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Heat Recovery Time - Electric Fryers

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I have not done a A/B test but for those in the know...cast iron/dutch over pot frying as opposed to a electic powered fryer....is the heat recovery time on the fryer more efficient and faster ?

I know our electric hot water kettle boils water like there is no tomorrow.

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  1. The answer is "Sometimes"! It actually depends on the burner that you're using for the Dutch oven and the type of fryer. Normal 110 volt countertop fryers usually have about 1500 watts of power and some electric burners have a much higher wattage. Of course a gas burner is even more powerful as would be a commercial electric fryer. The only advantage to the electric fryer is that the heating element is completely surrounded by the oil so all the heat produced is transferred to the oil. In my opinion this is not offset by the difficulty required to clean an electric fryer.