Cooking during Christmas can be a daunting prospect. One of the biggest challenges with any Christmas meal is timing. When dealing with so many ingredients, it can be difficult to know what the best order of preparing and cooking is. A common issue many people find, especially during Christmas, is some parts of a meal being fresher and hotter than others. Without correct timing and preparation, any meal can succumb to being over-cooked or under-cooked when it comes to being served.

One simple way to improve the chances of cooking the perfect Christmas meal is to prepare in advance. Instead of chopping up vegetables whilst the rest of the food is in the oven, save valuable time by using fresh-cut, pre-prepared vegetables. Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, potatoes and parsnips are all available to buy at most grocery stores as pre-prepared, fresh-cut produce. Saving valuable time preparing vegetables, means more time can be spent with family and friends. The biggest advantage of using fresh-cut vegetables is the speed and convenience, perfect for such a busy occasion as Christmas.

M&P Engineering is an industry leading manufacturer and supplier of food processing and packaging equipment to food production sites across the globe.

M&P’s new food processing machinery has fresh cut in mind. New technology is constantly being developed and improved to meet the ever-increasing demand for fresh fruit and vegetables ready to eat. New to M&P is the Carousel Grid Cutting Machine. The versatile machine is able to cut fruit and vegetables into fries, batons, wedges, petals and slices, and can produce up to 4,800 pieces per hour.

In addition, M&P is also home to the world-renowned onion peeling machine. M&P Engineering’s large onion peeler uses self-adjusting knife assemblies to top, tail and peel onions between 45mm to 115mm diameter. The onion peeler also uses air compressors to remove the outer skin, helping to maintain optimum appearance throughout the peeling process. To find out more, call us on +44(0)161 872 8378 or contact us here.