One of the interesting points about a deep fryer is that not all people have experience using it and when you decide to get one for yourself, you are going to face this same challenge.
But this challenge is no more than using a washing machine or any household item.
With a few trial and error and experience, you will soon be a veteran user.
No matter what type of food you are drying, once you nail down a technique, you can pretty much use any deep fat fryer to achieve your aim.
But there are certain steps you must take if you want to really learn to use a deep fryer or make the best use of your already acquired unit. Taking the following steps should help you achieve your goal.
Choosing the right oil for your deep fryer is half battle won. Once you know the type of oil you want to use, you will need to fill up the fryer with it, taking care not to over-fill or under-fill it.
If you have a model that have a minimum or maximum fill line, it becomes even easier as you have a ready gauge to guide your measurement.
To start using your device, you need to turn it on by plugging it in and using the switch button to power it up.
After that, set the chip fryer temperature and time and ensure that you obtain the right level of temperature for the oil without going over that.
You also need to maintain a temperature between 350 degrees F and 375 degrees F which is the suitable range for most of the cooking you will be doing.
If your device comes with a thermostat, you don't have to bother too much about the temperature as it will automatically determine the correct temperature.
However, if it doesn't come with one, you may have to get yourself a thermometer to select the right temperature for the oil.
Before drying any kind of food, make sure it is dried and doesn't have any traces of water. You can make use of a kitchen paper towel or cover the food in some dusting to remove any traces of water.
For example, freshly cut potatoes can be wiped with paper towel so that there is no water on it before throwing them into the fryer. Not doing this may cause some dangerous spilling of oil that may be injurious to you or children around.
Some fryers come with a basket that you can place the food you want to fry and carefully lower it into the fryer and once it's lowered it should lock in place.
However some models don't have this luxury and you may have to use a slotted spoon or your hands to get the food into the fryer. Whichever one you go with, you need to ensure you do it slowly to avoid any hazard.
Depending on the kind of food you are frying, you may have to set a timer or wait till the food is ready to turn or remove from the fryer.
Leaving it too long may cause the food to overcook and become uneatable.