A huge congratulations from all of us at testo limited to Michael Vernon of Vernon’s Fish Bar (Crewe), winner of the competition featured in Chippy Chat magazine. Michael answered our question correctly, and was selected at random as the winner and has been given a brand new testo 270 cooking oil tester.
As you can see from the images below, Michael couldn’t be happier with his new recruit. The cooking oil tester will not only save Vernon’s fish bar money on oil consumption, but will make certain that their Fish & chips are always top quality.
Congratulations Michael! We hope it serves you well
By utilising the testo 270 Vernon’s will reduce cooking oil consumption by up to 20 %
How cooking oil testing works
Testo’s 270 allows you to determine within seconds whether cooking oil needs changing. To do so, it measures the ‘Total Polar Material’ (TPM) content in the oil, which is a sure indicator of its quality. It will give you a reading and based on the colour of the screen you will know the current state of the oil.
Using the 270 couldn’t be simpler, just insert the tip into the oil and you will get a reading. Depending on the screen colour you will know if the oil needs changing or not. Green means the oil is perfectly fine, amber is when it’s on the brink, and red means the oil needs changing immediately.
With the ‘traffic light’ system it couldn’t be easier to determine whether oil needs changing
The Dangers of using old, used cooking oil
There are a number of risks associated with a company using cooking oil that is past its best. A recent Testo study looked at the Frying Oil Quality Curve, which explains each step of the process.
As the oil begins to get older, the fried food becomes darker and could feature spotty surfaces. In addition, the fried shell is less crisp and the food absorbs much more oil than usual. This can leave a bitter, unpleasant taste and is also unhealthy due to a higher content of saturated fats.
There is also another stage of the degradation of cooking oil. The product produced is hard, oily and the food inside might not even cook properly. This can then cause problems from a food safety point of view. It can also produce a burnt flavour and give off a pungent smell.
Essentially, the more times cooking oil is used and the longer it’s left, the poorer the quality it will be and the lower the standard of the fried product.
Make sure you're using top quality oil and save money at the same time
Extensive practical tests have proved that regular measurement with the Testo 270 reduces the overall consumption of cooking oil by up to 20%. Therefore it’s not just productivity that will be improved with a Testo 270, but also costs can be significantly reduced. Figure out just how much you can save with our Testo 270 Cost Saving Calculator.
For more information on the testo 270 cooking oil tester or any of our product please visit our cooking oil page: www.testolimited.com/cooking-oil-testing