Like all appliances, there's a few factors to consider before parting with the cash such as size, ease of use and how it looks on the countertop. So from small deep fryers to larger models, we've covered them all within our deep fat fryer reviews below.
Alternatively you may want to cook food quickly, but have it a little healthier, so take a look at our best microwaves guide for more of our top picks. Features Not only does it have a very decent capacity of 3 liters, enough to feed a family, it also has a dishwasher safe basket and lid, and an ultra-useful viewing window so you can see when food is good and golden.
Non-stick The removable non-stick pan combined with an adjustable thermostat makes sure you can fry foods, so they are perfectly golden. For those evenings where you fancy treating yourself to something naughty, the Seville 3 L Pro Fryer holds just enough for a two-person portion.
If the idea of a deep fat fryer fills you with guilt, then there is a healthy alternative which will still allow you to indulge in your favorite crispy treats. It's one of our small deep fryers, and admittedly it doesn’t taste quite the same, but it is close enough to the real deal for those who are really looking to count calories.
The Swan SD6060N offers no fuss and no mess whenever you fancy some crispy chips. Feature Thanks to its adjustable thermostat, you can control the temperature how you like, and the indicator light will let you know when you’re good to go.
The detachable basket is key in terms of safety and is designed for anything from frying chips to fruit fritters and even onion rings. Size The machine itself is pretty compact, so it'll easily slot into a kitchen cupboard if you don't want it on display all the time.
SpecificationsReasons to reasons to avoid Complete with a cooking time guide, the Cook works 1.5L Deepest Fryer can squeeze in enough food for two portions, and because it's so compact, it's easy to store. Features It has a safe-lock lid for peace of mind and an adjustable thermostat for cooking different foods, as well as a cool zone to keep your oil fresh for longer.
Now that you've read our deep fat fryer reviews, it's time to help make your decision a little easier. There are plenty of well-known brands on the market that all offer some great home deep fryer options.
Safety features, such as a lockable lid to stop spills, and dishwasher safe parts for easy cleaning and maintenance are worth looking out for. It has a medium-size capacity, it's easy to clean and store, and it features a viewing window so you can see when your food is cooked.
Nevertheless, the Presto Friday wins out with its ability to maintain perfect frying temperatures throughout the cooking process. That, plus the ability to fry foods to perfection with less oil than the others make it a shoo-in for the best budget-priced deep fat fryer in this roundup.
There really weren’t any major issues with the other models in this category, but the Secure 1700-Watt somehow seemed just a bit more special. Its stainless steel exterior matched with black trim makes it an absolute stunner, and you know how much we value looks as well as performance.
Better still, it maintains that temperature remarkably well even when cold food is added to the boiling oil. All the models reviewed in the premium category really do deserve praise for their power, capability, and performance.
And as with the best fryers, ideal temperatures are reached within seconds, and maintained for the duration of the cooking session. The Presto Friday aims to make deep-frying quick, easy, and enjoyable.
For absolutely perfect French fries, onion rings, chicken, shrimp, and more, this could very well be the only deep fryer you will ever need. Despite its compact dimensions, it is a remarkably capable and versatile fryer that makes it almost too easy to get consistent results.
Even when frying larger portions, the Friday generally did a good job at keeping the oil nice and hot. The automatic temperature control is a nice touch, allowing for consistent results every time.
Hamilton Beach claims that this deep fryer cooks food in much less time than its closest competitor. The deep fryer heats up the oil very efficiently, so your food quickly forms a nice crust that locks in flavor and moisture.
This is in fact the secret to getting excellent results from deep-frying, and you will marvel at how juicy and flavorful your food will be with this particular unit. State-of-the-art features and durable construction make this a deep fryer you can rely on for a wide variety of tasks.
There is no risk of the fryer tipping over either due to the breakaway cord that safely detaches from the unit when pulled accident. The lid has a handy view window that lets you monitor the frying process while preventing splatters.
Users of the Hamilton Beach generally like how compact the unit is, and how securely it sits on a countertop. The lid will have to be opened fully in order to remove the basket, so placing it under a cupboard doesn’t really work.
The Hamilton Beach 35021 is a solid and durable unit that handles most deep-frying tasks like a champ. You can set the temperature to a remarkably precise degree, within a broad range that handles almost any type of food.
This capability is essential for deep-frying; it is what makes food juicy and delectable inside, and crispy and golden-brown on the outside. This creates a nice crust that stays crisp, while locking in the moisture that makes perfectly-fried foods so delectable.
These features not only allowed users to fry a variety of foods, but also to get consistent results when cooking. This makes the Event better suited for quick frying jobs for one or two people, as opposed to cook-ups for large groups and entire families.
Despite its shortcomings, the Event Mini is a pretty capable deep fryer that handles quick frying jobs admirably. The Secure is a powerful and versatile deep fryer that is capable of frying a good amount of foods simultaneously.
Timer needs to be on in order to use Some types of batter may stick to the basket wire Power cord could be longer It is almost universally praised as a powerful and capable fryer that provides professional results quickly and easily.
The few user complaints had to do with the tendency for some types of homemade batters to stick and the need to turn the timer on to use the fryer. If you need to cook up a huge batch of fried food quickly and easily, the Krupp KJ502D51 might just be the perfect piece of equipment for you.
Capable of accommodating 2.6 pounds of food, it can fry up enough chicken, meat, or fish for a single big serving. Its generous five liter oil capacity ensures that your food is fully submerged during cooking, resulting in even crisping and perfect color.
The Krupp Kj502 is designed specifically for households that frequently need to fry huge batches of food. Even so, its features and capabilities rival that of the best industrial deep fryers, so you could easily push it to the limit without any issues.
These settings enable you to fry chicken, potatoes, nuggets–and even donuts and onion rings–to perfection every time. The Krupp Kj502 has an ingenious immersing heating element designed to the most stringent professional standards.
Holds up to 2.6 pounds of food Four foolproof preset settings Rugged build quality Integrated odor filter Nevertheless, it has what it takes to measure up against the best industrial models, so it could definitely handle most household frying tasks without breaking a sweat.
The Hamilton Beach 35033 is a slim and compact deep fryer that should find a welcome spot in any modern kitchen. Its slick stainless steel exterior and professional design makes it seem more like an industrial-grade fryer than a home unit.
There is a “ready” light that lets you know when you have reached the ideal frying temperature and a timer that prevents burning and overcooking. One feature that indicates the 35033’s suitability for home use is the fry basket that can be lowered and lifted out of the oil even while the lid is closed.
The Hamilton Beach 35033 has proven to be an excellent replacement unit for households that have used other home fryers for years. This seems to be a lot more efficient and consistent than other units in its price range, and it is able to cook a wide variety of foods flawlessly.
Its slick stainless steel exterior and no-nonsense design gives it the look and feel of a pro-grade piece of equipment. Like the best commercially-available home fryers, the Presto is a dual-basket design that provides utmost flexibility for a wide variety of tasks.
Experienced fryers know that not all foods require the same amount of frying time, with some being cooked to perfection in just a little over a minute. Others will require longer immersion in order to produce the rich golden crust and moist interior that makes fried foods so inviting.
The Presto handles both requirements with ease, giving you the ability to cook two different types of food at the same time. But what sets the Presto apart are the generous 12-cup capacity, the 1800-watt immersible heating element, and the enamel pot.
Professional capability in a compact home-friendly package 1800-watt immersible heating element 12-cup capacity Charcoal air filter The Total FR8000 deep fryer may not seem particularly impressive, especially if you are accustomed to deep fryers with more controls than a space shuttle cockpit.
But despite its seemingly sparse features, this somewhat plain and bulky model delivers outstanding performance that places it at the top of its class. It looks like the type of fryer that you would expect to see in a dedicated fry shop, and it certainly has the features and capabilities to deliver professional results.
This is ideally-suited for developing that nice golden-brown crust quickly, which is essential for locking in flavors and preventing food from drying out. Cooling oil is one of the main reasons why fried foods end up soggy and oily, so it’s nice to see this feature in a home fryer.
The lid stays tightly sealed and prevents contamination, so you can use the same oil for frying other foods even a few days afterwards. Getting the temperature up to the desired point is as easy as it gets, and the oil doesn’t cool down too much when more food is added in.
Cons the height of the unit from the outside, it seems that there could have been a couple more inches added to the frying depth. Even so, the solid build quality and excellent performance make this a definite winner.
Comparisons with a space-age garbage bin also wouldn’t be out of place, but all those associations will fade away once you get a glimpse of what the Livonia is capable of. Put into action, the Livonia is definitely a capable and handy device that makes easy work of even the most demanding frying jobs.
Its polished stainless steel exterior conceals a very impressive one-gallon capacity tank, which pretty much takes on anything you care to toss into it. This cool zone also keeps the oil at a lower temperature than the rest of the fryer, which again reduces the need for frequent replacement.
All the cooking components are dishwasher-safe (except for the heating element), so you don’t have to spend a lot of time cleaning up. Buyers looking for a large capacity deep fryer are noticeably impressed with the DeLonghi Livonia.
There is a spigot at the front of the unit which makes draining easy and mess-free, which was an added bonus on top of the cooking components being dishwasher-safe. One minor annoyance is that the heating element isn’t as easy to clean as the rest of the unit.
The DeLonghi Livonia is an excellent all-around fryer that would be pretty much unbeatable if the heating element wasn’t so difficult to clean. With an extra-large basket that can hold three pounds of chicken or a good-sized turkey, this is exactly what you need to fill up a hungry crowd.
Cooking temperature is adjustable via the single rotary dial on the front panel, which is pretty much it as far as control goes. Even with just this single control, the Butterball delivers an impressive amount of functionality, which is really all you need to whip up a wide array of delectable fried food.
The Butterball does have drain clips that make it suitable for steaming seafood, vegetables, and anything else that you don’t necessarily want to fry. That is certainly an impressive feat for a home deep fryer, and it leaves your oven free for sides and other entrées.
Thankfully, it is also easy to clean, and the pot, lid, basket, and valve can all be placed in a dishwasher without any worries. Users in need of abundant frying capacity were absolutely taken with the unit’s ability to handle even a medium-sized turkey with ease.
It really is designed for big frying jobs, and you could easily cook up a meal’s worth of food in record time. A deep fryer that is too small will result in overcrowding, and take longer to get the oil to the optimal frying temperature.
Do keep in mind that tall and narrow units are more likely to get knocked over than shorter and wider models. Most fryers come with a single fry basket, which is large enough to handle a good amount of food.