My husband has been experimenting in the kitchen lately, and I was thinking of buying him a deep fryer for his birthday. He's Indian, so he is mostly interested in preparing fried Indian specialties. However, I've been reading about various electric deep fryers and none seem to get great marks. Others have said that using a simple cast iron pot with a thermometer is best. I'm not sure what to do anymore. I want a gift that is fun for hubby but also one that will not become part of the kitchen graveyard either.
Any thoughts on the best equipment for deep frying. Versatility would be nice, but it is not absolutely needed.