Imagine you just learned the benefits of frying your own food and how you can create a ton of highly textured, great tasting food with a deep fat fryer, what would you want to do next?
You will be pumped to get your own deep fryer! But without a guide, you may be lost in the endless sea of choices. There are so many brands out there with different price tags and capabilities that you can instantly become confused if you want to buy 'a befitting fryer for your kitchen'.
But don't be scared, selecting the best deep fryer is just like buying your next refrigerator. You get agitated and worry about different things, but when you are clear about what you want in a unit, you can pretty much choose when presented with variety of choice.
In this article, we want to point you in the right direction in terms of what to look for when buying your next deep fat fryer.
If you are buying a deep fryer for the first time, you know that getting that excellent taste and crispiness is crucial. But you can get those with a mid-quality, low performing fryer. The first thing you have to look at is how well a deep fryer can fry food to your desired taste and how long it can do this.
Most times you can learn from reading other people's experience. Other times you learn after you have bought your machine. One indicative thing that a unit will tick this box is if it operates quickly and the settings produce exact results - like crispiness or taste.
Now before you buy anything, you have to think about your counter space and storage space. Do you have enough space for it? And if not, what size can you squeeze in?
You also have to consider the capacity of the unit and how easy it can be managed - if you are using one for the first time. If you are likely to carry it around a lot, a lighter product is the way to go.
When we talk about safety with deep fat fryers, we are talking about oil spilling. If you can prevent oil spilling - which can hurt and cause fatal damage - then you are very safe.
Some models come with features that allow you to lift and lower food without opening the lid and some have cool handles or sides that allow you to lift the device without getting burnt.
In addition to this, some brands include a transparent viewing window that allows you to monitor the progress of the food you are frying without opening or touching the lid. These are the ones you want to look at.
Although we don't always need warranty - except if you get yourself a defective product - good customer service is worth its price in gold.
This is not to say you shouldn't consider a good warranty because a good one allows you to use the product enough to spot any defect but you will far more need the customer support more than anything.
Even if you don't have any problems with your device, there are times you may want to ask a question, buy a replacement part, or make enquiries about new products.