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Old 12-09-2008, 03:56 PM   #11
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I second the choice Andy offered up. It is the same one I have and it works great. I like the fact that I can set it to the temp I need.

Andy... I have been hand washing mine all this time!!! Grrrrr!
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:05 PM   #12
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I have the same one that Andy M. has and I love it. I've had it for several years now and being from the south you know it gets a lot of use!

Alton Brown did an epsiode on Good Eats where he was checking out deep fryers and it is the one that he picked out too because it goes up to 380 degrees where most deep fryers don't go that high.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:48 PM   #13
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Can you deep fry a 14lb turkey? That and the ability to use water instead of oil is why I chose the Masterbuilt fryer. It is digital with temperature settings to 400degrees. Check them out if you want to fry a lot of stuff...
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:37 PM   #14
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Can you deep fry a 14lb turkey? That and the ability to use water instead of oil is why I chose the Masterbuilt fryer. It is digital with temperature settings to 400degrees. Check them out if you want to fry a lot of stuff...
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I can deep fry a 14 pound turkey in my turkey fryer. The deep fryer I linked to is a countertop model that is intended for smaller items.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:30 PM   #15
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... That and the ability to use water instead of oil is why I chose the Masterbuilt fryer...
That is very cool and certainly on my list of pros for the model you mentioned. How often do you find yourself using for water "stuff"?
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:34 PM   #16
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I have this deep fryer. I like its large oil capacity and deep basket. All the parts except for the electronics go in the DW for cleaning.
I have the exact same fryer. The basket handles are a little flimsy, but everything else is great. 1 gal. capacity, digital temp. and timer, and easy to clean up too...
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:52 AM   #17
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I like to do what we call a farmers boil. I use packaged crab boil, corn on the cob, red potatoes, shrimp, crawfish, clams, mussels, crab whatever shell fish I can find, to serve just spread newspaper on a long picnic table, dump the contents of the boil and everyone just sits and eats, for clean up we just roll everything up in the papers and throw in the trash.

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Old 12-10-2008, 12:59 PM   #18
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I have a lot of experience with large commercial deep fryers but don't use one at home. However, based on my restaurant experience, an automatic filtering system would be a very important feature to me. Manually filtering cooking oil is a real pain. First you have to wait for it to cool, then filter it, then probably have to clean up spilled oil, then transfer it to a storage container, probably clean up more spilled oil, then find someplace to store it.

T-Fal make one in the Emerilware line that has an automatic filter and oil storage resevoir:
Amazon.com: Emerilware FR7009001 3-2/7-Liter Deep Fryer by T-Fal: Kitchen & Dining. The reviews are pretty good.

They also sell one under the T-Fal name that is a little less expensive, but appears to be smaller capacity and lacking some of the features of the Emerilware model: Amazon.com: T-Fal FR7008002 Ultimate EZ Clean Pro-Fryer Stainless-Steel 2-2/3-Pound Deep Fryer: Kitchen & Dining.
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:03 PM   #19
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Ok, the filter and storage "drawer" seems pretty cool.

Those of you who have the Euro - Pro, do you find filtering the oil an issue? Do you just store the oil in the stainless steel resevoir that is mentioned or do you re-bottle it? (Can you tell we don't fry alot of stuff?)
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:07 PM   #20
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I just leave it in the fryer.
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