How to Use and Care for Your Food Oil Monitor

The Ebro Food Oil Monitor 330 from Klipspringer gives you an objective indication of your oil quality, so that you know exactly when your cooking oil requires changing.​ ​ From a single foodservice kitchen to a multi-location group, it is widely used to maintain product quality, including taste, appearance and texture, as well as critical food safety standards and acrylamide control.​ ​

As a general rule, we advise checking cooking oil quality at the end of each trading day, while the fryers are still hot.​

How to Measure Food Oil Quality

  1. Remove any fried product from the oil. If necessary, shut down the circulating system on the fryer.​
  2. Wait at least 15 minutes after frying, ensuring the oil is still hot. The optimum measuring range is between 150°C and 180°C.​
  3. Ensure that the probe is clean and dry before taking the reading.​
  4. Put your hand through the rubber grip and adjust the strap as required to ensure a firm hold.
  5. Place the sensor stem in the oil and ensure the oil level is between the max/min lines on the stem.​
  6. Use a gentle stirring motion until the light at the top of the instrument begins to flash.​
  7. After all readings are taken, use paper towel/tissue to clean the sensor.​

Caring for your FOM330

  • ​ The sensor uses a highly technical chip and must be cleaned after all fryers have been checked.​
  • We recommend cleaning the sensor while it is still hot, to prevent the oil cooling and forming a hard layer.
  • Use paper towel or soft tissue to remove excess oil. N-Propanol may be used to disinfect and to clean the sensor if required.​
  • Never use wire brushes or abrasive materials to clean the sensor.
  • Do not use solvents such as acetone for cleaning, as these will damage the instrument.
  • Avoid tapping or knocking the sensor stem against any hard object.
  • In line with best practice, use an Instrument Station with a bracket to safely protect your FOM330 from damage when not in use.​

A clean probe sensor is of great importance for the accuracy of the oil measurements. It is absolutely necessary to remove any water and detergent residues before carrying out your oil checking routine.​ ​

We recommend that you return your FOM330 to Klipspringer’s Service Department on an annual basis for calibration and service. This will ensure that it is working accurately and is critical to maximise the working life of your instrument. You can arrange calibration by clicking here.​