When my wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I pointed to this deep fryer.
(Coming soon: Beer-Battered Deep fried Catfish.)
This is a Cuisinart CDF-100 deep fryer. I've been wanting on because I have this overpowering urge to make my own donuts. But there are lots of other things I want to do with it. For example, my wife is a former Wisconsin girl, so when I mentioned fish fry her eyes lit up. Ever had a Scotch egg? They are easy to make.
I picked the Cuisenart CDF-100 because it requires just a quart of oil. I'm typically cooking for just my wife and myself so the small size is perfect.
I tried it out a few days ago and it seems to work very well, keeping in mind that fact that you are frying in small batches. There is a filter in the lid so the house does not fill up with the smell of hot oil. It can easily be drained (There is a small indentation in one corner of the housing. After the oil cooled, I just poured the oil out into a jar through a funnel.)
Would I buy it again? Absolutely. It is perfect for small batches.