The Breville Easy Clean Deep Fryer [Review]
Breville is undoubtedly one of the most popular brands competing for a share of the kitchenware market. Accordingly, the company has almost become a generic word for a sandwich toaster, which means it is a household name. This means that the company is widely accepted among customers for the reliability of its products and it has worked hard enough to maintain this benchmark.
Breville has been notably consistent in delivering high standards, and its Easy Clean flagship is not an exception. Our reviewer tested and loved this device, and the reviews online echo this sentiment. It’s about time to talk about the review process, so let’s dive right in, yeah?
Product Testing & Comparison
Reviewers who have tested this deep fryer say that it produces delicious and crispy food every time. The fryer combines excellent safety and convenient features with consistent and accurate heat temperatures, making it one of the best home fryers in the market today.
The combination of compact design, aesthetically pleasing look, and the latest technology makes this a fantastic deep fryer.
The Breville Easy Clean Deep Fat Fryer has a modern look without compromising its capabilities, keeping it competitive. Shopping for a deep fryer can be tricky because most of them hardly live up to their promise.
However, things are different when it comes to the Breville Easy Clean Deep Fryer. It gives a lot more features as far as ease of use is concerned. In fact, safety and ease of use are the primary selling points of this particular unit. (Hence the name “Easy Clean Fryer.”)
Despite being considered to be easy to use, the Breville Easy Clean Deep Fryer has a learning curve. You need to get used to the controls to flow smoothly.
The knob and preset menu, thermostat, and timer will take a bit of adjustment, but you’ll get it down quite quick. Once those functions are learned, you’ll be able to start food with the push of a button.
Our reviewer thoroughly tested this device to ensure that it functions as promised. She fried a number of things and even had her husband come give it a whirl. Each and every feature worked perfectly the first time, even when a newbie was giving it a try. She specifically paid attention to its ease of use and safety features.
After all, a deep fryer in a home with little kids can be nerve-wracking – but she gave it a parental pass.
Now – here’s the final verdict, along with the guides we used to review the Breville Easy Clean Deep Fryer:
- Ease of Use (40%)
- Durability & Design (30%)
- Safety Features (30%)
And the rating? Not too shabby:
Now enough of how we rated and reviewed this guy, let’s talk about why we rated it as we did, yeah?
Outstanding Features of Breville Easy Clean Deep Fryer
Let’s talk a bit about what makes this fryer so great, yeah? I mean, I can sit here and tell you all about it, but that doesn’t mean anything until you get to see it for yourself. Let’s get right into it!
Digital Alerts and Timer:
The fryer is useful for a multitasking cook especially if you are a chef whose expertise is relied upon by the family or business. You can follow your favourite TV program, iron clothes or do other chores with the cooking in progress. The timer will go off and alert you when the food is ready, which not only saves time but also gives you the peace of mind that your food will not go awry.
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Temperature Control Feature:
The temperature control knob ensures that you can simmer food in low temperature or speed up the cooking by turning on to higher temperatures. The thing I like about this is that you don’t have to learn so much before you can start using it, which makes it convenient for a beginner.
The fryer has an indicator that tells you if the cooking oil is hot enough for cooking. The indicator shows the temperature of the oil. Too hot or cold? You’ll know right away. This is another indication that the Breville Easy Pro is designed to give you hands-free ease of use.
The fryer can easily drain out excess oil using the draining basket. This is a great feature to save on cooking oil and ensure the food is not too oily.
Pros and Cons of the Breville Easy Clean Deep Fryer
- Large oil capacity – you can use up to 2 litres of oil at any time. Reviewers find this feature very useful especially those preparing multiple meals. You don’t need to put in another load of food before you can enjoy what you are cooking.
- Ease of serving – You can open up the lid with a simple touch of a button. You can then lift up your basket of food and serve easily. It’s recommended to drain the basket for a few minutes before serving to enhance the taste of your food.
- Non-stick bowl – Reviewers think that this feature saves them time when cleaning debris off the fryer. Nothing sticks, and because of this, it’s super simple to clean. This is especially good for cooking fish and other delicate foods.
- High Quality Handles – Comes with aesthetically pleasing touch handles for safety and beauty when serving that help you handle your food with more confidence without getting burnt.
- Permanent filter – The permanenet filter is incredibly durable, preventing the need for constant replacements.
- The small checking window – will save you the trouble of having to open the lid to monitor the cooking process.
- You’ll need to wash every part twice by hand to completely get rid of the oil.
- Most buyers feel that the basket weave in the Breville fryer is rougher than the baskets in other fryers.
General Overview of Consumer Reviews
Many reviewers agree that the Breville fryer has all the convenient features expected in a fryer.
These include an LCD that lights up when switched on, an indicator to notify you when food is ready, and a viewing window to eliminate the tedious aspects of cooking.
Reviewers found this latter feature not useful – the window fogs up almost as soon as the food begins to fry and doesn’t clear enough for you to see the cooking process. While people praise the fryer for its ease of draining the oil, most of them feel that the Breville deep fryer doesn’t have any unique features to make draining any easier. What you could do as an alternative, is opt to buy a health fryer where there is minimal oil.
Reviewers also noted that Breville does not offer the best warranty for its deep fryers. However, you are guaranteed a working unit without defects for a year.
The Breville Easy Clean Deep Fryer is easy to use, which makes it the best choice for a beginner. With its inbuilt timer and variable temperature control for specific food types, the fryer can heat up faster and more accurately than any other fryer in the market. Despite recording notable cleaning difficulties, most reviewers agree that the Breville Easy Clean Deep Fryer is one of the best fryers in the market.
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