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.