There are advantages to having a deep fryer in the kitchen, including fast cooking speed, safety and lack of mess. A deep fryer works better in all of these areas than deep frying with regular pots or pans.
Deep fryers heat up oil more quickly than pots and pans. This increased efficiency saves time and effort. Technology such as convection heating and infra-red heating make some deep fryers even more efficient.
Deep fryers often have various automated safety features such as oil temperature detectors, oil heat regulators, alarms and sometimes automatically emerging wire baskets. They are built to help prevent fires and over-cooking.
While removing deep-fried food from regular pots and pans can be messy, a deep fryer cuts back on mess by having wire baskets, which allow an individual to easily separate the food from the oil. Deep fryers are built to stand upright without wobbling or spilling. This decreases the chance for burns or other accidents.
Some available deep fryers feature additional advantages such as replaceable filters to combat odor, a cool touch exterior, a rotating basket to evenly cook food and technology that enables the use of minimal oil. Deep fryers enable greater cooking control with adjustable thermostats and digital timers.