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Lisa B

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I am considering buying a deep fryer to give my son some of the foods he is craving - can anyone recommend a make that is easy to use, turns out consistent results and doesn't stink the house out!

Many thanks,

Lisa

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We have an old "fry daddy", not too big and seems to be sufficient for us (my husband melted the lid that came with it years ago). I'm the only with celiac, but also the one who does almost all the cooking. We only use the fryer with gluten-free food. If anyone can recommend a better one, let me know too.

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My husband bought me a Waring Pro deep fryer(around $100) for Xmas last year. It's great because it has a filter in the lid so isn't smelly when frying fish and the heating element and fry pot are removable and so easy to clean. We used to have a TFal fryer( around $79 years ago) that we liked alot with a filter but the pot was nonstick and in the long run not as easy to clean as the Waring.We had and liked the Tfal for 10 years but another reason we like the Waring now is because it gets hotter.

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We have an old "fry daddy", not too big and seems to be sufficient for us (my husband melted the lid that came with it years ago). I'm the only with celiac, but also the one who does almost all the cooking. We only use the fryer with gluten-free food. If anyone can recommend a better one, let me know too.

We bought one because my son is the only one diagnosed so far. I plan on buying a bigger one eventually because everything we make is gluten free anyway. I melted our lid too! :lol:

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Oh, my goodness...no need to spend a hundred dollars unless you are planning on doing some SERIOUS deep frying for most of your meals. My mother gave me one for Christmas that cost $50 and was to complicated for me to figure out! (Ten years of college and three college degrees later...I can't figure out how to work a freakin' deep fryer). :rolleyes: Sooooo...I took it back and exchanged it for a $25 dollar fryer.

I'm going downstairs to make dinner now. I'll look at the name and features this fryer has and share it with you...we have used it several times with great results! :)

-Julie

I am considering buying a deep fryer to give my son some of the foods he is craving - can anyone recommend a make that is easy to use, turns out consistent results and doesn't stink the house out!

Many thanks,

Lisa

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Hi Lisa,

I found the info. for the deep fryer I use; it is a Presto Kitchen Kettle. Found at Wal-Mart type department stores. It costs around $25 dollars. It is one-step-up from the basic fry daddy type (we had one of those a few years ago).

This one looks like a medium size pot with a glass lid and a black nonstick surface inside and out, it has a basket with handle, and a temp./heat control. One thing I think is nice is that the cord sticks magnetically to the fryer so that if someone (you, hubby, child, etc.) accidently tug the cord, it pops undone (the idea is to prevent burns). There is also an indicator light that lets you know when the temp. is right for frying. It has other functions too...but I only use it for deep frying.

On another note, to avoid grease splatters, I cover it with a grease splash guard. It is round with a handle and looks like a giant round fly swatter. The middle of the circle is made of a material like in the bottom of a colander or a sifter...that metal...good grief, I'm having a brain delay. :rolleyes: My point is that air can still circulate, but grease won't pop on you or your counters as easily AND your house won't have that lingering smell afterwards.

Hope this helps! Happy cooking. -Julie :)

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I have a T-Fal Avante Deep Fryer, it closes up and has an air filter on the top, so the house doesn't get smelly or anything. Deep fryer pan removes easily so you can stick it in the dishwasher or just be able to clean it better. Has a nice wire basket with good handle to lift out.

Really love it, they are around 70 dollars though

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Hi Lisa,

I found the info. for the deep fryer I use; it is a Presto Kitchen Kettle. Found at Wal-Mart type department stores. It costs around $25 dollars. It is one-step-up from the basic fry daddy type (we had one of those a few years ago).

This one looks like a medium size pot with a glass lid and a black nonstick surface inside and out, it has a basket with handle, and a temp./heat control. One thing I think is nice is that the cord sticks magnetically to the fryer so that if someone (you, hubby, child, etc.) accidently tug the cord, it pops undone (the idea is to prevent burns). There is also an indicator light that lets you know when the temp. is right for frying. It has other functions too...but I only use it for deep frying.

On another note, to avoid grease splatters, I cover it with a grease splash guard. It is round with a handle and looks like a giant round fly swatter. The middle of the circle is made of a material like in the bottom of a colander or a sifter...that metal...good grief, I'm having a brain delay. :rolleyes: My point is that air can still circulate, but grease won't pop on you or your counters as easily AND your house won't have that lingering smell afterwards.

Hope this helps! Happy cooking. -Julie :)

Sieve? :)

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I have a fry daddy but it does not have the air filter. I think I paid about 25 for mine! Definetly recommend one with a filter even if you have to pay alittle more.....I have to shut all the bedroom doors so the smell doesn't creep in there~!

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Sieve? :)

Sieve...Yep! That's it :P Mesh...etc. (Ha! Thanks for picking up my slack...I've been having a lot of "brain poots" recently. I can't think for all the air up there!) :lol: Let's just blame it on gluten ;)

-Julie

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