Aroma Smart Fry XL ADF-232 4-Quart Digital Deep Fryer Review

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The premium looking Aroma smart fry XL deep fryer is a fascinating piece of kitchen equipment for every homemaker. If you love your deep fried foods, then this 4-Quart digital deep fryer should come in handy in making the job go well.

The XL 4-Quart deep fryer from Aroma is made of stainless steel material which gives it a sleek looking external appearance. The deep fryer is capable of churning out large deep fried meals due to its sizing. There are a lot of perks and accessories added to the Aroma smart fryer, including three fry baskets – a larger basket for preparing huge batches of one particular dish and two smaller baskets for preparing smaller amount of separate dishes at the same time (side-by-side).

Aroma smart fryer is packed with premium features, including a digital control that is easy-to-use and has about ten (10) functions which are already preprogrammed to make that spicy, yummy fried food you like. The deep fryer has a large capacity of 4 quarts which lets it accommodate major hunks of food so you don’t have to deep fry several times. It has a monitoring window made of glass to check on your food without needing to take off the lid.

The deep fryer uses 1800-watt heating element which is strategically placed inside the equipment to properly, quickly and functionally distribute heat evenly to the deep fried food, making the end results sumptuous, crispy fried meals.

There’s also a countdown (programmable) that eliminates consistent checking of the time while deep frying. The countdown lets you know that the time you set has elapsed so you can go and check your deep fried food. Once the food is well cooked, you can then take it out easily. The cleanup process is quite straightforward as the non-electric parts and the oil pot, which is removable and non-stick, can be washed in a dishwasher.

Aroma Smart Fry XL ADF-232 4-Quart Digital Deep Fryer


Aroma Smart Fry XL ADF-232 4-Quart Digital Deep Fryer




  • It has a large capacity – 4-quart
  • Has an easy-to-use digitalized control that has 10 preprogrammed functions
  • Comes with the heating element immersed which distributes heat evenly and quickly
  • A function called ‘IntelliTemp display” is used for monitoring in real time the oil temperature during cooking
  • Its parts can be cleaned easily
  • Comes with fry baskets (a larger one for singular fries and two of the regular sized baskets for different fries at the same time)
  • It’s made of high quality stainless steel material
  • It weighs about 12.8 pounds
  • It measures around 15.6 x 14.4 x 11.1 inches


  • The Aroma deep fryer is built sturdy
  • It has an amazing, classic look
  • Comes with controls so you can easily decide the heat range you prefer to use while frying
  • It has several fry baskets which come in handy for either single fries or multi fries
  • It’s easy to maintain, clean up and even use
  • It has a large capacity which is sufficient to prepare many types of meals
  • It has a great pricing and doesn’t cost an arm or a leg
  • Makes frying fun and easy to handle

Things to be aware of

Although most users of this deep fryer are satisfied with its quality build, the versatility, its sleek look and the sheer number of fry baskets it comes with, most have a few issues about it, which include:

  • It doesn’t have a drain so getting the oil out of the deep fryer is quite hectic
  • There are complaints about the way it spreads the smell of the fried food so you might want to consider frying outside as there are complaints that if you cook inside then you have a high probability of smelling like the meal you fried all day.
  • If you plan to reuse the oil by keeping it inside the deep fryer, then you should be aware that this deep fryer doesn’t have a skimmer.
  • It takes quite a lot of time to cool off after use, usually between 2 to 4 hours

Bottom line

The Aroma Smart Fry XL deep fryer is a functional deep fryer with awesome perks for your frying pleasure. It has a premium look and delivers on its promise to shell out crispy deep fried food items. It is a great accessory for home owners looking for mid-range fryers.