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Like buying a fancy car that can't drive (but sure looks good in the driveway)
on January 9, 2016
The reason i am giving this product 2 stars instead of 1 star is because it comes so close to being awesome before it falls flat! I loved everything about the construction of it. The problem was, just like a multitude of other people were reporting, it doesn't reach the temperatures advertised. My first use of it was making fries. Anyone who has ever made fries before knows that you want to cook them once,cool then fires, then turn up the temp even higher and fry it again to reach that golden brown perfection. The temps in their instruction manual recommend 320° for 1st fry and 374° for second fry. I couldn't even get this thing to reach the lower 320°. Dialed it to 320° and it only reached maybe 250°. I cranked the dial up to the max 374° and it barely hit 312°. Others reviewers complained of the exact same thing. If they can fix this temperature issue this would be a great product. But frying is all about reaching the proper high temperature for the food you are cooking otherwise your food will come out soggy or oil soaked. (I used 2 separate hand thermometers and both were confirming the same temps)
I rolled the dice on it even after reading all the similar reviews. I ended up returning. (I love Amazon's no fuss return policy!)
All stainless steel construction
Loved the drain and oil store option (mine didn't leak when i used it like some reported)
Pretty much EVERYTHING is dishwasher safe aside from controls/heating element. Huge plus there!
Nicely sized for a family fryer
Doesn't reach the temperatures it needs to. That's like buying a plane that doesn't fly.
Make sure and take note of the size. Since it is large you need lots of space to store it.