Energy efficient fryers that have earned the ENERGY STAR offer shorter cook times and higher production rates through advanced burner and heat exchanger designs. Fry pot insulation reduces standby losses resulting in a lower idle energy rate. Large vat fryers are used in a variety of high-volume food establishments including fast food and full service restaurants, grocery and retail, and institutional kitchens.
Standard sized fryers that have earned the ENERGY STAR are about 14 percent more energy efficient than standard models and large vat commercial fryers that have earned the ENERGY STAR are up to 35 percent more energy efficient than non-certified models.
A standard sized electric fryer that has earned the ENERGY STAR can save 2,390 kWh/year. This equates to a savings of $245 annually on your utility bill. ENERGY STAR certified large vat electric and gas commercial fryers can save 1,790 kWh/year and 58 MBtu/year in energy, respectively. This equates to a savings of more than $180 for electric and $390 for gas, annually on your utility bill.
Current Specification Effective Date: October 2016
- Fryers that have earned the ENERGY STAR are approximately 14 percent more energy efficient than standard models.
What else should I look for when buying a commercial fryer?
For a list of ENERGY STAR partners that sell ENERGY STAR qualified equipment, see Where to Buy.
For a list of CFS incentives, please see either the CFS Incentive Guide or the ENERGY STAR CFS Incentive Finder.
The ENERGY STAR CFS Incentive Finder displays utility incentives for ENERGY STAR qualified commercial food service equipment.
The CFS Incentive Guide (EXCEL, 1.2 MB) is an excel spreadsheet that includes incentives for both ENERGY STAR qualified equipment and energy efficient equipment not covered by the ENERGY STAR program.