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Encyclopedia > Deep fat fryer
A domestic deep fryer with a slotted spoon.
A domestic deep fryer with a slotted spoon.

A deep fat fryer is a device to deep fry foods. They are most commonly used in fast food establishments and chip shops. They are also popular for home use. Download high resolution version (855x1033, 466 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Deep fat fryer Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (855x1033, 466 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Deep fat fryer Categories: GFDL images ... Wikibooks Cookbook has more about this subject: Deep frying Deep frying is a cooking method whereby food is submerged in hot oil or fat. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ...



Deep fat fryers have a basket where food is put to fry. Oil in the fryer is used to quickly cook the food. Most fryers operate in the temperature range of 140-200 °C. (280-400 °F) Some commercial fryers have timers with an alarm or automatic basket lifting and lowering devices. Some household fryers also have timers.


Deep fat fryers can be a safety risk. Oil is hot and can burn. They may also spit oil if too hot. Deep fat fryers have lids and other safety mechanism to reduce this risk. The fryer must not have too much oil in it.

Fire risks

Although less dangerous than some frying methods, deep fat fryers are known for being a dangerous fire risk and are a major cause of fire. They are difficult to extinguish and pouring water over hot oil can cause explosions. Many companies produce special extinguishers just for putting out fryers. These fires can also be extinguished by salt. Fryers should never be left unattended.

See also

  Results from FactBites:
Deep fat fryer - Patent 5355776 (3262 words)
The present disclosure provides an improved deep fat fryer having, within the vessel of cooking oil, a cooking zone and a cool zone, that is, within the vessel the temperature of the oil in the upper or frying portion is at a high temperature that is particularly desirable for deep fat frying.
The deep fat fryer of this disclosure provides a manner of moving food particles by convection current from an upper, high oil temperature cooking zone to a lower, cool zone where the food particles collect for removal from the cooking oil.
While the deep fat fryer of this disclosure may be heated either electrically or by gas, the concepts of the disclosure are particularly useful in the construction of a gas fired deep fat fryer.
Deep fat fryer lifting assembly - Patent 6588325 (2799 words)
This invention relates to deep fat fryers and in particular to a mechanical lifting assembly for commercial deep fat fryers to permit an operator to raise and lower a basket rack containing food in the fryer.
A commercial deep fat fryer typically has a tank which holds melted shortening or oil and heat tubes extending through the lower portion of the tank which heat the oil to the cooking temperature.
1 and 2, a typical deep fat fryer 10 has an internal tank 12 heated by heat tubes 14 which extend from the front to the back of the tank and during cooking are submerged in the cooking media to heat the same.
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