Deep fat fryers require regular deep cleans known as ‘boil outs’. Regular cleans help your fryer maintain optimal performance and make sure it doesn’t affect the taste or the quality of the food you’re serving.
In this guide, we’ll outline how to clean a commercial deep fryer. We’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to drain a commercial deep fryer and discuss how to filter commercial deep fryer oil. With the help of our guide, you’ll have no problem making sure your food tastes great time and time again.
A step-by-step guide on how to clean a commercial deep fryer
During a commercial deep fryer ‘boil out’, you need to remove the old oil, add water and a special commercial deep fryer cleaning solution and boil the mixture inside the fryer to remove stuck-on food and grime.
1) Gather your supplies
To ‘boil out’ a fryer, you’ll need:
- Heat-proof gloves, goggles and a protective apron
- A cleaning solution
- A synthetic scrub pad
- A long-handled brush that’s suitable for high temperatures
- Paper towels/clean cloths
- An oil pan drum
2) Clean the interior of the fryer
Start by turning off your fryer and leaving the unit and the oil to cool completely. Then, place an oil pan drum under the drain valve and drain the cooled oil.
Once drained, remove any debris and close the drain valve before wiping the interior with clean paper towels or clean cloths.
Following this, fill your tank with cool water and add your cleaning solution. You should then turn on the heater and slowly boil the water with cleaning solution for 20-30 minutes. Make sure to never leave the fryer unattended while it’s switched on.
Following this, turn the fryer off and leave the water to cool completely. Then, place a large pan under the drain valve and slowly drain the water into it. While the water is draining, scrub the interior walls of the fryer with a long-handled brush to remove any remaining marks.
Finally, flush the fryer thoroughly with water to remove any remnants of cleaning solution and wipe the interior dry with paper towels. You can then fill your fryer with recycled or fresh oil.
3) Clean the exterior
Clean the exterior of your commercial fryer using a specialist cleaning solution. This will remove baked-on grime and carbonised food. Stubborn spots can be scrubbed with a synthetic pad.
Finally, wipe the exterior clean with a damp cloth and leave it to dry completely.
How to filter commercial deep fryer oil
While draining the oil from your fryer, you should also filter it. This can be done using a filter machine, filter paper or filter bags.
By filtering the oil from your commercial fryer, you’ll improve the taste of your food and help maintain crispiness. It will also help you save on oil costs and operational costs.
By following these steps, you’ll find that cleaning your commercial deep fryer is a simple and easy process. Looking to upgrade your equipment? We provide a selection of light, heavy duty, countertop and floor standing fryers. Take a look at the products we have available today or talk to our catering experts to see how we can help you.