When it comes to the world of restaurant deep frying, there are few names as well known as the Frymaster brand. While these units are known for high-quality, their ease of use and durability, Frymasters are units made up of a number of different components that all need to be functioning to experience these benefits. When it comes to replacing parts on your unit, there are a number of components you don't want to overlook.
The thermostat on your deep fryer is one of the most important components of the entire unit. Your restaurant kitchen likely has a set temperature and length of time by which all deep fried food is prepared. When the thermostat is not functioning properly it can be hard, if not impossible, to gauge how long you need to cook each food type because the grease might not actually be at the displayed temperature. This inconsistency will most always show up in the quality of food you are serving.
You will likely find that your kitchen is getting a number of return orders with the complaint that the deep fried food is either undercooked or overcooked. This isn't just bad for your business's reputation, but undercooked food can also put the health of your customers at risk. When you start to notice inconsistency in your deep fried food selections, it's best to check the thermostat and if necessary have it replaced.
Don't overlook the replacement of the fryer basket. The fryer basket is also important because it makes cooking with your unit more efficient. Instead of having to fish through the grease to pull out cooked food, all the food is neatly contained inside the basket. Given the frequency at which these baskets are used, overtime, it's not uncommon for their mesh exterior to develop small holes.
When you see this occur, it's time for a replacement. Holes in the basket serve as a place for food to easily slip out into the oblivion of dark grease, never to be returned. Instead, it will end up at the bottom of the fryer, eventually getting dumped out in the trash. It might seem like a minor issue, but each piece of lost food is a ding in your profits. Your restaurant can't make money when it's simply wasting food.
How well you maintain your Frymaster will be a direct reflection on how well it works for you. Make certain you are replacing parts, available from companies like K & D Factory Service Inc, on your unit when necessary for the best outcome.