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Presto Dual ProFry 05466 Deep Fryer

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Presto ProFry Deep Fryer - High Capacity, Good Quality Deep Fryer

Dec 4, 2010
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Pros:comes apart for cleaning, food quality is excellent, large capacity

Cons:takes up a lot of space on counter

The Bottom Line: No more letting one dish get cold while waiting for another to cook with this. Excellent results and ease of use & cleaning make it easy to recommend to anyone.


A couple of years back I got my first deep fryer.  After a few years of heavy use, it was in pretty bad shape.  The basket was broken, the lid had issues, and it was too small for the multitude of uses we'd found for it over the years.  With as many as eight people in the house at one time, our meals aren't for the weak.

Which was why when I saw the Presto ProFry Deep Fryer on sale for $69 at one of our nearby outlets, I jumped on it. Based on the picture, it was everything we needed in a new deep fryer.  With two baskets, it had a much larger capacity than our old fryer, as well as the ability to deep fry two different items at the same time.  Chicken nuggets and French fries? No need to have the nuggets get cold anymore while we waited for the fries to finish.

Setting it up on my counter was easy.  As I was putting it together, I realized that the entire appliance comes apart which makes cleaning so much easier.  The heating element comes out and the container that holds the oil comes out separately meaning all of this can be cleaned thoroughly.

The controls for this are toward the rear of the appliance, which keeps it away from small hands that might reach up from below.  There are heat-resistant handles on either side of the fryer making it easy to move around, although I advise against moving anything that contains hot oil. The legs underneath keep the base from resting against the counter and also provide a bit of skid control, meaning if you happen to tap it, the Presto ProFry Deep Fryer won't move all that easily.  The baskets are lightweight and allow the oil to sift through the sides with ease.  The handles are long and have the same heat-resistant plastic on the ends making it easy to drain the oil from the food as well as dump the food out onto a plate.

Using the Presto ProFry Deep Fryer has been easy, and it works much better than our old deep fryer.  There's a quality to the food that I never had in the smaller fryer, and I can't say exactly why that is.  The food seems crisper without getting burned.  It could be a better quality heating element that maintains the set temperature better, because I'm achieving better tasting food using this deep fryer than I ever had in our other one.  It's not the quality of the oil as I haven't had food come out this good in my old one after changing the oil. I think the oil circulates a bit better in this than in some other fryers, but I can't say for sure that's the reason the food is coming out better.

The Presto ProFry Deep Fryer will hold up to 3 1/2 pounds of food in the two baskets.  I like the ability to do two different foods at the same time.  From French fries to chicken nuggets to jalapeno poppers, I've found the food has a lighter taste and feel to it than it had before as well as being crispier.  I've deep fried mozzarella sticks and not had the cheese all ooze out, something I was always worried about and have had happen to me in the past which is why I usually did them in the oven instead.  Deep-frying chicken wings for buffalo wings is easy and they come out tender and tasty.

It'll take a whole gallon of oil to fill the Presto ProFry Deep Fryer, so it's a big deal to have to change the oil.  We haven't had to yet after a couple months of use.  Cleaning the rest of the unit, though, is pretty easy.  The only part of the fryer that can't be immersed are the heating element and the controls.  Otherwise, everything else comes apart to be thoroughly cleaned, if need be.  The stainless steel outside of the fryer wipes down with a hot sponge or cloth, removing most of the oil.  The handles can be wiped as well.  Both the lids and the baskets can come out and be cleaned without having to change all the oil. 

Storing for long periods is easy as well.  If you don't want the handles from the baskets sticking out, they do fold down into the basket and it can all be stored together.  The handles don't bother me as they sit high enough that I can put other things on the counter under them near where I do my cooking.

I love using this fryer, even if it does take up a lot of counter space.  The food is coming out better than it did in our old fryer, and cleaning up afterward is a lot easier than before as well.  I think at $69 it was a bargain for the size and quality of the product versus many of the smaller fryers out there that don't work as well.



© 2010 Patti Aliventi


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