Presto 05420 FryDaddy Electric Deep Fryer,Black

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Original price was: $69.99.Current price is: $37.64.

  • Makes four servings of french fries with just four cups of oil
  • Maintains proper frying temperature automatically
  • Fries crispy shrimp, chicken, onion rings and more
  • Handy scoop lifts, drains, and serves
  • Quick preheat time and oil temperature recovery
  • Easy to clean, nonstick surface inside and out
  • Snap-on lid stores oil without spills or odor
Presto 05420 FryDaddy Electric Deep Fryer,Black
Presto 05420 FryDaddy Electric Deep Fryer,Black

Original price was: $69.99.Current price is: $37.64.

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Specification: Presto 05420 FryDaddy Electric Deep Fryer,Black

Model Name

FryDaddy Electric Deep Fryer – Handy Scoop Included, Snap On Lid, Easy to Clean







Product Dimensions

8.38"D x 8.13"W x 7.38"H

Item Weight

3 pounds


1200 watts




National Presto Ind

Country of Origin


Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

March 15, 2005

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10 reviews for Presto 05420 FryDaddy Electric Deep Fryer,Black

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  1. D & MJ

    I have been researching mini deep fryers for months. All I wanted was a small, uncomplicated fryer that didn’t require lots of oil and was easy to clean. Then I came across the Fry Daddy – the size looked perfect but it seemed like such a basic unit compared to the other more “fancy” deep fryers. For example the Fry Daddy has no temperature control dial and no wire basket. So I went to the manufacturer’s website and watched their video and learned that the temperature is perfectly controlled. The oil heats up and maintains a steady perfect temperature for deep frying. The reason there is no wire basket is that wire baskets take up area in the unit AND are very messy when removed, oil drips all over the place. That made perfect sense to me. Then I moved onto online reviews starting with America’s Test Kitchen whom I normally trust but they gave it such an awful review that I decided to read some of the comments and so many people who owned the Fry Daddy said otherwise, they were upset that ATK was recommending the fancier brands and not giving the FD credit where credit was due. I agreed, ATK can be very snobbish in their reviews. They also made fun of the plastic spoon that comes with the FD – take it from me – IT WORKS. Sure it will melt if you leave it in boiling oil! But it works just fine to remove cooked food. They also did not consider the mess factor of a wire basket and made derogatory comments about the absence of that. Next, I watched video reviews by “real” everyday people – and the more I watched the more I knew this was the fryer I wanted. The day it arrived I deep fried fresh cod in batter (homemade) and also some large shrimp. I was able to fry 3 thick pieces of fish in one batch and all 8 shrimp at once. I knew the minute I took the fish out to drain on paper towels that the fish was NOT oily! I was thrilled. This proves that the oil IS maintained at the perfect temperature for frying. The fryer uses only 4 cups of oil. You can store the oil in the unit (it comes with a plastic lid – only seal once the oil is completely cooled down) but I didn’t do that because we don’t deep fry that often. So I strained it and poured it into a clean jar to reuse another time. Cleanup was A BREEZE! A gentle wash with dish soap (not submerged of course) and dried with paper towels. The unit is non-stick which makes cleaning even easier. This small unassuming little fryer is perfect for a couple or small family. It takes up very little room and if you’re buying it in the US it is very affordable. I think it is worth every CAD$ I paid for it on Amazon.

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  2. Gwen

    It’s a decent size and great for small meals. I cooked gizzards in it for two. The temperature sets itself and cooks the food properly.

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  3. Geraldo Ruy Simões e Silva

    A fritadeira é pequena.

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  4. rebecca dollar

    I love this thing!! You can cook anything in it and the best thing about it is it adjust to the temp by itself so no worrying about burning stuff. So easy to Cook with too everything takes pretty much less then 5 minutes.

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  5. Gee

    It works well

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  6. TrentO

    The temp should be 375-400F, so this unit runs a little hot… but not unusably so. Saves money by using 1qt / 1l of oil at a time. Efficient energy use since the heating element is as close to the oil as you can get without it being an immersion system, which would be harder to clean. I know this item is super-popular but never thought to get one until recently. I suspect this will become my best bang-for-the-buck purchase this year. The only concern is oil potentially dripping into the lower base, which may be difficult to clean later.

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  7. RichE

    I have owned this model of fryer for quite some time. I use it especially for chicken wings. It will easily cook 6-8 segments in about 10 minutes… so it’s great for one or two people… or more if you keep the batches warm in an oven while the rest is cooked. It is a simple fryer… no temperature to set, small enough to not feel like you are wasting oil. It maintains heat very well. I’d recommend heating it for about 10 minutes before starting cooking to be sure the oil is up to temperature since it has no light to tell you. It’s perfect for a small household or if you only want a modest portion. There are bigger models on the market but this works best for me and takes up less cabinet space.

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  8. Kellie Vann

    I purchased the FryDaddy as a gift for my family for Christmas. We’ve already used it three times! I’ve heard about this item and how it makes the best French fries, and boy does it ever! We don’t really eat out very often, but sometimes you just want some fried, greasy food, am I right? Frying on the stovetop is a hassle because it takes so long to heat up, just for it to cool off when you add your food making the cooking time extra long. With frydaddy, the oil heats in less than 5 minutes and stays that temperature throughout the process. So far I’ve made fries, blooming onion petals, and chicken tenders. All have turned out incredible. Better than fast food by a mile, and honestly quicker. This item has already paid for itself easily. I can’t wait to experiment with different oils!

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  9. rog

    This gets hot and stays hot while frying things. We make multiple batches of stuff and it does a good job. Stays pretty clean also. Outside gets hot, but if your aware, then no harm.

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  10. Jeff A.

    The Presto fry daddy is a very simple, convenient, easy to use counter top deep fryer. I recently purchased this newer version, but this has been my experience after years of use in my kitchen with the older versions. I don’t seem much change in design but maybe some minor improvements…

    1. Easy to use and setup for small batch deep frying.
    2. Not hard to clean if you clean within a day of cooking, and you’re mindful of the outside of the pot where the electrical components are.
    3. Perfect size for one to two people.
    4. Presto (fry daddy/fry baby) deep fryers have been around a long time and have proven to be a reliable, popular, and simple to use deep fryer (I’ve owned a fry daddy and fry granpappy for years myself).
    5. The small platform makes it easy to store in your cabinet.
    6. I don’t get grease splatter all over my range top by using a Dutch oven to deep fry on my stove.

    1. Grease splatter. Not terrible but you will always get some splatter around the unit when frying, especially if you drop foods into the hot grease that have a high moisture content. I use a large aluminum pizza pan under mine to help keep splatter off my countertops while cooking, and clean up soon after the unit has cooled. I haven’t myself, but you also may want to try a splatter screen.
    2. No temperature control. I spent a lot of time in Tampa Florida in my youth and like to cook Ebor City devil crab rolls, which are basically a relatively thick crab meat croquette with lots of Cuban and Italian spices. I’ve found these need to be cooked at frying temp of no more than 325F to get the center heated right and the breaded outside browned correctly. Unfortunately, all the Fry Daddy, Fry Baby, Fry Granpappy temps are too high to cook these seafood delicacies correctly. It would be great if I could just turn down the heat down by 50 to 75 F to cook my favorite seafood dish. I even bought a second (less convenient) deep fryer, mainly to cook my beloved crab rolls. Come On Presto! Not Everything Needs to be Cooked at 375 degrees F.
    3. 1. Not good for large batches of fried food. Get the Fry Granpappy for large batches.
    4. Sides of unit gets hot so don’t try to move until relatively cool.

    1, Again, this is a very simple and easy to use deep fryer, that can easily accommodate enough food for two adults (maybe even a 3rd or 4th depending on how much fried food you’re planning on serving), just don’t expect to cook for large gatherings.
    2. Put a large pizza pan or your largest cookie sheet under the unit when frying to keep countertop splatter to a minimum.
    3.Don’t use the deep fryer as a long term storage container for used oil. I recommend straining the oil through a fine mesh sieve after cooking and the oil has cooled enough to handle, then storing in a container in the fridge. Those little bits of burnt breading, etc. will effect the flavor of your used oil after a time. If you are going to fry again within a few days, no problem, but don’t just use the deep fryer as and oil storage container. Using some recently used oil again won’t have any noticeable effect on the flavor of your fried food as long as you dont let the burnt bits set too long. Also, never fry any “turf” (land) meat or veggies in oil you previously used to fry “surf” (ocean). You can reuse fish grease to fry more seafood, just never fry “turf: with previously used “surf” grease. Should be okay though to fry “surf” with “turf” grease. REGARDLESS, Don’t used your Fry Daddy as a Long Term Grease Storage Container.
    4. (Can’t stress this enough) Please let your deep fryer cool to a safe temperature before trying to move, save the used oil, or clean. Hot oil/grease is VERY DANGEROUS. This is a relatively safe deep fryer but very basic and you still be dealing with a HOT POT OF HIGH TEMPERATURE OIL. Be very careful!

    Conclusion: Worth the money. No unneeded bells and whistles. Temp control would be great.

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