Lincat has launched 10 heavy duty fryers, five gas and five electric, bringing its Opus 800 range of prime cooking equipment to 79 individual products.
The Opus 800 range was its biggest new product launch in nearly 20 years and the new 800mm deep fryers range in width from 300mm to 600mm, and are heavier, more durable and powerful than the Opus 700 fryers they replace.
When sold in the UK, they are supplied with a two-year parts and labour warranty. Each new Opus 800 fryer offers precise thermostatic control up to 190oC for consistent results and safe operation.
Oil drainage through the body of the base unit facilitates filtration which, if done regularly, can extend the life of cooking oil by up to 50%, according to Lincat. A two-stage gravity filtration accessory can be purchased to facilitate the process.
Alternatively pumped filtration can be specified as an option prior to purchase. This enables oil to be filtered in just five minutes, even when hot, whether during or after service.
Twin tank fryers are equipped with two pumps so that each tank can be filtered separately to avoid cross contamination. Lincat said that this is useful if one tank is being used, for example, for highly flavoured or gluten free products. All filtration options are available, for the first time, on gas as well as electric models.
Gas models feature peizo ignition, and offer high energy efficiency designed to deliver lower running costs. The most efficient of all is the Opus 800 Vortech, whose 97% energy efficiency rating has been verified by independent BSI tests.
Opus 800 electric fryers feature hinged, lift out elements, with safety interlocks to allow easy access to the tanks for cleaning. All 300mm and 400mm wide fryers are equipped with front legs and rear castors for safety and stability. Larger models are equipped with castors as standard. Baskets, batter plates and lids are supplied as standard.
Helen Applewhite, marketing manager of Lincat, said: “Designed to meet the needs of the busiest commercial kitchen, our new Opus 800 fryers offer fantastic output from a minimum of floor space, with fast heat up and recovery times. They’re also designed to be strong and durable, safe and easy to use, and quick and easy to service.”