QUESTION: What are the differences between the Mini Rev (formerly Revolation 1) and the Rev2 (Revolation 2) tempering machines?
ANSWER: The Mini Rev is a light-duty machine and it is best suited for occasional use. The Rev2 is a commercial machine and is well suited for frequent use, it is perfect for small to medium sized businesses. The Rev2 also has the following features that the Mini Rev does not:
Bowl pause (stops bowl rotation for 90 seconds to allow dipping)
Overnight mode (keep melted chocolate in the bowl for extended periods of time, heater cycles between 100F-85F while rotating the bowl intermittently)
Digital temperature display (shows current temperature, without using a thermometer)
Manual temperature adjustment (allows you to adjust melt and temper temperatures to your needs. With the Mini Rev, you must use the default melt and temper settings and use chocolate that will work within those temps).
Temper 2 feature (brings chocolate up to temper point, drops down a few degrees and brings the temp back up - for perfect temper conditions).