The Presto 05466 fryer is a perfect size for home cooking and the double baskets make , it easy to cook two items at the same time and very easy use and clean. It comes with two half size baskets, The two smaller baskets allowed you to fry food at the same time and bring them to the table at the same time.
I Recommend this deep fryer because it really make your work easy and food is good when finished.Two baskets allow you to cook two different things at the same time, or stagger your cooking. This fryer is not for those who will just use it occasionally, this is for the person who will use it weekly or daily!
- Oblong-shaped baskets ideal for frying large pieces of chicken or fish
- Adjustable thermostat with signal light that indicates when oil is ready for frying
- 12-cup food capacity
- Heating element and enameled pot remove for easy cleaning
- Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
In this day and age where budgets are tight, it is nice to find a good deep fryer that comes at an affordable price. The Presto Dual Pro, although cheaper than some, has not sacrificed quality for the sake of the price. This deep fryer comes with an 1800-watt immersion element that heats up fairly quickly as well as ensuring that oil temperature recovery also happens fast. The adjustable thermostat allows for easy temperature control and temperature selection so as to give you a variety of choices for frying your foods. The indicator light is there to show you when the required frying temperature has been reached, however there have been complaints that it does not always reach the desired temperature before the indicator light goes on. The control assembly comes with indicator light, adjustable control and the element is also attached which makes for easy removal when cleaning.
One feature that makes this deep fryer really great is that you not only have the convenience of being able to fry in it, but you can boil and steam food in it too. So when you are tired of all the fatty fried foods then you can change to healthier options of steaming and boiling for added variety. Having these extra options makes for a larger variety of foods that can be prepared and having two rectangular baskets that can fit side-by-side makes cooking two foods like chicken and chips more convenient too. Some of you might feel that having two baskets is a bit inconvenient and would prefer a larger one this is easily remedied since a large basket can also be purchased separately. The total capacity of this deep fryer is 12 cups of food so ideal for family use.
A word of caution is that it is best to ensure that you have the lid of the fryer on when working with high water content foods to ensure that you do not get splashed when the water touches the boiling oil. Some reviews say that it is not necessary for all high water content foods but it is always better to err on the side of caution. The time it takes for the oil to reach optimum temperature tends to be on the long side so take that into account when you are preparing your meals.
At first glance, the Presto Dual Pro might seem a bit bulky but it does not take up much more room than any other small deep fryers. Should you prefer to have it packed away then the handles on the side and the lighter weight makes for easy moving although I wouldn’t suggest that you try lifting it into high cupboards, rather opt for storing it under the counter instead. For cleaning purposes, you are able to remove the basket handles, the oil pot as well as the fryer cover but do remember that these parts are not suitable for use in a dishwasher. On the whole this deep fryer is great to use when cooking for a small family.
- Adjustable thermostat fitted with a signal light that indicates when the oil is ready for frying
- The baskets and heating element nest inside pot offers compact storage
- Easy heating element and enameled pot removal for easy cleaning
- offer 12-cup food capacity
- Oblong-shaped baskets suitable for large pieces frying
- The deep fryer takes at least 20 minutes to heat up
How To Deep Frying Enchiladas With Presto 05466
First off, this electric fryer has a very deep body which means that there is enough oil to cover whatever foods I’m going to be frying. Another thing I really like is that because there are two frying baskets I can deep fry in batches and not have to pause and go which makes it really easy to whip up large batches of food for my large family and for dinner parties.
I don’t know how many of you have experienced this, but I buy my enchiladas frozen either from my regular grocery store or from Trader Joes and such and they tend to come frozen. A very big problem I often face is that my Electric Deep Fryer does not cook up each piece evenly so the outsides will be burnt while the inside with the filling is still frozen and under cooked.
Fortunately, the 5466 has enough room for the oil to circulate while the food is cooking and this helps maintain an even cooking temperature. I am proud to say that my enchiladas came out perfectly cooked this time both inside and out! However, even though this fryer pretty much makes deep frying any food idiot proof you still have to use some common sense and not overload it…
I also like the cover that comes with the ProFry as it has air vents so you can use it to cover the unit and reduce oil splatter while you are cooking. The wire baskets are also collapsible and easy to store which is a very important design since leaving the baskets in the oil when they are not being used will lead to rancid oil build up which is very difficult to clean.
My one gripe with this fryer is that you might need to have a meat thermometer unless you are used to deep frying foods and know what to look for to make sure that they are fully cooked. However this should not be a big problem as meat and fryer thermometers are pretty cheap and only cost a couple bucks at the grocery store.
So even though I only tried to cook enchiladas with the ProFry, this is a good sized fryer for a variety of deep fried foods especially if you have to cook in large batches.
Overall, The Presto 05466 dual ProFry immersion element deep fryer is an affordable and easy to maintain deep fryer which will let you various kinds of dishes very easily. It was easy to assemble and is a nice size and has a nice appearance. I would highly recommend this fryer for family or party use since it is capable of handling a fair amount of food per use.