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Commercial fryers are common in many commercial kitchens. Though they may seem simple, there is a lot that goes into purchasing and operating a deep fryer. The two things you need to think about first are pot design and oil type, both of which affect the quality and flavor of your fried foods. Commercial fryers come with three different fry pot designs: tube-type, open-pot and flat-bottom. Tube-type vats are ideal for heavily battered foods like fried chicken and fish. Open-pot fryers are best used to make French fries, cheese sticks or other lightly breaded foods. Flat-bottom fry pots are ideal for frying delicate items like funnel cake, tortilla chips or taco shells.
There are many different oils used in commercial fryers, and each different type has a slightly different flavor and nutritional value. One of the most common oils is vegetable oil. But with increasing concern over trans fats, city governments are banning oils that contain trans fats. Canola is becoming the new preferred oil for restaurant frying. In this section you will find all the equipment and accessories you will need to make perfectly fried foods.
Choose from many different full size commercial fryers. FSW.com carries both gas commercial fryers and electric commercial fryers to suit your energy needs. If you have a little less space in your kitchen, or if your business does not need to produce fried foods as a main menu item, then consider one of our countertop fryers. These portable fryers are a great solution for food carts and concessions stands. Also, don't forget to stock up on some fryer baskets and deep fryer filter paper. FSW.com carries a wide selection of different filters, grease cone racks and more to keep your deep fryer working in tip-top shape.