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Old 04-11-2007, 03:24 AM   #51
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Why not? Come on, Corey. You're our original "gadget man." Don't disappoint us.


Uh-uh. Not a chance. You're not tempting me!

I already own two. Those infommercials, or paid programs, as they're called, are only there to tempt and entice people into buying their products or services.

When any of them are about to air, I quickly change the channel. They come on at 5am on weekday mornings and 4am on weekend monings on the Food Network.

Yes Quadlex and Charlie D., those things are a joy to use, but they can also have long-lasting dangerous effects if you use them a lot. Which is why I seldom use mine.

But if you just have to have something deep-fried,
used olive,canola or peanut oil. They are less fattening and have no trans fats.
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:59 AM   #52
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I'd like to have a deep fryer, but I'm a little worried I'd go overboard and end up doing my health some damage.
If you get one of the professional deep fryers,
like this one ----->

you shouldn't have to worry about ruining your health. Draining it, taking it apart, and cleaning it after every use (it doesn't seal shut like the fry daddy types do, so you don't just leave the oil in it) will deter you from using it as often as you might think. I know I only drag mine out when I REALLY, DESPARATELY, want something deep fried.
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:15 PM   #53
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I leave the oil in mine all the time, then after about six fries or so I change and clean it good. We're still kickin', doesn't mean I am right in doing this, but it works for me.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:45 PM   #54
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If you get one of the professional deep fryers,
like this one ----->

you shouldn't have to worry about ruining your health. Draining it, taking it apart, and cleaning it after every use (it doesn't seal shut like the fry daddy types do, so you don't just leave the oil in it) will deter you from using it as often as you might think. I know I only drag mine out when I REALLY, DESPARATELY, want something deep fried.


I think he means that if he gets a deep fryer, his health will be in danger from eating so much fried foods.
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I think he means that if he gets a deep fryer, his health will be in danger from eating so much fried foods.
And I think I mean that, because of all the labor involved setting up, using, emptying, and cleaning said deep fryer, he wouldn't be using it as much as he thinks, therefore the danger to his health will be minimal. I know I always think at least twice, usually three or four times, about the cleanup that will be involved, before dragging out the deep fryer.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:00 PM   #56
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Probably the same reason why I don't use the Turk 'N Surf Turkey Fryer.

Too much of a hassle to clean it after use, even though it produces a beautifully golden deep fried turkey in only 45 minutes.

I've seen my dear late brother clean his fryer many times, and his is a propane-powered one. He's the one who got me started eating deep fried turkey!
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:22 PM   #57
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I leave the oil in mine, too. To big of a mess to keep pouring it out, filtering it.. .whatever is the "proper" way to take care of it. I use that part peanut oil part something else from Wally World supposedly made for deep frying.

I bought one of those "professional" models last year from Amazon. It's a Waring Pro. Heats up fast and good recovery time, but other than that a piece of garbage. My old Tefal, the big round kind with the removeable filter, snap on lid.... was a much cleaner fryer to use and didn't leave the house smelling like grease. I bought the Waring to replace it, but I think I'm going to start using the Tefal one again. A lot fewer parts to keep clean, too. I threw all the parts from the Waring in the dishwasher on the pots and pans cycle and I might as well have saved the effort. I still haven't found that DPD around here, yet, but haven't been to Wally World recently, so I may luck out and find it there.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:46 PM   #58
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I didn't know that there really is a Wally World. I thought that it was just something made up in the movie Nat'l Lampoons Vacation.

Anyway, all this talk about deep fryers is making me get a hankering for something deep fried!

Katie E, the deep fryer that I saw on the infommercial last week looks similar to the one pictured above, BTW.
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:32 PM   #59
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Wally World is a reference to Wal-Mart, not the movie theme park.
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WallyWorld, previously used as a substitute for DisneyLand for National Lampoon's Vacation (although the amusement park part of the movie was actually filmed at Magic Mountain), was recoined, by yours truly, on the old FoodTV Forums as a euphemism for Wal-Mart. I have also been known to refer to K-Mart as Martha-Mart, for obvious reasons.

Another consideration before dragging out your turkey deep fryer setup might just be your homeowners insurance premiums. Do you have any idea how many people burn down their houses, or their garages, every Thanksgiving trying to deep fry a turkey?
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