Waring Pro DF280 Professional Deep Fryer Review Posted in: Fryers, Reviews – Tags: , , , , , ,

FreyasKitchen’s review the Waring pro DF280 professional deep fryer.

The design

The control panel of the DF280 has a time setting on the right and the temperature setting on the left, they are both up and down style buttons for easy use. It also has a temperature indicator light to suggest the optimal temperature for cooking. In brushed stainless steel it is understated and looks durable, vents on either side ensure good heat distribution. A large lid with handle for easy food distribution into the deep fryer and a transparent panel to see cooking during the process it has been designed with the customer in mind.

The the oil pot holds up to 1 gallon with a 2.3lb food capacity and is totally removable for cleaning and filtering oil, it also has a spout on the corner of the oil pot so you can easily dispense when cooking is finished. There are also handles on the side of the DF280 so it is portable should you need to move it occasionally. The three baskets are all removable, one being a big basket that fits over the entire deep fryer oil pot or two separate baskets to cook each food at the same time!

One clever feature about the design of the Waring Pro DF280 is the emergen style heating element. These have an efficient way of heating the oil quickly so there’s no need to wait a long time, they also have a very fast recovery rate so when your frying the food it keeps the oil at the proper temperature.

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Cooking tempura shrimp using the Waring Pro DF280 was very simple only taking a couple of minutes and resulting in a tasty twist on seafood, the texture is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, the taste really locked inside the food. Mozzarella sticks are absolutely gorgeous using this deep fryer as well! Unfortunately there is no odour protection system like some of its competitors which means there may be a need to open a window while cooking.

One thing I noticed when using this deep fryer was that Waring recommends about a gallon of oil however I found myself needing to use slightly more than that, it is quite heavy on the oil!



The Waring Pro DF280 is very simple to clean being dishwasher safe, always recommended once cooking is to finished leave the food baskets to drip excess fat off back into the oil pot and then simply remove the parts and place them in the dishwasher!

Amazon ratings and reviews

With 678 reviews at the time of writing this review Amazon’s had their say on the capabilities of the Waring Pro DF280. With a score of 4.4 out of 5.0 stars the main talking points are the excellent price, the awesome taste of fried food using this deep fryer and how it genuinely stays at the temperature it is supposed to unlike some of its competitors. The main negative I found I can very much agree with, it does smell out the house, the something about deep-fried food that is seemingly worse than any other method of cooking. The food smell lingers for hours after if the right precautions aren’t taken and without any odor filter system the smell can potentially stick to clothes. If this is a problem however there are many other deep fryers with built-in odor protection systems.

The Waring Pro DF280 is certainly worth checking out if you’re interested in making awesome fried foods and currently available for under $100 it’s a great price!

Amazon Reviews - Waring Pro DF280 Professional Deep Fryer

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