SoundOff – Featured Fryers

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

 

Fryers
September 2013
Looking for a new way to serve up your restaurant’s favorite appetizers this fall? A commercial fryer may be just what you’re looking for! Cooking with hot oil is a great way to prepare a variety of foods, and it’s durable, safe, and easy to clean. Before purchasing a fryer, it is important to consider what type of sediment zone will best fit your needs. A sediment zone is where the excess breading and small pieces of food collect as they fall off during cooking.
  • Open Pot – Fryers with an open bottom and unobstructed heated area. Generally these are ideal for lightly breaded foods, such as french fries as they tend to have a smaller sediment zone.
  • Tube Type – Fryers with tube shaped heating elements that are permanently fixed in place. These are best suited to heavily breaded products such as fish or chicken because the sediments are captured while frying in a larger cool zone.
  • Flat Bottom – Fryers with no sediment zone. Most often, this type of fryer is used for frying delicate items that float to the top, such as tortilla chips and funnel cake.

It is also important to consider what capacity of fryer will best fit your needs. Generally, the larger the capacity of the fryer, the faster the recovery. Recovery is the time it takes for the fryer to heat the oil back to starting temperature after the cold food is dropped in. Not only does a faster recovery allow more food to be cooked in a designated time period, but it prevents cooked products from becoming soggy due to a longer cook time.

You can shop for fryers here at ShortOrder.com.

Featured: Fryers
Model
Rating
Performance
Features & Specifications
Gen2

5 Star

- 40 lb Capacity
- 2 Fry Baskets

 

- Natural Gas

- 15.5“W x 47.13″H x 30.25″D
- Warranty: 1 yr. parts & labor

 

Frymaster

4 Star

- 80 lb Capacity
- Open Frypot Design

 

- LP Gas

- 20.88″W x 46.13″H x 39.88″D
- Warranty: 1 yr. parts & labor

 

MDT4F12A1H
Eagle
4 Star
- 15 lb Capacity
- Single Fry Pot
- Counter Unit, Electric
– 12″W x 15″H x 19″D
– Warranty: 1 yr. parts & labor

 

 
Dean
4 Star
- 43 lb Capacity
- Stainless Steel Frypot
- Natural Gas
– 15.5″W x 45″H x 29.25″D
- Warranty: 1 yr. parts & labor

A Guide to Buying Fryers for Your Restaurant

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Crispy fries, crunchy chips, mouth-watering fried chicken — serving up these tasty treats at your restaurant calls for commercial fryers. But with so many different kinds of fryers, where do you even begin? Let’s take a look.

Restaurant Fryers: How Big?

When you’re shopping for restaurant fryers, such as Frymaster fryers, one consideration is the size. Typically, general purpose fryers have a 30-50 pound oil capacity, while large fryers for chicken and fish have an oil capacity of 60-80 pounds. General purpose fryers with a larger capacity mean they’ll have a faster recovery, this being how long it takes for the fryer to heat the oil back to the starting temperature once you drop in cold food. When fryers have a faster recovery, it can mean greater production, since the fryer oil temperature drops less and recovers quicker in order to maintain the proper cooking temperature. When fryers are low recovery, it can result in soggy products.

Restaurant Fryers: Choose Stainless Steel

We can’t recommend stainless steel pots enough when it comes to restaurant fryers. They’re easier to clean and last much longer. When you’re shopping for fryers, look for a stainless steel pot with at least a five-year warranty, or, even better, a lifetime warrantee.

Restaurant Fryers: Sediment Zone Types

Another thing to consider when buying fryers is the sediment zone. This is where the excess breading and small food pieces collect when they fall off during cooking. Fryers have three different types of sediment zones, also called “cool zones.” Those types include: open pot fryers, tube type fryers and flat bottom fryers.

Buy Fryers at ShortOrder.com

Buy fryers at ShortOrder.com, where our Low Price Guarantee on restaurant equipment means you’ll be getting your fryers at the lowest price — guaranteed. You’ll find a wide array of fryers like the Frymaster EH1721 and the Frymaster MJ45-SD-Nat here at ShortOrder.com.

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