- Joined: 9/26/2013
- Location: Portland, OR
LP Deep Fryers - Cost per hour to run
Thu, 09/26/13 2:09 AM
I have a new food cart that has been open for business for less than a month. Main menu item is wings, and I am currently baking them. This of course does not result in a crispy wing. So I am leaning heavily toward converting to deep fryers.
My research so far has told me that a counter top unit just will not be sufficient. This leads me to propane deep fryers. What I cannot find is approximately how much propane a deep fryer will consume in an hour.
A gal of propane contains 91,500 BTUs. Deep fryers are rated in BTU's. So it seems simple to follow that a 90,000 BTU deep fryer will consume 1 gal of propane per hour.
Few things I have questions about. If a deep fryer is rated for 90k BTU, does this mean it will consume 90k BTU sitting idle (holding oil at temp) or 90k BTUs under full load for 1 hour?
Can some of you who have LP deep fryers give me some feedback here please? I am curious as to what BTU your fryer is, and how much your propane costs are.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated!