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12 Best Deep Fryers In India – Reviews & Buying Guide

French fries, pakodas, bhajiyas, nuggets, wings, doughnuts! And guess what is common in all of these? Yes. You got it right! They are all ultimate comfort foods. And they are all fried foods. 

Can you envisage having these any time you fancy? Is it not the ultimate fantasy? A cup of steaming hot tea and bhajiyas in rainy weather. Or, for instance, just think of a cosy corner, fried wings and a cool drink! 

You can easily make fried food at home now as much as you want! Any time you want! For any number of people you want to invite over. You just need to have a decent deep fryer, and you are sorted! But are you confused about which one to buy? Well, just check out our review of the best deep fryers in India.

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What Is A Deep Fryer?

You can probably guess what a deep fryer does just by its name. Deep frying is a process in which whole food is cooked (submerged) in very hot oil. The hot oil removes the moisture from food while enhancing the taste. Consider a stainless steel box/pot connected to an electric outlet. Or a propane tank. Now imagine an oil-filled container in this pot. 

This is exactly what a deep fryer looks like. You just place your food in baskets and lower these in the boiling oil. With a pre-set temperature and a timer, you can deep fry the food placed in these baskets. Once the alarm goes off, you can lift the basket out and drain the oil.

The food item will be beautifully fried. Additionally, a deep fryer will be splatter-proof and save you a lot of time.

A handy deep fryer will easily substitute your regular skillet/ pan in the kitchen. Also, modern deep fryers are ‘smart’. That is to say; you can easily find one with digital displays, multiple temperature settings, alarms and auto-switch-off. 

Best Deep Fryers- A Quick Comparison

Product
Amion Gas Deep Fryer
Froth & Flavor 12 Litre Deep Fryer
iBell 12 Litre Double Tank Deep Fryer
Kobbey 6 Litre Steel Deep Fryer
Best Value
Inalsa Professional Deep Fryer
Andrew James 4 Litre Deep Fryer
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AMION Deep Fryer (Gas 12 Litre)
FROTH & FLAVOR 12 Litre Deep Fryer Machine Double Tank with 4 Year Warranty
iBELL DF620P Deep Fryer Electric 12 Litre Stainless Steel 2500W, Double Tank/Basket, Variable Temperature Control, Silver
kobbey Deep Fryer Machine 6 ltr with 3 Year Warranty
Inalsa Professional 2 Fryer, 18/8 Steel, 2 Liter, Digital Timer, 1700 W, Detachable, Dishwasher Safe, European Energy Efficiency Standard, Stainless Steel, (Black)
Andrew James Stainless Steel 4 Liters Deep Fat Fryer - Power 2 Kw, 1 Year Warranty
Material
Steel
Stainless Steel
Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Wattage
Not Applicable
5000 Watts
2500 Watts
2500 Watts
1700 Watts
2 KW
Weight
8 Kilograms
1.890 Kilograms
7.82 Kilograms
NA
2 Kilograms
3 kg 500 g
Dimensions
30 x 51 x 45 Centimeters
23 x 23 x 18 Centimeters
57.2 x 46 x 29.6 Centimeters
NA
23×27.6×22 Centimetres
23 x 13 x 9 Centimeters
Colour
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Black
Silver
Budget
Under Rs.15000
Under Rs.10000
Under Rs.10000
Under Rs.5000
Under Rs.5000
Under Rs.5000
Product
Amion Gas Deep Fryer
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AMION Deep Fryer (Gas 12 Litre)
Material
Steel
Wattage
Not Applicable
Weight
8 Kilograms
Dimensions
30 x 51 x 45 Centimeters
Colour
Silver
Budget
Under Rs.15000
More Info
Product
Froth & Flavor 12 Litre Deep Fryer
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FROTH & FLAVOR 12 Litre Deep Fryer Machine Double Tank with 4 Year Warranty
Material
Stainless Steel
Wattage
5000 Watts
Weight
1.890 Kilograms
Dimensions
23 x 23 x 18 Centimeters
Colour
Silver
Budget
Under Rs.10000
More Info
Product
iBell 12 Litre Double Tank Deep Fryer
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iBELL DF620P Deep Fryer Electric 12 Litre Stainless Steel 2500W, Double Tank/Basket, Variable Temperature Control, Silver
Material
Steel
Wattage
2500 Watts
Weight
7.82 Kilograms
Dimensions
57.2 x 46 x 29.6 Centimeters
Colour
Silver
Budget
Under Rs.10000
More Info
Product
Kobbey 6 Litre Steel Deep Fryer
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kobbey Deep Fryer Machine 6 ltr with 3 Year Warranty
Material
Stainless Steel
Wattage
2500 Watts
Weight
NA
Dimensions
NA
Colour
Silver
Budget
Under Rs.5000
More Info
Best Value
Product
Inalsa Professional Deep Fryer
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Inalsa Professional 2 Fryer, 18/8 Steel, 2 Liter, Digital Timer, 1700 W, Detachable, Dishwasher Safe, European Energy Efficiency Standard, Stainless Steel, (Black)
Material
Stainless Steel
Wattage
1700 Watts
Weight
2 Kilograms
Dimensions
23×27.6×22 Centimetres
Colour
Black
Budget
Under Rs.5000
More Info
Product
Andrew James 4 Litre Deep Fryer
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Andrew James Stainless Steel 4 Liters Deep Fat Fryer - Power 2 Kw, 1 Year Warranty
Material
Stainless Steel
Wattage
2 KW
Weight
3 kg 500 g
Dimensions
23 x 13 x 9 Centimeters
Colour
Silver
Budget
Under Rs.5000
More Info

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Types of Deep Fryers

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Your choice of a deep fryer depends on where you plan to use it. Do you plan to install it in your restaurant or a food truck? Or are you planning to buy one for your home? You can get the same technology in a fryer for any of these places. But the size and customization of the fryer will naturally vary. 

Nowadays you have the option of having an air-fryer too. But nothing beats a deep fryer. And nothing beats the crispness and freshness of food fried in a deep fryer. To ensure that you can select any of the following categories of deep fryers. 

Countertop Deep Fryers

Generally, these are used in homes or commercial kitchens of small cafes and restaurants. Made of stainless steel, these can have single or double tanks/pots for frying. We recommend this type if you have a small kitchen without enough space for a full-sized deep fryer. 

Counter-top deep fryers have place stands and generally run on electricity or gas. You will find these useful when deep-frying large batches of food.

Ventless Deep Fryers

These are deep fryers that have all the frying machinery enclosed. Consequently, any such fryer you install requires no installation of a vent or hood above it. You will also find them safer and more splatter-proof. 

All the fumes/ smoke/ smells are trapped and filtered out by the venting system. Ventless deep fryers are suitable in kitchens that have limited space. In addition, they save vertical space too.

Hooded/ Vented Deep Fryers

This is the exact opposite of the ventless deep fryer. While the basic design is not that different, these fryers are not that compact. These fryers generally require a vent/hood/chimney installed above them. Or you need to place these deep fryers below a venting system.

Generally, you can see these commercial kitchens. These are easy to operate but require monitoring and care.

Floor Deep Fryers

These are full-scale commercial deep fryers. To clarify, if you run a commercial kitchen with a variety of fried food, this is the option to go for. Just imagine a 60-80 lb sized steel cabinet with a wheeled stand. This is what a floor-deep fryer looks like. 

Usually, these run on gas. But now you also find a few electric ones. Also, you can get these with a single or a double frying pot. The subtypes are- tube, flat bottomed and open pot fryers in this sub-category. Additionally, you can deep fry whole foods and slabs of meat using these fryers.

Pressure Deep Fryers

Like the ventless deep fryers, these too are enclosed. The frying baskets, oil and splatter guard are enclosed to create and maintain pressure, around 12 psi. When the food is immersed in hot oil, it cooks very well under pressure.

By applying pressure, you can deep fry the food at a lower temperature and in less time. This pressure also retains the taste and nutrients of the food inside it.

Open Deep Fryers

The open deep fryers employ the exact opposite strategy to that of the pressure fryers. Firstly, picture an open pot/vat of boiling oil. Then, if you put some baskets of food right in this oil, the food will be submerged in oil and fried. Et voila! Your food is crispy fried!

These fryers are very popular in home and commercial kitchens. Even if they have a splatter- hazard, open deep fryers are common. For example, such deep fryers are suitable for preferred food items: crispier fries and onion rings.

Propane Deep Fryers

This deep fryer is an interesting type of deep fryer. Instead of an electric outlet, you connect your fryer to a tank/cylinder of liquid propane. Commercial propane deep fryers heat the pot or the oil to a pre-set temperature. You can also use smaller propane deep fryers at home, though outside.

The basic idea behind this fryer is the same as any other fryer. However, the fryer draws upon propane as fuel for heat. Place the whole food in the basket place it inside the fryer/oil. Then, you need to connect it to a propane tank- up to 20lb (home use) or 80 lb (commercial use). 

Gas Deep Fryers

These deep fryers use LPG or natural gas as a fuel source. However, people considered gas fryers quite hazardous to use in the past. This was because of carbon monoxide buildup. You get modified gas deep fryers with gas filters and vents to overcome this problem.

Electric Deep Fryers

Deep fryers of this kind are perfect for home or commercial use. Consequently, this is the most commonly used variety of electric fryers. Electricity is used to heat the oil-via electric coils. Once the oil is heated to a set temperature, the food baskets are dropped in the oil. 

This way, you can cook food items like whole chicken legs, nuggets, whole meat, fries, mozzarella sticks and so on.

Top Deep Fryer Brands In India

All right! You have the best idea of how big your kitchen is. And also, how many batches of fried food items do you need to make. But there are so many kitchen appliance brands that sell deep fryers. 

So we suggest you go through the list of brands we have reviewed just for you. It will take you a step closer to the perfect deep fryer for you!

Inalsa

Although Inalsa has more air fryers on offer, we found some really good deep fryer models too. Inalsa deep fryers have so much to offer in a compact design. We like that they offer multiple temperature settings, indicator lights, easy grips and a cold zone. 

Inalsa offers electric deep fryers priced below Rs.5000. You have 2-litre and 3-litre options to choose from. We also like how easy Inalsa deep fryers seem to clean and maintain.

Orbit

This brand offers the consumer a variety of electric fryers. In addition, these are very affordably priced below Rs.3000. We liked the Orbit deep fryers for their portability and ease of use. Though these air fryers have single baskets, they are suitable for various foods.

Skyline Deep Fryers

The deep fryers of brand Skyline have no-nonsense designs. Skyline deep fryers are usually electric ones with a single pot/vat. So easy to handle! We also loved the anti-slip handle and the splatter guard/lid. The Skyline deep fryers are priced below Rs.5000.

Kobbey Deep Fryers

Firstly, Kobbey deep fryers come in various options- single & double vat/tank, commercial and home deep fryers. Consequently, Kobbey deep fryers are suitable for small and big kitchens for many food groups.

Kobbey deep fryers are not very heavy and have dual power grids for a double vat model. These run on electricity and are equipped with a thermostat. In conclusion, you can obtain a Kobbey deep fryer for under Rs.10000.

Amion Deep Fryers

You can easily find both electric and gas deep fryers made by Amion. We have discovered that Amion makes gas deep fryers with 3 capacities-3 litres, 6 litres, and 12 litres. This will prove most useful while making a choice appropriate for your kitchen. The electric varieties are of 6-litre capacity.

Amion makes very practical stainless steel deep fryers with a wide range of temperature control. You can buy an Amion deep fryer for under Rs.15000.

Andrew James Deep Fryers

Andrew James offers deep fryers that range from 4 litres to 25 litres in capacity. Additionally, most of these are electric fryers. If you want to buy a deep fryer for commercial or home use, this is the brand to consider. 

The manual control, digital display, and oil drain taps are well designed. And you can find these deep fryers for under Rs.10000.

Adorma Deep Fryers

Brand Adorma makes heavy-duty deep fryers for commercial use. So if you run a small restaurant or a cafe, you could find these useful. What we like about Adorma are its colourful designs. Such a change from the regular pewter/ silver-coloured appliances!

Adorma makes single/double tank electric fryers. Moreover, these have digital displays, manual controls and large frying baskets. You can purchase an Adorma deep fryer for under Rs.20000.

American Micronic Deep Fryers

Such compact and sleek designs! If you are looking for a counter-top deep fryer, this could be the choice for you. Above all, American Micronic makes splatter-proof, easy to assemble and clean deep fryers. 

The variable temperature control makes it suitable for various food types. You can buy an American Micronic Deep Fryer for under Rs.5000.

iBell Deep Fryers

We love the sheer variety of deep fryer options that iBell presents. For example, you have options like electric & gas fryers, single & double vats, home & commercial deep fryers. So your regular LPG or electric connection should suffice.

The variable temperature control and quality steel body make these sturdy and useful. iBell Deep Fryers are available for Rs.10000.

Presto Deep Fryers

‘Hey, Presto!’ That is what you will think when you fry various foods to a crispy texture in this fryer. Such great features in a perfect counter-top design for home use! For example, we are wowed by the black and silver-coloured, compact deep fryers with adjustable thermostats.

The Presto electric deep fryers also come with odour and splatter screens. You can buy these deep fryers for under Rs.10000.

Froth And Flavor Deep Fryers

Are you planning to fry large batches of whole foods and smaller bits? Then Froth and Flavor will certainly come to your rescue. Their double and single tank fryers are suitable for commercial and small kitchen use.

We loved their practical steel and copper element design too. These electric deep fryers are available for under Rs.10000.

Agaro Deep Fryers

Firstly- electric, single vat deep fryers with large side grips and anti-slip base. Secondly-all of this is in a compact, steel design. Then- 3 temperature settings. This is what Agaro deep fryers look like. And you can purchase one for under Rs.5000. 

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Top Deep Fryers In India

Okay then! You now know the top deep fryer makers in India. But precisely which deep fryer makes the cut? Let us take a look. While reviewing the best deep fryers, we considered several factors. The sub-type, size, kind of food fried in it, the price, safety and additional features. So here they are: 

Amion Gas Deep Fryer 

AMION Deep Fryer (Gas 12 Litre)
  Material: Steel
  Wattage: Not Applicable
  Weight: 8 Kilograms
  Dimensions: 30 x 51 x 45 Centimeters
  Colour: Silver
  Budget – Under Rs.15000

If you check out the 6-litre gas deep fryer model, you can also check out the other models by Amion in the same space. This is because, you can take a look at the 6 litres and 12 litres (double vat) gas models, a medium and smaller electric models also. Obviously, the dimensions vary. This means the smaller varieties are suitable for home use and the bigger gas types for commercial use.

The gas deep fryers favour manual control and run on regular LPG. While the small and medium-sized fryers run on electricity. These latter ones have digital controls. Amion gas deep fryers could easily be one of the best commercial gas deep fryers.


Adorma Heavy Duty Commercial Deep Fryer 

ADORMA DF8L SGL RED DIGITAL 1800W Heavy Duty Commercial Electric Deep Fryer 8 Liters with 1 Year Warranty…
  Material: Steel
  Wattage: 1800 Watts
  Weight: 6 Kilograms
  Dimensions: 31 x 65 x 35 Centimeters
  Colour: Red
  Budget – Under Rs.15000

What you notice about this Adorma deep fryer is its bright red colour. Such a difference from the silver-grey kitchen appliances! This is a heavy-duty, commercial, electric deep fryer. Its 8-litre vat is sure to be useful when deep-frying batches of fried food.

One of the unique features is the ceramic-wool insulation around the oil tank/vat. We also like its splatter-proof lid. Additionally, the variable temperature control of 50-250 degree C and the digital display is great. We also like how portable it is despite it being suitable for a larger kitchen. It could possibly be amongst the best deep fryers for a restaurant. 


Froth & Flavor 12 Litre Deep Fryer  

FROTH & FLAVOR 12 Litre Deep Fryer Machine Double Tank with 4 Year Warranty
  Material: Stainless Steel
  Wattage: 5000 Watts
  Weight: 1.890 Kilograms
  Dimensions: 23 x 23 x 18 Centimeters
  Colour: Silver
  Budget – Under Rs.10000

Apart from the stainless steel body, the heating element is also made of the same material. Hence, the makers claim the device’s durability. What we found useful was- you can even use a single frying vat. This is because the makers have provided separate electric supply points to both tanks. 

This appliance has an auto-power cut and 0-200 degrees C temperature control. Both tanks and their control heads are detachable. This model can rank in the best deep fryers for commercial use.


iBell 12 Litre Double Tank Deep Fryer 

iBELL DF620P Deep Fryer Electric 12 Litre Stainless Steel 2500W, Double Tank/Basket, Variable Temperature Control, Silver
  Material: Steel
  Wattage: 2500 Watts
  Weight: 7.82 Kilograms
  Dimensions: 57.2 x 46 x 29.6 Centimeters
  Colour: Silver
  Budget – Under Rs.10000

This is a very practical, commercial, electric, double-tank deep fryer. Its large capacity vats (12 litres) and an inbuilt smart timer make it a great asset in a large kitchen. Moreover, it has a decent temperature control of 60-200 degrees C. Thus, it is suitable for a large variety of food groups.

The separate splatter-proof lids, scald-proof handles and smart timer make it a safe device too. We commend it as one of the best deep fat fryers to get.


Presto FryDaddy Electric Deep Fryer 

Presto 05420 FryDaddy Electric Deep Fryer
  Material: Metal
  Wattage: 1200 Watts
  Weight: 1.36 Kilograms
  Dimensions: 21.3 x 20.7 x 18.7 Centimeters
  Colour: Silver
  Budget – Under Rs.10000

Just take a look at this Presto Deep fryer. You will be impressed with how compact and user-friendly it looks! It also has an inbuilt, preset thermostat. The makers claim it to be very oil efficient-the device that follows a 4:4 ratio. In short, for 4 large servings, you need just 4 cups of oil.

The Presto FryDdady deep fryer has great non-stick surfaces and provides a handy scoop to remove food. It should prove very useful for all home-style fried food. One of the best deep fryers for home!


Kobbey 6 Litre Steel Deep Fryer  

kobbey Deep Fryer Machine 6 ltr with 3 Year Warranty
  Material: Stainless Steel
  Wattage: 2500 Watts
  Weight: NA
  Dimensions: NA
  Colour: Silver
  Budget – Under Rs.5000

Kobbey makes a huge variety of electric and gas deep fryers. But we found that model combines the best features of a home and commercial deep fryer. Thus, it can be used in both sizes of kitchens and for a wide variety of food products. This 6-litre deep fryer has a splatter lid, a residue plate to filter the remnants and temperature control of 0-200 degrees C. 

The copper heating element, scald-proof handle, top lid and wide temperature control make it a safe fryer to use. We commend it for being one of the best value deep fryers around.


Inalsa Professional Deep Fryer 

Inalsa Professional 2 Fryer, 18/8 Steel, 2 Liter, Digital Timer, 1700 W, Detachable, Dishwasher Safe, European Energy Efficiency Standard, Stainless Steel, (Black)
  Material: Stainless Steel
  Wattage: 1700 Watts
  Weight: 2 Kilograms
  Dimensions: 23×27.6×22 Centimetres
  Colour: Black
  Budget – Under Rs.5000

Inalsa is such a well-known brand in the kitchen appliance market. And this deep fryer proves why. We think it is a perfect blend of utility and design. This Inalsa deep fryer is a closed, counter-top, 2-litre model suitable for home and small kitchen use. Additionally, it has a large cool-touch handle, anti-slip feet and completely detachable parts.

A cool zone for the used oil and adjustable temperature control (150-190 degrees C) are added features. The makers claim it is very easy to use and maintain. And we have to agree. It is indeed one of the best, no mess deep fryers around.


Andrew James 4 Litre Deep Fryer  

Andrew James Stainless Steel 4 Liters Deep Fat Fryer - Power 2 Kw, 1 Year Warranty
  Material: Stainless Steel
  Wattage: 2 KW
  Weight: 3 kg 500 g
  Dimensions: 23 x 13 x 9 Centimeters
  Colour: Silver
  Budget – Under Rs.5000

The makers of this brand make a single and a double vat model available. So the Andrew James deep fryers are suitable for both home and commercial use. The best features are the slag barrier and a non-stick vat/pan bottom.

Although both single and double vat models have splatter proof lids, both are operated manually. There are no digital timers. But we think this could rank quite high in the best deep fryers for a small kitchen.


Orbit Stainless Steel Deep Fryer 

ORBIT Stainless Steel DF-30 3.5 L Electric Deep Fryer (Silver)
  Material: Stainless Steel
  Wattage: 2000 Watts
  Weight: 2 Kilograms
  Dimensions: 38 x 16 x 16 Centimeters
  Colour: Silver
  Budget – Under Rs.5000

To be honest, the model design seems like a call-back to old school kitchen devices or stabilizers. But its features are entirely on with the times. This is a 3.5 litre, electric deep fryer with overheat protection and a cord storage compartment. 

The temperature control ranges from 130-190 degrees C which makes it suitable for a family of 4. We think this could be one of the best deep fryers for a small kitchen.


Kriva Stainless Steel Electric Deep Fryer 

Kriva Stainless Steel Electric Deep Fryer With 6L Oil Container And Lid Adjustable Temperature, Large Capacity Kitchen Frying Machine(1 Piece, Silver)
  Material: Stainless Steel
  Wattage: 2000 Watts
  Weight: 2 Kilograms
  Dimensions: 44 x 28 x 31 Centimeters
  Colour: Silver
  Budget – Under Rs.5000

If you are looking for a good deep fryer, this model is what we recommend. It has a temperature indicator light to indicate when the fryer is heating the oil. The Fryer basket has a plastic handle that prevents scalding of your hands and gives safety and easy operation.

This 6-litre deep fryer is suitable to cook many food options. We think it is one of the best deep fryers to buy for home.


Skyline Multicolor Deep Fryer 

SKY LINE VTL-5424 2000-Watt Deep Fryer (Multicolour)
  Material: Steel
  Wattage: 2000 Watts
  Weight: 2.6 Kilograms
  Dimensions: 38 x 23 x 22 Centimeters
  Colour: Multicolour 
  Budget – Under Rs.5000

We like how portable this deep fryer is. It has large handles on the side which make it easy to be moved about. Other than that it is a standard 2 litre, countertop model with a detachable fry basket. The large anti-slip handle certainly makes it easy for the user to handle the hot basket. This could be one of the best deep fryers for one person to buy.


Agaro 2 Litre Deep Fryer  

AGARO Marvel 1700-Watt Deep Fryer with 2-Litre Capacity & 3 Temperature Settings, Deep Fat Fryer (Silver)
  Material: Stainless Steel
  Wattage: 1700 Watts
  Weight: 2.44 Kilograms
  Dimensions: 16.3 x 16.3 x 31.2 Centimeters
  Colour: Silver
  Budget – Under Rs.5000

For fries, chicken, samosas and beyond-variable temperature controls from 130-190 degrees C is what you see first. Then the power and heat indicator with overheat protection. Anti-slip feet, side-grips and a long handle on the frying basket. Also,  add a cord storage space inside the device.

And all of this in a portable design! We certainly commend the makers for making this best quality home deep fryer.


How Do Deep Fryers Work?

Deep frying is a process in which food is submerged in hot/boiling oil. This process removes the moisture, seals all nutrients (and taste) inside the food and cooks it.

A deep fryer is a kitchen appliance that uses electricity, gas or liquid propane to heat the oil. It is a stainless steel/ aluminium container with a vat for boiling oil and cooking baskets. When you lower the baskets filled with food inside the vat of hot oil, the food is cooked. 

A deep fryer either uses pressure or temperature or both to fry food placed in it. You can pre-set the thermostat to a specific temperature. The deep fryer draws on electricity or a fuel source to heat the copper heating element. Or the vat of oil is heated. Or the oil is heated directly. Once the food basket is placed in this vat of hot oil, the food is cooked.

You can also set a timer. Once the food is cooked for the set time, the indicator lights up/ beeps. And then, you can remove the basket, drain and cool the food. You can cook multiple batches of food like this. 

Many deep fryers have oil-drain taps to remove the used oil safely. Some deep fryers have a cool zone to cool down the oil. In contrast, some have storage compartments to reuse the oil.

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How To Maintain Your Deep Fryer?

So, you have finalized a deep fryer. The installation part is also taken care of with the help of a user manual. But do you know how to maintain the device? And it is rather critical, you know. This is because the deep fryer is subjected to heat, pressure, oil, moisture, stains and smells of food. Don’t worry. Here is what will help!

Quick Tips

  • Using high-quality cooking oil will be healthier and retain the integrity of the internal walls of the fryer vat.
  • You can give them a general wipe-down after every use with a soft sponge/cloth as far as the external surfaces go. However, you need a quality cleaning kit/ stain removal cleaner for oil stains. 
  • Always check that all electric cords are dry and whole. Check and replace the wires if frayed. That will save you from the hazards of an electric shock/fire.
  • Always place the deep fryer away from flammable substances or moisture in the kitchen. In open vat and gas fryers, always make sure that a vent is situated on top of the fryer. This will remove the smoke, smell and particulate matter from a fryer.
  • If you are using a propane deep fryer, check that the liquid propane does not leak. That is extremely dangerous. The same is the case with a gas fryer.
  • As far as the oil is concerned, let the oil cool after frying. Or make use of the cool zone. Drain the oil only when it cools down. Sieve it, then save it! It is always advisable to store oil outside the fryer. This will keep the fryer free from any stench, leakage or corrosion. It also makes frying the next batch more hygienic.

More Tips

  • Now, you must always drain the fry baskets free from oil. Later use a wire scrub to clean them. Dry them well. Store them separately in a dry place. 
  • The deep fryer vats are the ones that bear the most brunt. If these are detachable, you can remove them remove any food particles. With a quality wire scrubber, wash the vat clean. Dry and store separately.
  • If the fryer vat cannot be detached, wait till it cools down. Drain the oil. Then remove all remnants of food. Clean the vat with a high-quality scrubbing kit. Dry/wipe it clean if it cannot be washed.
  • Also, check the heating element like copper coil, internal wiring, digital displays, and manual controls. Additionally, check the calibration of the thermostat.
  • In addition to these, if you regularly fry frozen foods, check for moisture buildup. Moisture in oil negates its reuse. Also, the moisture buildup could lead to microbial growth. As also rust formation. And you want to avoid such happenings!

The Benefits Of Using A Deep Fryer

Still not convinced about using a deep fryer? Well, there are so many virtues of using a deep fryer. Take a look!

  • Time-saver- once you set the timer on your deep fryer, you need not hang around. A timer will go off once the food is cooked. You need not waste time frying and checking on the food. You can use that time to take care of other tasks.
  • Using a deep fryer means cooking smart and less sweating over a hot stove-top. You can make batches of fried food and still look fresh and rested!
  • A deep fryer seals the taste and the nutrients inside the food. So, you can serve healthier, tastier, fresh and hot food to your guests.
  • A deep fryer is a safer way of frying food. Your open pan/ skillet can give you burns. A deep fryer prevents such injuries.
  • One of the unwritten laws is- fried food has to be crispy. Not to mention cooked through. A deep fryer ensures just that!
  • You know what? Your deep fryer is going to save a lot of oil. That is because deep fryers make optimum use of heat, time and, of course, oil. The rest of the oil can easily be drained, filtered and stored for the next time.
  • Deep fryers, for the most part, make the frying process odour-proof. So, ward off that pesky smell of cooked food from your kitchen. 
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How To Choose A Deep Fryer Brand In India

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We are sure you want to revisit all the deep fryers before making a final decision. Still not sure what factors of a deep fryer to give priority to? Rest assured. We have compiled a list just for you. Have a look.

Type Of The Fryer

This aspect depends on the kitchen space you have. As also the quantity of fried food you cook regularly. You can buy a counter-top deep fryer if you want one for home use. An electric one or even a gas deep fryer is all right for home use. 

If you run the kitchen of a restaurant or a cafe’, a floor-deep fryer or a double-vat fryer is the best option. Gas or electric varieties both work well in this case. If you plan to use the fryer in the open air, you can take your chances with a propane deep fryer.

Type Of Food

If it’s your regular french fries, mozzarella sticks, fried fish, nuggets etc., a smaller deep fryer is okay. But for whole food like turkey or chicken, or frozen food, or many batches of fried food, you need larger deep fryers. In that case floor-deep/ pressure/ commercial/ double-vat deep fryers are suitable.

Size

It has to be proportional to the kitchen space and batches of food you usually cook. For a home kitchen-smaller, compact, single-vat electric fryers are fine. Commercial kitchens go for double-vat, floor deep, open, electric/gas deep fryers. This is because the latter ones are larger.

Capacity

Capacity is calculated in terms of oil held inside the vat. Or the quantity of food cooked. Capacity is translated into size and storage space. A home kitchen does well with a 2-8 litre deep fryer. A commercial fryer can be 20-80 litres in size/capacity.

Temperature Control

You must buy a deep fryer with multiple-temperature settings. Not every food needs high heat to be cooked. You must be able to set heat control for safety too.

Oil Cleaning

We suggest you look for a brand that offers an oil-draining tap in the design. It is not advisable to keep the oil in the deep fryer post-use. So any deep fryer that offers an oil-filtration and oil cleaning system is the best.

Ventilation System

The most commonly used deep fryers are open fryers. Naturally, you require an adequately ventilated space to keep the fryer. Or you need to install a vent/hood/chimney above the fryer. Alternately, you can simply buy a ventless fryer or a closed/pressure deep fryer. Such a design will take care of the heat, smoke and odour.

Timer

A timer will save you the time of hovering over a fryer. A set time will also ensure that the food is cooked. So, buy a deep fryer with a manual or a digital timer.

Ease Of Use

Most deep fryers have simple and practical designs. Even then, you can easily select a deep fryer that is most straightforward. Look for a deep fryer that requires the least amount of installation. Additionally, select a model with a timer and thermostat settings that are easiest to set.

Easy To Clean

A deep fryer is subjected to heat, oil, moisture and odour. Also, the remaining oil needs to be removed and stored for future use. So, why not look for a model that is easiest to clean? That should also include an oil filtration and oil cleaning system. This is especially important if you run a busy kitchen.

Safety

Any kitchen appliance comes with the possibility of a fire/ burn/ shock hazard. So, always buy any device from a reputed brand. Always buy a deep fryer from a brand that adheres to safety compliances. Additionally, the one that uses quality material in the design.

To ensure safety, make sure you have installed the deep fryer correctly. In addition to it, make sure you use the device correctly and maintain it regularly.

Price

We have reviewed a range of deep fryers above. The price depends on the fryer’s brand, design, and size/capacity. While considering the price, we recommend you not to compromise on safety. Also, if you regularly cook fried food, buy the most efficient one, irrespective of the price. That way, you will get the best results in quality food and safety.

Deep Fryers-Frequently Asked Questions

We are sure that you must be gung ho about purchasing your very own deep fryer. But before you do that, we suggest you go over the following FAQs. If you have any reservations about using a deep fryer, these FAQs will provide assurance.

Do I Really Need A Deep Fryer?

If you run a commercial kitchen (even a small one) a deep fryer will definitely be an asset. Imagine cooking batches of fried food in a pan or a skillet! A deep fryer will save you time and effort. Also, if you cook lots of fried food at home, a deep fryer will be a saviour. You just need to buy one that suits your purpose the best.

Air Fryer Versus Deep Fryer- which is better?

This is a tricky question. These days air fryers are quite common especially when you want to cook without oil. However, nothing beats the deep fryer in terms of crispy, hot food. Like air fryers, you do get various deep fryer models which are just as compact. Also, a good quality deep fryer will be energy and oil efficient too. 

Are Deep Fryers Safe To Use?

Yes. Like any electric appliance, deep fryers need to be operated with care. As long as you follow all installation, use and maintenance instructions, deep fryers are safe. We recommend you scroll up and read those sections of the review again to be reassured.

Can Kids Use Deep Fryers?

Not recommended. In fact, many manufacturers print explicit warnings on deep fryers regarding the same. Since deep fryers contain hot oil and are connected to electric/ gas supplies, it is best to keep kids away from these devices.

Do I Store The Deep Fryer With Oil?

Ideally not. Once the oil cools down, you need to drain it, filter it and store it in another container. Letting the oil sit inside the deep fryer for a long time also makes it smell. Also, any food particles or moisture makes it go bad after some time. This oil can also invite pests- something which you want to avoid.

How Do I Store My Deep Fryer?

Disconnect/switch off the power source. Let the deep fryer cool. Let the oil inside cool. Drain, filter and store the oil separately. Remove, clean, dry and store the detachable parts. For the non-detachable parts, clean as recommended. Store the fryer in a dry and cool place.

Which Oil Do I Use In My Deep Fryer?

Generally, all sorts of vegetable oils are suitable in a deep fryer. You can also use peanut and canola oil in a deep fryer.

Can I Recycle The Deep Fryer Oil? How Often Do I Need To Change It?

Yes. Deep fryer oil can be stored and reused. However, you need to replace it if it smells rancid or has changed its colour or has a foamy layer on top. Or it begins to smoke faster than usual or tastes off. Otherwise, it depends on which type of oil, the kind of food cooked in it and the deep fryer you are using.

Deep Frying Versus Pan Frying Versus Air Frying Versus Steaming Versus Grilling-which is better?

The process of cooking food depends on the kind of food, size of the food and the time required. These are entirely different processes with their own benefits. And limitations. 

Air fryers do not use oil but can cook a limited quantity of food. Pan-frying results in lots of smoke and runs the risk of uncooked food. Deep frying helps you cook batches of food, even whole foods like chicken and turkey. 

You cannot grill every type of food. Grilling takes a lot of effort. Steaming cooks the food well but may result in loss of taste, nutrients and texture of the food.

Can I Deep Fry Frozen Foods In The Deep Fryer?

Yes. Normally, frozen foods need to be thawed before cooking/frying. You can do the same and then deep fry the frozen food. However, frozen foods leave behind moisture in the oil. Just check the oil for moisture and rancidity before using it again.

Conclusion

We have considered so many factors of deep fryers while reviewing the best in India. And we recommend the Inalsa Professional Deep Fryer . In our opinion, it provides the best features and utility for the money.



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