Help with Transporting hot cooking oil

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2014/07/28 12:51:10 (permalink)

Help with Transporting hot cooking oil

I have recently built a concession tent setup and use a Imperial 40 pound Deep Fryer. My question is, after the show or event is completed, how do you transport 350 degree cooking oil? I have looked into food grade buckets, but they are rated to 180 degrees. I was wondering if I could get a few ideas of what the experienced food vendors do or use. I have attempted to cool the oil, by means of a fan, but after what seemed an hour it was still 250 plus degrees.
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    RodBangkok
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/07/28 17:35:40 (permalink)
    The best option IMHO is to have a cover made from stainless, with a silicone gasket, use latch clamps or De Sta Co clamps to then secure the lid, make sure it has a small vent hole somewhere.  Its the best way when your wanting to move a lot, and saves a ton of time instead of drain and refill only to move.
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/07/28 17:39:44 (permalink)
    I didn't think of making a lid for the fryer, I will have to research the clamps.
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/07/28 20:49:52 (permalink)
    I use DeStaCo for a lot of applications such as this, just one example of many designs they have that are good for compression loads, where you are pushing down on a rubber seal.  Also you seal should be soft enough to compress, but not too soft, and should be as wide as possible to provide a large seal surface.
     
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    http://www.destaco.com/assets/docs/en/ds/205.pdf
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/07/28 21:03:52 (permalink)
    That's a great idea, but I have a show this weekend and don't think I will have time to build a lid. I was thinking of building it next week, but will need a temporary plan in the mean time. Where do you get the gasket material (silicone)?
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/07/28 23:19:46 (permalink)
    You guys wouldn't by chance have a photo of a fryer lid would you?  Thanks! 
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/07/28 23:26:27 (permalink)
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    That's a great idea, but I have a show this weekend and don't think I will have time to build a lid. I was thinking of building it next week, but will need a temporary plan in the mean time. Where do you get the gasket material (silicone)?

    Well my sources here in Thailand wouldn't help you a lot, but here's a link I found with a simple google:
    http://www.allstategasket.com/info_gasket_material_style-1115.asp
     
    Temporary solution is to use a stock pot that will only be 2/3 full when the tank is empty, then a lid with some bungie cords thru the handles, then place that in a sheet pan or hotel pan to move it around, perhaps on a small wheel cart, depending on how much oil your dealing with.  The pan will catch any spills from sloshing.  Used to transport soup in large quantities like that in an emergency.  Not a permanent solution, but should work for one or two times.
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/07/29 07:07:01 (permalink)
    Ok thanks. Great idea about the pan underneath. I will have to use a couple of pots to hold 40 pounds of oil.
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/07/29 07:08:12 (permalink)
    Everton, once I get a lid built I will post a pic unless Rodbangkok (love that name) has one
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/07/29 16:51:29 (permalink)
    Thanks!
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/07/29 17:44:18 (permalink)
    Get yourself a fryer oil filter pot, couple hundred bucks. locks down.
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/07/29 19:18:40 (permalink)
    Thank you, another good idea.
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/08/11 10:13:38 (permalink)
    Hey nger159, I just purchased these fryer tank covers online last week fromwww.etundra.com and they help a ton! They aren't a perfect sealed fit but they stay in place whilst driving and I just rolled up a bar mop and bridged the gap (1/2 ") on the front side. The long sides are a perfect fit for my fryers and the sides are flanged up on the long sides and down on the short sides, simple and effective! Measure the dimensions of your fryer tank before obviously, but this was a no bassinet for the price (85 bucks) and I found other similar products online for 3 times the cost! Happy driving with no more oil spills!
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/08/11 10:14:55 (permalink)
    *brainer not bassinet! Lmao @ auto correct!
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/08/23 18:59:45 (permalink)
    Some people use the stainless soda premix tanks. They hold about 5 gallons.
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    Re: Help with Transporting hot cooking oil 2014/08/27 11:19:11 (permalink)
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    I have recently built a concession tent setup and use a Imperial 40 pound Deep Fryer. My question is, after the show or event is completed, how do you transport 350 degree cooking oil? I have looked into food grade buckets, but they are rated to 180 degrees. I was wondering if I could get a few ideas of what the experienced food vendors do or use. I have attempted to cool the oil, by means of a fan, but after what seemed an hour it was still 250 plus degrees.

    I purchased an insulated oil can from Lil Orbits.http://www.lilorbits.com/products/list-lil-orbits-mini-donut-accessories.php  Item#'s A110 or A142. You can get a can with a large opening best suited for solid shortening or one with a smaller opening for liquid oils. I drain my fryer right after shut down if I need to and put the silicone plug in. There is a vent hole so I put some paper towel or a rag loosely on the top to catch any grease that seeps out. Works good. I think I paid around $150 shipped. Can't remember now. Prices likely went up but this thing is well worth it.
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