Stuart explains: “We’ve got the same high level of efficiency, but we’ve reduced our oil costs by a third. It’s a big difference.”
Other new features of the upgraded range include Kiremko’s easier to use digital Fry controls and a gluten free pan for the growing gluten free market.
Stuart comments: “We already offer gluten free, but having the pan completely separate with its own filtration makes it that little bit safer. We had a drainer fitted which helps too as we can just pop the food on there to drain, box it up and we know it’s been kept absolutely separate for our gluten free customers.”
As well as serving the 6,000 people that pass through the busy takeaway and restaurant each week, the new frying range also caters for those attending The Ashvale’s charity nights. Here customers enjoy fish and chips while taking part in quizzes, bingo and race nights.
Hosting the nights for nearly 15 years now, Stuart estimates they have raised a staggering £2 million for local charities from nurseries and playgroups to schools and political parties. This year alone, it is heading towards £200,000, a target it has not hit since pre-Covid.