Pros: Cool touch wall, Viewing window, Multi-Temp., Rise/Fall Basket, Filter, Condensing Tray
Cons: No Timer
Although consumption of fried food isnt the healthiest choice, there are times that we want french fries, and oven baked just isnt the same. Frying on top of the stove is so messy
so we decided to purchase a deep fryer. As with other small appliances, there are so many to choose from.
When deciding on which deep fryer to purchase one of the determining purchase factors was the outside appearance. It was also important that the deep fryer have an adjustable thermostat, closing lid, cool to touch exterior, and some type of filter. After looking at several units we decided on the Philips Deep Fryer .
We are pleased with this deep fryer and recommend it for purchase. Although this not a challenge for us, the one feature that this unit doesnt have that you might desire is a timer.
Philips Deep Fryer
~*~ Features ~*~
~ Cool Wall
~ Adjustable Thermostat
~ Temperature Pilot Lamp
~ Viewing Window
~ Non-Stick Coated Inner Bowl/Removable for Washing
~ Rise and Fall Basket
~ Removable Lid
~ Automatic Lid Release
~ Removable Condensing Tray
~ Cord Storage
~ Non-Slip Feet
~ Oil Content: 2.3L
~ Dimensions: 14 ?x 12x 10
As I mentioned we are pleased with the Philips Deep Fryer and recommend it to others that desire to purchase an in-home deep fryer. The features on this fryer allow for ease of use, limited mess, safety, and decreased house odor. It takes little time to heat, and allows you to successfully fry desired food.
Safety details on the Philips Deep Fryer include a cool wall that keeps the outside of the fryer cool to the touch. The cord offers a plug-fixing feature that allows the cord to quickly disconnect from the unit (attaches via magnet) and the back of the fryer offers cord storage. A button on the front of the fryer is pushed down, allowing the lid to open. The fryer basket can be submerged after the lid is closed, eliminating the spatter of hot grease. The handle on this basket is cool to the touch and it closes down into the front of the unit when the basket is lowered. This was another important feature in my opinion.
On the bottom of the Philips Deep Fryer there are 4 non-slip feet. We usually position the unit over the back burner of the range (no it isnt on) and use the overhead exhaust fan. Although this deep fryer has a washable filter system, the added assistance via the overhead exhaust fan helps alleviate house odors. A removable condensing tray collects condense resulting from steam, preventing it from escaping out of the fryer. This removes for easy cleaning, as does the removable non-stick coated inner bowl and the lid.
The thermostat is adjustable with a range of temperatures between 320?F-375?F. There is a temperature pilot lamp that switches off when the oil has reached the designated temperature. A chart on the left front of the deep fryer shows small food icons, with a temperature below them, to assist with temperature selection. While frying you are able to view the food via the viewing window on the top of the lid.
My hubby and kids mainly use our unit for frozen foods such as french fries, tator tots, chicken tenders, chicken patties, corn dogs, fish fillets. Rather than stopping at McDonalds **gag** for a quick meal, they know that they can prepare a nummier fast meal at home. This has actually saved us money. In addition I like to make onion rings and various other fried veggies. A fun and fast appetizer can be achieved by using the crinkle cutter from Pampered Chef to cut carrots and zucchini, then dip in a batter of choice and fry. They look nice and are enjoyed.
If an inclusive timer is important youll need to select a different model. However for the price - $47. this fryer meets our deep fry needs, is simplistic to use, and easy to clean. In addition the appearance is calm enough to allow counter top storage. Although the pictures shows green and tangerine colored knobs/levers, our Philips Deep Fryer is white with gray knobs/levers.