Valentine Equipment has unveiled a new twin pan fryer for customers that need a solution for the allergen challenges they face.
The Evo 2200 fryer features twin pump systems that operate totally separately so that operators can separate allergens without fear of cross-contamination. It is the first time that Valentine has ever used the technology within its fryers.
“This is new to us so it is in the 2019 price list for the first time,” sales director Steve Elliott told FEJ at the Professional Kitchen Show yesterday. “It is 400mm wide and you can keep the oil and all of the parts that go with the filtration completely separate. It means that if you use a vegetable oil or a rapeseed oil or something like that then you can separate out your gluten-free products with product that might have gluten in them.”
Mr Elliott said the appliance would also work for operators that wanted one fryer for meat and one for non-meat or any restaurant scenario where cross-contamination concerns exist.
“Many restaurants will buy an extra fryer because they can’t separate this out. This stops the need for that so you can have a twin pan fryer with complete allergen control built in.”
Meanwhile, Valentine and its sister company Cuisinequip were putting the spotlight on the Locher electrically-heated chargrill at the show yesterday.
The product, which has a water bath underneath so that it can be used as a vapour grill to keep food moist, was demonstrated throughout the day to give operators a flavour of its power.
“We have had it available to us for about 18 months but this is the first time we have demonstrated this sort of thing at a show,” said Mr Elliott. “We thought we would do something slightly different. Obviously we are in winter at the moment but chargrills and grilled food are quite popular and we’ve got the summer to come. This one runs on a 16 amp single-phase supply, comes with a two-year warranty and larger sizes are available.”