Cuisinart CDF-100 Compact Fryer
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Minimal Deep Fryer

Cuisinart brings a cute little deep fryer that takes minimal counter space. It is small but it can fry up to ¾ of a pound each batch. It is a petite model that uses only 1.1 litter of oil (or about 4 cups). It is works great for 1-3 people. This fryer can be used for fried calamari, fries or mozzarella sticks and much more. It is 8.5in x 5.5in x 4in so it fits in small counters but still fries enough food because it is deep enough to hold plenty of pieces.

User Friendly

The CDF-100 is a deep fryer that heats up to 375 degrees for optimal frying results. It has an adjustable thermostat for optimum frying results. It features a nonstick die-cast frying bowl that works great to keep the oil at an even temperature. It is easy to use and clean and storing it is a breeze. The cord is made to disconnect from the fryer as a safety feature. It allows the user to unplug the deep fryer hands-free.

The Good

This deep fryer uses very little oil. It is perfect for side dishes such as mozzarella sticks, fries, egg rolls, jalapeno poppers, onion rings, etc. Things like fish sticks and donuts can also be made in this deep fryer. Grease spatter is conveniently reduced when using the lid which closes tightly on the top. The lid also has a clear window to allow the user to oversee the cooking process without opening it up. The CDF-100 is compact and doesn’t take up much space but it works very well and it is sturdy, which helps preventing it from topple over. The carbon filter also helps reduce odors while frying.

The Bad

The basket can be somewhat flimsy if it isn’t assembled correctly. It is important to look at the manual and follow the instructions to prevent this issue. The magnetic power cord is very short, around 12” long which can be tedious while using but as a safety measure, it detaches easy to prevent it from falling on top of the user and for easy storage.

Simple and Compact

This deep-fryer is compact enough to fit nicely on a small kitchen, dorm rooms and when trying to save counter space. It is great for comfortably serving one or two people. The stainless steel surface looks contemporary and it fits well with most kitchen décor and color palettes.

Overall Verdict

The Cuisinart CDF-100 is a great little appliance that perfectly serves one or two people. It is compact and simple enough to match any kitchen styles and décor while saving counter space. The adjustable thermostat allows the user to tailor their frying experience according to their needs. The magnetic cord detaches for a hands-free shut off and for easy storing. The clear window in the lid allows the user to supervise the cooking process without disturbing the food. The mesh wire basket works as a great feature by letting the user lower the foods into the oil while preventing spatter.