Fryer shopping list
Comparing fryers based on certain criteria can assist in purchasing decisions., Nov. 1, 2011
by Charlotte Atchley
When Steve Surmay, vice-president of co-pack operations, Shearer’s Foods, Brewster, OH, is in the market for a new fryer, he looks for one that is going to deliver the quality he expects in a finished product while balancing a cost Shearer’s can afford.

This overarching goal breaks down into the following checklist to consider when comparing fryers:

•  Oil turnover ratio

•  Quality design

•  Life expectancy

•  Initial cost of the equipment

•  Maintenance costs

•  Operating costs

•  Sustainability.