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I have a restaurant without a exhaust hood. We do limited frying

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I have a restaurant without a exhaust hood. We do limited frying in a residential style unit (120v but can be 30amp). I need at least 3 lb capacity and more than 1500 watts (1700 to 1800 is preferred). I can live with a time set-up but would prefer not to have one. What would you recommend for this function & durability?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tom Goellner replied 7 years ago.
What are you looking for ??? A 120 volt stand alone deep fryer ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes, but not a commercial version. I hope you can recommend up to 3 different ones. Again, I need at least a 3 lb capacity, more than 1500 watts in 120v (I can use 30amp), and durable as possible.
Expert:  Tom Goellner replied 7 years ago.
You are somewhat limited in 120 volt models One made by STAR is 120 volt rated for 10 lbs. Model STR510FD Go to www.BigTray.com and view it and other models as well or call them 1-800-244-8729
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I cannot use a commercial unit even if it is 120v. I need a residential unit probably less than 6 lbs. As I originally stated: I have a restaurant without a exhaust hood. We do limited frying in a residential style unit (120v but can be 30amp). I need at least 3 lb capacity and more than 1500 watts (1700 to 1800 is preferred). I can live with a time set-up but would prefer not to have one. What would you recommend for this function & durability?
Expert:  Tom Goellner replied 7 years ago.
The fact you do not have an exhaust hood has really no bearing on using a fryer. Whether it is considered commercial or not there is no getting around there will be some smoke , grease , heat , emitted from any fryer. Stand alone fryers - no such thing as a 'residential" style. They are all made for the commercial applications , heavy duty, stainless steel and expensive. I suppose your other alternative is to go to a big box store and purchase a " fish fryer" but these require an LP tank as they are gas and not really meant to be used inside ( wouldn't pass code for a restaurant - and your insurance company would really frown on it )
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Relist: Inaccurate answer.
Get a different "expert" to answer the question that I originally asked. I want advice on residential models. I am already knowledgable about commercial models
Expert:  Craig replied 7 years ago.
Here you go , this is what you want here. It's 3000 watt total. Each side makes 1500 watts! This unit will pull 25 amps and will generate the correct temps you need. Most fryers are less than half this wattage! Dual tanks so you can cook different foods at the same time. The separate tanks each have 1500 watts, so better heating. Take a look...

http://www.amazon.com/Maxi-Matic-EDF-4080-Platinum-Stainless-Steel-8-Liter/dp/B000NCS03E/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1264863000&sr=8-11


Edited by Craig on 1/30/2010 at 3:04 PM EST
Craig, Electrical Technician
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Experience: 33 years experience electrical troubleshooting industrial equipment and control systems.
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