Top 3 Things You Need To Know About Commercial Fryers

tmp1E6EFryers aren’t just for fast food restaurants. Kitchens all around the country are using fryers to make new culinary creations. From deep-fried squash blossoms to tempura-battered Oreos, commercial fryers offer restaurants and their chefs the opportunity to create unique, fresh food served up crispy and hot. Whether you’re new to the restaurant business or a seasoned professional, eventually you’ll be in the market for a new commercial fryer. Let’s take a look at a few things to consider before purchasing:

Fryer Specifications

Do you want a gas or electric fryer? What size do you need? Fryers come in all shapes and sizes with a wide range of features. Gas fryers were once the most popular power source option. However, rising natural gas prices have increased the sales of electric fryers. Also take into consideration the space you have in your kitchen; make sure your new fryer fits appropriately into your floor plan.

Recovery Time

Recovery time refers to the amount of time it takes the fryer to reheat the oil after cold food is dropped in. Typically, the larger the fryer capacity, the faster the recovery time will be. If you aren’t going to be frying in large quantities, consider a 30-50 lbs. capacity fryer. However, if you’re going to be frying up chicken and fish, a 60-80 lbs. capacity fryer is your best bet.

Sediment Zone Types

When you cook food with a fryer, the small food particles and excess breading fall off. The fryer’s sediment zone catches the rogue pieces. There are three different types of sediment zones: open pot, tube type, and flat bottom. Which type of zone you need depends on what kind of food you will be frying and the quantity of food. Open pot fryers are generally best for lower quantities of lightly-breaded foods; tube fryers are best for high volumes of heavily-breaded foods; and flat bottom fryers are best for low-weight, specialty foods.

For more information and tips about purchasing a new commercial fryer for your kitchen, visit our helpful Buying Guide.

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