How a Commercial Ventless Fryer Can Save You Money

In nearly every commercial kitchen you walk in to, you will find a commercial deep fryer. When choosing a deep fryer for your commercial kitchen, you will have to decide whether a vented or ventless fryer will work best. Ventless, or hoodless, deep fryers are beginning to rise in popularity thanks to a number of advantages they deliver.

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Because they don’t require the same extensive venting as traditional deep fryers, ventless fryers are ideal for food trucks, catering companies, and concession stands. Ventless fryers are the best option if you want to offer delectable fried cuisine without the expense or inconvenience of installing a ventilation hood.

From lower energy consumption to less grease and food waste, ventless fryers offer several benefits that make them a smart investment for any commercial kitchen. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing kitchen equipment or planning to open a new food service operation, here’s why a commercial ventless fryer is the best option.

How does a ventless fryer work?

A ventless fryer uses a combination of filters and technology to remove grease, smoke, and odors produced during frying. This can include:

  • Oil filtration systems that remove impurities and prolong the life of the oil.
  • Charcoal filters or other odor-removing filters that help reduce smoke and odors.
  • Advanced air-filtration systems that capture and remove grease particles and other airborne contaminants.

These systems work together to allow the fryer to operate without the need for a hood vent or outside ventilation, making it suitable for use in areas where traditional fryers may not be possible.

The basic frying process remains the same, with food being placed into the fryer basket and submerged into hot oil to cook. The filtered air is then recirculated back into the kitchen, providing a cleaner and safer cooking environment.

Why is a ventless fryer best for your restaurant?

Ventless deep fryers are a better option than non-ventless deep fryers for several reasons. Hoodless deep fryers do not require an external ventilation system, making them more cost-effective and easier to install. This is because the ventless technology used in these fryers helps to remove the harmful smoke, fumes, and odors produced during cooking, thus eliminating the need for an external ventilation system.

Additionally, ventless deep fryers are much more compact and versatile in their design. They can be easily moved from one location to another, making them ideal for small kitchens, food trucks, and other mobile food service operations. They also consume less energy than full size deep fryers, making them more eco-friendly and energy efficient.

Another key advantage of ventless deep fryers is that they provide a safer cooking environment. Unlike deep fryers with vents which release harmful fumes into the air, ventless fryers remove these fumes and smoke, preventing potential health hazards. This makes them a safer option for commercial kitchens and food service operations.

Furthermore, ventless deep fryers are also easier to clean and maintain. When it’s time to clean, ventless deep fryers can be done in minutes, and the self-contained oil drainage kit lets you empty wasted oil while it’s still hot. The technology used in these fryers helps to prevent the buildup of grease and other food residue, making daily maintenance quicker and easier.

Why is a ventless fryer considered cost-effective?

  1. Reduced Ventilation Costs: A ventless fryer uses an internal filter system to capture and remove grease and fumes, reducing the ventilation costs associated with a traditional fryer system. Ventless fryers don’t require an external ventilation system, thus reducing the cost of installation and maintenance. Using a filter system to capture and remove grease and fumes, ventless fryers do not require any extra ventilation. This feature allows for use in more diverse locations than conventional fryers.
  2. Lower Energy Consumption: Ventless fryers are designed to operate efficiently and use less energy compared to traditional fryers. They use advanced technology to reduce heat loss and minimize energy consumption, which translates into lower energy bills and a greener kitchen. The lower energy consumption of the ventless fryer system also means that it is less expensive to operate, which can save you money in the long run.
  3. No Hood Required: To exhaust smoke, fumes, and grease from the kitchen when using a standard deep fryer system, a sizable hood, fan, and ductwork are required. These parts are pricey to buy and keep up. On the contrary, ventless models have built-in, self-contained hoods that don’t have to be connected to the outside.
  4. Less Grease & Food Waste: Ventless fryers are designed with internal components to capture and remove grease and fumes, reducing the amount of grease and food waste that accumulates in the fryer. The built-in filtration systems help to reduce the frequency of deep cleaning and maintenance, which can be expensive and time-consuming. Additionally, the reduced grease and food waste in the ventless fryer means that there is less risk of grease fires.
  5. Smaller Footprint: Ventless fryers are more compact than traditional fryers, which means they take up less space, and you can fit more equipment into your kitchen. This feature also makes these units easier to transport and use in different locations. Countertop units are around 15” – 20” wide, while floor model units’ range between 20” and 30” wide. Choose between countertop ventless fryers and floor model ventless fryers.  
  6. Quick & Easy Maintenance: Ventless fryers are designed to be simple and easy to maintain. They use filters to capture and remove grease and fumes, which can be easily replaced without having to remove the fryer from its location. Additionally, the ventless fryer system is designed to be durable and long-lasting, reducing the need for frequent repairs or replacements. Hoodless fryers are designed to be easy to use and maintain, which means your employees can spend less time on cleaning and maintenance and more time on cooking.
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What are the best ventless fryers?

At Burkett, we offer a great selection of commercial ventless deep fryers. The Perfect Fry Company offers many models that offer the highest quality on the market. Check out the Perfect Fry PFC570 14 lb. Electric Semi-Auto Ventless Countertop Fryer for a high-quality, cost-effective investment.

Additionally, Wells Manufacturing offers a couple floor model ventless fryers. The Wells WV-FG ventless cooktop maximizes space by integrating a commercial griddle top and 15 lbs. deep fryer in a single unit under a hood system.

In conclusion, hoodless deep fryers are a better option than traditional deep fryers due to their cost-effectiveness, versatility, eco-friendliness, safety, and ease of maintenance. Whether you’re a small business owner, a food truck operator, or simply looking to upgrade your home kitchen, a ventless deep fryer is a great investment that will provide you with delicious fried food every time.