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No matter how cheap, it's not worth it
on 17 January 2014
In need of something for occasional chips for two people, this appeared ideal. Okay, I'm long enough in the tooth to think that it was possibly too good a price to be true, but at little over a tenner, you can't go wrong, can you?
Well, yes you can.
The handle didn't fit to the basket securely - a bit of a problem when you're dealing with boiling oil/fat. But okay, I improvised.
On first use, that said, it did okay. On a second outing, however, the thermostat had gone and while the indicator light was on, it stubbornly refused to indicate if or when the cooking temperature had been reached. A third outing saw a probe thermometer inserted under the lid to deal with this, but that's hardly helpful.
It has been consigned to the bin, while a mental memo, in mental capital letters, has been posted on my brain's noticeboard, reminding me not to waste money on cheap Chinese gift horses again.