The temperature of your oil affects the quality of the food you're frying. If your oil is too low, your food will absorb the oil instead of cooking in it, resulting in greasy and soggy french fries...which hardly sounds appetizing in any application. If your oil is too hot, you'll end up with cooking the outside of your food too quickly while the inside remains raw (think raw fried chicken). When the heating element on your fryer fails, you might be surprised to learn that replacing this electrical part is easier (and cheaper) than you think. Shop our selection of fryer elements below.