Why Ventless? Vented vs Ventless Commercial Deep Fryer

One of the most common questions we get when discussing commercial deep fryer options is why go with a ventless fryer? 

Why does it matter?  Is it really that important?  We think so!  With the AutoFry and the MultiChef, ventless and hoodless operation is a key selling point for a few simple reasons.

First, when you’re looking to add new cooking technology to your line up you need to think about cost: cost of equipment, cost of installation and cost of product the equipment can cook.  Most people only consider the first cost… that is a HUGE mistake.  While equipment cost should be a factor in your purchase decision, it should not be the only consideration.

Installation cost can often be a lot more expensive than the equipment itself, especially if you have to make renovations to your kitchen to meet safety requirements.  For example, consider a deep fryer may cost $2,500 – that sounds cheap compared to $6,000 for an ventless fryer like AutoFry.  But when you factor in the cost of an exhaust hood for your deep fryer at $20,000-30,000 and have to pay for the installation of the exhaust hood on top of that, you’re looking at a very expensive purchase.