Other Available Fuel Types:

  • 3 fryer system with 45-50 lb. oil capacity per tank
  • Solid state digital control with 3 melt modes
  • Fast recovery that reacts within 2 degrees Fahrenheit of set temperature
  • Exclusive FivePass heat transfer system yields 66% cooking and 78% thermal efficiency
  • Energy-saving SoftStart ignition system extends oil life
  • 1-touch button activates KleenScreen filtration system
  • 2014 Kitchen Innovations Award recipient for progressively boosting efficiency and productivity
  • 70,000 BTU per tank, 120V, requires liquid propane
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Vulcan VK Series PowerFry

Vulcan VK Series PowerFry

When first designing and producing this fryer, we wanted something that was more productive and more energy efficient than anything else on the market. The Vulcan PowerFry is the one fryer you can buy that's going to give you more production and that's going to save you money doing it. The heat exchange tube is a very innovative design. In a traditional fryer, you have a heat source that has one pass basically and it goes from the heat source, through the tube or along the side of the fryer, and then up the flue. Most of the industry fryers, they have one pass heat exchange tubes. We said why not bend that a couple times? Why not use every angle, every side of the tank as a way to heat the oil up? The more times you move that heat back and forth through the oil, the more opportunity it has for that heat to absorb into that oil so that you have less heat exiting the fryer, thus having lower flue stack temperatures. According to Energy Star, we are the highest energy efficient fryer on the market. Customers can go to our website and they can see how fast they're going to save money on the Vulcan PowerFry simply by using our calculator and immediately see compared to our competitors how much money they're going to save using the Vulcan PowerFry. With the soft-start heat ignition system, it allows us to heat the fryer at a lower rate, thus extending out the life of the oil because we have so much heat distribution, we don't lose time in heating up to the set temperature. This PowerFry model is set up to demonstrate the 3 different types of controls that we offer. We have an "A" control, which is our analog solid state control, the solid state digital control, and a computer control. We have a major casino that purchased 2 Vulcan PowerFry units because they were having trouble keeping up with the high volume in their buffet lines. They were getting 6 drops of wings every hour. We put our PowerFry 45 lb. VK high-efficiency fryer in there and we were able to get 9 drops out of it. Huge cost savings to them, but primarily they were able to keep those buffet lines served. We've had great success. We have a lot of chains that are taking a really close look at it because it allows them to do something they can't do, and that's get more production in a very small amount of real estate. It uses our KleenScreen Plus fabric filtration which gives them the ability to filter down to half a micron. It takes out all the particulates that are in the oil and then extends out the life of the oil even further. We put a 10 year warranty on the fry tank. We are very confident that people are going to be using this fry tank 10 years from now. Our customers are looking for a way of saving money, conserving energy, and trying to meet that need by putting together a fryer that would out-perform all of our competitors. The product is done to perfection. We're able to cook more product in less time and also save energy and cost to the end user.

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Vulcan's PowerFry fryers ultimately help you save time, money, and energy! With an innovative heating system and easy-to-use-controls, each unit allows you to increase production within your facility.

Vulcan KleenScreen Plus

Vulcan KleenScreen Plus

The KleenScreen Plus filtration system is another Vulcan innovation that saves the end user a tremendous amount of money by extending out the life of the oil anywhere from 2 to 4 to 600% what they're currently getting without filtration. The KleenScreen Plus filtration system is the easiest to use, best performing filtration system on the market today. Nobody wants to really filter a fryer. Fryers are hot, they're oily, they're greasy, they stain your clothes, you can slip and slide. It is a pretty nasty medium to work with. We said, you know, let's take a look at the oil and let's filter it better than anybody else. We try to make it as simple as possible, as easy to clean as possible. Basically, we have 3 easy steps. If you can open the drain valve, let the oil drain down into the filter pan, close the drain valve, and press a button, you can filter with our fryer. It's as simple as that! At 8 gallons a minute, a 45 lb. tank you can filter in 2 minutes. The KleenScreen Plus filtration system was developed about 12 years ago and through the last 12 years, we've developed enhancements to it. This is our micro-filtration fabric envelope that filters particulate down to a half a micron. The fabric is made of a material that allows the cake to build up, but not stick to it. It basically takes nothing more than a spatula to wipe off the filter. It's also made of a fabric material that will not absorb oil, where many of my competitors use paper. Paper absorbs oil and every time you filter and throw that paper out, you're throwing oil out at the same time. With this system, the oil passes through, but does not absorb into the fabric. And we also offer a second system with every KleenScreen filtration system that is a stainless steel mesh screen, a screen that can be used over and over again. It's a non-consumable and it's used for lightly-breaded products, both systems will clean the oil and and extend out the life of the oil. I have customers that are out there that are using this fabric envelop that are filtering 3 fryers a day in one battery system up to 14 days. That is tremendous when you look at the number of gallons and gallons of oil that they're saving. What we're offering is a clean, easy, safe, and environmentally-friendly unit. Vulcan always strides to exceed the expectation of the end user. We want to make sure we're way past our competition and that's what I think we're offering with the KleenScreen unit.

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Extend the life of your fryer oil with Vulcan's KleenScreen Plus filtration system! It's made of fabric that doesn't absorb oil, ensuring you aren't throwing out oil every time you change the filter. Save time and money with the KleenScreen Plus!

Vulcan KleenScreen Plus: Changing and Cleaning Screens

Vulcan KleenScreen Plus: Changing and Cleaning Screens

To clean and change your KleenScreen filter, completely remove its parts and slip the sleeve off the plate. Slide the plate into a new sleeve, close the flap, and put the parts back into place. To assemble a standard stainless steel filter screen, insert the plate inside the sleeve and put the parts back into place.

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Easily change the filter screen on your Vulcan unit with these simple, easy-to-follow steps!

Vulcan 3VK45DF-2 Specs
Width 46 1/2 Inches
Depth 34 3/8 Inches
Height 47 1/4 Inches
Fry Pot Width 14 Inches
Fry Pot Depth 14 Inches
Amps 5 Amps
Hertz 60 Hertz
Phase 1 Phase
Voltage 120 Volts
Burner Style Tube
Cabinet Stainless Steel
Capacity 135 - 150 lb.
Capacity per Fry Pot 45 - 50 lb.
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Features Built-In Filtration System
Fry Pot BTU 70,000
Gas Inlet Size 1 1/4 Inches
Made in America Yes
NSF Listed Yes
Number of Fry Baskets 6
Number of Fry Pots 3
Power Type Liquid Propane
Split Pot No
Total BTU 210,000
Type Gas Floor Fryers

Customer questions about this product

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.
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Vulcan 3VK45DF-2 Details

Deliver basket after basket of freshly fried foods to your customers with this Vulcan 3VK45DF-2 PowerFry5 135-150 lb. 3 unit liquid propane floor fryer system with solid state digital controls and KleenScreen filtration! With an oil capacity of 135-150 lb. total, this unit is packed with great benefits to make your frying experience as easy and efficient as possible. Boasting a 14" x 14" frying area per tank, this tube-style fryer system delivers 210,000 BTU of power and comes with 2 twin fry baskets per fryer, so you can get to frying as soon as you fill the tank!

Equipped with digital controls, this unit features 2 countdown timers per fryer, compensating time adjustment, and an automated temperature control boil-out mode. Each fryer's temperature can be adjusted from 200-390 degrees Fahrenheit, and the controls allow the unit to react within 2 degrees Fahrenheit of the set temperatures, which provides faster recovery and improves overall performance. A SoftStart ignition system combines with 3 selectable melt modes per tank to allow you to gradually heat up your oil and help preserve its life, while also using less BTUs. By maintaining an idle temperature setting that only uses 4251 BTU of power per fryer, the entire system conserves energy and proves to be a very efficient addition to your equipment lineup.

This fryer system features Vulcan's exclusive FivePass heat transfer system that passes heat to the oil for a much quicker recovery, yielding 66% cooking and 78% thermal efficiency. At its maximum production rate, the flue temperatures are less than 500 degrees Fahrenheit! Plus, to ensure safety for all employees, a hi-limit indicator shuts off the gas connection and standing pilot if the oil temperatures get too high. A large V-shaped cold zone at the bottom of each fry tank prevents crumbs and other debris from burning, which extends the life of your shortening. For ultimate oil preservation, the KleenScreen filtration system aids by removing impurities, which improves the quality and taste of your product. A 1 1/4" full port drain valve makes oil removal a quick and hassle-free process.

The cabinet and each fry tank are comprised of rugged stainless steel that's designed to withstand the hustle and bustle of a busy commercial kitchen. To aid in the cleaning process, the unit comes with a tank brush and clean out rod. When you need to clean behind the unit, the 6" casters provide easy maneuverability. This unit requires liquid propane and a 120V electrical connection for operation.

Overall Dimensions:
Left to Right: 46 1/2"
Front to Back: 34 3/8"
Height: 47 1/4"
Frying Area (per unit): 14" x 14"
Oil Capacity (per unit): 45-50 lb.

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Because this item is not stocked in our warehouse, processing, transit times and stock availability will vary. If you need your items by a certain date, please contact us prior to placing your order. Expedited shipping availability may vary. We cannot guarantee that this item can be cancelled off of the order or returned once it is placed.

  • Kitchen Innovations Award Winner

    Kitchen Innovations Award Winner

    This item is a recipient of the Kitchen Innovations® Award. Given annually by the National Restaurant Association, this award recognizes items that have made a meaningful impact in the foodservice industry.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

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

  • Energy Star Qualified

    Energy Star Qualified

    This item has been Energy Star Qualified by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy, making it an energy-efficient product.

  • CSA Blue Flame

    CSA Blue Flame

    This item has been certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and meets applicable Canadian standards for appliances using gas or petroleum fuel.

  • CSA Design Cert

    CSA Design Cert

    This item has been certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and meets applicable U.S. standards.

  • 5-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

  • 1 1/4

    1 1/4" Gas Connection

    This unit comes with a 1 1/4" gas connection.

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Warranty Info

RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vulcan 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.

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