If a deep fryer is not heating oil, the user should check that it is plugged in to a working outlet and read the product manual to ensure that she did not miss any important instructions. Otherwise, the user may need to repair or replace the deep fryer.
Deep fryers are sold in the household and kitchen goods section of many chain stores, such as Wal-Mart, Family Dollar, Kohls and Sears, and local department stores. They can also be found at specialty kitchen stores, such as Kitchen and Company, and local appliance stores.
Groundnut oil, rice bran oil and canola oil are some common healthy oil used for deep frying. The oils have a very high smoke point, allowing you to cook at high temperature safely.
As of March 2015, the highest-rated electric deep fryers on both Amazon.com and ConsumerSearch.com are manufactured by National Presto Industries. The highest-rated extra-large electric deep fryer is made by Masterbuilt Manufacturing.
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-fryer baskets can be made of stainless steel, nickel-plated or mild steel, or tin. Stainless steel is the most durable and longest lasting material, while mild steel is less expensive and tin is heavier but corrodes easily.
As of 2015, Walmart's online store carries various brands and types of electric deep fryers, including the brands Hamilton Beach, T-Fal, Cuisinart, DeLonghi and Faberware. The deep fryers' capacity ranges from 4 cups to up to 4 quarts.
An air fryer is a frying machine that uses heat to fry food, instead of oil and fat. The air fryer works in a similar way to a convection oven and is used to fry, roast and grill foods.
A deep pot is an alternative to a deep fryer, and many people already have one in their kitchen. The pot should be at least 8 inches deep to serve as a deep fryer.
Chicken parts take anywhere from 8 to 17 minutes to cook properly in a deep fryer with a consistent cooking temperature of between 350 and 365 degrees Fahrenheit. Whole chickens are deep-fried for 4 to 5 minutes per pound at temperatures between 325 and 350 degrees Fahrenheit.