If you are looking to add a fryer to your restaurant’s kitchen, it can be difficult to determine which unit is the best option for your needs and the dishes you wish to prepare. As a leading provider of fryer equipment and other restaurant kitchen solutions, the team at Raimac industries knows that the right equipment can significantly increase productivity, food quality, and safety. That is why we have compiled a list of important considerations to help you understand how to choose the right fryer for your precise needs.
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When choosing a fryer for your restaurant kitchen, it is crucial to consider the following elements:
It is generally not a good idea to fry different types of food in the same fryer or oil as this can cause flavours to mix in unexpected ways. For example, if you fry fish and then fry chicken in the same oil, your chicken may have a fishy aftertaste. If you wish to cook different dishes in the same fryer, it is best to switch the oil between each dish. Alternatively, you can invest in one dedicated fryer for each type of dish, allowing you to use the same oil for multiple servings.
When choosing a fryer, it is important to consider where it will go in your kitchen and what size of unit you can accommodate. It should be noted that fryers should never be placed near open burners, griddles, or broilers as this can increase the risk of burns and other safety hazards. After finding a safe location for your fryer, you can work on choosing a size that suits your available space and the amount of fried food you will produce on an average day.
Fryers can be powered by electricity or gas, allowing you to choose the perfect unit for your available connections. Some operations prefer electric fryers because they do not add any ambient heat to the kitchen. Electric units also are considered more efficient because their heating elements are typically submerged in the oil itself, creating a large surface area for a direct heat transfer. While gas models can cost more to install and operate, they heat up/cool down faster than electric units and are considered more appropriate for high-volume kitchens.
Many modern fryers feature programmable controls, oil filtration systems, and notifications for expired oil. Each of these options can be highly beneficial for your kitchen, so be sure to examine the feature list of a fryer before making a final decision.
To learn more about our selection of fryers and other restaurant equipment, get in touch with the team at Raimac Industries. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our products.
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