[CnD] Copy Of My Letter From August 12 On Deep Frying

Lora Leggett kc8gmt at comcast.net
Wed Aug 17 17:25:55 GMT 2011

I use the Rival Cool Touch deep fryer.  I had to have mine replaced twice 
because of a power problem.  The second time they replaced it with a 
different model but it works the same way.  There are no real tactile marks 
but the slide control goes downward as the temperature goes higher.  The 
highest is 375 and I usually use 350.  It is just a little ways higher than 
all the way down and I just leave it set.  I really do not use the timer 
that it has, I just leave it in the On position and use other means to time. 
There is a Ready light but I just wait five to seven minutes after I plug it 
in to warm up the oil.
It is so safe because the basket with the food drops down into the oil and 
you close the lid so no splashing.  You pull up the handle and drain the oil 
and take it out by the handle and I pour the food onto a cookie sheet with 
paper towels so as not to get it on the counter or the floor.
Then i fill up the basket with another batch and wait just a few minutes for 
the oil to come back up to temperature.  I love it because I never fear 
getting burned or splashed.  There are two lines inside the metal pan where 
the oil goes and they are called minimum and maximum and you pour oil to a 
depth just in between those lines and check each time you use it because oil 
can evaporate.
Unfortunately my deep fryer is on hold right now because my husband has just 
come home from his second hospital stay and is currently on a feeding tube 
and I am a newly diagnosed diabetic.  I will come back to it of course but 
too much going on right now so I do look forward to using it again.  Make 
some good food for me!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lee Mounger" <lmounger at comcast.net>
To: "cooking in the dark" <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 9:32 PM
Subject: [CnD] Deep Fryers

> Hi Listers,
> Having become relatively decent at other types of cooking, I've decided to 
> spread my wings and learn to fry, <grin>.  Since there are about a million 
> deep fryers on the market, I'd like to know what listers are using.  I'd 
> like to know what types you're using, how you mark controls, etc.  I don't 
> mind spending a little money for a really good, reasonably priced unit. 
> I'm getting concerned because my grease level is dropping and my joints 
> are becoming unlubricated, <grin>.  Any help and advice would be greatly 
> appreciated.
> Lee Mounger
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