Presto is one of the leading companies when it comes to deep fat fryers and the Dual ProFry makes it clear that they offer the best of the best.
Coming in with a 4.7 Liter oil capacity (12 cups) and 1800 Watts of power, this bad boy this bad boy will fry anything you need and do it quickly. It’s equipped with two baskets, each of which take up half of the room in the fryer. You can buy the large basket separately, which takes up the entire frying space if you’re doing a large amount of a single type of food. Otherwise, the two smaller baskets are good for doing most things, including cooking multiple food at once.
Oil will stay hot and get back to cooking temperature after you drop food into it, but note that some people don’t get up to the recommended 375 degrees without a bit of help. It’s been recommended that if you notice less than perfect temperatures, all it takes is a swish around of the oil (just drop one of the baskets in and move it around a bit) to get it back up to normal. The sensors reading the temperature occasionally get an imperfect reading because of their location. This can be fixed if you know what you’re doing, but we highly doubt you’ll need to do this. Most people we found who have this unit are more than happy and have never had to do anything to get the temperature right.
But if we didn’t tell you, this wouldn’t be the home of the most comprehensive reviews of deep fryers, would it?
Moving on from this rare instance, we found that a lot of people who picked this up did so because it is such a bargain. The regular price is about $100 but if you check today’s price on Amazon, you’ll find that it’s much cheaper. For such a large, highly rated home deep fryer, any price under $100 is a great one, so we’re happy to pass people along to get the best deals.
You’ll find it really easy to take apart to clean. Even the heating element comes out so you can wash the rest of the unit easily and wipe down the heating element. The baskets have handles that fold in, which allows you to fit them inside the larger unit without the handles sticking out for easy storage. This video gives you a brief overview of the Dual ProFry in action, showing you some of the features like the easy to take apart and clean nature of it, and the double baskets. We apologize for the cheesy music!
As you can see, it’s a pretty impressive unit. The lid has some element of odor control and obviously acts as a splatter guard when the cooking process is actually happening.
When you look at this as a unit and wonder if you should get it for your own kitchen, we’ve got to tell you that it is one of the top rated fryers we’ve come across, and at this price, it’s one of the best value models you can find. You’d be hard pressed to get more for your money elsewhere, and for that reason, we recommend the Presto Dual ProFry Immersion Element Deep Fryer.
Just to sum it up for you:
- 4.7 Liter (12 cup) capacity
- 1800 Watts
- 2 Baskets
- Usually well under $100 on Amazon
- Adjustable thermostat with light signaling when oil is ready
Please check it out for yourself, but keep in mind that after we looked at everything, this is still in our Top 5 best choices, taking into account quality, features and price.