Clean-Flow® Blanchers for pasta, rice & vegetables called “The best in the world” by Mr. Tops in Belgium.
Easy-Flow™ Continuous Coolers cool most pastas or diced vegetables in 30 seconds or less.
Vapor-Flow® Rotary Drum Steam Blanchers that are 1/4 the size of steam belts and achieve uniform results.
Chill-Flow™ Rotary Drum Pouch Coolers that can cool pizza sauce, soups and more 40% faster than belt coolers.
Pressure-Flow® Continuous Cookers can reduce rice and dry bean cook times from 20 and 45 minutes down to 8 min.
Lyco Rotary Drum Wastewater Screens (.020″) are the most effective in the world with No Fail Running Rings.
Micro Drum Liquid / Solid Separation Screens (.008″) remove 30% more solids than .020″ screens.
Clean-Flow® Blanchers / Cookers came to market in 2007 and they are called that because depending upon the product they run, they are cleaned-up in minutes compared to the many hours for competitive designs. This allows faster change-over.
They are called “The best pasta, rice and vegetable cookers in the world!” because they contain patented water agitation that breaks up heavy dense loads of product and keeps them separated and suspended in motion so each particle of food is treated exactly the same way.
Spaghetti to filled pastas are uniformly and thoroughly cooked. Sticking and clumping are totally eliminated which increases yield by as much 10-15% compared batch cook-quench-chill systems or older rotary drum blancher designs. They are used in our continuous (not batch) Cook / Quench / Chill system which is far superior to batch systems.
Clean-Flow® Blanchers save labor, water, energy and reduce maintenance cost to nearly zero — after years of running.
We make 30″, 40″ and 50″ diameter models. CONTACT US to run your products in our Laboratory and we’ll show you what perfect quality looks like!
In 2017 we installed a CONTINUOUS PRESSURE-FLOW® COOKER operating system in our laboratory. It includes: A Feed Conveyor, Soak Tanks, Dewatering Belt, Pump Line, a Screen, a 30″ Pressure Cooker and a Vibrating Dewatering unit (not shown).
We have run hundreds of successful tests on dry beans, rice and more. Every food processor who has seen the line run has been very impressed. One called it a “GAME CHANGER that will be the way we process dry beans in the future.”
Dry Beans are pre-soaked for 2 to 4 hours and fed into the Pressure Cooker where they are fully cooked in 6 to 8 minutes. The result is IQF Quality product and retorting is not necessary. A major processing step eliminated for dry beans.
Rice is cooked to perfection in 5 to 8 minutes, is pure white, has the right texture, and holds more starch which increases recovery. Every customer who has seen the process has been impressed.
The Founder and Owner of Lyco Manufacturing has been developing innovative food processing machinery for 50 years. We are experienced with vegetables, pasta, rice and dry beans. We’re experts at blanching, atmospheric cooking, continuous pressure cooking, cooling, and cooling pouches of many different liquids.
Our machines are developed in the United States, but have been sold around the world. We have equipment running successfully in Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, and India. In Europe, we have machines in the U.K., Ireland, Scotland, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, France, Spain, Austria, Russia and the Dominican Republic.
Our primary efforts are in Europe because our heating and cooling lines are superior to anything that is offered there. Our rotary drum blancher / cookers operate with steam heat as well as water saving hundreds feet of belts. They are also combination Cookers and Coolers saving space. We also use them for pasteurizing and cooling. Another model cools pouches of soup.
Our latest cooker development is called Clean-Flow® with guaranteed uniform products and clean-up rapidly and have been called “The best machines in the world for cooking, pasta, rice and vegetables”.