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Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer

Est. $100
Reviewed
September 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer

Best large deep fryer

Pros
  • Nonstick interior
  • Convenient pour spout
  • One large or two small baskets
  • Digital temperature control, 60-minute timer
Cons
  • Requires a lot of oil
  • Inconvenient oil draining

Bottom line

The Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer has an attractive, stainless steel finish as well as three baskets in two sizes for cooking various quantities of food. Its 2.2-pound capacity is sufficient for families of four. It heats up quickly and produces restaurant-style fried foods that are cooked evenly and thoroughly. Digital controls and a 60-minute timer give the user complete control.

Performance

Versatile multi-basket design. The Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer's capacity of 2.2 pounds is ideal for families who need to fry larger quantities. A dual-basket design makes it possible to cook different types of foods simultaneously, so you don't have to fry multiple batches. With an 1,800-watt heating element, the fryer heats up quickly and maintains temperatures well. A few owners complain at Amazon.com and ChefsCatalog.com that it takes an entire gallon of oil per use, but the oil can be reused a few times.

Ease of use

Easy to use and clean. "A built-in spout makes it easy to pour out used oil, and the nonstick interior makes cleanup a cinch," say editors at Saveur magazine about the Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer. The bowl is removable and dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. Basket handles stay cool to the touch, reducing burns and eliminating the need to use bulky oven mitts. Most owners who post feedback at Amazon.com and ChefsCatalog.com say the Waring Pro is easy to clean. However, a few report that there's no catch screen under the baskets, which sit directly on the heating element.

Features

Digital timer, temp control. The Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer has three baskets -- one large and two small -- so you can cook either one large batch or two different foods in separate baskets simultaneously. Its 60-minute timer comes in handy, and a digital timer and thermostat with an easy-to-read display offer greater control over the cooking process.

Durability

Stainless steel finish for restaurant-style quality. Amazon.com owners say the Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer has a "commercial-style feel," and its rugged, stainless steel finish looks great sitting on the kitchen counter. Although a few post complaints about units that are defective right out of the box, the Waring Pro is backed by a one-year warranty.

Where To Buy
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Buy new: $190.00 $89.97   

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Our Sources

1. Saveur magazine

Editors say the Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer is "the one we turned to most often in our donut testing." Among nine recommended deep fryers, the Waring Pro offers a few standout features, including a nonstick interior for easy cleanup and a pour spout for discarding excess oil.

Review: Fearless Frying, Judy Haubert, March 5, 2013

2. Cook's Illustrated Magazine

Editors test six deep fryers for their ability to reach and maintain proper cooking temperature, ease of use, safety and capacity. The Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer is among the fryers evaluated. Only two models are recommended, albeit with reservations.

Review: Electric Deep Fryers, Editors of Cook's Illustrated, May 1, 2009

3. Amazon.com

About 115 owners review the Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer at Amazon.com, where it earns an average rating of 4.2 stars out of 5. Users love being able to choose between one large or two smaller baskets for cooking varying quantities and frying different foods simultaneously.

Review: Waring Pro DF280 Professional Deep Fryer, Brushed Stainless, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of September 2013

4. ChefsCatalog.com

The Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer gets 4.9 stars out of 5 after about 30 owner reviews. Users rave about its performance and ease of cleaning, as well as its large capacity.

Review: Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer, DF280, Contributors to ChefsCatalog.com, As of September 2013

5. About.com

Harlan includes the Waring Pro 3-Basket Deep Fryer in this roundup of the five best deep fryers. She likes its convenient 30-minute timer, removable, dishwasher-safe oil container for easy cleanup and "generous" 2.2-pound food capacity. 

Review: The Best Deep Fryers, Jessica Harlan, Not dated

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