Valentine has announced a design makeover of its popular tabletop fryer series after gleaning feedback from foodservice operators.
The new version has received a contemporary style update and features LED lights and a simplified drain valve for enhanced safety and usability.
The tabletop fryer (TF) series comprises 10 models, each with the convenience of a compact, countertop design.
Operators can choose from a single or double pan, each pressed from a single sheet of metal for easy cleaning and enhanced hygiene. TF fryers can hold between 5 and 13 litres depending on the model.
Valentine said the new range is easier to operate after it made modifications following feedback from customers.
A larger control panel encompasses a single v-notch control knob, vivid LED lights to identify when the oil has reached the correct temperature and an overheat thermostat with reset button for added safety.
For compact kitchens which are limited on space but still require a higher turnover, the TF ‘Turbo’ models offer rapid heat-up and temperature recovery, boosting output by up to 30%.
To aid cleaning, the single piece pressed pan contains no welds, while the new design features a remodelled front drain valve, allowing the operator to remove used oil quickly and easily.
A unique design means TF fryers are constructed in three parts – the control unit, the pan, and the chassis – improving safety and further supporting cleaning and maintenance, with the latter two components being dishwasher compatible.
All units come as standard with either one or two baskets depending on the desired model.
Steve Elliott, sales director at Valentine and CuisinEquip, said: “Tabletop fryers have been part of the Valentine portfolio for decades, having initially been created to fill a gap in the market.
“Designed for smaller kitchens, front-of-house finishing stations and sites with a low footfall, the range remains one of our biggest sellers. Building on the technology found in our larger units, the tabletop series has recently undergone a redesign with some unique new features.”
Mr Elliott said the larger control panel, LED lights and single control knob for simple operation would benefit operators running busy kitchens.
“The new tabletop fryers are designed to meet the needs of today’s operator and withstand the demands of a professional kitchen environment.”