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Best Deep Fryers in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best deep fryers in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

Deep frying has always been popular among food enthusiasts. It quickly brings crispy food to your table. However, do you know the fryer responsible for this tasty food wasn’t easy to purchase? After all, there are various types of deep fryers available in the market. Then there are things to consider related to their maintenance, if they are compatible with your frying needs, if they lie in your budget, features they offer, etc.

No worries, we have made this buyer’s guide on best deep fryers in India to answer all your queries. Also, we hope that you will find your favourite fryer in our top seven best deep fryers of 2021.

UPDATED

12/8/2021

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Capacity (in litres)

Material

Power Consumption (in watt)

Pro's & Con's

Color

Size

Timer

Auto Shut-off

Temperature Control

Dimensions (LXWXH)

Weight

Warranty

Daily Collection HD9218 Air Fryer

Philips

Daily Collection HD9218 Air Fryer

HD9218/53

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9.6 / 10

02/2021

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20

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Plastic

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1425

Healthy cooking possible
Less oil used
90 % fat content reduced
Non-slip feet
Cool wall exterior
Doesn't have a stop or pause button
Black
Standard
28.7 x 31.5 x 38.4 cm
7 kg
2 years

Inalsa

Air Fryer Fry-Light-1400W

Frylight

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9.5 / 10

02/2021

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4.2

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ABS plastic

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1400

Healthy cooking
Dishwasher safe
Easy to clean and maintain
Black/Silver
Standard
29 x 32 x 36.5 cm
5.27 kg
2 years

Glen

3044 2.8 Liters 1350W Rapid Fryer

SA-3044

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9.4 / 10

02/2021

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2.8

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Stainless steel

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1350

Easy to clean and maintain
Excellent performance
80 % fat content reduced
Odor stays in after frequent use
Black
Standard
35 x 33 x 35 cm
5 kg
2 years

Koryo

2.6L Air Fryer with Multiple Cooking Attachments

KHF3320

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9.3 / 10

02/2021

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2.6

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1350

You cook food with up to 80% less oil
Indicator light
Digital display and touch control
Basket release button with cover lid
Dishwasher safe
Black
Standard
Not mentioned
2.5 kg
1 year

American Micronic

AMI-AF1-35CLDx- Imported 3.5 Liters Digital Air Fryer

AMI-AF1-35CLDx-Digital

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9.2 / 10

02/2021

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3.5

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Plastic

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1500

The pan itself is built with grill
TurboTunnel Freshair technology
Non-stick frying basket
Big size pan and basket
Easy to use and operate
Black/Silver
Standard
38 x 34 x 34 cm
6.5 kg
2 years

Havells

Prolife Digi 1230-Watt Air Fryer

Prolife Digi

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9.1 / 10

02/2021

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4

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1230

Easy to handle and clean
Dishwasher safe
Internal cord storage
Aluminium non-stick coated cooking basket
Black
Standard
32.5 x 32.5 x 36 cm
3.5 kg
2 years

SToK

Smart Rapid 3D Air Technology Air Fryer

ST-AFD11B

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9.0 / 10

02/2021

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4

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Food grade BPA-free plastic and steel

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1500

Digital display
Dishwasher safe
Compact shape
Oil-less cooking
Black
Standard
34.4 x 34 x 39.4 cm
6.5 kg
1 year

Philips

Daily Collection HD9218 Air Fryer


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9.6 / 10

02/2021

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Healthy cooking possible
Less oil used
90 % fat content reduced
Non-slip feet
Cool wall exterior
Doesn't have a stop or pause button

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Capacity (in litres)

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Standard

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Auto Shut-off

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Dimensions (LXWXH)

28.7 x 31.5 x 38.4 cm

Weight

7 kg

Warranty

2 years

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Chitransh Waghmare

Chitransh Waghmare

Buyers Guide - Best Deep Fryers in India

An appliance for the crispy food.

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for deep fryer

Here’s a sneak peek into the most significant features to consider before buying a deep fryer.

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for deep fryer

Best practices for deep fryer usage and care.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best deep fryer in India

Find out how we selected and ranked the products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for deep fryer

1.1 Types

Deep fryers are primarily divided based on the source of power and size. Let’s read about all the types.

  • Electric Deep fryer

Electric deep fryers are among the most common types available in the market. There are absolutely safe to be used indoors and are a lot safer than propane deep fryers. These affordable deep fryers are an ideal choice if you intend to cook only small meals.

  • Propane Deep Fryer

Propane deep fryer is a popular choice among home chefs who want to make food crispy and tastier. However, there are a few limitations added to it. For example, the instruction manual has to be followed strictly to achieve the desired result. It should be used outdoors. Moreover, since it is a propane model, you should have provisions to store and refill the approved propane tank that accompanies the fryer.

  • Air Fryer

Though air fryers are not essentially deep fryers, they have the technology to produce crispy food from the outside and juicy from inside. The food that is prepared in the air fryer is distinctly different from the usual deep-fried food. The air fryer is used for cooking healthier meals, and it is super easy to clean.

  • Standard Fryer
    The standard deep fryer is the traditional fryer with one basket, a lid with an odour filter and a temperature knob to set the right temperature. These deep fryers are in all sizes and are often cheaper. The downside is that there is often no extensive function under these, and they are difficult to maintain. Also, they rarely have removable baskets.

  • Duo Fryer
    A double fryer has two separate inner pans so that you can fry fries and other snacks simultaneously. It is recommended to fry a lot for a large group or in the catering industry. The duo pans also have separate thermostats as not all snacks can be prepared at the same temperature.

Deep fryers are primarily divided based on the source of power and size. Let’s read about all the types.

  • Electric Deep fryer

Electric deep fryers are among the most common types available in the market. There are absolutely safe to be used indoors and are a lot safer than propane deep fryers. These affordable deep fryers are an ideal choice if you intend to cook only small meals.

  • Propane Deep Fryer

Propane deep fryer is a popular choice among home chefs who want to make food crispy and tastier. However, there are a few limitations added to it. For example, the instruction manual has to be followed strictly to achieve the desired result. It should be used outdoors. Moreover, since it is a propane model, you should have provisions to store and refill the approved propane tank that accompanies the fryer.

  • Air Fryer

Though air fryers are not essentially deep fryers, they have the technology to produce crispy food from the outside and juicy from inside. The food that is prepared in the air fryer is distinctly different from the usual deep-fried food. The air fryer is used for cooking healthier meals, and it is super easy to clean.

  • Standard Fryer
    The standard deep fryer is the traditional fryer with one basket, a lid with an odour filter and a temperature knob to set the right temperature. These deep fryers are in all sizes and are often cheaper. The downside is that there is often no extensive function under these, and they are difficult to maintain. Also, they rarely have removable baskets.

  • Duo Fryer
    A double fryer has two separate inner pans so that you can fry fries and other snacks simultaneously. It is recommended to fry a lot for a large group or in the catering industry. The duo pans also have separate thermostats as not all snacks can be prepared at the same temperature.

1.2 Capacity

The capacity of the fryer is the foremost thing to look for. This decision is determined by the quantity of food you are going to fry at a time. If you have a large number of people to feed, go for a large capacity fryer, else a small capacity would easily do the job. If you buy a large capacity fryer, it will lead to wastage of energy, while if you cook too much quantity in a small pan, it will take time, and food won’t be evenly cooked.

Size

Quantity (in litres)

Number of People

Size

Quantity (in litres)

Number of People

Small

1 - 1.5

Up to 4

Medium

1.5 - 3

4 to 6

Large

3 - 4

6 to 8

Capacity is also affected by the food you are going to fry in it. For example, for finger chips or alike snacks, a small capacity fryer is enough. Whereas, if you want to fry a large meal that needs more space and power to cook, a large capacity fryer will be required.

The capacity of the fryer is the foremost thing to look for. This decision is determined by the quantity of food you are going to fry at a time. If you have a large number of people to feed, go for a large capacity fryer, else a small capacity would easily do the job. If you buy a large capacity fryer, it will lead to wastage of energy, while if you cook too much quantity in a small pan, it will take time, and food won’t be evenly cooked.

Size

Quantity (in litres)

Number of People

Size

Quantity (in litres)

Number of People

Small

1 - 1.5

Up to 4

Medium

1.5 - 3

4 to 6

Large

3 - 4

6 to 8

Capacity is also affected by the food you are going to fry in it. For example, for finger chips or alike snacks, a small capacity fryer is enough. Whereas, if you want to fry a large meal that needs more space and power to cook, a large capacity fryer will be required.

1.3 Odour Filter

The odour filter, also known as grease filter, is no less than a saviour as it reduces the odour released at the time of frying food. Many deep fryers have an anti-odour filter in the lid. In some models, the filter is replaceable, and in others, it is permanent. If it is a replaceable filter, then you must replace it with a new one over time. To reduce this maintenance cost, you can get a deep fryer with a permanent filter. 

The odour filter, also known as grease filter, is no less than a saviour as it reduces the odour released at the time of frying food. Many deep fryers have an anti-odour filter in the lid. In some models, the filter is replaceable, and in others, it is permanent. If it is a replaceable filter, then you must replace it with a new one over time. To reduce this maintenance cost, you can get a deep fryer with a permanent filter. 

1.4 Safety

When it comes to electric appliances, safety matters, and things are no different for a fryer. Therefore, it is important to look for features like automatic shut-off and thermostat functions to prevent overheating and unnoticed overuse of the deep fryers. Also, it is always recommended to keep a close eye on the temperature of an air fryer.

When it comes to electric appliances, safety matters, and things are no different for a fryer. Therefore, it is important to look for features like automatic shut-off and thermostat functions to prevent overheating and unnoticed overuse of the deep fryers. Also, it is always recommended to keep a close eye on the temperature of an air fryer.

1.5 Cold Zone

Today, deep fryers are equipped with nonstick functions to prevent the food from sticking to the deep fryer. Cold-zone is the major feature in this area that doesn’t let the food remains stick at the bottom and makes the device user-friendly and easier to clean.

In the cold zone, the heating element is a bit higher in the container with oil, so the oil that is at the bottom of the container does not get so hot. Ultimately, the sinking food does not burn when it hits bottom. 

Some deep fryer models have a non-stick coating. However, it is not of much use as it gets damaged over time at high temperatures. Also, this releases particles of the stick-on layer that is harmful to consume.

Today, deep fryers are equipped with nonstick functions to prevent the food from sticking to the deep fryer. Cold-zone is the major feature in this area that doesn’t let the food remains stick at the bottom and makes the device user-friendly and easier to clean.

In the cold zone, the heating element is a bit higher in the container with oil, so the oil that is at the bottom of the container does not get so hot. Ultimately, the sinking food does not burn when it hits bottom. 

Some deep fryer models have a non-stick coating. However, it is not of much use as it gets damaged over time at high temperatures. Also, this releases particles of the stick-on layer that is harmful to consume.

1.6 Power

The power of a deep fryer is vital to consider because it is in direct proportion to the size of the pan. A larger pan needs more power to reach the right temperature. If the power is insufficient, it will take longer to heat the oil and fry the dish. A good deep fryer for a household must have a power of 2000 W, while professional fryers must have 3000 W power.

The power of a deep fryer is vital to consider because it is in direct proportion to the size of the pan. A larger pan needs more power to reach the right temperature. If the power is insufficient, it will take longer to heat the oil and fry the dish. A good deep fryer for a household must have a power of 2000 W, while professional fryers must have 3000 W power.

1.7 Payload

Payload plays a crucial role while buying a deep fryer if you want to fry enough fries for everyone in one go. On average, count on 250 grams of fries per person, provided you are also serving steak or something like with fries. There could also be a member(s) in the family who still eats 500 grams of fries. Your family members eating capacity and the number of guests you usually have at your place determines if you want a deep-fat fryer with one deep fryer or with several deep fryers.

The payload is measured in kilogram.

Payload plays a crucial role while buying a deep fryer if you want to fry enough fries for everyone in one go. On average, count on 250 grams of fries per person, provided you are also serving steak or something like with fries. There could also be a member(s) in the family who still eats 500 grams of fries. Your family members eating capacity and the number of guests you usually have at your place determines if you want a deep-fat fryer with one deep fryer or with several deep fryers.

The payload is measured in kilogram.

1.8 Temperature Settings

Modern deep fryers come with a temperature setting feature for their chip pans. If the pan can be heated to a maximum of 190°C, that’s enough because a higher temperature is unnecessary. The feature is useful because you might also fry food that needs lower temperatures. For example, a temperature of 140°C is perfect for preparing vegetables. In comparison, a fish or chicken is better prepared at 160°C or 180°C. Therefore, a deep-fat fryer with a timer or a thermostat is also preferred by many.

Modern deep fryers come with a temperature setting feature for their chip pans. If the pan can be heated to a maximum of 190°C, that’s enough because a higher temperature is unnecessary. The feature is useful because you might also fry food that needs lower temperatures. For example, a temperature of 140°C is perfect for preparing vegetables. In comparison, a fish or chicken is better prepared at 160°C or 180°C. Therefore, a deep-fat fryer with a timer or a thermostat is also preferred by many.

1.9 Cleaning

Cleaning a deep fryer isn’t easy. However, certain factors can make the job easy, and you must look for them while purchasing a fryer. For starters, the basket should be separable. In fact, if most parts are separable and dishwasher safe, then cleaning will be a breeze.

Another feature you must look for is a cold zone or non-stick coating as it will ensure there is no food stuck at the pan’s bottom and cleaning is easier.

Cleaning also includes maintenance costs. Therefore, get a deep fryer that has a permanent odour filter.

Cleaning a deep fryer isn’t easy. However, certain factors can make the job easy, and you must look for them while purchasing a fryer. For starters, the basket should be separable. In fact, if most parts are separable and dishwasher safe, then cleaning will be a breeze.

Another feature you must look for is a cold zone or non-stick coating as it will ensure there is no food stuck at the pan’s bottom and cleaning is easier.

Cleaning also includes maintenance costs. Therefore, get a deep fryer that has a permanent odour filter.

1.10 Usage

Before buying a deep fryer, you must know the purpose of buying it. Are you buying it for the canteen of a high school? Because then you will be using it for frying various snacks and you must get a deep fryer with two baskets and high power. However, if you will use it once in a while, then purchasing a cheaper version that doesn’t have all the luxury functions will do the job.

Before buying a deep fryer, you must know the purpose of buying it. Are you buying it for the canteen of a high school? Because then you will be using it for frying various snacks and you must get a deep fryer with two baskets and high power. However, if you will use it once in a while, then purchasing a cheaper version that doesn’t have all the luxury functions will do the job.

1.11 Place

The place where you are going to use deep fryer matters. For example, if you use it outside, you do not need an appliance with an odour filter. If you are getting an electric fryer, cable length matters especially if you are not going to place the fryer near the socket because then your fryer must have a long cable.

The place where you are going to use deep fryer matters. For example, if you use it outside, you do not need an appliance with an odour filter. If you are getting an electric fryer, cable length matters especially if you are not going to place the fryer near the socket because then your fryer must have a long cable.

1.12 Heating Time

No one wants a deep fryer that takes an eternity to cook food, and therefore, heating time matters. A thumb rule is the faster the pan heats up, the better it will stay at temperature. You should not consider heating time only for the first round but also for the second round. Of course, its heating time will depend on the power of the fryer.

No one wants a deep fryer that takes an eternity to cook food, and therefore, heating time matters. A thumb rule is the faster the pan heats up, the better it will stay at temperature. You should not consider heating time only for the first round but also for the second round. Of course, its heating time will depend on the power of the fryer.

1.13 Other Features

  • The viewing window lets you see what’s happening inside the fryer when the appliance is locked.

  • A built-in timer prevents you from leaving the fries in the deep fryer for too long or getting burn.

  • The cool wall prevents you from burning your hands on the outside of the deep fryer.

  • If you want to fry snacks and fries simultaneously, get a deep-fat fryer with two containers that are not connected. It will also offer another benefit, i.e. the oil in the fries will remain clean for longer.

  • A deep fryer with temperature indication has a light that lights up during heating and goes off when the deep-fat fryer has reached the correct temperature. With this feature, you need not test the oil temperature yourself.

  • The viewing window lets you see what’s happening inside the fryer when the appliance is locked.

  • A built-in timer prevents you from leaving the fries in the deep fryer for too long or getting burn.

  • The cool wall prevents you from burning your hands on the outside of the deep fryer.

  • If you want to fry snacks and fries simultaneously, get a deep-fat fryer with two containers that are not connected. It will also offer another benefit, i.e. the oil in the fries will remain clean for longer.

  • A deep fryer with temperature indication has a light that lights up during heating and goes off when the deep-fat fryer has reached the correct temperature. With this feature, you need not test the oil temperature yourself.

1.14 Cost

Air fryer proves to be an expensive appliance, especially when compared to the other kitchen appliances. One of the reasons could be that it is relatively a new appliance for the Indian market. Therefore, you will see maximum foreign brands are supplying the products in our country.

The best way to take an economical decision while buying a deep fryer is to identify your exact needs and buying a deep fryer that caters for those needs effectively.

Air fryer proves to be an expensive appliance, especially when compared to the other kitchen appliances. One of the reasons could be that it is relatively a new appliance for the Indian market. Therefore, you will see maximum foreign brands are supplying the products in our country.

The best way to take an economical decision while buying a deep fryer is to identify your exact needs and buying a deep fryer that caters for those needs effectively.

2. FAQ: Learn more about the details

2.1 What is a deep fryer?

A deep fryer s a kitchen appliance with which you can fry food. It is primarily used to fry french fries, chips and snacks. This usually consists of a metal pan or container filled with oil or fat. It is heated either with electricity or fire.

A deep fryer s a kitchen appliance with which you can fry food. It is primarily used to fry french fries, chips and snacks. This usually consists of a metal pan or container filled with oil or fat. It is heated either with electricity or fire.

2.2 Can you fry vegetables in a deep fryer?

Yes, a deep fryer can be used to fry vegetables besides meat and bread. A few vegetables that can be fried in the deep-fried include potatoes (could be turned into French fries!), mushrooms, green beans, and tomatoes.

Yes, a deep fryer can be used to fry vegetables besides meat and bread. A few vegetables that can be fried in the deep-fried include potatoes (could be turned into French fries!), mushrooms, green beans, and tomatoes.

2.3 What are the types of bread that can be fried in a deep fryer?

The types of bread that can be fried in a deep fryer includes doughnuts, funnel cakes, French toast, etc.

The types of bread that can be fried in a deep fryer includes doughnuts, funnel cakes, French toast, etc.

2.4 Is there anything else that could be fried in a deep fryer?

Yes. You can deep fry cheese-related delicacies and turn them into mozzarella sticks, mac and cheese and fried cheese cutlets.

Yes. You can deep fry cheese-related delicacies and turn them into mozzarella sticks, mac and cheese and fried cheese cutlets.

2.5 Which oil is considered to be the best for deep frying?

Canola oil is considered to be the absolute fit for deep frying. This is because it has an almost neutral flavour which does not add any unwanted additional taste to the food.

There are a few other oils that can also be used, such as:

Olive oil: It has a high content of 10% polyunsaturated fatty acids and smokes from 200°C. It is best suited for Mediterranean or savoury meals since it is not tasteless.

Clarified butter: It smokes from 200°C with a 3% polyunsaturated fatty acid content. Due to being mild in taste, it is suitable for cuisines that is sweet and savoury. Unfortunately, it freezes as soon as it gets cold.

Coconut oil: It smokes from 200°C with 1-2% polyunsaturated fatty acids. Due to having a light coconut flavour, it is best for Asian dishes. It also solidifies when it cools to room temperature. 

Canola oil is considered to be the absolute fit for deep frying. This is because it has an almost neutral flavour which does not add any unwanted additional taste to the food.

There are a few other oils that can also be used, such as:

Olive oil: It has a high content of 10% polyunsaturated fatty acids and smokes from 200°C. It is best suited for Mediterranean or savoury meals since it is not tasteless.

Clarified butter: It smokes from 200°C with a 3% polyunsaturated fatty acid content. Due to being mild in taste, it is suitable for cuisines that is sweet and savoury. Unfortunately, it freezes as soon as it gets cold.

Coconut oil: It smokes from 200°C with 1-2% polyunsaturated fatty acids. Due to having a light coconut flavour, it is best for Asian dishes. It also solidifies when it cools to room temperature. 

It is totally fine to use the same oil in the deep fryer for a period of 3 months. Provided you seal the used oil in a light-proof container and refrigerate it properly.

It is totally fine to use the same oil in the deep fryer for a period of 3 months. Provided you seal the used oil in a light-proof container and refrigerate it properly.

2.7 What are the consequences of leaving the deep fryer on for longer durations?

It is never recommended to leave the deep fryer unnoticed or on for a longer period of time if it doesn’t have the thermostat function. In the absence of this function, the oil will continue to heat and boil until it catches fire, which could be a hazardous scenario in the kitchen.

It is never recommended to leave the deep fryer unnoticed or on for a longer period of time if it doesn’t have the thermostat function. In the absence of this function, the oil will continue to heat and boil until it catches fire, which could be a hazardous scenario in the kitchen.

2.8 What are some of the top deep fryer brands in the Indian market?

American Micronic, Inalsa and Orbit are some of the top brands offering deep fryers in India.

American Micronic, Inalsa and Orbit are some of the top brands offering deep fryers in India.

2.9 What is the benefit of having a grease filter in the deep fryer?

While frying, a pungent smell lingers for a long time. A grease filter can help you reduce that. It is a filter designed to trap the greasy oil vapour that deep fryers release while frying. Some models have a built-in grease filter. Among these models, some call for filter replacement from time to time and some models have a permanent grease filter, which saves on maintenance costs.

While frying, a pungent smell lingers for a long time. A grease filter can help you reduce that. It is a filter designed to trap the greasy oil vapour that deep fryers release while frying. Some models have a built-in grease filter. Among these models, some call for filter replacement from time to time and some models have a permanent grease filter, which saves on maintenance costs.

2.10 Can I use a deep fryer with the lid closed?

Not all deep fryers are designed to use with the lid closed. The ones that are made to function with the lid closed, of course, you can use them that way. In fact, it will give you the advantage of reducing the pungent smell that is released when frying with oil or fat.

Not all deep fryers are designed to use with the lid closed. The ones that are made to function with the lid closed, of course, you can use them that way. In fact, it will give you the advantage of reducing the pungent smell that is released when frying with oil or fat.

2.11 Which is better, deep fryer or air fryer?

Both types of fryers have their own benefits.

A hot air fryer is much healthier than a traditional fryer, and also, you can prepare much more dishes in it as it bakes rather than frying. Moreover, you save oil, there is no odour, and it is easy to clean. Whereas, deep fryer takes the lead when it comes to price as they are much more economical. Also, they are much faster and fry the food in almost half the time taken by an air fryer.

Both types of fryers have their own benefits.

A hot air fryer is much healthier than a traditional fryer, and also, you can prepare much more dishes in it as it bakes rather than frying. Moreover, you save oil, there is no odour, and it is easy to clean. Whereas, deep fryer takes the lead when it comes to price as they are much more economical. Also, they are much faster and fry the food in almost half the time taken by an air fryer.

2.12 Are there any tips for tasty frying?

  • Keep the deep fryer clean as a clean fryer produces less odour.

  • After use, let the oil cool down and strain the same, especially if you have fried breaded snacks such as croquettes.

  • Fry the freshly cut fries in two turns. The first time at 175°C and the second time at 190°C. In contrast, frozen fries can be fried in one go at 190 °C (keep frozen food at room temperature until the ice melts).

  • Never fry too many fries at once because then the contents will not be fried evenly, which will affect the crispiness.

  • Keep the deep fryer clean as a clean fryer produces less odour.

  • After use, let the oil cool down and strain the same, especially if you have fried breaded snacks such as croquettes.

  • Fry the freshly cut fries in two turns. The first time at 175°C and the second time at 190°C. In contrast, frozen fries can be fried in one go at 190 °C (keep frozen food at room temperature until the ice melts).

  • Never fry too many fries at once because then the contents will not be fried evenly, which will affect the crispiness.

2.13 What are the benefits of using two fryer baskets?

Two basket deep fryers speed up the whole process. You can fry fries in one basket and snacks in another basket. It will also prevent your fries from tasting like your snacks. 

Two basket deep fryers speed up the whole process. You can fry fries in one basket and snacks in another basket. It will also prevent your fries from tasting like your snacks. 

2.14 Is frying healthy?

Frying is never healthy, but it is acceptable to eat fried food when consumed in moderation; otherwise, it is completely unhealthy. To make fried food less unhealthy, you can use unsaturated fat at the right temperature because food fried in burnt oil is nothing but harmful for consumption as hot oil releases a harmful substance called acrylamide. Also, if oil is not hot enough, then food will absorb more fat/oil. 

Frying is never healthy, but it is acceptable to eat fried food when consumed in moderation; otherwise, it is completely unhealthy. To make fried food less unhealthy, you can use unsaturated fat at the right temperature because food fried in burnt oil is nothing but harmful for consumption as hot oil releases a harmful substance called acrylamide. Also, if oil is not hot enough, then food will absorb more fat/oil. 

2.15 What is the best temperature for frying in the deep fat fryer?

Some deep fryers come with preselected temperature function while other calls for adjustment. If the thermostat is adjustable, we suggest choosing a temperature between 160 degrees and 180 degrees. In fact, low temperature is better (for most food items). No doubt, frying will take a little longer, but food will cook properly and evenly. Also, the oil will last longer.

Some deep fryers come with preselected temperature function while other calls for adjustment. If the thermostat is adjustable, we suggest choosing a temperature between 160 degrees and 180 degrees. In fact, low temperature is better (for most food items). No doubt, frying will take a little longer, but food will cook properly and evenly. Also, the oil will last longer.

3. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for deep fryer

3.1 How to use a deep fryer?

  • Fill in the deep fryer with oil.

  • Turn it on and adjust the heat level.

  • Make sure the food is dry.

  • Put the food inside and lower it cautiously.

  • Set the timer, if necessary.

  • Pull out the food from the oil carefully.

  • Wait till the food dries a bit.

  • Start eating!

  • Fill in the deep fryer with oil.

  • Turn it on and adjust the heat level.

  • Make sure the food is dry.

  • Put the food inside and lower it cautiously.

  • Set the timer, if necessary.

  • Pull out the food from the oil carefully.

  • Wait till the food dries a bit.

  • Start eating!

3.2 How to clean a deep fryer properly?

Cleaning a classic deep fryer is not easy, especially if you plan on scrubbing it manually. However, there are three more methods to do the job.

In all three cases, there are a few common steps that you need to follow, and they are:

  • Make sure that the deep fryer is properly unplugged.

  • Ensure that the outer surface of the fryer has been cool down.

  • Shift the frying oil (if any) into a different container.

  • Look for any food that remains debris at the base of the fryer and remove it.

Cleaning With Soap Water

Prepare warm soapy water with dish soap and use a soft sponge to clean the fryer’s inside. Also, scrub the lid, basket and outside. If caked-on food is an issue, let it soak for a while. After this, rinse the fryer parts briefly to remove the soap residue and dry naturally or with a soft towel.

Cleaning With Dishwasher Tablet

Fill the fryer with boiling water and let the water with the dishwasher tablet stand for an hour. This will do the job, and dishwasher safe parts should be put in the dishwasher for quick cleaning.

Cleaning With Deep Fryer Cleaner

Fill the pan with some water and add the cleaner. Let it soak for a while for easy cleaning.

Cleaning a classic deep fryer is not easy, especially if you plan on scrubbing it manually. However, there are three more methods to do the job.

In all three cases, there are a few common steps that you need to follow, and they are:

  • Make sure that the deep fryer is properly unplugged.

  • Ensure that the outer surface of the fryer has been cool down.

  • Shift the frying oil (if any) into a different container.

  • Look for any food that remains debris at the base of the fryer and remove it.

Cleaning With Soap Water

Prepare warm soapy water with dish soap and use a soft sponge to clean the fryer’s inside. Also, scrub the lid, basket and outside. If caked-on food is an issue, let it soak for a while. After this, rinse the fryer parts briefly to remove the soap residue and dry naturally or with a soft towel.

Cleaning With Dishwasher Tablet

Fill the fryer with boiling water and let the water with the dishwasher tablet stand for an hour. This will do the job, and dishwasher safe parts should be put in the dishwasher for quick cleaning.

Cleaning With Deep Fryer Cleaner

Fill the pan with some water and add the cleaner. Let it soak for a while for easy cleaning.

3.3 What safe practices are to be followed while using a deep fryer?

The following safe practices will keep both you and the appliance safe.

  • Let the oil warm-up well before you start frying in it. If you put the snacks before time, they will cook less quickly and absorb more oil. The ideal temperature for frying is usually between 160 and 180 degrees. 

  • Keep the deep fryer in a place where it cannot fall over.

  • Use the fryer lid to minimize glowing spatter.

  • Choose a cold outer wall model to prevent pets, children, and inattentive housemates from getting burned.

  • A deep fryer with a thermostat should be preferred so that oil is always at the right temperature and the deep fryer turns off automatically when the target temperature has been reached.

  •  Do not over brown starch products to limit the release of harmful acrylamide.

  • Bring frozen food to room temperature before frying it. Also, the ice won’t splash when you put the food in the oil by doing this.

The following safe practices will keep both you and the appliance safe.

  • Let the oil warm-up well before you start frying in it. If you put the snacks before time, they will cook less quickly and absorb more oil. The ideal temperature for frying is usually between 160 and 180 degrees. 

  • Keep the deep fryer in a place where it cannot fall over.

  • Use the fryer lid to minimize glowing spatter.

  • Choose a cold outer wall model to prevent pets, children, and inattentive housemates from getting burned.

  • A deep fryer with a thermostat should be preferred so that oil is always at the right temperature and the deep fryer turns off automatically when the target temperature has been reached.

  •  Do not over brown starch products to limit the release of harmful acrylamide.

  • Bring frozen food to room temperature before frying it. Also, the ice won’t splash when you put the food in the oil by doing this.

4. Fun Facts: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about the deep fryer

4.1 Interestingly, deep frying is quite an ancient phenomenon that existed as an idea of cooking since the millenniums.

4.2 The deep-frying, for instance, existed even in the late 2nd millennium BC.

4.3 Frying the food in olive oil is a practice adopted by the ancient Greeks around the 5th century BC.

4.4 Different delicacies, including funnel cakes, appeared in the mid 13th century while fried fish was prepared first.

4.5 Deep fried fish recipe was found in the cookbooks of Spain and Portugal.

4.1 Interestingly, deep frying is quite an ancient phenomenon that existed as an idea of cooking since the millenniums.

4.2 The deep-frying, for instance, existed even in the late 2nd millennium BC.

4.3 Frying the food in olive oil is a practice adopted by the ancient Greeks around the 5th century BC.

4.4 Different delicacies, including funnel cakes, appeared in the mid 13th century while fried fish was prepared first.

4.5 Deep fried fish recipe was found in the cookbooks of Spain and Portugal.

5. Our Picks: How we picked the best deep fryer in India

5.1 Philips Daily Collection HD9218 Air Fryer, uses up to 90% less fat, 1425W, with Rapid Air Technology (Black)

Whether it's grilling, baking or roasting your favourite food, all of it becomes a matter of minutes with this customer favourite Philips air fryer. This deep fryer lets you cook the delicacies of your choice while reducing its fat content by 90%.

The deep fryer also features a 30 minutes timer with an auto shut off function. The temperature control feature, 20 litres capacity and 1425 W power consumption make it an ideal appliance to fry various things including fries, aloo tikkis, roast chicken, etc.

This air fryer features a 2-year product warranty.

Whether it's grilling, baking or roasting your favourite food, all of it becomes a matter of minutes with this customer favourite Philips air fryer. This deep fryer lets you cook the delicacies of your choice while reducing its fat content by 90%.

The deep fryer also features a 30 minutes timer with an auto shut off function. The temperature control feature, 20 litres capacity and 1425 W power consumption make it an ideal appliance to fry various things including fries, aloo tikkis, roast chicken, etc.

This air fryer features a 2-year product warranty.

5.2 Inalsa Air Fryer Fry-Light-1400W with 4.2L Cooking Pan Capacity, Timer Selection and Fully Adjustable Temperature Control, (Black/Silver)

Our next choice comes from one of the most reputed brands of appliances in the Indian market-Inalsa. This will meet your instant cravings for fried food. The air fryer heats up in just 2 to 3 minutes by consuming 1400 W power.

This deep fryer is fairly economical and uses negligible oil to cook food. This easy to use deep fryer comes with a knob to adjust the timer and temperature according to your cooking needs.

This deep fryer has a family size basket - a 2.9 L food basket and a 4.2 L cooking pan. You can easily cook a number of food items including dip fries curries, chicken breast, sausages etc. This also implies that the fryer has a decent frying capacity.

The deep fryer also features auto shut off and overheat load protection functions to protect the appliance and you from any hazardous situation. It is easy to clean and dishwasher safe appliance.

The Inalsa deep fryer comes with a two years product warranty.

Our next choice comes from one of the most reputed brands of appliances in the Indian market-Inalsa. This will meet your instant cravings for fried food. The air fryer heats up in just 2 to 3 minutes by consuming 1400 W power.

This deep fryer is fairly economical and uses negligible oil to cook food. This easy to use deep fryer comes with a knob to adjust the timer and temperature according to your cooking needs.

This deep fryer has a family size basket - a 2.9 L food basket and a 4.2 L cooking pan. You can easily cook a number of food items including dip fries curries, chicken breast, sausages etc. This also implies that the fryer has a decent frying capacity.

The deep fryer also features auto shut off and overheat load protection functions to protect the appliance and you from any hazardous situation. It is easy to clean and dishwasher safe appliance.

The Inalsa deep fryer comes with a two years product warranty.

5.3 Glen 3044 2.8 Liters 1350W Rapid Fryer, Black

The Glen deep fryer is yet another useful addition to your kitchen featuring a total capacity of 2.8 litres. Carved out of stainless steel, this deep fryer features a wattage of 1350 and is coupled with a number of useful features including vapour steam and a cool-touch handle, which significantly enhances user convenience.

Featuring varied cooking capacities, this deep fryer could be used for frying, baking, grilling and roasting. The Glen Deep fryer has an elegant and compact design and features a 2-year product warranty.

The Glen deep fryer is yet another useful addition to your kitchen featuring a total capacity of 2.8 litres. Carved out of stainless steel, this deep fryer features a wattage of 1350 and is coupled with a number of useful features including vapour steam and a cool-touch handle, which significantly enhances user convenience.

Featuring varied cooking capacities, this deep fryer could be used for frying, baking, grilling and roasting. The Glen Deep fryer has an elegant and compact design and features a 2-year product warranty.

5.4 SToK 4 Liters 1500W Smart Rapid 3D Air Technology Digital Air Fryer

The SToK 4 litre deep fryer is a wonderfully designed kitchen appliance meant to shun all your cravings for deep-fried food.

It consumes 1500 W power and a capacity of 4 litres which make it an ideal choice to serve the need for mid-size family.

This deep fry is made up of food-grade BPA free plastic and steel and it is quite easy to maintain especially because it is dishwasher safe.

Plus, the appliance is perfect for frying, baking and roasting. The STok digital air fryer has a 1-year product warranty against manufacturing defects.

The SToK 4 litre deep fryer is a wonderfully designed kitchen appliance meant to shun all your cravings for deep-fried food.

It consumes 1500 W power and a capacity of 4 litres which make it an ideal choice to serve the need for mid-size family.

This deep fry is made up of food-grade BPA free plastic and steel and it is quite easy to maintain especially because it is dishwasher safe.

Plus, the appliance is perfect for frying, baking and roasting. The STok digital air fryer has a 1-year product warranty against manufacturing defects.

5.5 American Micronic- AMI-AF1-35CLDx- Imported 3.5 Liters 1500 Watts Digital Air Fryer

The American Micronic fryer is an appliance that comes from a popular and trusted foreign brand present in the Indian market for quite a long time.

This elegantly designed deep fryer features a 30-minute timer and adjustable temperature control to suit your deep frying needs easily. It also features the patent Turbo tunnel fresh air technology which prevents any type of odour to settle in permanently. Its non-stick frying basket ensures that you are able to shift food from the basket to the serving plate easily. Moreover, the brand claims that it is 50% bigger, 38% faster, 27% more energy efficient than the first generation fryer.

The air fryer comes with 2 year product warranty.

The American Micronic fryer is an appliance that comes from a popular and trusted foreign brand present in the Indian market for quite a long time.

This elegantly designed deep fryer features a 30-minute timer and adjustable temperature control to suit your deep frying needs easily. It also features the patent Turbo tunnel fresh air technology which prevents any type of odour to settle in permanently. Its non-stick frying basket ensures that you are able to shift food from the basket to the serving plate easily. Moreover, the brand claims that it is 50% bigger, 38% faster, 27% more energy efficient than the first generation fryer.

The air fryer comes with 2 year product warranty.

5.6 Havells Prolife Digi 1230-Watt Air Fryer (Black)

Our successive choice comes from another popular brand - Havells. The Havells Prolife Digi comes with a 60-minute timer, auto shut off feature and a temperature control capacity of up to 200 ° Celsius.

Havells air fryer has the capacity to toast, roast, grill and re-heat the food while keeping the food 85% less oily than the traditional deep fryers. The fryer is fit for serving the need of a medium-sized family with 1230 W power consumption and 4 litres capacity in total.

This fabulously designed air fryer is made up of plastic and has a compact shape. The air fryer comes with a 2-year product warranty.

Our successive choice comes from another popular brand - Havells. The Havells Prolife Digi comes with a 60-minute timer, auto shut off feature and a temperature control capacity of up to 200 ° Celsius.

Havells air fryer has the capacity to toast, roast, grill and re-heat the food while keeping the food 85% less oily than the traditional deep fryers. The fryer is fit for serving the need of a medium-sized family with 1230 W power consumption and 4 litres capacity in total.

This fabulously designed air fryer is made up of plastic and has a compact shape. The air fryer comes with a 2-year product warranty.

5.7 Koryo 2.6L Air Fryer, 1350W with Multiple Cooking Attachments

Our final pic comes from the house of Koryo. This deep fryer ensures to cook food with up to 80% of less oil than the usual deep fryers.

The fryer is fit for frying, grilling, roasting and baking your favourite delicacies. Moreover, the temperature control of upto 200° Celsius lets you cook several meals. Besides, the fryer comes with a safety feature like auto shut-off mode, indicator light.

This 2.6 L capacity deep fryer is dishwasher safe. Furthermore, you can easily separate its parts and detach the basket with the help of a basket release button to wash them better.

The best deep fryer in India comes with multiple attachments like silicon cupcake moulds, silicon brush, pizza pan, cake barrel, a recipe book, and 1-year product warranty against manufacturing defects. Checkout buying guide, reviews and comparison of best microwave ovens, best oven toaster griller, best food processors, best wet grinder, best hand mixers, best juicers, best sandwich maker, best vegetable choppers, best hand blenders, best mixer grinders in India.

Our final pic comes from the house of Koryo. This deep fryer ensures to cook food with up to 80% of less oil than the usual deep fryers.

The fryer is fit for frying, grilling, roasting and baking your favourite delicacies. Moreover, the temperature control of upto 200° Celsius lets you cook several meals. Besides, the fryer comes with a safety feature like auto shut-off mode, indicator light.

This 2.6 L capacity deep fryer is dishwasher safe. Furthermore, you can easily separate its parts and detach the basket with the help of a basket release button to wash them better.

The best deep fryer in India comes with multiple attachments like silicon cupcake moulds, silicon brush, pizza pan, cake barrel, a recipe book, and 1-year product warranty against manufacturing defects. Checkout buying guide, reviews and comparison of best microwave ovens, best oven toaster griller, best food processors, best wet grinder, best hand mixers, best juicers, best sandwich maker, best vegetable choppers, best hand blenders, best mixer grinders in India.