We've researched the latest portable generators, asked the experts, and sifted through thousands of specs, features and user reviews to find the best turkey fryers around. Here's everything you need to know about the Farberware 14lbs Extra Large Capacity Deep Fryer.
Farberware 14lbs Extra Large Capacity Deep Fryer: What you need to know
The beauty of this model is that not only is it conveniently small, it also has multi-cooking functions with fry, steam and boil choices. As with some of the other turkey fryers that made our review list, it also uses a lot less oil than traditional turkey fryers, and it doesn’t just cook turkey. The Farberware 14lbs Extra Large Capacity Deep Fryer can produce French fries, fritters, onion rings and other similarly delectable dishes – so it’s a good solid ‘work-horse’ in the kitchen.
Farberware 14lbs Extra Large Capacity Deep Fryer: Features
- Only 15 inches x 15 inches in size
- Features a sleek, stainless steel construction
Features: Multi Purpose (Fry, Steam, Boil)
Capacity: 14lb capacity
Recommended Location: Indoor
Colors: Black, S/S
Weight: 14.52 lbs
Dimensions: (L x W x H) 15.08 x 14.72 x 14.17 Inches
Given that the Farberware 14 lbs Extra Large Capacity Deep Fryer is only 15 inches x 15 inches, we were surprised that the model can hold up to 14lbs of turkey or other meat, seafood or vegetables. The model is happily equipped with user-friendly controls and a built-in dial that controls the cooking temperature – up to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
The multifunctional Farberware 14lbs Extra Large Capacity Deep Fryer features a sleek, stainless steel construction that looks great in any kitchen, and we especially liked the safe, extra-large basket liner that holds up to the stated 14lbs of food, so you can easily prepare a meal for the entire family or just cook for you and your beau.
The attached handle and a detachable hook mean that you can you lift the fry basket out of the fryer quickly and safely. A viewing window at the top of the lid lets you monitor your food while it is cooking so it is perfectly done each time, this particular feature is one that most users liked best. A hinged lid prevents splatter and makes cleanup hassle-free while a detachable easy-drain valve reduces oil spills.
Farberware 14lbs Extra Large Capacity Deep Fryer: Performance
- A good choice for starter-kit cooks
- Doesn’t take up too much counter space
Overall the Farberware 14lbs Extra Large Capacity Deep Fryer gave good performance and was considered a good choice for starter-kit cooks, smaller-family units and those that want a decent fryer that looks good and doesn’t take up too much counter space in the kitchen.
Farberware 14lbs Extra Large Capacity Deep Fryer: User Reviews
- Majority of users were very happy with their purchase
- A good choice for those looking to use less oil when cooking
The majority of users were very happy with their purchase, especially those who were amateur cooks, had smaller families – or wanted something sleek and small in the kitchen. However, a small handful of users reported that the unit broke after only one use, but we think this may have been a manufacturing issue that has now been resolved. This is also a good choice for those who are looking to use less oil when cooking their food; and for those who want a steam and boil option, as well as the traditional fry function.
Should you buy the Farberware 14lbs Extra Large Capacity Deep Fryer?
The Farberware 14 lbs Extra Large Capacity Deep Fryer is a good starting point for amateur cooks looking to ‘meat up’ their abilities at Thanksgiving, or any time the family or friends come over. Because it’s an indoor model and it doesn’t take up too much counter space, this makes a good and convenient buy for family chefs and those of us who prefer our social gatherings to be on the intimate side.
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