How to Choose a Fryer for Your Commercial Kitchen

Learn how to choose a fryer for your commercial kitchen with these tips from Kingswood Leasing!

A fryer is a staple in many commercial kitchens, but not all commercial fryers are created equal! With the help of Kingswood Leasing, you can get a fryer by paying comfortable monthly payments with no payment due at signing. Preserving your working capital is essential. In this post, you’ll learn how to choose a fryer that will best suit your operational needs.

How to Choose a Fryer for Your Commercial Kitchen

Tank Type

First, determine what size fryer will best keep up with the demand of your hungry patrons.

Fryer tank capacities are primarily measured by how many pounds of oil they hold. This means a 50-pound fryer can hold 50 pounds of oil. Most commercial fryers have an output of two times the weight of oil each hour. So, a 50-pound fryer can reasonably be expected to produce up to 100 pounds of food per hour.

While single-tank models work well for frying one type of food at a time, twin-tanks allow you to cook multiple kinds of food at once. One added benefit of twin tanks is that you can choose to run only one tank at a time. This benefit can help the unit be used in a more energy-efficient way.

Filtration

A fryer model with built-in filtering capabilities can be an excellent choice for those looking to reduce operating costs. These models filter the oil used in the fryer to extend its life and improve cost-effectiveness.

Without a filtration system, operators can expect most oils to last no more than three days. While manually filtering the oil can extend oil life by a few days, units with built-in filtration can keep oil fresh for up to nine days. Not only does this reduce your oil expenses, but it also saves your staff time and ensures your food items are always fried in great-tasting oil.

Learn how to choose a fryer for your commercial kitchen with these tips from Kingswood Leasing!

Temperature Control

Your options here are either a computer process controller or a manual dial thermostat controller. The manual control is just that; it allows the operator to control the unit’s temperature manually. While this is often a lower-cost option, the operator must have advanced knowledge on how to fry different food items to ensure everything is cooked correctly. A computer process controller automates the process and allows the fryer to adjust temperatures, resulting in perfectly cooked items every time.

Recovery Time

Recovery time refers to how long it takes for the oil to return to the optimal temperature after food is added. This is important because it can affect the taste of the food and the efficiency of the fryer. Learn more about recovery time here (https://www.pitco.com/blog/why-fryer-recovery-times-are-important).

Sediment Zone

The location of the sediment zone is essential when it comes to the ease of fryer maintenance.

As small pieces of food fall off during the frying process, they collect and eventually become carbon residue. This process is called carbonization, and it can ruin the taste of your food. Carbonization also ruins your oil quality.

Sediment zones prevent carbonization by holding food particles at a slightly lower temperature, so they do not burn.

You will need to clean the sediment zones regularly and ensuring you can access the area easily is key.

Learn how to choose a fryer for your commercial kitchen with these tips from Kingswood Leasing!

Gas Vs. Electric

Electric fryers are typically used in kitchens that fry foods infrequently or at a low volume. Gas options offer quick cycle times and can fry a high volume per hour.

Learn more about the difference between gas and electric options in this in-depth article from the Foodservice Equipment Journal. (https://www.foodserviceequipmentjournal.com/the-big-fryer-debate-should-you-buy-gas-or-electric/)

Placement

Finally, you’ll need to choose between a model that sits on the floor and a model that is set on top of an existing surface. For establishments frying high volumes of food items, a floor-standing model will be best. However, if only niche items are fried in small batches or your fryer is used infrequently, a smaller tabletop model will likely suffice. Freeing up floor space can be especially helpful in small kitchens, such as cafes or concession stands.

Equipment lease financing ensures you get the equipment you need now while still having the cash you need on hand for increased labor costs, unforeseen expenses, and day-to-day operational costs.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your equipment lease financing needs!

For more information on how to choose a fryer that will best suit your needs, check out these resources:
A Quick Primer on the Different Types of Commercial Fryers
Vulcan Fryers: Good, Better, Best
Preventative Maintenance for Your Commercial Deep Fryer

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund Is Here

The online applications opens Monday, May 3rd, and will remain open until all funds are depleted.

The SBA will begin registrations on Friday at 9 a.m. eastern and will open online applications for the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund Monday afternoon.

There are three ways to apply to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The first option is to apply through a recognized “SBA Restaurant Partner.”  The other two options are to submit applications electronically at https://restaurants.sba.gov/ or apply via phone at 844.279.8898.

To prepare, the SBA recommends that eligible restaurants familiarize themselves with the application process to ensure a smoother experience. Here are some steps the SBA recommends:

  • Registering for an account in advance at restaurants.sba.gov starting Friday, at 9 a.m. EST.

  • Reviewing the official guidance, including program guide, frequently asked questions, and application sample.

  • Preparing the required documentation.

  • Working with a point-of-sale vendor or visiting restaurants.sba.gov to submit an application when the application portal opens.

Take the time now to visit the SBA’s official page to get information about the documentation you’ll need to provide and a sample application.

Kingswood - Your Commercial Capital Source

Kingswood helps all types of businesses grow with finance solutions. If you sell equipment, buy equipment, or need working capital to grow your business, then we invite you to experience the Kingswood advantage and gain access to the trusted source for your commercial capital needs. Learn more about how Kingswood can help your business at www.kingswoodleasing.com.

Kingswood Now Available on AutoQuotes Platform

Kingswood is on AutoQuotes

Did you know that anyone using the AutoQuotes platform can easily and quickly include lease-to-own monthly payment options from Kingswood next to the total cost on every equipment quote?

Businesses acquiring the equipment they need continue to choose leasing over cash and other credit options and AutoQuotes is the preferred quoting solution in the foodservice equipment and supplies (FES) industry. Show your customers why the perfect match of Autoquotes and Kingswood is the easiest way to affordably get the equipment they want without large outlays of capital upfront.

AutoQuotes has been leading the FES industry with their catalog, pricing and quoting software solution for over 30 years and Kingswood has been providing the best in FES equipment financing for over 30 years. Together their 60 years of combined experience can’t be beat.

“AutoQuotes shares our mission to make equipment financing fast and easy, and we’re excited for our seller community who has been asking to see us as an option on AutoQuotes” said Cliff Metcalfe III, Director of Food & Beverage Group at Kingswood.

Want to see how quick and easy it is to add this feature to your next AutoQuotes equipment project? Check out How To Add Kingswood To Your AQ Quotes

 

Small Business Administration Disaster Loans

COVID-19 Relief Programs

Helping Our Customers, Now More Than Ever

Kingswood is here to help your business survive this unprecedented time. Our team has identified 4 types of programs that most affected businesses will qualify for. Your company should evaluate all four areas below:

Paycheck Protection Program

  • 100% Forgiveness available
  • Get 2.5x your monthly payroll (10 wks), up to $10MM
  • Use it for payroll and other bills like rent and utilities
  • Small businesses with 500 or fewer employees are eligible
  • No personal guarantee or collateral needed

Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance

  • Apply through the Small Business Administration website
  • Business owners economically impacted by the pandemic can apply for and receive working capital loans of up to $2 million
  • Terms up to 30 years
  • Term loans or lines of credit
  • Uses: To overcome the temporary loss of revenue
  • Applicants can request a $10,000 advance after with application

State & Local Relief Programs

States, localities, and communities of people have stepped up alongside our federal government to offer relief where they know the need is great. Grants and special term loans from $1,000 up to $200,000 are available to keep business owners going – until they can start growing again.

  • Find the information you need about your state’s programs.
  • Connect directly with your state and local funding programs.
  • We are continually working to update this page with the best information available so please check back often for changes.

Additional Aid Programs

The federal government has additional relief programs that can help business owners get through the economic impact of the global pandemic. Learn what is available and make sure your recovery plan has every benefit you can qualify for:

IRS Tax Extension for special payment relief: The Treasury Department and IRS are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak.

SBA Express Bridge Loans: Businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender are able to access up to $25,000 quickly.

SBA Debt Relief: The SBA is providing financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic by paying principal, interest, and fees on some business debt.

We're In This Together

We’re all in this together, and Kingswood is here to help you succeed as a business. We are here to help you work through today’s challenges and access the funding you need to help you get through and move forward.

If you are a current Kingswood customer, speak with a team member to learn more about assistance programs you may qualify for.

Call 888-327-8121 or email info@kingswoodleasing.com

We extend our fullest well wishes for the health and safety of you, your employees, and your family.

Information for Kingswood Equipment Sellers and Referrers Regarding COVID-19

Information for Kingswood Equipment Sellers and Referrers Regarding COVID-19

Is Kingswood open?

Kingswood’s offices are open (8am-8pm EST). All services are functioning as usual, however we are transitioning to a “work–at–home” operating model as part of our broader business continuity plans. Because the situation is dynamic, we will be adapting our plans each day while also planning for longer term implications.

What happens if Kingswood’s offices close?

We have the ability to work remotely from locations across the country, such that our day–to–day operations won’t be affected.

Where can we find the latest information?

Kingswood will update our website, KingswoodLeasing.com, your Partner Portals and will be sending out informational emails if there are changes you need to know. You should always be able to reach your account manager and you can email us at Sales@KingswoodLeasing.com or Info@KingswoodLeasing.com.

How is Kingswood settling with Sellers and Referrers?

We are settling transactions the way we always do; however, in the event our office closes there may be a delay in receiving physical checks from us due to closures or postal service delays. To avoid any interruption, we strongly recommend that you sign up for ACH disbursement. The form can be filled out and submitted online by clicking the link below:

ACH Direct Deposit Enrollment Form: Click Here

Will COVID-19 change who gets approved?

No, but all leasing and lending companies consistently reassess certain underwriting policies and practices to fully consider the current business and economic environment. It’s likely that some changes will be made for some industries. If we see changes, these will be promptly communicated.

Remember everyone at Kingswood is here to help you and your customers succeed. Let us know how we can help!

Women in Business Conference 2019

Women in Business Conference 2019

Kingswood has a tradition of getting involved with our community, and specifically with the University of New Hampshire in Durham NH, whose campus is minutes away from our headquarters.  Recently, we had the honor of sponsoring The UNH Women in Business Conference at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. Attendees included a vast array of students, alumni, and leaders in the business industry. The W.I.B Conference offered networking opportunities and business lectures that covered subjects such as Branding and Financial advice.

Participants were able to meet the lecturers after each presentation in order to gain insight, ask questions, and exchange ideas comfortably with business leaders and students alike. As a result, the Kingswood employees who attended the event came back with inspired ideas for marketing, business, and their personal lives as well.

We look forward to being a part of future community events.

 

Dover Children’s Home 11th Annual Golf Tournament

Kingswood Hits The Links For Local Charity

The entire staff of Kingswood Leasing was proud to support our 7th consecutive Dover Children’s Home Golf Tournament. This charitable tournament is one of the largest events that the Dover Children’s Home puts on every year, generating much of the needed funding for their non-profit programs for children. Thousands of NH’s most vulnerable children have received exceptional care at DCH since 1893. Their personalized treatment allows the young people that they serve to gain self-confidence and experience significant improvement in their family relationships, decision-making skills, and school performance.

Fundraisers and donations of any kind translate into the program’s ability to provide exceptional care while attempting to provide a positive adolescent experience. DCH is committed to improving the lives of the young people placed in their care by offering a wide array of services, experiences, and opportunities that celebrate each child’s individual strengths and personal needs.

As one of only a few community-based residential treatment programs for children remaining in NH, it is more important than ever for Dover Children’s Home to provide a safe haven for young people to develop the skills they will need to become healthy, productive members of the community.

“After another incredible year at Dover Children’s Home 11th Annual Golf Tournament, we want to say a HUGE thank you for helping us reach our goal of almost $25,000 raised during the event!!!!!  It was an absolutely beautiful day, lots of fun had, delicious food and great company!

We are so very grateful for your support, by golfing in the tournament, buying raffle tickets and bidding on our silent-auction items!  We would never have been able to reach our goal without you all!” – Renee Touhey-Childress, Executive Director, Dover Children’s Home

Hope to see you all at the 12th Annual Dover Children’s Home Golf Tournament in July 2019!!!

We will be there!!!

Dover Children’s Home 10th Annual Golf Tournament

Kingswood Golfs For Favorite Charity

The entire staff of Kingswood Leasing was proud to support and attend our 6th consecutive Dover Children’s Home Golf Tournament. This charitable tournament is one of the largest events that the Dover Children’s Home puts on every year, generating much of the needed funding for their non-profit programs for children. Thousands of NH’s most vulnerable children have received exceptional care at DCH since 1893. Their personalized treatment allows the young people that they serve to gain self-confidence and experience significant improvement in their family relationships, decision-making skills, and school performance.

Fundraisers and donations of any kind translate into the program’s ability to provide exceptional care while attempting to provide a positive adolescent experience. DCH is committed to improving the lives of the young people placed in their care by offering a wide array of services, experiences, and opportunities that celebrate each child’s individual strengths and personal needs.

As one of only a few community-based residential treatment programs for children remaining in NH, it is more important than ever for Dover Children’s Home to provide a safe haven for young people to develop the skills they will need to become healthy, productive members of the community.

“To the Whole Team at Kingswood Leasing,
I cannot say enough Thank You’s to each and every one of you for your ongoing support of Dover Children’s Home! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done and continue to do for us! Thank you for wrapping your arms so generously around us!
With much gratitude, Renee” – Renee Touhey-Childress, Executive Director, Dover Children’s Home

The staff of Kingswood Leasing had, yet again, a great time being a part of this event. Almost everyone either volunteered or played in the tournament, which was a lot of fun for everyone involved. We look forward to this event every year and we look forward to supporting the Dover Children’s Home for years to come.

Kingswood Welcomes Bob Janowski

Bob Janowski Joins The Kingswood Team

Kingswood Leasing, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bob Janowski has been added to Kingswood Leasing’s Account Executive Team. Janowski will be responsible for growing opportunities among our vendor network and for securing capital transactions for their business owners.

“Bob has had a remarkable career in the equipment finance industry, securing routine and complex financial solutions for major clients in the printing and packaging industry. He understands the challenges businesses face in funding long-term investments that propels growth. Bob’s background in capital equipment finance makes him uniquely positioned to promote a company’s investment opportunity and find the financial solution that enables that success. I am excited to see Bob’s impact on our business and to our momentum within the Executive team.” – Cliff Metcalfe III, Chief Operating Officer

Janowski’s 40+ years of experience will serve him well as he fulfills the role of a Senior Account Executive. Senior Account Executives manage a book of business that includes small start-up businesses to large Fortune 500 companies, while maintaining superior sales results and above average client satisfaction. Every business is unique and presents singular challenges that only an experienced finance professional can recognize as opportunity and turn into positive ROI for that firm. Janowski has exceptional understanding of the needs of Kingswood Leasing’s clientele and we look forward to his future serving our clients.

More about Kingswood Leasing

Kingswood Leasing Inc., a nationwide full service finance company specializing in providing capital solutions to start-up businesses and the restaurant industry, has provided vendor finance programs for capital equipment transactions of all types and amounts since January 1991. Kingswood Leasing has helped to secure financing for thousands of organizations, from the largest corporations to individually owned businesses.