The Dean company makes a number of deep-fryers called Frymasters. These commercial appliances are used in fast food and restaurant chains for frying a number of different foods such as fries, chicken fingers and fish. Dean fryers are either powered by electricity or gas; the gas-powered fryers have pilot lights that must be lit before the fryer can be used to cook any food.

Step 1

Turn the manual shut-off valve located near the main gas line to the fryer to "Off." Wait five minutes for any residual gas to disperse.

Step 2

Set the Thermatron dial, the dial on the front of the fryer, to the lowest setting.

Step 3

Fill the fry pot with oil, pouring it in slowly to avoid spilling any.

Step 4

Open the manual shut-off valve by turning the handle to "On." Light a match and hold it over the pilot burner orifice, located under the fry pot.

Step 5

Turn the gas valve to "Pilot" and hold it until it lights. Turn on the Thermatron dial to light the burners.