Electric fryers

The electric fryer allows virtually any type of food to be fried in hot oil quickly and easily. It is mainly used in fast-food outlets and restaurants as it can fry large quantities of food in a very short time. Most electric fryers use between 6 and 19 cups of oil, which is heated in a tank between 175 °C and 190 °C.

Electric fryers are not only used to fry food such as chicken, fish and chips, but also to give all vegetables a delicious, crispy flavour. Let's find out what features your fryer needs to create a light, crispy fry with all varieties of food, from vegetable tempura to chicken nuggets.

The advantages of the electric fryer

The advantages of using an electric fryer are many and in many cases make it a more convenient purchase than a traditional gas model:

  1. Ease of use. These appliances are very easy to use thanks to the temperature indicators and timers that can be set for different types of food. 
  2. Efficiency. Electric fryers are efficient and can last 20 years or more compared to about 10 years for a gas fryer. They are also much cheaper to maintain than conventional models, as the burners and pilot lights of gas fryers need to be checked regularly and are often at risk of breaking or malfunctioning. 
  3. Versatility. These appliances are versatile and can be used to fry a very wide variety of foods, such as chicken, fish, chips or vegetables. 
  4. Safety and light cooking. Electric fryers are safer to use than conventional fryers as they do not require a large amount of oil and do not produce an open flame: they can reduce the risk of splashes and burns. By using less oil, these appliances help to cook lighter than conventional fryers by reducing the amount of fat and calories in food. 
  5. Energy efficiency. Electric fryers are more energy efficient than gas fryers, as they can be plugged into a standard electrical outlet. With the arrival of photovoltaic panels in the commercial sector, many restaurants and fast-food outlets have low electricity bills.
The advantages of the electric fryer

Technical characteristics

The technical characteristics of deep fryers influence their cooking efficiency, ease of use and cleaning. In order to have a high-performance fryer, certain details must be considered:

  • Adjustable thermostat. The thermostat can be adjusted to maintain a specific temperature range and can help to ensure even cooking of food, as well as to prevent over- or undercooking. The temperature range may vary depending on the model and brand of the electric fryer, but is generally between 250°F and 375°F. 
  • Oil filtration system. This is a system that removes food particles and impurities from the oil to prolong its life and improve the quality of fried food. The oil filter system is an effective way to reduce the amount of fat and oil used in the fryer: it saves oil and reduces waste and prevents the fryer from becoming clogged with food particles. It is usually recommended to use oil filtering at least once a day, but the frequency may vary depending on the volume of food being prepared: if large quantities of food are fried, it is necessary to filter the oil more frequently. 
  • Two-position basket for easy food transfer and access to the oil: it is important not to put in more oil than necessary, as it may overflow the container when adding food.

Electric fryer maintenance

Maintenance of an electric fryer is important to ensure its longevity and efficiency. It is important to clean the fryer regularly to remove any food particles or debris that may have accumulated in the fryer.A long-handled brush can be used to clean the exhaust duct. The fryer should be checked regularly for signs of wear and tear, such as frayed wires or worn heating elements: any damaged parts should be replaced immediately. Finally, the fryer should be stored in a clean, dry place when not in use: it is recommended to cover it to protect it from dust and debris.

The frequency of cleaning an electric fryer can vary depending on how often it is used. If the fryer is used at least once a week it should be cleaned every three months, but if it is used more frequently it needs to be cleaned more often. For example, in a busy commercial environment a light cleaning of the fryer can be done every day and a deeper cleaning twice a week. It is important to clean the fryer regularly to remove any food particles or debris that may have accumulated inside, as it can affect the performance and efficiency of the fryer.

For any doubts or questions, we are at your complete disposal: we will help you choose the right fryer to serve tasty crispy recipes to your guests or customers.

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