Baking Consistency is highly desired by Industrial Bakers, as well as my old Gran. Taste, texture and time were all critical to her, but nothing ruined her apple tart or shortbread bake was a dark sign of scorching, or worse, a pasty undercooked ghost of perfect article. So daunting was this task that my mother was reluctant to even try and compete, Enter the Industrial "Home" Bake.
Today, we can manage 100 metre long continuous ovens with process controls that both measure the colour of the bake, as well as adjust speed and temperature. Typically however these bespoke installations don't adhere to international standards.
Enter the Konica Minolta Colorimeter BC-10.
Global food brands require consistency not over months of production, but over many plants in many countries. Globalisation offers a known version of your favourite burger any where in the world, and the price for this is standardisation.