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How to Use a Deep Fryer: The Tips You Need to Follow

What's so great about cooking is that you'll be able to create a ton of dishes with the hundreds of ways you can cook! May it be broiling, baking, frying or roasting, you'll be able to whip up everything you've always wanted as long as you practice and hone your skills. But of course, you'll need the right equipment and knowledge on how to use it. If you're interested in using a deep fryer for your favorite meals and snacks, then you have to learn how to use a deep fryer properly to stay safe and have the perfectly deep-fried snacks for everyone to enjoy.


Read on as I show you how to use a deep fryer and other ti[s you need to know about!

What is a Deep Fryer?

Have you ever wondered how they make french fries or fried chicken? It's through deep frying! Cooking your favorite battered food under hot oil for a few minutes, you get a crunchy and delicious treat anyone would love.

But using a huge pan and a lot of oil for deep frying isn't only a waste, but a hassle and safety hazard as well. That's where a deep fryer comes along, a cooking appliance that has you safely submerging food in hot oil without the risk of getting burned.

It's in a shape of a large tank where you add oil to the reservoir and then submerge your food until getting it out. You'll be able to cook many types of food, including fried chicken, onion rings, or even deep-fried Oreos! Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, these are a must-have for many kitchens.

Benefits of Using a Deep Fryer

Using a deep fryer has many advantages. For starters, it's all about safety. After all, would you want to get burned from the popping oil while you try to drop food inside the pot? It eliminated the risk of getting burned from oil.

It also reduces the mess. Oil won't pop around your kitchen counter, making it easier to clean up. Plus, the tanks are usually dishwasher-safe and have its storage area to keep (and reuse) excess oil, saving you money in the long run.

Another reason why deep fryers are very beneficial is that you'll be able to fry food easily. No need to prepare a lot of things, only add the oil and food, and you're done! Deep fryers come with many adjustable settings to use so you know the exact temperature the oil should be to cook your food perfectly. All that from just one kitchen appliance!

How to Use a Deep Fryer

If you're new to using a deep fryer for your battered ingredients, then here's an essential step-by-step guide you can follow for most types of fryers.

Prepare the following:

• The food you will fry

• Recommended amount of oil

• Deep fryer and slotted spoon

• Plate with paper towels on top of it

How to Proceed:


Adding the Oil


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Now that you've prepared the right oil pour it in the fryer before heating it up to avoid having it pop and sizzle. Use the fill line on the fryer to get a basis on how much oil you should add. Avoid overfilling the fryer and adding only enough until you can cover the food you'll be cooking later on.


Waiting for the Heat


Depending on your deep fryer, you may just need to press a button and allow it to heat up for five minutes before adding in the food. The temperature of deep fryers would start at 250 degrees Fahrenheit, though you can adjust the temperatures in most deep fryers according to your recipe.


Drying Down Your Food


While waiting for the oil to heat up, prepare your ingredients. You may have already added batter or chopped them to fry into pieces, but you'll need to do one more thing; Dry it down. Pat your ingredients with paper towels to remove any moisture. This will reduce the splattering of oil. There should be no water in your food.

If you plan on deep-frying meat or frozen goods, then be sure to defrost it and get rid of ice and water beforehand.


Dipping Food to the Oil


Fortunately, deep fryers today would have the food baskets to lower your food in quickly and safely easily. Be sure to do this slowly so as to avoid the oil from splashing over kitchen counters or on you.

For those with no basket, use a pair of metal tongs when adding your ingredients. Don't add too much food, as overfilling the deep fryer will end up with the oil lowering its temperature, resulting in unevenly cooked food.




When waiting for your food to cook, the amount of time would depend on what you're cooking. Sometimes it can take as little as five minutes, other times, for big ticket items such as turkeys, it can take about an hour. Either way, you do not want undercooked or burned food, so it's best to keep an eye on your frying food and know when it's ready to get out.

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Taking The Food Out of the Fryer


Now that your food is ready to take it out of the food basket or use a slotted spoon or tongs. Place it in a place with paper towels, letting the excess oil dry off. Once it's cool enough, serve and enjoy!

Tips on Maintaining Your Deep Fryer

Maintaining and taking care of your deep fryer isn't rocket science, but it's something people would usually overlook. To help keep it safe to use and last for a long time, here are some tips you can follow:

  • Follow the instructions given to you by the deep fryer's manufacturer. Avoid using strong chemicals when cleaning the appliance and make sure to clean it after every use, wiping down the exteriors and making sure that the tank is clean and rinsed from excess oil.
  • While you can't always avoid wetting electrical parts of your deep fryer, you'll still need to do your best to do so. If ever it does meet with water, then make sure the whole dryer is dry before plugging it in.
  • If your deep fryer is sticky and has residue you can't seem to get out, then you can mix equal parts of vinegar with water to scrub it out.

In Conclusion

When it comes to using a deep fryer, it's imperative that you know how to properly use it to avoid wasting the food you cook, as well as to percent any injuries that may come your way. It isn't difficult to learn, but it will take time and practice until you get to deep fry your favorite food without the need to worry or constantly look after it.

I hope that this article on how to use a deep fryer taught you about what you need to know about these handy kitchen equipment and what you can do to safely and effectively use it to take advantage. So what are you waiting for? If you've always wanted to try your deep fryer, test it out and create crunchy and delicious snacks today!

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