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Which is Better, Gas or Electric?

Propane or Natural Gas Versus Electric Power

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Heating Speed

Electric commercial fryers take longer to get up to temperature and typically can’t reach the same maximum temperature as their gas-powered counterparts.


Edge: Gas
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Oil Recovery

Once up to temperature, electric fryers recover more quickly between frying cycles than their gas counterparts.


Edge: Electric

Operational Cost

In the past, gas fryers were the least expensive to operate. However, in recent years natural gas has outpaced the cost of electricity in some areas.


Slight Edge: Gas
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Efficiency

Electric fryers house a heating element inside the oil, increasing efficiency. Conversely, gas commercial fryers must heat the metal container holding the oil first, which in turn heats the oil – this uses more energy.


Edge: Electric

Product Type

You can choose gas or electric power for open-pot, tube-style or flat-bottom fryers


Edge: Even
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Portability

Electric fryers have the edge because they are not tied to a gas line. Relocating them however, still might require a visit from your electrician..


Edge: Electric


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