For the fourth time in the shop’s history we have a new Frying Range. This is the most important piece of equipment in the shop, as this is what cooks all of our delicious Fish & Chips!
Originally the shop was installed with a coal-fired range, which must have been a nightmare to keep the temperatures steady. When Jim Mitchell took over the shop he had an electric range fitted, using three phase electricity. Jim’s son Colin had a Frank Ford gas range fitted in 1975, and this is the range that has been in use for the last 42 years!
Times change though, and modern ranges have much better safety systems and are more efficient, and with changes to the gas safety regulations it was time for a change.
From Saturday to Monday I removed the old range, poured concrete to level the floor, and laid new commercial flooring. Then from Monday to Wednesday SPH Specialist Services installed the new range. There was a slight delay due to a part taking longer to make than expected, and there were some teething issues, but everything is installed and the new range will hopefully see us through many years to come!