Aicok Deep Fryer Review
The Aicok Deep Fryer is a nice stainless steel deep fryer with a narrow yet deep design to help you save on some kitchen space. Its made of quality removable parts to make it super easy to clean. It's pretty evident there was actual thought put into each piece. From the lid offering a filter to prevent odors to the storage space for the cord for easy storage, everything simply makes sense.
Just to ensure you feel safe with your Aicok Deep Fryer, Aicok is bold enough to offer a two year warranty on all of their appliance items. Most companies only offer a one year warranty. The fact that Aicok is willing to double that shows the faith they have in their own products.
Overall the Aicok Deep Fryer is a quality product at a competitive price. Lets dive into everything we like and dislike about this deep fryer.
Aicok Deep Fryer Review
When it comes to deep fryers, you typically have a lot of similar models in that $50-80 range. It can make it a bit hard to find your best match because of all the models, only a few of them are significantly worse, while only a few are significantly better. Overall, the Aicok Deep Fryer competes well, and surpasses its competition in some regards, yet it falls short in others.
Who is this product for?
This product is great for anyone, from beginners in the kitchen to master chefs. It is designed for safety and ease of use. Note that children should always be supervised by an adult when using this product.
When you order the Aicok Deep Fryer, you'll receive a bundle of detachable parts. This will include a base for the deep fryer, a deep pot to rest in the base, a basket and handle that snaps into the basket, a lid, and finally a heating element. As mentioned previously, this deep fryer will also come with a two year warranty, which is better than what most manufacturers will offer.
Overview of features
The Aicok Deep Fryer comes in at just one size. Its narrow but deep design holds up to 3 liters of oil, which is more than enough for most families. Unless you're cooking for 5 or more, this is likely enough for most uses. In terms of counter-top space, this deep fryer measures at 12.2x7.1x6.3. It's long and narrow with a fair amount of depth.
On the detachable heating element there are two indicator lights to let you know when the deep fryer is powered on and a second that lets you know when the oil is heated. You'll also have two dials, one for temperature and another as a timer.
Unfortunately, the deep fryer doesn't turn on without the timer, which is nice or horrible depending on your point of view. The good news is that the timer sets from 0 to 30 minutes, and beyond the 30 minutes is an "on" gauge. You can set it to there without worrying about the timer shutting off the deep fryer.
With the temperature gauge, it ranges from 0 to 375° F, although there aren't a lot of numbers on the gauge, so you'll have to make estimates.
Something small yet unique with the Aicok Deep Fryer is that in its heating element is a little storage compartment. This compartment allows you to tuck away the power cord. Its nice if you like to store your deep fryer while not in use.
The power the deep fryer uses is 1700 watts. Overall, the wattage is really good. Home deep fryers typically don't surprass 1800 watts, so a mid-sized deep fryer that heats up with 1700 watts, heats up quickly. Its powered with typical North American voltage at 110/120 V. This means you shouldn't have any problems using this fryer in the United States. However, if you're in other countries, you may need an adapator to be able to use this.
We've mentioned detachable parts previously. It's a nice feature for those that actually want to maintain their deep fryer. The reason it's so nice is because when you have detachable parts, you can simply drain your oil and then throw all of the parts into the dishwasher (minus the heating element). If your deep fryer doesn't have detachable components then you'll have to carefully hand wash your fryer and avoid the electrical components.
How to use it
The Aicok Deep Fryer is extremely easy to use. Simply plug the deep fryer in, set your oil temperature, and set your timer. Let the oil heat up before putting your food into the basket. Once the oil is heated, place the food into the basket and carefully set it into the oil. Once cooking, throw on the lid to avoid splash, and allow your food to cook. Once done, turn off the fryer temperature and timer, and unplug your unit. When your oil has completely cooled, you can begin cleaning your Aicok Deep Fryer.
If you have doubts about this brand or maybe a specific features such as the timer, The Hamilton Beach 35033 deep fryer is extremely similar in features, price, and appearance.
The similarities between the two fryers are endless. They both hold a narrow, yet long and deep base. They both hold nearly identical capacities with the Hamilton Beach fryer at 2.8 Liters while the Aicok fryer is at 3 Liters. Both offer detachable parts, a stainless steel base, and a lid.
The Aicok beats out this Hamilton Beach Model by offering a longer warranty, a built-in odor filter, and a storage compartment for your cord. However, the Hamilton Beach Deep Fryer offers a small digital timer and a slightly cheaper price. In all, you couldn't go wrong with either pick.
Of course, if you're not sure what kind of deep fryer you want, you can check out our complete guide of our Best Deep Fryers.
Overall this is powerful mid-sized fryer with plenty of convenient features. From its detachable parts to its deep design, you'll be able to have a lot of fun with this one. It's easy to clean and easy to use. Our biggest gripe is that filter replacements are harder to find than they should be. Everything else is simply nit-picking at a great product. Overall, we'd feel comfortable recommending this Aicok Deep Fryer to just about anybody.