Cons:doesn't reach proper temperatures , slow recovery time
I had this deep fryer for about a year now. I don't deep fry a lot but each time I use it it seem to just barely get the job done. The other day when trying to make potato chips, which should only take 2-3 minutes but took close to 6-7 minutes a batch I decided to check the temperature with a candy thermometer. At the base where the heating coils is the temperature was only 320 degrees, however the level the food was at was only 305 degrees. This was at the 375 degree setting. Maybe I just have a faulty machine, but mine takes a good 10 to 15 minutes to warm up. I can't imagine trying to make 3 pounds of anything in this for two reasons 1- The basket just couldn't hold that amount 2- even if it did the temperature drop would be so dramatic that the food would just suck up the oil. Basically if a deep fryer can't get to at least 350 degrees its useless. What a waste of $129.00!!