Wells Electric Full-Size Deep Fryer | Model WFAE55F


Wells Ventless Fryers are Certified Type-1 compliant, UL710B approved recirculation hood systems and feature completely self-contained air filtration and fire-suppression systems. They do not require venting outside making it possible to cook in non-traditional locations or when traditional Type-1 hood and ductwork are impractical, restricted, or too expensive. VCS models are integrated with hood and cooking equipment in one, ready to use package.

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Open Auto-Lift Fryer, Single Basket with Filter 380-415V, 3 , 17100W

  • Fire Protection: Completely self-contained ANSUL R-102 system includes ANSUL tank, nitrogen cartridge, ANSUL sopanifier, piping, fusible links, ANSUL drops, nozzles, and movable manual pull station. Manual pull can be relocated to the egress position or an additional station can be added by an authorized ANSUL representative. Fire protection system meets NFPA 96 Chapter 13. Fire protection system must be charged and certified by ANSUL Authorized distributor after installation and before first use (operator’s responsibility).
  • Filtration – Completely self-contained filtration process reduces emissions below that are allowed in NFPA 96 and ANSI UL710B using the EPA 202 test method. Wells Ventless Fryers include a fully self-contained 3-stage air filtration system including a baffle filter with a grease cup, a EPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter and a Carbon-Charcoal Filter. All filters are easily removable without tools. Air flow sensors continually monitor air flow optimizing performance and grease removal while an interlock system will not allow cooking appliances to function if filters are missing, clogged or in the event of a fire.
  • Cooking Appliances – Cooking equipment is included and integrated in all VCS models. The WVAE55F and WVAE55FC provide high-production capacity in the narrowest footprint and include a paperless oil filtration system that reduces labor while cleaning oil more efficiently. All models feature Automatic Basket Lifts to maximize handling safety.
  • Exhaust and Air Flow – Exhaust air is vertical discharge. Typical airflow is 800 CFM. A minimum of 400 cubic feet of fresh air per minute is recommended both in and out of the cooking area to ensure the dilution of cooking aromas.
  • Completely self-contained, 3-stage filtration system
  • Completely self-contained fire protection system
  • Very quiet with only 68 dBA average
  • Interlock system with disable cooking appliances filters are missing, clogged or in the event of a fire
  • Airflow sensors continually monitor airflow for optimizing performance and grease removal
  • Illuminated early-warning system to monitor filter replacement
  • Completely self-contained filtration process reduces emissions below that allowed in NFPA 96 and ANSI UL710B using the EPA 202 test method
  • Interior incandescent light in protected glass globe improves visibility
  • Stainless steel construction for strength, durability and ease of cleaning
  • Fits through a 36” wide door opening
  • Automatic Basket lift-cradle raises basket at the end of the cooking cycle for maximum safety and energy savings
  • Paperless filtration system reduces labor, cleans oil more efficiently and extends oil life
  • Repeat-cycle timer activates using one push button operation
  • Stainless steel, low-watt density, flat-bar elements provide longer oil life
  • Automatic oil temperature control ensures precise temperatures while minimizing energy consumption
  • WVAE55F and WVAE55FC feature a rectangular fry pot for added fire protection
  • WVAE55F is available in 208V or 240V, 3Ø only @ 17KW
  • WVAE55FC is available in 208V or 240V, 1Ø or 3Ø. 1Ø phase models @ 11.3 KW and 3Ø models @ 17 KW

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