines (3ph water) package deal USED machines plus NEW Equipment (freezers, coolers, topping bars, sinks, racking and more). This deal can be customized up to 8 machines or down to 3 machines. This is a blend of used Taylor machines plus brand new equipment.These machines are perfect to open a self serve froyo store or do a Pinkeberry style “full serve” froyo store. Also great machines for a soft serve ice cream store. Don’t have 3 phase power, we can work out a similar type deal with 1 phase Stoelting F231 machines. See details HERE
New 2017, 1 phase, air cooled Taylor countertop soft serve machine plus flavor burst. $13,900 plus shipping. Pics and details HERE
$3,990 FREE shipping for Single flavo Taylor  model C709, 3 phase, air cooled. Make sure you have 3 phase power in your location before you buy this unit. Made in 2008, good working condition. HERE
$35k plus shipping – FIVE (5) Taylor C713 soft serve machines (3ph water) package deal USED machines plus NEW Equipment (freezers, coolers, topping bars, sinks, racking and more). This deal can be customized up to 8 machines or down to 3 machines. This is a blend of used Taylor machines plus brand new equipment.These machines are perfect to open a self serve froyo store or do a Pinkeberry style “full serve” froyo store. Also great machines for a soft serve ice cream store. Don’t have 3 phase power, we can work out a similar type deal with 1 phase Stoelting F231 machines. See details HERE
CUSTOMIZE your full self serve yogurt store package deal: Save big by going with a BLEND of USED machines and NEW equipment. As an example deal see our 3 Machine Package featuring used Stoelting F231 water cooled* machines. Plus: brand new POS system, new topping bar, new 2 door cooler and new 1 door freezer. Perfect package for small store or someone who wants to add ice cream or frozen yogurt to their existing business. Want more or fewer machines with this deal? Don’t want some of the items? Want furniture? No problem. Let’s talk. Want Taylor or Electrofreeze machines instead? Again, no problem. We will build the package around your needs. See the package details HERE
NOW AVAILABLE! USED/NEW package deal “blends”. Sometimes the best deals are a blend of USED machines (biggest savings) + NEW refrigeration, topping bars, etc. See 2 examples below. We can customize to fit your needs. 
 5 Stoelting F231 machines (1ph water) package deal USED plus NEW Equipment  HERE
Taylor C713’s, 3 phase, WATER cooled – $5,990 (made in 2012). Discounts on multiple units. Call or email us. Taylor 794s, (2011) 3 phase AIR cooled $6490, discounts on multiple units.
Stoelting F231’s, (new in 2013) 3 phase, AIR cooled, $6,990 free shipping. Discounts on multiple units.
Five Taylor model C713, 3ph water cooled, were new in 2012 with chiller included for $25k plus shipping.
Taylor C713’s, 3 phase, WATER cooled – $5,990 (made in 2012). Discounts on multiple units. Call or email us. Taylor 794s, (2011) 3 phase AIR cooled $6490, discounts on multiple units.
Stoelting F231’s, (new in 2013) 3 phase, AIR cooled, $6,990 free shipping. Discounts on multiple units.
Need more than one machine? Just ask as we do have multiple units available in certain models.
Or call us 877-817-5716



3 used taylor model c723 made in 2013 plus equipment $22,900

November 24th, 2019 by

3 used taylor model c723 machine package deal with equipment $22,900

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Used Taylor C723 Frozen Yogurt Machine




Nelson Dipping Cabinets – BD16DIP, BD12DIP, BD8DIP, BD6DIP,BD4DIP,HV

November 9th, 2018 by

Operating Condition for Nelson Model 12DIP. 16DIP, 12DIP-HV, 16DIP-HV

Nelson BD16DIP

Nelson BD16DIP


1 )  TO CHANGE TEMPERATURE SETTING

Press the “SET” key to display the current temperature set point, which will flash, then release the set key.

 

Use the UP & DOWN arrow keys to adjust to the new temperature set point.

 

Press and release the “SET” key to lock in the new temperature setting.

 

After about 10-15 seconds, the temperature control will display the current temperature.


2 )  INSTALLATION GUIDELINES

The Nelson visual display ice cream cabinets require a store temperature of 75 degrees (F) and 55% RH.

 

1.  The cabinets need to be installed with regard to moving air currents such as fans, air conditioning vents, or open doors.  Moving air around the cabinet will cause excessive frost buildup and may prevent the cabinet from achieving proper temperatures.

 

2.  The display cabinets must be located away from windows that would allow direct sunlight into the cabinet.

 

3.  The Nelson 12DIP-HV and 16DIP-HV require the compressor vents to be free and open on both the operator side(air intake) and the customer side (air exhaust).

 

BLOCKING THE CUSTOMER COMPRESSOR VENT WILL CA– USE THE COMPRESSOR TO OVERHEAT AND CA– USE POOR PERFORMANCE.

 

4.  The cabinets must be cleaned regularly to keep frost build-up to a minimum.  Nelson cabinets are all stainless steel interiors and the frost can be scraped off the sidewalls daily, reducing the need to completely empty the freezer for a total defrost.

 

EXCESSIVE FROST BUILD-UP WILL PREVENT THE DIPPING CABINET FROM ACHIEVING OPTIMUM TEMPERATURES

 

 

Nelson equipment must always be connected to a properly grounded electrical outlet per local electrical standards.

 

The cabinets, per NSF guidelines, should be caulked to the floor with an NSF-grade silicone sealant or the cabinet should have casters installed.


3 )  Trouble-Shooting guide.

 

I. Compressor does not start.

 

1. Check electrical supply to insure outlet is working properly.

 

2.  Check on/off switch located below the temperature display

 

3.  If compressor does not start and temperature display is on, then:

a.  verify integrity of wires into the temperature display.

b.  verify the integrity of the wiring from the temperature display to the compressor.

c.  verify the operation of the temperature control and the temperature probe. replace and/or repair as needed

4. check to verify compressor is not defective and replace if necessary.

 

II.  Cabinet is too cold

 

1.  Refer to the temperature-adjustment instructions and set the temperature to a higher number (warmer).  Generally, it is recommended that you do not adjust more than a couple of degrees at a time.

 

2.  If the compressor runs continuously and adjusting the temperature control to a higher (warmer) number does not cut off the compressor, then verify the integrity of the temperature control:

a.  verify the integrity of the wiring of the temperature control.

b.  verify the temperature control shuts off the compressor as required.

c.  verify the temperature control probe is seated adequately in the well above the                                compressor.  The probe should be inserted into the well about 12″ or 25-30 cm.

 

III.  Cabinet is too warm.

Before beginning work on a cabinet that is too warm, make sure the cabinet has been cleaned and defrosted and that the compressor air flow is not restricted in any way.

 

1.  Refer to the temperature-adjustment instructions and set the temperature to a lower number             (colder).  Generally, it is recommended that you do not adjust more than 2 degrees at a time.

 

2.  If compressor runs continuously and cabinet is too warm and temperature control is         functioning properly.

 

a. Check items 1 through 4 above under “Installation Guidelines” to make sure the                                   environment of the cabinet location is suitable.

 

b.  Check to insure that the condenser fan motor(s) are functioning properly.  Some units                  have 2 condenser fans and both must be working for proper operation.

 

c.  insure that the air flow over the compressor is not blocked or reduced by dirt or                          debris.  Compressor/condenser compartment must be kept clean.

 

If the conditions above are correct and the cabinet is still too warm, it will be necessary for a technician to check the integrity of the refrigeration system, which requires special tools and training.

IV.  Checking the refrigeration system:

All Nelson cabinets are equipped with a low-side access valve for charging the system and diagnostics of the refrigeration system.  All Nelson dipping cabinets use capillary tubes for control of the refrigeration flow.

 

DO NOT ADD A HIGH-SIDE VALVE TO THE SYSTEM.  IT CA– USES LEAKS AND BLEEDS TOO MUCH REFRIGERANT FROM THE SYSTEM.

 

Capillary Tube systems are somewhat critically charged and the high side valve should not be used.  All trouble-shooting can be determined from looking at the low side pressure reading.

 

1.  When operating properly, one should observe a cabinet temperature of approximately

0 DEG (F) or -18 DEG (C) and a low side temperature of approximately 12 psig +/- 2psi.

 

The suction line to the compressor should be cold but there should not be frost on the       compressor housing.  A slight glaze or frost on the suction line close to the compressor is ok.

 

2.  If the low side pressure is below 10 psig, then the system is short refrigerant and should be        checked for leaks.

 

3.  Particular attention should be paid the the cap on the low-side access valve and the sealing stem of the valve, particularly if the cabinet has sat without being used for an extended period of time.

 

4.  If the low side pressure is above 0 psig and below 10 psig, some refrigerant may have seeped out since the cabinet left the factory.  It is suggested that approximately 1 oz of R404a be added to the system.  After operating the unit for about 30 minutes, observe the low side pressure.  If it is still below 10 psig, then add 1 more oz of R404a.

 

5.  If the low side pressure is below 0 psig (running in a vacuum) then thoroughly check for leaks in the system.  If none are found, add refrigerant to the system and observe the low side pressure.

 

If the low side pressure does not increase with added refrigerant, (up to 12 oz. of R404a) but stays in a vacuum or near 0 psig, then most likely the capillary tube is plugged or the filer/drier is blocked.  Replace the filter drier, unblock the capillary tube, then recharge the system.

 

6.  If the low side pressure is above 12 psig, then slowly remove a small amount of refrigerant from the system until you achieve a balance of around 10-12 psig low side pressure and 0 (F) or -18 (C) temperatures in the cabinet.

 

7.  If the low side pressure is around 10-12 psig and the suction line is warm to touch and the freezer is too warm, then the compressor may be weak and need replacement.


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Used Stoelting F-431 – Frozen Yogurt Machine (Floor Model)

November 9th, 2018 by

SORRY, THIS HAS SOLD!


Used F-431used frozen yogurt machine model f-431
Only one machine left. These are not suited for a self serve operation. It is a
higher end, more expensive unit with a pump. It is suited for a full serve ice cream or yogurt store
where you sell by the serving – not by weight. It yields a fuller, lighter, more profitable product.
Stoelting F-431 – Less than 2 Years Old – Soft Serve / Frozen Yogurt Machine 
 
Single Phase, Air Cooled. Two Flavors and a Twist.

$9,700 Shipping to 48 states included. Price is firm. Cost $15K+ new.

F431 Stoelting Spec Sheet




Spec Sheet

November 4th, 2018 by

Ice Cream machine spec sheets – Taylor, Stoelting, Electro Freeze

Note: We cannot guarantee all of these spec sheets are completely up to date.

spec sheet Taylor 104 – Spec Sheet for Batch Ice Cream Freezer (104)
spec sheet Taylor 336 – Spec Sheet for Taylor Soft Serve Freezer (336)
spec sheet Taylor 432 – Spec Sheet for Taylor Frozen Beverage Freezer (432)
spec sheet Taylor 490 – Spec Sheet for Taylor Shake Freezer (490)
spec sheet Taylor 632 – Spec Sheet for Soft Serve Combination Freezer (632)
spec sheet Taylor 702 – Spec Sheet for Taylor Soft Serve Freezer (702)
spec sheet Taylor 741 – Spec Sheet for Taylor Soft Serve Single pump Freezer (741)
spec sheet Taylor 772 – Spec Sheet for Taylor two flavor Soft Serve Freezer (772)
spec sheet Taylor 791 – Spec Sheet for Taylor Soft Serve Freezer (791)
spec sheet Taylor 794 – Spec Sheet for Taylor Soft Serve Freezer (794)
spec sheet Taylor 8752 – Spec Sheet for Taylor single pump Soft Serve Freezer (8752)
spec sheet Taylor 8756 – Spec Sheet for Taylor twin pump Soft Serve Freezer (8756)
spec sheet Taylor C001 – Spec Sheet for Taylor Continuious Dispensing Custard Freezer (C001)
spec sheet Taylor C002 – Spec Sheet for Taylor Continuious Dispensing Custard Freezer (C002)
spec sheet Taylor C043 -Spec Sheet for Taylor Continuious Dispensing Custard Dispenser ( C 043 / C043 / C-043 )
spec sheet Taylor C122 – Spec Sheet for Taylors ( C122 / C 122 / C-122)
spec sheet Taylor C161 – Spec Sheet for Taylors ( C161 / C 161 / C-161 )
spec sheet Taylor C606 – Spec Sheet for Taylors ( C606 / C 606 / C-606 )
spec sheet Taylor C706 – Spec Sheet for Taylors ( C706 / C 706 / C-706 )
spec sheet Taylor C707 – Spec Sheet for Taylors ( C707 / C 707 / C-707 )
spec sheet Taylor C708 – Spec Sheet for Taylors ( C708 / C 708 / C-708 )
spec sheet Taylor C709 – Spec Sheet for Taylors ( C709 / C 709 / C-709 )
spec sheet Taylor C712 – Spec Sheet for Taylors ( C712 / C 712 / C-712 )
spec sheet Taylor C713 – Spec Sheet for Taylors ( C713 / C 713 / C-713 )
spec sheet Taylor C716 – Spec Sheet for Taylors ( C716 / C 716 / C-716 )
spec sheet Taylor C717 – Spec Sheet for Taylors ( C717 / C 717 / C-717 )
spec sheet Taylor C722 – Spec Sheet for Taylors ( C722 / C 722 / C-722 )
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8 Stoelting F-231 Used Frozen Yogurt Machines plus assorted Equipment – Full Store – UPDATED 2018*

August 1st, 2018 by

$1500 Flat Rate Shipping 48 States, Fully Insured, 100% Warranty Not sure if this is the right machine for you? Click HERE to get free machine comparison guide

Price: $21,500.00

 



 

This listing is a Package Deal with (8) Used Stoelting Single Phase (1 PHZ) water cooled 2013 frozen yogurt machines, (1) topping bar and (1) 3 bowl sink.

 

 

 

 

 




Seller paid over $140k for this equipment barely 1 year ago.Your price is $75,900 and we will pay up to $3500 in shipping costs out of our own pocket. In addition, you get a 90 day warranty fund of up to $2500 for any parts or service or training needed within the first 90 days the machines are put into operation. You have a 6 month window to get the machines into operation.

8-Stoelting F231-30912-ADI 3 phase, air cooled soft serve machines

2 terminal Sunrise POS system. (scales, printers froyo specific software)

True T-49 double door Fridge

True T-49 double door freezer

Cadco ½ convection oven

JBT-48 Buffet with sneezeguard (18 cold topping bar – stand alone)

JBT-36 Buffet with sneezeguard (12 cold topping bar – stand alone)

2 –Server Hot fudge dispensers

2- Eagle group 48inch prep tables

Star Waffle cone maker 8inch

Wadden – 24 flavor system

Metalfrio glass door display freezer for frozen pies 8.6 Cubic feet

18-  Rossetto wall mounted topping dispensers (6 sets of 3)

Furniture: paid about $6000.00 for all the furniture

2 custom booths, crimson red vinyl.

6 bar height werzalit top tables stone color

4@36 in dia

2@28 in dia

9 table height werzalit top tables stone color

28 in dia

36 – 3 slat metal ladder back chairs, frame finish, light silver..crimson red vinyl seats

24 – 3 slat metal ladder back bar stool, frame finish light silver, crimson red vinyl seats

Many other smallwares..

Topping bins, bins for the buffets, spoons,

4 boxes of 600 each, red 20 oz cups

2 boxes of 600 each, white 24 oz cups




February 3rd, 2018 by

Used Frozen Yogurt Machines – Good or Bad Idea?

Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt Machine Buyers Guide and Information


So… you want to add  soft serve ice cream or frozen yogurt, but starting to realize the machines aren’t cheap. Going new would be nice, but at an average cost of $15k for a two flavor machine you’re having second thoughts.

 

Hmm…doing the math, that is a lot of soft ice cream or frozen yogurt to sell before you achieve payback on the investment. So you start thinking about used and search google. This starts to give you a headache because there are so many choices, and you can’t tell what is a good deal and what isn’t. Or who you can trust not to sell you garbage.  You also need to make sure the machines are the right model for the type of store you want to open. This can be tricky. There are companies out there who rebuild older machines, but the catch is that they have old technologies. This can be a huge problem. I wouldn’t buy an older model (I draw the line at 10 years old, anything within 10 years old is still a relatively new machine in machine years – they last a long time) machine for many reasons –  higher electrical requirements, no refrigerated hoppers and  a host of other problems. But these guys who rebuild machines won’t be up front about how old the machines are, and if you don’t know how to figure that out, you can be taken for a ride.

 

We all know that Frozen Yogurt machines can be expensive. In my opinion, the better road to take is to buy a good quality used machine if you are able to get one. You must make sure you buy it from a reputable dealer. Buying from individuals is taking a much bigger risk because most of them are interested in selling you the machine they own as quickly as possible. This means they won’t really be offering what you work best for your business and your customers. Individual sellers also don’t properly represent what they have, because most don’t even know the specs of their own machines! Buying from Craigslist or Ebay, is also very risky. At TurnKey Parlor, we will help walk you through the machine that makes most sense for your business AND your budget.

 

Two things that can help:

 

1) Download our free soft serve machine comparison guide HERE

 

2) Sign-up for our Used Equipment update list below, so you’ll receive a weekly email with the latest and greatest used machines each time our used inventory is updated.




Soft Serve Machines – Electrical Things You Need To Know About

November 5th, 2017 by

Soft Serve Machines – Electrical Things

You Need To Know About

 

Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt Machine Buyers Guide and Information

 

110/115V (volts) vs. 208/230V (volts)

99% of soft serve machines are 208/230 volt. You can’t just plug them into a standard outlet.
You will need to have an electrician wire them to make sure it’s done properly. You are essentially manufacturing ice cream quickly, and that requires higher level electrical power than a standard ice cream dipping freezer or blender for example.

A handful of lower volume/capacity machines with 115 volt electrical do exist. These machines will plug into a standard outlet. But keep in mind these are VERY light duty machines. You only want to go with a 115v machine if you simply don’t have any other choice. 115V machines are only made in single flavor. In other words, since they are low power, low capacity, they can only handle one flavor. You won’t find a good quality two flavor with a twist machine that is made with 115v power and a standard plug. If you find machines on the market that advertise 110V power, with 2 flavors, run the other way. We know of these machines, and they aren’t very good.

60HZ vs 50HZ

All machines manufactured in the USA are 60HZ, matching the country’s electrical frequency, which is 60 HZ. Machines manufactured for many international countries are 50HZ. WARNING: If you are an international buyer (outside of the USA) please make sure your country uses 60HZ electricity (also known as 60 cycle or 50 cycle). If your country is runs on a 50HZ electrical frequency, you won’t be able to buy used machines from the USA. You will be limited to buying new USA machines. If you are totally confused, please call us before you make any purchase. In the most basic terms, if your country’s electrical frequency is 60HZ, you are in luck, because you can take advantage of our great deals on used machines.

Single phase vs Three phase

All locations have single phase power (aka 1PH), but they may not have three phase power. Most commercial locations typically have 3 phase power (aka 3PH) . Older buildings normally don’t have 3 phase power. Machines come in either 1PH or 3PH. So if you aren’t sure if your location has 3 phase power, you may not be able to use a 3 phase machine. You can always use a single phase machine.

Why do 3 phase power machines exist? 3 phase power is a little less expensive to run as far as electrical usage. Three phase machines also run on less amps. So if your electrical service is low amps, you might be better off with 3 phase machines (again, assuming you have 3PH in the building) Three phase won’t save you that much when you are running only a couple of machines, but when you are running a lot of machines, it can help reduce your electric bill.

In certain situations, a customer’s location might not have 3 phase power in the electrical box, but there is 3 phase power in the building, so it may not cost that much to have an electrician put 3 phase in the breaker box. This is one situation where you might say, “that’s a great deal for that 3 phase machine, and it’s only $500 to have the electrician wire 3 phase into our electrical box, so let’s do it. But again, remember, putting 3 phase in the panel is only going to be a low cost deal if there is 3 phase coming into the building off the outside power company electrical pole.If there isn’t 3 phase power connected to the building to begin with, then forget about 3 phase machines. It could cost $15 to $20k to bring 3 phase into a building. In this situation, just understand that you are limited to single phase machines. So the simple question to ask the landlord or electrician is: DO I HAVE 3 PHASE IN MY LOCATION?

For more information on buying a soft serve ice cream machine, feel free to download our FREE Soft Serve Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Machine FREE Buying Guide.

 

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If you have questions about soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt machines, feel free to give us a call. We sell all the major brands new and used. 877-817-5716




Buying a New vs. Used Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine

August 18th, 2017 by

Buying a New vs. Used Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine

Soft Serve machines are expensive. There is no way around that fact. In my opinion, the better road to take is to buy a good quality used machine if you can get your hands on one. Just make sure you buy it from a reputable dealer. Buying from individuals is taking a bigger risk because most of them are interested in selling you the machine they own, so they aren’t necessarily offering what you work best for your business and your customers. Buying from Ebay or Craiglist, is also very risky. At TurnKey Parlor, we will help walk you through the machine that makes most sense for your business AND your budget.

To learn more about machines, get our FREE Soft Serve Machine BUYING GUIDE!  E-mailed to you instantly.

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To learn more about machines, get our FREE Soft Serve Machine BUYING GUIDE!  E-mailed to you instantly.