Made of heavy-gauge mild steel to prevent wet batter from sticking, the Pitco FBG18 gas fryer is a solid choice for commercial kitchens that fry up funnel cakes, fish and chips, or doughnuts daily. With its 42- to 65-pound oil capacity, the fryer’s flat-bottom design causes foods to float, keeping sediment from piling up in the cold zone. Ideal for high-traffic establishments, this LP gas fryer uses blower-free burner technology to keep heat transfer high throughout use. The standing pilot only has to be lit once a day, which keeps oil hot for long periods and boosts recovery when the fryer must be reheated. Manual gas shutoff and rear gas connection are built in, and the fryer’s gas control valve halts gas from moving to the main burner until the pilot flame is lit. If the flame goes out, all gas flow shuts off automatically. Also, a limit switch cuts off gas if the fryer’s temperature exceeds the higher end of the determined temperature limit. The fryer has an integrated gas control valve with many roles: It is a manual valve, a safety pilot valve, gas filter, and press regulator all in one.
Other features of the Pitco FBG18 flat-bottom gas fryer prioritize safety. A built-in flue deflector moves heat and exhaust into the hood, reducing overall kitchen temperature. A solid-state temperature controller with matchless ignition, a melt cycle, and a drain valve interlock switch all assist fryer performance. The fryer also features a marine front edge to keep wet-battered foods in place.
Many built-in features assist with the fryer’s maintenance. Its stainless steel cabinet front, door, side, and backsplash provide a durable surface that’s easy to maintain. The fry tank is welded with a peened, smooth finish for quick cleaning. A drain valve extension connects to the front 11/4-inch full-port drain valve, removing oil from the fryer to prevent splashing. If the drain valve is opened accidentally, the drain valve interlock switch automatically shuts down the heating system.
- Replaces FBG18-D
- Floor model
- 42- to 65-lb. oil capacity
- 3/16-in. door hinge
- Blower-free burner technology
- Integrated gas control valve
- Solid-state temperature controller
- Matchless ignition
- Manual gas shutoff and rear gas connection
- Built-in flue deflector
- Welded tank made with extra-smooth, peened finish
- Stainless steel cabinet front, door, side, and backsplash
- Full-port drain and drain extension
- Bottom clearance: 9 in.
- 11/4-in. drain valve
- (4) 9-in.-tall legs
- 100,000 BTU
Dimensions & Utilities
- Frying area: 18 in. W x 24 in. D
- Cooking depth: 31/4 in. W x 5 in. D
- 0.7 A
- 115 V/60 Hz, 51/2-ft. cord with a NEMA 5-15 plug