Uxbridge-based foodservice and food retailing equipment provider, Fri-Jado UK, has launched a fully integrated auto-clean rotisserie.
The auto-clean facility is available on the company’s TDR 8 model, which has eight spits (40 bird capacity) or seven baskets. Fri-Jado plans to roll out the auto-clean feature for its TDR 5 model, which has five spits (20 bird capacity) or five baskets, during the first half of this year.
The fully automatic programme enables cleaning of the cavity and rotor to ensure equipment hygiene, said to save at least one man hour per day compared with manual cleaning regimes. The auto-clean function may also be run outside of trading hours.
The auto-clean system uses less than 25 litres of water per cycle. During the cooking process, fat is collected in a tray, which should avoid clogged drains during the auto-clean process. Fri-Jado UK offers specially developed cleaning tablets and deep cleaning agents which are designed to be user friendly, with users not required to wear personal protection.
TDR 8 auto-clean models incorporate all of the technology of Fri-Jado’s range of rotisseries. They are based on an open cavity design, which allows fresh air to enter the cooking chamber. This feature, combined with a double-loop air flow system, is designed to ensure efficient and consistent heating throughout the whole chamber, cooking a full batch of chickens in 60 minutes, some 30% quicker than many conventional rotisseries. The open cavity design also means that no door seals are used, eliminating the need for replacing seals, which is typical of many oven automatic cleaning systems.
The rotisseries features Fri-Jado’s new touch screen smart controls. The interactive graphical user interface on the 7inch touch screen is based on smartphone technology.
It has the capacity for 250 programmes, each with up to nine cook stages. The software includes intelligent energy saving cook correction technology, which compensates for half loads or overloads and adjusts cook time depending upon food type.
Its small footprint, relative to capacity, should make maximum use of available floor space and modules may be stacked to provide increased capacity in busy operations. Alternatively, the TDR 8 model may be stacked with a combi oven to create a suited cooking station. For outlets wishing to provide a broader menu option, Fri-Jado provides a variety of meat forks, ‘V’ spits, racks and baskets for cooking chicken portions, wings, ribs, pies, pasties and other hot food.
Fri-Jado offers an optional integrated ventless hood system for use with its rotisseries, providing an air filtration system, which removes grease laden vapour, steam and smoke from the environment. The hood allows the rotisserie to be located anywhere within the kitchen, or on the shop floor, without the need for extraction ducting systems.