Common Questions About Fry Dump Stations
What are the benefits of using a fried food holding station?
Fry dump stations maintain food quality and ensures a safe holding process while keeping food warm and crispy. Crumb trays are built into most fry dump stations to catch food sediment for simplified cleaning. You can also season fried food in this unit since you can't season over the oil in your frypot.
Adding a fryer dump station to a kitchen line makes it more efficient by enabling cooks to prepare ahead of time for rush periods and increasing the volume of food that can be prepared and held. Some of these units even have shelves to keep bagged or boxed food warm.
How do fryer dump stations keep food warm and crispy?
Fried food holding stations use three main methods to keep cooked food crisp at ready-to-serve temperatures. The most common heat is produced from a burner under the holding pan, but there can also be heat from a bulb or rod above the pan. Some fryer dump stations use a combination of heat from above the holding pan and underburner heat.
What kind of pan is the fried food held in?
Most fried food holding stations hold the product in hotel pans; their size depends on the size of the unit. Some fryer dump stations have scoopable pans with angles, so it is easy to remove product. Dividers are included with some units to separate different fried foods in a single pan.