Think about how the fresh flavors of that perfectly fried fish do wonder to our taste-buds. But, at the time, they sear a hole in our pockets at that pricey restaurant.

Think it’s a better idea to impress that special one with your culinary skills at home?

But standing 50 feet away from the frying pan because of splattering oil won’t get the job done, honey.

Well, worry no more! Because we have brought you a list of some of the best fish fryers that are going to win this battle.

They’ll give you that beautifully fried fish that you always crave for (without making your efforts look fishy).

So, read on for some good catch!

5 Best Fish Fryers

1. Bayou Classic B159, Outdoor Fish Cooker with Cast Iron Fry Pot

Our Experience

Are you looking to get that classic crisp on that perfect salmon without the hassle of managing the appropriate temperature? Look no further because the Bayou Classic Fish Fryer will deliver just the right results for you.

It is no secret that cast iron cooking utensils have been used since ancient times for preparing delectable dishes. This is because it helps maintain the perfect cooking temperature and facilitates even heat distribution.

This Fish Cooker with its 8.5 quarts cast iron fry pot does the same for your dishes.

It packs in all the essential flavors of the food instead of letting them escape. So, you get a burst of flavors every time you sink your teeth into your fried or cooked fish.

The cooker includes a high-pressure burner with adjustable regulator with braided metal LPG hose and a perforated aluminum frying basket.

It also comes with a Dutch oven lid that prevents the oil from splashing over and a 21” tall welded steel frame that provides complete windscreen protection.

You can easily fry chicken, french fries or hush puppies or cook gumbo, chili or jambalaya in this cooker.

Pros & Cons

Cast iron fry pot packs all favors.

Can cook chicken, french fries and other items easily.

14” diameter cooking surface.

Welded steel frame provides 360 degrees windscreen protection.

Can be quite expensive.

2. Bayou Classic 700-701 4-Gallon Bayou Fryer Stainless Steel

Our Experience

This classic fryer is from the brand of Bayou as well. This is a fine 4-gallon stainless steel deep-fryer that involves superior technology to bring an even finish to all of your favorite dishes.

It comes with double stainless frying baskets, a temperature gauge and drain valves that lets you make all of your favorite deep-fried snacks by maintaining the perfect frying temperature.

It includes a unique V-bottom design that keeps the base oil temperature cooler than the frying temperature at the top. This prevents any batter from getting burnt and keeps the oil clean.

This helps you to fry delicate whole fishes with ease more so because of the spacious frying area it offers.

This system includes a 10-PSI regulator kit with a stainless-steel braided hose. The heat that flows from the propane enters the fryer through its rear tube and rolls over the oil inside as it evens out.

However, this frying system could be a little tricky to clean out.

Pros & Cons

Features a V-bottom and ‘no-scorch’ design.

Deep fries almost anything.

Great for outdoor cooking purpose.

Keeps oil clean.


Tough to maintain.

3. King Kooker 1618 16-Inch Propane Outdoor Cooker With Aluminium Pan And 2 Frying Baskets

Our Experience

The King Kooker propane outdoor cooker is a pretty nice choice if you want to fry a big batch of snacks at one go.

It is an efficient portable outdoor propane fryer that features a 16 inch tall welded metal frame and an aluminum pan holding two large frying baskets.

It comes with a 54,000-BTU CSA-certified burner with LP hose and regulator with a type-1 connection that lets you have the correct amount of heat for frying your seafood or any other item to a perfect golden brown finish. It also features heat-resistant handles for safety purposes.

This system also includes a deep-fry thermometer that lets you control the temperature so that the food doesn’t get overcooked or burnt. And, you also get an additional recipe and instruction booklet with the fryer.

Yet, it should be kept in mind that it could be a little short in its overall standing height and since it doesn’t have a lid, can lead to oil spillage.

Pros & Cons

Cooks a large batch.

CSA-certified burner.

Comes with a deep-fry thermometer.

Appropriate for outdoor use.

Short in standing height.

The quality could be better.

4. Bayou Classic SP10 High-Pressure Outdoor Gas Cooker, Propane

Our Experience

And third time’s the charm for Bayou as this gas cooker from the brand sits at the fourth position on this list for us.

The Bayou SP10 is a high-pressure outdoor propane gas cooker that features a one-piece welded steel frame and a 14” diameter cooking surface with wide-set legs for support and stability.

Also, the 13-inch standing height provides a low center of gravity that is suited for cooking large pots and utensils.

It includes a 10-PSI preset regulator control valve that lets you have anything between a roaring flame or a fire gentle enough to simmer your cup of tea. It is strong enough to boil stock pots of a capacity of 100 QT or can be used to slow-cook any stew or chili.

It also comes with a 360 degrees windscreen protection that makes the cooker resistant to wind blow-outs.

Pros & Cons

Very sturdy and durable.

Includes a 48” stainless steel braided hose.

Features preset regulator and brass control valve.

Wide-set legs for stability.

Suitable for outdoor cooking.

Flame control could be better.

Doesn’t come with any installation tool.

5. Hamilton Beach 35034 Deep Fryer

Our Experience

If you are looking for a mess-free way of deep-frying your fish or chicken or your favorite potato wedges, then this should be just the appropriate deep fryer for you.

The Hamilton Beach 35034 features a 12 cup food capacity that is perfect when you have to feed a large group. It also comes with double baskets that lets you prepare two separate items at the same time.

It includes an adjustable timer with an audible tone and temperature control feature for getting those classic golden unscorched fries.

The lowest temperature is 140 degrees for this fryer, and the highest is 375 degrees. The power cord attaches to the fryer magnetically and runs no risk of snagging. Also, the lid prevents the oil from splattering while cooking.

However, this fryer does not come with a filter and requires a lot of oil to deep fry owing to its size.

Pros & Cons

Easy to clean and assemble.

Dishwasher safe.

Cooks a large amount of food.

Proper safety features.

Does not have a filter.

The lid is not attached to the body.

So, Ready to Buy Yet?

Finding the right deep-fryer for frying fish could be as tricky as getting an avocado to give you the perfect ripe.

And nobody wants to compromise with their favorite food texture and taste, especially when you’re paying so much for an appliance that would make your job easy.

This is why we decided to take out our precious time to test these products out for ourselves so that we could bring you a first-hand and unbiased review.

But we strictly advise you to go through all the details and manufacturers’ guides before paying for an appliance. Make sure that you get a fair deal for the price that you pay.

Hope you liked our guide.