Robot Coupe has introduced an R-Mix function as standard on a number of the machines in its vertical cutter mixer range. R-Mix - meaning reverse-mixing - makes it possible to add delicate foodstuffs such as chopped dried fruit or chocolate pieces to a processed mix such as dough, while keeping them whole.

The machines can be used for specialist pastries, breads, desserts and confections, meat and vegetable pie fillings, sausages, and terrines.

Cost: model R4VV £1,524