Premium commercial food equipment manufacturer Hobart has announced Deborah St. Clair from Carota’s Pizza in Augusta, Kentucky as the winner of its annual custom-designed mixer giveaway. The giveaway was held at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas in March.

St. Clair, owner of Carota’s Pizza, won a Hobart Legacy+ HL662 pizza dough mixer (valued at $35,000) that featured a martial art “DoughJo” design, complete with dragons and pizza slices. The Legacy+ HL662 mixer features the Hobart-exclusive VFDadvantage that provides high torque, low RPM speed for mixing continuous batches of pizza dough. Shift-on-the-Fly™ allows operators to gain productivity by making speed changes while the mixer is in operation, while a soft start technology gradually ramps up mixing to reduce ingredient splash-out and protect the motor.

The company designed its Legacy+ HL662 pizza mixer to meet the needs of even the most demanding operations and to improve productivity. This maximum heavy-duty 60-quart machine offers as much as 30 percent more mixing capacity in the same size bowl, depending on the application — so pizza makers can do more.

The Hobart-exclusive PLUS System is behind the performance of the Legacy+ HL662 pizza mixer and is composed of three leading technologies. The mixer’s consistent mixing and ability to drive power to the bowl is the result of the Hobart VFDadvantage, while extreme-duty wiring and connections provide maximum capacity overheat protection and manage the mixer’s power. The reinforced planetary shaft drives more power into the bowl for greater output.