Waring Mini Deep Fryer Review – Hands-On with the Waring Mini

One of many handy Waring kitchen tools, this little fryer produces professional quality fried goods, cutting on your restaurant costs, especially if you are ignoring your doctor’s advice and going regularly for your fried goodies fix. The small size also limits the quantity of food you can fry, allowing you to keep your cholesterol under control. The following is my full Waring Mini deep fryer review after using it for about two weeks of semi-regular use.

Initial Description of the Waring Mini

Waring Professional Mini Fryer is small enough to fit on almost any counter and looks great enough to just leave it there among your other top of the line stainless steel appliances. It is easy to work with – the food basket has plastic heat resistant handles many larger fryers lack. Food basket also prevents food from sticking to the bottom of the pot and allows for even, crispy fry. All non-electric parts are dishwasher-safe, and the oil container can be removed for easy cleaning. Removing the oil, normally a messy job, is made easy with a handy spout. Mini fryer is simple to use – it has no-nonsense temperature control and two indicators only: ‘on’ and ‘ready’. It even comes with a recipe book in case you do not have your own family recipes for the best fried delights.

Pros: Things I like

  • Sturdy frying basket made of heavy mesh;

  • Both basket had the lid have stay-cool handles;

  • Oil container, lid and detachable handle for the food basket are all dishwasher-safe;

  • Oil container removes easily and an easy-pour spout makes oil removal mess-free.

  • Compact size makes storage easy;

  • Powerful 1500-watt immersion type heating element makes cooking very fast;

  • It can hold up to 1.3 lbs of food;

Cons: Things That Could be Improved

  • It is not deep enough to allow for enough oil and food, so it overflows easily;

  • The smell of oil escapes the fryer and lingers in the house for days

  • Magnetic power cord, which is a safety feature, gets detached too easily.

  • No-slip legs get broken too easily.

Technical Specifications: At a Glance

  • Dimensions: 9 x 12 x 11 ½ inches ; 8 lb

  • Color: Brushed silver

  • Material: Stainless steel, enamel-coated oil container

  • Capacity: 2 quarts

  • Manufacturer: Waring

  • Pot: Removable

  • Controls: LED indicators for power “on” and “ready”; adjustable heat control;

  • Timer: 30-minute timer; overload automatic shut-off

  • Power: 1500-watt immersion type heating element

Other Customer Reviews of the Waring Mini Fryer

Waring Professional Mini Fryer is very popular among Amazon customers – of 220 clients who reviewed the product,  129 gave it five stars. I initially used these reviews before I bought the Mini. Some of them were quite helpful. The highlights are as follows:

  • reports that this little fryer is the best friend of single guys – makes just enough of food for him, with some leftovers for tomorrow.

  • ReviewerChick writes that she can finally cook all the deep fried oriental foods such as spring rolls without having to spend days cleaning the kitchen.

  • A. Berger was impressed by the speed oil reached desired temperature of 380 degrees. Even after the food was immersed, the temperature quickly returned to the top temperature. This allows for perfect searing of foods like tempura, sealing the flavors inside.

  • Awooga loves her fast little Waring fryer, but admits that it cannot fit much food – maximum two pieces of chicken thighs or breasts. Excellent for French fries.

  • Diana S. finds Waring Professional Mini Fryer excellent buy for the money. Its compact size covers all her family’s frying needs, and is much easier to clean than a regular pan.`

  • Lynda likes the fact that the fryer reheats very fast so it does a number of batches of food without having to wait between them.

  • Skillet Black loves everything about mini fryer except the magnetic power cord, which detaches too easily. It gets detached with the slightest movement of the fryer, so in the middle of the cooking you can find that your oil is getting cooler because the plug went off.

Conclusion: My Final Thoughts on the Waring Mini

Waring Professional Mini Fryer has excellent reviews from people who like to have their fried food to taste like in a real restaurant, without restaurant prices. Its compact size is its blessing and its curse: it fits easily on the counter, it is perfect for multiple batches of food, but it is too small for anything bigger than a chicken thigh. Its use is very simple – it has just a few buttons, and cleaning is easier than cleaning regular frying pans.

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