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This home deep fryer is a dual-compartment bucket-style countertop electric deep fryer. The brand is Presto. It is made of heavy-duty aluminum and features a nonstick finish so food won’t stick and it is easy to clean. It has stay-cool handles for easy pickup and comes complete with a slotted spoon, snap-on storage lid, and even a magnetic safety cord.
This device has a removable divider that allows for frying two different kinds foods at one time without worry that the flavors will marry. It is capable of making up to 8 servings at one time. It keeps oil consistently at the most optimal temperature automatically and operates at 1500 watts. It uses 120 volts and 60 Hz only. This frying unit measures 9 by 14 by 8-1/2 inches and carries a one-year warranty.
The unit is sleek and has an elliptical black bucket shape. It is simple yet nice looking with a design that goes well with most kitchen decors. It conveniently sits on most any counter and looks nice.
It is recommended that after frying with the device, it be unplugged so it can cool down completely before any attempt is made to empty oil out of it. Then, it can be washed with warm, soapy water and dried completely. The use of steel wool to clean it is not advised nor is the use of any other harsh cleaning solution. There is a simple instruction book and recipe sheet that comes with the purchase.
The reviews on this deep fryer were good, for the most part. The device was said to look attractive and to perform well. It was noted that the price was fair too. The nice and convenient size of the unit was praised and the fact that it is easy to clean. It was stated that if the unit had a power light to alert that it was on and also one to indicate when the oil temperature was up, it would be an even better device.
It was also stated that it is important not to overload the fryer or it will foam over. Our deep fryer reviews indicated that it was a minute or two quicker in heating up than some other models that are of comparable price and size. The fact that the temperature holds quite well was noted by more than one review.
On the negative side, it was noted that the utensils it comes with were said by some to be lacking in quality such as the slotted scoop spoon was said to be cheap. Some mentioned that the filter that is included was not worth messing with and stated they just bypass using it and pour the oil straight in. Some felt the 2 compartments were too small and that the lid was worthless and that it actually melted on one occasion. Some found it helpful to purchase their own thermometer and used it since the device does not come with one. It was also mentioned that the outside of the fryer gets very hot.Click here to view prices on Amazon and find the best deal on the Presto 05450 DualDaddy Electric Deep Fryer.