When making funnel cakes, the most important pieces of equipment for any vendor to have are funnel cake fryers. After all, without a funnel cake fryer, the customer would just get a plate full of batter with powdered sugar topping it. A funnel cake fryer is typically a shallow, countertop fryer, though there are some floor models that can be used for high volume establishments that are more stationary. The funnel cake fryers are typically countertop models because they are easier to transport from venue to venue, as is generally the case with concession businesses.
The funnel cake fryers are shallow because there is no need for the depth that comes with using a fryer basket, as is typical when making fries or cheese sticks. Funnel cakes are fried without the use of a fryer basket, and therefore do not need the depth. Funnel cake fryers also are typically flat bottom, so they are easier to clean. A flat bottom funnel cake fryer is much easier to clean because the free floating debris in the fryer does not get stuck around any heating elements.