Top 5 Best Deep Fryers Jan 31, 2016 yumme Equipment 0 If you want to recreate the restaurant-style taste of French fries and other fried foods from your very own kitchen, a deep fryer is an essential purchase. There are dozens of these fryers on the market, but only a handful are truly worthy of your hard-earned dollars. To help find the right machine for you, here are our top five best deep fryers. Rank#1#2#3#4#5 Waring Pro DF280 Professional Presto 05411 GranPappy Presto 06006 Kitchen Kettle Waring DF55 Professional Mini Presto 05466 Pro Specifications Power:1800 Watts1500 Watts1200 Watts1500 Watts1800 Watts Material:Stainless Steel AluminumAluminum Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Weight:10 lbs4.5 lbs5.5 lbs9 lbs5 lbs LCD dislay:yesnononono #5 Presto 05466 Stainless Steel Dual Basket Pro Fry Immersion Element When it comes to high quality deep-frying, there are only two brands worthy of consideration: Presto and Waring. This Presto Pro Fry comes with two oblong frying baskets, which are ideal for large items such as fish and chicken, and the machine heats hotter than most other fryers on the market. The simple controls make using the appliance straightforward and an enamel pot ensures cleaning is not too much hard work. It’s not as heavy duty as some people might like and does take rather a long time to heat up; but, drawbacks aside, the Pro fry is a solid option nonetheless. #4 Waring DF55 Professional Mini 1-2/7-Pound-Capacity Stainless-Steel If your fryer needs are modest, the Waring DF55 stainless steel fryer could be the product for you. It is well made, simple to use, and easy to clean, thanks to its dishwasher safe parts. The Waring packs in a 1500-watt immersion-style heating element, so results are faster than the Presto; however, a short cord and obvious lack of food capacity means it was never going to challenge the top three in our deep fryer reviews. #3 Presto 06006 Kitchen Kettle Multi-Cooker/Steamer The Presto Kitchen Kettle is certainly not the most unique product on the list but it’s a great little appliance for any kitchen. This item is more than just a fryer; it is also a cooker and a steamer, allowing users to do everything from making soups to steaming rice. As a fryer (which is really what we are judging it on) the Presto works well, deep frying up to six servings of French fries in its small basket. A heavy-cast aluminum base ensures that heat is distributed well and items are ready fairly quickly. If it’s solely frying that you’re looking to do, you may want to choose something a little bigger – if you want one machine to take care of various cooking needs, this is an asset to any kitchen. #2 Presto 05411 GranPappy Electric Deep Fryer The Presto GranPappy is the Granddaddy of them all and easily our best deep fryer. From its unique black bucket design to its handy magnetic safety cord, this fryer ticks all the boxes. This machine is easy to use and can cook a little or a lot at one time with fast, outstanding results every time. If you love your fried food, you need to make space for the GranPappy on your counter. #1 Waring Pro DF280 Professional Deep Fryer, Brushed Stainless The Waring Pro is arguably the most advanced deep fryer on the market in 2016 and is designed with serious fried food enthusiasts in mind. A removable 1800-watt immersion-style heating element makes this the most powerful product in our list of deep fryer reviews and its features – including 60-minute digital timer and temperature control – make it the most fun to use. As with all Waring products, this thing is built to last and is supremely easy to clean too. The only real downside to this 2.3 lb. capacity fryer is the price – more than double that of our number one choice.