36″ Cooker-Cooler

This conveniently-sized combination blancher/cooker-coolers is perfect for blanching and cooling pasta, rice, and vegetables. Lyco Cooker-Coolers feature a single CIP System that cleans both hot and cold zones, with easy access to cylinders and tanks. Our combination cooker/coolers have lower maintenance costs and take up much less room than two separate machines and a conveyor in-between.

Suggested Applications:
Pasta, Dry Beans, Proteins, Vegetables, Rice, Potatoes & Fragile Products

Pressure-Flow® Changes The Way Dry Beans And Rice Are Being Processed — It’s A Game Changer

We have a fully functional Pressure Cooker in our Lab. Send us your product and see for yourself the quality that comes out. Fully cooked dry beans or perfect white rice!

  • DRY BEAN PROCESSING
  • Temperature 200°F to 250°F
  • Presoak, Then Cooks in 6 to 8 minutes
  • Achieves 67% to 71% Moisture Level
  • IQF Quality, Texture, Higher Yields
  • Eliminate Retorting, a Major Savings
  • Millions of Gallons Less Water Used
  • Less Waste and Water to Discharge
  • Major Reduction in Footprint
  • RICE PROCESSING
  • Temperature 200°F to 250°F
  • Cooks Between 5 and 8 Minutes
  • Produces Pure White Rice
  • 10% Yield Improvement
  • Greatly Reduced Damage
  • Major Reduction in Water Usage
  • Less BOD, COD & TKN
  • Major Reduction in Footprint

Easy-Flow™

Lyco has revolutionized cooling particulate food items with a new design called Easy-Flow™. Traditionally certain pasta product
took 12 minutes to cook, but they could be cooled to 40F in 6 minutes,This machine is made in a single, 2, 3, and 4 zones. Each zone submerges and mixes product in cold well water (55°F.) or chilled (33°F.) water where it rapidly discharges heat. The machine will handle any particulate food shapes. The first stage can cool most products from 200°F to below 70°F in under 10 seconds. A second stage cools product to 55°F, and the third stage brings product temperature down to 40°F or below. This is a tremendous improvement in food safety and productivity.

Pressure-Flow® Cookers Are Changing the Way Dry Beans and Rice Are Being Processed in the United States! It’s a Game Changer. Visit Us and See It Run!

The Pressure-Flow® machine was specifically designed to hydrate, par-cook or fully cook dry beans, grains and other particulates, offering processors a continuous first-in/first-out pressure cooker.

Clean-Flow®

Clean-Flow® Blanchers were developed in 2007 to address the need for faster sanitation cleanup time so that prepared meal operations could run many different products in a day. All of our Clean-Flow designs feature Hydro-Flow® agitation, which  guarantees a uniform process. You’re able to achieve a much higher quality product because every food item receives the same treatment. Under and over-cooking of pasta is eliminated. Losses from sticking and clumping are totally eliminated which  increases recovery 10% to 15%  compared to European cook-quench-chill systems.

Clean-Flow designs have an auger with a wedge wire screen underneath the auger located between 3:00 and 9:00 o’clock which contains product between the auger flights. For cleaning, the screen is driven by a large gear which rotates it 360° exposing the inside and outside as the auger turns at the same time. Spray manifolds swiftly clean the screen and auger. Lyco has Clean-Flow machines in North America, England, Ireleand, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Finland. This design has been called “The best pasta and rice cooker in the world!”

Lyco designed a revolutionary method of cooling called “Easy-Flow” which follows behind the Blancher. This machine cools most pasta shapes bringing the temperature down from 200° to 40°F in less than 30 seconds. That is productivity.

Cooker-Cooler

Combination blancher/cooker-coolers were first designed in 1995 for blanching and cooling pasta, rice and vegetables. The basic process differences between a blancher, cooker or pasteurizer are retention times and operating temperatures. Lyco Cooker-Coolers have the option of doors in the cylinders and clean-in-place manifolds in the cover, the open center flights, and the tank sides. Our combination cooker/coolers have lower maintenance costs and take up much less room than two separate machines and a conveyor in between. The single CIP System cleans both hot and cold zones. Save major floor space with this design.

Iceberg

Process a wide variety of foods from pasta and dry beans to vegetables within a compact footprint — only 6 feet x 6 feet x 8 feet tall. Pre-cools in seconds ahead of freezing. The Iceberg works on all particulate foods and can handle up to 30,000 pounds per hour.

Rotary Drum Blancher

Since 1985 Lyco Mfg. has been the most innovative company in the food industry. Our blanchers, cookers and coolers are the most advanced, state-of-the-art machines in the world. We’ve increased capacity, reduced process times, and eliminated under-cooking and over-cooking and reduced cooling times by 40% in rotary drum machines. Lyco designs use less energy, less water and produce higher quality in a smaller footprint.

Pasta and Rice can be cooled from 200° to 40°F in less than 30 seconds with our newest EASY-FLOW COOLERS.

Clean-Flow®

Clean-Flow® Blanchers were developed in 2007 to address the need for faster sanitation cleanup time so that prepared meal operations could run many different products in a day. The Clean-Flow in Place System can clean over 98% by itself. All Clean-Flow designs feature Hydro-Flow® agitation, which  guarantees a uniform process. You’re able to achieve a much higher quality product because every food item is individually treated gently. Under- and over-cooking of pasta is eliminated. Losses from sticking and clumping are totally eliminated which increases recovery 10% to 15%  compared to European cook-quench-chill systems or batch kettle systems.

Clean-Flow designs have an auger with a wedge wire screen located underneath the auger from 3:00 to 9:00 o’clock which contains product between the auger flights during operation. For cleaning, the screen is driven by a large gear which rotates it 360° around the auger. Spray manifolds swiftly clean both sides of the screen and auger. Lyco machines are robust and made to very exacting tolerances, which result in very low maintenance, very high reliability and a higher return on investment. It has literally been called the best pasta, rice and vegetable blancher in the world!

Rice

Lyco has 50 years of experience atmospherically cooking and cooling rice and dry bean products to volumes as high as 15,000 PPH.

In 2016 we launched a revolutionary new continuous pressure cooker called “Pressure-Flow®”. Cook times for dry beans are reduced from 30-60 minutes down to 6 to 8 minutes. Rice  cooking times are reduced from 18 to 20 minutes to 5 to 8 minutes under pressure. There are many other benefits to continuous cooking under pressure that we can show you with a complete production line in our laboratory. Send us your dry beans or rice and we can demonstrate those results to you. We are changing the way those two products will be run in the future. Call us at 1-920-623-4152 for an appointment to run your products.