Lincat fryer delivers 25 years of faithful service
This month, Tom Atkinson, a chip shop owner in Blackburn, is celebrating the longevity of his Lincat fryer, after using the same piece of equipment for over a quarter of a century.
In that time, it’s been used to provide thousands of portions of regional favourites such as ‘John Bulls’ – savoury mince between two slices of potato, battered and fried and ‘potato dabs’- battered deep fried slices of potato, as well as fish, to satisfied customers across the city.
Mr. Atkinson got in touch with Lincat after realising that he had owned the Silver Link DF33 Single Fryer since he bought the chip shop in 1988, to praise the quality, reliability and value of the product.
Manufactured in the mid 1980s, the fryer was originally priced at £193. Since purchasing the unit as part of the business in 1988, the fryer has brought in over £500,000 to the business, as Tom Atkinson, owner of the Bryan Street Chip Shop, explains:
“We’ve used that fryer five days a week since 1988 and it’s still going strong – I wouldn’t be surprised if it lasted another twenty five years.
“The fryer has been used to cook all of our John Bulls and potato dabs, and brought in around half a million pounds to the business, which is a pretty good return considering I got it when I bought the business in the 1980s!”
Lincat’s Marketing Director, Nick McDonald, said:
“We hear lots of stories from customers who have been impressed with the longevity of our equipment, but for a fryer to provide over twenty five years of daily service is pretty special! It’s a testament to our commitment to producing outstanding catering products that are built to last.
“Today, we still build all our catering equipment to the same exacting standards, and ensure that everything is designed to withstand the stresses and strains of regular everyday use. We are so confident in the quality of Lincat equipment that every single product we supply, including lighter duty equipment such as our current Silverlink 600 DF33 fryer, is now supplied with a comprehensive two year onsite parts and labour warranty.
“This story is proof positive that it’s worth investing in a well-designed fryer, from a reputable manufacturer. It can be tempting to save a few pounds by buying a cheaper, unproven brand, but it’s just not worth taking the risk.
Lincat Ltd manufactures one of the world’s most comprehensive ranges of catering equipment. Products are sold in the UK and in over fifty countries worldwide through an extensive network of distributors. Lincat Ltd is a member company of the Middleby Corporation.