Commercial Deep Fryers
What is considered to be a Commercial Deep Fryer? A commercial deep fat fryer is usually a heavy-duty, free-standing floor fryer that consists of a single pan, double pan, dual pan or triple pan. They can be powered by natural gas, LPG propane or 3 phase electric.
Commercial Deep Fryers are either fully automatic with inbuilt filter systems for ease of cleaning and longer oil life, or manually hand operated baskets.
Commercial Fryers are most likely found in restaurants, cafes, hotels & takeaways. Therefore The number of pans or pats usually depend on the size of the commercial kitchen and output required. Each pan can hold up to 25 Litres of cooking oil.
Deep Fryer Design
Pan or vat design is dependent on types of food to be cooked. Extra-large flat bottomed fryers for fish or chicken, V-shape fryers for quick recovery restaurant use. Tube fryers are best for large volumes of chips or fries.
Single baskets or double baskets are supplied with most commercial deep fryers. Fryers can also be used without baskets when cooking large portions of food such as battered or crumbed seafood.
There are positives and negatives to both gas and electric commercial deep fryers, whether small or large. Running costs are similar, regardless of the initial commercial deep fryer price, whether one purchases the cheapest or the more expensive brands.
Running costs are related to Power usage MJ and Kilowatts per Litres of oil. 20 Litres of oil in a deep fryer with 90 MJ of power, will be slower to recover than a deep fryer with 20 litres and 120 MJ of power. However, the later will cost more to run.
Comparison – Commercial Deep Fryers Gas vs Electric
Gas Deep Fryers – Pros
1/ Cheap to Run
2/ Cheap to Buy
3/ Gas Repairs usually quick and easy
4/ Parts easy to source.
Gas Deep Fryers – Cons
1/ Hard to Clean
2/ Hard to repair if fry pan cracks
3/ Oil life is short
4/ Hard to operate if the pilot won’t light
Electric Deep Fryers – Pros
1/ Easy to clean, elements usually tilt back
2/ Oil life is longer
3/ Easier to operate
4/ Quicker heat recovery
Electric Deep Fryers – Cons
1/ Expensive to purchase
2/ Expensive to run, most units are 3 phase
3/ Expensive to Repair
4/ Wait time on elements if they need replacing
Snowmaster has been supplying Commercial Deep Fryers & Industrial Fryers to the restaurant & hospitality industry for over 75 years, having been first established in 1945.
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