A large percentage of commercial foodservice operations serve fried foods in some fashion, but without a fried food holding station these items can become soggy and cold. Fried Food Holding Stations are warming and holding equipment that is specifically designed to keep fried foods hot and crispy until served. Fried Food Holding Stations is a great option for businesses that serve a large volume of fried food. Fried Food Holding Stations, also known as Dump Stations are the perfect companion to your gas or electric fryer. This type of warming and holding equipment is designed to gently circulate a current of hot air both throughout and over the top of the fried food being held. To stop food from sitting in pooling grease, these holding stations often come equipped with a grease pan located below the pan liner.
Caterers, buffets or other foodservice establishments that occasionally set out different food items for customers to serve themselves should consider a countertop fried food holding station. These food warmers utilize overhead heating elements to keep foods warm until served. When selecting this type of warming and holding equipment, you will want to consider the overall dimensions and wattage of the unit when making a decision. Most countertop fry dump stations have either one or two overhead heating bulbs or strips that are positioned about a foot above the base, some units also have a heated bottom plate to increase the heating efficiency. A countertop model that also utilizes forced air circulation is a great space saving option for restaurants that serve a high volume of fried food.
When searching for a unit to suit your needs, be sure to check the overall dimensions. This will allow you to determine how much space the unit will need. The total wattage indicates how much power or heat is generated by the unit.
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