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Presto Dual Basket ProFry

$80
Reviewed
September 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Presto Dual Basket ProFry

Pros
  • Attractive stainless steel design
  • Dual baskets
  • Lid with filter reduces odors, splatters
  • 12-cup capacity
Cons
  • Short power cord
  • No oil pan for reusing oil

Bottom line

The Presto Dual Basket ProFry is one of the most versatile deep fryers available for home use, with two baskets for cooking multiple foods simultaneously and an enameled oil pot that doubles as a boiler or steamer. With safety features and nesting functionality for compact storage, it won't take up more room in your kitchen just because it has a larger capacity.

Performance

Multiple cooking methods. The Presto Dual Basket ProFry's 12-cup capacity is about six times more than the standard deep fryer's. With its two baskets, you can make larger quantities of one item or fry other foods simultaneously. The fryer's powerful, 1,800-watt heating element heats up quickly and cooks foods thoroughly, with fast recovery to the proper frying temperature even after frozen foods are added. The enameled pot can also be used as a large-capacity steamer or boiler, making this a versatile kitchen appliance for cooking a variety of foods.

Ease of use

Easy to clean, compact storage. The main oil pot and heating element remove for easy cleaning on the Presto Dual Basket Pro Fry. An adjustable thermostat lets you set the temperature up to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, considered the ideal temperature for frying most foods, and a handy indicator light signals when the oil has reached temperature. The baskets and interior pot nestle inside the main housing of the unit for more compact storage; some Amazon.com users say it has a small footprint despite its large capacity.

Features

Versatile add-ons. Two small baskets and an enameled pot that can be used for other purposes come with the Presto Dual Basket ProFry. The cover attaches securely during use, preventing messy grease splatters, and contains a filter that reduces frying odors. The thermostat adjusts with a simple control knob, and a magnetic power cord detaches when the unit is accidentally moved during use, immediately cutting the power.

Durability

Durable construction with few gripes. Backed by a one-year warranty, the Presto Dual Basket ProFry has a stainless steel design that gives it a durable, commercial-style feel, reviewers say. Few owners post complaints about defective units or malfunctioning parts at Amazon.com, Viewpoints.com and Walmart.com. The most common gripe about the fryer is that its power cord is too short, but the majority says this is a minor issue. Others dislike that the folding handles can fall into the oil during use, but this is because they must be locked in place.

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Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

More than 375 owners comment on the Presto Dual Basket ProFry at Amazon.com, where it maintains an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. Nearly two-thirds give it a perfect 5-star score, praising its dual baskets and the ability to lower them with the lid closed to reduce splatters.

Review: Presto 05466 Dual ProFry Immersion Element Deep Fryer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of September 2013

2. Walmart.com

The Presto Dual Basket ProFry gets 4.6 stars out of 5 after more than 345 owner reviews, and 96 percent say they'd recommend it to a friend. Users call this large-capacity deep fryer a "tremendous value" and say its dual-basket design is convenient.

Review: Presto Dual ProFry 12-Cup Deep Fryer, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of September 2013

3. Viewpoints.com

About 65 owners give the Presto Dual Basket ProFry an average score of 90 out of 100. They praise its performance, ease of use and ease of cleaning, and like that its two baskets mean you can cook a main and side dish simultaneously.

Review: Presto Dual ProFry Deep Fryer Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of September 2013

4. Kmart.com

The Presto Dual ProFry is awarded 4.5 stars out of 5 after more than 55 owner reviews. They like its large capacity, which cuts down on cooking time when preparing more than just a serving or two.

Review: Presto 12-Cup Dual Basket ProFry Deep Fryer - Stainless Steel, Contributors to Kmart.com, As of September 2013

5. Wayfair.com

About 20 customers post feedback on the Presto Dual Basket ProFry at Wayfair.com, where it earns an overall score of 4.5 stars out of 5. Owners say it's easy to use, but some wish it had an oil pan for reusing oil. Others like the large capacity.

Review: Presto Dual Basket ProFry Immersion Deep Fryer, Contributors to Wayfair.com, As of September 2013

6. Kohls.com

Kohls.com owners say the Presto Dual Basket ProFry heats up quickly and cooks foods evenly. It's also easy to clean, and a few users say it looks nice sitting on the counter. More than 15 customers give the fryer 4.1 stars out of 5.

Review: Presto ProFry Deep Fryer, Contributors to Kohls.com, As of September 2013

7. Macys.com

Just a handful of reviewers comment on the Presto Dual ProFry here, and it earns an average rating of 4.2 stars out of 5. Owners say their fried foods come out "better than the restaurants" and call the dual-basket design ideal for cooking larger quantities.

Review: Presto 05466 Dual Deep Fryer, ProFry, Contributors to Macys.com, As of September 2013

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