Presto Deep Fryer Buyers Guide

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National Presto Industries, Inc. is the well-known name among the manufacturers of deep fryers. The Presto Deep Fryer is not only cost effective but also occupy less storage space as compared to the others deep fryers around.

It is a perfect choice for a family of 2 or 3, hence placing itself among the best deep fryer for home use.

This buyer guide covers the most popular models of Presto Deep Fryer in the market, enabling you to focus on the best available options and make decision about the one that fits your frying needs.

Presto 05420 FryDaddy is the perfect replacement of your traditional pan fryer. Its compact size enables you to make 4 servings of the food using just 4 cups of oil. In addition to this, its powerful 1200 Watts heating element heats up the oil very quickly for frying. This is even more helpful if you plan to cook your food in multiple batches for a small gathering.

Its only 7 inches in a diameter, that said, it will require lesser space for storage. This Presto deep fryer doesn’t come with a frying basket, due to which, all the space in a frying pot can be utilized for deep frying. It comes with a hand scoop though, which can be used for stirring, lifting and draining the food from the frying oil.

You can use this fryer model straight out of the box, without needing to understand complex controls to begin frying. This fryer model automatically maintains the optimum frying temperature and allow you to focus on cooking instead of worrying about the temperature controls.

The fryer also features a Snap-On lid, that really helps you with oil storage as well. You can even store the frying oil inside the fryer and reuse it in future for frying. Just make sure that the oil is still in clean and use-able state.

The surfaces of the fryer are nonstick, that contributes in easy cleaning of the deep fryer. The fryer is not dishwasher-safe, so you should not immerse it in water completely.

The cord is 120-volt AC, which can be unplugged from the outlet. The handles attached to the body of this fryer makes it easy to move around the kitchen.

Product Specification

Product Dimensions

8.38 x 8.13 x 7.38 inches

Item Weight

3 pounds

Manufacturer

Presto

Item model number

05420

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Presto 05470 Stainless Steel Electric Deep Fryer is the choice when you want an economic fryer with some of the features present in professional grade deep fryers. It comes with 1 Liter or 4.2 cups of oil capacity, that is enough to prepare tasty fried chicken, fish, shrimp, and French fries for up to six people. Its compact size not only saves a lot of your counterspace but also need a smaller storage area.

It contains 1000-watt heating element, which is not quiet as strong as Presto 05420 FryDaddy but it will do the cooking job perfectly as the interior of the deep fryer is made of anodized aluminum for fast and even cooking. Its stainless-steel exterior makes it durable and easy to clean.

It features adjustable thermostat dial that ranges from 250 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. This eliminates the requirement of external food thermometer to monitor and maintain the temperature of cooking oil during frying. This thermostat helps to prepare crisp and delicious food by maintaining the right cooking temperature during entire frying process.

Right above the thermostat, there is bright red light which lights up as soon as the deep fryer is powered on. Its Vented cool-touch cover features a viewing screen. This viewing window not only enables you to track the frying progress without opening the lid cover but also keep you away from the danger of burning while opening and closing the lid during frying process.

This model includes a frying basket with an exterior handle. This means you can not only lower the food into hot oil without splattering but also take the basket out of the oil for draining with the lid down. The mesh structure of the drying basket drains off excess oil quickly back into the frying pot while keeping the pieces of the food inside the basket.

The anti-odor charcoal air filter can be removed without any hassle. And, the interior cooking pot is made up of nonstick material. This contributes in quick and easy cleanup. The size of this deep fryer is approximately 13-1/2 by 10 by 11-1/2 inches. The fryer can be stored with the basket, handle, and cord inside. All parts of the fryer should be washed by hand as they are not dishwasher safe.

Product Specification

Product Dimensions

8.25 x 8.63 x 8.25 inches

Item Weight

3.1 pounds

Manufacturer

Presto

Item model number

05470

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Presto 05442 CoolDaddy Cool-touch Deep Fryer comes with capacity of 8-cups oil, that is good enough to prepare 6-cups of chicken, shrimp, French fries etc. You can count on this fryer to serve small sized home gathering.

It’s 1500-watt heating element, will quickly heath up the oil to its frying temperature. This becomes convenient when you fry food in multiple batches, as the powerful heating element takes less time, to heat up the oil to optimum level, after each frying cycle. It’s cool-touch body protects from burning human body from touching it accidently when the deep fryer is hot or in use.

Its adjustable thermostat dial ranges from 275 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. You don’t need an external food thermometer to monitor and maintain the temperature of cooking oil during frying. You can select your desired cooking temperature and the deep fryer will maintain it throughout frying process.

The Vented lid features a viewing screen which allows you to keep monitoring the food while it is cooking. That said, you can keep the lid on during entire cooking process to avoid oil splattering. Exterior basket handle is designed in such a way that you can lower the food in the hot oil and lift the frying basket out of the oil even without opening the lid. This adds extra safety from burning hands from steam while opening and closing the lid of deep fryer. The push button adds convenience in opening the lid safely from the front.

‘Indicator’ light turns on as soon as the oil reaches its preset frying temperature. Charcoal air filter prevent frying odors and keep the frying space odor free. In addition to frying basket and heating element assembly, the frying pot is also removable. This allows quick and easy cleaning of the fryer.

Product Specification

Product Dimensions

15 x 10 x 9 inches

Item Weight

3.42 pounds

Manufacturer

Presto

Item model number

05442

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars