Among larger deep fryers, the Presto Digital ProFry receives the best reviews. It features an 1,800-watt heating element that's removable for easier cleaning; a large, removable basket (with foldable handle) that can accommodate up to 9 cups of food; and a 1 gallon oil capacity. Other extras include digital temperature controls, four thermostat presets (300, 325, 350 and 375 degrees Fahrenheit), a lid to reduce splatter during cooking, a 30-minute timer, and a breakaway cord, which disconnects easily if the fryer is bumped or tripped over. It also has an LED light and audible alert to signal when preheating is complete. The ProFry earns consistently excellent ratings for its ability to reach and maintain a high temperature (reviewers say it takes between 10 and 15 minutes to heat up), resulting in evenly cooked, crispy food. Many owners praise the ProFry's digital thermometer and loud, beeping timer, although some do complain that it lacks an oil drain. If you're looking for an even larger deep fryer, consider the similar Presto Dual ProFry, which lacks the Digital edition's LED display but includes two fry baskets. Both Presto ProFry models are backed by a one-year warranty.
We found dozens of reviews of the Digital ProFry at Walmart.com and Amazon.com. Out of 84 total reviews on Walmart.com, 80 of the ratings give 4 or 5 stars. The feedback is also overwhelmingly positive on Amazon.com, where one reviewer calls it the best fryer he's come across in 20 years.
The ProFry receives very positive reviews at Walmart.com, earning 80 4- and 5-star ratings out of 84 total reviews (at the time of our visit). Many are pleased with the ProFry's compact design, ability to heat up and recover quickly, and capacity to turn out perfectly fried food.
Review: Presto Digital ProFry Immersion Deep Fryer, Contributors to Walmart.com
At Buzzillions, the Presto ProFry earns a perfect 5 stars in a half-dozen reviews. Owners say this deep fryer is easy-to-use, heats up fast, and maintains temperature very well.
Review: Presto Digital ProFry Immersion Element Deep Fryer, Contributors to Buzzillions.com
The top 10 best-selling deep fryers on Amazon.com have attracted roughly 500 owner-written reviews, and there are many more that have been reviewed dozens of times. The ProFry has not attracted as many reviews as other Presto models, but the reviews are nearly all complimentary, praising the fryer as easy to use and easy to clean, although several owners recount negative experiences with dishwashing the ProFry.
Review: Presto 05462 Digital ProFry Immersion-Element 9-Cup Deep Fryer, Contributors to Amazon.com
Users at Macys.com give the ProFry a perfect overall 5-star rating, but in only a handful of reviews. All are pleased with the deep fryer, saying it cooks quickly and is easy to clean up.
Review: Presto 5462 Deep Fryer, Digital ProFry, Contributors to Macys.com
The Presto ProFry earns an overall 4.67 stars out of 5, but there are only a few reviewers at a review site, Viewpoints.com. Users like the ProFry's roomy capacity and ability to evenly heat and crisp food.
Review: Presto ProFry Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com