Revisiting Peeling Potatoes with Steam - Steam Culture

Tomorrow (August 19, 2017) is National Potato Day so we are revisiting an episode we did in 2015 that looked at peeling potatoes with Steam!

Brent LOVES potato chips and steam, of course. Today, we will learn how steam boilers helps factories peel potatoes. Using a unique property of steam, manufacturers are able to cause the bond between the skin and the potato to weaken and then a vacuum removes steam and therefore, the skin.​

Watch the video to hear Brent explain the process of removing the skins from the potatoes to make potato chips.

Questions answered:
What role does steam play in the creation of potato chips?
How does steam peel potatoes?
What are all of the processes called when making potato chips?

Key term:
Potato Chips
Steam Culture
Mechanical Peeling Process
Chemical Peeling Process
High Pressure Steam
High Pressure Steam Boiler
How to Make Potato Chips
Steam Generator

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