Fed up with fish breaking when it is removed from the cabinet to serve to customers, chip shop owner John Lee has created his own fish lifter.
Made from 316 food grade stainless steel, the utensil is available in two lengths – 28cm and 21cm (not including the handle). Both measure 10cm wide and are large enough to handle an 8oz piece of fish, keeping it in tact from hot box to fish box.
John, whose family own five shops in and around Southampton including Best Fry, J Henry’s and Sonny’s Traditional Fish And Chips, comments: “When we decided to change from skin on to skinless fish, breaking became even more of a problem.
“I noticed that there was nothing on the market that was suitable so after a few prototypes we now have one that we are happy with. We use them in all of our stores and have sold over 200 through Facebook.
“They can be used for other things as well as fish. I’ve had multiple people say they are using them for placing cheesy chips under a salamander and then just sliding them off into the box.”
The Lee Lifters cost £39.95 each plus £4.95 postage.
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