Hopkins launches first new range as a manufacturer

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Hopkins Frying Ranges’ new UCF series is available in one, two and three pan models.

Hopkins Frying Ranges is launching its UCF under canopy high efficiency frying range, the first since the firm re-started as a manufacturer.

The product has been designed to offer authentic fish and chips to restaurants, pubs and takeaways, and for existing fish and chip shops that require additional frying capacity.

It is available in one, two and three pan models complete with chip box and the option of heated glass fish displays which are thermostatically controlled.

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The High Efficiency Frying Range are said to utilise the latest technology to maximise burning efficiency, using a claimed 60% less gas than traditional systems. A computer controlled thermostat intelligently controls the burner output from 100% down to 28%, which should prolong the life of the range and giving users the ability for full power when it’s needed.

The system can also differentiate between different amounts of fish and chips being added to the pan and compensate heat input to suit.

The heavy duty pans have the same burner system and controls as a full size frying range, and the digital control panel is designed to be intelligent and features timers, a standby facility and gas input modulation. All pans are fitted with a drain tap.

CE Mark certified, the ranges are built to enhance the look of sites, with curved glass displays and rounded edges. For added efficiency, the pans are removable and are fitted with rollout fat collection drawers under both chip and scrap boxes, designed to make them easy to clean.

They also come with a 7 year pan warranty and a 12 months parts and labour warranty.

This appliance can be dismantled to go through an 800mm door for easy access. However, it does not have an integrated extraction system so a suitably sized overhead extraction canopy must be used in conjunction with this equipment that complies with current gas safe regulations.

Connection and commissioning to the gas supply must be carried out by a qualified commercial Gas Safe ComCat 5 engineer.

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