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Frymaster Fryers

Frymaster: Top Choice for Fryers in the Foodservice Industry

In 1935, the company’s founder P.F. Ratcliff built the very first Frymaster fryer with focus on the open frypot and the master jet burner. Frymaster has remained the industry leader in product innovation, efficiency, reliabilities and durability since this first fryer, always keeping quality and the customer’s needs at the center of their operations.

Precision is the essence of Frymaster quality. Manufacturing a superior design produces the level of performance, reliability, and durability operators have come to expect from Frymaster. See the difference in Frymaster fryers for yourself!



Frymaster’s complete fryer portfolio offers a solution for every commercial kitchen! Choose from open and tube type, gas and electric, value, performance, high-efficiency and oil-conserving models. Frymaster fryers are high performing, low maintenance, and easy to operate.

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Frymaster Fryers


The quality of the oil used in your fryer will directly affect the quality of the food produced, as well as the longevity of your equipment. Keeping the oil clean is done with a filtration system. Frymaster offers both built-in and portable filtration that make this process quick, easy, and convenient.

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Frymaster Fryer Filter


With everything from casters and fryer filter paper to extra fry baskets and skimmers, Central has all of the accessories that your Frymaster fryers and filters could need.

Frymaster Accessories

Energy Star

Energy Star products are given their designation due to designs that cut your energy usage, contributing to a cleaner environment. These Energy Star products lower your utility bills due to the lowered energy usage and in some states, qualify for large rebates, making these products even better investments! Frymaster boasts 9 consecutive years keeping you connected in the most  energy efficient way possible offering several Energy Star rated fryers to bring efficiencies to your commercial kitchen. Learn more about Energy Star Rated Fryers from Central Restaurant Products.

Energy Star Rebates Map

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Central Restaurant Products offers hundreds of fryers, filters and accessories from Frymaster. Browse online or speak to one of our expert product consultants at 800.215.9293 for assistance finding the perfect equipment for your kitchen!

Pitco Frialator

Pitco: The Fryer Experts

Pitco Frialator had their beginnings in 1918 with the goal of creating simple and reliable kitchen equipment for professional frying. As the company celebrates 100 years of service this year, their goal remains the same and Pitco continues to design and produce equipment that makes it easy for food service operators to offer the best in fried foods!

The Pitco Difference

Pitco was voted Best in Class by Dealers, Operators, and Overall for their Freestanding Floor Fryers in 2017. And for good reason! Pitco fryers are available in a wide variety of sizes with premium features such as fully automated filtration, SmartOil Sense, and InfinityTouch. Long lasting, high temperature alloy stainless steel heat baffles are mounted in the heat exchanger tubes to provide maximum heating and combustion efficiency to help your fryer last. Backed by parts and labor warranties, Pitco stands behind the quality of their products!

Pitco Best in Class

Product Offerings & Top Selling Models

  • Fryer Accessories & Parts
    • From fryer baskets and fryer filter powder to casters and fryer brushes, there is a plethora of accessories and parts that you may need at some point when owning your commercial fryer.

Energy Star

What is Energy Star? It is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency designed to help save consumers money while also protecting the environment through products that utilize less resources. In the food service industry, these more efficient products lower utility bills and in many areas, even qualify you for sizable rebates. Learn more about Energy Star, read our recent blog post here.

The Pitco VF35 is the first ever value priced fryer that is energy star rated. The 35 lb. fryer features a stainless steel tank, front, door, sides and back splash for long term durability as well as a lower flue temperature to generate more production per BTU. The gas control valve prevents gas flow to the burner until the pilot is established and the temperature limit switch safely shuts off all gas flow when the fryer temperature exceeds the upper limit. This value fryer boasts 70,000 BTU while using 35% less gas and giving the same production level as a 35C+S! Easily cook 55-60 lbs. of french fries per hour with this power horse while using less energy!

Rebate: depending where you live, qualify for rebates between $75 to $1900!

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Central Restaurant Products offers Pitco’s entire line of available products online! Browse online and give us a call at 800.215.9293 to speak with one of our friendly product consultants for one on one assistance.


Lowest Prices and Free Shipping on Southbend, Pitco, and Star

Whether you are in the market for a new range, fryer, popcorn machine, or toaster, Central has the brands you know and trust. Southbend, Pitco , and Star brands provide high quality, durable commercial cooking equipment at competitive prices. Plus, Central offers free shipping on these brands! For items that are in stock and ordered by 5pm Eastern time, they ship the same day!

SouthbendSouthbend Griddle

Southbend offers commercial cooking equipment ranging from convection ovens to broilers to ranges. Their products are designed to withstand high-volume kitchens and come top rated by chefs and industry experts. The products’ energy savings, cooking speed, and safety contribute to extremely high satisfaction ratings. Southbend is committed to their customers and to innovation that will better serve the industry needs.

Pitco Fryers



Since 1918, Pitco has been the industry leader in designing and producing reliable fryers and pasta cookers. With laser cutting technology, robotic welding, and a reliable tank, rest assured that your fryers and pasta cookers are made with the utmost uniformity, consistency, and accuracy.  Plus, the company recently released their first ever Energy Star qualified high efficiency value priced fryer!


StarStar Manufacturing

Star Manufacturing provides solutions to busy kitchens in 5-star restaurants or concession stands. The product assortment ranges from popcorn poppers and hot dog rollers to griddles, impingement conveyor ovens and toasters, all built to make your kitchen more efficient.


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Ready to purchase? Visit our website to browse all Southbend, Pitco, and Star products! If you need assistance in your decision, our Product Consultants are here to help! Call them at 800-215-9293 or chat live with them now. Speak to your Product Consultant about a free catalog, or request a copy online.

How to cook up profits with your commercial fryer

A fryer can be a great way to cook up high profit menu items that are actually healthy too – but it’s important to choose the right equipment for your specific operation so you don’t end up wasting valuable time and resources.

Here’s a few things to consider when shopping for a commercial fryer.

Consider menu

Open pot fryers have heating conductors outside the frypot and deep internal sediment collection zones. They perform well in many frying applications, but are ideal for light- to medium-breaded items such as French fries and prepackaged foods. This type of fryer allows every inch of the frypot to be easily accessed and cleaned.

Tube type fryers have heating conductors inside the frypot and wide sediment collections zones below the conductor tubes, making them the best choice for foods that are fresh battered or heavily breaded, such as fresh fish and onion blossoms.

Flat-bottomed fryers have no sediment collection zones making this type of fryer best suited for food items that float on top of the oil during the fry cycle. Wet battered fish is ideal for this fryer.

Menu Trends
According to Frymaster’s Fit Frying website, one of the major trends right now involves small plates, mini meals, appetizers, and little bites.

“Whether experimenting with flavors, or thinking about weight control, people are interested in ‘portioned indulgence.'”

Leading snacks include calamari, wings, cheese sticks, and fried zucchini, all of which can easily be handled by a 10, 15 or 30 lb. capacity countertop fryer.

For more information, check out Frymaster’s 5 Factors for Fit Frying.

Other models are specifically designed for preparing high volumes of breaded chicken and fish.

Next consider what percentage of your menu you’ll be using the fryer to prepare. If your establishment specializes in catfish, French fries and chicken tenders, you could be using the fryer for up to 90% of all dishes prepared. However, if you’re only using the equipment for a few small appetizers, you probably don’t need a 90 lb. fryer.

Also think about the space you have available in your kitchen and the flow from one end to the other. According to NAFEM, proper flow will prevent backtracking by personnel, decreased productivity and inefficient use of labor.

Countertop fryers are ideal for lower-volume operations. A floor model fryer is a better option for high capacity frying and for achieving maximum output.

Gas vs. Electric
Ask a product consultant whether a gas or electric fryers is right for you. It may depend on how your kitchen is equipped, recovery time and energy efficiency. In addition, some gas fryers may also require an electrical connection.

What else do you need to go with your fryer? All gas fryers require a safety quick disconnect hose. The quick-disconnect prevents accidental disconnects when gas is on, eliminating the chance of gas leaks. The gas connector cannot be disconnected until the gas valve is shut off and cannot be opened until the gas connector is properly attached.

Last, most floor fryer models also offer the option of locking casters for added portability.