Save on oil costs and ensure consistent quality of fried foods – with a testo 270 Cooking Oil Tester
Whilst many have now adopted the technology, still a significant number of restaurants and food service providers don’t have a suitable system in place to show them when to change the oil in their fryers. Generally, they fall into one of 2 categories; changing their oil too frequently, or not often enough. Both cases create serious issues for the affected company, issues which ironically, are very easily rectified.
Without a system in place there is no way you can guarantee you are being economical in terms of oil consumption. In some extreme cases, we have found companies save as much as 20% on oil consumption simply by testing it on a regular basis. This soon adds up, especially when you think about this expenditure over the space of a year, or across multiple sites.
On the other end of the spectrum, restaurants will find they are not changing frying oil often enough. This puts companies in danger of producing a poor standard of fried food. The batter can become saturated with oil, giving you a greasy end product. There is an added risk with this, using such aged oil can also cause problems in terms of cooking, with the inner food (for example chicken, potato) not actually cooking properly. This, of course, could lead to a whole new list of problems for any company serving food.
Another huge issue surrounding oil quality is product consistency. This is perhaps the biggest reason to optimise oil use. Without regular cooking oil testing, you will not be able to produce the consistent level of fried product quality, which customer’s will have come to expect.
With a cooking oil tester such as the testo 270 you can test oil quality in seconds. Whilst the science behind the testing is, as you’d imagine somewhat complex, the instrument itself couldn’t be a simpler. Just wait for the oil to cool and insert the probe. It will then give you a colour coded reading to say whether the oil is OK or not. Green = Good, Amber = needs changing soon and Red = the oil is past the curve and will need changing immediately. The testo 270 is also NSF and HACCP certified.
The benefits of regular cooking oil testing cannot be denied. Huge numbers of restaurants and caterers profit across the globe. Join many of the world’s leading restaurant chains by adopting this innovative technology. By adding this simple spot-check to your restaurant’s daily quality checks, you will ensure you are optimising your oil expenditure, whilst guaranteeing the same great quality fried foods, every time.
Thanks to a varied selection of measuring instruments for controlling food safety, Testo can help you meet your HACCP requirements effortlessly – enabling you to be sure you are storing, preparing and cooking food safely.
Our measuring technology includes professional thermometers, temperature monitoring systems, data loggers, cooking oil testers, as well as our full food safety management system, testo Saveris Restaurant.
For more information please visit https://www.testo.com/en-UK/products/cooking-oil-tester
Testo Limited has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week, taking place this week (17-23 September 2018). The eighth annual Gas Safety Week will see organisations from across the UK work together to encourage all gas consumers to make sure they have their gas appliances checked annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer, to protect against the dangers of unsafe gas appliances, such as fires, leaks, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
This year, Gas Safety Week is addressing a whole range of gas safety matters. From tackling illegal gas work to reminding people to avoid DIY when it comes to gas appliances and instead leave it the experts – registered engineers who are legally qualified to make sure your appliances are working safely and efficiently.
Mike Murley-Hughes, Marketing Director at Testo Limited commented, “As a leading manufacturer of gas safety instruments, Testo is proud to support Gas Safety Week. Testo instruments, such as flue gas analysers and gas leak detectors, are used by Gas Safe registered engineers to ensure that domestic boilers are operating safely and efficiently and to provide consumers with evidence of this”.
To keep you and your family safe, follow Gas Safe Register’s top tips:
- Know the symptoms of CO poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.
- If you smell gas or think there might be a gas leak, call the free 24-hour national gas emergency number immediately on 0800 111 999.
- Never attempt to work on a gas appliance yourself, always seek the help of a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer who can work on your gas cooker, boiler or fire in a safe way.
- ‘Don’t cut corners’ and always ask to see your engineer’s Gas Safe ID card. Make sure you check the back of the card, which will state which gas appliances they are qualified to work on.
- Only employ a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer when having gas work carried out in your home. You can find a registered engineer in your area by visiting the Gas Safe Register website or calling 0800 408 5500.
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For more information on Testo instruments for gas safety or any of our products please go to www.testo.co.uk or call us on +44 1420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.
Like many successful businesses, Testo UK has grown from humble beginnings. Founded in 1983, the company originally operated from the garage of the first Managing Director, Barry Whittaker. 35 years and several moves later, Testo UK is now based in offices in Alton in Hampshire and employs more than 40 people. During this time Testo UK has seen continued growth and is now the tenth largest subsidiary of Testo worldwide.
2018 sees Testo celebrate its 35th anniversary in the UK
Testo UK Managing Director, Ivan Sokolov explains, “Innovation and re-invention have been the qualities that have driven the growth and success of Testo UK for the last 35 years. Testo employees are proud to work for a company with a long history of sustainability and integrity and whose products truly help to make the world a safer place. To celebrate the success of Testo UK and to mark this significant milestone, we will be running a grand prize draw, where we will give away 35 Testo Instruments!”
The Prize Draw
Open to all, Testo UK will give away a total of 35 Testo Instruments between now and the end of 2018. At the end of each month from August to December, we will give away 7 different instruments. The prizes will include instruments suitable for professionals working across a range of industries; heating, ventilation, refrigeration, food, pharma and laboratories, industrial maintenance and facilities maintenance.
Included in the 35 instrument prizes are a thermal imager, flue gas analyser, refrigeration manifold, airflow instruments, thermometers, dataloggers, Smart Probes and much more. In total the instruments are worth almost £8,000!
Entrants only need to enter the prize draw once, as their entry will automatically be included in each subsequent monthly draw. To enter customers simply need to complete a brief online entry form at www.testo.com/en-UK/win/35
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Digitalisation for contractors – What exactly does that mean and what does it offer me as a service engineer?
What was life like before the smartphone? Right – much more laborious. Just checking e-mails while out and about, finding a good restaurant in an unfamiliar city or following the latest sports results – in those days you couldn’t do these things just by reaching into your trouser pocket. However, fortunately there is an App for everything nowadays. Except for work, isn’t that right? In fact, that would be wrong; digitalisation has finally arrived in the trades too. Testo has heralded the era of smart measuring technology with modern, App-controlled measuring instruments and so makes your everyday work easier, more forward-looking and more efficient than ever before. Let’s have a closer look at what that means for you as refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation or heating service engineers.
At the heart of the new technology are intelligent, free Apps which turn your smartphone or tablet into one of your most important tools. This fundamentally changes not only the measurements themselves, but also the documentation and processing of the measurement data. For example: Previously, measurement data were painstakingly noted down by hand, and many offices were buried in paperwork. Today, all measurement data can be conveniently transmitted to the App by Bluetooth, sent off directly on site by e-mail to the office or to the customer, and then archived without paper. Isn’t that practical? Working on complicated measuring points will now also be just as effortless for you, for instance when the adjustment point and the measuring location are a long way from one another. Here too, everything works in a flash thanks to wireless data transfer. Because now you just attach your measuring instruments and conveniently read out the data on your smartphone, irrespective of the measuring location. This means you save yourself loads of effort and valuable time. After all, that’s how easy it should be, shouldn’t it? And you find it just as easy to operate as with your personal Apps – that is really intuitive, at the touch of a finger.
However, those are not all the advantages by a long way. Smart measuring technology gives you a much more professional image with your customers. You can for instance clearly compare readings with one another using the graphic display options on the smartphone/tablet and can present the results straight away to your customer in an easily understandable way. Without any troublesome accessories, such as thermal printers, without any special software for data readout, without any long waiting times. In addition, customers are certain to be just as happy about the time saving as you are and they can apply themselves to more important tasks again more quickly. And, last but not least, you naturally also collect brownie points from them in comparison to colleagues who are still working with analogue methods.
Let’s sum up: modern measuring technology has finally arrived in today’s smart and digitally-networked world and is making your smartphone/tablet just as helpful and indispensable in everyday working life as it is in private life. Mobile use, intuitive operation and simple data transmission mean lots of work and loads of time are saved and enable you to impress your customers with lean processes and incredible speed. Just one more question remains: What was work really like before smart measuring technology? Right – much more laborious.
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For more information on th Smart World of Testo please go to www.testo.co.uk or call us on +44 1420 544433 and we’ll be happy to help.