Vulcan 1VK45C PowerFry Commercial Gas Fryer - 45-50 lb. Oil Capacity

Vulcan 1VK45C PowerFry Gas Fryer

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Vulcan 1VK45C PowerFry Gas Fryer
Vulcan PowerFry Side View
Vulcan five pass heat transfer system
Vulcan PowerFry tank
Vulcan five pass uniform heat distribution
French Fry comparison with good and bad oil
Vulcan VK Powerfry Kleen Screen Plus built-in fryer filter
Vulcan Kleen Screen Plus filtration system push button
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Fried food has become a creative medium for many chefs. From scotch eggs to fried bacon-wrapped brie, the opportunities are endless. These unique menu options excite customers who walk through your door. While you are shopping for a quality fryer, take a look at the Vulcan PowerFry Series. These fryers are top of the line in efficiency and production. The Vulcan 1VK45C will save you money and simplify operation through smart engineering.

The programmability of the 1VK45C means training new employees will be a piece of cake. You can save big on time and labor costs with the 1VK45C. With this smart fryer, you can program ten menu items and save cook times. Additionally, a USB interface software will let you program offline menu items. Simplify operation with the 1VK45C.

A unique heat distribution method is the heart of the PowerFry. With typical fryers, the heat from combustion passes through the tank once and is lost out the flue. The 1VK45C's FivePass system adds turns in the tubing to increase the number of passes, maximizing heat transfer with more surface area. The FivePass innovation can increase oil heat times by about 25%. Because energy is used more effectively, the 1VK45C can perform better on less gas. The 1VK45C can idle at an impressively low rate of 4,251 BTU/hr heat input. As most fryers remain idle for a significant period of time, if not all day, this rate will mean serious savings. With this Energy Star fryer, you will be on the rise - some customers have even seen a 50% production increase. Up your production while saving money with the 1VK45C.

Along with gas savings, the 1VK45C will save money by extending the life of your oil. With the combination of gentle heat and efficient heat dispersion, the PowerFry will prevent oil breakdown, but not slow down the oil heating process. With oil being the most expensive cost in owning a fryer, the 1VK45C can save you thousands.

This award winning product is energy efficient, oil saving, and increases production - invest in success with the 1VK45C!

In a hurry? Check out these key benefits:

  • Energy Star
  • Oil Savings
  • Increased Production
  • Award-Winning Product
  • Smart Design

Vulcan PowerFry™ VK Series Fryer from Vulcan Food Equipment Group on Vimeo.

Consider Adding the Kleen Screen Plus Filter Option:

Filtering your oil is one of the best practices to improve food quality and extend oil life. Unfortunately, because filtering manually is a messy, dangerous, and time-consuming job, it is often avoided, resulting in taste transfer and rapid oil breakdown. Vulcan’s Kleen Screen Plus built-in filtration system is an optional addition to the 1VK45D that can change that. With 3 easy steps, a 45 lb. fryer can be filtered in 2 minutes. Saving thousands of dollars in labor and oil, the Kleen Screen Plus can pay for itself within months - while helping your employees avoid an emergency room visit.

Vulcan KleenScreen PLUS® Filtration System from Vulcan Food Equipment Group on Vimeo.

Note: This unit is only for commercial kitchens and cannot be used in a residential kitchen

Optional: Purchase an extended warranty and get 12 extra months of protection on your equipment for up to 24 months of warranty coverage from the installation date.

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Please note:

  • You must specify type of gas and elevation when ordering.
  • Image may not represent actual product and may include optional accessories.
  • Please allow 4-7 business days for shipment. Call for details.


Standard Features

  • Computer controls are programmable with digital display
  • 10 products can be programmed and will display product name and cook time
  • Easy to program USB interface will upload offline programming of menu items, software included
  • Secondary programming - Shake Time, Hold Time, and Idle Set Back
  • Three melt modes - Liquid, Solid, or No Melt
  • Solid state analog knob control
  • Compensating time or actual time cook options
  • 70,000 BTU/hr. heat input
  • Idle temperature setting with an energy saving 4,251 BTU/hr. heat input
  • 200-390° F
  • Digital temperature options - Fahrenheit or Celsius
  • Electronic ignition
  • Soft Start ignition system uses 35,000 BTUs for start up to extend oil life
  • Five Pass heat transfer system for 66% cooking and 78% thermal efficiency
  • Stainless steel fry tank and cabinet with a 45-50 lb. oil capacity
  • Includes four adjustable 6” casters (2 locking)
  • Twin fry baskets with plastic coated handles
  • Hi-limit shut-off
  • Electronic matchless ignition
  • Clean-out rod and tank brush included
  • “V” shaped cold zone
  • Fast recovery reacts within 2° F of the set temperature
  • Boil Out By-Pass for automatic temperature controlled boil out
  • One year limited parts and labor commercial warranty
  • Ten year limited tank commercial warranty
  • Energy Star Certified


Manufacturer: Vulcan
Fry Comp. Capacity: 45-50 lbs
Width: 15 1/2 in
Depth: 34 3/8 in
Overall Height: 47 1/8 in
Working Height: 36 1/4 in
Weight: 196 lbs
BTU/hr: 70,000


Vulcan has a reputation among chefs and restaurant owners for high-quality and energy-saving foodservice products that generate superior results time after time. Vulcan boasts that their equipment possesses "masterful design, precision performance, and state-of-the-art innovation," backing up their claims with a full line of exceptional gas and electric commercial cooking equipment that is among the largest in the world. Vulcan is a division of the Illinois Tool Works Food Equipment Group.