How much does a frying installation cost?

A frying installation often forms the beating heart of a cafeteria, restaurant or other catering establishment where deep-frying takes place. This essential installation comes with many options and variables that affect both its functionality and cost. But how do you choose the right baking wall that suits your needs and budget?

How Many frying pans Does My Frying Installation Need?

The main component in any frying installation is the frying pan. The value of a new frying wall is predominantly determined by the number of frying pans it contains. Increasingly, entrepreneurs are opting for high-efficiency electric frying pans. On average, a frying wall has three to four frying pans, significantly contributing to its total value. A wide range of frying pans is available, each with their own application, shape, size, and power, making the choice for a frying installation diverse. Many entrepreneurs who fry fresh fries, for example, use round frying pans. Read more about a cafeteria that bakes with round frying pans at Cartofisserie.

High-Efficiency or Improved Performance Kettles?

Once you have determined the number of kettles for your frying installation, the next choice is between conventional kettles or high-efficiency kettles. Hr-kettles are more expensive due to the extra material, insulation, pricier components, and the increased production hours needed for their manufacturing. A simple way to save upfront is by choosing conventional kettles, as a different configuration does not immediately save euros. However, this saving is one-time; with an hr-frying wall, you can eventually recoup (part of) the investment through higher capacity and lower consumption per pan. Especially given the current and expected future prices, the choice for the long term is a popular option.

Electric Kettles?

Electric kettles in a frying wall are more expensive than conventional gas-fired kettles but are cheaper than hr-kettles. The higher price is due to the more expensive components and production technique. The distinction lies in the method of heating the oil. An electric frying wall contains elements in the kettles, while gas-fired walls operate with burners under or through the kettles. These burners require annual maintenance, which is not necessary for an electric frying wall.

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Fat Filtering Installation

The automatic oil filtering is easy to operate with the push of a button. Thanks to separate supply and discharge lines, old and new oil never come into contact, ensuring the new oil remains clean. It can be preset what should happen with the oil. If the oil needs to be pumped to the oil barrel, this can be done fully automatically. It is also possible to pump the oil after filtering to a snack kettle. Automatic filtering of the oil is also extremely safe. This installation does bring additional costs, but it saves time and keeps the oil usable longer, thus saving oil.

What is the Length of My Frying Wall?

A factor that also determines the price of a frying wall is the number of components in it. A larger installation requires more sheet material, with stainless steel (ss) being an expensive material. Frying walls can be made as long as the customer needs. This naturally depends on how much capacity you need or the number of different dishes on the menu. Moreover, a larger frying wall usually means more equipment. Although the kettles are the most expensive part, the costs of bain-maries, scoop bins, griddles, sauce dispensers, and other components also contribute to the total price of the frying wall.

How Does Your Frying Wall Look?

The ambiance and experience in the cafeteria have become increasingly crucial in recent years, with the frying wall as the central point of the establishment not to be overlooked. There are countless ways to personalize the appearance of the frying installation.

For example, you can choose to have parts covered in leather. In this case, the price depends on the number of parts, the complexity of the shape (labor hours), and the chosen material. It is also possible to have the surfaces sprayed or powder-coated, where mainly the size of the surfaces and the type of paint determine the price.

Ventilation in Your Business

With a frying wall, you can choose between single or double extraction. Double extraction is often used for fresh fries. It’s important to check whether the current exhaust duct is sufficient or if a new roof penetration is needed. Extracting air also requires the supply of fresh air, which can sometimes simply be done by opening a window or door, or by creating a ventilated opening in the wall.

Installation and Service

Installing a frying wall incurs costs. Unforeseen costs can arise, for example, from enlarging the gas line or meter, expanding the electricity supply, installing an exhaust duct and roof penetration. In certain situations, it may be necessary to install a deodorizing unit on the extraction. The length of the exhaust duct and a possible fat pumping line are also factors that influence the costs.

In addition, annual maintenance is important. With a maintenance contract from QBTEC, annual maintenance is provided to the frying installation. This ensures that there are as few unexpected costs as possible.

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