Presto deep fryers are useful for making snack foods, such as crab fritters and wontons, or preparing full entrees, such as fried chicken or soft-shell crab. They can also be used to fry decadent desserts, ranging from beignets to candy bars.
Presto deep fryers are available in a variety of styles suited to preparing different foods. The dual-basket models resemble restaurant fryers and allow users to prepare two foods simultaneously, while allowing them to cook at their own pace. The baskets also help contain small loose foods and are ideal for making appetizers or snacks, such as French fries, shrimp, stuffed mushrooms and jalapeño bites. The spacious capacities are equally able to accommodate large foods, including chicken-fried steak, chimichangas and corn dogs.
Multicooker models have a pot-style format, letting users switch between multiple cooking methods, including boiling, braising and roasting. The deep interior can be used to deep fry batches of vegetables, and users can insert or remove the fry basket as needed for added versatility. Multicookers are useful for side dishes and Asian-inspired cuisine, such as fried green beans, dumplings, sesame chicken and vegetable fritters.
Presto cool-touch models are specifically designed for home countertop use with completely enclosed housing, preventing oil splashes. The interior space is often limited, making them useful for preparing fewer servings of spiced donuts, falafel, chicken tenders and crab Rangoon.