Add a Deep Fryer to your awesome Kitchen Appliances

There is nothing quite like having a good, home-fried meal. Delicious tempura prawns, battered vegetables, crispy onion rings and french fries – am I making you hungry? There are so many things you can do when it comes to cooking. The possibilities are endless when using awesome kitchen appliances when playing around with deep fried recipes. So if you’re looking to expand your cooking horizons or even just to upgrade from that older model (perhaps regain a buck or two by placing your free ad), why not try and find a deep fryer for sale on Junk Mail. It could just be the answer to your festive feast dilemma this Christmas.


What exactly is a deep fryer? And how does it work?

A deep fryer (also known as a fryer or deep fat fryer) is used for deep frying a multitude of food stuffs in hot oil. While commonly used in commercial kitchens, it has rapidly become one of the most enjoyable of all kitchen appliances. Deep fryers are relatively simple to use – virtually anyone can master one. They feature a bowl, a basket, a lid and controls. The basket is used to lower food into the heated oil and then be raised clear of the oil when cooking is finished. The temperature is adjusted by a manual dial (some models have digital controls). Some fryers have an indicator light to indicate when the oil has reached ideal temperature, but on other models the light will simply go out when it’s fry-time. Timers with audible alarms are very useful to know when your crispy fast food is perfectly cooked.


These kitchen accessories are generally available in mild steel or stainless steel, the most common models being electric or gas powered. Stainless steel is preferable as it is less likely to corrode or stain than mild steel and it doesn’t expand under heat (like mild steel does) which would otherwise damage the welds over time. Stainless steel fryers therefore often come with better warranties than mild steel fryers. Electric-powered fryers are popular household as well as restaurant, counter top models because of their mobility, greater energy efficiency (they lose less heat than gas fryers due to their heating elements that are immersed in the oil) as well as a faster temperature recovery time between frying cycles. Gas fryers are popular free-standing, floor models for commercial use. They heat up more quickly and to a higher cooking temperature than electric fryers and are generally less expensive to run than electricity-powered models. Quite cleverly, some commercial fryers have a “cold zone” at the bottom of the fry pot. Food particles that have escaped the basket are able to sink down to this cold zone where the lower temperature keeps them from burning and tainting the oil. Other commercial fryer models have a batter trapping insert. This batter trap prevents loose batter from scorching on the heating mechanisms and helps keep loose batter from being stirred up in the oil, preventing it from sticking to the next batch of fried food. Cold zones and batter traps ultimately make the food taste better and the cooking oil lasts longer.

What types of food can one cook in a deep fryer?

Virtually any food can be deep fried, but certain kinds are more popular frying options than others:


  • Fish – generously battered white fish such as hake is a firm favourite. Fatty fish such as salmon are generally not deep fried.
  • Seafood – prawns, calamari, even oysters
  • Poultry – chicken, turkey (as parts or whole)
  • Red meats – lamb and beef, although not commonly fried
  • Vegetables:
    • potatoes – fries (chips), chips (crisps), onions, leeks, jalapeños and stuffed green peppers. The list is virtually endless.
  • Bread and dough:
    • bread-wrapped – dumplings, egg rolls, samosas
    • dough – dougnuts, vetkoek
    • bread – croutons, fried bread sticks
    • other starch – tortilla chips, fried noodles
  • Minced mixtures
    • croquettes, crab cakes
  • Cheese
  • Pork crackling
  • Crumbed mushrooms
  • Fritters and tempuras of all sorts
  • More unusually:
    • Chocolate bars – Bar One, even Twinkies
    • Fast foods – hot dogs, pizza
    • Ice cream


Deep fryers for sale in South Africa

The number of makes and styles of deep fryers for sale are, to say the least, overwhelmingly abundant, especially with the ease of online purchases and deliveries from all corners of the globe. Below we have listed a few of these awesome kitchen appliances, and their specs to help you get started with your fryer education.

SALTON (Stainless Steel Deep Fryer)


  • Capacity: 3L
  • Cost: R689.00

This particular deep fryer for sale has a simple design, clever capabilities, affordable and reliable.

  • Electric
  • Ideal for chips, samosas, croquettes, fish cakes, dumplings, springrolls and more.
  • Viewing window allows for easy progress monitoring
  • Immersion heating element makes direct contact with oil for ultra-fast heating
  • Variable temperature control between 115C and 190C
  • Power indicator and thermostat lights
  • Overheat protection technology
  • Disassembles easily for convenient cleaning
  • Dishwasher safe cooking basket and enamel cooking pot
  • Cool-touch handles
  • Convenient cord storage
MELLERWARE (Wonton Fryer)


  • Capacity: 1.2L
  • Cost: R1,398.00

One of the highest quality kitchen appliances, it features intuitive operation, neat designs, and a durable build.

  • Electric
  • Stainless steel housing
  • Adjustable temperature control
  • Non-stick coated interior
  • Cool touch handles
  • Removable lid
  • Drainage spout for easy cleaning
  • Power indicator light
  • Recipe book included
RUSSELL HOBBS (Digital Deep Fryer)


  • Capacity: 3L
  • Cost: R999.00

This digital deep fryer for sale is A classic, elegant fryer synonymous with the timeless quality of the Russell Hobbs name.

  • Electric with digital LED screen
  • Fully programmable temperature and time settings
  • Immersion heating element
  • Overheat protection technology
  • Extra large viewing window
  • Cooking guide on front panel
  • Dishwasher safe cooking basket and enamel cooking pot
  • Stylish black stainless steel finish
  • Aluminium replaceable filter
  • Convenient cord storage
TAURUS (Pro Spin Fryer)


  • Capacity: 2.5L
  • Cost: R999.00

This is one the small and high quality kitchen appliances for sale in South Africa offering classic designs with close attention to detail and practical functionality.

  • Electric
  • Rotary basket with “Manual spin system” – spin the aliment after it is fried to remove the excess oil
  • The knob lid – used to activate the spin function as well as lifting the lid
  • Stainless steel decoration on the front panel
  • Body and tank in stainless steel
  • Connection pilot light and temperature regulator
  • Oil draining position
  • Totally detachable


  • Capacity: 4L
  • Cost: R999.00


  • Large capacity fryer
  • Electric
  • Perfect for frying chips, doughnuts and battered foods
  • Adjustable temperature control
  • Timer function
  • Stainless steel housing
  • Comes with a fat draining removable drawer
  • Anti-grease filter
SUNBEAM (Mini Deep Fryer & Fondue)


  • Capacity: 1L
  • Cost: R429.00

It’s intelligent design offers practical solutions to suit every need, be it cooking, cleaning, organising or even entertaining.

  • Electric deep fat fryer and fondue pot with flip top lid
  • Can be used as a fryer or a fondue pot
  • Perfect for cooking a variety of foods including meat and vegetables
  • Non-stick teflon coated inner pot
  • Cool touch exterior walls
  • Adjustable heat settings
  • Removable lid and basket for easy cleaning
  • Comes with 4 fondue forks and a fork ring to hold the forks in place
ARCTICA (Electric Double)


  • Capacity: 2 X 8L
  • Cost: R2,195.00

A trusted brand with easy access to spares – in the catering industry since 1990.

  • For commercial use
  • Electric
  • Double heat control system
  • and much more!


  • Capacity: 2-20L (and even larger!), Number of tanks: 1-4 (and even more!)
  • Cost: From R130,000.00 – R1,000,000.00


  • For commercial uses
  • Electric and gas
  • Stainless steel cabinet, pan and fry tank
  • Large surge area and effective cold zone
  • Pan thermostatically controlled 100-180C with overriding thermostat preset 215C
  • Oil level indicator
  • Pan stainless steel bead blasted
  • Flat ribbon style heat elements create more surface area for quick recovery
  • Significantly lower idle rate in gas models saves energy
  • Adjustable legs
  • Filtrations systems
  • Available with solid state analog knob, solid state digital or programmable computer controls
  • Electronic ignition – 1 power button starts the fryer instantly
  • Tank brush, clean-out rod and drain extension
  • 10-year limited tank warranty
Find a Deep Fryer for sale on Junk Mail

Take a look at some of the Models which are currently listed on Junk Mail.

Deep Fryer for Sale
A Russell Hobs deep fryer is available online. It is priced at R389.


What should you consider when purchasing a deep fryer?

As with all kitchen appliances, home or commercial, there are several other things to consider. Below we have listed such points worthy of consideration and although they may have commercial application, they are specifically written from the household-use point of view.

The defining question you should ask is “what do I want to use it for?” After that has been decided, the choice becomes much easier to make. The lower priced, smaller units may be perfectly suited if you plan to use it only once or twice a month, but it may not hold up if you become a true, deep-fry chef and use it 3-4 times a week. It is important to remember, though, that price does not always dictate quality. Look into its construction (and reviews) carefully before making a decision to buy.

Again you will need to decide what you may want to cook in your deep fryer in order to determine the size. Will you be using it as a chips fryer or would you like to cook something larger, like a full chicken or even a turkey?


Where will you store your fryer? Your fryer will need to reside in your home somewhere and the frequency of your use of your fryer may determine where it’s final resting place is, or visa versa. Are you happy to extract it from the garage every time you want to use it, or do you have space in your spacious pantry?

Method of Cooking
What kind of a fryer are you looking for? An electric fryer (mainly for indoor, and household use) or a propane or gas fryer (mainly for commercial or for outside use).

What is your budget? Always keep in mind that, when finding a deep fryer for sale, it is important that it should fit into your budget.

A difficult to clean kitchen appliance can quickly become a seldom-used gadget. Consider the ease with which the appliance and its attachments can be dissembled and cleaned. Dishwasher-safe components are best. Also consider the positioning of your fryer when cooking – splattering could create a bigger mess than necessary.

Oil Changes
Avoid the cumbersome and potentially messy affair by finding a fryer that has a built-in drain valve for easy cleanup. Alternatively, if this isn’t an option – again consider the size of fryer in terms of how heavy it will be – and hence the difficulty of the task.

Extension Cords and Deep Fryers
This should be avoided if at all possible. Deep fryers draw a lot of electricity and can get really hot. Consider where you will be able to position your fryer when in use, in terms of its proximity to a plug. If you do need to use an extension cord, be sure to use a heavy-duty one and make sure the cord does not come into contact with the body of the fryer – it may melt it.

Especially important when cooking around small children and curious pets. Ensure that your fryer is always in a safe place, out of reach of your loved ones. Splattering can also be harmful – again consider the positioning of your fryer when in use.
Never leave a deep fryer unattended! If the oil gets too hot, it may burst into flames.
Remember – the best way to extinguish an oil fire is to cut off the heat source (unplug the unit or remove the pan/pot from a stove) and starve the fire of oxygen by putting a non-flammable cover on the unit. NEVER throw water on an oil-fire – it will explode on you.
Blowing on it or using a fire extinguisher may just spread the flames.

A few helpful tips when deep frying:

To avoid harmful splatters, dry all food before frying, especially soaked potatoes, and remove ice crystals from frozen food.

When using new oil in your fryer, add an extra 90 seconds to your frying time.

Use an oil thermometer and maintain the oil at a constant temperature – when foods have been cooked properly in a deep fryer, they’ll actually have very little oil on them. It’s important to maintain the oil’s temperature as per the recommendations of the manual or recipes followed. At temperatures above 200°C, even the finest oil will begin to smoke.
Add food to your fryer, bit-by-bit because the temperature will dip each time that new items are added. Fry in small batches to prevent overcrowding and quickly recover the optimal temperature.

Drain well. Paper towels or brown paper bags have traditionally been used with food that’s been cooked in hot oil to absorb the excess. A more efficient and “tastier” method, however, is to use a cooling rack.

Salt deep fried food immediately, while hot; optionally use pepper or other spices.
Oil can be purified by deep-frying parsley – parsley absorbs odours in the oil.
Contrast textures – deep fried food (i.e. calamari or croûtons) on salad are a classic combination, tempura prawns in soup is a common delight in Japan.


With so many kitchen appliances for sale these days, it is difficult deciding which to choose when going shopping for your home. The versatility and easy-to-use nature of the deep fryer have earned it well-worth a consideration as a priority appliance in every home. Looking for a deep fryer for sale or other kitchen accessories? Browse through Junk Mail’s awesome Household Category to find what you need! Selling your kitchen appliances? Place your FREE AD on

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  1. Nathan Crowley says:

    I have a vulcan deep fryer and it works amazingly!

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