Different Types of Deep Fryers

Whether used in the home or the restaurant, deep fryers rule. They are multipurpose and efficient at the same time. The best part about deep fryers is the fact that there are so many different types available these days. Let’s check out the different types of deep fryers.

Electric Deep Fryers

Electric-type deep fryers are universally known for the speed at which they can cook. They come in a full range of sizes and shapes, making them perfect for homes and businesses alike. Coming in a range of shapes and sizes, you can pick up an electric deep fryer relatively cheap. 

These fryers are sold everywhere and do a very good job at what they’re designed to do. People love the fact that they come with safe tops and splash guards. Plus, they take no time to heat up. Nearly anything can be cooked in an electric deep fryer if you have room to fit it in. 

Propane Deep Fryers

Propane and deep fryers. Could there be a better combination? We don’t think so. Perfect for taking on camping trips, propane deep fryers provide an instant and efficient way to bring a bit of home with you while traveling 

Most propane deep fryers are used around the holidays. Thanksgiving is a perfect example of this. Who doesn’t love a deep-fried turkey? These fryers are also used year-round because of their ability to cook up some of the crispiest food around, especially meats like chicken. 

Propane deep fryers usually come in tall and round shapes and are very easy to clean and store away when not needed. They can also be purchased at very good prices. 

Air Fryers

Relatively new to the deep fryer scene, air fryers are an extremely popular option these days. Air fryers are almost considered to be mini convection ovens more than anything else. They use little to no oil. Food is cooked by using superheated air to cook food from the inside out. 

To be clear, air fryers don’t actually “fry” anything. The food produced, although tasty, is not anything like your favorite fried chicken restaurant. What air fryers do offer is a much healthier alternative to deep-fried foods.

The technology is not suited for every type of food that a normal deep fryer can handle, but with little cleanup, no messy oil and health benefits, an air fryer is a great alternative to modern oil cooking deep fryers.

Commercial Deep Fryers

These fryers are seen all over the world, from the smallest burger joints to the largest fast-food chains. Commercial deep fryers are just as powerful as they are versatile, come in many sizes and shapes and save time and money when you need your food out fast. 

We often get asked if commercial electric deep fryers can be installed in homes. 

The answer is a resounding “yes”. Just remember to make sure that your electrical connections can handle the additional power and have a plan as to where you are going to install it. You definitely don’t want it too close to a flame stovetop for example.

The main advantage to having a commercial deep fryer in your home is the massive versatility you have by adding one to your kitchen’s arsenal. 

Most commercial fryers are not all that wide, but more than deep enough the handle nearly anything you can think of to fry. No more putting in a few pieces of anything as compared to a home fryer, just chuck it all in. 

Commercial deep fryers also have the added ability to monitor and maintain their own temperatures for very long times. Plus they are relatively easy to clean, as they come with a vat underneath for draining the oil and some fryers have a self-cleaning mode that takes care of any debris. With no real complex circuitry, you should be able to enjoy your fryer for many years to come.