FriFri comes to Lincoln

FriFri Vision 311 fryerWe have been very busy in the last few months coordinating the hand over of FriFri high specification fryers from their old base in Italy to our factory in Lincoln. Since the 1st August we have assumed full responsibility of the design, manufacture, technical support, sales and marketing of all FriFri products .

Though currently not widely known in the UK, FriFri (pronounced ‘free free’) fryers are recognised throughout the rest of the world for their extremely high specification. Delivering maximum output from a minimum of floor space, they also extend the life of cooking oil.
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Lincat fryers save the day!

It was incredibly exciting to see our products put through their paces by one of the UK’s finest chefs in the final of BBC cooking competition Great British Menu, which aired on Friday 8th June. The finalists were chosen to cook an Olympic Banquet hosted by British rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, for a guest list which included Dame Kelly Holmes, Jonathan Edwards, Sir Matthew Pinsent and Steve Backley.

However, when the floorstanding gas fryers provided were failing to reach and maintain the required oil temperature to deep fry the main components of Daniel Clifford’s dish; he was faced with a serious problem.

After a few frantic phonecalls, Daniel was able to procure three Lincat Silverlink DF66 counter top fryers in the nick of time, which enabled him to cook the food to perfection and deliver a successful main course.

Our products are built to provide enduring reliability and high performance, and it was great to see them rise to the challenge for such a prestigious event.

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Southside Café starts-up with Lincat

When a new catering establishment was required at Lincolnshire County Council’s Oak House business start-up centre, it seemed fitting for it to be a start-up café. As an experienced caterer who had always worked for others, Mary Haitt was pleased to have the opportunity to develop her own start-up business at the centre – Southside Café.

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The ‘Spud’s Plaice fryer’ – a new Lincat record breaker…

In October last year, Rod Needham, the new owner of ‘Spud’s Plaice’, an Anglesey-based chip shop, called Lincat’s service department to order new elements for his counter-top fryer.

A straightforward request you might think, given the fact that Lincat maintains a stockholding of over half a million spare parts and components. However it soon became clear that Rod’s fryer was rather special – due to its advanced age.

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Choosing a new fryer? Which is best – gas or electricity?

Choosing between gas and electricity is a key concern when it comes to buying a new commercial fryer. In a nutshell gas fryers tend to be more expensive to buy but cheaper to run. This is due to the relative cost of gas and electricity in the UK at this time. But of course choices are rarely that easy to make and a range of other factors is likely to come into play.

Chief among these is the nature of the existing electricity supply to your kitchen. Inevitably this will have an upper limit and if you are currently operating at or near to it, a gas-powered fryer may be the only way to avoid the additional expense of upgrading your electricity supply. If you are choosing a fryer in addition to other equipment, and the electricity supply is limited, there may be certain pieces of equipment, for example an oven, which you may prefer to be powered by electricity. (more…)

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