The fastest oil circulation for fast, even frying
When creating convenience products, a frying process is often used to fixate the layer of coating. Marel fryers offer the highest oil circulation speed in the industry. This ensures a highly stable frying environment and ideal transfer of heat to products, for maximum product consistency.
Furthermore, thanks to the high oil circulation, Marel fryers require lower temperatures compared to other fryers. This leads to lower energy usage, which can add up to considerable cost savings. Mark Boom, Product Specialist Convenience at Marel explains, “In typical industrial fryers, the heating element has to reach 280-300°C (536-572°F) to bring oil to the correct process temperature. However, Marel fryers can achieve this with the heating element at a lower temperature, for example, around just 260°C (500°F).” Cooking oil spends less time in direct contact with the heating element, so it reaches the right temperature quickly and without overheating.
Next-level filtration for high quality oil
The quality of your products is highly dependent on the quality of the oil they’re fried in. Oil quality degrades irreversibly as it’s exposed to high temperatures and debris that falls off product during cooking. A sophisticated frying system can greatly slow down oil degradation, so processors can reap the many benefits of longer-lasting, higher-quality oil. Oil temperature and filtration are the key factors in maintaining oil quality, and Marel technology optimizes both.
Industrial frying systems can be equipped with a variety of filtration systems to keep the oil as pure as possible. Boom explains, “As standard, the oil that circulates in an industrial fryer is filtered by an internal filter at the end of the fryer that removes the larger particles. However, by adding an external filter, even more particles and smaller can be removed from the oil.” Ultimately, Marel’s frying and filtration technology means that processors can have utmost confidence that their products will be cooked to the highest standard and in a more cost-effective and sustainable manner.
Consistency – getting it right every time
At Marel, we understand that reaching maximum product consistency is crucial. Consumers set high requirements for the products they consume. They want to be able to order or buy products with the same characteristics every single time. That is why convenience products have to meet strict product specifications set by customers in retail or food service. End products need to be consistent in weight, dimensions, color, and overall appearance. To meet these specifications, it is essential that you have a consistent and controlled production process, day in, day out.