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Cuisinart Cool-Touch Handle Electric Deep Fryer

Last updated: April 25, 2023


You'll have plenty of options with this electric deep fryer, which comes in 1.1-liter, 2-quart, 3.4-quart, 4-quart and 5-liter versions. The largest size is ideal for cooking large food items like turkeys, while the smaller sizes are easy to store when not in use. We like that this model provides consistent heat, even when you add items directly from the freezer. We also appreciated the pour spout on the corner of the oil container for easier cleanup.

We looked at the top Electric Deep Fryers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Electric Deep Fryer you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Reliable electric deep fryer that'll give you great results.

In our analysis of 56 expert reviews, the Cuisinart Cool-Touch Handle Electric Deep Fryer placed 7th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Cuisinart 4-Quart Deep Fryer lets you serve up hot and crispy deep-fried favorites – right at home. With a powerful heating element that offers uniform high heat throughout cooking, it perfectly fries potatoes, onion rings, seafood, chicken, vegetables – even donuts. Its 4-quart large capacity can hold up to 2.3 pounds of food, making it the ideal fryer for big family meals or entertaining. When frying is done, dishwasher safe frying basket, oil container and lid make cleanup a snap.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Sustains heat better than most of the fryers on the market.
The Cuisinart’s reliable thermostat did a great job maintaining the set oil temperature, even after we added cold or frozen food. This model also has a clearly labeled temperature-control dial that ranges between 175 °F and 375 °F and a wind-up 30-minute timer that dings when the time is up.
Good for making wings.
The stainless steel mesh basket can fit up to 2.3 pounds of food. The oil sits in a one-gallon removable container that features a pouring spout for effortless filtration and cleaning.
This unit comes with a 1 gallon, enamel oil basin for catching excess oil and disposal is easy via a convenient pouring spout.
With a 2.3 pound food capacity, it’s possible to fry entire bags of frozen fries or okra in one batch. The Cuisinart CDF 200 has the volume that will meet the needs of most small to medium sized parties.

What reviewers didn't like

Short cord and difficult to strain oil when you are done cooking.
Doesn't have an auto drainage system.
Takes up a lot of space, controls are on the back of the unit.
Very large size—not ideal for snack portions
The fryer is on the higher end cost-wise.
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