Updated Deep Fryer Works Well
The FR4068 is a traditional 4L deep fryer but includes a clever filtering sieve that takes most of the artifacts out of the cooking oil without making a mess. Use reflects a commercial fryer and the volume of oil is a plus in that it maintains its heat when food is added, but a minus because you have to buy that much oil. It does chips well in the basket, and fish or chicken not in the basket to ease the cleanup. It has a timer on the heating control unit, a Very Poor place because if you want to reset it or turn it off your hand would go th...rough the hot exhaust steam and be burned. You only try that once. The timer disables itself after a few pings, and in fairness there is no better place to put a timer that would be in sight. The timer does not turn the unit off. For cleanup the parts include the basket, sieve, oil tank insert, and cover, all dishwasher safe. The shapes and sizes can be unwieldy in the dishwasher. One has to take care not to make a mess while removing the sieve part as it sits underneath the heating element. The outer metal shell is easy to wipe down but feels thin. The heating element unit needs to be wiped by hand. The handle on the sieve assembly protrudes to make the footprint larger than necessary. If one stores oil in the unit between uses, the basket needs to be stored separately or left immersed in the oil. Overall, happy with the unit.
Questions & Answers
My digital timer does not work only bought this deep fryer today
Sorry I wont be much help. I have only used the timer once, when I first used it. I dont use it anymore, I just eyeball the food to tell whether it is cooked. If it still doesnt work, I would save the oil off somewhere and take it back to the place you got it for an exchange. I have had mine for many months and used it dozens of times and it is great (even though I dont use the timer... ).
Brand new,does not go. No light on when turned on .Why
Make sure the dial is turned up all the way to 190 degrees and it is turned on at the wall. The red light should come on and stay on until the oil heats up to 190 degrees. If it doesnt come on, take it back and get a new one. I have used mine at least 100 times now and havent had a problem with it, but this doesnt mean every one of them will be the same. If the light doesnt come on after doing everything above, take it back for a new one or refund.
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