I’m always a little bit wary of a product that has a celebrity’s name attached to it but at least in the case I’m willing to put my skepticism aside. The reason is that the celebrity involved this time is George Foreman, who is just as famous for his low-fat counter-top grills as he is as a boxer. So when George Foreman attaches his name to a deep fryer, an appliance not typically associated with healthy eating, it’s worth taking note of.
The George Foreman GSF026B Deep Fryer has a 2-3/5 liter oil capacity and a modest 1-2/5 pound food capacity. The heating element reaches your selected temperature, thanks to the programmable thermostat, quickly and recovers temperature well. The real feature to take note of with the george foreman deep fryer is that it has a “spin cycle.” Unlike the DeLonghi unit that spins continuously while frying to reduce the amount of oil necessary for frying, the Foreman unit can spin your food for you at the end of frying to spin away up to 55% of the fat that is absorbed during frying. And that is where we find George Foreman’s name attached to it. Not many of the best deep fryers or just deep fryers in general put any focus on making your fried food more healthy. The responsibility for that is generally left up to the consumer in the form of choosing the type of oil to fry with and the recipes and quality of ingredients chosen.
I know a lot of people who don’t own a deep fryer because they feel that fried food is unhealthy. These same people however see no issue with eating fried foods at restaurants and fast food establishments, but that’s beside the point. I can appreciate being health conscious however and so of all of the deep fryer reviews that I do, I’m glad to be able to review at least one that caters to the health conscious crowd.
Other features are fairly standard on most deep fryers including a programmable thermostat, temperature ready light, magnetic safety plug, and dishwasher safe parts.
The George Foreman GSF026B Deep Fryer is a mid-range capacity, mid-to-high price point deep fryer that could be an excellent choice for someone who enjoys fried food but wants to watch their intake of fat as well.