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Chocolate Tools, Equipment & Ingredients

Information on essential tools, equipment and supplies for making chocolate at home. Includes articles on chocolate-making machines, chocolatier tools, chocolate candy molds, and essential ingredients such as cacao pods, powder, cacao butter and even cacao trees!

What is Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder vs Natural Cocoa Powder?

what is dutch processed cocoa powder

Curious about dutched cocoa and what it’s about? In this article, chocolatier Simon Knott explains what is dutch processed cocoa powder, and how it compares to natural cocoa. As a chocolate enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of dutch-processed or dutched cocoa. If you’ve been wondering what is dutch processed cocoa compared to regular cocoa, then you’re […]

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What Chocolate Is Good For Melting? How to Choose the Best Melting Chocolate for Your Needs

What Chocolate Is Good For Melting

Need help choosing which melting chocolate to use? In this article, we discuss what chocolate is good for melting, whether you’re setting up a fountain, making fondue, sauces or coating fillings. If you’re making chocolate fondue, sauces, molding, coating fillings or setting up a chocolate fountain, then you need the best melting chocolate for the

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Is a Tempering Machine for Chocolate Really Worth It?

tempering machine for chocolate

Thinking about a tempering machine for chocolate, but not sure if it’s worth it? Professional chocolatier Simon Knott explains what temperers do, who should (and shouldn’t) get one, and recommends a couple of excellent chocolate tempering machines. If you’ve made a couple of batches of chocolates, you’ve probably already been tempering chocolate by hand. Some

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What are the Best Chocolate Panning Machines for Home Use?

chocolate panning machines

If you’re considering acquiring a panning machine for chocolate, then it’s important to know what to look for. Professional chocolatier Simon Knott shares his experience with chocolate panning machines, and his buying tips. As a serious chocolate-making hobbyist or semi-professional working on your chocolate business from home, you may have considered whether to take the

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