Vintage Deep Fryers Made in the U.S.A.
Home. . 1920s. . 1930s. . 1940s & later. . Non electric. . 220 Volt. .
Sunbeam Cooker and Deep FryerNo one has ever made a more heavy duty non-commercial fryer cooker than the Sunbeam's Model CF from the early 1950s. The cooking basket fits into a very thick walled heavy cast aluminum cooking well that stores heat preventing excessive dips in temperature when frying large quantities of food; this assures results that are light and flavorful rather than heavy and grease soaked. Dimensions are approximately 10 inches high by 12 inches across. The frying well measures 8 ½ in diameter by 5 inches deep.
The large easy to read illuminated temperature control dial is adjustable from simmer to 425 degrees. Fry basket has detachable handle and can be hung from bracket built into frying well wall for convenient draining.
This unit is in excellent condition; it has been completely disassembled, cleaned, calibrated, and tested. It comes complete with lid, basket with handle, detachable cord set, and the original 25 page instruction/recipe book.
Sunbeam Cooker and Deep Fryer Model CF
Note: We sell replacement cords
Kathy in Saylorsburg bought this model as gift to hubby and wrote to say Just wanted to say how happily surprised my husband was with the deep fryer. Excellent job on it. It's beautiful.
Dormeyer Fri-WellDormeyer made its reputation on making seriously heavy duty appliances that were built like Mack Trucks. This Model 5800 deep fryer is no exception.
Built for generous capacity, it has a foot print of 8 x 15 inches and stands 10 inches high, powered by 1350 Watts, and weighs eleven pounds. The frying basket measures 5 x 8 and 5 inches deep.
In 1951 when new, it sold for $29.95, a handsome price for the time when the average annual wage in America was $2,549.
There are two specials features of this model worth mentioning. It has a drain valve for conveniently emptying of the frying well, and the logo of the Dormeyer Chef has eyes that illuminate when the unit is operating making him appear totally demented.
This one is in excellent condition with the basket and frying well spotlessly clean. It comes with the original papers and our own tips.