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We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.

Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.
Doesn't need to be huge.

Anyone got one they really like?

Ta

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We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.

Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.
Doesn't need to be huge.

Anyone got one they really like?

Ta


Presto Deep Fryer: http://www.gopresto.com/products/pro...hp?stock=05450
It's cast aluminum, teflon lined. It's easy to clean. It's small relative to
its capacity. Our comparable Presto is 20+ years old and works the same as
it did on the day purchased. Best of all, it's not very expensive.
Happy New Daze,

Theron



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Theron wrote:

"Arri London" wrote in message
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We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.

Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.
Doesn't need to be huge.

Anyone got one they really like?

Ta


Presto Deep Fryer: http://www.gopresto.com/products/pro...hp?stock=05450
It's cast aluminum, teflon lined. It's easy to clean. It's small relative to
its capacity. Our comparable Presto is 20+ years old and works the same as
it did on the day purchased. Best of all, it's not very expensive.
Happy New Daze,

Theron


TY. Will have a look. We have no brand loyalty
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Arri London wrote:
We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.

Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.


What's a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan?

Doesn't need to be huge.


Define huge. What are you cooking? For how many are you cooking?
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Arri London wrote:
We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.

Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.
Doesn't need to be huge.

Anyone got one they really like?

I like my Delonghi deep fryer. It not only has a drainage tap on the
bottom, but the fryer and burner are removable so everythign can be
easily washed.


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Arri London wrote:

Theron wrote:
"Arri London" wrote in message
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We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.

Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.
Doesn't need to be huge.

Anyone got one they really like?

Ta


Presto Deep Fryer: http://www.gopresto.com/products/pro...hp?stock=05450
It's cast aluminum, teflon lined. It's easy to clean. It's small relative to
its capacity. Our comparable Presto is 20+ years old and works the same as
it did on the day purchased. Best of all, it's not very expensive.
Happy New Daze,

Theron


TY. Will have a look. We have no brand loyalty

Here's the Presto unit I use. Used to be called the Dazey Kettle but is
now another name. Pull the plug and the kettle is dishwasher safe. No
drain on the bottom but light enough to pick up and pour cooled oil back
into a bottle if that's what you want. I cook fried foods, chicken,
fish, potatoes, shrimp, etc. plus make chili in it, cook beans from the
dry state, make lots of rice in there, pretty much anything you want.
Has a dial thermostat that is pretty accurate according to my digital
thermometer. Highest setting is 400F and I usually fry at 350-375F.

http://www1.epinions.com/review/pr-P...t_274392845956
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Dave Smith wrote:

Arri London wrote:
We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.

Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.
Doesn't need to be huge.

Anyone got one they really like?

I like my Delonghi deep fryer. It not only has a drainage tap on the
bottom, but the fryer and burner are removable so everythign can be
easily washed.



TY. Will also have a look at that one. Washable is good!
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George Shirley wrote:

Arri London wrote:

Theron wrote:
"Arri London" wrote in message
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We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.

Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.
Doesn't need to be huge.

Anyone got one they really like?

Ta


Presto Deep Fryer: http://www.gopresto.com/products/pro...hp?stock=05450
It's cast aluminum, teflon lined. It's easy to clean. It's small relative to
its capacity. Our comparable Presto is 20+ years old and works the same as
it did on the day purchased. Best of all, it's not very expensive.
Happy New Daze,

Theron


TY. Will have a look. We have no brand loyalty

Here's the Presto unit I use. Used to be called the Dazey Kettle but is
now another name. Pull the plug and the kettle is dishwasher safe. No
drain on the bottom but light enough to pick up and pour cooled oil back
into a bottle if that's what you want. I cook fried foods, chicken,
fish, potatoes, shrimp, etc. plus make chili in it, cook beans from the
dry state, make lots of rice in there, pretty much anything you want.
Has a dial thermostat that is pretty accurate according to my digital
thermometer. Highest setting is 400F and I usually fry at 350-375F.

http://www1.epinions.com/review/pr-P...t_274392845956



TY. Another for the list. Not so concerned about the multitasking but
useful to have.
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Sheldon wrote:
Arri London wrote:
We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.

Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.


What's a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan?

Doesn't need to be huge.


Define huge. What are you cooking? For how many are you cooking?


The bigger the fryer the better. Small fryers drop the temperature too
much when you put anything other than a very small amount in to be
cooked. Large fryers have enough hot fat to maintain a high temperature,
and that makes things nice and crispy instead of greasy and soggy.
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Dave Smith wrote:
Sheldon wrote:
Arri London wrote:
We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.

Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.


What's a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan?

Doesn't need to be huge.


Define huge. What are you cooking? For how many are you cooking?


The bigger the fryer the better. Small fryers drop the temperature too
much when you put anything other than a very small amount in to be
cooked. Large fryers have enough hot fat to maintain a high temperature,
and that makes things nice and crispy instead of greasy and soggy.


Most of us do not fry foods very often. The last food I fried was crab
rangoon, and it was for a party, so I had to cook lots of it. Like you
mentioned, you have to maintain a high temperature to get light, crispy
food, in stead of a greasy mess. I use a cast iron pot, because cast
iron maintains a high temperature. I have a deep fryer in a box, that
someone gave me as a gift, but I have not tried it out. Maybe I should
try it. Donuts sound good.


I am looking at this blender on Woot, and it is $149.99. I did not know
blenders were this expensive.

http://www.woot.com/

Becca


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On Jan 1, 8:16�am, Becca wrote:
Dave Smith wrote:
Sheldon wrote:
Arri London wrote:
We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.


Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.


What's a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan?


Doesn't need to be huge.


Define huge. �What are you cooking? �For how many are you cooking?


The bigger the fryer the better. Small fryers drop the temperature too
much when you put anything other than a very small amount in to be
cooked. Large fryers have enough hot fat to maintain a high temperature,
and that makes things nice and crispy instead of greasy and soggy.


Most of us do not fry foods very often. �The last food I fried was crab
rangoon, and it was for a party, so I had to cook lots of it. �Like you
mentioned, you have to maintain a high temperature to get light, crispy
food, in stead of a greasy mess. I use a cast iron pot, because cast
iron maintains a high temperature. �


I use a plain ol' heavy aluminum pot with a fry basket... it's rare I
do deep frying but when I do it's usually a large volume. Amazon
carries some nice deep frying set ups.

I have a deep fryer in a box, that
someone gave me as a gift, but I have not tried it out. Maybe I should
try it. �Donuts sound good.


Crullers are luscious... you only need to decide if you want boy or
girl donuts.

I am looking at this blender on Woot, and it is $149.99. �I did not know
blenders were this expensive.

http://www.woot.com/


Oh, you can spend a lot more... there are blenders out there that
rival Evinrude.

http://www.nextag.com/professional-blenders/search-html

Of course if you'e really, really serious:
http://www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?id=5668


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Arri London wrote:
We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.

Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.
Doesn't need to be huge.

Anyone got one they really like?


All you really need is one of those at the bottom of this page, just
choose a size:
http://www.bakedeco.com/nav/search.a...catID=0&price=


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Dave Smith wrote:


Arri London wrote:
We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.

Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.



Doesn't need to be huge.



The bigger the fryer the better. Small fryers drop the temperature too
much when you put anything other than a very small amount in to be
cooked. Large fryers have enough hot fat to maintain a high temperature,
and that makes things nice and crispy instead of greasy and soggy.


Yes in terms of frying physics, bigger is better but we have limited
counter and storage space. One of the tanks fast food places use would
be nice but where would we put it? LOL

The little Tefal thing did well enough for us in terms of volume.
Everyone who uses a deep fryer knows not to overload it, so temp drop
isn't really a problem.
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On Jan 1, 11:25�am, Arri London wrote:
Dave Smith wrote:

Arri London wrote:
We got rid of the old T-Fal/Tefal one after many years. Got tired of
trying to clean it out every time.


Would like one with a drainage spout and/or removeable interior pan.


Doesn't need to be huge.


The bigger the fryer the better. Small fryers drop the temperature too
much when you put anything other than a very small amount in to be
cooked. Large fryers have enough hot fat to maintain a high temperature,
and that makes things nice and crispy instead of greasy and soggy.


Yes in terms of frying physics, bigger is better but we have limited
counter and storage space.


The primary reason for a large deep fryer volume is to prevent it
foaming over (you do not fill more than two thirds with oil), and a
generous surface area provides superiour results

If you have limited storage space why get another silly electrical
appliance, and those small inexpensive deep fryers are in fact Toys R
Us appliances (and they're very dangerous). Just use an ordinary
*multipurpose* pot... this is all anyone needs for home deep frying,
many commercial kitchens use the very same method - Chinese
restaurants simply deep fry with a wok... and clean-up couldn't be
simpler and the price is right... this is great for boiling/steaming
veggies... I use mine more often for cooking raviolis than frying,
sometimes I even fry raviolis, but not often:

http://www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?i...fry%20baske t


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Sheldon wrote:
On Jan 1, 8:16�am, Becca wrote:


http://www.woot.com/


Oh, you can spend a lot more... there are blenders out there that
rival Evinrude.

http://www.nextag.com/professional-blenders/search-html

Of course if you'e really, really serious:
http://www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?id=5668


You could make a lot of pina coladas with that last one. =)

Becca




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