Catering equipment supplier targets energy-conscious kitchens with ‘induction fryers’

Rexmartins has added a range of induction fryers to its portfolio as part of a move to offer caterers energy efficient alternative to conventional electric and gas models.

The fryers incorporate induction generators which create heat directly in the base of the fryer pan. This reduces the heat energy lost to the atmosphere in conventional designs.

Energy wastage is further reduced through accurate control of the oil temperature, avoiding the under- and over-shoot of standard thermostatic control. This tight temperature control also ensures a crisp cooked product as oil absorption is minimised.

As there are no heating elements or gas burner tubes to obstruct access, the fryers are easy to clean, according to the company.

Commercial director, Nick McDonald, said: “Induction hobs have become established items of equipment in many commercial kitchens as operators have become confident in the reliability of the technology while appreciating the significant cost savings from reduced energy consumption. So, it seemed to us the ideal time to introduce further induction options to the market.”

The company offers single and twin tank models, both floor-standing and countertop.

The single tank models measure just 400mm wide and have 5kW induction generators. The twin-tank models are 800mm wide with 5 kW generators to each tank.

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2 Comments

  1. Elaine Powis said:

    What a marvellous idea as we are designing “energy efficient” catering areas and this will be a marvellous addition. Are any demonstrations being planned please as we would appreciate seeing them in action.

  2. Geoff Snelgrove said:

    Have there been any tests that show these energy savings? We manufacture induction equipment which gives massive energy savings compared to gas and electric heating when used to heat pans. In a fryer induction would ‘only’ be 90-95% efficient for heating the oil compared to a conventional electric heating element which gives approximately 100% of its energy as heat in the oil.

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