Ian’s first words after using our deep fryer for the first time were, “I feel like I have been cheated my whole life.” Making fried food that tasted even better than fast food was mind blowing to him. The very first meal we fried was fried chicken. Our first attempt was not the best, but it still tasted amazing. Now, we have perfected our fried chicken recipe, which may be featured on the blog in a future post! I’m still trying to decide if I want to keep it top secret or not. Yes, it is THAT good.
This deep fryer sat on the counter for a good 6 months after Ian and I were married. It was on our wedding registry and my second mom, aka my mom’s best friend, gifted Ian and I this glorious deep fryer. For whatever reason, I was really intimidated by it. I’m not sure why because it is the easiest thing to use! But, Ian and I made plans to fry something, and we kept dragging our feet. Finally, we decided we were going to go all in and use it. After eating the chicken, I was so upset we did not use it sooner!
And, let me tell you, frying food is really one of the easiest ways to cook food. You can pretty much guarantee your food will be fully cooked, yet still tender, and have an amazingly crunchy texture. So far, Ian and I have made our deep fried onion strings, fried chicken, chili lime tortilla strips, French fries, and corn dogs. Soon, we plan on frying some avocados, chimichangas, and shrimp. The possibilities are endless!
So, here are my top reasons to invest in a deep fryer!
- Your food is fried at an even temperature.
- When you fry food in a deep pot with a thermometer on the stove (especially if you have electric), it is difficult to keep the oil at the same temperature. With a deep fryer, that is no longer an issue! If you set the fryer at 350 degrees, it will stay at 350 degrees, no questions asked. This also helps all of your food cook evenly and you can avoid having a few perfect pieces while the rest are overdone.
- Some let you know when the oil needs to be changed.
- Our deep fryer has an oil sensor that lets us know when the oil has been used too many times. This helps us ensure that we are not reusing oil that can end up being harmful to ingest because it has been heated so many times.
- The basket in the fryer keeps all of your food in one area, while allowing you to lift all the food out of the oil at one time.
- I LOVE this! I think this also makes lifting food in and out of hot oil even safer. And, you do not have to fish around a large pot to get your food out.
- Our deep fryer even has a lip on the inside where the basket can hook onto and rest. So, after you fry something you can sit the basket on the lip and have excess oil drip back into the fryer.
- Easy clean-up.
- Our deep fryer is surprisingly easy to clean. After each use, we allow the oil to cool, then we empty it through a convenient spout at the bottom of the fryer into a container. The spout also has a mesh strainer, so you are emptying oil without food into. It is clean and ready to use for your next batch! This also makes reusing oil so much easier.
- It is safer to use.
- Our deep fryer comes with a top with a window that allows you to see your food while it is cooking. This is very helpful especially if the food is splattering oil while you cook it. You can avoid getting burned by any oil!
- You don’t have to go out to eat to get really yummy fried food!
- This is my favorite reason. I like to know what kind of oil is being used, the quality of ingredients, and I can customize the way something is fried. Ian and I rarely eat out. In order to get French fries, we used to drive to our favorite burger place just to get fries. Now, we save money on gas and food by being able to recreate our favorite fries at home!
Do you have a deep fryer? If so, share some of your favorite things about it in the comments below! I would love to hear your thoughts. 🙂 If you are interested in purchasing a deep fryer, you can get one like ours here.
My next post utilizes the deep fryer! I made some chili lime tortilla strips that I had to share with you all. If you are curious about some of our other favorite products, you can see our Miter Saw post here. Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!