How to buy a deep fryer

Kitchen & dining | Appliance wattage advisor | Deep fryer buying guide

What to consider before you buy a deep fryer


Deep fryers are used to fry food at high temperatures to give them a crispy texture. They come in two major types:

  • Electric deep fryers
  • Propane deep fryers

Electric deep fryers are commoner and safer, and consequently used indoors. They also come in smaller sizes than the propane ones. In generally, deep fryers have varying capacities to suit the different needs of the home. The power consumption may depend heavily on the time it takes to heat up the oil in the deep fryer, as well as the temperature setting selected. This in turn depends on the volume of oil to be heated.

In selecting a deep fryer, the volume of food to be fried, and the frequency of use are two major considerations. Thus buyers must consider what they intend to use a deep fryer primarily for, before choosing a deep fryer.

Power Consumption

The wattage of a deep fryer could use as high as 1800 watts.


Always remember to check for warranty. The duration of the warranty determines the confidence the manufacturer has in the product. Therefore the longer the warranty, the more confident the manufacturer is that the product is durable. Never buy an appliance with no warranty! Finally, you should buy from an authorized dealer to ensure that the warranty is valid.


There are many deep fryer brands in the market. Always check the SONCAP and the warranty certificates (as said above). Additionally, you can tell us your experience with your appliance brand, or as your questions, in the comments section below.

Find out how much this appliance will add to your electricity bill



Newsletter signup

Subscribe to stay up to date with the latest buying tips on Checkit

Please wait...

Thank you for signing up!

Please share: