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Best deep fryer
« on: Jan 06, 2017, 05:55 AM »
Ok, I have always fried my fish in a cast iron Dutch oven on the burner of my gas grill. I want to get an electric deep fryer. What brand do you guys use? Should I get the Wally World inexpensive fry Daddy or is worth investing into something more expensive?

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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #1 on: Jan 06, 2017, 08:00 AM »
I bought a Presto unit at Target last year, when I opened the box there was a note it in that said the unit was made from components that can cause cancer.

If this was something that I didn't cook food in and EAT, I probably wouldn't have minded, but I returned it.

I would go for a decent unit, and do some research to see what components the thing is made from, which I didn't do.. Post back when you find out as I never bought another one, but may in the future.

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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2017, 05:22 PM »
I bought a Presto unit at Target last year, when I opened the box there was a note it in that said the unit was made from components that can cause cancer.

I'll address this first. Thank California for that. Geez, every item of fishing tackle you buy has the same warning because of Cali and lead. Just sayin'.

Next, to the OP. I was looking at a dedicated deep fryer but I hate, hate, hate (did you get that?) one trick ponies. I wound up with a Presto (yep, the cancer causing cesspool), Kitchen Kettle. It will steam, slow cook, keep warm deep fry, well, you name it.

As a fryer it holds almost 2 liters of oil and I can do 4 - 5 cod lions max. This is not a tool for frying a lot of fish for big big groups but it works very well for 2 - 4 people's worth.

Plus it does other stuff.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2017, 06:39 PM »
I have a Cabelas 3 liter deep fryer, its really been great, lots of use , works like new.

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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #4 on: Jan 06, 2017, 06:48 PM »
I use the big double basket presto. It comes with two twin size baskets and one jumbo basket. For me it is perfect. If I'm cooking for two there is enough room in each basket to cook your fish and potatoe side at the same time. If I'm cooking for a crowd, I do a pile of potatoes and then fish second. The fries ( or what ever your taste) will still be warm as the fish cooks quickly.

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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #5 on: Jan 07, 2017, 08:02 AM »
Anyone use air fryers on fish?
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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #6 on: Jan 07, 2017, 08:43 AM »
Google the Bayou Classic it's the best deep frier I've seen or used yet for larger quantities of fish. Well made and worth every penny. For just two of you the original Fry Daddy is real good it's the fastest at recapturing it's heat level I think for a small inexpensive frier.
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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #7 on: Jan 09, 2017, 06:24 PM »
X2 on the fry daddy.  have cooked literally thousands and thousands of fish in it as it was my grandmas when i was a kid and now it is in my possession.  just plug it in and go.  i have 5 people in my family my wife and 3 kids and usually cook 25 to 30 fillets for a meal and has no problem getting the job done quickly.

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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #8 on: Jan 09, 2017, 06:27 PM »
yup fry daddy. use a splatter screen on top.

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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #9 on: Jan 11, 2017, 12:31 AM »
Anyone use air fryers on fish?
I just got one for Xmas and was wondering the same thing, any recipes out there that you guys have tried?  Thanx, FF
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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #10 on: Jan 11, 2017, 08:56 AM »
I am sticking with my cast iron dutch on the outdoor two burner propane camp stove.  I have another meal maker deep fryer that will do a whole chicken but takes a whole bottle of oil.  So I just cook a couple of batches and will stay with dutch oven.

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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #11 on: Jan 14, 2017, 05:37 PM »
I bought a T-Fal Smart Fryer last year in the family size. Does a great job on chicken wings and french fries but the rotating paddle beats the crap out of fish fillets. I still use my big stove-top fish fryer with two-handed basket because I find it the best way to deep fry.



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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #12 on: Jan 17, 2017, 07:19 PM »
The Best Deep Fryer I have used is the Cajun Fryer built in Homer, La.  The key is the heat element that runs through oil is in the center so cooler oil drops to bottom with loose batter so oil doesn't get burnt taste as quick.  They are pretty pricey though.

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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #13 on: Jan 18, 2017, 06:05 AM »
The Best Deep Fryer I have used is the Cajun Fryer built in Homer, La.  The key is the heat element that runs through oil is in the center so cooler oil drops to bottom with loose batter so oil doesn't get burnt taste as quick.  They are pretty pricey though.

Sounds like my Bayou Classic design and yes they're around 275.00 on Amazon but when I have our family fish fries and there's over 50 people it's the only way to go. The thing will never wear out !
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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #14 on: Jan 31, 2017, 09:49 AM »
I just bought the T-Fal EZ-Clean Compact from WallyWorld.

I LOVE the automatic oil drain/filter feature. It drains slow, but works great.

I do wish it had a higher temp setting, though. It only goes to 374F (190C), though. It probably doesn't go higher due to the different burning temps of different oils -- and thus is a fire-prevention feature.

It cost around $70 or so so it does not break the bank.

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Re: Best deep fryer
« Reply #15 on: Feb 02, 2017, 05:58 PM »
Cast iron dutch oven. Good enough for Granma good enough for me! If I do a big fry I use the propane burner out side.
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