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My almost amazing Morphy Richards Deep Fat Fryer always produces lovely, golden and tasty fries when they are cooked in it! My children love coming back from school and saying "where's my chips?" But there not just for chips, you can cook sausages and lots of foods that you would expect to be fried!
The big problem is, is that I can't get the fat and oil stains out of it. There's more dried fat on the outside than there is inside! It spits out everywhere and go's all up the wall. I have scrubbed and scrubbed for half an hour before with Mr Muscle, Dettol, Bleach all sorts of cleaners and still can't get rid of the fat stains! It's a complete nightmare and if you've read my other reviews on Mr. Muscle cleaners, you'll know that I really don't like fat stains or any kind of grime!
Apart from this minor problem, I think it's great for in the kitchen. Lovely golden chips everytime, tasty sausages everytime, what more could you wish for than a Morphy Richards Deep Fat Fryer?
What made me buy this product?
I purchased this product because I needed a brand new deep fat fryer because the old one kept making noises! I thought a Morphy Richards one would be easy to clean and maintain like the rest of there products but oh no, it's far from easy to clean! The size and capacity caught my eye because I have to cook for a family!
Where can I purchase this product from?
This time I purchased it from an electrical appliance store in my town centre, Wolverhampton! I think you can obtain these products from the internet but I know that they can be obtained from shops and maybe ASDA!
After having to get rid of my old deep fat fryer when it broke I decided to give this one ago.I only ever really use mine for chips but you could do something different. I cut the potatoes my self and them put them in, I find that they taste best when you part cook them, then allow them to cool down and then cook them again. In my opinion the chips that this make are far nicer than ones you would buy at a fish and chips shop.
You have to buy the lard to go in it but that isn't too expensive, obviously using this isn't a very healthy way of cooking but if its only for occasional use then that is ok. It also looks quite stylish as it is stainless steel and black plastic which makes it look more expensive than some others. Morphy Richard is also a great make and a lot of my appliances are from them which have all turned out to be great pieces of equipment.
I have owned this for about two years and have not had any problems with it, it does need cleaning regularly otherwise it gets really messy. One massive adavntage of this is the low risk of fires compared to your conventional chip pan.
It plugs in to your mains circuit and does not take to long to heat up before you can put your food in. The basket is a reaonable size and if you are making chips you can put enough in to feed a family of five. If you are cooking for me people you may have to do two batches but this isnt a problem because of the fast cooking time.
Sometimes you need to deep fry more than one type of food and if you do this is the fryer for you.
The first thing that you notice is that there are a lot of features with this machine.
Spring loaded removable lid
lid location guides
lid release button
baskets x 3
basket handles x 2
basket lower realease button
lid lock catch
basket handle location guides
bowl finger lip
power on light
temperature ready light
variable temperature control
min and max oil levels inside the bowl
non slip feet on base
To use this fryer is simple. Press the lid release button to open. Plug into the mains and switch the power on. The red power light and the orange temperature light will illuminate. Next look at the variable temperature control to see the required setting and set it to the desired one. The oil is now preheating and will take about 10 to 15 minutes to get the the correct temperature.
The niceness of this fryer is that you can put the food in either two baskets to keep the food separate or if all one food in the larger single basket.
Dry the food before putting in the oil. Lower the baskets into the oil and lower the lid. You can see how the food is being cooked through the viewing window. When ready give the baskets a shake and put the baskets in its raised rest position for a few seconds to drain.
A few tips
Never let the oil get cloudy or too brown. change it.
To change it wait till cool and then pour it into say coke bottles for disposal.
always dry the food before putting in basket as this somehow makes it taste better
Try and get all the food in the basket the same size.
Do not use plastic utensils
Old potatoes are the best for making chips.
fresh cut chips take 10-12 minutes
frozen cod 10-15 minutes
burgers 4-5 minutes
chicken 20-25 minutes
The baskets are very sturdy and a nice size
When it comes to cleaning this fryer it is very quick and easy to do as even the bowl comes out for cleaning and it is all easy to put back togethr again.
This is a good fryer and well worth considering if you are thinking of buying one. Because it is heat controlled if you do forget to turn it off you dont have a fire straightaway (hopefully not at all) as it turns itself off which is a great thing.
My old deep fat fryer had had it's day. There was more fat on the outside than there was on the inside.It had seen more chips than Harry Ramsden. I decided it was time to buy a new one so I had a look through my catalogue and decided on the Morphy Richards. It was large enough at a push to feed my 5 kids in one sitting. Supposed to be easy to clean, viewing window, various cooking temperatures, usual stuff. After the third or fourth time of using it the metal bar that the handle hinged on popped out on one side. It fits inside two little holes in the plastic handle. So, being the mrs d.i.y. that I am I got a knife and poked it back into its holes. I thought it just hadn't been pushed in properly at the factory. (I've done factory work,it could have been made just before knocking off time) It worked alright for two or three more uses and then the bar popped out again. This means you have absolutely no control over the basket. Not fun when it is full of scalding hot chips. As it was still under guarantee I sent it back and got a replacement. This one is pretty much the same. When the handle gets warm it seems to expand slightly. The basket is sort of spring loaded so this bar gets a fair amount of pressure. When the handle expands this pressure is enough to pull the bar out of the holes.
When I saw this in the shop I had to look twice ? a deep fat fryer that goes in the dishwasher. The whole thing dismantles ? the bowl, the sides, the lid and it?s all dishwashable. No more greasy sides, yacky stains or gummy bits. The element comes away from the rest of the machine - chuck it in the dishwasher and put it back together ? you don?t need a degree to do this ? it fits together quite easily. It is a decent sized fryer ? cooking enough chips for a family in one go. It heats up quickly and has different temperatures for different foods.