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What to Look for in Commercial Fryers
What is the difference between a deep fryers and air fryers? Basically, air fryers cook food from a higher temperature with a powerful air pump, while deep fryers are a type of cooking appliance used in restaurants and homes. This type of cooking appliances are available in many designs, shapes and sizes. Based on the requirements of the people, these appliances can be made portable or permanent.
A permanent form of this type of cooking appliance is a conveyor fryer, which is usually fixed onto a metal or wooden surface. Conveyor Fryers consists of a basket in which the food is kept while it is being cooked. The basket is fitted with heaters for deep frying, as well as electric heating elements for heating the oil. Electric heating elements are mostly preferred over the gas heating elements, as the latter tend to create unpleasant odors. This type of cooking appliance is mostly used indoors, as the confined space required for such an appliance causes several problems.
If you are looking for a fryer for outdoor usage, then you would require a different kind of cooking appliance. Outdoor Fryers are generally open on the top, and there is a vent in the lid. This vent is also closed while the fryer is in use, so that no part of the food will be exposed to harmful atmosphere. In the past, the frying mechanism was constructed with metallic rods and there were a number of problems associated with these rods. However, today plastic rods are used, as they do not get stuck in the oil while being fried.
When you buy these cooking equipment, you will also need to purchase a deep-frying basket and a thermometer. The basket is fitted with both the hot and cold temperature indicators, which determine the correct temperature for frying. The thermometer, on the other hand, is used to ensure that the correct temperature is attained while the fryer is in use. Both of these items can be bought from the same retailer or from online shops.
Fryers are also fitted with filtration system in order to remove the excessive amount of fat from the fish. There are several types of filtration systems, which can be bought, such as charcoal filtration system, mechanical filtration system, chemical filtration system and air-flow filtration system. You can also choose from bottom, top or integrated filtration. All these different types of filtration have their own advantages, so before purchasing a new fryer, it is best to check whether the model you are going to buy comes with appropriate filter installed.
Most of the modern day fryers come with temperature controls, which allow you to set the temperature for specific portions of the food. However, you would need to monitor the cooking oil's temperature yourself. This is not possible in home use, unless you are using a dedicated cooking oil monitoring device. If you want to keep track of the cooking oil's temperature, the temperature controller is the perfect product for you. It helps you to control the cooking oil's temperature based on your desired levels.
The thermostat and the lighting are the next important components, which play a pivotal role in your fryers. Thermostat controls allow you to maintain the right temperature for specific parts of the food, even when the heat source is turned off. For instance, if you are using a deep fryer, then you can adjust the temperature to the level you desire. Meanwhile, the light bulb is responsible for providing you with the heat source. If you have a crypt with bulbs, then you would have to move the lights around while adjusting the heat. Such tasks can be very tedious and time consuming.
Finally, look for a device that facilitates the flow of air and heat to the specific parts of your fryer. Commercial fryers must have integrated heat transfer device to distribute heat uniformly and quickly to the different parts. This way, you can improve the cooking quality. If you feel you need to make changes in the heating system, you can always rely on professional technicians from the store who can help you get your fryer repaired or replaced.