This is the current model from the Coolzone deep fat fryer range from Delonghi. It replaces the previous two models, the F24512CZ and the F24502CZ, which were great products but were in need of some updating. So with that in mind, if you are looking for a Delonghi fryer from the Coolzone range then this is the one you want. Like the previous two models just mentioned this item has great looks which should suit any modern kitchen and thanks to its rather compact size, of which no side is longer than 44 cm, it is able to remain incognito without drawing unnecessary attentions to itself in your kitchen.
Large Capacity Fryer
Despite its unobtrusive dimensions the Delonghi F34512CZ has a large capacity of 1 kg which is quite a lot of food I am sure you will agree. The amount of food that can be cooked in one go makes this product great for those who regularly host friends and family or even those with lots of kids! If you want to make the most of the great food that this fryer can dish up then the three litres of oil (the maximum amount of oil that it can hold) should be more than ample for any meals you plan to serve.
What is the Coolzone?
You may be wondering what the term Coolzone in the title of this fryer means. Well it isn’t just a catchy name that doesn’t mean anything but it is the name given to the area under the basket that stops any bits of food that break off and drop down from burning and polluting the oil. This keeps the oil fresh for much longer than a regular deep fat fryer without this technology. It also goes along way to prevent nasty odours escaping from the fryer.
How Easy is it to Clean?
The full title of this product includes the suffix “with Easy Clean System” and like the Coolzone this isn’t just a random name but it actually applies to how easy this product is to clean. One thing that used to really put people off when it come to home frying is the amount of effort it took to clean the fryer or the chip pan when the food was cooked. Although the cleaning process is a lot less of a hassle than it once was people still associate deep fat frying with arduous cleaning tasks. Well not with this Delonghi deep fat fryer!
The easy clean system present here allows the oil to be drained quickly and easily while the larger components of this fryer can be taken apart and the metal pieces placed in the dishwasher. You would hardly even know you had been cooking food in hot oil when you have finished the simple steps required to clean the F34512CZ fryer.
Is Deep Fat Frying Safe?
Cooking on a chip pan the old fashioned way is a risky business. We all know about chip pan fires and the dangers of mixing hot oil with water but when it comes to using a deep fat fryer the risks involved are very small. But even so the makers of this product have gone out of their way to ensure that the levels of safety associated with using this device are very high. To keep you safe from harm the following features have been incorporated into the design of this kitchen appliance:
- Front and rear handles to allow you to easily and safely move the fryer without risk to your hands or body from the hot oil.
- An inbuilt overheating safety system which monitors the core temperature and ensures that it never rises to dangerous levels.
- An automatic shut off device that prevents the fryer from being incorrectly reassembled and then operated.
- The fryer has four rubber feet to stop it from moving while placed on a flat surface. This is great as any accidental sharp movements of the fryer while it is in use could have catastrophic consequences.
- There is also a place to store the power cord when it is not in use which can prevent it getting damaged and the live wires being exposed.
Verdict on the Delonghi F34512CZ Coolzone Fryer
So as you can see there are lots of great reasons to buy this fryer not least the great safety features and the current low price which sees 40% off of the RRP. While this product might lack the latest technology like that found in the new range of Air Fryers, if you want a traditional deep fat fryer then you can’t go wrong with this one from Delonghi.