I’m going to preface this review by saying, I’m fully aware of how unhealthy deep fried foods can be, but with like most things in life, moderation is key. I find it perfectly acceptable to indulge once in awhile and if you’re going to indulge, do it with the Calphalon XL Digital Deep Fryer!
For many years I’ve wanted to be able to deep fry my own foods but most deep fryers just weren’t big enough to meet the needs of our family of five. That all changed when I was given the opportunity to review the Calphalon Electrics 1-Gallon XL Digital Deep Fryer. Not only is this deep fryer a giant, 1 gallon capacity but it’s beautiful in the modern kitchens of stainless steel appliances. This model includes features like:
- Auto shut-off after 30 minutes of cooking inactivity.
- Basket lifts and lowers with cover in place to prevent splattering.
- Cool-touch handles.
- Digital high-contrast LCD controls time & temperature.
- Dishwasher safe bowl and cover.
Frying anything has always been on my list least favorite things to do in the kitchen, mainly because I fear hot oil in the kitchen, maintaining correct temperatures and of course the splatter mess. All of these fears are squashed with the Calphalon deep fryer because it takes all of the guesswork out of deep frying for you. The digital display makes it easy to set and adjust the oil temperature and includes a timer with audible alert that helps you track the frying time.
One feature I appreciate the most is the splatter proof lid that allows steam to vent, contain oil splatter and stays in place when adjusting the basket height.
For my first trial run with the deep fryer I made a classic side dish … French Fries. During the 20 minutes it takes the oil to heat up you can peel, slice and soak the potatoes to prepare them for frying. In less than 8 minutes, I fried one of two batches of french fries to share with my family.
The result … seasoned salt topped fries that are crispy on the outside, evenly browned and fluffy on the inside.
Keep an eye out in the coming weeks because I’ll be trying a new fried food each week to share with you, including some delicious holiday desserts.
The Calphalon XL Digital Deep Fryer is available in the Calphalon online store for $129.99.
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