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.

Fry Up Something Tasty

French fries may not really be French, but they’ve become a culinary staple around the world. It’s impossible to imagine ordering a meal in a local sports stadium, family entertainment center, or restaurant, only to be told, “Sorry, we don’t serve fries here.” But despite their popularity, many restaurants stick to serving up the tried-and-true plain fries with condiments. Step outside the fry basket with these leveled up recipes for french fries.

5 Types of Fries to Try

  1. french friesPoutine. This classic Canadian dish heaps cheese curd and gravy onto fresh fries. It’s best served in moderation, but it’s a tasty dish that’s the perfect side to serve up at a hockey arena or amusement park.
  2. Clam chowder fries. Do your customers love seafood? Then this New England inspired dish is for you. Offer up the warm comfort of clam chowder served over a plate of hot fries, and watch the orders roll in.
  3. Chili cheese fries. Another classic fry combination, chili cheese fries are a treat for beachgoers, bowlers, and sports enthusiasts. It’s an easy way to add substance to fries for those customers who are stuck between snack-mode and meal-mode.
  4. Dish, meet side. If your customers gobble up heavier sides like chili cheese fries, then “meal fries” are a safe bet for your food service. Serve Phili Cheese Fries topped with carved beef, provolone, and onions. Want a mouthwatering breakfast item to set you apart from the crowd? Serve a fresh twist on a breakfast scramble: fries topped with eggs, bacon, cheese, and veggies.
  5. Sweet potato fries. Give your health-conscious customers a tasty side with sweet potato fries. Lightly sprinkle with salt or offer a light marshmallow dipping sauce for a touch of extra sweetness.

Make a better base for your tastiest fry creations. The Quik n’ Crispy ventless fryer cooks healthier french fries without sacrificing taste, texture, or cooking convenience. Call QNC, Inc to learn more.

3 Secrets to a Healthier, Happier Student Body

Back-to-school supplies are already in stores which can only mean one thing: summer is coming to a close. The 2017-2018 school year is only weeks away, and we want to help you prepare with confidence. One vital area of a school is the cafeteria and the healthy food you serve. Let us help you prepare with our Quik n’ Crispy fryers!

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Lunchtime can quickly become a chaotic hour that will leave your hard-working cafeteria personnel exhausted. Consider these simple tips to transform your school’s lunch hour into a period of enjoyment for both students and teachers.

  • teacher eating with studentsAdd extra lunch periods as needed. When there are too many students congregating in one area, the time it takes for each child to receive and eat his or her lunch is lengthened considerably. By adding an extra lunch period, the number of students in the cafeteria is reduced which allows for a smoother process.
  • Ask for volunteers. Having an adult in the room will greatly reduce negative behavior in the cafeteria. If a student sees that an adult is nearby, he or she is less likely to act out. Reach out to parents or create a system with the staff where adults volunteer during lunch as cafeteria monitors.  
  • Buy a Quik n’ Crispy ventless fryer. Research shows that what we eat greatly affects how we feel. If you buy our ventless fryers, you are ensuring a healthy alternative to the standard soak-your-food-in-hot-oil fryers. In turn, you are giving the students the right fuel they need to have a successful, satisfying school day.

Read more tips on how to ensure a successful lunch period. Don’t let another school year pass by without making a healthy investment that gives back. Buy or lease a Quik n’ Crispy ventless fryer today.  

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!

Who Could Benefit from a Ventless Fryer?

Who could use a ventless fryer in their kitchen? The real question is: who couldn’t? Our fryers cook ovenable foods quickly and evenly, retaining the juiciness of the inside, the crispiness of the outside, and the rich flavor throughout. It reduces fat and calories in prepared foods by 20% to 40%. And it’s convenient to use, cooking items in a fraction of the time required by convection ovens.

Who We Sell To

These are some of the biggest industries who benefit from greaseless fryers.

  • plated food in kitchenFood service. Restaurants, bars, pubs, delis, and other food service industry professionals know it isn’t cost-effective to keep a cook on hand 24/7. That’s where we come in. Fire up the Quik n’ Crispy in the early mornings, when things get slow, or late at night after the cook goes home. You’ll earn extra revenue, but won’t have to pay for a full kitchen staff during slow business hours.
  • Nutrition and healthcare. Cooking isn’t in the job description, but cooking healthy food is a major part of the job. Nutrition and healthcare professionals love the ease of cooking with ventless fryers. With it, they can prepare foods for students or patients that contains less saturated fat and calories. And because the Quik n’ Crispy preserves the texture and flavor of food, your facility won’t hear those dreaded words: “It tastes like hospital food.”
  • Leisure. The Quik n’ Crispy gives family entertainment centers a chance to serve hot, delicious food that isn’t swimming in unhealthy grease. It’s simple to operate and cooks tasty foods, which is a major plus for businesses like skating centers and laser tag centers, for whom concessions often counts for a third of their overall revenue.
  • Venues. Want to serve restaurant quality food at a kiosk in your amusement park, sports arena, museum, or zoo? Quik n’ Crispy has you covered! We’ve supplied ventless fryers to funnel cake stands in Louisiana, a personal pizza bar in Kentucky’s Creation Museum, and an egg roll stand in Animal Kingdom.
  • Private kitchens. We sell ventless fryers to individuals like Teresa Ottofaro Devries, a woman in Hampton, VA who uses her cooking equipment to serve free, home-cooked meals to defenders and their families who don’t get leave for the holidays.

Do you want to learn about how a ventless fryer can improve your business? Call QNC, Inc.

How to Change Rink Food’s Reputation

How often have you heard parents tell their kids, “We’ll eat when we get home. Skating rink food isn’t healthy!”? Skating centers have a bad reputation when it comes to healthy snacks. Many parents see concession stands as nothing more than peddlers of greasy grub. But many operators are working hard to change the reputation of skating rink food.

How to Earn Your Snack Bar a Healthy Reputation

  1. Three boys eating pizzaMake an honest assessment. Nobody’s asking you to replace pizza and fries with kale salads (especially not the kids!), but it’s time to take stock of what comes out of your kitchen. Which meal options are healthy, which have potential, and which should you ditch? It’s time to take an honest look at your skating rink menu.
  2. Stick to what works. Do kids at your skating center love pizza and fries? Don’t let the grease scare you off. Scare the grease off instead! With a Quik n’ Crispy ventless fryer, you can prepare your best selling meals with 20% to 40% less fat and calories. Now that’s something to advertise.
  3. Add healthy sides. If parents are clamoring for a healthier snack bar menu, it pays to listen. But you don’t have to get rid of best-selling burgers to do it. Simply add healthy add-ons and sides. Fruit cups and applesauce are tasty, healthy side options for kids. Want something the adults will love, too? Pop breaded veggies into your ventless fryer and serve ‘em up hot.

Change the reputation of skating rink food! Do you want to learn more about healthy skating concessions both kids and parents will love? Contact QNC, Inc for more information about our ventless fryers.

Get Social with Quik n’ Crispy

Expo season is quickly approaching, and it’s one of our favorite times of the year. There’s nothing we love more than talking to all of you face to face, hearing about why you love Quik n’ Crispy and what we could do to make our ventless fryers even better. But not every weekend can be an expo weekend. Where can you connect with Quik n’ Crispy when we’re not hanging out in hotels and convention centers? Social media!

Find Us on Social Media

  • social media conceptFacebook: No matter what social media site you prefer, there’s no denying that Facebook rules the world. Want to see daily tips and tricks, fun pics from expos, and reviews from people in the food service industry who have used the Quik n’ Crispy? Facebook is the place to go.
  • Twitter: Twitter is where it’s at for fast facts. Get great info on cooking up a profit with tasty, nutritious meals at your bar, restaurant, or family entertainment center.
  • Google+: You know the helpful sidebar that pops up when you Google Quik n’ Crispy? That comes from our Google+ page. We keep it updated with the latest info, from the best ways to contact us to our latest blog posts. It’s also a great place to leave a review of your ventless fryer and see what other customers have to say.
  • YouTube: Where can you find maintenance tutorials, fast facts about ventless fryers, and video reviews of the Quik n’ Crispy? Our YouTube channel!

We’d love to hear from you! Reach out and connect with Quik n’ Crispy online.