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Can I fry FISH in this? Does it come out okay?
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How many pieces of chicken (bone-in) can you fry at one time?
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Which blended vegetable oil works the best? Can I use the Crisco in the can?
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Presto Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer

The versatile Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer allows you to fry two different kinds of food without intermingling, using the handy divider. You can quickly fry up to eight large servings at a time, or enjoy multiple deep-fried favorites using this electric deep fryer. A perfect frying temperature is maintained automatically, eliminating the need for a thermometer. This Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer is non-stick inside and out, and easy to clean. A snap-on lid allows oil to be stored in the non-stick deep fryer, controlling spills and odors. Crafted from heavy cast aluminum, this electric deep fryer is extremely durable. A slotted scoop is included with this fryer to drain, lift, and serve your perfectly deep-fried creations.
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Questions & Answers for Presto Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer

Question

are there two seperate oil wells?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
gina65
on Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
There can be two separate "oil-wells" by using the divider that comes with the fryer...
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
boop2011
answer 2
no there is a removable divider.
answered 3 years ago
By
ThriftybutSmart
 - brunswick, ga
answer 3
No Just one well with a metal divider the oil can still seep by. The divider is not to stop the oil,but lets you cook more than one type of food, without them mixing with each other.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
CajunCookery
 - Texas
answer 4
It becomes a "dual" fryer when you put in a metal insert that comes with it. So, no it's one big well with an insert to make it into two.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
BayFoodie
 - Pinole, CA
answer 5
Yes, there are two seperate oil wells and there is a removeable divider so when you need to fry one large batch of food, just slide the divider out prior to pouring oil in. I love mine.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
DQUEENGRAMMIE
 - DeRidder, LA
answer 6
No, there is a removable partition that fits in the middle. It's perfect if you want to fry two small portions, but I took out the partition and just made a large fryer. It's perfect!!! You can fry 4-6 LARGE chicken breasts at one time--!!!!!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Ivoricoast
 - La Vergne, TN
Question

How many cups of oil does the dual daddy take on each side.Can you cook on one side and not the other.If so do you have to fill both sides.

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
SirCharlie
on Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
4 cups
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
boop2011
answer 2
yes you can cook on one side and not the other but it would just be easier to not use to divider if you are only cooking one thing.
answered 3 years ago
By
ThriftybutSmart
 - brunswick, ga
answer 3
If you don't want to fry 2 things you just remove the metal seperater. I actually haven't even used mine yet. It can old up to 8 cups of oil but I have so far ony filled it with 6.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
CGFam
 - Truckee, CA
answer 4
You have to use both sides regardless if your cooking on the other side or not. I fry chicken and fries at once. I use about 5 cups of oil
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
sylvia041
 - Newport News, VA
answer 5
The fryer holds 8 cups, and has a metal divider you can put in the middle to separate your food, but both sides share the same oil. So, you'd need to completely fill (to the fill line) in order to use it.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
MaybeMe
answer 6
you fill it to the line,it will hold the oil with the divider that comes with it.if you do not use the divider then you have the whole thing as one big fryer.i have used it to fry chicken on one side and french fries on the other side,now i use it without the divider just for chicken,and it comes out perfect and crisp every time.the divider is not attached,so it can be removed for easy cleaning. i love this fry daddy.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
sabbie
 - hudson,ohio
answer 7
8 cups The devider doesn't seal the oil out from the other side. yes you can cook on just one side, but you have to fill it to the inside line with oil and the devider in.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
CajunCookery
 - Texas
Question

Is the base and fryer all one piece??

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
katiesmess
on Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
boop2011
answer 2
Yes, it all one piece. The plastic over and the removable divider are the only things that are separate.
answered 3 years ago
By
ThriftybutSmart
 - brunswick, ga
answer 3
Yes its all one piece
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
sylvia041
 - Newport News, VA
answer 4
yes,it comes with everything
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
sabbie
 - hudson,ohio
answer 5
Yes the base is attached. it is all one piece.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
CajunCookery
 - Texas
answer 6
yes
answered 4 years ago
By
divorce
 - n.j.
answer 7
Yes, it's all one piece which is kind of a pain when it comes to cleaning.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
BayFoodie
 - Pinole, CA
Question

If dual daddy is used to store oil, do you refrigerate it?

asked 3 years ago
By
mabell507
 - Evanston, IL
on Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nooooooo - the oil will be fine outside the fridge just as it is inside your Pantry...
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
boop2011
answer 2
Yes
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
dnalraps
 - Big O
answer 3
Room temperature is fine. Let unit cool after use, then cover with included plastic cover. I store mine in the box it came in.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
jskifromnc
 - New Bern, NC
answer 4
no
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
ladybird9340
 - Blountstown Fl
answer 5
I don't refrigerate it and I havn't had any problems. I just put the lid on it and leave it on the stove on the corner I don't use.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
mommy4152011
answer 6
NOOO
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
shadyoak
 - Bradenton
answer 7
We don't refrigerate ours and it seems to be fine.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
MrsM2b
 - Anderson, SC
Question

does this come with a basket?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
plowman54
on Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
no this product does not come with a basket
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
boop2011
answer 2
no basket included.
answered 3 years ago
By
ThriftybutSmart
 - brunswick, ga
answer 3
No basket. Come with a big plastic scoop with holes to dip your food out.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
CajunCookery
 - Texas
answer 4
It does not come with a basket. It comes with a slotted rubbery spoon. I just use my tongs. I have better control with them.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
DQUEENGRAMMIE
 - DeRidder, LA
answer 5
No, but it does come with a slotted spoon to get the stuff out of the fryer.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
happybidz
answer 6
no basket
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
MISSFAIR28
 - Desoto, TX
Question

what is the differance between this, and the frygranpappy

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
not sure... the "Grand-Pappy" may be a little larger....
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
boop2011
answer 2
The difference is that the Dual daddy take 8 cups of oil, and the grand pappy takes 6. You can remove the divider in the dual daddy to so you have a bigger fryer than the grand pappy
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
MaybeMe
answer 3
It's a little bigger than the GrandPappy
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
CajunCookery
 - Texas
answer 4
The granpappy holds 6 cups of oil and the dualdaddy holds 8 cups of oil and has a removeable divider, so two different types of food can be fried at the same time or you can fry one large batch of food. Love mine.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
DQUEENGRAMMIE
 - DeRidder, LA
answer 5
This unit has a divider, to section off your meat from potatoes. It is oblong in shape, but basically holds the same amount of food as the GranPappy.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
dmapre
 - dmapre
Question

Does this fryer heat up quickly? Does it maintain the heat well? Also what's the watts?

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Don't really know the wattage but yes it does heat up very quickly and it does maintain heat - you have to unplug sometime during cooking to regulate your heat for the type of food that you are cooking. The "Fry-Daddy" was simply the best one that they made but it is very hard to find that particular one anymore.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
boop2011
answer 2
It heats up fairly quickly and remains hot. It cooks very evenly. Not sure of the actual degrees.
answered 3 years ago
By
ThriftybutSmart
 - brunswick, ga
answer 3
The fryer takes about 15 minutes to heat up according to the instruction manuel. It seems to hold temperature pretty well. If it's overloaded I notice it doesn't cook as fast tho. I don't know the watts.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
BayFoodie
 - Pinole, CA
answer 4
I feel it heats up quickly. I plug it in with oil in it and by the time I slice up two baking potatoes for french fries, it is ready to fry them. The heat seems fine. I do not know what the wattage is. I actually like to fry food using this dualdaddy. Prior to purchasing it, I rarely fried anything. Remember, when you purchase it, if you are not satisfied, I am certain that you can return it. I really love mine.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
DQUEENGRAMMIE
 - DeRidder, LA
answer 5
Not as quick as the smaller frydaddy... yes it maintains heat but does (my experience) get as hot as the smaller version. Not sure about watts. I returned it to the store because it did not heat as hot as the smaller one.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
roniliza
 - South Florida
Question

what temperature does this unit achieve?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is the only downside about this product, there is no temperature guage and you have to plug and unplug to regulate the heat in this fryer
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
boop2011
answer 2
it only has a on/off button
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
puanani2000
 - Las Vegas, Nv
answer 3
It automatically heats to the correct temperature
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
sylvia041
 - Newport News, VA
answer 4
the temp isperfect for frying anything and everything
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
sabbie
 - hudson,ohio
answer 5
About 350 degrees
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
CajunCookery
 - Texas
Question

How can I get to buy the plastic cover or my presto cover? My was accidently burned by my husband.

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
YOU MIGHT ORDER ONE FROM THE MAKER OF THE FRYER. IF ITS JUST TO COVER AFTER USING...I WOULD USE A PIECE OF HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM FOIL DOUBLED TO COVER IT. HOPE THIS HELPS
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
redheeler
answer 2
There is no lid other than the plastic lid for storing this product. I am not sure how you were burned other than over-filling with oil...because there is hardly any splatter at all...
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
boop2011
answer 3
Try the following link and make sure you have your correct model number. http://www.gopresto.com/products/products.php?stock=32816
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
CookingInHenderson
 - North Carolina
answer 4
I had the same thing to happen. Just go to www.gopresto.com. I have a granpappy deep fryer. The total cost of the lid(after s/h) was $5.00.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
RD2011
Question

How big is it how many quarts will it hold?

asked 5 years, 9 months ago
By
crazychic
 - North Carolina
on Presto DualDaddy 8-Cup Electric Deep Fryer
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
8 cups
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
boop2011
answer 2
It holds 8 cups of oil. I love mine.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
DQUEENGRAMMIE
 - DeRidder, LA
answer 3
8 cups of oil. (64oz)
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
dollarsflying
 - union county
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