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  • All stainless steel tank, door, front, top, ledge, and header; galvanized steel sides
  • Easy to use thermostat for accurate and adjustable temperature between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 50 lb. fry pot, with an efficient 4 tube burner system, full port drain, and drain pipe extension
  • Two nickel chrome wire mesh fry baskets included
  • Natural gas, 120,000 BTU
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This Avantco FF400 natural gas 50 lb. floor fryer has all the features your kitchen needs to prepare perfectly fried foods!

With enough power to fry a variety of popular appetizers and entrees like french fries, onion rings, and hot wings, this fryer features a durable stainless steel and galvanized exterior to stand up to the daily demands of your busy kitchen, while taking up minimal space. This unit features a cool zone in its type 430 stainless steel fry tank, which collects excess batter and crumbs and allows them to sink to the bottom of the tank for easy cleaning. Its 50 lb. capacity makes this unit a great choice for restaurants, bars, or pizzerias.

  • ETL Sanitation

    ETL Sanitation

    This item meets the sanitation standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group.

  • ETL US & Canada

    ETL US & Canada

    This item meets the electrical product safety standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group, for use in the United States and Canada.

  • 3/4

    3/4" Gas Connection

    This unit comes with a 3/4" gas connection.

Thermostatic Controls

An easy-to-use Invensys thermostat lets you adjust temperatures between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit, so you'll be able to fry a variety of foods perfectly every time.

Four Tube Burners

Four 30,000 BTU heating tubes provide outstanding power to keep up with busy restaurant orders, while also offering quick recovery times.

Wire Mesh Fry Baskets

Two wire mesh fry baskets allow you to cook different products simultaneously, while the red coated handles ensure heat protection and operator comfort.

Extended Warranty Protection

This Avantco fryer is backed by a 5 year warranty on the frypot and a 1 year parts and service warranty. Check out the full warranty details in the resources and downloads section.

Basket Hangers

The basket hangers allow you to hang your basket on the side of the tank to cool/drain excess oil while you complete other tasks.

Adjustable Legs

With 6" adjustable legs, it's easy to clean the floor underneath your fryer to keep your kitchen safe and clean.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

My business is at a high elevation; does this change anything when I order gas cooking equipment?
Many gas equipment manufacturers need to make adjustments to the equipment so it operates correctly at elevations over 2,000 feet. Sometimes we can special order from the manufacturer and have your cooking equipment delivered ready-to-go, but in cases where your unit is in stock and waiting to ship, you’ll need to have a qualified service technician come to your location and alter your unit at the time of installation so that it is compatible with a higher elevation. Contact our Special Orders team prior to placing your order, and we will let you know what will work best for the equipment you are planning to purchase.
How long does it take this fryer to ship?
*Because this fryer is stocked in WebstaurantStore warehouses, we are able ship orders placed before 12:00 PM EST on Monday through Friday within 4 hours. Due to carrier pick up schedules, any orders placed after that time will ship the following day.

Avantco Floor Fryers

Learn about the features and benefits an Avantco floor fryer brings to your business!

Fried foods are profitable foods, and Avantco floor fryers are great additions to any restaurant. They’re high quality and high performance fryers at a low price. These tube style fryers feature fast recovery times so you can keep up during your busiest hours. The stainless steel VAT construction and stainless steel front will stand up to the most demanding environments. Avantco offers three different floor fryers. The FF400, which holds 50 pounds. The FF518, which holds 70-100 pounds. And the FF300, which holds 40 pounds. The 40 pound fryer has 3 tubes that generate 90,000 BTUs, whereas the 50 pound fryer has 4 tubes and puts out 120,000 BTUs. If that is still not enough, the 70-100 pound fryer has 5 tubes that produce up to 150,000 BTUs! Because these tube are fully submerged in the oil, they are more efficient and have a faster recovery than open VAT fryers. Tube fryers, like these Avantco units, have a large cold zone. So they are also great for heavily breaded foods like chicken and fish. This type of fryer is also ideal for when frequent filtrating is not possible, because tube fryers can contain more sediment. In addition, these fryers are equipped with Invensys thermostat controls which gives you precise temperature control. Each fryer comes with 2 nickel chrome wire mesh baskets with plastic coated handles. A 1 ¼ ball type full port drain is located in the front of the unit and quickly drains the oil during filtration or removal. These fryers have more options that are available like; casters, gas hoses, fryer covers, splash guards, and connector strips. When purchasing a fryer we highly recommend buying a quick disconnect hose to make hooking up the fryer even easier. Keeping your fryer clean is extremely important. To do that, we recommend using Tempest Deep Fat Fryer Cleaner to keep your Avantco floor fryer spotless and to help prolong the life of your oil. These units are both CSA Sanitation listed and are backed by a 1 year parts and manufacturer’s warranty. Thanks for watching, and if you have any questions, please use our live chat button!

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 15 1/2 Inches
  • Depth: 30 1/4 Inches
  • Height: 47 1/8 Inches
Tank Dimensions:
  • Width: 14 Inches
  • Depth: 14 Inches

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Resources and Downloads

177FF400 Specsheet User Manual Manual FF300, FF400, FF518 Warranty Warranty Elevation Chart Elevation Chart

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Warranty Info

5 year frypot warranty; 1 year parts and service

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco FF400 Natural Gas 50 lb. Stainless Steel Floor Fryer

    4.5 stars from 45 reviews


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    fryer Easy great price clean fryers bought Works Heats quickly
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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful
    We purchased this seven months ago. The unit works as advertised. We make fresh cut French fries that are 3/8" cut. They take approximately five minutes to cook. We also make our own hand-breaded chicken fried steak. They take approximately four minutes to cook. I feel this is an excellent fryer for the price. I would recommend purchasing this brush http://www.webstaurantstore.com/carlisle-4011100-23-fryer-brush-with-l-tip-teflon-174-bristles/27140111.html because it is impossible to clean between the tubes without it.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    We purchased (3) Avantco FF400 Fryers for our new restaurant and am pleased with the product construction. Avancto offers a cheaper price point than some of the other manufacturers with comparable quality.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    If your looking for a deep fryer that's easy to set-up & easy to use....This is it. Webstaurant offers this model at a great price that won't "break the bank". Love it !
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Great fryer. This is perfect for getting the most bang for your buck. It doesn't take up a ton of room, but can still do a ton of work.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Bought this fryer back in April and I have no complaints. This fryer keeps up with the high demand we put on it. I clean and change the oil every one to two weeks. Heats up fast, easy to hook up. If business keeps going the way it is I will definitely be getting another one.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    This fryer it the perfect size for my food truck. It heats up very quickly and the thermostat is easy to access. I also is easy to drain.
    My experience with Webstaurant equipment overall has been hit or miss. So, I wasn't;t surprised when this fryer didn't work upon having it connected. I hoped that there was something wrong with my gas line but nope, the equipment was just defective. I had an issue with a different piece of equipment earlier in the year so I didn't feel like going through additional hoops to get this equipment issue resolved. So, I just decided to use the old fryer. Well, it has now malfunctioned and I need to get this issue rectified ASAP. Just got a text from the AI customer service rep...here is the reply: "Thank you for your patience, Carlos! I was able to pull up your order! I apologize your fryer isn't working properly. Please call the number provided for warranty service. Please have your unit's serial number and invoice number to schedule a service call." I hope I don't have to deal with the same issue others have dealt with in getting these units fixed!
    We appreciate your review, Carlos. We wish this Avantco FF400 Natural Gas 50 lb. Stainless Steel Floor Fryer would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.
    we purchased 2 of these fryers and after a few months of use they are great, easy to use and very easy to clean they look new after every cleaning, worth every dollar.
    The fryer fit in great with our sleek kitchen design. The price was fair and look forward to using this as soon as COVAD19 is under control. The parts were all delivered separately. Thank you for requesting my feedback.
    The Avantco FF400 finally stopped working on March 28, 2020, 9 days after purchasing from webstaurant. Manufacturer would not warranty it and it just wasn't worth the hourly service charge and price for parts to repair it. We always had the keep the pilot lit and was told by the manufacturer that leaving it lit overnight was "normal". Whenever the pilot would go out, it would take multiple times of holding down the knob and waiting 5, 10 or 15+ minutes or more to get it to stay on. It was hell from the beginning and we had numerous service calls to try and get it fixed. Out of 3 service calls, they replaced two parts and it still didn't solve the pilot issue. The repair company is still trying to get us to pay for one of the service calls, which makes no sense because it was under the one year parts and labor warranty. Avoid this fryer. I already purchased another fryer from PITCO and the pilot lights in under 30 seconds. The instructions for this fryer even states to not leave pilot on, overnight. Read Less Read More
    Thank you for your review, Joe! We are sorry this Avantco FF400 Natural Gas 50 lb. Stainless Steel Floor Fryer has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    Nice little fryer than can run all day. We use this primarily for french fries only and nonstop all day. We do have to dump the oil each night due to the volume we go through.
    This stainless steal fryer works wonderfully in our kitchen. We are able to make delicious French fried and onion rings that all of our customers seem to enjoy!
    This Avantco fryer is easy to clean, lights up quickly, heats up quickly, and it's fairly inexpensive compared to other 50 lb fryers. I highly recommend.
    These fryers have been an absolute disaster! We purchased 2 and within 2 months of being put into service, both have required repairs. The warranty claim process has been extremely cumbersome, going through a national collective to approve claims, who in turn farms the claims out to local repair companies. For the first fryer this was a 2 week process before (after 3 trips) the repair was made. Now the 2nd fryer is not operating correctly, we are waiting on the warranty claim repair to be scheduled, and the 1st fryer went down again! Hard to run a restaurant with zero fryers when you plan on having 2. My strong recommendation is to skip these fryers and spend a little more money for a product more reliable and a company that's more responsive to customer needs. Likewise, shame on Webstaurantstore for stocking and promoting such a substandard product.
    We appreciate your review, Frederick. We wish this Avantco FF400 Natural Gas 50 lb. Stainless Steel Floor Fryer would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.
    We got these today and setup was pretty fair. We havent fired them up yet however I am liking the look and it was pretty easy to get these 3 setup. Hope they live up to the good reviews.
    I am writing this review as I'm holding down the pilot button praying that I will be able to get this fryer lit before my service starts. I have 2 of these and one of them leaks and the other 1 will not light the pilot without investing a bunch of time in the morning to do it. When I contacted webstaurant about how to alleviate these issues they told me to contact the manufacturer. When I did I was sent down a rabbit hole of blame games where people just gave me different numbers to call. No real solution was offered and everyday I am having to fight this fryer to get it to light spending my precious time trying to make this work. I am growing so frustrated with Webstaurant and their products. At this point I have been trying to get this pilot lit for 20 minutes. Don't buy this unit. It's a nightmare.
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    purchased this for my kitchen last year. have had no issues with it to date. the 50 lb capacity is perfect for continuous use and its fairly easy to clean. cant really find any faults with this product. gets the job done. worth spending a little extra for avantco over some of the cheaper options
    Best deal out there. Easy to hook up and baskets were included. Easier to clean than the royal fryer I have, same BTUS but has faster recovery time.
    Avantco makes the best fryers in the business, can't beat the price either, i was hesitant at first but my repairman highly recommended them, these were a great purchase.
    Easy to install, took him about 30min. Everything work good so far , for that price , work as same as you pay the over thousand one , why not , I am happy with it so far

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