Avoiding spills from shortening/oil in deep fryers

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2014/04/02 14:47:55 (permalink)

Avoiding spills from shortening/oil in deep fryers

I've been thinking about mounting some kind of tight lid or something on top of my deep fryers before launching my food truck. How do you guys keep your shortening in the deep fryers? Do you let it run out from the deep fryer and into an another enclosed container? What about at night when the shortening is really hot?

I've been thinking of maybe even dumping the shortening half wa so that its really shallow and then driving off with the truck for storage.
 
Thoughts?
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    Turtle66
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    Re:Avoiding spills from shortening/oil in deep fryers 2014/04/02 16:46:00 (permalink)
    We use to use metal 3 gallon buckets with metal lids to transport the oil to and from events using a paper cone filter to drain & filter. You can use the thick plastic buckets but you will have to let the oil cool down to around 100 degrees or so. Plastic melts at 135 degrees.   
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    kapowtruck
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    Re:Avoiding spills from shortening/oil in deep fryers 2014/04/02 21:59:34 (permalink)
    I just bought this w/ the filter. Works great! 
     
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/...mp;smid=A2NWKLMIW64H56
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    Re:Avoiding spills from shortening/oil in deep fryers 2014/04/02 23:55:13 (permalink)
    Most of your 5 gallon buckets are HDPE, it's stamped on the bottom.  High 200F range it will start to soften.  We been using it with one of those air tight screw on lids for a year now.  Only complaint is that it's too tall to get a cone filter under the Fryer spout.
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    Re:Avoiding spills from shortening/oil in deep fryers 2014/04/03 00:18:25 (permalink)
    kapowtruck

    I just bought this w/ the filter. Works great! 

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/...mp;smid=A2NWKLMIW64H56

    Thats Perfect!  
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    Re:Avoiding spills from shortening/oil in deep fryers 2014/07/18 01:04:16 (permalink)
    They make fryer covers, I just ordered these myself, check measurements on your fryer before ordering. 81 bucks well spent for peace of mind, Nice to be able to filter oil and clean unit, then put oil back in for quick start up next day......and doesn't waste precious space in truck.
    www.etundra.com & search "fryer tank cover"

    Good luck!
    post edited by foodiefiction - 2014/07/18 01:05:56
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