For a HT2 Dispenser- allow overnight heating before checking the temperature of the sauce for greater accuracy. Be sure the lid and valve guard are in place. If the lid and valve guard are not in place, heat can quickly escape the inside of the dispenser. Next, remove the lid from the dispenser and remove the valve from the bag of sauce. Insert a sanitized thermometer directly into the bag of sauce to check the temperature. It’s important to note that the thermometer on the side of the Gehl’s HT2 Single, Dual & APS show internal temperature of DISPENSER ONLY.
For a Gehl's 2.0 Dispenser- allow 2 hours heating before checking the temperature of the sauce. The Gehl’s 2.0 digital thermometer display is visible under the lid on the front-left of the dispenser. The digital thermometer displays the temperature of the product. To confirm the digital display is correct, remove the lid from the dispenser and remove the bag of sauce. Set the bag on a hard, flat surface with the valve pointing upward. Push on the flat side of the valve to slide it open. Insert a sanitized thermometer directly into the bag and into the sauce.
Gehl's sauces are shelf-stable for one year (12 months) from the date of production, no refrigeration required - production dates are printed on each bag of sauce. Unopened bags of sauce should be stored at room temperature and never frozen.
Typical hold times for heated cheese sauce in the dispenser are 5 days for yellow sauces, 3 days for white sauces and 7 days for chili. These hold times begin as soon as cheese has been heated above room temperature. Questions? Call Gehl's Customer Service at 1-800-521-2873.
If storing, first re-seal the bag of sauce with the original cap. Sauces may be held in refrigeration for up to 7 days between temperatures of 38oF and 42oF. Please note: when prepping sauce for refrigeration, it must be cooled rapidly to 70oF in two hours or less and to 40oF within four hours.
The shelf life for an opened #10 can is 7 days as long as it’s refrigerated.
For best results, sauce should be re-heated rapidly and this cannot be achieved in the dispenser. Sauces should reach 165 degrees in two hours or less. Gehl's recommends re-heating the bag of sauce in a steamer, warming drawer or hot water bath (do not boil). Please note: Gehl's sauces can only be cooled and re-heated one time for proper food safety. It is strongly recommended that sauce be kept warm in the dispenser 24 hours per day for food safety. Removing product from the dispenser frequently is not advised and will not increase the life of the sauce.