Frontline International’s Auto Top‑Off Protects Food Quality, Reduces Oil Cost

Automated equipment maintains optimal oil levels in fryer vat

Auto top-off allows operators to disperse a precisely calibrated amount of cooking oil into the fryer vat to offset the small amount that is absorbed into the food. Because some oil is lost to the food with every order, auto top-off ensures consistency from batch to batch. And in the foodservice business, food consistency equals brand consistency. 

When cooking oil levels are not maintained, the natural degradation of the oil that occurs during fryer operation is accelerated. EZ-Oil’s auto top-off feature saves restaurants thousands of dollars worth of oil each year simply by maintaining the proper amount of oil in the vat. These savings are huge to major chains and second only to the safety benefits realized by the elimination of the need to lift, pour, and potentially splash or splatter cooking oil.

“When proper attention is paid to cooking oil, it will reward restaurants and with delicious, consistent fried foods while paying dividends reflected in the bottom line,” said Giovanni Brienza, vice president of Frontline International. “It is a part of the recipe, flavor consistency, and, ultimately, the brand and reputation of the store.”

Successful operations invest many resources training their employees on how the end product should look, taste, and smell. Frontline’s EZ Oil system with auto top-off and auto filtration adds another layer of quality and brand protection.

EZ Oil is the centerpiece of Frontline International’s Smart Oil Management™ systems. It is the convenient, safer, and more cost-effective way to refill fryers with cooking oil. Upside-down storage dispenses every drop of oil, increasing yields by up to 5%.

EZ Oil’s integral pump moves oil at the touch of a button from the reservoir to awaiting fryer vats. It can dramatically improve workplace safety, as hands and floors are kept clean and grease-free.

About Frontline International

Frontline International, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes superior commercial foodservice equipment for the storage, handling, and disposal of cooking oil. Customers own their own equipment, negotiate their own oil rebates, and have the freedom to choose their own oil vendors. Frontline International and its Smart Oil Management systems offer users more freedom and more control over their processes and their profits. For more information, contact Frontline International, Inc. at 187 Ascot Parkway, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. Phone: +1 330-861-1100. Toll free: 1-877-776-1100. Web: Email: