Commercial deep fryers are specifically designed to handle large quantities of food quickly and efficiently. You can produce large batches of hot, fresh foods that satisfy your customers. Quality commercial deep fryers provide precise temperature control, ensuring your food cooks evenly. Adjustable temperature settings make it easy to fry perfectly crisped dishes every time.
What should you look for when buying a commercial deep fryer?
With so many models available on the market, it's easy to be confused about which commercial deep fryer you need. Every professional kitchen has different needs, so think about the following when deciding.
Type of power supply
Look at the energy sources you have available before buying your deep fryer. Determine if you require a gas-powered option or an electric one. If you require an electric commercial deep fryer, check first whether you have a 230V plug point, or the larger 400V outlet. Gas might be the only option available to food truck businesses and other mobile caterers, so this is a good investment for these kinds of businesses.
Capacity and size
Whether you buy a small or larger model depends on how many fries or other snacks you plan to serve every day. Thinking about this will give you an idea of how large a deep fryer you require. Fast food restaurants or food trucks typically require lots of fries, so they would need a larger model or a two-basket version. If you're worried about the capacity, choose a slightly larger option. When frying, the fries need to have space so that they cook properly and don't stick together.
Placement and storage
These appliances are typically in use all day long, so you require somewhere that is safe and stable to place them. Check in advance that you have enough room to place the appliance so that it is not in the way of your usual kitchen foot traffic. This is something that all professional kitchens need to consider, especially busy cafes, restaurants and hotel kitchens that have lots of staff walking around all the time.
Rising gas and electricity prices mean investing in professional equipment that offers low energy consumption. With appliances that are in use all day long, this is even more important. With a larger fryer, the oil and energy consumption is slightly higher, so if you don't fry regularly, that is something to consider. Frying with gas is a bit more energy efficient than electric methods. It can also be more convenient if you work with gas bottles, as you can fry food at almost any location.
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What are the benefits of a professional deep fryer?
One of the main advantages of using a professional deep fryer is the ability to consistently produce high-quality food. These fryers are specifically designed for commercial use, with precise temperature control and even cooking distribution. This ensures that your food items, such as fried chicken or French fries, are cooked evenly and to perfection every time.
Using a professional deep fryer can also save you time in your kitchen. These fryers have a larger capacity than regular deep fryers, allowing you to cook more food at once. This means that you can serve your customers faster and reduce wait times.
Another benefit of professional deep fryers is their versatility. They can be used for a wide range of food items, including fried chicken, fish, vegetables and even desserts. Some models also come with different frying baskets and temperature controls, allowing you to fry multiple types of food at once.
Investing in a professional deep fryer also means investing in a durable and long-lasting piece of equipment. These fryers are built with high-quality materials that can withstand the demands of a busy commercial kitchen. They are designed to last for many years, making them a cost-effective option for your business.
How do you use a commercial deep fryer safely?
Deep fryer fat can reach up to 200⁰C. You must know how to work safely with it. Always consider the following points:
Only fill the deep fryer with oil when it is switched off, and never fill it beyond the maximum level indicated.
Moisture and water make hot oil splash! Be extra careful with ingredients containing a lot of water, or frozen snacks that still have ice on them. Use the lid during frying to protect against oil splashes.
Always place the commercial deep fryer on a firm and stable surface and at a height where you can easily see into the pan (at table height). A
with a backsplash is ideal for this. Place it somewhere where you do not have to walk around often during frying.
Stick to the prescribed temperatures, cooking time and portion sizes on the packaging of your snacks.
What types of fryers does Maxima offer?
There are many times of commercial deep fryers to choose from and each with its pros and cons. The two main types are tabletop and freestanding versions.
Tabletop deep fryer
A compact appliance that you can easily place on your countertop or a table is best suited to smaller kitchens and catering spaces like food trucks. The tabletop models are also available with a double basket, so you can cook more than one kind of food at once. The higher-capacity tabletop deep fryers often have a convenient drain tap.
These kinds of professional deep fryers are frequently found in larger commercial kitchens like restaurants and hotels. They are well suited to daily use because of their higher capacity. Maxima offers them with a professionally finished stainless steel base that offers storage for oil and other utensils.
Induction deep fryer
Induction deep fryers are ideal for busy kitchens that need appliances that can start working immediately. Through the use of induction, the oil gets hot quickly and can be precisely maintained at the correct temperature.
How to clean a commercial deep fryer
An important part of the ease of use of a commercial deep fryer is how easy it is to clean. When it comes to deep fryers, these appliances are used every day, so they need daily cleaning. Thanks to the choice of materials and the smooth finish, cleaning these deep fryers is very easy.
First, remove the plug from the socket before starting and always let the oil cool down. Commercial deep fryers with a drain tap make cleaning even easier for you to remove the oil. Open the tap and let the oil pour out into a suitable container or bucket. For appliances without a drain tap, all parts, including the heating element, can be detached. The removable tray is usually the last to be taken out for cleaning. The cooled oil can then be drained easily.
To wash the inside of the deep fryer, put a bit of hot water and dishwasher liquid in the container to loosen the fat. These can then be wiped away and the tray rinsed with clean water. Most of the removable parts can be washed in the dishwasher.