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Electric Deep-Fryers

Electric deep fryers promise to make it safe and easy to deep-fry your favorite foods at home. Which one is best?

What We Learned

Electric deep-fryers promise to take the fear out of deep frying. They are purported to make frying easier, safer, and less messy than frying in a Dutch oven with a probe thermometer attached, which is how we typically deep-fry foods in the test kitchen. The machines are essentially metal bins with an electrical heating element suspended inside: You pour oil up to a maximum fill lin...