Since a deep fryer isn't something I would normally worry about how it looks, it doesn't really harm if it looks pretty. This isn't the most gorgeous fryer I have seen, but it's certainly not bad looking. This is a stainless steel fryer which has an oil capacity of 1.5 litres and 750 gram food capacity. I'm not really an expert if that' a lot, but when we asked the person in the shop it was enough for two people. It's not really big enough for a family of four.
We bought this deep fryer for around 25 pounds when it was on sale. You had cheaper versions but they also looked very cheap and I wasn't sure about the quality of them. This one looked secure and like it would last for a couple of years. The lid and the handles are black and feel firm too. You have one control on the machine were you can set the temperature.
Although the machine is very easy to control, what I love the most is the viewing screen on the top. It's just very handy and you don't need to take the whole cover of just to check the food. Also handy are the non-slip feet on the bottom. The cord is also long enough. You of course have the power on button and temperate indicators.
We normally use the frying pan for frying chips. The chips turn out very crispy and well-cooked throughout. We are very pleased with the taste of the chips but this also depends of course of the oil you use. You can easily take the food out with the basket.
Overall we are very happy with the Breville VDF021 deep fryer. It's very handy in use and not even that expensive. It looks good with the stainless steel and the chips turns out perfect. I would certainly recommend this frying pan.
When I began my search for a deep fat fryer I wouldn't say I were very well equipped with the expertise of what I had in mind. Things such as what capacity I would need, what settings or features to look out for etc etc weren't on my mind at all in fact! The Breville VDF021 is one of the more basic deep fat fryers from the Breville range, costing around £20-£25. I bought mine on the highstreet from a locally run electrical store.
The Breville VDF021 has a generous 1.5litre capacity which I find to be more than adequate for my needs. The food capacity of this fryer is 750grams, so it is more than capable of being able to cater for a few people at once. The stainless steel design gives the fryer a smart and clean look, the lid is black and the handles are too. There is one dial on the machine which allows you to select the setting you desire, with guidance above the dial.
I love the simplicity of the Breville VDF021, for the price I wouldn't expect any more than I get and this fryer is able to satisfy my frying needs. For the price I would say it is a very affordable and capable machine which is easy to clean and store. The compact design is also sturdy on worktops due to its non-slip feet and is also lightweight. There is a safety lever on the lid which allows you to safely open it without difficulty. The window on the top of the lid allows you to see how your food is progressing which is a must for someone that is far from a Michelin starred chef!
As the window allows me to see how my food is cooking I can judge as and when it is ready for serving. The things I cook most often in it are chips and things like spam fritters and home-made battered sausages. I find that chips are nice and crisp, unlike when I used to fry in my old fat fryer on the hob. As the temperature can be controlled I can get the fat that little bit hotter, leaving me with food that not only cooks quicker but also tastes much better. The food is also easy to remove due to the simplicity of the design of the food basket itself. Ultimately the entire frying experience is muh improved due to the purchase of the Breville VDF021.
The Breville VDF021 has a few safety features which help keep things under control. a variable temperature control allows you to vary the heat depending on what you are cooking, the cord also stores easily within the base of the fryer.
Overall the Breville VDF021 is a simple to use deep fat fryer and would make an ideal first fryer for anyone looking to start using one for the first time. The price is very reasonable and the safety features are just what you would get on fryers costing two or three times as much as the VDF021.
1.5 Litre Fryer Vari Temp Cool Touch Brushed Steel