Dima Steam Cooker-Stretcher DM18/350/CIP

The DM18/350/CIP manufactured by Dima is a steam cooker-stretcher for cooking, stretching, and kneading pasta filata types of cheeses. With a fully-insulated triple wall vat, the DM18/350/CIP allows for indirect heating of the cheese mass and has a production capacity adjustable up to 350 kg/cycle – 1.400 kg/h.

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Cooking and stretching of any type of “pasta filata” cheese, particularly suited for cheese with medium low humidity content, like pizza-cheese, provolone, scamorza, analogue mozzarella. Macchine prearranged for automatic C.I.P. clearing. Production capacity adjustable up to 350 kg/cycle – 1.400 kg/h.

The steam cooker-stretcher is specially designed for the cooking, stretching and kneading of “pasta filata” cheeses.

Consisting of a fully insulated triple wall vat, in which can circulate both hot water and steam, allowing the indirect heating of the cheese mass. Furthermore the direct steam injection through multiple poppet injectors positioned on the inner tank walls, ensures to diffuse the steam intensively, striking directly the cheese mass and thus allowing to reduce the cooking time, to guarantee a homogenous quality product and to increase the yield.

Then the action of the two counter-rotating augers of large diameter, with cutting and contrast tools, at adjustable speed, allows to cut the curd during the loading and moving phase and subsequently to stretch and knead the cheese mass that becomes rich of fibers, an obligatory feature for mozzarella, analogue mozzarella and pizza-cheese.

The duration of the working cycle, the cooking temperature and the auger rotation speed are all adjustable parameters, depending on the product to be produced and on the applied technology. When stretching is completed the product is discharged through a special product exit door.

The cooking-stretching machine is made entirely of AISI 304 stainless steel, the parts in contact with the product are treated with Teflon certified for the food industry.


  • Fully-insulated triple wall vat
  • Direct steam injection through multiple poppet injectors
  • Adjustable cooking temperature and auger rotation speed
  • Production capacity up to 350 kg/cycle – 1.400 kg/h
  • Machine is made entirely of AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Teflon-certified inner layer

Basic Options


  • Automatic water dosing system
  • Automatic system for weighing of ingredients
  • Control panel for PLC control with automatic control software and touch screen
  • Transport system with double auger to feed the moulder
  • Version made entirely of 316 stainless steel
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