REALLY, want to purchase a deep fryer...Go or Forget About It?
Enjoy fried foods now and then, grew up on the old pot of bacon fat/ oil - especially for fries.
However, find restaurant fried food meh...
My S/O thinks open fryer pots are hazards (ok, I admit, I'm not as careful as I used to be)
Should I go for a deep fryer...? Do you enjoy yours?
i have a little tabletop one...
it works fine for me...
and most of them have covers and safety shutoffs and breakaway plugs nowadays...
I'd be more concerned about mess and odor as opposed to safety. I have an outdoor (natural gas) grill with a side burner that I use when I need to do serious frying. Really can't tolerate the smell and spatter indoors. I had a self-contained DeLonghi for years, which is really just more clutter for limited use. If you have outdoor space, I'd recommend a propane fryer, but that's really because I have a low threshold for indoor deep frying:
I've had a few. They are cool for a few uses. If you fry things often, then I would recommend it. I'd also recommend using it outdoors cuz the ones I have used give of an electric smell that I don't really care for in the house. I don't fry a lot, but when I do, I do like to use the deep fryer contraption. Other than once a year usage tho, it's clutter.