Did not last a day
We bought our fryer yesterday, used it last night for home made spring rolls and temp could not reach 190 degrees as stated. We used a couple of cooking thermometers and it only kept reaching 170 degrees which was not hot enough and reset the machine and the same. I will say I rang the the company and they said take it back to the retail store for a refund or replacement, so can not complain about the back up service. Probably got got a crook one.
Purchased in December 2020 for $159.00.
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Don’t Waste Your Time
I had mine for 8 weeks and had used it only a couple of times before the oil filter / drain system failed and it put 3 litres of used oil all over my kitchen bench and floor. I attempted to contact Tefal through several channels about the issue and they never responded to me whatsoever, but then had the cheek to send me an email asking to do a survey on how their customer service was regarding my issue.
I really liked the deep fryer for it’s wide size and the idea of the filter and storage system, but the fact Tefal’s customer service is so ut...terly atrocious and the design fault is so significant that you risk a nightmare 3 litre oil spill to clean up, makes it a really risky purchase even though on paper it looks like a great product. I ended up just putting mine in the bin and taking it as a lesson not to touch a Tefal product again because they clearly have zero respect for their customers and once they’ve got your money they couldn’t care less if you run into problems, so I’ll be buying from other brands that at least back their products enough to at the very least respond to any issues you may run into.
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Beware - you may end up with oil everywhere
Let me start by saying I love this fryer. It's tall but still takes up about the same footprint as any other deep fryer, it's so much easier to clean than any other deep fryer I have ever owned, and I've owned others that were supposed to be easy to clean. The buttons are well designed the timer could be better if it was back lit but no biggie - everything you want in a fryer. Honestly, it's a 5 star appliance, except for one really bad issue - the oil storage box.
The instructions are Terrible and dangerous.
The oil storage box is actually...a square tub with a lid. When you are pouring the oil from the storage container, back into the unit through the little pouring hole, you will need to keep a very firm grip on either side of the container to hold the lid in place while you pour. The lid doesn't clip in place, it doesn't hold in place like a tupperware container lid might, it just sits loosely on the top. I guess this is so when the oil gets very old and you want to tip it out, you can also clean out the storage container too?? I don't know. I cannot understand why they would design it like this. What I really can't understand, is if they had to design it like this, why didn't they make the instructions much clearer, that this is a 2 piece container with a lid and when you are pouring the oil back into the container, it is vital that you hold the lid in place, or you will end up with 3 litres of oil all over the bench, the floor and yourself. You will probably only make this mistake the once, but it would have been so much easier, to have been given a heads up in the instruction manual that this is going to happen everytime you refill the fryer. They put in an extra instruction to say that the lid cannot go in the dishwasher, despite the instructions in the manual - they don't explain why it can't go in the dishwasher, so I'm almost tempted to do it anyway :) but a wipe with a soapy sponge before/after you use it is all you'll really need to do.
congratulations Tefal you’ve done it again! Another quality appliance
The Tefal oleoclean fryer cooks really nice crunchy chips, and has a good size basket.
This appliance is lightweight, and easy to store away once you have drained the oil, takes up minimal room I love the idea of the container that the oil drains into as it really filters the oil well for continuous use,
Only negative is you have to be
careful when pouring the oil
back into the fryer when you want to use it again ,because the lid tends to pop off if you have not pressed it down (tight enough )and it can get really messy.
Cry over spilt oil
I bought one of these thinking of the filtering option being usefull. The first time I went to get rid of the first batch of oil I drained into bottom container and then proceeded to remove and empty the blue container, suddenly whilst pouring the oil out through top drain hole removing plug and pour what I thought was a sealed container how wrong I was it was two piece container with removable lid, well the lid came off and oil went everywhere on the kitchen bench, on the floor, one hell of a mess. It is simply bad design with no warning this ...could have happened. The second time oil was spilt was after cooking with the second round of oil, the oil level was down so I topped it back to the level mark on the stainless cooking compartment and continued using the device. When I went to drain the oil into the bottom compartment the lid popped off the blue container while it was still in the machine with oil going all over the bench and down the cupboards onto the floor the place was a mess. What I found was the valve in the bottom of the cooking bowl had leaked oil into the blue container without me knowing with debri caught in the valve allowed oil to drip slowly out of the pan so replacing the missing oil I topped up and then had too much oil for the bottom container to cope with and oil everywhere again. This deepfryer has been through two oil changes and has now gone to deep fryer heaven. It is in the BIN. Piece of rubbish. It felt so good throwing it away, I had to come back here and let you all know. the feeling was better than you know what. If you want a deep fryer dont waste your time trying to filter oil. just get a basic fryer that you simply pour the used oil out the top. Who ever invented this Tefal Filtering option inadvertantly has led by way of my experience less sales of this product. It looks great in my bin !
Good fryer - if you like large fry ups
- Frys everything we've tried, very well and quickly
- Heats up fairly quickly with the lid on
- Easy to clean
- Oil draining and reuse is handy and straightforward
- Controls are clear and it's easy to use
- Tall. On a regular kitchen bench, shorter people, elderly or infirm may not be able to use easily
- Requires a LOT of oil. More than 2 liters to fill it to max. Anywhere below max may be too shallow...
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Does what is says - but a tad large
The fryer works very well to cook everything we have tried including battered fish; crumbed fish; chips; potato gems; schnitzels; battered chicken; papadums and deep fried ice cream.
The best thing about the product is the oil cleaning feature. Basically the oil is drained through a fine filter into a storage container. Then you clean the left overs out of the cooking area. That means the oil stays really fresh; doesn't get smelly or smokey.
The downside is that it is a really big piece of kit - takes up a lot of bench/cupboard space.
Only easy to clean if you have a dishwasher and can wait at least 4hrs - apparently
I haven't had a deep fryer for years now and decided to get one that labels itself as easy to clean. Now I remember why I gave my old fryer away.
For something that considers itself easy to clean, you may as well add the cost of a dishwasher or the cost of operating your dishwasher, as well as extra 4hrs waiting for the oil to be cooled down enough to be filtered.
Firstly you need to factor in approx 4hrs for the oil to cool down enough to drain down the filter. The gunk is caked onto the deep fryer as it would in most other fryers. So I ...soaked and washed all the parts in the sink since we don't use dishwashers. By the time everything is done, well it's 11:45pm. Now I have a pretty massive oil tank that is still too warm for the fridge. Though aparently refrigeration isn't compulsory, it kinda feels like, what's the point? I could have just as easily filtered the oil in my trusty oil filter jug and pour it into the bottle the oil came in. This giant oil tank takes up too much fridge space, I would prefer to empty the oil back into the 1ltr or 2ltr oil bottles it came in. The 2nd time I used the fryer, I decided to skip using their filtration system and pour out the oil through a jug filter and save it in an oil bottle rather than the oil tank under the machine. I then boiled out the remaining mess and cleaned the fryer. This time I got everything cleaned by 9:30pm.. so in other words I paid premium price for a filtration system that I am better off not using.
Needs a Red and Green light
I love deep fryers and this one is by far the most user friendly. Simple on/off button and temperature gauge. I don't like the new ones with pictures of chicken, fish, chips, etc. I like numbers. The only problem is the light goes off when the fryer is ready which is fine except you can't know that it's still one and many of us has made the mistake of forgetting to turn it off. That's probably why some of the other users have blown theirs up. My son made a great suggestion. Have a green light on when it's ready and the red when it's heating. That way we know the machine is on.
It didn't work
I was very excited to buy a Tefal Oleoclean Pro FR804060 yesterday afternoon from Harvey Norman. I took it home to cook my dinner and just like recent reviewer itib76, it did not work. I waited and tried the reset button but nothing happened. I ended up using my big saucepan instead. My family and I were very disappointed.
don't buy it
I bought Tefal FR8040 Oleoclean Pro from Harvey Norman Loganholme on monday I got it home I set it up but the put the Oil in and turned it on I turned it on 180° waited for at least half an hour nothing happened and no light then I did the reset button and waited for another half an hour still nothing as brand-new straight from the box the only thing I did like about it drain the oil into the blue box so the part works at least all the other fryer I had worked the first time
Questions & Answers
Hello, we've had our Oleo fryer for about 9 months. recently it's started to come to a rolling boil AFTER we've removed the contents and even after it's been switched off. It's quite scary as the boil is quite intense. It feels like a fault in the system? Any ideas?
Hi , sounds faulty , I use mine a lot it has never done that , are you only using the oil that it advises? Anyway you said even continues boil when off so I would contact faults.
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