KRUPS KJ502D51 Deep Fryer Review

KRUPS KJ502D51 Deep Fryer Review
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Quick Overview

Construction

Food Capacity

Price

Wattage

Pros

  • Detachable parts make for an easy clean
  • Large Capacity allows to cook more food at once 
  • Lid has a filter to cut out odors before they begin

Cons

  • Lack of oil filtration/drain system
  • Large Imprint
  • Can take longer to heat up

The KRUPS KJ502D51 Deep fryer is a professional grade deep fryer with several nice perks. It's constructed out of stainless steel for a quality and professional look. On tops of looks, it also offers a detachable heating element, meaning the rest of the deep fryer is dishwasher safe. Speaking of the heating element, it offers a digital thermostat and timer, so you can easily keep track of your cooking times. Given the size of the deep fryer (4.5 L capacity) this would be great served for small families or small gatherings. That being said, because it is a larger deep fryer, it'll also leave a larger imprint in your kitchen, making it a little harder to store.

 The biggest downside about this deep fryer is the lack of an oil filtration system. There is no easy way to drain the oil from the deep fryer. It's large, there's no drain plug, and the deep fryer pan has not lip to allow the oil to pour out easily. Depending on how you like to drain oil, or store oil for re-use, this KRUPS deep fryer could alter how you do things. Overall though, this powerful deep fryer should get the job done on many levels.

KRUPS KJ502D51 Deep Fryer Review

The KRUPS KJ502D51 Deep Fryer is large, looks professional, and is dish washer safe. With three fryer baskets, you'll have the versatility to either use one large basket, or two separate baskets side by side to cook multiple foods at once. This deep fryer is going to get things done and quickly.

Who is this product for?

This product is great for somebody who wants to deep fry quite a bit of food at once. It'll require a lot of oil to operate and take up a good chunk of room in your kitchen. If you like things to look good, between the stainless steel make-up, lid with a clear see-through panel, and digital display, this'll look great in your kitchen. I'd recommend this to a cook who can handle its size because they need it to feed a full household. 

What’s included?

When you order the KRUPS KJ502D51, you'll receive three deep fryer baskets, a detachable heating element, deep fryer base, deep fryer pot, and a odor-filtered lid. Of course, you'll get a manual with your deep fryer.

Overview of features

The Ovente Mini Deep Fryer comes in one size, offering a capacity of 4.5 liters of oil. You should be able to cook up to 2.6 lbs of food, depending on what exactly your deep frying. While it'll require a lot of oil, as long as you're cleaning your oil after each use, you'll be able to utilize the life of the oil.

With the purchase of this KRUPS fryer, you'll be getting a detachable heading element. This element heats up at a powerful 1800 watts, which is about the highest amount you'll find in any at home deep fryer. It's needed to with such a large pan for oil, you'll need to give this unit some time to heat up. The beauty of a detachable heating element is that everything else becomes dish washer safe, leaving you only one small piece you'd have to hand wash. No dish washer? No problem. While a lot of deep fryers, you have to be careful cleaning around the electrical panels, because this detaches, you can simply throw everything into the sink and clean away.

The three deep fryer baskets give you versatility to deep fry how you want. If you're simply looking to cook a bunch of fries, you can use the large fryer basket. However, if your family is split, feel free to break out the two smaller fryer baskets to split your fries and onion rings.

The stainless interior is easy to clean and wipe down, as long as you're cleaning after each use. If you're not cleaning after each use, your oil can clampen on the sides of the fryer over time.

This fryer is designed with some safety as well. With the stainless steel design, the exterior will heat up fast. However, with the deep fryer you'll be getting cool touch handles. Also with the deep fryer comes a break away cord, to ensure you can't yank the deep fryer by mistake and cause spill with scorching hot oil.

How to use it

The KRUPS KJ502D51 Deep Fryer is super easy to use. Simply use the preheat button and dial to select your temperature. There will be indicator lights to let you know the deep fryer is on and a second to let you know when the oil has completely heated up. Once ready, you can use the easy to lift basket(s) to put your food into the deep fryer. The odor filtering lid can then be put on to prevent any splash back. With its see-through panel, you don't even need to take the lid off to check on the condition of your food.

When you're done with the unit, you can simply turn off the deep fryer or unplug it with its breakaway cord. Once the oil has cooled, you can detach the heating unit, take out the deep fryer pan and dump the oil into a food safe container for re-use. From there, simply throw everything into the dish washer or sink to hand washer. You're set and ready to re-use your deep fryer.

Alternatives to the KRUPS KJ502D51

Delonghi D44528DZ Livenza Easy Clean Deep Fryer is a very relatable deep fryer to this KRUPS model. It offers the same power at 1800 watts, offers a stainless steel design, a digital display, and detachable heating element. So what's different with this model? It actually has an oil filtration system which makes it easier to drain and store oil. Also, this model has a shallower and deeper design, so you'll be able to safe some extra kitchen counter space. Check out my full review, here.

Conclusion

Overall this is powerful little fryer, perfect for portable use or storing in a small space. It is best suited for personal or family use. Make sure you check the dimensions and determine which size is best for your needs.

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