Oil filter lets you re-use oil
Quick heating and cooking times
Makes tasty food
Lid is too loose
My TEFAL Oleoclean Pro FR804040 Deep Fryer -
TEFAL Oleoclean Pro FR804040 Deep Fryer - over 6 months old. Was working fine but now It will not heat up the oil. I have tried resetting it but it still does not work.
Purchased in October 2020.
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.
- Verified purchase
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.
Purchased in August 2020 at Harvey Norman for $179.00.
Good Fryer, very bad design.
I bought one of these last week, the fryer is perfect a nice wide basket great for lots of small things like chips, chicken bites, samosas and spring rolls even chicken pieces that aren’t that thick.
The idea behind the design is what drew me to this filter the oil and stores is in a separate container automatically and having a large basket.
This is where the design faults come in, the oil box is shockingly weak the lid pops off when trying to pour the filters oil back in to the fryer you need 3 hands to follow the instructions and counter ...the issue of the lid popping off “ one hand to hold the black tab down, one hand to hold the lid on at the bottom by the drain plug and a 3rd hand to hold the other side to stop the lid from separating and spilling 3.5l of oil all over your kitchen”. To counter this I have used tape but Tefal could of incorporated some clips to hold the lid on like those on the “really useful boxes” Second design fail is the handle it does not flick down and is not easily removed you have to push it in to the basket and it’s hard to put back in to place maybe a squeeze and lock system would of worked better than the push squeeze and get oil everywhere system. So although it has its faults I still like the fryer and having made a few adjustments to how I use it I would still recommend on the bases that it’s easy to clean, filters the oil and has a large basket. But to note if you are frying chicken quarters you will need to add a few of them or go old school and use a pan on the stove top :). Review from the UK. My price is in GBP £105.69
Purchased in October 2020 at eBay for $105.69.
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 !
Purchased in February 2020 at The Good Guys for $149.00.
After a few years can be dangerous
I bought this on 24th July 2018. On 17th Feb 2020 I noticed that a large percentage of the fine mesh filter wire in the lid was missing. I shook the lid and found that numerous bits of the mesh wire became dislodged. I was aware that wire bristles from a BBQ brush have caused serious illness after being accidentally consumed, hence I believe that the wire particles falling into the oil also has the potential to be consumed. If you have one of these, please check that the fine mesh filter is still intact and if not, don't use it. I have reported the matter to the ACCC and Tefal, neither have responded.
Purchased in July 2018 for $179.00.
Wish i didn't have this
I agree with SuzP i cannot get my chips nice and crisp and crunchy no matter what type of oil i purchase. I have a air fryer which cooks better than this. My husband bought it for me!!!!! say no more
Purchased in May 2019.
- Verified purchase
Fit for purpose
Works well, wish it got hotter and had a better heat up time once food went in. Oil cleaning is OK, only paid an additional $10 for the feature vs the similar breville without. Wouldn't justify much more than that. Also a big unit comparatively, may not be worth the extra storage space for some.
Purchased in April 2019.
Sorry I wasted my money!!
I have been cooking oven baked chips for years & after purchasing a Tefal Deep Fryer I will continue to do so! Why did I waste my money? ? Not only on the fryer but on 3 different types of oil, every variety of potato including frozen chips. Not once did we we get a lovely crisp chip with a fluffy centre. Last night I again cooked my chips in the oven with just a light spray of oil & they were delish! Anyone out there want a deep fryer as I'm giving it away!
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.
- Verified purchase
Disappointed, has 2 significant flaws
My first issue relates to the Oil straining ability, when compared to a "regular" style deep fryer, to empty the oil and clean the unit, it is in fact more time consuming than my previous deep fryer. The reason is, yes it will drain and strain the oil, but your are then left with still having to clean the bowl but now I have to also spend more time cleaning around the strainer valve and screen to remove the grunge. I have drained twice now, and I can grunge under the screen above the valve yet I can't get at it without dismantling this componen...t which the manual does not mention so I assume this is NOT a step the manufacturer allows. In short, it is just as quick (and easier) to simply empty the dirty oil into a container, clean a unit without the strainer function, then empty the oil back into the fryer using muslin or a fine strainer. The second issue is it is shallower then my previous conventional deep fryer, for small items it is fine, but for something like chicken wings or large fish fillets etc, I have found it is much shallower than my previous deep fryer making it more time consuming, as you must turn larger items to ensure they cook evenly. I was surprised when I first filled it to the MAX line and noticed how little oil there was sitting above the bottom of the basket. I now add oil above the MAX line which means I now also must watch the fryer when cooking large food items to ensure there is no accidental overflow. This also means when I drain it, I have to ladel out some oil so that the oil tray at bottom does not overflow. All up I think the design was done by a marketing team and not by people that actually understand effective cooking techniques. I have owned it for just over 2 months and I am already considering replacing it. I suggest on future models TEFAL should make it deeper and also allow easy removal of the wire strainer to allow cleaning out any grunge that accumulates underneath.
Bought this unit from Harvey Norman on the 23/8/2014, used it infrequently, let's say 20 times, since then to Deep fry chips or squid. Went to use it on Saturday, no luck. Did what it said and pressed the reset button, Nothing. Gotta buy something else or go back to frying in the pan.
worked for while then blew up
While it worked it was excellent. I only used it once every few weeks, after having it for 18 months it has blown up. of course just after the warranty has finished. I would have thought should last longer than this. Fairly hopeless, only thing to do now is buy a new one, quite annoying.
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
I bought an oleoclean two weeks ago but it was burning the outside of the chips after six minutes even on 160degress. I brought it back to the store and got a new one, it is still doing the same thing. Can anyone advise, thanks
I have a TEFAL Oleoclean Pro FR804040 Deep Fryer - Stainless Steel. I have pressed the reset button because it wouldnt work today. It still isn't working. What can I do?
Just bought one and not heating up have pressed the reset button and still nothing
Appliance is not turning on
Pressed the reset button , nothing
Only second time used
And thoughts ?
- Holds 3.5L of oil at the maximum fill line, and a capacity of up to 1.2kg of food, namely French fries
- Automatic oil filtration means oil is filtered to make it clean and fresh again - allowing it to be reused for the next cooking session. This means you save oil and time filling up the container again.
- The oil box makes it easy to preserve the freshness of the oil between cooking sessions. If you know you won’t be using the deep fryer for a while, store the oil in a different container and clean the fryer.
- The heating element reaches the high heat needed to crisp food quickly
- All the separate parts of this deep fryer can be removed for easier and more thorough cleaning. The following parts are dishwasher safe - the removable bowl, lid, frying basket and oilbox .
- The lid is equipped with a viewing window, which allows you to keep an eye on your food as it fries
- The temperature for deep frying can be adjusted from 150 degrees - 190 degrees Celsius
- A digital timer and auto shut-off feature both prevent food from overcooking
- Constructed from a stainless steel bowl coating, a brushed stainless steel appliance housing, a metal control panel,
Points of praise
- The Oleoclean heats up quickly and cooks a wide variety of foods quickly and evenly.
- Reviewers generally enjoyed the taste of foods cooked in this deep fryer.
- The generously size of the appliance allows you to cook a large quantity of foods in one go.
- Oil stays fresh and clean thanks to the filtration system.
- Some reviewers found the large size of the Oleoclean too bulky, taking up too much room on their benchtop.
- The lid only loosely fits onto the appliance, so that when you’re pouring oil from one container into the other, the lid may fall off - causing you to potentially spill oil. This can make a mess in your kitchen, and can also be dangerous if the oil is hot.
|Oil Capacity||3.5 L|
|Features||Removable Bowl and Viewing Window|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||Yes|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||330 x 260 x 350 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
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- GTIN13: 3045386366545 and 3045386366880
- MPN: FR8040
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