Breville Smart Fryer
- Manufacturer: Breville
- Model: BDF500XL
- Material: Stainless steel
- Care: Hand wipe clean
- Dimensions: 17.7" x 11.6" x 12.2"
- Capacity: 4 qt. holds 2½ lb. of food
- Weight: 9 lb., 2 oz.
- Watts: 1800 W
- Warranty: 1-year limited warranty
- Made in China
- Seven preset functions—gourmet fries, French fries, fish, nuggets, wings, donuts and custom—automatically set temperature and time based on the food being cooked
- Fresh and Frozen settings automatically change the time and temperature based on the food being cooked
- Illuminated easy-read LCD screen automatically indicates time, temperature and pre-programmed cooking functions
- Innovative twice-fried function controls cooking parameters throughout both frying cycles to deliver perfect, restaurant-style fries
- Large viewing window allows you to monitor food as it cooks
- CoolZone technology: crumbs and food debris fall into cooler oil, preventing excess burning and extending oil life
- User-friendly features like cord storage, non-slip feet and easy-clean stainless steel exterior
John O’Brien (Bill’s son) quickly became passionate about the growing small-appliance business, founding the Breville Research and Development center in 1972. Two years later, the world’s first scissor-action sandwich maker was invented, selling 400,000 units in its first year—one of the most successful product launches in Australian history.
Today, from New Zealand to the UK, toasted sandwiches are still affectionately called ‘Brevilles,’ so much so that the term has been added to the Australian dictionary. The sandwich maker’s success was soon followed by the iconic ‘Kitchen Wizz’ food processor, together with a range of high-performance, time-saving appliances such as blenders, dairy bars, yogurt makers and waffle irons. By the early ‘80s, Breville had established an office in Hong Kong, and was exporting its innovations to 15 countries.
During the ‘90s, Breville’s hometown of Sydney became one of the world’s most multicultural cities, with a craving for fresh, healthy foods and a taste for Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. Breville’s revolutionary innovations, such as the high-wall heating electric wok, the health grill, panini press and award-winning Juice Fountain and espresso machines, brought Sydney’s café culture to millions of homes around the world. In 2001, Breville’s merger with Australian kitchenware company HWI helped support the expansion of Breville’s Centre of Design.