Never had one of these before and i was afraid to try or even buy it. Well it was easy and fun besides. The first effort is now a family favorite. We’ve done fritters, fries, spring rolls and chicken. I never knew it was this easy.
Worked great love this little fryet. It’s perfect for the 3 of us.
This is a solid fryer except for one flaw: first, i think the capacity of the fryer is a little too small, where if you have more than just a small amount of food you will end up doing many batches to fry all your food. For example the food we make most often with this fryer is fries. If you follow the directions and only do a single layer of fries at a time, each batch in this fryer may not even be enough for a single serving of fries. The other issue i have is the basket does not place evenly into the fryer. When you put the lid on, it tilts the handle up where one side of the basket will be fully submerged in oil while the other side will be partially out the the oil. Obviously, this leads to uneven frying results.
Key specs for Hamilton Beach 740016024002 35200 Oil Deep Fryer, 8-Cup, 1, Stainless Steel:
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- 8-Cup capacity
- Immersed heating element makes direct contact with oil for ultra-fast heating
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- Adjustable heat
- Digital timer
Comments from buyers
“Perfect for a Family Fish Fry
, it’s okay, but
, The best thing about this machine is that it comes apart
This is just right to fry food for the two of us. I’ve wanted one for some time and now this is a good addition to my kitchen.
Saves so much time w large meals.
All pieces come apart to be easily cleaned. Makes two pizza puffs perfect.
I haven’t used mine yet, but purchased mine after using a friend’s deep fryer, which is great. I expect the same with mine.
This fryer is much smaller than i was expecting. For a couple small wings or whatnot it does the job if you’re only serving yourself, but if you have company or are couple be prepared to spend some time frying. I’d use this when i’m alone but i’d rather use a typical dutch oven when i’m short on time or serving more people.
Ok for the money but i would buy a better one next time, 2 pieces of chicken cools it off forever.
This fryer does everything you would expect it to, heats up fairly quickly and cooks evenly. The only thing i dont like is that it uses a ton of oil, there is a minimum fill line and the food wont reach the oil if you dont fill it up to at least that point. Not very convenient if you are cooking just a little bit of something for yourself. I got a little frydaddy cooker as well and use that instead when it’s just me, but this product is perfect if you are cooking for a family or large group.
I really like the ease of this fryer, i can fry in just minutes. Comes in handy when not a lot of time to cook.
Great buy great price wish there were other colors to match my kitchen decor shipping very efficient.
I bought two of these for each of my children who just bought houses. I didn’t want anything too bulky but big enough to cook for 2-3.
I order it for my wife for christmas and we been using it eveytime came on time if i could i’d order another one.
Sometimes you just want to do your own deep fry food. I would say i use my fryer 3 to 4 times a week. Fried potatoes (fresh and frozen) are the standard usages, but i also use it for fried shrimp, chicken patties and strips, and breaded fish. I don’t go to the fast food joints as much as i use to. If you have a george foreman type grill and one of these deep fryers. You can do some quick late night burger and fries type meals without leaving home. I have an 8 cup fryer, but i’ve learned over time that you can get by on 7 to 6 cups of oil. It’s gets hotter faster and it fries fresh cut potatoes in 12 to 15 minuets. People have complained that they can’t fry fresh cut french fries, i think it’s because they try to fill the basket. Less than half of the basket in height is suggested 1/3 the height of the basket with the fryer at maximum heat (pre-heated) for at least 10 min or until the ready light is on is perfect. I wish that you could buy additional baskets for the fryer but i don’t see that option. It’s large enough for two small servings or one large serving depending on what you are frying. If you are frying chicken wing’s or drum sticks you’re fine, anything larger, i’m not too sure would work very well with this fryer.
The best thing about this machine is that it comes apart for easy cleaning. It does everything it says it does. The heating is quick and easy to use.
I almost want to get a second one of these. It is a great little product at a great price.
I have used it many times and i have had no problems with it. Parts take up a lot of space in the dishwasher.
I bought this for a family member and they use it all the time with no problems. You must follow the directions exactly as it instructs though, because if it tells you a certain amount of minutes to cook it really does mean it. It’s not a hassle to clean or store and so simple anyone could use it.
Excellent product, very good at relationship between quality vs price, recommended 100%.
This is the second one i buy. So many people come to my home and enjoy how quick this fryer can cook. So i decided to buy a second one as a christmas gift for my brother.
Inevitably, home deep fryers are messy and a tedious process, but this one cuts down on both. It’s a quick to heat up, and the lid reduces splatter nicely. Definitely the best in its price range.
This is the best little fryer i ever had. Would reccomend it to everybody. Will now get the bigger one down the road.
Hi, delivery as promissed, ecxellent. The main reason why i bought this fryer was because i though i was going to get raid of the smell of fried stuff all over the place, specially the clothes, it did reduced the smell a lot but not enough. Ithe smell is still hanging in the air. The basket should be bigger. Had it for about a week now, hinking about sending it back.