Common Problems With Commercial Fryers

The deep fryer is one of the most important components of a commercial kitchen. Food preparation will take longer if this equipment has problems, so you must make sure that your deep fryer stays in good condition, especially if you serve deep-fried foods.

Discover common commercial fryer problems from one of the area’s leading hot side and HVAC installation companies.

Blocked Burners

Burner orifices can get clogged due to the buildup of grease, food particles, dust and debris. Burners that only partially light up or won’t light at all might have blocked orifices. You can remedy this by running a stiff brush over the burners to remove the particles that are clogging the orifices. If the problem persists, the problem could be low or inconsistent gas pressure. Damaged fuel lines may be causing this issue if you have sufficient fuel supply.

Thermostat Malfunction

The thermostat controls the fryer’s oil temperature. It also monitors the heat transfer between the heating equipment and the fryer basket and cuts off the process when the oil reaches a specific temperature. This ensures that the oil is the ideal temperature at all times, based on the food you’re cooking.

When there are problems with the thermostat, the oil can get too hot and cause the food to become overly hard or crispy. There’s also the possibility that the oil may not get hot enough, making the food soggy or overly oily. You can attempt to reset your thermostat, but if it’s broken you’ll need a professional to install a new one for your fryer. At Cafco Services, we specialize in installing and repairing commercial hot side equipment. You can also count on us for your HVAC repair needs.

Pilot Problems

The first place to check if you’re having issues with the pilot light of your fryer is the main gas supply valve. The valve should be open so it can supply gas to the pilot light. There may be a clog or air in the supply line if it’s open but the pilot light isn’t working.

Turn to Cafco Services for quality commercial refrigeration and hot side services. We’re also the area’s leading heating and air conditioning maintenance company. Call us at (513) 242-3400 or complete our contact form to schedule a service.