Both belt type design and perforated drum type can be provided. The equipment is suitable for blanching and cooling of non sticky vegetables. Steam is purged to prepare hot water in which the vegetables are poured. Steam is controlled through a steam control valve which controls the steam as per the set temperature of the water. The belt and the drum are provided with variable speed drive. Thus the residence time of the raw vegetables can be varied. In the cooler, cooling tower water or chilled water is circulated to cool the blanched vegetables.