As part of the partnership, Prep is using the award-winning Testo 270 Cooking Oil Tester in its oil management training, and is now offering the product to food service customers across the UK.
The Testo 270 enables users to determine in seconds whether oil needs changing, helping to guarantee consistent cooking results, whilst saving customers time, effort and money on unnecessary changes.
Olivia Shuttleworth, Prep brand manager, said:
“At Prep, we are committed to helping all our customers to maximise the lifespan of their frying oil, so they can produce great tasting food for longer– saving time, reducing waste and cutting costs in the process.
“When looked after and managed effectively, Prep long life oils last up to three times longer than standard, extended life oils – and regular testing is integral to effective oil management.
“The Testo 270 is a quick, effective way for customers to check their Prep oil, ensuring they get maximum lifespan from every change.”
The Testo Cooking Oil Tester works by testing the percentage levels of Total Polar Material (TPM) in the frying oil. TPM builds up in the oil during regular use, and measuring these levels is one of the most reliable and accurate measures of oil quality and cleanliness of frying oil.
Ashton Baylis, Testo Product manager, said:
“It’s impossible to know when frying oil needs changing simply by looking at it – it needs to be tested regularly.
“The Testo 270 is quick and easy to use, accurately measuring the percentage of TPM in the oil in a few seconds. It provides clear notifications to kitchen teams, so they know when it’s time to make a change. Over time, this can help to reduce oil consumption by up to 20%, whilst guaranteeing you are cooking with clean, effective oil.”
The Testo 270 offers intuitive operation and a clear, easy to understand monitoring system. The screen changes colour to show when oil needs changing, turning from green when oil is good, to amber when it is approaching time to change, and red when oil needs changing.
Prep offers a comprehensive range of oil management resources, including an oil management guide, oil management equipment and a dedicated oil management app – all developed to helping customers maximise the lifespan of frying oil. Further information and guidance on oil management can be found at http://aakfoodservice.co.uk/prep/oil-management.
Testo produce high-quality testing equipment for businesses across a variety of industries. Its food offering includes a wide range of equipment for food safety and quality assurance, designed to help organisations meet the latest HACCP requirements. Instruments include cooking oil testers, paperless quality management systems, temperature monitoring systems, data loggers, thermometers, and PH meters.
Additional information about Testo can be found at www.testo.co.uk.