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