How big of a commercial fryer do you need for your kitchen?
When shopping for a new commercial deep fryer, there are many things to think about.
The right size, functionality, and shape can have a big effect on how your kitchen works.
We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions about fryers to help you make the right choice for your business.
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What Size Deep Fryer Do I Need?
When people who own restaurants or commercial kitchens ask us this, we always ask them, "What do you cook?"
When thinking about adding a fryer to your space, the first and most important thing to think about is how it will be used. Divide your menu into sections and look for the following:
Can you cook your food in the same oil?
Do you need to fry at different temperatures and for different amounts of time?
How fresh or frozen will the food be when you fry it?
When you see your menu broken down, you'll be able to figure out what size commercial fryer will work best for your kitchen and make it a very useful place.
For example, if you are frying a lot of frozen foods, you might want to get a bigger fryer than you need so that it can heat up quickly after you add items.
If you only cook one kind of food in your fryer, you might want to think about getting a specialty fryer. Most of the time, they take up less space and give you the best result.
Also, if you are cooking more than one kind of food or using more than one kind of oil, you may need a commercial fryer with more than one vat. Make sure they don't share the same built-in filtration system to keep the oils from getting mixed up.
Do I need a counter-top or stand-alone fryer?
There are two main types of fryers to think about: those that stand alone and those that sit on top of a counter. Before you choose either of these types of units, you need to think about how big your commercial kitchen is.
Most commercial kitchens use floor-model fryers, but they might not be the best choice for a smaller space.
The width of these fryers can be anywhere from 15 to 78 inches.
In addition to the unit itself, you will also need to think about where to store any special add-ons, baskets, or other parts that will help the fryer work better for your needs.
Also, it's important to remember that most fryers need a way to get air in and out.
When looking for the right fryer for your kitchen, you'll also need to make sure there's enough space under the hood or choose a ventless model.
Keep in mind that most countertop units have two fry pots, while a floor unit may have up to five.
When planning the layout of your commercial kitchen, this is important to keep in mind if you have a small space that needs more than one cooking vat.
Where can I find the right fryer for my restaurant?
It can be hard to find the right commercial fryer for your space on your own.
Getting help from a team of experts can make a big difference in how long your unit lasts and how well it works in your kitchen.
A professional will be able to look at your menu and make sure you get the right fryer for your needs and the space you have.
No matter if you are starting from scratch or upgrading your current unit, our experts will be able to walk you through all of the models, specs, and sizes so you can feel confident in your purchase.
Who Wrote It?
Vulcan, a division of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC, is the biggest maker of cooking equipment in the U.S. It has a wide range of products, such as ranges, convection, and combi ovens, fryers, griddles, charbroilers, steamers, braising pans, kettles, and heated holding cabinets.