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  • Fast heat up and recovery time
  • Split-pot design to cook two types of food at once
  • Automatic thermal overload for operator safety
  • Fryer deactivates when element box is removed
  • Two 4"W x 9"L x 5"H baskets per tank
  • Fry Area: 9 1/2"W x 12"L x 6"H
UPC Code: 029419718887

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Vollrath Deep Fryer Demonstration

Vollrath Deep Fryer Demonstration

So what I have here today is I’ve got our 120V unit, 1800W, again the maximum you can have on the 120. We have our 220 units. This is the 3000W unit. This is the 2500W unit. As we talked yesterday about wattages and voltages, right now these are rated at 220, say that’s just a rating. They are proved to be higher, but they are rated at that. When they cycle off, in other words when they are not heating anymore, they’re up to temp, the light goes out. This unit, I added a little oil to it, you can see the light is on and this unit as well you can see the light is on. Thermostatically controlled, talking about what is the range of it. If they cycle off, you can come up and turn these just a little bit and you’ll see that if you turn it a little lower, the light cycles off, you turn it a little higher…so they’re pretty tight. Within a few degrees. It’s deep frying, not sous vide cooking. We’re not as worried about precise precise temperatures. This knob on the top, this is a thermal cutout. If you should have an event where this unit overheats, there’s a thermal cutout, a high limit switch that’ll pop. Simply take the cover, take it off, and inside there’s a button you push down and it resets it. Also, on the fryer head assembly we talked about yesterday, on the underside there’s a microswitch that if this were to be lifted off it’ll cut out as well. Because we can remove these from the body, if someone were to take this out and set it on a counter, you don’t want it to keep going so it turns off. Accessories that come with these that we talked about yesterday—our night cover comes with our larger units. It’s an option on the smaller units. These are the double baskets, but you can also get one large basket. You don’t have to use baskets if you have something that you want to free float in the grease you can do that , just take the basket out and use tongs or something to take them out—funnel cakes, the onion that you went over this morning. Then I’ll mention as well as an accessory when we’re talking about fryers. Our 71500 heat lamp, a full size pan, and a wire grate make a nice dump station. Set this up next to the fryer, I just don’t have a lot of space, you typically dump product in here to keep it warm. The grate keeps it up off the bottom out of the grease. So a nice item to consider along with fryers especially if they’re using these as this add on area. They’re probably not prepared with a dump station next to it because it is just an add-on so remember to follow up with a dump station. Again, we’re not looking to be the big fryer to serve the lunch crowd. We’re looking for this thing for specialty items. Things like French toast sticks where you want to keep delicate flavors separate—I could present that box a little nicer—keep delicate flavors separate. It does. Farm rich, yes. I developed these last week. This week I’m working on this type of stuff or even you know, like some donuts or something where you have a delicate flavor. You’re not going to be doing fish in here. You’re not going to be doing anything else. This is something that you can bring out for your brunch. Put something in there. Why don’t I just cook one of those up for you? Just to show or another item is like sweet potato fries or something specialty. It’s a solution.

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Watch this video to learn about safety features and appropriate applications to consider when purchasing a Vollrath deep fryer!

Vollrath 40708 Specs
Width 23 Inches
Depth 17 5/8 Inches
Height 11 Inches
Fry Pot Width 9 1/2 Inches
Fry Pot Depth 12 Inches
Fry Pot Height 6 Inches
Amps 22.6 Amps
Hertz 60 Hertz
Phase 1
Voltage 220
Wattage 5 Kilowatts
Application Light Duty
Capacity 20 lb.
Maximum Temperature 375 Degrees F
NSF Listed Yes
Number of Fry Baskets 4
Number of Fry Pots 2
Power Type Electric
Type Electric Countertop Fryers

Vollrath 40708 Details

Cook French fries, onion rings, chicken fingers, calamari, and more with the Vollrath 40708 20 lb. countertop fryer! This fryer features 2500 watts of heating power per well and thermostatic controls so that you can adjust temperatures up to 375 degrees Fahrenheit for thorough cooking every time. It is also capable of fast heat-up and recovery to help minimize downtime in your business, and a convenient "power on" indicator light lets you know when the unit is warming up. And thanks to its split-pot design, you can cook two different kinds of food in each well at the same time without the risk of flavor contamination.

For total operator safety, an automatic thermal overload component shuts the fryer off when it reaches 390 degrees Fahrenheit, and a micro-switch deactivates the whole unit when the element box is removed. The fryer includes four nickel-plated steel wire baskets with cool touch handles so you can start cooking right away. The fry tank is made of stainless steel with carrying handles for easy cleaning, and its durable exterior is built to stand up to the rigors of every-day use. The element box assembly is also removable for fast and easy cleaning.

Left to Right: 23"
Front to Back: 17 5/8"
Height: 11"

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  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • 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.

  • 6-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 6-15P plug.

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RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Vollrath 40708 20 lb. Commercial Countertop Deep Fryer 220V 2 x 2500W

    5.0 stars from 5 reviews


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    I've been using this fryer for 2 years and love it! I operate out of a small building and this is perfect for my countertop needs and cooks things well. I have cooked hand cut fries, onion rings, mozzarella stick, fried pickles and more and it does a good job !
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    What can I say about this fryer. I used it for a wedding that was at a location without a full kitchen, and they wanted fried fish. So purchasing this product was right on time..
    Have had this for almost 2 years now and it is a great product for a great price! Use it quite a bit in our small kitchen.
    These fryers are great if you have a small seafood joint and only have a few orders! definitely worth it but if youre playing with the big boys and have a lot of covers you might want to step up your game!
    excellent countertop fryer, fast recovery time, easy to clean, I use it with my concession business for fries and other fried items like fried Twinkies and fried ice cream.

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