Recognized for making high quality products, Waring is one of the most popular deep fryer manufacturers in the world. In fact they also make a lot of other well received kitchen appliances, not just deep fryers. Whilst it is true that Waring make several of the best deep fryers, in this review I will be focusing specifically on the Waring DF55 Professional Mini deep fryer.
If you are looking for a compact home deep fryer which is able to cook up restaurant quality deep fried foods than this unit may be of interest to you. Gone are the days of heating up cooking oil in a frying pan, with hot oil spitting out of the fry pan and uneven cooking due to a shallow level of oil and one side burning whilst the other side is still uncooked. Not to mention the real danger of a grease fire starting.
Well, if you buy a deep fryer from a company such as Waring you can enjoy crispy and golden, evenly cooked, non-greasy restaurant quality fried foods such as fried chicken, french fries, and chicken nuggets, without all the dangers and inconveniences. Electric deep fryers contain the hot cooking oil inside the deep frying unit and the dials and controls allow you to control the temperature and cooking duration, making deep frying food safer and ensuring food is not overcooked and greasy.
Waring make well designed and well made deep frying appliances. They’ve been designing and making kitchen appliances for more than 60 years. The Waring pro line allows you to purchase a commercial quality deep fryer for use in your own kitchen. The Waring DF55 Professional Mini is an efficient and compact way to fry up crispy and golden deep fried foods of restaurant quality in your own kitchen. In this Waring DF55 Professional Mini review I will outline the features and benefits of this deep fryer as well as its pros and cons.
Waring DF55 Review
The DF55 Pro Mini, as the name indicates, is a small deep fryer designed for portability and easy storage. This unit is suited more towards cooking little portions for an individual or a small amount of people. This unit is ideal for single people cooking dinner for one, or a childless couple, for example. If you are looking for a home deep fryer which has the capacity to cook deep fried delights for a family, or large gathering, you may want to look at out other deep fryer reviews to find a bigger deep fryer. This model has a 2 quart (one liter) cooking oil capacity. At 12 x 9 x 11 inches, this compact kitchen appliance will not take up a lot of space on your kitchen counter. Weighting only 8 pounds, it is easy to pick-up and store in your closet between use. You could even just elect to leave the DF55 Professional Mini on your kitchen counter-top all the time, as it will not take up much space.
The electric immersion heating element is 1500 watts, which is very powerful considering the compact size of this deep fryer. Due to this powerful heating element, you will not have to wait long for the cooking oil to heat up to your desired temperature, making the process of cooking up snacks or meals for one a quick and hassle-free process. This unit can heat the cooking oil up to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperature remains consistent, meaning your food will not be undercooked, greasy or burnt.
This model comes with a heavy mesh deep frying basket with handles which do not get hot when the basket is in the cooking oil, meaning you will not burn your hands when you left the basket out of the hot oil when you tasty fried treats have finished cooking.
The DF55 is easy to clean because many parts can be removed for easier and safe cleaning, and the parts are dishwasher safe.
Waring DF55 Pros & Cons
Waring DF55 Pros
Powerful immersion-style 1500 watt electric heating element which heats up the cooking oil quickly.
The heavy mesh deep frying basket has stay-cool handles which means you do not burn your hands when lifting the basket out of the deep fryer.
Dishwasher-safe parts for quick and easy cleaning after use.
Built in compliance with the North American Electrical Standards
Made from high quality, long-lasting materials such as stainless steel.
Small and compact for easy storage and portability.
The 1-2/7- pound food capacity is the perfect size to cater for singles or couples.
2-quart (one liter) oil container with adjustable heat settings. Comes with visible indicators displaying “power” and “ready” notifications.
Waring DF55 Cons
This unit is small, so it only has a small capacity. That’s perfectly fine when an individual is cooking dinner for one person, and it is even fine for cooking for a couple (a young couple with no children, or an retired couple with children who have moved out of home, for example) but this small deep fryer may not be suitable for someone who needs to cook for a family.
Waring DF55 Best Features
I really like the control panel that this Waring deep fryer has on the front of it. The control panel allow you to adjust the heat and cooking temperature up to a limit of 375 degrees Fahrenheit. This is due to the 1500 watt immersion heating element which is powering the unit.
The 1500 watt immersion electrical heating element is very powerful, so it heats up the oil in no time. No longer do you have to choose between small and compact and big and powerful. This unit is combing a compact size with the powerful immersion heating elements typically found in bigger and more expensive home deep fryers.
Waring DF55 Conclusion
In conclusion, the Waring DF55 Professional Mini deep frying unit is well made from high quality materials, has a lot of useful features, and has a lot of good reviews and positive feedback. Waring has been designing and manufacturing electronic kitchen appliances for over 60 years, so you know you are buying a well known and respected brand.
If you are looking to prepare restaurant quality deep fried foods in your own kitchen, but want a small deep fryer which still has all of the powerful features and functions of bigger deep frying appliances, then the Waring DF55 Professional Mini is the right choice for you.