Taylor UK bolsters cooking equipment portfolio

The Quality Fry Fast Chef Elite ventless fryer is available through Taylor UK.

Taylor UK has brought the Fast Chef Elite fryer to market, its first step into this type of appliance supply.

Needing no ventilation, the fully automatic, self-contained fryer is claimed to be safe, clean and easy to use.

It features Ecofry technology which in independent tests reportedly used 24% less energy and up to 37% less oil than conventional fryers. Plus, it is claimed to reduce frying time by up to 27%.

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A countertop unit, the Fast Chef Elite is made by Quality Fry in Spain and should be simple to use. The operator places food into the hopper at the top of the machine, pushes the relevant programme on the control pad, or manually sets the time, and then takes the fried product out of the hopper at the bottom once it’s cooked. Everything is self-contained inside the unit, so the hot oil is kept out of harm’s way.

Because all the frying is done in the enclosed chamber, the oil has very little exposure to oxygen and none to light, which should extend its useful lifespan. The lack of oxygen is said to also enhance safety by minimising the risk of fire.

The Ecofry technology is designed to extract moisture away from the food very quickly, sealing its surface and ensuring the moisture doesn’t contaminate the oil. This in turn should minimise the risk of flavour transfer between batches of different foods and further extends the oil’s lifespan.

The Fast Chef Elite can cook up to 500gm of product per batch. The self-contained frying chamber can be completely removed and disassembled for cleaning, with 90% of components being dishwasher safe.

David Rees, group marketing manager of HTG Trading, which owns Taylor UK said: “The Fast Chef Elite is a real game-changer. It’s safer, more sustainable and more profitable than an open fryer. We believe it will appeal to chefs in many sectors across the foodservice market.”

The Fast Chef Elite is available through Taylor UK’s distributor network with list prices starting from £10,595 plus VAT.

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