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Oil Management

Prep long life frying oils will last up to three times longer than standard, extended life frying oils if you look after it carefully you can extend fry life further whilst producing great tasting and looking food for longer.

 We are committed to helping you to do just that. Why? Because you will cut costs, waste less and save time and… become a Prep user for life! 

The good news is that it’s really easy to take good care of your oil – just follow our Top 10 Tips…

top ten tips

Oil Management Guide

1

Don't overfill the frying basket

Don’t overfill the frying basket – this will result in too great a drop in temperature. Large temperature swings will degrade your oil prematurely. If the temperature drops too much then the food will absorb too much oil.

2

Skim regularly to remove particles

Skim regularly to remove particles – if you don’t they will carbonise, potentially produce carcinogenic acrylamides, taint your oil and shorten its life. 

3

Remove as much moisture and excess crumb as you can from food before frying

Remove as much moisture as you can from food before frying – water will shorten the life of your oil and reduce its performance. Also make sure you remove any excess crumbs from breaded products. 

4

Cover when not in use

Cover when not in use – exposure to oxygen will contribute to oil degradation.

5

Fry at the correct temperature

Fry at the correct temperature – too hot and you’ll shorten the life of your oil, too low and oil will be absorbed into the food, producing soggy, unhealthy results. Please refer to the Prep Frying Guide for the correct frying temperatures.


6

Turn off, or down, when not in use

Turn off, or down, when not in use to extend the life of your oil. Oil left at a high temperature will degrade rapidly. You’ll save on the fuel bill too.

7

Filter daily and top up with fresh oil to the correct level

Filter daily – to extend the life of your oil – by removing contaminants. Regular filtration will increase your oil life by up to 25%.

8

Use Prep Sticks to tell if the oil needs changing

Use Prep Sticks to tell if the oil needs changing – avoid changing before you need to, but before the quality of your food is compromised.

9

Wash and dry the fryer thoroughly, before you load with new oil

Clean and dry the fryer weekly, before you load with new oil – water, detergents and degreasers can degrade oil prematurely.

10

Dispose of used oil responsibly

Dispose of used oil responsibly – via a licensed operator.

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If you are a multiple outlet operator, get in touch to see how we could work together to help you to get the most out of your frying oil. We can offer structured training and support for every part of your business.

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