Some foods are better crisp, especially when you can get them hot and fresh from the fryer. The traditional method for deep frying food in a large pot on the stovetop takes a while and makes a mess. By adding an electric fryer to your kitchen appliances, you can minimize the mess and you won’t have to wait in lines or for deliveries. Here’s our collection of the best electric deep fryers to make amazing fried food at home.
Deep fry or use as a dutch oven
If you’re limited on kitchen space, using appliances that can handle more than one task is always a plus. This electric deep fryer from Presto can get your fries or tots crispy, but it can also steam veggies or rice, roast meats, or cook soups thanks to the included glass lid. The warm setting will also prevent foods from drying out during mealtime.
Ditch the basket in favor of more space to fry food
Use only four cups of oil to deep fry all your favorite foods in the FryDaddy. During the cooking process, use the included handy scoop to break apart any foods that stick together. Once finished, use the same scoop to remove foods since there is no wire basket. The simple design of this fryer gives you a lot of space for food while also using the least amount of oil.
Immersion heating element means less waiting
Want to fry foods, but tired of waiting for the oil to heat up? Cuisinart includes an immersion-style heating element on this option that works from within the oil, so you’re ready to cook sooner. This fryer can handle up to 1.7 pounds of food at a time and includes a 60-minute timer and a window for watching your food.
No more transferring oil odors to your food
One of the dangers of frying foods is scalding oil splashes. This model from T-fal has a lid you can close before lowering the basket to contain the oil, and then you can keep an eye on your food through the anti-fog window. The oil is actively filtered, removing up to 74% of odors so they don't transfer to new foods. For longer cook times, the included timer lets you focus on other kitchen tasks while you wait.
Eight cup capacity lets you avoid cooking in batches
Choose a temperature for this deep fryer and the panel lights will tell you when the oil is ready for cooking. A vented lid prevents oil splashes while frying, keeping counters clean. The heating element is removable, and most parts are dishwasher safe to make cleanup easy.
Hot and crispy
There’s really no other method of food preparation that can compete when it comes to deep frying. And going out to get fast food can often wind up more expensive and time-consuming than just making it at home. If you’re ready to start frying foods on your countertop, we recommend the Presto Kitchen Kettle. Not only will you get an amazing deep fryer that doesn't take up much space, but you can also use this appliance for soups and other foods you'd make in a dutch oven -- even roasts! It’s like having an extra burner on the stove that you can move around the kitchen, as long as you’re within reach of an outlet.
For those who want to stick solely to deep frying, we recommend the T-fal Odorless Deep Fryer. Transferring odors between foods is a common complaint with smaller fryers made for the home kitchen, so this model is built to filter the oil. Plus, it's hard to beat the safety of the lid that you can close before submerging foods, which is when most of the oil splashing happens.