Countertop fryers are ideal for kitchens that will not be frying that much food throughout the day or have limited space. You will want to check the overall dimensions of the unit as well as the pot design and power type to make sure you get the right model to suit your needs. Countertop fryers are a great solution for many commercial restaurant kitchens that may not have space for a full size commercial fryer but they still want the fun of adding fried foods to their menu. Even if you do not plan to serve more than just French fries, consider one of these compact deep fryers, this type of fryer is perfect for mobile use on your food cart or as part of a fair concessions stand, there is no way to fit a full size fryer on a food truck but with the help of the compact countertop fryer, you will be able to meet demands for delicious fried foods on the go!
The pot design of countertop fryers depends mostly on the power source. Electric units have a ribbon type pot in which the ribbon shaped elements are submerged directly in the oil. Gas models have a standard open pot design, where the gas-fired heating elements attached to the outside of the vat. Open pots usually have a cold zone at the very bottom into which food particles are allowed to settle and not disrupt the flavor of subsequent food items. Whichever power type you decide upon, be sure that either the gas hookups or electrical supply are compatible with your current utility hookup. The dimensional specifications of each unit are also important to consider, this tells you how much countertop space it will take up.