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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?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
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Does 375 Temp setting actually produce 375 temp.
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Can I order the cord plug in for my farberware 2.5L single deep fryer?
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Would you recommend for making donuts?
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If you are cooking maybe chicken and you choose that temp. How do you no it is done

Customer Questions & Answers for
Oster Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer

Cook a wide range of fried foods easily at home with the Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer. You can cook anything from cheese sticks, fish fillets, apple fritters, funnel cakes, doughnuts, to onion rings, and French fries. This user-friendly cool touch deep fryer can cook for 2 people and if needed even for a big crowd (up to 1.5 pounds food) at a time with its 4 liter extra large oil capacity. This professional deep fryer has 1700 watts immersion element that offers quick preheating and fast oil recovery time. The Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer offers a durable performance with its steel housing and sturdy lid. The automatic fall and rise fry basket with a cool-touch folding handle makes handling easy and safe. The removable deep fry basket allows you to take out the cooked items from the electric deep fryer easily. The locking lid in this professional deep fryer features dual filters that reduce the cooking odors to a great extent.
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Questions & Answers for Oster Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer

Question

Does the lid fit on the base and flip up when adding to the basket or is it completely separate?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
reefun
on Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is a button on the top to push for the lid to lip open. Be careful as the unit is hot and the steam is also hot.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
jkiolp
 - Nevada
answer 2
The lid is connected and there is a button to open it.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Dempsey442
 - Nicholson, GA
answer 3
The lid attaches to the rear of the fryer and there is a notch at the front of the lid that fryer clicks into to lock it shut.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
TheMathWizard
answer 4
It does fit into the base but can be removed for cleaning.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Pistol9
answer 5
It's attached to the base and flips open to remove the basket. The lid can be removed if you need to clean it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
kesa76
answer 6
It is seperate. There is a button you push to relase the lid. But you can put the lid down before you lower the basket as to prevent splatter which is very nice.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
mollyollie
answer 7
THE LID IS REMOVABLE, & IS PART OF THE BASE, & IT DOES FLIP UP.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
answer 8
Not sure what you mean by "does it flip up when adding to the basket"

There is a button you push to open the lid.
Fitting the lid to the unit is part of the assembly instructions when you unpack the unit. It fits into hinges at the back of the unit and has a spring-type thingy on it to make it spring open when you press the lid open/release button.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Danno02
 - Brockton, MA
answer 9
the lid is attached to the base. the basket is seperate
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
plumsmart
 - Brunswick, Ga.
Question

How often should you change the oil and is it easy to clean?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
REQ55
 - Clarksville, MO.
on Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would change oil as needed. When you cannot see through the oil it is probably best to change.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
DeeRenee
answer 2
This fryer is very easy to clean and keep clean. It takes me about the same time as to clean my black and stainless range. Changing the oil will depend what you fry in it and what grade of oil you use. If you fry fish you will need to change it. To clean it just pop the lid off and put it in the dishwasher, the oil reservoir can also go in the dishwasher and the basket.

Do Not put the oil heating unit in the dishwasher. Use a good low smoke oil and be careful with batter and you can use your oil about 8 times. When it starts to smell like old oil or when it gets dark and you can't see through it, i change it then.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
jkiolp
 - Nevada
answer 3
it all depends on your oil choice, i reccomend to use peatnut oil it last longer then any other oil. very easy to clean but dont let it go for a long time because it will cake up on the basket and make it hard to close
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
steveo38351
 - lexington tn
answer 4
It is easy to clean as it is dishwasher safe. They reccommend every 3-5 uses. I however used mine for about 6 uses then dumped the oil. It also says when it starts to stink. But I would never wait that long. eww
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
mollyollie
answer 5
You should change the oil once it becomes "blackish" in color. If you can see the heating element through the oil, it's still ok to use. The more often you use the oil, it breaks down and lowers the "flash point", increasing the chances of fire. You should filter the oil through some cheesecloth after about 5-10 uses? Just a guess...It is VERY easy to clean!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
obdaved
 - Alexandria,LA
answer 6
Yes, it's easier to clean than many of the other fryers I've owned. How often you change the oil is a function of how often the oil is used, the temperature it's heated to, the types of food you cook, the age of the oil, and the type of oil. It has little to nothing to do with the fryer you use.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
DrPizza
 - western NY
answer 7
There is no clear answer to this question. You change the oil when you cannot see through it clearly. We used the fryer four times before changing the oil. The fryer was easy to disassemble, clean and reassemble. The basket and oil container can be put in the dishwasher.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
KCinCalif
 - Palmdale, CA
answer 8
CHANGING THE OIL, DEPENDS ON HOW OFTEN YOU USE IT, & WHAT YOU FRY IN IT. FISH LEAVES ALOT OF RESIDUE, & SO DOES COATED CHECKEN. THE OIL WILL GET BROWN FROM BEING REHEATED OVER & OVER, SO WE CHANGE OURS WHEN WE CAN'T SEE THE HEATING ELEMENTS IN THE BOTTOM. CLEANING IS SOMEWHAT EASY, IF CLEANED BEFORE THE OILY RESIDUE GETS BURNT ON.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
answer 9
Haven't changed the oil yet, but it's very easy to clean. The oil pan and or bucket is removable.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
MrsSpendinMoney
 - Atlanta, GA
Question

Is this deep fryer dishwasher safe?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Princessk1
on Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
the basket can be washed but thats it, be sure if your dishwasher has a heater button be sure to turn it off, it could melt the handle
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
steveo38351
 - lexington tn
answer 2
IT SAYS IT IS BUT WHEN I TRIED TO GET MINE APART IT WOULD NOT COME APART SO I THINK NOT
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
KICKIT2
 - claremore ok
answer 3
This fryer is not dishwasher safe. No part of the fryers electrics should be exposed to water.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
TheMathWizard
answer 4
all parts are washable except the heating element.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
lonecane
 - bristol illinois
answer 5
No, just the basket.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
DeeRenee
 - Farmington Hills, MI
answer 6
The basket and the inside part that holds the oil can safely be washed in the dishwasher.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
LuckyALinPA
 - Central PA
answer 7
The basin and basket are both dishwasher safe. The element should be cleaned by hand.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
kesa76
answer 8
yes the basket, the cup in the back, and the resivor itself. All of that information is also listed in the directions
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
mollyollie
answer 9
The pan that holds the oils is metal, so yes. The heating element cannot be submerged, but is easy to clean with some hot water and Dawn.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
obdaved
 - Alexandria,LA
Question

Does this fryer have a temperature control for proper frying temperature

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Jake47
on Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, the temp. goes up to 375.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
jkiolp
 - Nevada
answer 2
yes, you set the control button for what you are cooking
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
steveo38351
 - lexington tn
answer 3
Yes it does but it does not come with a temperature sensor.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
TheMathWizard
answer 4
Sort of. It has 5 settings- off, 260, 320, 360, 375. No 350 setting like many of my recipes call for...
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
MarchMommy08
 - Enid, OK
answer 5
YES, UP TO 375 DEGREES.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
answer 6
Yes it has different settings. Starting at 265° then goes up to 320° for fish, 360° for chicken, and 375° for fries/potatoes.

It heats accordingly to cook food accurately.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
kesa76
answer 7
Yes it has a temp control
answered 4 years ago
By
NoBugMe
 - Ohio
answer 8
yes, although, it does take a little while to heat up. this is a good product for the cost.
answered 4 years ago
By
diamondstatewalmartlover
Question

does this have an oil drain? If not do you carry one that does?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
This fryer doesn't have an oil drain but there are a couple of others that do. A lot more expensive and they are a longer unit. Check with Walmarts website. I believe deLonghi has a drain and so does Emeril but his is made by deLonghi.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
jkiolp
 - Nevada
answer 2
There isn't an oil drain. You can lift the metal container out and pour out the oil.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
TheMathWizard
answer 3
Nope. You just have to wait for it to cool and lift the oil tub out. (yuck...)
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
MarchMommy08
 - Enid, OK
answer 4
The basin comes out. There is no oil drain.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
kesa76
answer 5
It does not have an oild drain plug. It only holds 1 gallon of oil, and the oil pan lifts out easily for draining/filtering. Not an issue.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
obdaved
 - Alexandria,LA
answer 6
It does not have an oil drain but it is easy to clean. There is a product with Emeril's name on it that costs about three times as much as this one. I would not spend the extra money just to have a drain.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
KCinCalif
 - Palmdale, CA
answer 7
No oil drain.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Dusty
 - Kentucky
answer 8
THERE IS NO DRAIN. YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE OIL POT, & DUMP IT INTO CONTAINERS TO BE DISPOSED OF. EMERIL HAS 1 WITH A DRAIN, IF YOU WANT TO SPEND OVER $200. FOR A FRYER. FOR THE PRICE OF THIS 1, I'LL DUMP THE OIL.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
Question

This deep fryer has two heat vents on the bottom.will they stain or create any other problems on the counter top ?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
notdeafhh
 - Henrico VA.
on Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
no it can be placed on counter tops on any surface. but you will have condensation on the bottom, be sure to after cooking in it. to whip bottom of the surface from oil condensation
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
steveo38351
 - lexington tn
answer 2
i have had this fryer for a lil over 3months and so far i have seen nothing.i do wipe the outside down afte use.but no grease from the bottom.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
3kidsnsc
 - columbia,sc
answer 3
I DID NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
KICKIT2
 - claremore ok
answer 4
No, they will not mess with the counter top but beware of the grease trap in the back as it can be ignored and over flow.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
TheMathWizard
answer 5
I place my deep fryer on top of a ceramic square board and I don't have to worry about the counter.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
lonecane
 - bristol illinois
answer 6
No, the vents send steam UP, not down.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Pistol9
answer 7
I have not had any issues with staining or other problems with this deep fryer. I've had mine for 2 years now.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
kesa76
Question

what are the safety features for this model ?

basically i want to know if there is a shut off if the deep fryer is left on?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
jpaq
on Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, You must manually shut off the deep fryer. The magnetic plug is the only safety feature. It will release easily if the fryer is moved to far or tipped over.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
jkiolp
 - Nevada
answer 2
no safety on shut down, if you leave it pluged in it will not go off by its self
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
steveo38351
 - lexington tn
answer 3
There is not, It stays on untill you shut it off.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Johnnybgoodallthetime
 - Dixie
answer 4
NO THERE IS NOT AND IF YOU DO NOT TURN OFF IT WILL KEEP HOT I HAVE DONE THIS
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
KICKIT2
 - claremore ok
answer 5
There isn't an emergency shutoff if left on.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
TheMathWizard
answer 6
No there is No automatic shut off. Just a dial for temp selection or off. The only safety feature is the magnetic power cord connection.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
obdaved
 - Alexandria,LA
answer 7
THERE IS NO AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF, LIKE SOME COFFEE POTS HAVE NOW. IT HAS AN INTERNAL FUSEABLE LINK, INCASE OF AN OVERLOAD, BUT THAT IS ALL.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
Question

is this a pressure chicken fryer

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
crosscut
on Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No only a deep fryer, not a pressure fryer
answered 6 months ago
By
DeepFryLady
answer 2
No. It has a filtered vent on the lid and no seals.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
FoodTroll
answer 3
this is a deep fryer. It is not a pressure cooker.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
rlconlo
answer 4
no, open basket just like Mcdonalds french fry units.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
MCMEngineer
answer 5
It isnt pressurized at all.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
ilovephotos
answer 6
No this is not a pressure cooker/fryer
answered 2 years ago
By
kandellicious
answer 7
No
answered 2 years ago
By
MsRMB
Question

does this contain teflon?

asked 4 years, 11 months ago
By
SHOPMOMZ
on Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. There is no Teflon anywhere on this product. The basket and element are stainless steel and the tank is enameled steel.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
FoodTroll
answer 2
No teflon. This was a concern to me as a lot of the oil reservoirs are teflon coated. This is enamel over steel and will not flake off in your food. Everything about this fryer is dishwasher safe except the heating coil.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
jkiolp
 - Nevada
answer 3
NO I
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
KICKIT2
 - claremore ok
answer 4
No.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
TheMathWizard
answer 5
No it does not have teflon.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
LuckyALinPA
 - Central PA
answer 6
As far as I could tell it was an enamel coating on the metal insert. No Teflon as far as i remember.
answered 4 years ago
By
NoBugMe
 - Ohio
Question

How to keep the basket suspended

Is there a way to have the basket stay suspended while putting the food in it. It seems you should be able to lift it and hook it on something to empty it. If you let it go it just goes back into the oil. There is a small metal lip on the front of the basket but I can't see where it would hook on to something.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
jkiolp
 - Nevada
on Oster 16-Cup Professional Style Deep Fryer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes there is a groove on the main unit right under the handle.
answered 6 months ago
By
DeepFryLady
answer 2
When the handle is locked in the horizontal position the basket is raised out of the oil as long as its not over fiiled with oil. I've found that you can tilt the basket forward slightly and rest it agianst the back of the resovior while the hanlde rest against the front when its loaded with heavier foods nicely.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
FoodTroll
answer 3
There is a lock on the handle that keeps the basket suspended. If your basket is in the oil when raised you have to much oil in the fryer.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
rlconlo
answer 4
If your basket will not stay in the upper position, your handle's detent has broken off. After pushing the button on the handle and lifting it straight out it should click into the locked position to allow food to be removed or inserted. You'll need to replace the basket.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
MCMEngineer
answer 5
IF YOU PULL UP ON THE HANDLE, ALL THE WAY, IS WILL LOCK IN THE UP POSITION. THEN SLIDE BACK THE BUTTON, ON THE HANDLE, TO UNLOCK IT & LOWER IT.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
answer 6
I thought the same thing about the clip but I just keep the basket out while I add my items. (It would be nice if you could hook it up so you could let the food drain).
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Dempsey442
 - Nicholson, GA
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