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Looking for the best deep fryers of 2016? We can help! We've selected the 3 best overall all-purpose fryers, the 3 best low-fat or oil-less fryers and the 3 best turkey fryers.  These rankings are based on different criteria such ease of use, capacity, features, safety & ease of cleaning. Here are some comparison tables to help you find the home deep fryer that fits your particular needs.  Follow the "Full Review" link under each to read a more detailed review of each fryer.  Happy frying!

Best Overall Deep Fryer for 2016

Whether you're frying fish, french fries, okra or onion rings, these home deep fryers have you covered!
Name: T-fal FR8000 Oil Filtration Ultimate EZ Clean Deep FryerPresto 05442 CoolDaddy Cool-touch Deep FryerWaring Pro DF280 Professional Deep Fryer
Dimensions: 18.3" x 13.7" x 14.8"
12.4 Pounds
15" x 10" x 9"
3.4 Pounds
12.8" x 12.8" x 18.5"
12.2 Pounds
Food Capacity: 2.65 Pounds (approx. 10-12 Cups)1.25 Pounds (approx. 6 cups)2.3 Pounds (Approx 10 Cups)
Oil Capacity12-14 Cups6-8 Cups16 Cups
Wattage: 1,700 Watts1,500 Watts1,800 Watts
Pros: High capacity, automatic oil filtration system, odor filter, high powered, dishwasher safeCompact, lightweight, safe operationHigh powered, large capacity, multiple baskets provided, digital read-out, dishwasher safe
Cons: A bit more expensive than some, heavy, large footprint takes up counter spaceSmall capacity, not easy to clean, must hand wash most parts.No oil storage or filter, no odor filter, heavy, large footprint takes up counter space
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Best Air Fryers

These Fryers Use Less Oil to Cook Food, Making it Healthier without Sacrificing Taste.
Name: GoWISE USA GW22621 Electric Air FryerBIG BOSS 16 Quart Oil-Less FryerPhilips HD9220/26 AirFryer with Rapid Air Technology
Dimensions: 14.5" x 13.5" x 13.5"
12 Pounds
16" x 12.5" x 13.5"
14.7 Pounds
15.3" x 15.3" x 14.9"
12.2 Pounds
Food Capacity: 3.2 Quarts (10.5 oz to 1 lb 12oz Depending on food being cooked)16 Quarts (Up to 15 pounds depending on food being cooked2.5 Quarts (1.8 pounds)
Wattage: 1,500 Watts1,300 Watts1,425 Watts
Pros: Holds alot of food, easy to clean, relatively small foot print, low odorHuge capacity, additional rack for cooking multiple layers of food, 3 heat sourcesEasy to clean, dishwasher safe parts, low cooking odor
Cons: Fairly expensive, heavy, learning curve for control panel, may have hot spots that unevenly cook foodVery large footprint, halogen light shine very brightly while cooking, glass bowl is prone to breaking.Small cooking area, food must be carefully placed to prevent uneven cooking.
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Best Turkey Fryers

These Extra Large Fryers will Perfect Fry Up Your Turkey for Any Occasion
Name: Waring Pro TF200B Rotisserie Turkey Fryer/SteamerMasterbuilt 23011014 Butterball Gen III Electric Fryer CookerChar-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-Less Turkey Fryer + Accessory Kit
Dimensions: 19.8" x 22.9" x 19.2"
25.5 Pounds
16.3" x 16.3" x 17.9"
19 Pounds (Large
18" x 21.5" x 18.5"
27 Pounds (Extra Large)
24.5" x 16" x 16"
35 Pounds
Maximum Turkey Size: 18 Pounds14 Pounds (Large)
20 Pounds (Extra Large)
16 Pounds
Oil Capacity2.5 GallonsAbout 2 GallonsN/A
Wattage/Power: 1,800 Watts1,650 Watts16,000 BTU
Pros: High powered, large capacity, safe to operate indoors, no splatter designCan be used safely indoors, multiple sizes, oil drain port, no splatter designOil-Free cooking, safer than true deep fryers, dry rubs won't be rinsed off, can be used for ribs, leg of lamb etc, easy clean-up
Cons: Takes awhile to heat up oil initiallyShort cord, electric element temperature doesn't rebound as fast as propaneTakes a bit longer to cook than a true turkey fryer,
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T-Fal FR8000

The T-Fal FR800 has it all! This is our #1 choice as the best deep fryer on the market. It features a patented automatic oil drainage and filtration system to keep you oil performing better for longer. The oil is kept in a separate, sealed container for easy storage until the next use. The powerful 1700 watt heating element is at the top of the class, heating up fast and rebounding quickly to the selected oil temperature. It can hold 2.65 pounds of food, enough to fry up dinner for the whole family. It does this using only 3.5 liters of oil, less than most home deep fryers that can put out this volume of food. It contains a permanent filter for odor control and a viewing window in the lid, so you can monitor the progress of your cooking. Everything except the electric heating element is dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a breeze. Combining ease of use, safety, ease of cleanup & power, this is the best home deep fryer that money can buy. Comes with 1 year limited warranty.

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Presto Cool Daddy

The Presto Cool Daddy Home Deep Fryer is the most compact in our lineup. It's also the most affordable deep fryer in the list. It's most impressive feature is the special basket which allows the food to be lowered into the hot oil with the lid closed, preventing messy splatter and potential burns.  It's replaceable charcoal air filter gobbles up food odor, so you can fry without smelling up the whole house. You can easily see the food cooking through the extra large viewing window. The exterior of the unit stays cool while cooking. It only uses about 8 cups of oil to fry around 1.25 pounds of food. That's about 2 servings of fried goodness. The non-stick fry pot is removable to help with cleaning, just wait for the oil to cool, pull out the fry pot and filter oil to clean container, hand wash it and replace the oil.  Comes with 1 year limited warranty.

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Waring Pro DF280

The Waring Pro DF280 Professional  Deep Fryer comes in an attractive and easy-to-clean brushed stainless steel finish. It's large and powerful, packing a best-in-class 1800 watt heating element to warm up fast and rebound quickly after adding food and between batches. It comes with 3 baskets, so that you can fry a large amount of any one food or a smaller amount of 2 different kinds of food side by side. It features an easy-to-read LCD temperature and timer. It can fry up to 2.3 pounds of food at once and holds about a gallon of oil to do so. There is a pour spout so you can easily drain and filter the oil for storage. Many of the parts are dishwasher safe for easy and quick clean-up! Comes with 1 year limited warranty.

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GoWise GW22621 

Air Fryer

The GoWise USA GW22621 4th Generation Electric Air Fryer is our #1 Choice the best oil-less fryer.  This is the best option on the market for delivering crisp, tasty food without the health risks of dunking food in oil.  It is packed with features, including a touch screen, 7 built in smart programs (chips, meat, chicken, steak, shrimp, fish & manual) and a detachable basket.  It's capacity is 3.2 liters, so it can cook up to 1.75 pounds of food. A powerful 1,500 watt power source uses Rapid Hot Air Circulation to surround your ingredients in hot air ranging from 175F to 400F. Unlike deep frying, little or no oil is used in the preparation of food, so no oil is wasted. Plus cleanup is much easier with an air fryer like this, as you don't have to worry about oil splatter, filtering or storing oil.  The nested baskets have a non-stick coating to make cleanup a breeze. Come with an included recipe book to get you started using this air fryer.

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Big Boss 16 Quart

Oil-Less Fryer

 The Big Boss 16 Quart Oil-less fryer is a great choice for cooking large amounts of heart-healthy food without the added calories that come with using a tradition deep fryer.  It's efficient design heats food quickly and seals in moisture and flavor. It's suitable for cooking a range of meat, poultry, vegetables and even desserts!  It's 16 quart capacity can cook up to 15 pounds of food in one go!   It uses a triple cooking technique to accomplish this: halogen, convection & infrared heat. It uses 2 trays to cook multiple foods at the same time. The clear glass bowl makes it easy to monitor your cooking progress. It comes with a recipe book to get you started.  Limited 2 year manufactures warranty.

Philips HD9220/26


The Philips HD9220/26 Airfryer features a 1,425 Watt Rapid Air heating technology plus a unique starfish design on the botom to facilitate air circulation for evenly distributed head.  Foods cook thoroughly and quickly without the with little or no oil. It's adjustable up to 390 degrees and not only fries food, but is capable of baking, grilling and roasting as well. It holds up to 1.8 pounds of food, enough for dinner for 2 or snacks/appetizers for the whole family. The nonstick coasted drawer and food basket are dishwasher safe for quick and easy clean up. Plus, it cooks food and releases very little odor to save you and your home from the smell of fried oil. It comes with a recipe book to get you started and even has the support of the Philips Airfryer app, allowing you to get more from your Airfryer and enhance the home-cooking experience. Comes with a 1 year warranty.

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Waring Pro TF200B Rotisserie Turkey Fryer

The Waring Pro TF200B Rotisserie Turkey Fryer gets our rating as best turkey fryer for 2016.  It's 1800 watt heating element is the most powerful out there and it heats up the oil fast, and rebounds back to optimal cooking temperature quickly after adding the bird to the oil.  Its rotisserie basket rotates the turkey for even cooking, using much less oil than traditional deep fryers. It features a spigot for draining and filtering the cooled oil for storage.  It's ergonomic handles make carefully lowering the turkey into oil a breeze. It can also fry large amounts of other foods, like wings, chicken, donuts & taquitos. It can also be used as a steamer!  Great for steaming seafood, vegetable and can even be used for clambakes! It cleans up pretty easily, just allow the oil to cool thoroughly before draining the oil and hand wash the oil receptacle in soap water. The rest of the unit can just be wiped with a soapy sponge. It comes with a 5 year manufactures warranty, much longer than other companies guarantee their product for.  This is the Cadillac of turkey fryers.

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Masterbuilt 23011014 Butterball Electric Fryer

The Masterbuilt 23011015 Butterball Electric Fryer a great choice to safely fry a turkey indoors on your counter top. It's available in 2 sizes, large and XL.  The large edition can cook a turkey up to 14 pounds safely and the XL can handle up to a 20 pound turkey. It's 1,650 watt heating element heats the 2+ gallons of oil effectively, bouncing back to temperature quickly after adding the turkey. The hot oil remains covered during the frying process you you don't have to worry about splatters or boil-over.  The drain port makes it easy to drain the cooled oil out for filtering and storage. This fryer can be used for more than turkeys too! Bring it out at your next family gathering to fry corndogs, wings, fries, chicken, taquitos & vegetables in bulk.  Comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

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Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-Less Turkey Fryer

The Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-Less Turkey Fryer is quite an impressive device. It uses a patented infrared cooking technology to evenly cook food without the mess and calories of deep frying. It can cook up to 16 pounds of food at one time, and not just turkeys. It can cook roasts, pork tenderloins, chickens & racks of ribs with easy using the Char-Broil Big Easy 22 Piece Turkey Fryer Accessory kit. Turkeys and chickens take about 8 to 10 minutes per pound to completely cook. That's not as fast as a deep fryers but much faster than most home ovens. Plus it's very safe. No hot oil to transport, filter, dispose of, or risk spilling. No more boil overs or flare-ups. Marinades and rubs won't wash away like they can in a traditional deep fryer. It comes with a thermometer, cooking basket, basket lifting tool, rotary ignition and removable drip tray. NOTE: This cooker does need to use a propane tank (not included) and must be used outside of the house. Comes with a 90 day manufactures warranty.

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