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Falcon has launched a system that monitors deep fat fryers to prevent flare ups and fires. The Fryer Angel is an option integrated into the company’s high-performance 400 Series fryers and is available on both gas and electric single pan models.
Fryers are one of the most common causes of kitchen fires in commercial kitchens, as emphasised by the fact that in 2019 the London Fire Brigade attended 70 fires started by deep fat fryers. A key catalyst for the fires is that the oil level gets too low. The Fryer Angel works by constantly monitoring the fryer’s oil level and, if itstarts getting low, it sounds an alert. If the level goes below the sensor’s minimum then the Fryer Angel switches off power to the fryer. The only way to power the unit back up is to top up the oil.
“The Falcon Fryer Angel is a completely new concept,” says Lawrence Hughes, sales director of Falcon. “It raises the standard of safety and fire prevention for commercial fryers to a whole new level. We believe it has the potential to become a must-have for any professional kitchen.”
Following rigorous trials in Falcon’s NPD laboratory and development kitchen, the Fryer Angel has been approved by the BSI as well as being independently validated by KIWA, the leading testing, inspection and certification body. Subsequently it has also been trialled in the field. “At one of the trial sites we got a call saying they couldn’t get the fryer to turn on,” says Hughes. “It transpired that there was no oil in the pan, meaning the Fryer Angel was doing its job well!
“The Fryer Angel incorporates the latest sensing technology. By preventing fires and flare ups it will protect staff, customers and facilities, giving operators peace of mind and security.”
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