Valentine is expanding its portfolio with the new Vito VL – the largest model in the portable oil filtration range from the German brand which Valentine supplies to the UK foodservice market.
Designed for high-footfall sites, the Vito VL can filter up to 100 litres of oil per minute and like other models in the company’s range, provides microfiltration up to 5 µm (200µin), removing small particles from the cooking oil.
Weighing in at just under 9kg, the Vito VL is placed directly into the hot oil (up to 200°C), where a quick 4-minute cycle should extend the lifespan of oil. Audible and visual alerts highlight when the cycle is complete and an automatic shut-off is designed to further increase safety and efficiency.
Without the need for any additional chemicals, the Vito VL aims to help to preserve the optimal taste, colour and texture of fried foods, removing food particles and harmful carbon from the oil. The company believes an operator can reduce oil costs by up to 50%, while also enhancing safety, reducing workload and help contribute to a more sustainable environment by reducing a site’s carbon footprint.
The VL is designed to eliminate the need for an operator to come into direct contact with hot oil. Once a cycle has finished and the unit has cooled, the filter box and drip tray can be placed directly into the dishwasher. For added convenience, Vito filters are food safe and biodegradable, furthering sustainability.
Valentine and CuisinEquip sales director Steve Elliott commented: “Vito is a global leader in commercial oil filtration, renowned for technological innovation and manufacturing excellence – supporting more than 40,000 customers worldwide. Representing the most powerful filtration system the company has ever built, the new Vito VL delivers 125% more filter area and a 116% higher particle flow rate than the existing models in the portable range.
“Designed to be used before, during and after service, the Vito VL can be placed directly into hot oil and after just a few minutes, allows an operator to continue cooking in clean, freshly filtered oil. Delivering oil savings of up to 50% per year, the Vito VL also helps to improve both the quality of fried foods and general safety in a busy kitchen.”
For an enhanced user experience, the new Vito VL has a large control panel and a QR code which can be scanned for helpful advice and support. Suitable for chain and group accounts, the Vito VL comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and optional access to the new Vito Connect platform, enabling monitoring and usage tracking as well as full analytics and HACCP reporting to take place. A 13A plug-and-play operation and cable holder with a simple start button allows for simple and effective use in a professional kitchen.