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Sometimes it seems like no matter how hard we try, it's next to impossible to get the same great taste and flavour of our favourite restaurant foods at home.
Instead of preparing fried dishes on your stove top, a home deep fryer is an easy way to prepare your favourite dishes at home. Aside from saving you money by cutting down the number of times a week you order take-out, having your own deep fryer significantly cuts back on the number of dishes used during meal prep.
From french fries and onion rings, doughnuts to fried chicken, home deep fryers, like the Uno Compact Deep Fryer, help you get the mouthwatering crispy crunch of deep fried foods at home. This easy to use and clean deep fryer is currently on sale through Amazon but not for long!
SHOP IT: Amazon, $59 (originally $70)
What is it?
The T-Fal Uno Compact Deep Fryer holds 2.2 pounds of food and 1.8 litres of oil in a cool-touch thermo plastic container so that you can enjoy restaurant-style foods at home.
T-Fal's compact design features a temperature range between 150-190 degrees Celsius and and come with helpful cooking guides so you can prepare everything from vegetables to fish within minutes. A timer will alert you when your foods are cooked to perfection and there's a locking lid with window so you can prepare your foods without worrying about burns or hot oil splattering.
When you're finished preparing your food, simply dispose of your oil and pop the frying basket in the dishwasher.
What people are saying
Reading customer reviews before you order anything online is always a good idea, especially when you're ordering from Amazon. The Uno Compact Deep Fryer has more than 200 customer reviews for you to peruse and a solid 4.5-star rating from Amazon shoppers who have called this T-Fal unit small but mighty.
"This is our second unit. We had the first one for several years and liked it so bought a second," one shopper wrote. "It's a nice, smaller size for two people and it's easy to clean and use. I would buy a third if need be down the line."
"This was smaller than I expected, but it warms up as it should," another said. "It's very easy to use. The basket is small but suitable for two people."
Although most customers were happy with their purchase, others noted that if you're looking to prepare large quantities of foods, this might not be the best unit for you.
"If you want to deep fry small batches once in a while, this is an OK fryer. If you plan on deep frying more than a couple times a month, and large portions, look at a bigger and more intuitive fryer," a shopper advised. "It does heat the oil very quickly though, and that's most likely due to the small volume of the fryer container."
If you love fried foods and want an easier way to make them at home, T-Fal's Uno Compact Deep Fryer might just be for you. A deep fryer helps regulate oil temperature and limits kitchen clean-up, but you'll need to be careful about your size and needs.
If you're cooking for one or two people, the Uno will suit you just fine since it holds up to 2.2 pounds of food. If you're a bigger family of three or more, you'll want to check-out something bigger, like the T-Fal family size 3.5 litre deep fryer.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.