The CL20 and CL40
The Robot Coupe veg prep machines start with the CL20 and the CL40, small tabletop machines, suitable for producing food for between 20 and 80 people a day.
The difference between them is quite subtle – but it boils down to the fact that the CL20 can slice, ripple cut, grate and julienne, whereas the CL40 can also dice and do french fries. This is dictated by the number of different blade types the two machines can take.
Both are single phase and single speed.
Next up are three machines all named CL50 – the Gourmet, the Ultra and the plain old CL50. These machine can make up to 400 meals a day.
The CL50 and CL50 Ultra are essentially the same machine, but the Ultra has a stainless steel base.
Both are single or three phase, can be bought with one or two speeds (you need to specify which you need) and both have the option of adding Robot Coupe’s mashed potato accessory. Both can be bought in single or two speed versions. You use different speeds depending on the job, with some veg you need a slower speed to get the best quality cut.
Both can fit a special mashed potato accessory, which allows you to make, rather surprisingly, mashed potato.
Robot Coupe now offer a special edition: ‘Pizza’ which comes with four discs you need to create the perfect pizza.
The Gourmet is designed to do Brunoise (small diced) veg and waffle cut – an amazing cut that creates a textured, holed look to veg. Because of the demands of these two cuts the machine is only one speed and single phase. But it comes with the special blades for Brunoise and Waffle cuts – but if you want to do other cuts – it can fit all 55 cutting discs Robot Coupe offer – whereas the CL50 and CL50 Ultra can fit 50 of the 55 on offer.
Finally in the countertop range there is the CL52.
This has all the same settings as the CL50, but has an extra 2 litres of capacity, which allows you to prepare veg for up to 600 meals a day of 250kg of veg an hour. It is available in 1 or 3 phase, 1 or 2 speed and can fit a mashed potato accessory and 50 of Robot Coupe’s 55 blade sets. It has a larger feed tube and a clever extra feed tube for uniform cutting of longer veg.