Updated January 17, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Commercial Deep Fryers

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. As the saying goes, everything tastes better when deep fried. If your culinary requirements extend beyond a handful of fries for the kids, you should take a look at these commercial models that can handle the capacities and demands of professional kitchens, food trucks and outdoor catering. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best commercial deep fryer on Amazon.

10. Empura Countertop 208V

9. Mega Brand 26Fry

8. Ridgeyard Pressure

7. Sky Enterprise 2500 Watt

6. Waring WDF75

5. Hamilton Beach 35034

4. Bioexcel Taco Cart

3. Bayou Classic 700-701

2. BelovedKai Electric

1. Pitco C+S

Editor's Notes

January 13, 2019:

First of all, if you're planning on souping up your home kitchen with commercial-grade equipment, you may want to reconsider, depending on the age of your home; a lot of the professional-level electrical tools on the market are designed to take advantage of electrical wiring that most houses simply do not have. Particularly if you choose a model that exceeds 110 volts, there's a decent chance it will malfunction, wreak havoc on your circuit breaker, or not even work properly to begin with. If you're setting up an actual restaurant's kitchen, the Pitco model is really the go-to unit. It should last many years, and even if it ever has problems, it's the most familiar type to many professional repairmen. The BelovedKai is about as powerful of a countertop unit as you'll find, and is relatively affordable, at that. The Waring is similar to it, though that one's quite costly. The Bayou and Bioexcel are both nearly impossible to beat if you'll be selling food outside, and they use simple, everyday propane tanks for fuel. The Ridgeyard and Hamilton Beach are both somewhat specialty-oriented tools, often used for food prep and finishing touches, respectively. Finally, the Sky Enterprise, Mega Brand, and Empura are all quite functional, though as less-popular off-brands, they may not hold up as long.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on January 17, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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