Want to buy a deep fryer? Then you definitely want to know which one best meets your specific needs. We looked it up for you.
Saturdays are my day. Then at the end of the afternoon I trudge toward the bike shed, laden with a big bag of fries, plenty of snacks and a bottle of ice-cold beer. The bike shed then becomes Dad’s fries stand. Because “they” thought it rather dangerous to let me fry indoors, I was banished to it. “Better the bikes on fire than the kitchen to hell,” they would say.
And I admit: in the old days, when there was still one of those black enamel pans with a basket in it on the stove, it was sometimes quite tricky. But today’s frying pan is so safe that I would quite dare to fry inside. Still, I don’t mind going to the shed. Pilsner, radio on, no, let me fry. I love it.
Deep fryer versus air fryer
Since Philips introduced the first Airfryer hot air fryer at the Internationale Funkausstellung in Berlin, in 2010, the device has made a huge advance in Dutch and Flemish kitchens. Among other things, you can use the airfryer – or hot air fryer – to fry excellent fries, requiring only a minimal amount of oil.
Yet we did not include the airfryer in this test. There are two reasons for this. First, with a hot air fryer you can do much more than just fry. For example, you can also cook vegetables, meat and fish in it. Secondly, we like the fries from a deep fryer better than hot air fries.
What is the best deep fryer for you?
So many people, so many desires. The same goes for buying a deep fryer. Are you looking for a small one, just for yourself, or a large one, for an entire family and your guests? And what about your budget? We looked at a large number of fryers and put together a top 10 that will help you make your choice.
The best in the test
Tefal Oleoclean Pro Inox & Design
The Tefal Oleoclean Pro Inox & Design from Tefal comes out as the best deep fryer. As such, this fryer lacks nothing. With the adjustable thermostat and built-in timer, your fries and snacks can hardly fail. The viewing window in the lid allows you to keep an eye on the frying process.
After frying, you can filter the oil and collect it in a plastic container, which you store in the refrigerator. This way your oil will last much longer. The inner tray, basket and lid can then be put in the dishwasher, so that the next time you fry you will have a spotless machine. It is a pity that, despite the built-in odor filter, the smell of oil or frying fat can still be smelled in this Tefal deep fryer.
- Capacity 3.5 liters (for 4 to 5 people)
- Simple operation
- Good to clean
- You can filter the oil or frying fat after frying
- High purchase price
- Moderate anti-odor filter
The best buy
Tefal Filtra Pro Inox
The Tefal Filtra Pro Inox is a so-called cold zone deep fryer. Thanks to the cold zone technology, leftovers, especially from (potato) croquettes, do not burn on and your liquid frying fat lasts longer. In addition, this deep fryer features a removable and washable filter, which removes all residues from the fat.
In this 3 liter deep fryer, you can fry golden yellow fries for the whole family. The built-in timer and adjustable thermostat ensure that it is almost impossible to fail. The viewing window in the lid lets you keep an eye on that. The housing of the Tefal Filtra Pro Inox is made of stainless steel. This not only looks nice, but is also easy to clean.
- Capacity 3 liters, suitable for 1.2 kg of fries
- Cold zone technology for cleaner grease.
- Removable and washable filter.
- Adjustable timer and thermostat.
- Stainless steel housing.
- Signal from the timer is quite silent.
The best cheap
If you are dealing with a limited budget, it is logical that you cannot go to the snack bar every week to buy French fries. But of course, a French fry on occasion is delicious. Therefore, it is not a bad idea to purchase a fryer. If you’re looking for a good deep fryer with little money with which to prepare nice crispy fries and other snacks, the Tomado TDF3001S deep fryer is definitely a good choice.
With its 3-liter capacity, you can use it to fry fries for the whole family. It is a cold-zone fryer, which ensures that the oil stays good longer and you get extra crispy fries. The temperature is adjustable up to 190 degrees Celsius and after frying, the pan is very easy to clean. In fact, the removable parts can be put in the dishwasher. So a complete fryer, for really very little money.
- Capacity 3 liters (3 to 4 people).
- Low purchase price.
- With cold zone.
- Easy to clean thanks to removable inner pan.
- No anti-odor filter.
The best large fryer
With this fryer, you’re in good shape if you want to fry fries or snacks for a lot of people. This is because the Inventum GF750S has a capacity of no less than 5 liters. With this, you can quickly help a whole party to a tasty fries. Also, frying the oliebollen with New Year’s Eve will go quicker with such a large fryer.
And what is also handy: in addition to a large basket, you also receive two small baskets. With these you can fry fries and snacks at the same time, something that is otherwise only possible with double fryers. Besides ease of use, the Inventum GF750S also has numerous technical advantages. A cold zone ensures that your fat lasts longer.
An anti-odor filter prevents an overly bad smell of fries in the kitchen. And the fryer heats up faster than a traditional fryer because the element is suspended directly in the fat. However, the Inventum GF750S does consume a lot of power. So make sure you don’t have too many other appliances running on the same group.
- Capacity 5 liters.
- One large basket and two small baskets included.
- With anti-odor filter.
- Cold Zone.
- Warms up quickly.
- Easy to clean, thanks in part to the stainless steel housing.
- Consumes a lot of power.
The best small fryer
Fritel Turbo SF4050
With a capacity of 2 liters, the Fritel Turbo SF4050 is an ideal fryer for one- or two-person households. It’s not expensive, but you can’t tell from the frying result: it fries delicious fries. Setting the temperature is easy with a rotary knob. That is immediately the only control element.
There is no timer on the Fritel Turbo SF4050 and the fryer has no cold zone technology. That it is a no-nonsense fryer is also shown by the fact that the housing gets very hot and the lid cannot be put on the pan during frying. So watch out for splashing grease. Still, we think this is the ideal frying pan for small quantities of fries.
Thanks to its compact size, you can also use it as a second fryer with a larger party, for example to fry snacks.
- Capacity 2 liters (1 to 2 persons).
- Can also be used as an additional fryer for snacks.
- Simple operation.
- Attractive, professional appearance.
- No cold zone and no cool wall.
- Lid cannot be on the pan while baking.
Best double fryer
The Inventum GF461 is a generously sized double fryer with a capacity of 2 x 2.5 liters and an output of 1800 W per pan.. It is a cold zone deep fryer with stainless steel housing and removable inner pans. The frying pans can be operated separately. So you can choose to fry fries in one pan and in the other, for example, french fries, but also to fry a large quantity of fries at once.
Extra deep baskets ensure optimal capacity in this regard. Because the heating elements are suspended directly in the fat, the Inventum GF461 fryer heats up quickly. As a result, you get extra tasty fries. Unfortunately, you also smell them, because the plastic lids are not suitable to leave on the fryers while frying. After frying, the individual parts can go into the dishwasher.
- Capacity 2 x 2.5 liters.
- Both pans can be operated separately.
- Large capacity thanks to deep baskets.
- Warms up quickly.
- Easy to clean.
- Plastic lids cannot be placed on the fryer during frying.
Best semi-professional fryer
Continental Edison FR3DTIW
The Continental Edison FR3DTIW from the company once founded by Thomas Alva Edison is a semi-professional fryer with a stainless steel housing. This 3-liter fryer is also available with a black housing (as FR3DTBW).
It features a cool zone, a lid with viewing window and odor filter, and a removable pan that makes the fryer easy to clean. You’ll effortlessly fry fries and snacks for a large family with it. As it were, this professional-looking pan is a fryer at home.
- Capacity 3 liters (4 to 5 people).
- Simple operation.
- Cold zone fryer.
- Viewing window in the lid.
- Odor filter does not work optimally.
Best design fryer
FriFri 1905A Duo Fill
Are you a lover of design? And is your fryer always in plain sight? Then take a look at this FriFri 1905A Duo Fill fryer. This sleek and compactly designed fryer is a jewel on your countertop. It comes in black, red and white, so there’s always a color to match your decor.
Of course, you also fry French fries and snacks in this pan. The capacity is 1 kg of fries, good for 3 to 4 people. The stainless steel pan is closed by a lid with viewing window and odor filter. FriFri fryers are made in Belgium, and let’s face it: where do they know better how to fry fries.
- Fine design.
- Capacity 3.5 liters (3 to 4 people).
- Odor filter and viewing window in the lid.
- Space to store the cord.
- Scale on thermostat knob missing.
Best cold zone fryer
Cold-zone fryers have the advantage that leftover residue does not burn at the bottom of the pan. As a result, your oil or fat stays good longer. In our opinion, the Princess 185000 is the best fryer in this field. In this generously sized 5-liter pan, you’ll effortlessly fry fries and other products for 5 people.
This fryer also comes with two small baskets, so you can also fry fries and snacks at the same time. After frying, the individual parts can be put in the dishwasher. The lid has a handy viewing window, which is not a superfluous luxury, as this fryer lacks a timer.
- Inhoud 5 liter (5 à 6 personen).
- Cold Zone.
- Supplied with 1 large frying basket and 2 small frying baskets.
- Viewing window in the lid.
- Separate parts can go in the dishwasher.
- No timer.
Best with removable inner pan
Deep-frying is fun and so done. How different is it with cleaning the pan afterwards. The Inventum GF645F fryer makes this chore as pleasant as possible for you. The removable inner pan has an enamel coating and, in addition, this fryer has a filter at the bottom of the pan that collects the frying residues.
And of course, you will fry delicious fries with this pan, which has a capacity of 4 liters, which is enough for at least 5 people. The oil is hot enough to start frying quickly, because the heating element is suspended directly in the oil. In the lid there is a viewing window and an odor filter. Loose parts can be put in the dishwasher. In short, like all pans from Inventum, this is a fine product.
- Capacity 4 liters (5 people).
- Fast to temperature.
- Removable inner pan with enamel coating.
- Filter for the oil.
- Viewing window and odor filter in the lid.
- Easy to clean.
- Filter is difficult to remove.
The top 10 best fryers once again at a glance
Haven’t been able to make a choice yet? Maybe it helps to see the entire Top 10 fryers in a row again:
Buying a deep fryer: how to choose the right one?
Because there are so many products on the market, choosing the right deep fryer for you is not easy. Here are the things to look out for:
- What kind of deep fryer do you want. Will you go for a hot air fryer or still a traditional electric fryer?
- Your budget. Does money not play a role or do you, of necessity, go for a cheaper fryer?
- How many people will you use the fryer for? If it is for your family, then a fryer with a capacity of 3 liters will suffice. But there are also 1.5-liter and 5-liter pans for smaller and larger parties, respectively.
What types of fries are there?
There are many kinds of French fries. First, you can distinguish in terms of shape and method of preparation: you have ordinary fries, French fries, Rasfriet, Flemish fries et cetera. In addition, there are names for fries with all kinds of sauces and other additives. A few examples:
- French fries without and French fries with (without or with fries sauce).
- French fries special (with fries sauce, onion and curry or ketchup).
- French fries war ( with fries sauce, onion and satay sauce).
- Kapsalon (with kebab or shoarma, cheese, salad and various sauces).
Conclusion: the best deep fryer
if money is no object, we recommend a deep fryer from Tefal: the Tefal Oleoclean Pro Inox & Design or the efal Filtra Pro Inox. With these fryers, you fry best. An inexpensive alternative is the Tomado TDF3001S. But maybe your preference is for another deep fryer. We hope this test can help you make your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Both. If you fry potatoes in oil, then you are officially making patates frites. So patat refers to potatoes and frites refers to frying. Broadly speaking, people in the Netherlands above the great rivers speak of a patatje and people from below the rivers speak of a fritje. In the South, “patat” was already a name for the common potato, therefore it did not qualify as a shortened name for patates frites.
Oil is healthier than fat because it contains more unsaturated fatty acids. Also, oil is easier to replace than fat, in which the basket gets stuck when it cools. However, many people do claim that a French fry fried in deep-frying fat, especially ox white, is much tastier.
With a deep fryer or fryer, you fry French fries in hot oil or frying fat. A hot air fryer (or airfryer) uses hot air. This requires much less oil. However, a hot air fryer is usually a lot more expensive than a deep fryer.