Keeping the basin of your deep fryer clean and your oil filtered is one of the easiest ways to increase the life of the oil and performance of the fryer. See how in this easy video lesson!
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- Crumb scoop
- Clean-out rod
- Face shield
- Drain extensions
- Oil test strips
- Cone filter paper
- Cone filter holder
- Stock pots
- Measuring cups
Hi, I’m Chris Tavano for Tundra Restaurant Supply. Today, we’re here in our test kitchen, and I’m going to show you how to extend the life of your oil through proper filtering. Before you begin to filter your oil, here’s some basic equipment that you’re going to need, safety equipment obviously: Some high-temp heat-resistant gloves, a high-temp heat-resistant apron, as well as a face shield for any kind of splatter, a drain poker, a dial thermometer, an extension pipe for your drain, oil test strips, a high-heat temperature scrub brush and a crumb scoop. As well over here, we have a cone filter, cone filter paper, a nice big 32-quart stockpot, and a metal measuring cup, so that way we can move oil back and forth to the basin and the stockpot to scrub out any other crumbs that need be.
First, we can see that this oil needs to be treated, orange, brown and it smells. First, I want to take the temperature. We’re looking for a pretty hot temperature. That way, it helps us scrub out any residual grease and crumbs that we need to. However, we’re not looking at our operating temperature of 350. That is also quite dangerous. Somewhere in that 300-250 range, that’s a good area to start working with it. We see there with 300, so that’s a good temperature. We’re going to get the basket screen out of there. Again, don’t put your hands in there. That’s hot oil. I’m using my drain poker to grab that. Then once we’ve got it out, we can just set it to the side.
Here, I’ve got our draining process set up. This tube right here is where the oil is going to be draining from in that particular basin. Then it’s going to go right through our cone paper filter, into our 32-quart basin. This red handle is our drain valve. We’re going to open that, and slowly start draining the oil. Be sure that you don’t just open the valve completely right away because that’s where the hazard comes in with any kind of splash back with this very hot oil. Start it off nice and slow. Then as it gets going, you can start opening up a little bit more. With your drain valve still open, you want to get some of the oil you’ve already drained, and dump it back into the basin, because as you can see, there’s still a lot of crumbs and residual grit that needs to be washed out.
Again, this is why you have your nice trusty high-heat apron because there can be some splash-back. Some pieces get clogged up. That’s why we’ve got our drain poker. As you start scrubbing the inside, you’ll find some spots that are a little bit tough. Go ahead, and just use a little bit of that hot oil to help give it some of that grease that you’ll need.