Tabletop tumbler machines are very common in restaurants and butcher shops around the world.  These small machines are depended upon to handle a daily workload that is too small to justify a bigger machine.  The capacity ranges up to 40 pounds and if you’re doing back-to-back daily, then you should consider a bigger machine.

Important factors that you should consider when considering your new tabletop tumbler machines are maintenance cycles, parts cost, locality, warranties, and certifications.  Although some companies say that they are UL or CE certified, ask them for the certificate!  Many foreign machines will try to circumvent the rules to sell a cheaper product, but as the old saying goes, buyer-be-ware.

There’s also the pump component that needs attention.  The vacuum pump of choice is the Busch vacuum pump because it’s reliable, tested and reputable.  There are other motors that compete, but you won’t find the kind of durability that you’ll get from Busch vacuum pump.

Lastly, always remember that while you don’t have to spend a lot to get quality products, stay away from cheap products – and if you’re going to buy it used call the manufacturer to see if they have any records of the machine and let them know you have a machine.

Wishing you all the best in your next purchase.

About the Promax Tabletop Tumbler

Our TM series of tabletop tumbler machines are very compact and are ideal for restaurants, small meat operations, and most testing facilities. Our machines are durable with a stainless steel frame and transparent ultra-thick composite lid. They are built to last with minimal maintenance cycles and easy cleaning applications.

With our “easy mesh” drive system, the drum can quickly be removed from the base for convenient loading and cleaning. The removable tumbling fins, along with the highly polished internal surface, makes the clean-up process quick and effective. Standard features include an analog vacuum gauge, liquid trap separator, removable one-piece gasket and built in vacuum pump.

The variable speed drive allows the operator to adjust the speed of the drum for optimal results. With our unique pivoting vacuum valve located on the lid, there is no need to disconnect the vacuum hose prior to tumbling. The goal when designing our tabletop series was to incorporate as many features as are normally only seen on larger vacuum tumblers.

Getting started with the tumbler is simple! Just follow the following steps:

  • Step One: Load your product and liquid into the drum.
  • Step Two: Clamp down the lid.
  • Step Three: Hook up the hose and turn on the vacuum.
  • Step Four: Set timer for desired tumble time.
  • Step Five: Once desired vacuum level is reached, shut off vacuum switch and close valve on the lid (no need to remove vacuum hose).
  • Step Six: Turn on tumbling motor and adjust the speed of rotation.
  • Step Seven: Set the time cycle and the process is complete.