Presto 05466 Stainless Steel Dual Basket Pro Fry Immersion Element Deep Fryer Reviews

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Presto 05466 Stainless Steel Dual Basket Pro Fry Immersion Element Deep Fryer

Product Features

  • Oblong-shaped baskets ideal for frying large pieces of chicken or fish
  • Adjustable thermostat with signal light that indicates when oil is ready for frying
  • 12-cup food capacity
  • Heating element and enameled pot remove for easy cleaning
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards

Product Description

Professional-style deep fryer with dual baskets. Offers great restaurant taste in a convenient at-home size. Big 12-cup food capacity for frying family-size quantities in a hurry. Oblong-shaped baskets are ideal for large pieces of chicken or fish. 1800-watt immersion element provides quick preheating and fast oil temperature recovery. Adjustable thermostat for easy selection of a variety of frying temperatures. Signal light lets you know when the oil is ready for frying. Cover with charcoal air filter helps reduce spattering and odor. Heating element and enameled pot are removable for easy cleaning. One year limited warranty. The maximum amount of oil for this fryer is 5 quarts and the minimum amount is 3½ quarts.

List Price: $ 99.99

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Customer Reviews

573 of 587 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Temperature just right, in the long run, October 10, 2007
Closer (Alexandria, VA United States) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Presto 05466 Stainless Steel Dual Basket Pro Fry Immersion Element Deep Fryer (Kitchen)
In light of Shelley Ryan’s excellent report on the problem she had with her Presto fryer, I thought I should report my own experience. I filled my fryer with oil and let it come up to temperature on the highest setting. I checked the temperature with my own thermometer when the light went out, and indeed the temperature was only around 340 degrees rather than 375 as it should be. But, after simply mixing the oil around a bit with the drip baskets, I found that within a few minutes the temperature rose right up to 375 degrees, as it was supposed to be. The heating elements are very close to the unit’s internal thermostat, and I think that you need to get the oil moving a bit in order for all of the oil to heat uniformly up to the correct temperature.

Of course, once the food gets frying there is plenty of movement in the oil to even out the temperature. And given the substantial amount of oil and the amount of power supplied by the unit’s heating elements, I find that it does a much better, cleaner, and safer job of frying than I’d been experiencing on my gas stovetop with a deep pot. My experience has been that the temperature comes back up to the right level very quickly. The french fries, empanadas, and fried chicken I’ve cooked in it so far have come out great.

As some others have posted in reply to her review, it’s possible that the thermostat in Ryan’s unit was simply defective. For mine, it seems to be just right.


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227 of 243 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a great fryer, May 30, 2008

This review is from: Presto 05466 Stainless Steel Dual Basket Pro Fry Immersion Element Deep Fryer (Kitchen)
When I decided to purchase a fryer, I started by first doing research; reading online reviews(like this)and reading consumer publication reviews. Next I go to the manufacturer’s website of the fryers that look good and download the instruction manuals for the model I am interested in. This allows me to really get a feel for the products features and find out if there are any drawbacks.Last,I went to some local stores to get a hands on look at fryers with similar capacities and features as the one(s)I am considering. This gave me a real since of how much food I could fry in these machines. So, having done all this I decided to go with the Presto ProFry(05466).
I have used the Presto Profry 3 times, frying shrimp, mushrooms, and sweet potatoes. Everything has cooked up nice and crisp with very little oily feeling or taste. This fryer comes with two half size baskets(about the same size as a basket in the smaller machines), but by going to the Presto web site I found out I could get a full size basket for it as well. I used the large basket when I fried the sweet potato fries and it allowed me to cook them without crowding them. The two smaller baskets allowed me to fry shrimp at the same time as mushrooms and bring them to the table at the same time.
I was little concerned about the size of this appliance, but it does not take up much more space than other smaller capacity fryers. Based on how I will use this, I decided larger would be better. I will not be frying all that often, it will be mostly be used when I have the family over for get-togethers. When I looked at the smaller fryers it was clear that they just would not hold enough to be efficient for a group(4-6 people). And if I am going to all the trouble of frying, I don’t want to just fry a little bit(for just my husband and I). And as far as the “trouble” of frying goes, this machine is pretty easy. It holds a gallon of oil which is exactly the large size container the grocery store sells of veg. and peanut oil. I consider frying as something that should only be done outside, never in my kitchen. So, I just set up a table on my back patio next to the electric outlets and fry away. When I finish frying, cleanup is a matter of letting the oil cool and then pouring it through a strainer into a tight sealing container. I do not have a good filter/container system for this yet but I think a trip to the discount store will provide me with what I need. So far I have had my husband hold a tea strainer over the mouth of the container the oil came in and I carefully pour the oil in. I know there are one or two modes of fryers out there that are designed to streamline this process but the potential of the system failing and ending up with oil(maybe very hot!)leaking out and going everywhere makes me happy to just pour it out myself.
One other thing, I read on one of these reviews that since this is a large volume of oil, the heat sensor may register that it has reached the correct temp. but the oil closer to the surface my still be too cool to fry correctly. So, after the light goes out, indicating that it is up to temp. I take a long pair of tongs and gently stir the oil around and allow it to heat up a little more.
Finally, this a great machine, a good price, and I recommend it 100%.


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224 of 246 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
With a little Mod this Fryer will be EXCELLENT, September 22, 2009
Luis Fabara (Miami, Florida United States) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Presto 05466 Stainless Steel Dual Basket Pro Fry Immersion Element Deep Fryer (Kitchen)
I got this fryer from my dad.He bought it because it was dirt cheap and looked great.At first, even at the 375F setting this frier would not get any hotter than 360F, so I decided to sell it on Ebay, and get another one, since Im starting to do some experiments for a Burger Franchise @Burgerhaus.

I had a burger fest on a weekend so I decided to try frying about 10 KG of fries on a Sunday.
The frier worked great, but sometimes the temperature was not enough when frying 1KG at once on the 2 baskets.

After looking on how the temperature sensors are secured, I decided to try modifying the fryer.
It seems that the sensors are perfectly calibrated for the temperatures on the dial. However, this sensors are attached with a metal plate directly to the heating element, so what the fryer actually reads its an average from the Oil temp and the heating element temp.

Removing the supporting plate and 2 screws that hold the sensors, allows the fryer to correctly read the Oil’s Temp.

After doing this, the Presto Profry will get up to 390F as peaking point, and work at an average of 370F on the 375 on the Dial. 365 Peak and 350F average on the 350F ,and so on. The fryer will work perfectly after that. (Look at the pictures with the Thermometer @Customer Images)

I rate the fryer a 4, since this is a little design flaw, and also because it does not have an oil filtering system like other fryers.
Other than that, and after the mod, this is a SUPERB Fryer for only .99

I higly recommend using Palm Oil, High Smoke Point Peanut Oil, Soy Oil+Palm Olein. Do not use Canola, Olive, Sunflower or other Higly Monosaturated oils as this have low smoke points and will be health dangerous at any temp higher than 350F.


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