To provide energy for the fryer, GEM fryers use external heat exchangers, which offer better control of heat distribution within the fryer kettle, so variations in product flow rates have less effect on fryer temperature than in direct-fired fryers, says the company. Computer technology is used to actuate the oil inlet and outlet valves and to discharge gates, streamlining changing the fryer operating parameters to process different products. Initially, the fryer operator sets up each recipe. Once a recipe is performing satisfactorily, the setting can be entered into the computer memory and recalled by touching the proper key on the touch screen.

GEM Equipment of Oregon, Inc.;