How to Clean your Fryer

Tips from Our Specialists: How to Clean Your Deep Fryer

With the new year upon us, we’re excited to bring you expert tips and advice on improving your restaurant. These tips are brought to you by our Maines ServiSolutions Chemical Specialists:

For many restaurants, cleaning is not at the top of the wish list, definitely not around the holidays. But, it is a great way to begin a fresh new year. So, as staffing schedules attempt to get back to normal, we reflect back on 2014 as we create an exciting business plan to exceed expectations in 2015… It’s time to get your kitchen back in shape whether its deep cleaning or addressing any repair and maintenance concerns.

A couple of helpful tips for cleaning after the holidays are Deep Fryer and Exhaust Hood cleaning. Fryer Tuck Boilout and Hood Filter Cleaner is a product that our Maines ServiSolutions Chemical Specialists give 5 stars to when it comes to a fryer and hood cleaner.

Q: Why should you clean out your fryer?

A: This is your first step to better tasting fried foods. Regular cleaning of your deep fryer will help keep your oil fresh longer, and will stop burned on carbon and greases from contaminating new oil. Fryer Tuck is specially formulated with a blend of wetting agents, water conditioners, and high alkaline chemicals to remove heavy stubborn grease.

How to clean your fryer with Fryer Tuck:

  1. Drain grease from fryer and remove any loose debris. Rinse out any excess grease with warm water.
  2. Fill fryer with warm water, then add 2 eight ounce scoops of Fryer Tuck to unit. For deep fryers that are not heavily soiled, as little as 1 scoop is effective. *Measurement based on 45# (5 gallon) standard unit.
  3. Bring the solution to a slow rolling boil for 20 minutes.
  4. Whisk away loosened carbon and deposits.
  5. Drain unit and rinse with clear water. Towel dry.
  6. For best results, flush fryer with a mild acid (vinegar) solution to neutralize. (Recommended to prevent the breakdown of new oils.)

Q: Why do I need to keep my hood clean?

A: Regular filter cleaning keeps your kitchen cleaner and safer by ensuring that your hood’s oil vapor filters are working at top efficiency. Fryer Tuck is also an excellent concentrated hood filter cleaner because it is formulated to be all metal safe and is safe to use on aluminum filters.

How to clean your hood filter with Fryer Tuck:

  1. Fill your large 10 – 15 gallon pot, sink or soak tank with hot water.
  2. Add 3 to 4 eight-ounce scoops of Fryer Tuck to tank. *Measurement based on 45# (5 gallon) standard unit.
  3. Remove filters from hood area.
  4. Place filters flat in sink or soak tank.
  5. Allow to sit in solution overnight (or at least 5-6 hours) to completely dissolve all grease from filters
  6. Remove filters, rinse with hot water.

Talk to your Maines sales representative for additional information and instructions on how to safely use this product.

Product Information: Fryer Tuck Boilout and Hood Filter Cleaner

  • Maines Item Code: #632015
  • Pack:   18 Lb. container

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