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Ready to add a kettle to your operation, but aren’t sure whether to buy new or used? Regardless of your choice, a processing kettle or tank, along with its agitator unit and drive assembly, is a major equipment expense for any food processing operation.

Most food processors choose to buy a brand-new vessel when it’s time to expand. Understanding what factors to consider when weighing the purchase of a new vs. used kettle can help clarify the decision.