Do you have AND use a deep-fryer?

I've managed to get through life without ever having a deep fryer. Likely because my weakness is sweetness, not salty/savory. My new family - which is really just adding a new husband and two kids to the two kids I already have from a first marriage - prefers the salty. So they end up eating a lot of store bought from the freezer oven baked fries. I suspect that technology has advanced enough that you can make fries in a deep fryer that aren't that much worse for you than oven fries (and possibly better: no addititives, etc) but is this just me wanting a new toy? And will we end up eating terrible things like deep fried oreos? Will it be a dustcatcher in the storage space?

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