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on August 28, 2010
I am disappointed with the cooking results of my new Presto GrandPappy deep fryer. With several trials attempting to deep-fry chicken, the results were unsatisfactory. Using chicken at room temperature, breading it, and slipping it into the GrandPappy, I found that when the coating reached a pleasing golden brown, the meat was not thoroughly cooked. When leaving the chicken in the pot long enough to be done, the breading burned--not at all tasty.
The GrandPappy is a plug-and-play product without temperature control. The oil gets very hot, too hot. My candy thermometer revealed the oil temperature resides at 380 degrees. The recommended oil temperature for deep frying chicken is 365 degrees, explaining why the outside of the chicken is done well in advance of the inside.
I would not recommend this product.