Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Deep Fryers here.
The DeLonghi D677UX tests the boundaries of modern deep fat fryers with a unique appearance and multiple features to create a comprehensive and reliable frying device. Its large capacity basket, combined with the use of a drain hose and non-stick interior, ensures you’ll get all the use you want out of it without all the maintenance. For larger families lacking in storage space but wanting an easy-to-use fryer, this device immediately proves its worth.
The DeLonghi D677UX is an electric deep fryer designed to look different from most other devices on the market. Rather than utilizing a rectangular appearance akin to a toaster, it takes on an oval shape with a very modern case design. The removable basket utilizes a fold-down handle, intended for easy storage between meals. The fryer lid is attached to the rest of the body and simply folds up when you push the “Open” button. The lid offers both a comprehensive ventilation system as well as a sizeable viewing window to monitor frying progress.
Across the front of the low-fat fryer is a series of pictures of food types and the recommended oil temperatures for frying. At the foot of the device is an easy-to-adjust thermostat capable of temperatures from 300 to 370 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, a red indicator light blinks on to alert you when the oil has reached optimal temperatures for frying.
When you’ve finished frying and the deep fryer has had time to cool down, you can easily drain the oil through the use of an extendable hose. The hose is located at the bottom of the oil pot to properly drain all of the oil. While the capacity of the device allows up to two pounds of food to be fried, the drain hose proves quite capable of quickly removing all oil.
The DeLonghi D677UX isn’t a small deep fryer, proving quite capable of handling high-yield recipes with relative ease. The unique and modern design of the case sets this device apart from others and speaks to the quality of work DeLonghi does when it comes to kitchen appliances. With this device, you don’t have to worry about getting burned by touching the exterior or trying to store the device in compact spaces where a basket handle would prove problematic.