How to Clean a Commercial Deep Fryer

Cleaner Fryer, Better Food

Commercial deep fryers are an essential tool for any restaurant or foodservice operation. They allow for quick and efficient cooking of a wide range of foods, but they can also be a source of frustration when it comes to cleaning. Here are some steps to follow to clean a commercial deep fryer:

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  1. Turn off fryer: Safety is important when dealing with hot oil, so make sure the fryer is completely turned off before starting the cleaning process.

  2. Let the oil cool: Wait until the oil has cooled to a safe temperature before attempting to clean the fryer. Ideally, the oil should be below 150°F (65°C)

  3. Drain the oil: Use a large container to drain the oil from the fryer. Make sure to dispose of the oil properly and in accordance with local regulations.
  4. Remove any remaining debris: Use a slotted spoon or wire mesh skimmer to remove any large pieces of food or debris from the fryer.

  5. Fill the fryer with water and degreaser: Fill the fryer with hot water and a commercial degreaser. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for the proper amount of degreaser to use.

  6. Scrub the fryer: Use a non-abrasive scrubbing pad to clean the inside of the fryer. Pay special attention to the heating elements and any areas with heavy buildup.

  7. Drain and rinse: Drain the soapy water from the fryer and rinse thoroughly with clean water.

  8. Dry the fryer: Use a clean towel to dry the inside of the fryer. Be sure to remove any excess water to prevent rust.

  9. Refill the fryer: Once the fryer is completely dry, you can refill it with fresh oil.

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Regular maintenance and cleaning of your commercial deep fryer will not only extend its lifespan but also ensure that your food is cooked to perfection every time. Use a FreshFry Pod in every fryer each night that you fry to extend frying oil life and massively reduce buildup around your fryer. By following these steps, you can keep your fryer in top condition and avoid any potential safety hazards.

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