Vulcan PowerFry VK Series commercial fryers are crazy efficient and an ENERGY STAR star
In the belly of the Vulcan PowerFry VK Series commercial fryer, inside the boiling vat of oil, sits what looks like a muffler from some mad scientist’s car. Two thick metal pipes curl around its circular metal body, sprouting like a pair of ram’s horns from its top. Inside, metal flaps oscillate as hot air is forced over them.
This is the heat exchanger in the PowerFry commercial fryers, an element that helps make them so efficient that they’ve earned California Energy Wise certification, which may qualify buyers for a rebate. They recently received an award naming them one of the most innovative products of the year. The good folks at ENERGY STAR have also deemed the Vulcan VK Series the most efficient commercial fryer family they’ve ever tested.
Bringing convection-style heating to the commercial fryer world
That heat exchanger makes the Vulcan PowerFry VK Series the closest kin convection ovens have in the commercial fryer world. In a typical tube-type unit, heat is pushed from its source on a single pass through a row of pipes in the frypot before it’s released through the flue. It works fine, but it’s not especially efficient because the heat has to spread slowly throughout the oil.
That’s why Vulcan invented the FivePass Heat Transfer System. It’s built around that mutant muffler we already covered. The heat is pushed through the main cylinder of the heat exchanger, with those flapping metal discs keeping it full of energy and moving. It then branches out into those horn-like tubes, curving around the frypot of the VK Series commercial fryer and through a big part of the oil in the unit. By the time it reaches the flue, it’s made five passes (hence the name) through the oil, meaning its heating potential has been fully used. That’s what helped it earn the California Energy Wise certification and the ENERGY STAR billing.
Vulcan burns the competition with the efficient VK commercial fryer series
That process allows for an even heating of more of the oil at one time, while also utilizing the full potential of the heat source, whether it’s a gas or electric commercial fryer. Because of that, the Vulcan PowerFry VK Series is rated to be up to 78 percent efficient, meaning it makes the most of the energy it uses. That allows it to use less power to provide better results than other commercial fryers, producing from 78 to 91 pounds of French fries per hour.
Because it’s making more use of the heat it creates, a Vulcan PowerFry VK Series commercial fryer offers super-fast recovery between batches so you can get back to work, instead of waiting for the oil to warm back up. The PowerFry commercial fryers can also extend the life of your oil by preventing burn-off in the preheat process. With more surface area for the heating element, they can get to needed temperatures with less heat in the exchanger, which protects the quality of the oil.
Vulcan PowerFry VK Series commercial fryers are perfect for your kitchen
PowerFry units are available in electric, natural gas, and liquid propane models. All of them are ENERGY STAR and California Energy Wise certified. Vulcan also offers these commercial fryers with solid state, solid state digital, and computer controls, as well as in one-, two-, three-, and four-fryer battery units.
Finally, you also have the option of models with Vulcan’s exclusive KleenScreen Plus, a patented automatic oil filtration system. It drains and screens the oil from the frypot, achieving extraordinary purity for your commercial fryer. How pure? You’d have to be down at the level of microns to see anything it might have missed.
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