Pitco - Commercial Restaurant Equipment
Commercial deep fryers have been used for decades to consistently churn out popular (and delicious) menu items loved by customers. Nowadays practically anything can be deep fried; from French fries to twinkies and more, a deep fryer is a welcome addition to any commercial kitchen. The name Pitco has long been associated with reliable, commercial restaurant equipment. For over 80 years, Pitco has stood as a leader in the industry for high value, long lasting cooking equipment built to last. At Tundra Restaurant Supply, you can shop a variety of Pitco commercial restaurant equipment.
Deep fryers contain a heating element that heats oil to around 400° F, cooking the food by boiling its interior while its exterior forms a crunchy crust. Frying food is quick, easy, and simply put, it tastes good. That's why deep fryers are ideal for a variety of restaurant concepts, all the way from fast casual to fine dining restaurants.
Types of Pitco Deep Fryers
When faced with purchasing the right Pitco deep fryer for you, consider whether you opt for a gas deep fryer or an electric deep fryer. Gas fryers feature a series of tubes that run through the oil; this inadvertently leaves a "cold zone" at the bottom of the vessel which is ideal for crumbs and other particles to collect without affecting the food being fried (though many electric fryers now feature a “sediment zone” where food particles can escape).
Traditionally, gas fryers also recover temperature much faster than electric fryers, which proves invaluable when you do high volumes of frying. Why should you care about recovery time? Not only will a faster recovery time you're your kitchen running smoothly, but it'll help save on energy costs because your equipment needn't work as hard to maintain temperature. Plus, try eating food when the oil wasn't hot enough—greasy and unappealing…we'll pass. Recovery time is one of the most important features to review when shopping fryers, and manufacturers like Pitco are taking note; you'll find that their line of electric fryers are more efficient and will stand up to any gas deep fryer.
Proper maintenance of your commercial frying equipment is key to extending its life. Failure to filter your oil regularly not only affects the flavor and quality of your food, but it also makes your equipment work harder to reach and maintain temperature. In addition to filtering out food bits and debris, considering boiling out your deep fryer regularly to burn fat and carbon build-up off of the heating elements and the tank. These deposits can become corrosive and over time it can cause serious damage to your deep fryer.
For more information about commercial deep fryers, check out our Commercial Deep Fryer Buying Guide ».