With oil costs on the rise and consumers opting for healthier, more sustainable lifestyles, many caterers are now looking for suitable alternatives to traditional deep-fat frying. CuisinEquip has responded to this demand with the launch of its LightFry High Capacity product.
Using innovative technology and a combination of steam, hot air and rotation, LightFry cooks food with the same great taste, texture and consistency of an oil-based fryer. This has the potential to achieve a healthier menu, which is also better for the environment.
The new LightFry High Capacity offers a greater output of 32kg/hour and can produce 600g of French fries in just 3:00-4:00 minutes. A capacity of 200g – 2.5kg makes the unit ideal for high footfall sites and those looking to cook multiple menu items in a short space of time. Using a more powerful fan, the HC unit achieves the same great consistency to deliver an increased output and quicker cook times.
The piece of kit also offers significant time savings. Using a closed oven design, the unit can preserve the cooking temperature, reducing wasted energy and eliminating recovery times. Labour savings are generated after use too, thanks to an integrated automatic wash system. The cleaning cycle can be initiated after a busy shift and left to run overnight.
Steve Elliott, sales director at CuisinEquip, said: “Since launching the LightFry Air Fryer in 2021, we’ve seen significant demand from operators who were either not able to have a traditional fryer due to a lack of extraction and ventilation, or those looking for an alternative to oil frying due to increasing costs. The introduction of the LightFry HC will open up the innovative technology to bigger, busier sites that require greater output and those looking for cook times that are between 15-20% faster than the standard model.”