The Best Deep Fryer
Updated Dec 11, 2022
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After more than 60 hours of research and testing—frying french fries, frozen chicken fingers, and beer-battered onion rings—we think the Cuisinart CDF-200 is the best deep fryer for people who fry food often. It’s easy to operate, and its heating element will keep oil at a set temperature better than most, producing crisp, golden brown foods. For occasional stovetop frying, we recommend the Lodge 6-Quart Enameled Dutch Oven and the ThermoWorks Dot probe thermometer. While a countertop fryer is a bit safer, a pot works just as well, takes up less space, and is much easier to clean.