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Watlow's FIREBAR flat heating element solution for electric fryers

Watlow has the perfect thermal solutions for quick-serve electric fryers. Our thermal solutions maximize fryer efficiencies, have optimized control, heat faster, cook safer and have innovative features.


Watlow's FIREBAR® flat heating elements' unique shape minimizes coking and oil degradation, while enhancing the flow of oil past the elements surface, helping to pull heat away from the heater's sheath.

Advantages to the FIREBAR heater's flat surface technology include:

Cooking Computers

Watlow's MINICHEF 2000 controller

The SERIES N7 cooking computer has a variable, audible, on-board alarm that provides a flexible and practical way to alert the cook when attention is required. High-voltage outputs make it convenient to integrate basket elevators and allow the controller to automatically lower and raise baskets as part of the single-button menu functions.

Watlow's MINICHEF® 2000 was the industries first on-off or PID configurable temperature/time and machine function controller. This cooking computer is pre-programmed for multiple applications and ready to be installed. The MINICHEF allows you to control several commercial kitchen applications at once.


Watlow's RTD tube-style (RB) sensors are ideal for fryer applications. RTD Style RB can be found on page 100 in the Watlow sensor catalog. They are epoxy sealed, have dependable readings, customized diameters (0.125 to 0.250 inch), quick time response and a durable rigid sheath.

Power Switching

The E-SAFE® II hybrid power switch provides reliable, accurate power switching at high amperage and high ambient temperatures in foodservice kitchens. Watlow's E-SAFE II meets CE requirements for the elimination of toxic metal contamination in foodservice applications; because it is mercury free The E-SAFE II also has extended contact life in a compact in size. Plus, the E-SAFE II is RoHS compliant by design.


Need a sensor that lets you know when your basket is ready? Look to Watlow's RTD tube-style (RB) sensors, which are ideal for fryer applications because of their super responsiveness and accuracy. RTD Style RB can be found on page 100 in the Watlow sensor catalog. They are sealed, have dependable readings and customized diameters