Many fryer units already come with one or two fry baskets. However, kitchens that do a lot of frying and have different fried food items will need extra baskets on hand. Be sure to check both the shape and size of the baskets you select to make sure they will fit in the fry vat. Rectangular fry baskets are the most common type found in restaurants. They can be used for pretty much any food item, from French fires and onion rings to fried chicken and fish breaded fish.
Commercial kitchens that specialize in doughnuts or other fried round treats will want a round baskets. There are even special baskets for making taco shells and tostadas. The width and depth of the fry basket, or diameter of round models, is important to look at because it will tell you if the basket will fit into your fry pot. Usually, two baskets will fit side by side in most vats, but it is important to cross check the basket size with the fry area, just to make sure.
If your commercial deep fryer does not come with fryer baskets included, make sure to browse this section for any style of basket you could need. Traditionally, fries are made in rectangular shaped baskets. Round baskets are used for smaller items and you may want to consider adding a few of these to your other fry baskets. If you know that you will be serving a particular fried food item there is probably a type of fry basket produces specifically to fry that item.