While air fryers might be all the rage these days, a classic deep fryer remains timeless! And, one of the best makers of small kitchen appliances today makes several different deep fryers. And yes, you can still eat healthy meals that include deep frying. (Think moderation!)
In the Cuisinart deep fryer reviews below, we review five models that span a wide range of different sized deep fryers to suit all homes and price ranges.
Read on to find the best option for your kitchen.
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OUR TOP PICK
If you are looking for a small fryer for your home, the Cuisinart Compact is a good option. It doesn't take up much counter space, and would be great for use in smaller kitchens and RV’s.
Its overall dimensions are 11 x 8 x 7.5 inches. It has a wattage of 1000. In terms of its design, it is sleek and would look good in all kitchens. It has a stainless steel finish, with black accents on the top, bottom, and side handle.
The Compact heats up and will fry food quickly. You can cook up to ¾ pounds of food at one given time, which is great for couples and small families.
The maximum oil capacity is 1.1 liters. This deep fryer uses a non-stick die-cast frying bowl. It will help to maintain the cooking oil’s temperature and creates fried food that is restaurant quality.
The Cuisinart Compact has a charcoal filter that helps to remove any unwanted smells. The filter can be easily removed and replaced.
The basket is made out of metal and is easy to remove and clean. It has a cover that can be closed when in use to protect you from hot oil splatters.
This deep fryer can reach temperatures of up to 375 degrees. The temperature can be easily adjusted using the thermostat on the front of the deep fryer.
Overall it is reasonably priced and would be a useful addition to small households. It comes with a three-year warranty.
If you are looking for a deep fryer with a slightly larger capacity, the 2 Quart is a good option.
Even with the larger capacity, it is still fairly small and compact and will not take up much countertop space. It weighs 5 pounds so is easy to transport or store when not in use. Its overall dimensions are 10.25 x 14.25 x 11.88 inches.
In terms of capacity, you can cook up to 1.3 pounds of food at one time. This is great for small families and couples. The machine is easy to use and has an adjustable temperature thermostat.
It can reach temperatures of up to 375 degrees. The wattage for the CDF-130 is 1500. The heating element can be removed if needed.
The food is cooked in a metal mesh basket that is easy to remove and clean. It has a simple design that is mostly stainless steel.
The handles, feet, and back of the fryer have black accents. The handle of the basket has a cool touch and will not become affected by the heat while cooking.
In addition to this, this deep fryer has a lid to protect you from hot oils as you are cooking. This fryer heats up quickly and cooks evenly. It has quick heat recovery.
The oil container is easy to remove for cleaning. It also has a pouring spout so you can safely dispose of the oil when it is no longer needed.
Many of the removable parts are dishwasher safe which also makes cleaning easier.
This deep fryer is a medium-sized appliance. It is great if you want something a little bigger than the first two fryers, but still want to create fairly small meals. It weighs 8.3 pounds and its dimensions are 12 x 15.25 x 14 inches. Although on the heavier side, it still has a compact footprint.
This fryer is stainless steel and has black accents on the handles, control panel, and bottom. The 1800 watt heating element can be removed and heats up quickly and effectively. It has fast heat recovery and will help to cook food evenly.
It has a food capacity of 1.7 pounds and holds 3.4 quarts of oil in the container. It will accommodate a wide range of items such as fries, chicken wings, donuts, and vegetables.
The mesh basket is particularly durable and can be easily removed and cleaned. It has a cool-touch handle, which is a good safety feature.
The basket, oil container, and lids are all removable, which helps with cleaning. They are dishwasher safe.
This fryer has a built-in timer that can be set for up to 60 minutes, this is a convenient feature that not all deep fryers have. And, it will help prevent you from overcooking food.
The timer is digital and it has LED indicator lights that let you know when the machine is powered on.
It comes with a product warranty of one year.
This deep fryer is a step up in comparison to the first three Cuisinart’s we have reviewed, both in its size and price.
The 4-Quart is a great option if you have a larger family or like to entertain. It would be great for occasions such as the Super Bowl, where you are making a lot of different snacks, or any backyard outing.
It weighs 11.5 pounds and will take up a significant amount of countertop space.
Its exact measurements are 12.75 x 18.25 x 12.50 inches. It is made out of stainless steel and it has black accents on the basket handle, lid handle, and control panel.
There is a small glass panel on the lid that allows you to keep an eye on your food while cooking, without having to remove the lid.
The heating element is 1800 watts and has a quick recovery time. It is quick, efficient, and effective, helping to cook your food evenly. In terms of capacity, it can hold up to 2.3 pounds of food at once.
The oil container will hold up to a gallon of oil at once. It is easy to remove and clean. It also has a pouring spout to help you easily dispose of the leftover oil (once cooled).
The frying basket is made out of durable stainless steel and its handle remains cool. The lid is easy to remove and provides safety when in use.
The fryer has a timer to help with cooking accuracy. The timer can be set up to 30 minutes. There is also a heat thermostat so you can easily adjust the temperature of the fryer.
This Cuisinart fryer is more expensive than some of the other models, but given its larger capacity, not surprising.
The final (and largest) Cuisinart Deep Fryer on our list is the CDF-500.
This fryer is slightly different from the other four we have reviewed as it also contains a rotisserie option.
Given this, the deep fryer is rather large. You can cook an entire 14 pound Turkey in this fryer with no issues! With the rotisserie feature, the bird continually spins resulting in even cooking without chef intervention.
If you are looking for a large deep fryer, this is the best option for you.
The rotisserie function uses less oil than the deep frying option. It also cooks quickly. You fry up a 14-pound turkey in just an hour. This is great for occasions such as Thanksgiving, or any backyard cookout.
You can also use this deep fryer to steam cook food like vegetables, and dumplings too. It gives you a lot more cooking options in comparison to a standard deep fryer. You can deep fry with or without the rotisserie feature.
In terms of size, it is 20.18 x 15.96 x 16.44 inches and weighs a total of 26.4 pounds. It has a simple stainless steel design, with a small number of black accents.
A drain valve makes it easy to drain the oil for smoother clean up.
It has a timer that can be set up to 120 minutes, and an adjustable heat thermometer that can reach 375 degrees. The large mesh basket has a cool-touch handle and can be easily cleaned.
This is one of the more expensive Cuisinart Deep Fryers, but given that you can also use it as a rotisserie and steamer, it is good value for money.
With its five different models, Cuisinart offers a deep fryer sized to fit whatever quantity of cooking you desire. Whether you'll be making small snacks for one or two people, or churning out entrees for 10+ people.
Which one will you choose?
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