Australia has a big range of good quality deep fryers - so it can be difficult to chose the best one.
With a top-tier fryer, you don’t need to be a masterchef to cook delicious, fried food which tastes incredible.
Deep frying at home doesn’t necessarily have to be unhealthy. If you want to cook your food in an oil that isn’t so fatty, try coconut oil, palm oil or peanut oil instead of fat.
But before you start cooking up a storm, this is exactly how to use a deep fryer.
1. Fill the deep fryer with oil.
2. Turn it on and wait for it to reach the appropriate heat level. (Ideal temp is 176–190°C).
3. Ensure your food is dry and lower it in slowly and carefully.
4. Set a timer and wait for it to cook.
5. Carefully remove the fried food from the oil.
6. Let the food sit and dry.
7. Switch off your deep frier and enjoy your food!
Our deep fryer buying guide reviews and compares five fryers with different price points, capacities and features so you can pick the best one for your deep frying needs.
This fryer has a 1.2kg food capacity and 4L oil capacity.
CONS: Some reviewers noted the fries weren’t as crunchy with this Breville model and achieving the right temperature took some experimenting.
The BREVILLE - BDF500 model is available online through Australian appliance retailers Myer, Harvey Norman and Bing Lee.
It also has Cool Zone Technology which ensures a consistent oil temperature for even cooking and less oil absorption for healthier results.
It has an average food capacity of 1.25kg and 4L for oil and is on the cheaper side of under $100.
CONS: This model doesn’t have non-stick coating, some complain the numbers on the thermostat dial tend to fade with time and cleaning the basket can be difficult if you use crumbing.
April GloverApril Glover is News Editor at New Idea magazine. She has been a journalist covering breaking news, real-life, celebrity and lifestyle topics across titles in Australia, New Zealand and the UK for five years.