If you are considering purchasing a new fryer for your business, you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of options available for commercial fryers. This can be especially daunting if you have never purchased a fryer. There are many factors to think about when looking into a new commercial fryer, and this post will help you start thinking about what features your business may need.
Food to Prepare
The first thing to consider when looking for a commercial fryer is the type of food that you need to cook. Fried foods can be divided into two categories: high-sediment foods and low-sediment foods. High-sediment foods include breaded products and other foods that produce a large number of small bits that fall off into the fryer, which are called sediment. Low-sediment foods are foods that are battered in a liquid coating or that are made of a liquid batter. When introducing new foods to your business’s menu, you may also need to account for disposables needed to serve the new foods.
Once you determine what type of product you need to fry, you must evaluate the technical limitations of your commercial kitchen. Commercial fryers can use either gas or electric power. If your kitchen has both gas and electrical hookups, consider which option would be the most cost-effective. Space is something else to take into account. If floorspace comes at a premium in your kitchen, contemplate purchasing a countertop unit.
The frypot size of a commercial fryer is often measured by its oil capacity, which is usually expressed in pounds of oil. With this number, you can calculate how many pounds of food the fryer can produce per hour. If you calculate a commercial fryer’s output to be 120 pounds of food per hour but your business only needs an output of 60 pounds of food per hour, you can think about looking for smaller models.
There are many things that business owners and employees should do to own and operate a commercial fryer safely. When purchasing a fryer, also bear in mind that best practices include the use of nonslip mats, class K fire extinguishers, and vent hoods. You and your employees should read up on commercial kitchen fire safety and make sure your business is protected before you operate your new commercial fryer.
Maintenance and Employee Training
Once you have decided on a new commercial fryer, come up with a maintenance and training plan. Not only will this help extend the life of your new appliance, but it will also minimize the risk of employee injury and equipment malfunction while maintaining a high quality of fryer performance.
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