Waring Pro DF280 Professional Deep Fryer, Brushed Stainless Review

Waring Pro DF280 Professional Deep Fryer, Brushed Stainless [DISCONTINUED]

  • Removable 1800-watt immersion style heating element
  • One gallon removable stainless steel oil container with pouring spout
  • One large and two small heavy mesh baskets with cool-touch collapsible handles
  • 60-minute digital timer and temperature control; lid with viewing window
  • Brushed stainless steel; 2.3 lb. food capacity
Need a quick way to prepare food for your family or for a special event? This three basket deep fryer allows you to cook up three different snacks all at once in this 1 gallon 3 basket deep fryer.

List Price: $ 69.95 Price: $ 280.00

3 Comments on “Waring Pro DF280 Professional Deep Fryer, Brushed Stainless Review
  1. 244 of 257 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Fryer!, April 28, 2012
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    This review is from: Waring Pro DF280 Professional Deep Fryer, Brushed Stainless (Kitchen)
    I purchased this as a replacement to a dead Krups, which no longer sells or supports fryers. So I’m not new to fryers. Before my purchase I did quite a bit of research before I settled on this one. I needed a large fryer for things like fish and chicken.

    I’ve had it about 3 weeks and put it through it’s paces. I made Fish & Chips, Corn Dogs, Chili Rellenos, Fried Chicken. Fried Oysters, Fried Zucchini, Fried Mushrooms, Potato Chips, Fried Cheese Sticks and even Fried Twinkies.

    The only semi-down side is that I have to add more oil then Waring suggests. I added an extra 64 once bottle. It only raised the level about one inch. So plenty of room. After that is was great. I use peanut oil to fry. The unit heats up to 375 in about 15 minutes. It held the temperature very well. Everything I made came out great!I did not use the two small baskets, The only reason for those would be to fry two different things at the same time. I was able to use my dead fryer and some cheese cloths to filter the oil into.

    The Fried Twinkies had a good fry but are really carnival novelty food. Not something I would make again…in case you were wondering. :)

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  2. 114 of 120 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Tough to Rate, December 9, 2013
    By 
    M. Medow (Chicago, IL) –
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    This review is from: Waring Pro DF280 Professional Deep Fryer, Brushed Stainless (Kitchen)
    This is a really hard product to review. Unlike most reviews, I’m going to start with the negatives. This thing is cheaply made. The metal on the outside casing is razor thin. The lid has no filter. Unlike most competitors in this price range it has no oil drainage system, you just take out the vessel and pour the oil out.

    Now the oddities, it comes with 3 baskets, two small and one large. On the surface that’s a nice touch. The reality is, you’ve got more stuff you need storage space for. And unless you want to keep the baskets submerged in the oil when you’re not using it, you’ll need store all 3 baskets.

    And, I know they all seem to be doing this, but I hate the controls at the back of the unit. Heat up the oil and try to set the timer and you risk getting burned from the steam coming out the vents.

    Now, this all sounds pretty negative. So why the 4 stars? Well because it actually does what it’s supposed to do. This is the 3rd fryer I’ve bought in the past week. Spent $150 for a T-Fal that wouldn’t get above 340 degrees. Then tried a De Longhi Roto fryer for $100. That would’t get above 345. The Waring actually gets up to the advertised 375.

    Another nice feature is that the display actually shows the temperature as it’s heating up. This gives you some idea of how much longer it’s going to be before it’s ready. Now I did find the temperature reading wasn’t real accurate at the low end. But once it got up to about 325 it was within a few degrees.

    So the bottom line, if you’re looking for fancy features, this is not the fryer for you. But if you want something that will actually fry your food the way it’s supposed to be done, this is the way to go.

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  3. 123 of 137 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Works okay, August 6, 2012
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    kbuzz

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    This review is from: Waring Pro DF280 Professional Deep Fryer, Brushed Stainless (Kitchen)
    Pro’s – simple set up, easy to clean, no directions needed.
    Con’s – no catch screen under baskets. Baskets sit on top of heating element. No filter.
    Design could have been better. Baskets hook on side when draining: large basket should have two hooks but only has one in middle and has a tendency to flip if food is off balance when draining/unloading. Cleans easily. Would recommend, worth paying $80 max for this item – wait for it to go on sale.

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