Product Type: Asda fryers
Newest Review: ... Black on the outside and raw in the middle. You will need to use it a few times to get a handle on using it. I am happy to say that at t... more
Member Name: Clurbur85
Advantages: Good results, the fryer looks good.
Disadvantages: This is a fatty way of cooking, the handle sometimes comes off while you're cooking.
The Asda DF-300 fryer comes is made out of stainless steel and you will find it in the kitchen section in large Asda supermarkets. This particular model will set you back £24.99 and it's a medium sized fryer that takes three litres of fat.
If I'm being honest I didn't really want to purchase a fat fryer, but my partner was adamant - he said that it would be a quick and easy way for us to cook fries, scampi and other convenient (and fatty food). In the end I gave in and we bought this model approximately three months ago.
***** Getting started ****
The instructions within the box are quite simple to follow. There are two dials on the fryer, one is a timer that allows you to heat the fat for a maximum of thirty minutes - this is a good safety feature, because it means that unlike a chip pan, this fryer will turn itself off after a certain amount of time has passed. The other dial determines the temperature, which will vary depending on which item you are cooking.
There is also a removable metal handle that attaches to the frying pan (well I say 'pan' - it's more of a net with holes in). Make sure you get to grips with this handle before you start cooking because it easily slips out and you haven't developed the knack of keeping it in place before you start cooking then you might have a nasty accident with the oil.
Also, it's worth mentioning that you will need at least three litres of oil within the fryer, so make sure you pick a bottle up while you're in teh supermarket.
***** My opinion *****
I wouldn't recommend that you use this product often, because it is obviously a fatty way of cooking, but I can't deny that the results are tasty. We bought a bag of curly fries from Iceland for £1 - they were cheap, we got about ten portions out of teh bag and they tasted lovely when they were fried up in the Asda DF-300 fryer.
You can make a generous portion of fries for two people each time you use this item and it doesn't take long to fry food up so I'd say this product is more than sufficient for the average family.
You have to make sure that you stand over the fryer while it is cooking because your food will easily burn. Also, you need to remember to occasionally shake the food so that everything is cooked thoroughly.
This item looks smart on the kitchen unit, but design-wise I do have one gripe... the handle is really fiddly and I wouldn't be surprised if other people have had accidents when using this fryer, because even now, after using this product for three months, I still find that the handle occasionally comes off while I'm cooking.
Overall I'd say that the results from this fryer are fab, food does taste delicious when it's cooked in here, but because the handle is (in my opinion) a bit dangerous, I can only award this product three stars.
Summary: ...okay in moderation.
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