deep fryer

black-thumbJanuary 25, 2009

Which would you prefer to have and why?

A deep fryer that has one large bin that comes with three baskets two medium and one large or a deep fryer that has two seperate fyers each with one medium basket. I'm not sure the two seperate fryers are worth $90. Although it might be nice to have them seperate one for fish one for other meats and other fry foods. Of course if one breaks then your stuck with just one anyway. The single fryer it might be nice to have a large single basket for fryed chicken or larger quantities of fish fries etc.

Link for Dual Fryer there is a video. Elite brand from HSN


This one is from Brylane Home $70



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Be aware that all of these 110v deep-fryers are suitable for only small batches at a time. The small quantity oil, the terrific heat loss upon immersion, and the inability of 110v to keep the oil temp where it needs to be are problems with all of them.

Also be aware that any deep-fryer puts a lot of oil into the air which will soon coat anything and everything close to it. You'll want to position it under a good vent.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2009 at 5:58PM
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PS to the OP.......

Be careful about mixing foods in the same oil. In particular, don't use the same oil for fish and other items. You can get away with multiple useage for chicken or potatoes but if you fry fish, shrimp, scallops, etc. and then fry anything else in that will ALL taste like fish.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2009 at 11:24PM
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They both come with lids to keep the splatter in.

Thats why I am considering getting the one with two seperate bins so one can be for fish and the other for other foods.


    Bookmark   February 7, 2009 at 2:18PM
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NEVER deep fry with a lid on! Dangerous! That moisture must be allowed free escape! Splatter isn't the issue.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2009 at 12:38PM
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FWIW...May/ June 2009 issue of Cooks Illustrated just published equipment test for electric deep fryers. (They much prefer pot-on-stove with thermometer clipped on -- as do I) Issue also has two pages on making tempura shrimp. Link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Electric Deep Fryer Review from Cooks Illustrated.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2009 at 3:20PM
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I got the dual fryer from HSN and love it! The food turns out great and for once I was able to fry chicken and have it turn out crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. I'm happy with it wouldn't trade it in for anything.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 6:22PM
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