Reviews and Problems with Presto Stainless Steel Dual Basket ProFry
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Dependable, long lasting Fryer. Perfect for family of 4. or larger.
27 August 2014
Summary: I have had this type fryer for many years now and never had any problems. Heats up within 25 minutes. Temperature is true. Got this one as a second, because I like to fry my fish from my chicken and Fries. I purchase a large basket also on ebay, to do larger pieces. Can not say anything bad about this product.
Summary: Works great! Max temp is 375 which is great for chicken, fries,and so much more! If your wanting to have a huge fish fry or big gathering this isn't for you. It is great to have at home for the family for meals. You get quality restaurant taste instead of what you get out of the oven.
Summary: I was thinking we should get the bigger frier but that was a mistake.We will never need the frier this big.I uses up too much oil and stinks up the house.separate baskets does not mean separate vats so all food is cooked in same oil.
Summary: An excellent buy for the money and a good product. It is easy to clean the way it all comes apart. I read reviews on a great many such fry cookers but decided on this one and I'm glad I did. Presto makes good products at a reasonable price. I have no trouble with the oil heating, sure it takes 15 minutes or so. Anyone wanting a faster heat should invest hundreds in a commercial model.
Summary: It came a day early this a good thing..;) Thanks amazon!!! This frier does get blazing hot and in the past month I have tried a few different ones and was very unhappy so they where all returned due to the fact most would not heat to even 350 deg. F if they even worked at all. This one will pass 375 with no problem. I gave it only 4 stars because the lid is a bit on the cheep side and not hinged.
Summary: Had really high hopes for this deep fryer after reading the reviews. I have been using it for over 6 months now. I use an electronic thermometer to keep track of the temperature. My findings and they are consistent: never quite reaches 375 degrees the first cycle when the thermostat cuts out; never turns back on until oil drops to 329 degrees and keeps dropping to about 280 degrees before it starts warming up again. I tried the stirring oil and it didn't help.
if you don't have a large crowd cook items seperately in the single presto
15 May 2013
Summary: i bought this product and the single one presto deep fryer. the single deep fryer actually seems to get hotter and fries faster than the double. the double also requires about 2 gallons of oil. only cooked with it a couple a times so maybe it will get better with time.
Summary: the max temp is 375 and for frying fish that just isn't enough. It works for the 1st batch but it is to long of a wait fot temp to catch up if you make 2nd or 3rd batches. If oil isn't hot eonough the oil soaks into the food. Not Good.
Summary: This is a great fryer and, as has been mentioned, gets plenty hot provided you do two things: stir the oils a little while heating, and feed it. Here is the thing on the second point. The fryer has a heating element that claims 1800w power. A standard 15A kitchen receptacle can't, in all fairness, supply this much power at 120VAC. My hypothesis is that the only reason these fryers don't trip breakers is that the internal resistance of household wiring throttles current.