Okay, so you know you can fry foods in your frying pan (hence the name) but it just isn’t the same as restaurant quality and sometimes you can’t even get something crispy (maybe that’s just me) and it’s so greasy and leaves puddles of oil on the stove top. Who wants to deal with all of that?
The Deep Fryer
Enter the home deep fryer which will solve all your problems. But how do you know which one to get? Let’s investigate. So you want to fry a variety of foods but you want it restaurant quality, which means crispy and not soaked in oil.
Presto 05466 Stainless Dual Basket Pro
Presto has long been great purveyors of fryers. This one features dual frying baskets for cooking two things at one time or frying a larger amount of one thing and the size of theses allow you to cook bigger pieces as well. The unit is easy to clean; just another plus. This is one of the best home fryers on the market.
Cuisinart is a well-respected name in kitchen appliances. This model is great for making finger food and appetizers. It is on the small side, but it heats up quickly and is easy to clean. Another great feature is the lid. This helps foods cook faster with no heat loss from the top.
Secura 4.2L/17-Cup Stainless Steel Deep Fryer
Right out of the gate this one gets drop on most others with its three frying baskets. You can cook two things at once using the two smaller baskets or you can cook more of one thing using the large basket. It has a cool-touch exterior and a timer that tells the cooker when to start cooling off.
Waring DF55 Professional Mini Deep Fryer
This tiny fryer is perfect for cooking for just one and it won’t take up a lot of room on your counter or in the pantry. It features a heavy duty frying basket, some dishwasher safe parts and cool-touch handles, and cooks evenly and quickly.
Presto 05462 Digital Deep Fryer
Another Presto fryer, this one heats up fast, has an adjustable thermometer and timer. It comes with its own filter. It holds up to 9 cups of oil and will easily cook for two or leave some leftovers.
Cuisinairre Single 6 Liter Commercial Grade
This fryer is perfect for cooking a lot at one time, has commercial-grade stainless and is wide and deep. The oil heats quickly, the pan holds up to 6 liters and comes apart for easy cleaning.
Hamilton Beach Stainless 12 Cup
Hamilton Beach is another trusted name in kitchens and this fryer gets the nod for its top of the line quality and it can boast that it was created by Emeril himself so you know you are getting quality. It has a small footprint and won’t take up much space, has a permanent filter, can cook a lot of food in a short time, and it’s all digital.
Any of these fryers is a great value and will make soggy fried foods a thing of the past.