Tips for buying an energy efficient deep fryer
If there is one bill that restaurant and cafe owners know will be reasonably high each month, it’s the electricity bill. As the need for new store fixtures, menu boards and kitchen equipment grows, it isn’t always easy to determine where savings can be made.
Of course, there are many ways that business owners can lower their energy bills, with one suggestion from Jon Dee, founder of DoSomething noting “replacing machines and appliances with more energy-efficient models.”
So, if your restaurant or cafe is in the market for a new commercial deep fryer to save on power, what features should you look out for?
Low ASTM rating
Choose a deep fryer with an ASTM rating of less than 83 per cent.
In product areas such as deep fryers or any other commercial kitchen equipment, there’re certainly many brands to choose from. This is why it’s important to look at the finer details of each product and see which one is the most energy-efficient.
One excellent option for working out this information is the energy rating from ASTM International. Responsible for more than 12,000 different voluntary standards, the not-for-profit organisation represents producers, consumers and governments.
In terms of deep fryers, ASTM ratings test the energy consumption and cooking performance of open, deep fat fryers. Choose a deep fryer with an ASTM rating of less than 83 per cent to maximise your energy savings. Our Frymaster PH155-NG model, for example, is specifically marketed as our energy-efficient leader with an ASTM rating of 55.2 per cent – well-exceeding energy star standards.
Smart temperature control design
Produce great deep-fried food while saving power.
In general, deep fryers with good temperature control features tend to use less energy. As such, business owners need to be looking for deep fryers that have a particular focus on this element.
One of the benefits of the Frymaster range is its supreme temperature stability, unique to the brand. Through the Frymaster’s centreline thermostat, which is accurate to one degree, you can have confidence in the product and be more reactive to temperature rises and overshoots.
Frymaster – a focus on energy savings
If you are looking for a brand that goes the extra mile for energy savings, you can’t go past Frymaster. Across the entire range of products. Frymaster looks to provide innovative and productive ways for businesses to save power and therefore money. From the low ASTM rating to low watt electric elements – any deep fryer from Frymaster is a smart choice.