The Dangers You Didn’t Know About Your Deep Fat Fryer

deep fat fryerAs people become more health conscious, more businesses are replacing their deep fat fryers with Quik n’ Crispy ventless fryers. However, it’s not just healthier and safer for you; it’s a wise financial decision. On average, businesses save roughly $15,000 per year on labor, materials, and insurance.

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With deep fat fryers, you have dangers to consider such as grease fires, hot oil burns, and foodborne illnesses.

Grease Fires

  • When your cooking oil becomes too hot, a grease fire may occur. First, your oil will start to boil, smoke, and then catch fire. If it’s a small fire, turn the heat off immediately and put a metal lid on the pot. The existing fire will use up all of the oxygen in the enclosed area and put itself out.

Hot Oil Burns

  • When oil reaches temperatures of 400°F or higher, it can cause burns if spilled. Often, hot oil will pop if it gets too hot, too fast. Because the oil can pop in any direction, it’s impossible to completely protect yourself.

Foodborne Illness

  • If there is not enough space in the fryer for the food to cook thoroughly, some food may not get cooked all the way through. If this occurs, bacteria are still present and can cause foodborne illnesses. It’s imperative that every piece of food in the fryer is cooked to the right temperature.

If you don’t want to worry about grease fires, burns, or foodborne illnesses, buy a Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer. Are you interested in learning more? Call QNC, Inc or check out the answers to our frequently asked questions.

QNC goes to Chicago!

At the end of May, the QNC crew got to spend four awesome days at the National Restaurant Association annual trade show in Chicago! We had a great time, and met some great people in the food service, restaurant, and hospitality industries. Here are some of the highlights from our trip!Wrigley Field

First of all, we loved Chicago! We were lucky enough to eat some great food, including a visit to Haray Caray’s, and also got to attend a Cub’s game at Wrigley Field! We’re all baseball fans, so going to such a beautiful, historic ballpark was a highlight for sure. The Cubs may have lost to the San Francisco Giants, but we still had a blast! 

We didn’t stop at Wrigley Field, though; in our walks around this awesome city, we went to see the Bean and the Navy Pier. We even liked riding the trains–and trust us, we spent a lot of time on the L. Other than the horn honking, sirens, and the night club party outside Paul’s room at 2 AM, we had nothing but fun. Actually, scratch that last bit. We’re sorry for your suffering, Paul, but the rest of us had fun the whole time! 

We’re especially excited by the contacts we made in the industry. We hope to soon get Quick N’ Crispy airless fryers into more restaurants and cafeterias so that more people can enjoy the benefits of fewer calories and more taste.

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Shake Up Your Bar Food

When people think of bar food, “healthy” is probably not what comes to mind. With the Quick ‘n Crispy Greaseless Fryer, you can change that! Here are five well-known bar foods to make healthier by switching from your old oil fryer to our air fryer:

  • French fries. By some accounts, Americans eat two million tons of fries as a country every year! That’s an average of 30 pounds per person! With just a 20% reduction from our greaseless fryer, your customers would save about 72 calories per serving.
  • Cheese sticks. The best part about fried mozzarella sticks is the crispy breading contrasting with the gooey cheese inside, but with a traditional oil fryer, your cheese sticks may wind up soggy instead of golden brown. Switching to a Quick ‘n Crispy Greaseless Fryer means less oil and more crispy goodness!
  • Wings. Americans eat about 1.25 billion chicken wings just during the Super Bowl! It’s especially important to cook chicken all the way through, but that also makes it easy to overcook. If you’re using a deep fat fryer, overcooked chicken wings will be oily and sloppy as well as tough. A Quick n’ Crispy Greaseless Fryer will save your customers calories and fat, and save you worry about the quality of your food.hot soft pretzel
  • Hot dogs. The Quick n’ Crispy also grills! Perfectly grilled hot dogs are a great addition to a bar menu, and think how much space you’ll save when your fryer doubles as a grill.
  • Churros. Don’t forget about dessert–the Quick N’ Crispy can also be used to bake churros, funnel cakes, and even soft pretzels. Add a touch of carnival atmosphere to your bar food standards!

The Quick ‘n Crispy Greaseless Fryer is not only healthier, it’s safer and easier too! Check out our full menu for more of what it can do.

What’s the Difference Between an Air Fryer and a Deep Fryer?

What exactly is the difference between a Quick N’ Crispy air fryer and a traditional deep fryer? When most people think of fried food, they probably think of three things: grease, grease, and more grease! With an air fryer, there is little oil used, and that changed just about everything. Here’s a quick rundown of the major differences:

Air fryers are just better for your health. Food prepared in an air fryer has 20-40% less fat and fewer calories than food prepared in a deep fryer. The American Heart Association recommends most people watch their intake of saturated fats carefully–a greaseless fryer is a great way to do that without sacrificing your favorite foods!Health benefits of the Quik n' Crispy

Air fryers don’t use a great big pot of oil to cook your food, which means there’s no danger you’ll get splashed with boiling oil like a knight in the Middle Ages. There’s also no chance food will absorb too much oil and wind up soggy rather than crispy and delicious. No grease also makes cleaning up much easier. Used cooking oil shouldn’t be put down the drain, and recycling it is often complicated. Plus, where do you store it while you wait to take it to the recycling center? With a greaseless fryer there’s no need to figure out where to dump your used oil, no unpleasant smell of dirty grease lingering in the air, no oily machine parts to clean, and no soggy, grimy paper towels to throw away.

Quick N’ Crispy air fryers have all the functionality of deep fryers, and so many other benefits besides. Check out our catalog of products to learn more!

Making Campus Healthier

College is such an exciting time. With so many changes and so much new freedom, it can be hard for students to remember to eat well. How can colleges help students combat the dreaded Freshman 15 while they juggle all the other demands of college life?

Dining hall food is seen as a big culprit in unhealthy habits among students. Providing easy access to healthful foods is critical to student health; they shouldn’t have to go off campus to find better options! Of course students want to have treats, and colleges want to make students happy, so it’s important to provide healthful options that are also tasty and appealing. Students suffer a lot of stress, especially during midterms and exam time, and may quickly reach for whatever comfort food is offered to them no matter how bad for them it may be. Switching to QNC greaseless fryers will automatically cut up to 40% of fat and calories from fried foods. That goes a long way towards health goals, and students won’t even notice they’re eating healthfully!Apple empanadas

With so many different options for foods to prepare in our greaseless fryers, college dining halls can cater to a variety of appetites. Even if students reach for fried foods rather than fresh fruits and veggies, they’ll be eating better (and tastier!) if the dining hall is cooking with a air instead of oil. They’ll be satisfied, comforted, and healthier. Healthier students means better grades, more engagement, and happier parents and alumni!

Check out our FAQ, and contact us today to get started ordering Quick-N-Crispy greaseless fryers for your campus dining hall!