why does oilchef exist?
OiLChef is the global award winning brand of deep fryer accessories. OiL Chef exists to allow food service operators to reduce their environmental impact, food waste and costs. OiL Chef also exists to help customers eat a tastier and healthier food product.
Operated under our mother company Eco Friendly Chef Corp., OiLChef came about as an accidental discovery in 2007. Originally the technology was designed and intended to improve the oil life efficiency in the engines of motor vehicles and other mechanical engines, this technology in those pioneering days did not perform as expected, only producing an average efficiency of 5%.
While our research and development team knew on paper that from a scientific and molecular viewpoint the efficiency should be higher, they were frustrated at the early results and almost gave up until one scientist suggested testing all types of oil, including edible oil.
When the technology was used with edible oil, the results were astonishing, this was a home run and a true accidental discovery. The OiLChef technology greatly slowed down the oxidization process in the oil before, during and after oil was heated and used for deep frying food. This was an important discovery, because the OiLChef slowed down the rate of oxidation in cold oil which has a significant impact for cold oil storage. It also stopped the polymerisation process happening in oil, (a process whereby oil molecules clump together in deep frying oil as result of oxidation, heat, moisture and other reactions and combinations), this is very significant because by OiLChef acting at a molecular level and keeping the oil molecules from bonding together you end up with the oil reaming in a thinner / finer form for a longer time which has at least 6 major positive impacts for the user: