Hamilton Beach 35021 Deep Fryer with Cool Touch Review

Editor rating

0/5 on May 31, 2017

User's rating

1,489 reviews


Cooks six cups of food for one to two people
Cool to touch sides so that you don’t have to worry about burning yourself
A spill and splatter proof design with a closeable lid
 A breakaway, magnetic power cord makes it easy to store and transport
You can lift the basket and drain the oil off of the food while the lid is closed
Easy to use
Easy to clean because a nonstick oil pan is removeable
A notification light indicates that the fryer is on
Another light indicates when the oil reaches the proper temperature.


Weak magnets that attach the power cable to the fryer, so they can easily get knocked loose and power down the fryer
The button that opens the fryer cover can get a little faulty, and will occasionally need a little wiggling to get open


This is a really nice, user friendly fryer that offers a ton of nice features. We really like the splatter proof lid and the cool to the touch sides that protect you from getting burnt and making a mess. For the price and the quantity of food that the Hamilton Beach 35021 Deep Fryer can cook, it is really difficult to find a value better than this one. We would easily give this fryer four out of five stars.

When it comes to prepping and cooking your food, it doesn’t get much better than deep frying. The one thing that you make sure though is that you have a solid, reliable fryer that is going to get the job done and take the flavor of everything that you eat to new heights. Fryers are hands down one of the most versatile appliances that you can have in your kitchen because you can fry just about anything that you have in the cabinets, refrigerator, or even your freezer.

Now, just because you like some good old fashioned, deep fried foods, doesn’t mean that you need to commit yourself to massive restaurant sized deep fryer. Maybe you just want something that is a little more suitable for just you and a friend, your kids, or your significant other. Today, we are taking a look at a super affordable and really compact deep fryer, the Hamilton Beach 35021 Deep Fryer with Cool Touch. It is one of the best deep fryers in our product review.

We are going to give you a little overview of some of the aspects of this fryer including its special features, what we liked about this fryer, what we didn’t like about this fryer, and our overall rating on the Hamilton Beach 35021 Deep Fryer with Cool Touch.

Hamilton Beach 35021 Deep Fryer Review

Max Capacity of Oil

The first thing that we loved about this fryer was the capacity of oil that this fryer can hold. The maximum capacity of oil that this compact fryer can hold is eight cups, which gives it plenty of room for frying for one to two people.

Cooks 6 Cups of Food at a Time

Since this fryer can hold a ton of oil, you better believe that it can cook a lot of food. This fryer can cook up to six cups of chicken tenders or french fries at one time.

Splatter Resistant Design



If you have ever taken a look at any of the massive fryers that they have in the back of restaurants, many of them don’t have any covers to prevent the oil from splattering. So they tend to leave a mess all over the kitchen and the floor. The Hamilton Beach 35021 Deep Fryer with Cool Touch is designed to let you fry with the lid closed so that you don’t have a mess to clean up, every time that you use your fryer. You can also lift the basket to drain food while lid is closed.

 Cool Touch Sides



Another fear that many of us have with operating fryers is that they can get really hot. The Hamilton Beach 35021 Deep Fryer has cool touch sides so that you won’t burn yourself if you accidentally touch them.

Who is it for?

Overall, this is an excellent compact fryer for one to two people. It pretty much covers all of your bases with the amount of oil and food that it can hold and cook at one time. This fryer is great for anyone who wants a quick-cooking, easy to use fryer.

Who is it not for?

This fryer is definitely not for world class chefs or aspiring chefs. Sure, this fryer is great and will definitely get the job done when it comes to deep frying your food in a safe, easy manner, but anyone with a high cooking IQ will probably want something more.

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