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on 3 December 2010
I bought this fryer a few weeks ago, and although I've only used it three or four times, so far I'm very impressed. It makes brilliant chips considering it only takes a third of the oil of my old fryer.
I was going to go for the Tefal that boasts only needing a teaspoon of oil, but I was put off by reliability reports, plus it is reported to be noisy and slow. This Delongi is neither!
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on 4 November 2010
Simple to use and so little oil only. The frying was esactly the same as one with a full barrel of oil. Good buy.
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on 8 November 2010
Great piece of kit & only uses 1 litre of oil because of the unique rotary action.
Easy to operate & clean.
The lid closes when in use which is a great safety feature.
The viewing window on top allows you to check on your cooking without having to open up.
So far I am very satisfied with the performance of this Fryer & is by far the best one I have come across.
My only disappointment was that the unit was fitted with a Euro 2 pin plug which does not comply with the GB electrical standards. This was not a problem for me because I simply cut the wire near the plug & fitted a standard 3 pin plug.
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on 12 July 2011
Well at first it was great, however after a few uses I noticed hot oil had dripped down into the hinge recess, there being nothing to contain it. I was surprised to say the least that after the 6/7th use, after the cooking time had elapsed, on pressing the lid button it flew open..and the lid continued going landing upside down on the work surface. How dangerous was that? I thought..must be a one off..nope, it repeated it's strange performance last evening. But in trying to catch the lid I burnt the top of my thumb on the see through glass which was extremely hot!!!
Now it appears the hot oil actually lubricates the hinge ( which is designed to be removed for easy washing )and that along with the strength of the opening spring, makes for an interesting experience!!!

DO NOT buy this until Delonghi sort out the problem..IT IS VERY DANGEROUS

Delonghi..please take note as I have already contacted you - without reply !!
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on 23 August 2011
We purchased the De'Longi F28311 Roto Fry from Amazon on 21st July 2011 and haven't been to a chip shop since.
With just over one litre of vegitable oil you can fry 1Kg of chips, this was enough for two big portions for me and the wife and a smaller one for the mothering law who lives a couple of doors away. What was amazing was that the chips did not come out at all greasy, but were crisp and tasted great'. We held off getting one because we heard stories that chips done in a deep fat fryer came out soft and greasy. Not the case with the De'Longhi F28311. This we discovered was down to the chips being immersed when the oil is at just the right temperature and also the dipping and draining action of the rotating basket.
Once you decide on the best potatoes for you (we have settled on Maris Piper) and tweeked the cook time a minute or two for your own browning preference, you end up with fantastic tasting non-greasy chips; If you've ever had that stoggy feeling after eating a good portion of chips you will know what I mean when I say that you don't feel at all guilty!
You do need to seperate them a bit once you come to plate them up from the cooking basket, but it's no hassle. Once done, wait for the oil to cool then drain back into original bottles for next time, I can't understand why none of the oil seems to have been used, because the same amount appears to go back into the bottles! We have used the same oil for about eight cooking sessions and the oil still looks clean, but we have only used it to cook chips so far. Cleaning is easy, I wipe out any remaining oil with tissue, flush it through with a couple of jugs of soapy water, dry and put it away for next time.

To summerise, we got a great deal on price from Amazon on this one and would recommend this model for it's performance and ease of use. Get one and become a "High Fryer"!
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on 4 May 2011
As a "fryer" this is an excellent product and fries evenly and quickly and the viewing window is a great boon. However, the lid is extremely dangerous as it has a spring on it that would stand comparison with the spring on "Ronnie Barker's" cash register in "Open All Hours". When you press the button to open the lid it springs up with such force that it rocks the fryer backwards, threatening to spill hot oil all over you and at the same time it then detaches itself from the body of the fryer. The lid is easily re-inserted but it is only held in place by a "sprung" system and the other spring is far stronger. When the lid jumps off you then risk burning your hands on it when you pick it up to re-attach it. As I said a great fryer and a great idea overall etc.with the tilted bowl but it fails through lack of research into the operation of the lid. I would not buy one again as I do think it is a major design failing and dangerous.
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on 8 July 2011
At first when we got this we were mildly disappointed at the quality of chips coming out was not as good as our previous fryer and the mechanism for raising/lowering the basket seemed a bit flaky.

However, after about 3 months, the explosive spring on the lid became more and more of a liability. This eventually reached a point where pushing the button to open the lid would cause it to physical jump right off! It became so dangerous that we decided to get rid of it and are now looking for a replacement.

I would strongly avoid this one.
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on 12 January 2011
Very recently bought this product. This will be used mainly for cooking chips. I used to use the old fashioned method of a chip pan, but I found this quite messy. I am happy with the product because it uses half the oil of other fryers which must reduce the heating time and therefore electricity. The first batch of chips were not that crispy so I changed the spuds from Maris Piper to King Edwards with much better results. Something that I used to do with my old chip pan was raise the chips out of the fat for a couple of minutes and then replace them and do this two or three times. I find this gives a crispier finish. I tried this method with the Roto fryer and found even further improvement in the texture. Also the removal of the oil is easy.

I was originally looking at the Tefal Actifry, but having read the reviews on Amazon I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole because of fire problems.


Still happily making chips, but I have found a way to improve them still further. It might sound a bit of a faff but triple cooked chips are great and not so time consuming once you get used to doing them this way.

1. Cut your chips and put them into a saucepan and boil till they are partially cooked (you don't want them falling apart at this stage).

2. Strain them into a colander (I use a plastic one as it doesn't retain the heat). Let them cool.

3. Turn the heat on the fryer up to around 120c (the fryer isn't marked at 120 so I just put the dial a little way up. Cook the chips for around 8 mins (until they are blonde in colour, not dark).

4. Remove the chips and put into colander with kitchen paper to take off any excess oil. Let them cool.

5. When the chips are cooled you can then keep them in the fridge until you are ready to use them (up to a couple of days).

6. Turn up the heat the fryer to 190c and then cook chips for around 2 - 3 minutes.

Best chips you will ever taste!
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We have had our De'Longhi deep fryer for a couple of months now. It fries food perfectly the rotary system means that everyhing we have tried comes out crisp on the outside but not spoiling the inside. The downside is the lid, when you try to open the fryer after a few uses it completely detatches at a rate of knots a very hot lid flying through the air and an open pan of oil..... this is clearly a design flaw which needs to be addressed.

The fryer cooks food very quickly and it is easy to clean this product with a lid that stays on it would be perfect.
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on 11 April 2011
I agree it is one of the best around at overcoming cleaning problems. Also heats up very quickly and is safe to use.
The only major drawback I found was in cooking pre-battered food. Because you don't drop the battered pieces directly into the hot oil, but instead have to lay them in the basket before lowering into the oil, then the batter mix tends to stick to the base of the basket and it is then quite difficult to remove cooked items.
I also found that the recommended cooking times were often way out, so do your own testing first.
Otherwise a good product.
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