Valentine Equipment is gearing up for its first major UK product launch in some years.
The company is set to roll out the Alpina 300 fryer, which features precise electronic temperature regulation for optimum frying conditions to match the food and quantity being fried.
The new appliance has been designed and manufactured by Swiss parent Valentine Fabrique and will provide UK operators with access to the latest fryer technology.
It has a 12.5 litre capacity tank and includes WiFi to support cleaning and maintenance. It also features a connection for integrated energy optimisation to a DIN Standard 18875 Sicotronic terminal to cut power peaks and save money on energy costs.
Steve Elliot, sales director at Valentine Equipment and Cuisinequip, said: “Like other Valentine fryers, the Alpina has a small cold zone under the heating element meaning it takes less oil to fill up the fryer.”
Mr Elliott said the other pleasing factor about the launch is that it comes in the same year as Valentine Equipment’s 60th anniversary of being in business in the UK.
The Alpina name and Swiss heritage have been used as the inspiration for its stand (1510) at Hotelympia, where it will launch the product next month.
The Alpina 300 has two available models, the 11kw Eco version and the 15kw Turbo version. The company says that it will initially only be connected with a WiFi mode for maintenance, but the goal is to have a version 2.0 with a totally connected fryer.