Why Filter Restaurant Fryer Oil?


The number one priority of any restaurant owner is to serve delicious, quality food that keeps customers coming back. Keeping food and operating costs low is second on the list.

Oil used in deep fryers can give fried food the down-home, delicious flavor customers expect but it can also cause food to be inedible. Fryer oil is also a pricey commodity, but all restaurants serving fried fare must have.

How can you keep the cost of oil low without compromising the taste and quality of your food? And how do you avoid commercial fryer repair? You must filter your oil.

Top 3 reasons to filter your restaurant fryer oil:

  • Improve quality and taste of food.
  • Keep operating costs low by extending the life of your fryer oil.
  • Increase performance of your commercial fryer.

The frequency with which you should filter your oil is dependent on how heavy the use is on your fryer. Oil in most fryers should be filtered at least once a week if not daily.

Healthier frying oils break down more quickly than non-healthy oils. As any food truck owner or manager knows, healthier oils are also more expensive. If you have chosen to cook with healthy oils in your diner to improve the food offered, you must filter your oil more frequently to keep the oil from breaking down too quickly, thus necessitating replacing the oil more often.

If you have purchased a used fryer or have not filtered the oil in your fryer appropriately in the past, contact the commercial kitchen equipment experts at Boise Appliance & Refrigeration. Our team specializes in service and maintenance of commercial cooking equipment. Set up regular, planned maintenance with us to extend the lifespan and increase the efficiency of all of your food prep equipment.

Let us care for your machines so you can focus on what is most important: preparing the delicious food your customers have come to love.