Because of the high demand for sushi, and its ever-increasing popularity, many restaurants are choosing to use a sushi machine. The high demand for sushi means that although people can make sushi at home, more people are finding sushi in their local supermarket, their Specialty Asian food store, and their local campus cafeteria.
It is true that making sushi at home for yourself can be very satisfying. You have your own choice of ingredients based on your personal preference of vegetables and fish. It is also relatively easy to make sushi rolls. You mix short grain rice with sushi vinegar or sweetened rice vinegar, place it onto a nori seaweed sheet, add a little of your choice ingredients, then make it into a roll and slice it into rounds. There are even sushi maker molds which allow a person to shape their sushi like Hello Kitty, or flowers and bears, or triangles and squares.
It can be fun and rewarding to make sushi rolls for a party of friends or for an evening at home. There are so many different options to choose from in preference to taste and shapes. The experience can be thrilling and fun.
On the other hand, if you make sushi for a living, or own a sushi restaurant, sushi can become a demanding experience. It is much easier to make a few sushi rolls by hand for yourself or a small group of friends than it is to make numerous sushi rolls all day long for a specialty restaurant..
The sushi machine was invented for this reason. Sushi machines, also known as robots, have become a favorite in the sushi restaurant business. There are many different types of machines and sizes of machines to choose from. There are some large industrial sized machines, and some machines which fit perfectly in a small counter space. Some machines make rice balls, so that you so not have to mold and shape them yourself. They can also change the shape of the rice just by changing the shape mold in the machine.
There is a mixer machine as well, which conveniently mixes the rice and rice vinegar so you do not have to. Mixing the rice and vinegar may seem like the easiest part of the sushi making process, however, it is actually the most physically demanding part of the job and this machine is very convenient for those efforts.
Also, there is a sushi machine, or robot, which will slice the sushi roll for you. So all you have to do is let the mixer robot mix the rice and sweetened rice vinegar, allow the mold machine to form rice balls, wrap the roll in nori, and then put it in the slicer for perfectly shaped sushi rolls. Although it may not seem like these robots are necessary to the regular sushi eater, to the sushi bar owner the sushi machine is very beneficial to have around.