Cuisinart CDF-100 Compact Deep Fryer
The Cuisinart CDF-100 Deep Fryer has a small footprint taking up little counter space—ideal for those with small kitchens. Fries up to 3/4 of a pound of food and uses just 1.1 liter of oil. Its small size means it’s always handy and ready to prepare spur-of-the-moment snacks or meals. It reaches temperatures up to 375F. The die-cast frying bowl maintains the selected oil temperature for quality results. The Cuisinart CDF-100 Deep Fryer is easy to use and easy to clean.
Pro & Contra
[plus] Convinient viewing window
[plus] Space, oil, energy-saving
[plus] Odor filter re-usable
[minus] Basket needs assembly
[minus] Bad heat insulation
[minus] Pan not removable
[minus] No timer
I recommend the Cuisinart CDF-100 to all housholds with 1-2 persons
This mini fryer is a good pick for single or two-person households. Its small, heats up fast and you have enough space for a good snack.
Lid and odor filter
The Cuisinart CDF-100 Deep Fryer ’s lid is removable and it’s hinged. It includes a convenient viewing window and the filter is removable and washable.
This fryer does not include a timer, but this isn’t a minor issue since an inexpensive stand alone times will work just as well.
It comes with one chrome plated steel mesh basket that requires assembly. If not assembled properly the basket will collapse when pour out the cooked food. The basket handle is detachable.
The pan is nonstick diecast with pouring spout. The thermostat is adjustable with a signal light that indicates when the oil is ready for frying. The heating element is sealed below the pan and does not come in contact with the oil. It includes nonskid feet and a magnetic cord for safety.
All materials that come in contact with the food are BPA-Free. The Cuisinart CDF-100 Deep Fryer does not have an oil filtering or drainage system. Some customers have reported that the outside gets very hot when frying.
This fryer is compact—it has a small footprint that saves counter space, which is ideal if you have a small kitchen. It heats up fast and uses less oil than larger fryers so there is no guilt about wasting oil. It comfortably serves two people.
This fry scores high when it comes to cleaning. The Teflon coated pan makes it easy to wipe clean. Some consider the fact that the pan is not removable to be a negative but we agree with the majority of customers who report that this makes the fryer easier to clean. The main precaution is to be sure that you do not submerge the fryer when cleaning. This unit does not included an oil filtration or recovery system so when cleaning, use one of the two methods described below:
- Let the oil cool
- Use a strainer to filter out any food particles and pour the oil into an appropriate container and seal tightly.
To clean using baking soda:
- To fully clean interior, fill the unit with water, leaving 1½" at the top.
- Add ¼ cup baking soda and turn unit on.
- Let boil for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Shut the unit off and leave the hot water/baking soda mixture to soak.
- When the solution cools to warm, scrub the inside with a soft but firm bristle brush.
- Empty the water and baking soda solution by the fryer bowl's pour spout.
- Rinse carefully by adding about 2 cups of water
- Empty again and dry.
To clean using soap – When fryer bowl is empty of oil,
- Add about 2 cups of warm soapy water and let stand for a few minutes or wipe
- With a sponge.
- Rinse carefully with about 2 cups of clean water,
- Empty and dry.
- Wipe the pot, cover, and basket with soap and water (Do not place the unit in the dishwasher).
Caution: WATER MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO PENETRATE THE INTERIOR OF THE APPLIANCE. DO NOT IMMERSE FRYER, CORD OR MAGNETIC PLUG IN WATER OR ANY OTHER LIQUID.
Most agree as we do that this fryer is a good value for the price.
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