Lowe Sanitary blender hoods are custom fabricated for use in food, plastics and pharmaceutical applications. Product inlets, including optional shortening extruders, are equipped with stainless steel sanitary ferrule fittings to simplify cleaning. Latched doors for adding minor ingredients are sealed against dust. The entire hood is pneumatically raised for cleaning the inside of the hood and blender. Continuous welds inside and out are polished with smooth radii. A one-piece gasket, constructed of USDA approved materials, is removable for cleaning.