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Industrial fryers: how to choose the right one for the kitchen of your restaurant?

Crunchy and juicy food never goes out of style. And, as every caterer knows, the easiest way to prepare such food is in a deep fryer. For many restaurants, a professional commercial fryer is the main or at least one of the most important cooking devices, so it is worth taking a closer look at the technical parameters of a fryer before buying one. In this blog post, you will find the most important information about the types of fryers and their differences.

Does your kitchen need a commercial fryer?

Commercial fryers are designed to cook food in high-temperature oil, thus preserving the flavour and producing the crispy exterior texture that everyone loves. In many restaurants, fryers are also used because of their capacity to prepare large quantities of food extremely quickly and the versatility of their function, which makes it possible to prepare a wide variety of dishes, such as fries, prawns, chicken, vegetables, fish and even fried ice cream.

Commercial and industrial fryers available in the AUDORES shop

For the convenience of buyers, industrial fryers are categorised into the following types:

  • Tabletop fryers are small, which makes them perfect to use in small spaces or to produce small quantities of deep-fried food. The smallest fryer in our range is the 3L Bartscher model, while the largest one is the 50L model from the same manufacturer designed for extra-large quantities of food.
  • Fryers with stand are generally capacious and efficient, so they are perfectly suited for intensive, continuous use. Many are equipped with filtration devices to help remove deposits such as crumbs and food residues from cooking oil. You can choose among small gas ATA fryers and large electric fryers like the Zanussi EVO.
  • Induction fryers are designed with advanced induction cooking technology, making them extremely efficient. The difference between them and conventional fryers is that they do not have heating elements built into the container. Instead, the container itself is heated by induction.
  • Hot air fryers. It is an increasingly popular type of frying, which does not require fat. Hot air fryers are particularly appreciated by those who cook at home, but they are also finding their way into restaurants. Take a look at the HOP AIR models from Venix, with programmable frying modes and other useful features.

The fryers listed above vary in size, function and capacity. We therefore recommend that having considered the size of the fryer, you should seek advice on the features that are the most suitable for you. To find out more, continue reading this article.

What to consider when choosing an industrial fryer?

The right fryer parameters will help to make your job easier and to guarantee the quality in your kitchen. AUDORES consultants highlight the following key aspects of industrial fryers:

Capacity and volume. This is the key criterion for deciding whether a fryer is the right one for your customer flow. Fryers with a higher capacity heat up faster, so you can cook more food in a shorter period of time.

Type of power supply. Industrial fryers usually use gas or electricity, with little difference in performance. More powerful equipment requires a mains connection.

Number of compartments. You can choose between a single-compartment fryer and a two-compartment one. The two-compartment fryer is convenient due to its versatility: two separate meals can be cooked at the same time at different temperatures, avoiding food contact and flavour mixing. When there is less to cook, only one compartment can be used, saving oil and energy costs. Single compartment fryers are more convenient for those who cook larger quantities of one type of food. These fryers also allow the use of multiple baskets.

Number of fryer baskets. Using several fryer baskets at the same time allows you to cook different types of food in smaller portions compared to one large basket, in which you cook larger quantities of the same food.

The method of operating the fryer. You can choose between a manually operated and programmable fryer. The programmable fryer notifies you when your food is ready and automatically lifts the basket, which can be useful in particularly busy kitchens. These fryers are often a little more expensive than the manually operated ones.

Other costs. With a professional fryer, the most resource-intensive part of the frying process is the regular change of cooking oil. Modern fryers are equipped with advanced filtration and cooling zones to prolong the life of the oil and prevent the formation of deposits.

Not sure which fryer to buy for your catering establishment? Feel free to contact the experts at AUDORES. In our shop you will find equipment from leading manufacturers, and you will experience the quality yourself.

Countertop fryers

Free standing fryers