Laitram Machinery's CoolSteam® technology dramatically and permanently changed the way the world cooks seafood with its patented low temperature, forced convection cooking. Decades of research and development and in-plant seafood processing experience validates this time-tested, proven technology.
With more than 150 CoolSteam® systems in place worldwide, processors are realizing significant profits through improved yield results, enhanced product quality, increased energy efficiency (savings), and greater product safety.
The Laitram Machinery CoolSteam® Technology uses a forced convection method. In this process, a low-temperature mixture of air and steam is constantly circulated inside the chamber, distributing heat efficiently and uniformly. Product is cooked, blanched or pasteurized consistently using less steam than traditional methods, and maintaining high quality products.
Products cooked using the CoolSteam® Technology maintain a lower internal temperature, so the outside of the product does not become overcooked. As a result, more of the product’s natural moisture is retained and texture, taste and appearance are superior.
The Laitram CoolSteam® Cooking System handles a wide variety of products including, but not limited to, shrimp, crab, lobster, and mussels.
The Laitram CoolSteam® Cooking Feed System continuously and evenly feeds and measures high volumes of raw, debris-free product to the CoolSteam® Cooker.
Standard Feed System Configuration
Laitram Machinery’s Process Control System for the CoolSteam Cooking System provides processors with reliable information, allowing fast and easy error detection that simplifies operations, while producing significant cost savings. Each Process Control System is customized to your specific system requirements.
"I have been very pleased with the purchase of our Laitram CoolSteam® Cooker. Compared to our conventional cooker, the Laitram produced 2% higher yield, 50% savings in fuel, and overall a more consistent cooking process. It is extremely reliable and cooks the shrimp perfect every time, giving us peace of mind. Laitram has been an excellent business partner and we look forward to working with them in the future."
Sandhya Aqua Exports Pvt. Ltd.
"In year 2003, Vietfoods invested in two Laitram CoolSteam® Cookers which had yield performance and quality of cooked products greatly satisfying us. In year 2011, we invested two more Laitram Cookers."
Pham Ngoc Truyen
"The Laitram CoolSteam® Cooker provides a more uniform and controllable cooking temperature that assures compliance with existing regulations without compromising cook yield or product quality."
University of Florida