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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
what is the highest temperature it will go up to
Recent Question:
What does it take to clean this? Must you dispose of oil every time?
Recent Question:
on this deep fryer, how many watts is it? 1500 or 1800?
Recent Question:
has anyone fried desserts in there like oreos?
Recent Question:
Can you use batter and coating mixes in this fryer?
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If you are cooking maybe chicken and you choose that temp. How do you no it is done
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GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer

Customer Questions & Answers for
GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer

The GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer has a 3-liter capacity for fast and efficient cooking. The unique heating system in this deep fryer fries your food faster while minimizing the absorption of oil. So, you can enjoy fried foods with less guilt. Unlike most deep fryers, the GE Deep Fryer features a cool zone technology that prevents food and oil from getting burned. The electric deep fryer has a removable frying basket and an adjustable temperature control. The digital timer in the deep fryer notifies prevents overcooking. Cool-touch basket handles and the side lid are provided for easier handling. There is also a large viewing window allowing you to see clearly whats happening inside. The GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer can be safely washed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
Customer Questions & Answers:
45 Questions
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61 Answers
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Questions & Answers for GE GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer

Question

removal insert

I am reading the description right? Does the insert where the oil is placed come out for easy cleaning. Is this appliance hard to clean after use?

Thanks.
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
By
Becky2
 - Gastonia, NC
on GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It comes apart to make it easy to clean. The heating element is the only part that is not immersible. The container where the oil goes separates completely from the outer shell.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Oeoo
 - SC
answer 2
yes it does lift out, mine worked 4 times and now it is trash
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
krazzie
 - Boiling Springs, S.C.
answer 3
The inside comes right outand can be placed in the dishwasher.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
flubbertron
 - co
answer 4
yes everything comes apart easily for easy cleaning. You do hafta wait a while for it cool down but it all breaks down for easy cleaning
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Ctowns
 - Portland, ME
answer 5
It is very easy to clean. You can remove the top part (the coated black container of oil (its like a foil when you're baking a cake - so you just remove that foil and clean it without harming the appliance itself.
answered 5 years ago
By
Carenski
 - Rosemount, Minnesota
Question

can you cook with the lid closed?

asked 5 years, 1 month ago
By
nancych
on GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, I always do. Makes perfect french fries in 6-7 minutes at 375
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Oeoo
 - SC
answer 2
condensation falls into the hot oil with lid on. mine did not work but 4 times and now it is in the trash,
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
krazzie
 - Boiling Springs, S.C.
answer 3
yes
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
flubbertron
 - co
answer 4
You can cook with the lid closed and it is preferred. The solution to the window steaming up is in the manual. Apply a small amount of oil. Then you can see right thru.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
dmulvaney
answer 5
Yes, but the little window would cloud up and you couldn't see what was going on. I usually didn't use the top
answered 5 years ago
By
PhillyRo
 - Philadelphia, PA
Question

What is the filter on the lid for?

I just got this fryer,but in the instruction manual,it does not say what the filter is for. Hubby is saying it's to pour the oil through to filter the oil,but I'm just not so sure about that.
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
The filter is to catch the grease that is vented while cooking.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Oeoo
 - SC
answer 2
it is a vent , mine worked 4 times and now it is in the trash
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
krazzie
 - Boiling Springs, S.C.
answer 3
the page says it is an odor filter
answered 4 years ago
By
dezarary
 - sebring,fl
answer 4
No that filter is NOT for the oil.. it is for the evaporated fumes from the oil. It filters it. You notice in mcds or wendys when you see the fryers a few feet above that are whats called "hoods" ? Those are large filters that filter the air that comes off the fryers so its not harmful to people and doesnt build up. Dont use it for filtering the oil! Just leave it as is and replace or clean as needed
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Ctowns
 - Portland, ME
answer 5
On our last big fryer...it was to filter the smells, like fish, from filling the room.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
rchtinsl2
 - Kentucky
Question

Is the outside of the frier cool to touch?

asked 5 years ago
By
Gaines0208
 - Alabama
on GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
no , it gets hot , mine worked about 4 times now it is in the trash
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
krazzie
 - Boiling Springs, S.C.
answer 2
No, it gets pretty warm
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
flubbertron
 - co
answer 3
the outside is, but the top isn't.
answered 4 years ago
By
dezarary
 - sebring,fl
answer 4
No, it is not. It is stainless steel.
answered 5 years ago
By
Pickycooker
 - Washington, DC
Question

How much oil does it take to fill the fryer?

asked 5 years ago
By
RitaC
on GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
12 cups
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
flubbertron
 - co
answer 2
a little over a-half gallon.
answered 4 years ago
By
dezarary
 - sebring,fl
answer 3
About 2 of the smaller bottles of vegtable oil or a little more than half of a larger bottle.. not sure how that measures out but when your in the grocery stores thats all that matters
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Ctowns
 - Portland, ME
answer 4
3 liters
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
dmulvaney
 - dmulvaney
Question

How many watts is this fryer?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
1500 watts
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
flubbertron
 - co
answer 2
1500 watts
answered 4 years ago
By
dezarary
 - sebring,fl
answer 3
Manual says 1500 watts.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
luvtocamp
 - Pennellville, NY
Question

Fryer Basket

Does the fryer basket hang on the edge of the fryer to drain fried foods or do you have to physically hold the basket until it drains ?.
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
cobraa
 - Siloam,NC
on GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It hangs on the edge.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Luvvcooking
answer 2
Shay1978 is wrong. You have to physically hold the basket over the hot grease to let basket drain.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
cobraa
 - Siloam,NC
answer 3
It will hang on the inside of the fryer to drain, you do not need to physically hold it in place
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Shay1978
 - Ohio
Question

Is there a way to replace wire basket if needed?

asked 5 years ago
By
cbtoney
on GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Doesn't appear to be available. I bought three because they were so cheap. I bend the basket back into shape when I need to. I will buy another in a few months. Just get the whole fryer. They are a bargain.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
spiritrace
 - Saratoga WY
answer 2
Yes, you can get a replacement by going on the GE website and ordering it. There is also a form that comes with the fryer that has replacement parts info.
answered 5 years ago
By
Pickycooker
 - Washington, DC
Question

I would like to know if the heating rod unit is replaceable?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - south carolina
on GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Looks like it is cast into the control unit. Also soldering a new one in would be a problem. Just get another one, they are such low price that all the work is not worth it. Sometimes the components do wear out.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
spiritrace
 - Saratoga WY
answer 2
i would say no
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
krazzie
 - Boiling Springs, S.C.
Question

Why can't I use peanut oil

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE 12-Cup Deep Fryer
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Just keep the temperature lower with peanut oil. I use it and when it starts to smoke, it is too hot. Don't walk away from your fryer using peanut oil. Google peanut oil temperatures. Don't catch your house on fire. Be logical.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
spiritrace
 - Saratoga WY
answer 2
I called the peanut oil people and they say they don't know why GE would say that. People have been deep frying with peanut oil for years as have I. I'm using peanut oil now with no problem
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Richard19
 - Tampa, FL
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