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SmokyOkie
06-17-2011, 03:55 PM
I find myslef in need of a 220v countertop deep fryer, hopefully in the 20-25# oil capacity range.

I have been scouring Craig's list and used restaurant supply dealers and come up empty handed.

My 3.5 gallon 110v unit crapped out and I am getting by on a smaller one, but I really think a good 220v commercial unit is prolly what I need.

Any help is much appreciated.

redneck cooker
06-17-2011, 05:26 PM
Its a long way for you but there is a new Ace Mart on the west side of fort worth....I buy from there alot....also a Restuarant Depot on the east side...

SmokyOkie
06-17-2011, 06:13 PM
I am hoping to find a good used one for a couple hundred bucks.

Even at that, I can't seem to find a 220v one even new.

redneck cooker
06-17-2011, 07:13 PM
How bout this?


http://www.webstaurantstore.com/vollrath-40706-10-lb-countertop-fryer-220v/92240706%20%20%20%20220.html?utm_source=Shopzilla&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=Shopzilla+Campaign

PigCicles
06-17-2011, 07:46 PM
May be kinda hard to find a used one unless you happen across a restaurant sale somewhere. Did you try Ebay? A man with as many contacts as you have, I'd a thought you would have had one on the way already.

SmokyOkie
06-17-2011, 09:19 PM
How bout this?


http://www.webstaurantstore.com/vollrath-40706-10-lb-countertop-fryer-220v/92240706%20%20%20%20220.html?utm_source=Shopzilla&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=Shopzilla+Campaign

That is a little over budget, and a little under oil capacity, but it is as close as I've found.

Thank you!


May be kinda hard to find a used one unless you happen across a restaurant sale somewhere. Did you try Ebay? A man with as many contacts as you have, I'd a thought you would have had one on the way already.


One would have thought, huh?

But alas, I have been looking on a half assed scale for a couple years and now in earnest with no success.

PigCicles
06-18-2011, 10:04 AM
Watch your local papers for restaurant equipment auctions. Around here we have a paper where folks list everything for sale along with auctions etc called The Big Nickel. I'm sure there's something similar around your area.

I bet you have a really hard time finding one for a couple hundred bucks after looking at new prices.

BluDawg
06-18-2011, 10:46 AM
Necessity is the mother of invention Tim 1/2 a 55 gal drum some nuts and bolts, Angle Iron and 2 lengths of Chain coupled with 2 turkey burners would make a nice big fryer.
Make two X frame legs from the A/I using a piece of chain to set the opening cut the drum in 1/2 top to bottom open the legs and set the drum in the cradle slid the burners under and call me when the Crappie is ready.

PigCicles
06-19-2011, 11:47 AM
HERE (http://www.nextag.com/norob/PtitleSeller.jsp?chnl=main&ptitle=746190336&tag=841338755&ctx=HJ5fecc7NEFmC%2BwdG9OHKCaAL3G03C4ZH7xJo790iJhb 79fiChqmdeePlQ1M6YOQmiwn1FxyA2EVGhx7AmXDpBSJ9P%2FR lsIK7MK30JW4zW60N%2F1iQc520dfwamKGWcB2ePVwIP5vGFzI 5VBDRTjFtIHYEAUoCHcuopuez%2F7wP4%2F7H93kI37nSLP2rL iyr6wGo3rAF%2BIF8kzs2JSmW3vRL%2BDBHCzw%2Fg0j6F78xP thG5ozWCU0cdv%2B7YupIRi4507Lrrm9kUqoVOBRGKtCisMmcg %3D%3D) is one that isn't a 220v but is 20lb in the price range you're looking for and it's new. It would probably last a regular household for years ... but then you ain't been "regular" in years ... :roflmaoha0: :roflmaoha0:

chef schwantz
06-19-2011, 01:27 PM
You might be better off looking for a small gas fired unit, and converting it to propane. My experience with used commercial electric cooking equipment, is that when the prior owner gets rid of if, its probably for a good reason. Usually they need parts, and the parts needed have been discontinued/or don't make them anymore. Caveat Emptor.

SmokyOkie
06-19-2011, 04:25 PM
HERE (http://www.nextag.com/norob/PtitleSeller.jsp?chnl=main&ptitle=746190336&tag=841338755&ctx=HJ5fecc7NEFmC%2BwdG9OHKCaAL3G03C4ZH7xJo790iJhb 79fiChqmdeePlQ1M6YOQmiwn1FxyA2EVGhx7AmXDpBSJ9P%2FR lsIK7MK30JW4zW60N%2F1iQc520dfwamKGWcB2ePVwIP5vGFzI 5VBDRTjFtIHYEAUoCHcuopuez%2F7wP4%2F7H93kI37nSLP2rL iyr6wGo3rAF%2BIF8kzs2JSmW3vRL%2BDBHCzw%2Fg0j6F78xP thG5ozWCU0cdv%2B7YupIRi4507Lrrm9kUqoVOBRGKtCisMmcg %3D%3D) is one that isn't a 220v but is 20lb in the price range you're looking for and it's new. It would probably last a regular household for years ... but then you ain't been "regular" in years ... :roflmaoha0: :roflmaoha0:

2o# of oil with only 110v is 1750 watts at best, and more likely 1500watts. the problem with that is recovery time for the oil. If you put a load of fish in when the oil is at 400, it will take about 20 minutes to get the temp back up for the next batch and the fish will end up cooking at a much lower temp than you want.


You might be better off looking for a small gas fired unit, and converting it to propane. My experience with used commercial electric cooking equipment, is that when the prior owner gets rid of if, its probably for a good reason. Usually they need parts, and the parts needed have been discontinued/or don't make them anymore. Caveat Emptor.

I'm hoping to find a restaurant that went out of business or maybe a good condition one out of a concession trailer that someone lost interest in. I use one often enough that I want to use it indoors and I really don't want to keep a gas tank inside.

Tuck
06-20-2011, 02:17 PM
Here's what I found !

http://www.thedeepfryerdepot.com/

Later
Tuck :monkey:
:cheer:

SmokyOkie
06-20-2011, 02:31 PM
Watch your local papers for restaurant equipment auctions. Around here we have a paper where folks list everything for sale along with auctions etc called The Big Nickel. I'm sure there's something similar around your area.

I bet you have a really hard time finding one for a couple hundred bucks after looking at new prices.

I like this one (http://www.theblenderplace.com/Commercial-Deep-Fryer.htm)

I just hate to spend that much on a fryer. It does look like it is just what I need.