Best Electric Deep Fryers Reviewed – Buyer’s Guide 2016
Having a deep fryer in your home is more than just making a cooking statement, it has become an important appliance that we all can’t do without. They are very essential appliances for the kitchen. With a deep fryer, you can fry chips, chicken and turkey. But deep fryers are also good for boiling seafood and steaming vegetables.
How do you find the perfect Deep Fryer for your home? We have compiled a list of some of the best deep fryers available in the market and we have taken out time to write out what makes them stand out and why you should buy a particular fryer over another.
Deep fryers come in different shapes and sizes but some features are similar to most of them. Features such as:
– Immersion Element
which explains how big the basket that is placed inside the fryer is and the number of watts it comes with.
– Adjustable thermostat and timer
which talks about how well you can control the heat in the fryer and the ability to time your cooking for time based recipes.
– Capacity and Odor Filter:
capacity is for how big the fryer is and what it can contain per time. Some fryers have room to accommodate as much as 3 frying baskets at once without mixing up flavors. Odor Filters relates to how quick it absorbs the smell from your food out of your kitchen to keep it smelling fresh. The odor filter feature is usually found in more premium fryers
Enough talk; let’s get down to the best deep fryers in the market.
10. Hamilton Beach 35034
This is a professional deep fryer used by restaurants with a three way basket fryer. It features a silver body that is stylishly designed to showcase the baskets and the fancy buttons that controls the timer and the temperature.
The Hamilton Beach 35034 comes as an affordable deep fryer that can fry two different types of meals without mixing their flavors or contaminating the items. The double buttons at the top that controls the timer and the temperature can be used to fry meals that are much more time and heat specific. Allowing you to automate the process.
– Affordable and stylish
– comes with three basket fryer
– has a large 12-cup food capacity
– can fry two different food items separately
– Has an adjustable timer and adjustable temperature for frying meals that are routine
– Easy to setup and clean after use.
9. National Presto 05461
The National Presto deep frying unit comes with a 1800-watts bulb that distributes heat evenly around the fryer and this is placed inside the fitting cover that also provides cover for splatter during frying.
National Presto 05461 is a professional fryer that appeals to consumers from different backgrounds. With a large capacity basket that can contain a variety of food items.
The deep frying unit is made of stainless silver steel fitted with an adjustable thermostat with indicator lights which enhances customizing frying for different meals.
– Fitted with a 1800-watts bulb for even heat distribution
– Made of stainless silver steel
– Has a large basket that can accommodate a large amount of food
– Comes with an adjustable thermostat
– has a lid that contains splatter during frying
8. Hamilton Beach 35021
The Hamilton Beach 35021 is a much safer deep frying appliance to use at home due to the safety measures put in place by its manufacturers. The deep fryer can contain a large oil capacity negating the need to keep refilling the fryer with oil. It can take in as much as 8-cups
It comes with an integrated fitting lid which prevents splatter of oil all over your kitchen. It is very stylish and it fries food items at an incredible speed. There is a thermostat by the side for controlling heat temperature and its integrated lift basket makes it easier to use.
It is a good value for money.
– Much safer deep fryer to use at home
– Comes with a lid for reducing splatter
– Can collect as much as 8-cups of oil
– Very stylish
– Fries food items without burning them
– Incredibly fast
7. Secura 1700-Watt
The Secura 1700-Watt is an ultra-premium and high performance deep fryer powered with a 1700-watt electrical element. It comes in a huge 4.2 liter cooking capacity fryer and it has a lot of interesting features that makes it the ideal fryer for any home.
It comes with the transparent lid that allows you to monitor results first hand, if you are much of a traditional cooker. On the other hand, if automation is your thing, there is an adjustable timer and thermostat for cooking time and temperature specific meals. There is an odor filter here also, for controlling the kind of smell you want to be released into your kitchen and when.
– High performance
– Quite affordable
– Has a 4.2 liter cooking capacity
– Comes with a triple basket
– Has adjustable timer and thermostat
– Transparent lid that allows for monitoring
– Odor filter for controlling the smell in your kitchen
6. Cuisinart CDF-100
This is a compact fryer that was manufactured for light duty frying and it comes in a .1-liter capacity. While it is true, that there are lots of bigger fryers out there with more options for users to express themselves and save time, the Cuisinart CDF-100 offers speed and functionality in its own little box.
It can heat up and fry your food faster than others and it is made of stainless steel. The plus side to this fryer is that it comes with a 3-year warranty and it is budget friendly.
– Made for light duty frying
– Comes in a 1.1- liter capacity fryer
– Made of stainless steel
– Very fast in heating up and frying
– Has a 3-year warranty
5. Waring Pro DF280 Professional
This is a high performance deep fryer with a lot of features with supporting accessories like the removable immersion style heating element and a removable 1-gallon oil container which is made from stainless steel. It also comes with a digitalized temperature and timer controls which are a huge upgrade to the buttons we find on the smaller models. The lid on top is a fitting lid with cool handle touch. It also has a view in window for monitoring the progress of your meals.
– Aesthetics beauty is great
– Has a removable one gallon oil container
– Has a removable immersion style heating element (1800-watts)
– Digitalized thermostat and timer controls
– Cool touch handles. Your hands won’t get burnt.
– Lid contains splatter well and has a view in window for monitoring
4. T-fal FR8000
T-fal FR8000 has been in the business of making quality products for years and this is why it is such a recognizable brand all over North America.
It features a 2.6 capacity fry basket with an immersion element made from stainless steel at 1700-watts that heats up the oil fasts and cuts your cooking time into half. It supports thermostat and timer options allowing you to cook both time and temperature based recipes at ease. It also has an oil filter, drainage and an odor filter so you can keep your kitchen smelling fresh.
– Premium deep fryer with stylish design
– 2.6-pound capacity fry basket
– Stainless steel immersion element 1700-watts
– Adjustable thermostat and timer
– Automated oil filtration and drainage
– Comes with odor filters
– 1-year warranty
3. Presto 05442 CoolDaddy
The CoolDaddy 05442 is an easy to use and cool touch deep fryer made in an all-black construction. It comes with an adjustable thermostat and an indicator light for knowing when the fried items are ready and it has an air filter that sucks the frying odor to keep your kitchen smelling fresh.
– Simple design
– Comes with temperature selection
– Has indicator light
2. Presto 05420 FryDaddy
This is by far one of the most efficient and fast fryers out in the market. It comes in an all-black body that blends well with the rest of your kitchen appliances. It offers speed and efficiency. It has a non-stick bowl which makes the design even more compact and durable as you can remove the bowl for easier cleaning.
– Durable and fast
– Doesn’t come with a stick
– Saves oil usage and power
– Efficient fryer
1. Masterbuilt 23011114 Butterball
This is a ‘must have’ and it is among the most purchased deep fryer in the market. It is designed for frying food items especially meat and turkey. It is a high performance appliance and it comes in an extra-large, heavy duty stainless steel container with all the additional features that shows why it deserves to be #1 on our list. This fryer can fry meat, steam vegetables as well as boil seafood. It is a high performer and this is why we saved the best for last.
– High performance fryer
– Made for heavy duty frying
– Adjustable thermostat
– Has a draining valve for drainage