What is a Pressure Fryer?
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There are a few recipes
for "faux fried" chicken that only require
¼ to ½ cup of oil. Spattering oil,
as well as other foods such as those with a high
acid content will shortened the lifespan of the
seals. Just keep in mind that you should always
follow the instructions and warnings in your owners
Pressure cooker manufacturers DO
NOT recommend using any amount of oil over 1/4 cup.
The pressure cookers designed for home use are certainly
not the same as the machines for commercial restaurant
service, and they were never designed for boiling
oil. There are, however, two exceptions, one pressure
fryer is made by Fagor and another by Magefesa.
makes 4-5 different models of pressure cookers,
but only ONE
pressure FRYER and that is the Fagor Pressure
Magic. This pressure cooker/fryer has an added safety
feature consisting of a large, metal bar that locks
across the top of the cooker's lid. Oil cooks at
much high temps that other liquids and the locking
bar provides additional strength in case of dangerous
Note the heavy, safety
bar across the top of the lid.
rated number one in a review
by Cooks Illustrated, also makes a several different
models. They offer a similarly designed model, the
Super Cooker with that distinctive bell shape and
the heavy duty locking lid for safety. You can,
of course use these models as regular pressure cookers
Any other models made by these two companies are
no more suitable to pressure frying than any other
brand of P/C.