• Gavin Dudd

5 Best Deep Fryers For Food Trucks In 2020

Updated: Sep 2

Check out the 5 best commercial deeps fryers for food trucks and food stalls in 2020


When buying the best fryer for your food truck or a food stall there are a number of things you need to take into consideration.


For example, with any mobile catering operation space will be limited and the equipment you use need to be lightweight and mobile.


You, therefore, need a deep fryer that is up to the job but is small enough to fit in the confines of your food truck or stall and particularly in the case of a food stall is light enough to be transported between events.


So to help you on your way I have put together 5 of the best countertop deep fryers for food trucks and stalls.


Buyers guide:


Before making a purchase for your food truck or stall business it's worth knowing a few things about deep fryers, such as the power source and the two main models.


Countertop & floor fryers


Deep fryers come in two main models. Countertop fryers which are placed on hard surfaces or floor fryers that are larger stand-alone units.

In this article, I only review and recommend countertop deep fryers.


Countertop deep fryers


Pros:

  • Easily transportable

  • Relatively inexpensive

  • Runs off mains power

Cons:

  • Not as robust as floor fryers

  • Smaller capacity


Floor Fryers


Pros:

  • Larger capacity for cooking

  • Very robust


Cons:

  • Expensive

  • Not very mobile

  • Not suitable for a food stall


Electric & gas


Commercial deep fryers are powered by two main power sources, namely electric or gas.

They both have their positive and drawbacks and depending on the scale of your operation will likely determine which you go for.


Electric Fryer


pros:

  • More efficient when heating up

  • Have quicker heat recovery between batches

  • More mobile and easier to install as not attached to a gas supply

Cons:

  • Longer heat up times

  • lower maximum oil temperatures


Gas fryer


Pros:

  • Cheaper to use as they tend to operate more efficiently

  • Achieve significantly faster heat-up times

  • Achieve higher maximum temperatures


Cons:

  • Less mobile

  • Can be expensive to install




1. Nurxiovo Electric Commercial Deep Fryer



Fryer Type: Countertop fryer


Frying baskets: 2


Oil Tank Capacity: 16 L

Power Source: Electric (3600w)


Features:

  • Temperature control & overheat protection

  • Energy saving

  • Rapid heating


Pros:

  • Temperature control

  • Energy saving


Cons:

  • No fryer covers

  • Relatively small capacity


The Nurxiovo Electric Commercial Deep Fryer is a good low-end model for anyone starting out in the mobile catering industry and who is on a budget.


It has handy temperature control to stop the unit overheating and cutting out and has an energy-saving device which makes it good for conserving energy (especially helpful when you are mobile).


However, this countertop deep fryer has a relatively small capacity which might let it done when it becomes especially busy.


It also does not come with fryers covers, which help to minimize fat splashes.



You can buy this fryer on Amazon at the latest price


2. WeChef Commercial Deep Fryer




Fryer Type: Countertop fryer


Frying baskets: 2


Oil Tank Capacity: 23.4L Dual Tank


Power Source: Electric (3000w)


Features:

  • Lid covers to prevent hot oil splash

  • Temperature limiter

  • Basket timers

  • Heavy-duty faucet


Pros:

  • Lid covers

  • Temperature control

  • Large capacity

  • Heavy-duty faucet to drain oil


Cons:

  • Relatively expensive


The WeChef Commercial Deep Fryer is a good all-rounder and offers some useful features.


Unlike the previous model, it has lid covers to prevent hot oil splashes a deeper and larger dual tank capacity at 23 litres across the two baskets.


It has temperature control with a 60-minute timer to control the cooking time and a reset button for overheating protection.


Another great feature is it has a heavy-duty faucet for quickly draining the oil without the need for removing the whole baskets.


However, this model is more expensive compared to the other models on the list and it seems like the addition faucet tap feature might be the reason why.



you can buy this fryer from Amazon at the latest price.



3. TAIMIKO Commercial Stainless Steel Deep Fryer

Fryer Type: Countertop fryer


Frying baskets: 2


Oil tank capacity: 10-litre x 2


Power Source: Electric (2500 watt x 2)

Features:

  • Rapid heat-up

  • Reset protection

  • Adjustable temperature control & timer


Pros:

  • Fryer lid covers

Cons:

  • Higher power consumption

  • No faucets to drain oil



The TAIMIKO Commercial Stainless Steel Deep Fryer is a well made of a piece of equipment and a good choice for a food truck or food stall.


It has fryer lids covers to minimise hot oil splashes and two thermostats, one for temperature control and another which prevents overheating.


The main drawback with this countertop deep fryer is it takes a relatively high wattage to run. This could become a problem if access to power is limited.


You can buy this fryer from Amazon at the latest price

4. Clevr Commercial Stainless Steel Deep Fryer



Fryer Type: Countertop fryer


Frying baskets: 2


Oil Tank Capacity: 11-litre x 2


Power Source: Electic (3400 watts)

Features:

  • Safety auto shut off switch

  • Auto shut-off

  • Separate power plugs

  • Fryer covers


Pros:

  • Auto shut off safety feature


Cons:

  • No faucets to drain oil


This deep fryer model is a good choice and offers a wide range of features whilst still being budget-friendly.


Not only does it have a safety shut off switch that prevents damage from overheating and fryer lid covers to avoid hot oil splashes, but it also has two separate power plugs.


This can be useful if you want to conserve energy or are only using one side.


The main draw-back to this deep fryer is that unlike the WeChef model, does not have a faucet for easy drainage of oil.


You can buy this fryer from Amazon at the latest price

5. DULONG Commercial Electric Deep Fryer




Fryer Type: Countertop fryer


Frying baskets: 2


Oil Tank Capacity: 10-litre x 2


Power Source: Electric (2500 watts x 2)


Features:

  • Adjustable temperature control

  • Rapid heat-up

  • Fryer covers


Pros:

  • Heats oil fast

  • Can control the temperature of different products


Cons:

  • High energy use

  • No faucets to drain oil


Last on the list is the DULONG Commercial Electric Deep Fryer.


It has all the main features as the rest of the food truck deep fryers but with a feature that heats oil fast. This is very handy for when you are behind schedule and need to get the food out fast.


However, this unit does require more power than its comparable models at 5000 watts and doest have a faucet to drain oil.

You can buy this fryer on Amazon at the latest price

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Key takeaway


When buying a deep fryer for a food truck or food stall its important to consider two things.


How much space you have available and what will be your main power source.


Electric deep fryers are small and easy to transport, are relatively inexpensive compared to floor fryers and can run off a mains power source.


Floor fryers do have their benefits but they are much more expensive and usually only come in gas-powered options.


So if you are just starting out and are on a budget the deep fryers on the list should be a good choice.


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