Styles of Frying Ranges

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Hopkins provide three different main styles of fish and chip frying ranges and you will be advised of which is best for you by our dedicated advisors who will consider everything from the size and shape of your shop through to how busy you hope to be.


Counter Frying Ranges

The Counter Frying Range is the most popular type in the trade. It includes a serving area which can either be in the middle of the frying range or at the end. The main benefit of this range is it allows the frier to have face-to-face contact with the customer meaning a personal service is provided. It also allows for the frier to fry and serve alone during quieter periods whilst providing enough space for more workers during busier periods.

These features can be built into our frying ranges:    


  • Lava Grills                      
  • Bain Maries
  • Work Surfaces
  • Grills and Griddles          


counter frying range

Hopkins bespoke counter frying ranges are available with different numbers of pans and chip boxes. The counters are fully customised to show your fish and chip shops corporate identity with options such as laser cut illuminated light boxes, led down lights and curved embossed panels. 

To find Hopkins counter fish and chip frying ranges in your area visit our case studies page.


Wall Frying Ranges

The Wall Frying Range is the least requested of the three and is fitted against the wall as the name suggests. 

This fish and chip frying range is generally used in shops that have limited space available but can be seen as impersonal as the frier has to keep their back to the customer. Many fish and chip shops throughout the country are successfully operating with this frying range however and our experienced designers can provide you with all the advice needed to ensure this range will work for you.

Included in our quotation is :                      

  • Delivery
  • Installation
  • 12 months guarantee for parts and labour                    
  • Full training on how to operate the range       



Wall Frying Range

Hopkins bespoke wall fish and chip frying ranges are available with different numbers of pans and chip boxes. Hopkins also supplies our own British made potato chipper and peeler to compliment your new range.

To find Hopkins wall fish and chip frying ranges in your area visit our case studies page.


Island Frying Ranges

The Island Frying Range is becoming increasingly popular and is ideal in busy shops. The frier stands behind the frying range as normal whilst the server stands in front taking care of the customers. The range has boxes on either side so the frier can put the product in and the server can take the cooked product from their side.

This type of fish and chip frying range allows both the frier and server to have maximum space meaning fast production during busy periods. There is not a counter provided with this frying range however so this must be purchased separately and is available at Hopkins along with any bain maries or other cooking equipment you may require.


The choice is yours:                                                                           

  •  A number of pans available
  •  A bespoke front range style of your choice to suit your individual taste and shop interior with logo or name in lights option available
  •  Gas, electric or LPG Ranges
  •  Curved or straight frontal glass
  •  Traditional ranges or the popular flat top ranges for customers who prefer basket frying


Island Frying Range

Hopkins bespoke island fish and chip frying ranges are available with different numbers of pans and chip boxes. All our ranges come with 12 months parts and labour guarantee with full training provided.

To find Hopkins island fish and chip frying ranges in your area visit our case studies page.



Hopkins the Right Choice

Choosing the right fish frying range for your shop is one of the most important decisions you will make in business life so it is essential to find the right people to help you with this.

Hopkins Great British Quality

When you decide Hopkins is the best choice our range sales team will be happy to discuss the needs of your business further and offer their friendly and knowledgeable advice free of charge. If required we will organise for you to visit shops with similar ranges to the one you are interested in and then produce a drawing and quotation for you.

A dedicated member of staff will be allocated to your individual account providing you with a personal service and full after care assistance is offered from our Gas Safe approved engineers. Leasing options are also available.

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