Please note also you should use a good oil that does not degrade fast--meaning a high smoke ...
Guy Lussiez, Amazon
4 January 2015
Summary: I used to be French and this unit makes real, crispy French fries from scratch. Just don't follow the recipe they give. (For 2 lbs: Cut the fries not too thick. Let sit in water for about 15 min to remove most of the starch, wipe dry well.
Summary: Excellent instructions. Well made, easy to use. It is a snap to clean up. My fried foods come out restaurant quality now with very little room for failure. If you follow the instructions that come with the machine, your foods will come out perfectly.
Summary: Cannot complain at all about this unit! Heats extremely well, have used it sooooo many times already, tempura shrimp, jalapeno poppers, fries, you name it...it has been done... Being a chef, you do want something small for your own kitchen that can handle as a professional fryer....All five stars!
Summary: One problem: The control unit on the first one was defective. I called Presto and they suggested that I send the control unit back (or I could call Amazon.) I chose to send it back (to Wisconsin).
Summary: This is not an expensive item so I didn't intend for it to be the greatest thing since sliced bread. I just wanted something to occasionally make doughnuts or beignets and make fried fish sandwiches and onion rings.
Summary: But sometimes not hot enough. The heat goes up to 375, my old one could go to 400. It maintains its heat well, better than the one that died. Just as messy to clean and maintain. Basket is a little flimsy, but otherwise it is a solid fryer.