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Asda BDZ-2-B Deep Fat Fryer
Member Name: chickiepoo
Asda BDZ-2-B Deep Fat Fryer
Date: 12/02/11, updated on 14/02/11 (81 review reads)
The deep fat fryer is basically just plain white, it has a lift up lid at the top and has the chip drainer handle in a small gap. On the front of the fryer you have your heat settings, also pictures of certain foods which should be cooked at what temperature. Myself I have not cooked most of the food that it shows.
At the top of the lid, you have grill like holes, this is to allow the steam out, also under the grill like holes, there is a filter, this stops anything from going through the holes.
On the front of the fryer you have two lights, an orange one indicates the power is on, and the red one lights up when the fryer is at the right termperature.
how to use
The fryer is really easy to use, to switch it on is only possible by the plug, then wait for the fat to warm up. Insert what you want to cook into the grill pan, and lower into the pan, Make sure than you do keep an eye on the chip pan at all times, and give the chips a good shake every few minutes.
Once cooked lift the grill pan up and slot it into the gap where the handle lays when stored away, then leave it there to drain for a few minutes. You may also want to give them a good shake as I have noticed that it does not drain all the fat away.
Its as simple as that, however always remember to take the plug back out, I know it may sound daft saying that, but how many house fires start from people forgetting such a simple thing.
The fryer has settings that go from low up to 190o. I find it easy to just keep it at 190 and it seems to cook everything perfectly.
This is really easy to clean, for the outside a damp cloth will do. As for the inside, empty the fat out. The metal part where the fat is kept comes out of the fryer. just soak that with hot soapy water and leave to soak for a while. The inside can also be done with just a damp cloth as this does not get that dirty.
After soaking the metal pan empty out and clean with a cloth then put back together it's as simple as that. If you do empty your fat down the sink though make sure you run hot water at the same time this will stop the sink blocking up.
Do filters need replacing
I have had this for 2 years and never replaced the filters yet, I would not even know where to buy them. All I do is run the filter in hot water give it a quick wipe down, then put on a radiator to dry, i have never had any problems in doing this and probably saved a packet in filters.
I paid £19.95 for this and I think its a bargain for how well its lasted and for how easy it is to use.
How much fat
I usually put 2 litres of oil in each time I fill it up, as I find this is just enough fat for what I need, although some larger families may require more. I only usually change the fat every 2-3 months also.
How well does it cook
I have only ever cooked 3 different foods in this fryer so I will describe what i think to each one.
Sausages: I do find the sausages a strange one, as they do taste nice and cook pretty well, but sometimes the sausages split in the middle, and then it can make the inside not taste as nice. Apart from that it does cook them well.
Chips: I always use frozen chips and they cook really nice into a lovely golden brown colour.
Roast potatoes: Now there is a trick to this to make them nice, as I found that when just putting potatoes in the chip pan, they would turn a nice golden brown but would be hard in the middle. So what I do now is half cook them first like boiled potatoes, do not over cook them or they will just fall apart in the fryer, they still need to be slightly hard. Then place them in the fryer and cook till golden brown and they come out perfect.
Any problems so far
So far I have never had any problems with this fryer and I think that's really good for the price I paid for it.
I would recommend this to anyone, its cheap easy to use, anyone would be able to find this easy to use, I mean even a man who reckons they can't cook could use this, so the men would have no excuses loll.
With the price easy of use and ease of cleaning this gets a big 5 stars from me, I would buy another one of these should this one ever break.
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