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Deep Fryers: Ratings of Sources

Total of 19 Sources
1. Saveur magazine
March 14, 2013
Fearless Frying`
by Judy Haubert
Our AssessmentEditors of Saveur magazine, which focuses on authentic cuisine, make doughnuts in an undisclosed number of deep fryers and say electric models are better and safer than pan-frying. Overall, nine models are recommended. The Kenmore Deep Fryer with Dual Frying Baskets is praised for its ability to cook different foods simultaneously, while the Krups High Performance has the largest capacity.
Electric Deep Fryers
by Editors of Cook's Illustrated
Our AssessmentEditors test six deep fryers on their ability to reach and maintain proper temperatures, ease of use, ease of cleaning, safety and fryer capacity. Two models are recommended with reservations; the other four aren't recommended. Even though this review isn't current, most of these fryers are still available and the general buying advice is useful.
3. Amazon.com
As of September 2013
Deep Fryers
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com sells about 50 deep fryers and multi-cookers, with several models accumulating hundreds of owner reviews. Presto fryers are highly rated here, with several earning average scores of 4 stars out of 5 or better from at least 150 users. Two deep fryers by T-fal also earn high average ratings in 150 posts or more.
4. Walmart.com
As of September 2013
Deep Fryers
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentOf the more than 50 deep fryers available here, most are reviewed by at least a few users and a handful of models accumulate well over 100 posts. The Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Deep Fryer, Presto Dual Basket ProFry and Presto FryDaddy all earn 4.6 stars out of 5 in comments from 240 or more owners. Several more Presto models get similar scores in fewer reviews.
5. Macys.com
As of September 2013
Deep Fryers
by Contributors to Macys.com
Our AssessmentMacys.com sells 19 deep fryers and multi-cookers, and a few accumulate several dozen reviews. The Cuisinart CDF-100 Deep Fryer, Compact gets 4.5 stars out of 5 after more than 45 owner posts, while the Presto CoolDaddy Cool-touch Deep Fryer gets 4.6 stars out of 5 from more than 60 users. Two other Presto models also earn high average ratings, but in fewer reviews.
6. Cooking.com
As of September 2013
Deep Fryer Reviews
by Contributors to Cooking.com
Our AssessmentOut of this list of 10 deep fryers, two T-fal models attract the most user reviews and get the highest ratings. Both the Emerilware and the Titan Class Pro-Fryer Deep Fryer earn average scores of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 75 or more owners. Users say the T-fal models are easy to use, heat up quickly and maintain temperatures well for producing perfectly fried foods.
7. Viewpoints.com
As of September 2013
The Best Deep Fryers: Deep Fryer Reviews & Ratings
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Our AssessmentViewpoints.com lists a variety of deep fryers, several of which accumulate a few dozen reviews or more. Model numbers aren't listed for some fryers, however, and some are named more than once. The Presto FryDaddy earns a score of 86 out of 100 in nearly 125 owner posts and is the top-rated deep fryer for quick heating.
8. Kmart.com
As of September 2013
Deep Fryers
by Contributors to Kmart.com
Our AssessmentLike most e-commerce websites, Kmart.com allows consumers to review products they've purchased there. A few deep fryers earn more than a dozen ratings; overall, the Presto brand gets the most positive feedback. The Presto Dual Basket ProFry gets 4.5 stars out of 5 after more than 50 reviews. Owners say it cooks food evenly, is easy to clean and has a large capacity.
9. ChefsCatalog.com
As of September 2013
Deep Fryers
by Contributors to ChefsCatalog.com
Our AssessmentAt this website specializing in kitchen products, top-rated deep fryers include the Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer, DeLonghi Cool-Touch Roto Deep Fryer and DeLonghi Stainless Steel Deep Fryer. A few owners post reviews for the Waring Pro Rotisserie Turkey Fryer/Steamer and the low-oil T-fal ActiFry.
10. About.com
Not dated
The Best Deep Fryers
by Jessica Harlan
Our AssessmentHarlan recommends five deep fryers in this roundup. She briefly describes each in terms of its useful features, but it isn't clear whether she tests or rates them. The George Foreman Lean Mean Spin Frying Machine earns the top spot, with the Presto CoolDaddy, Waring Pro Deep Fryer, Deni Mini Fryer and T-fal ActiFry rounding out the list.
11. Pikimal.com
As of September 2013
Best Deep Fryers
by Editors of Pikimal.com
Our AssessmentPikimal.com ranks deep fryers based on an algorithm including price, Energy Star status, composite score, weight and efficiency. Although no hands-on testing is conducted, descriptions are detailed and thorough. The Waring Pro takes the top spot, followed by the Presto CoolDaddy, Cuisinart CDF-100, Deni Snack-Size and T-fal Uno deep fryers.
12. Wayfair.com
As of September 2013
Deep Fryers
by Contributors to Wayfair.com
Our AssessmentThis site sells more than 40 deep fryers, but most are reviewed by just a handful of owners. A few have 10 or more user posts and maintain average ratings of 4.5 stars out of 5 or better, including the DeLonghi D677UX, Presto ProFry, Cuisinart Cool Touch and T-fal Professional. The Presto ProFry gets the most feedback; owners love its dual-basket design for larger-capacity cooking.
13. Kohls.com
As of September 2013
Deep Fryers
by Contributors to Kohls.com
Our AssessmentKohls.com offers 22 deep fryers, about half of which have no user reviews at all. Among the few that attract comments from 15 owners or more, the T-fal Ultimate Easy Clean Deep Fryer earns the highest rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. Owners say it's expensive, but the majority is glad they spend the extra money, noting this fryer's large capacity, ease of use and excellent performance.
14. About.com
Not dated
Emerilware Deep Fryer
by Peggy Trowbridge Filippone
Our AssessmentFilippone recommends the Emerilware Deep Fryer after using it to prepare frozen food and her own recipes. It has a filter that removes food particles from oil so you can reuse it, but oil filtration may take up to three hours.
15. Mother Nature Network
March 7, 2013
Review of T-Fal Actifry: The low oil 'fryer'
by Kimi Harris
Our AssessmentMNN blogger Harris tests the T-fal ActiFry that's designed to use less oil while still producing a deep-fried taste. She says her fries were successful but tasted differently than regular fries. Still, her family liked the flavor. She calls the fryer easy to use, but wishes it didn't contain so much plastic.
16. Sears.com
As of September 2013
Deep Fryers
by Contributors to Sears.com
Our AssessmentAlthough Sears.com sells dozens of deep fryers, only a few models receive more than one or two user reviews. The Presto Dual Basket ProFry has the most; it earns 4.5 stars out of 5 and gets generally positive feedback for its quick heat-up time, large dual-basket capacity and easy-to-clean design. While two Presto CoolDaddy models also get positive comments, one Kenmore programmable deep fryer is criticized for temperature failure.
17. Chowhound.com
As of September 2013
What Is the Best Home Deep Fryer Under $200.00 That You Have Used?
by Contributors to Chowhound.com
Our AssessmentAt this online community for foodies, several discussions on the cookware board tackle the subject of deep fryers. This specific thread asks for recommendations for models costing less than $200, and several contributors post suggestions. One likes the Emeril by T-fal and links to a video review on YouTube. A few others name the DeLonghi Cool Touch Roto Fryers as favorites.
18. Buzzillions.com
As of September 2013
Fryer & Electric Skillet Reviews
by Contributors to Buzzillions.com
Our AssessmentBuzzillions.com groups electric skillets and deep fryers together, which is less convenient for browsing the reviews that are culled from other websites. The T-fal Stainless Steel Deep Fryer with Filtration System (Model FR7009001) earns 4.4 stars out of 5 after 625 owner posts. The T-fal Emeril Stainless Steel 1,200-Watt Fryer with Oil Filtration System earns an identical rating from more than 200 users.
19. About.com
Not dated
FryDaddy Electric Deep Fryer by Presto
by Mariette Mifflin
Our AssessmentMifflin's brief review of the Presto FryDaddy includes a short list of pros and cons, technical specs, and what sounds like a personal account of her experience with the fryer. She gives it 4 stars out of 5 but doesn't mention any other models.
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