If there’s one type of food that is most likely at the bottom of everyone’s healthy eats, it’s probably fried foods.
However, this is probably the biggest mistakes that people make because, in the end, fat is good for you! It’s all about how you go about preparing your food. If you want to get the very best out of fried foods, the first tool that needs to be in your arsenal is a dedicated deep fryer.
Not only does it offer numerous advantages for your kitchen, but it also comes recommended for weight watchers. We know all too well that your time is very valuable.
As such, we have compiled a quick list of our top 10 most popular deep fryers present in the markets today and why your kitchen really deserves one of these bad boys.
Introducing the sleekest, most convenient Fry Daddy, it’s time to take deep frying to an entirely new and unimagined level. Who said you need about 6 gallons of Mother Nature’s oil to enjoy a deep fried meal at home? With this state of the art deep fryer, you save both money and oil!
Thanks to the Presto 05420 Fry Daddy Electric Deep Fryer design, the healthy and conservative chef can now use just 4 cups of oil to prepare a surprisingly large serving. If you’re very accurate and precise in your frying style, then this is just what the doctor ordered. The easy controls allow you to control each and every aspect, right at the heart of the deep fryer.
- Built-in and preset thermostat for consistently perfect frying
- Nonstick surface for easy cleaning
- Built to North American Quality Standards
- Some customers claim the product tends to heat up real quick, even on the outside
Presto Deep Fryer Review by Chef Dangoor
Yotube Video Review: Presto Deep Fryer Review by Chef Dangoor
2.6-Pound T-Fal Oil Filtration FR8000Ultimate EZ Clean Fry Basket Stainless Steel 3.5 l Immersion Deep Fryer
If you consider yourself a serious foodie, nay, a dedicated lover of all things fried to perfection, then listen closely, because the FR8000 might just be what your home is missing. This mother of all deep fryers empowers even amateur cooks with the ability to make restaurant quality fried foods right in their very own kitchen.
Of course, without all the hassle, bustle and paying someone to do what you could do 10 times better. This massive, 2.65 pound, 3.5-liter capacity, immersive deep fryer has the ideal size and bulk for larger family size dinners or food parties.
- Massive 2.65-pound, 3.5-liter capacity for large family dinners
- EZ Clean patented oil-filtration system for convenient frying
- More professional and healthier results
- This is the penultimate form of luxury and convenience in a deep fryer; we couldn’t find a single flaw
Looking for a quick, easy and convenient way to prepare a sumptuous array of delicacies?
Maybe it’s your turn to host the guys over, or the holidays are just around the corner and you’ve got guests coming over. Well, you can now rest easy with the Pro DF280 Deep Fryer.
These guys are so good at what they do, they had to include the name professional in their brand, twice! Now to the most exciting feature here; this three basket deep fryer lets you take some time to fry up to 3 different snacks at one go.
- Removable immersion style heating element
- Digital timer for accurate frying
- 2.3-pound food capacity stainless steel container
- This particular unit, unfortunately, lacks an oil drainage system
When we talk of creating masterpiece works of art in the kitchen, several brands have stood up and passed the test of time. But when it really comes down to giving consumers compact, space and cost saving products, Cuisinart really stands a mile apart from the rest.
Not only is Cuisinart CDF-100 Compact 1.1-Liter Deep Fryer, Brushed Stainless Steel built to take up significantly less counter space, but it also fries several batches of food in the 1.1-liter capacity pot.
- Deep fry basket that holds up to three-quarter of a pound
- Nonstick die-cast bowl that is attached to heating element superior heating
- Built to strict American quality standards
- Some customers claim the temperature dial is not as precise as you would like it to be
Hands up if you ever saw something frying so beautifully you almost forgot how hot the pan was. I feel your pain guys; but fortunately, technology has caught up with the absent minded food lover and people who are generally tired of grabbing a hot pan and then spending the better part of an hour cursing away.
Hamilton beach deep fryers are well known for their generous size and incredible amounts of versatile performance. In addition to the cool touch technology that prevents external heating, with Hamilton Beach 35021 Deep Fryer with Cool Touch, Black you can now fry the crispiest, mouth-watering delicacies without the usual mess and oil spills.
- Comes with a lid for mess-free frying
- Cool touch sides that will not burn your hands
- 8 full cups of oil capacity
- Some customers claim that the Hamilton Beach 35021 Deep Fryer with Cool Touch has weak magnetic cord connections
Talk of the ultimate barbecue, cookout, bake out, fry out or whatever it is your cooking up, one brand really takes great care of their customers.
If your only goal in the fry out is to go as big and as huge as possible, then you might want to consider Secura 4.2L 17-Cup 1700-Watt Stainless-Steel Triple-Basket Electric Deep Fryer, with Timer Free Extra Odor Filter.
- Massive 4.2 liter capacity for bigger meals
- Viewing window to get a glimpse of the frying process
- Able to fry up to 3 different full sized treats
- This is among those more costly units, but you get full value for your worthy investment
Like most people, you must be tired of parting with your precious money at 3-star hotels that barely hit the palate right. With a decent deep fryer in your arsenal, you get to save your money and still have full control of every single dish that makes its way to your plate.
Did you know that some deep fryers actually cost less than a top line dish in some hotels!
That’s right, you pay someone to buy a deep fryer every time you eat out. Make sure you get the Aroma Smart Fry XL ADF-232 4-Quart Digital Deep Fryer and skip out on the restaurant.
- Larger 4-quart capacity
- Precise and accurate digital controls
- Fully immersible and consistent heating element
- The XL ADF-232 Digital Deep Fryer is great, but it would have been better if they included a skimmer; just saying
No matter where your loyalties are, you can never go wrong with a DeLonghi D28313UXBK Roto Deep Fryer in your kitchen. With this bad boy, you can now enjoy tastier, crispier and much healthier food thanks to some out of this world features.
The unit boasts of immense oil savings since you only use half the amount that traditional deep fryers require. De Longhi understands that cleaning up the mess and hot oil can be really daunting. That’s why they included their patented easy clean drainage system to take the worry out of the frying.
- Incorporates tilted, rotating basket for even fry
- Safe, outer cool touch handle
- Digital timer for accurate frying
- Some customers point out that the magnetic a/c cord could use a little more securing
DeLonghi Roto Deep Fryer REVIEW AND DEMO FRIED CHICKEN
Yotube Video Review: DeLonghi Roto Deep Fryer REVIEW AND DEMO FRIED CHICKEN
They say all is fair in love and war; I say both these things are very expensive. Apparently, the most customer-friendly and manufacturer of user-friendly products agrees with me on that one too. Excelsteel gives you one of the most affordable and easy to use deep fryers that the markets have ever seen.
This bad boy can tackle meals adequately in its six-quart capacity pot. Excelsteel 6 Quart Stainless Steel Stove Top Deep Fryer also maintains higher levels of hygiene and convenience in cleaning.
- Super easy to use and clean
- Stainless steel construction
- Faster heat distribution
- Some customers claim the Excelsteel 6 Quart Stainless Steel Stove Top Deep Fryer is cheaply made
Here’s another one for the amateur and beginner chef who is very cost cautious. Like we established above, you do not have to spend way too much money just to find a decent deep fryer.
With the 35041 Proctor Silex Professional pro Style Deep Fryer, you can now say goodbye to expensive, hotel treats and hello to homemade goodies. The 1.5-liter capacity pot is standard for a unit of this size and is perfect for single portions of a small serving for the entire family.
- Compact, space saving design
- Easy to assemble
- Convenient draining of used oil
- You could get a little splatter here and there if the fry was a tad violent
Why Do I Need a Deep Fryer?
As much as everyone loves munching on freshly cut salads and greens, it is impossible to deny the crispy, crunchy goodness that is a well, deep-fried drumstick.
Sure, the long-lived citizens of Crete who could share a thing or two about healthy living might not have drunk a glass of olive oil per day, but they happily consumed about three times as much oil as we do today. If you ask me, that is probably much more desirable than our currently misguided notions of less fat equals healthier lifestyle.
Now that we’ve established that fried foods are your friend, there is the minor issue normally associated with deep frying. Since this method involves submerging your food in deep oils and fats at very high temperatures, frying is thought of as a messy and risky way of doing things.
Not only can things get sizzling hot in the kitchen, but sweltering, blistering droplets of oil can feel devastating if they come into contact with your skin.
However, all these can be easily mitigated by some surprisingly simple methods such as a well-made deep fryer that is broad, deep and cleverly designed (i.e. all our top 10 most popular deep fryers).
|Product Name||Image||Food Capacity||Overall Rating||Details|
|Presto 05420 Fry Daddy Electric Deep Fryer||4 cups||9.5||Check price|
|T-Fal Oil Filtration FR8000Ultimate||2.65 lb||10||Check price|
|DF280 Waring Professional Pro Deep Fryer||2.3 lb||9||Check price|
|CDF-100 Compact Cuisinart 1.1-Liter Deep Fryer||3/4 lb||8||Check price|
|Hamilton Beach 35021 Deep Fryer with Cool Touch||6 cups||8.5||Check price|
|Secura 1700-Watt 4 l Stainless-Steel with Triple-Basket and Electric Deep Fryer||17 cups||9||Check price|
|Aroma Smart Fry XL ADF-232 4-Quart Digital Deep Fryer||4 quarts||8||Check price|
|DeLonghi D28313UXBK Roto Deep Fryer||1-1/2 lb||8.5||Check price|
|Excelsteel 6 Quart Stainless Steel Stove-Top Deep Fryer||6 quarts||8||Check price|
|Proctor Silex 35041 Proctor Silex Professional Style Deep Fryer||1-4 servings||8||Check price|
So, why would anyone want to subject their foot to such a hot, sizzling and hazardous fate? Why does anyone need a deep fryer in the first place?
Well, by using a reliable deep fryer, you get so many benefits it’s almost a crime not to deep fry everything in the fridge. Deep fryers help to seal in the taste of your food to maintain the flavor, tenderness, and moisture. Here are some other reasons why your kitchen deserves a deep fryer.
- Faster Cooking Speed
There is no other method on the planet that does shorter work on food than using a deep fryer. Let’s take a trip back to your chemistry class. If you can remember the basic laws of thermodynamics, then you know that heat transfer occurs much quicker from liquid to solid as opposed to air to solid transfer. This means that hot oil automatically beats any type of dry fry, roasting, and normal cooking.
Want to test this theory out?
Let’s take a typical, 32-pound Thanksgiving turkey (make that two) and cook them using different methods. One turkey gets the all-inclusive, thanksgiving package including your old, trusted oven roast. For the other turkey, we’ll dip this in a sizzling tub of oil using our champion deep fryer up there.
Now, here’s where the oven people get left behind because they still have like 8 hours before the turkey is anywhere near done. As for the deep fryers, let’s check out our bird!
In just less than an hour, the deep fryer has churned out a beautifully done masterpiece that is perfect in every way. Almost hurts to eat it but c’mon, forks and skewers out, it’s time to feed.
- Enhanced Flavors
Is there any question about it? I mean, are we seriously doubting the difference in tastes between a deep-fried drumstick and one that’s been simply boiled?
Well, the jury’s out guys, and the taste bud police have officially declared that food cooked in the champion deep fryer always, I repeat, always tastes better than what you have on the stove and oven.
However, this does not just happen by chance! The real reason why everyone goes loco for some fry is that the surrounding oils and fats do a marvelous job of tightly sealing in every hint of flavor in your deep fryer.
You hear that, oven people!
Your turkey still has 7 hours to go and it is losing precious flavors by the minute. By the time it’s done, it might still taste relatively great, but I bet it’s nowhere near the deep fried turkey we just demolished right here.
In fact, the oils and fats in a deep fryer actually introduce their own delicious flavors in the frying process. Making the entire ensemble simply irresistible to savvy and educated meat lovers.
- Retained Tenderness
This could very well be one of the most important reasons to get out there and buy one of our deep fryers today. As opposed to oven roasts, barbecue, and other cooking methods, deep frying is the only technique that actually lets your food keep all its water locked inside.
No matter what you pop in the deep fryer, it will always come out tender and rich in moisture, Oven cooked foods have this annoying tendency of drying out since the heating method also butchers every single drop of water in the oven.
Ever left your turkey in the oven for a few minutes longer than you were supposed to?
I know, (terribly sorry about that), you probably had to deal with a burnt, tough bird that was so dry and coarse it was almost punitive to have to finish it all.
However, ask anyone with a great deep fryer what happens when you forget to take out your food from the hot oil in time. The food might get a little crispy on the outside, but the innards will still be so soft and tender because the moisture had nowhere to go.
- Great for Quick Appetizers and Desserts
If you’re a master chef, a novice baker or just the average food lover, then you undoubtedly know a thing or two about sumptuous appetizers and desserts. If there is one thing your deep fryer can do for you, then it’s introducing you to the creative and exciting world of the appetizers and desserts.
If you frequently eat out at restaurants and hotels, you know what I am on about damn it. They give you their delectable appetizers that are so delicious you could almost order them as the main course.
In fact, research shows that even health nuts prefer a little deep fried appetizer to whet their tongues before they dive into the so-called much healthier alternatives. I became friends with a chef for one reason only; get some recipes for these incredible desserts and appetizers.
In retrospect, I could definitely have used google, but where’s the fun in that?
No matter what you pop in the deep fryer, it will always come out tender and rich in moisture. The good news is that with your very own deep fryer sitting in your kitchen, you will have immediate access to an endless and ever-expanding menu of the most delicious desserts and appetizers on the planet. The even better news is that since you are in full control of your kitchen, you can include exactly what ingredients your heart desires.
- Vegetarians Can Get In On It Too
That’s right, who said deep frying is for avid meat lovers only? Today, vegetarians have an incredible lot to be thankful for. As a vegetarian, it’s tough enough staying away from meat without having to be taunted by all these roasted, baked and fried mouthwatering meats that are ever on your face. Well, I say nay to that.
Vegetarians do not have to suffer anymore by eating bland and nasty vegetables all in the name of health. Also, if you didn’t realize it, plants are not really the best source for a full serving of essential fats and oils.
So, where do you get these oils without having to dabble in a tasting of meats now and then?
I’ll be the first to say it. While not entirely unfounded, vegetarians tend to view all deep-fried foods as unhealthy and basically bad for your health. However, in all my years of fiddling around with food, I have come to realize that it’s not entirely black and white; there are actually several shades of gray here.
Don’t believe me?
It’s a good thing that we have science to fall back to. Recent studies actually show that it is very beneficial to pop some veggies in your deep fryer, so long as you use extra virgin oil.
That’s right, no more half-baked potatoes and turnips from now on. Just grab a couple gallons of virgin olive oil and begin the deep fryer vegetarian revolution today.
Once your deep fryer is all up and running, just look around and throw whatever you can find in there. Whether is potatoes, pumpkins, parsley, eggplants, radishes; the possibilities are endless. Hey, even I’m not a vegetarian, but the thought of some deep fried sweet potatoes really gets me hungry.
Another benefit of using your deep fryer on vegetables is that in addition to ingesting much-needed oils, you also absorb antioxidants present in olive oil.