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Old 11-12-2005, 11:22 AM   #1
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Deep Fryer advise needed

Im am considering buying one of those countertop deep fryers. Do any of you use them? If so, what are your thoughts.

Are they easy to clean? How long does the oil stay good in it? Do they keep the oil temp. consistant?

I am looking to spend $100 tops, so if anyone can reccomend a good one (or ones to avoid) I would realy appreciate it!!

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Old 11-12-2005, 11:52 AM   #2
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We have one similar to the picture below, that we've had for years. We like it very much...it regulates the temperature and cleans up very nicely. We don't use it that often, though, so we take out the oil, strain it, and store it in the fridge.
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Old 11-12-2005, 12:10 PM   #3
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can i ask where u got it and how much it cost?

is it electric?
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Old 11-12-2005, 12:25 PM   #4
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It's a Presto, and they have them at Target for about $30. Mine is over 10 years old, and still going strong. Yes...it's electric.
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Old 11-12-2005, 12:31 PM   #5
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I have the one shown and I got it at Walmart for about $20.00. I really like it. I use it to fry and many other uses. The temp goes from just barely warm to 400 degrees. It is easily washed also.
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Old 11-12-2005, 06:24 PM   #6
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I don't have one anymore. But, the only time I kept my grease, was when I was doing fries and stuff like that. Any other time when I cooked meats or especially fish, out it went as soon as it cooled down.

Thanks for giving me something else for my wish list. :o)
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Old 11-12-2005, 06:50 PM   #7
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I know what you mean, TG...Usually the grease is pretty nasty by the time you get done anyway.

One thing I didn't mention, is that when we have a fish fry for a crowd, we do it out in the pole-barn, using the fish frying kit that you can get for the propane turkey fryer set-up. I love doing it that way as it keeps the greasy mess and smell out of the house. I also love the fact that the barn is my husband's domain, and all I have to do is slice the potatoes for the french fries. He puts those in after the fish are done to "clean up the grease" (peanut oil), and they are so good.
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Old 11-12-2005, 06:55 PM   #8
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I don't have one anymore. But, the only time I kept my grease, was when I was doing fries and stuff like that. Any other time when I cooked meats or especially fish, out it went as soon as it cooled down.

Thanks for giving me something else for my wish list. :o)
How about this one from HSN:

http://www.hsn.com/cnt/prod/default....attr=&ocm=sekw

You can store the oil when you are not using it. You can cook two different items at the same time.

It is on sale so you better act fast on this one.
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Old 11-12-2005, 07:19 PM   #9
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It sounds wonderful, Kleenex, but did you read the reviews? They were mixed, at best.
One thing I try to keep in mind about appliances, is that the simpler they are, the fewer gizmos they have to break down.
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Old 11-12-2005, 10:13 PM   #10
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I have this one. It should cost well under $100.






I like it because it holds a lot of oil (about 20 cups/5quarts) which helps to moderate temperature fluctuations. You can find them in warehouse stores and kitchen stores and who knows where else.
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