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waring pro deep fryer?

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shaina Sep 16, 2005 03:19 PM

Doen anyone know if this stainless steel unit is any good? (It sells for aprox. $120)

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    Karl S. RE: shaina Sep 16, 2005 03:41 PM

    I have one, and it works like a charm. I got it because it was the only reasonably priced one of size that could reach 375F instead of only 360F. Does take up space, so you need to find a good place to keep it.

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      SJ RE: shaina Sep 16, 2005 04:32 PM

      I've got one myself also... and love it.
      But if I had to do it again... buy the identical unit from Target... with the Phillips brand instead.

      And it's about $60-$70 less then the Waring one.

      If you look at them both.. they're like identical, except for the heat controls.

      Of course, the heat output may be different... but I didn't want to look closely enough to find out... after spending $120 on mine at Williams Sonoma.

      Look at them both, you may draw the same conclusions I did.

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        Nancy Berry RE: shaina Sep 17, 2005 04:04 PM

        I love my Waring Pro deep fryer. And, by the way, it IS better than the cheaper fryers from other manufacturers. The wattage is higher (1800 watts) and the Waring fryer heats to temp faster than the others. It's a great appliance -- makes the best french fries, fried fish, onion rings, etc.

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          Funwithfood RE: Nancy Berry Sep 18, 2005 10:54 AM

          Thanks for that info. CI did a review of deep fryers. They believed that buying an expensive one was not necessary for an appliance used so infrequently.

          I saw the Waring Pro in the William's Sonoma catalog and thought I'd ask for it for Christmas. Maybe I still should! (Does anyone know of a place that sells it cheaper than $129?)

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            Foodlum RE: Funwithfood Sep 18, 2005 11:57 AM

            Amazon has it for $129, but then they take $25 off and shipping is free, making it $104 delivered...

            Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/...

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              sj RE: Funwithfood Sep 18, 2005 04:16 PM

              I'm telling ya...

              check out the phillips branded unit at Target... the housing, lid, and filter assembly are IDENTICAL.

              I'll stop by next time I'm there to find out what the output is on it...

              Most items at Williams Sonoma are highly over-priced... and my finace used to work for their company.

              I wouldn't be suprised if the Phillips unit for $65 at Target is the same unit, with digital heat control, vs. analog heat control as the "Waring Pro".

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                Funwithfood RE: sj Sep 19, 2005 06:27 PM

                When you find out the output, please post it. I'd buy the less expensive one, all things being equal!

                P.S.
                I much prefer my expensive immersion blender from William's Sonoma because it SO outperforms my old Braun. When you make 24 quarts of tomato soup at a time, "output (or rpm) matters"!

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                John RE: Funwithfood Sep 27, 2005 02:53 PM

                I saw it at Sams Club this weekend for $79.99

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