The Proctor Silex Professional Style Deep Fryer is The Deep Fry Daddy’s choice for the Best Affordable Deep Fryer available for 2017.
Many of my readers requested that I find an affordable alternative to some of the more expensive deep fryers that I’ve reviewed and recommended. Proctor Silex delivers with their Professional Style Deep Fryer model 35041. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that the higher priced models do, but it will deliver crispy and golden fried foods for the chef on a budget.
The Proctor SIlex heats up fast, with a 1.5 liter oil capacity and a heating element that is submerged in the oil. It rebounds quickly to the desired temperature after adding food. The dial adjusts the temperature from 250-375 degrees F and has a notification light so you know when your oil has reached the proper temperature and is ready to fry. It’s easy to clean, with most of the parts (except the heating element) being dishwasher safe and it’s also easy to assemble. It’s space saving design and non-slip padded feet make it a welcome addition to your kitchen counter. It also includes a lid for storing oil and a basket that hooks to the side for easy draining. All this for a price tag under $25.
The only downside is that it is pretty small, so if you are cooking for a lot of people you may have to work in batches. If you are looking to cook appetizers or a small fried meal for 1 or 2 people, this fryer should be perfect!
So whether you’re looking to fry up some mozzarella sticks or onion rings, or perhaps try your hand at some home-made donuts, The Proctor Silex is a great choice for a small, entry level deep fryer that won’t break the bank!