Article contributed by Danielle Fantasia, Sales & Marketing for Motion Technology Inc.
Safety has always been a priority for the foodservice industry. But in this day and age, businesses must be proactive in finding solutions for keeping both their employees and customers protected.
We all know about the standard safety precautions of a commercial kitchen like wearing rubber gloves and knowing the proper temperature to store perishables. But when it comes to some of the more dangerous kitchen activities, like deep-frying, did you know there are some safer options to provide your customers with the food they crave?
Let’s start with the problem: The area around an open deep fryer is a hot spot for workplace accidents. According to Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA), employees who cook in restaurants are especially at risk of burn injuries while cooking or cleaning deep fat fryers or vents above fryers. Burns can occur from contact with the fryer itself, from hot splashing oil while cooking, and from straining the oil while cleaning. Even worse, fires can occur when fryer and oil maintenance is not done regularly, putting your entire business at risk.
But the fryer isn’t the only thing businesses need to worry about when it comes to deep frying foods. If your kitchen’s hood system isn’t working correctly or hasn’t been cleaned properly, it can lead to the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning. This is a danger to not only your employees, but for your customers as well. The good news is that there is a wide range of options for deep fryer safety other than open fryers. With the right equipment, owners and operators can avoid the hazardous scenarios listed above.
Starting with a ventless, automated fryer like AutoFry takes away nearly all the risks mentioned above. These fully automated and enclosed fryers keep your staff away from hot oil at all times, while the exterior stays cool to the touch. With SimpliFry™ technology, AutoFry does all of the dangerous work for you, even shaking the baskets and dispensing the finished product.
Best of all, with AutoFry, you will have peace of mind knowing a fire will be contained and extinguished by the internal ANSUL Suppression System. AutoFry also offers easy oil filtration solutions to ensure your fryer is well maintained and you get the most life from your oil while keeping foods tasting great.
Learn more about AutoFry and their full line of safe, ventless kitchen solutions at their website