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.
Big is best
I've been looking for a big fryer to get them meals done quicker, well my wait is over... love this product easy to use & set up. The only issue is it stands tall in bench and short person like myself might struggle to see in the window, but a little step ladder fixed that
Purchased in May 2020 at Bing Lee Physical store for $159.00.
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.
Its perfect cooking
Big cooker with fast cooking.
Nice and tasty food comes from this cooker.
Oil draining container is excellent.
The oil filter is great you can re use the oil.
Its also easy to clean.
The cooking temperature is good as well.
I got one as a wedding present,
We have used it many times already
Love this fryer!!
I honestly love this fryer i used to have a much smaller one that was really good but i would have to keep waiting for my first batch to finish before putting a second batch because you cant fit that much in there but with this fryer its so big that once i’m done with my first batch i’m done cooking .I also love that this comes with an oil box which makes it easy to clean after frying and filters out any crumbs while also letting me reuse my oil and its so fast so i don’t have to wait forever just to eat like a couple others i’ve used
Purchased in August 2019 at Myer Online Store for $199.00.
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Great size home deep fryer!
Needed a new deep fryer due to moving into a new apartment. It is totally worthwhile paying the extra money for the auto oil drain feature. It is bulky but easy to move around and store particularly as oil is locked away safe so won’t spill.
Purchased in June 2019 at Myer Online Store for $149.00.
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It was good while it lasted, edit: still great!
I deep fry food very rarely and do have an old (still working) Sunbeam deep fryer, but the fact that this will filter your oil was what tempted me to buy it,
Especially as I don't use it often, I have trouble storing the oil. (even though it advises to keep it in a cool place, not in the fridge I have made room for it in the fridge and it has been happily sitting in there). The the last time I used it (and the second time, ever) was in March. It worked as advertised, I was very happy. I filtered the oil and stored it in the fridge, and cle...
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!
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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.
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Excellent deep fryer Best on the market
Best deep fryer on the market , Should’ve bought one ages ago , Easy to clean love the oil filtration and storage system , Going to buy an extra oil box for different oil . It’s worth the price compared to the cheaper and or well known brands if you want an easy clean and oil filtration system
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Absolutely getting the fried fix fixed!
We have had the Tefal Oleoclean Pro for about a month now and have used it every other week (or try to make an excuse to fry something). Before buying this, I was contemplating a cheap $60 fryer but after reading the other reviews from the others who have bought it, I was pretty sold. Like one of the other users, I reckon there should be a green light to show users when the oil is ready (as the red light turning off to indicate the oil is heated isn't really intuitive and can also be hard to see in bright areas) and the red light to indicate th...e oil being heated. We used to cook our fries in the air fryer but am using the deep fryer instead as it taste so much better being bathed in oil. We noticed that some batters do leave more sediments and we have been experimenting with different batters and found a Korean batter that works a treat with the food we like to fry. We keep the frying temperature at 180 degrees and the food has come out amazing. Last weekend, we found frozen soft shell crabs and decided to give it a go... it came out amazing so we reckon another 3 months, we would have recouped the cost of this deep fryer by cooking ourselves instead of eating out. We absolutely love how easy it is to clean by just having the oil drip into the container and then removing the basket and oil tray with no mess. I've not put it in a dishwasher as I just rinse it to remove excess batter and the sediment from the oil tray. This was one of my earlier hesitations of buying a cheap $60 deep fryer so this $160 was well spent. The only criticism about this deep fryer is the bulk as it's slightly larger so make sure you check the space you have to keep it is large enough.
Excellent deep fryer
We recently bought a Tefal Oleoclean Pro deep fryer from The God Guys and are thrilled with ti. It filters the oil into a tank which sits in the bottom of the unit. The cooker has a timer and a digital thermostat which works well and it holds 4 litres of oil. It is not particularly cheap, but well worth it. The retail price is $279. We find that it cooks perfectly with the settings as set out in the user book which is written in any language one would wish for. Would highly recommend this unit to anyone wanting a cooker which filters the oil to keep it clean.
Great fryer with problems
We've had the last 3 versions of this fryer and all have been great, with one common problem. The lid is not dishwasher safe, the aluminium filter screen disintegrates in the dishwasher!
We sent a query to Tefal online and they didn't respond.
It's the only complaint about this device, so If we don't want splashes of hot oil spraying out of the now vacant filter opening, we'll have to buy a fourth
Love the filter.
Best fryer I've had obviously because of the filter option which honestly I find saves u money in the long run because u won't throw out your oil as often also it's built with good quality & all the part are dishwasher friendly except the element but you just wipe it down.
First fryer we've owned; very happy.
Easy to use, clean - no mess, just a little fuss (my fault). cleaning/ oil storage system worked as described. Lots of information/instructions included. I thought our fryer was DOA however I missed the power switch on the side of the control unit, despite it being described in the manual. Once I found the switch and made sure the control unit was seated fully down (it seems to have a hidden safety interlock switch to stop the unit turning on when its not in the fryer) we were away. Firm albeit light construction and dishwasher washable. We bou...ght this fryer after using a different fryer at a friends house. Our friend remarked that he would prefer a self cleaning system next time. I'm very happy with this fryer both in cooking and oil management terms. Worth a look if you're after this type of fryer.
nice product, grow love daily
love fried food, but hate cleaning work, also dislike possible messy job of storing the used cooking oil afterwards. Now everything is much easier. We can enjoy the crispy food, and leave the dirty job to dishwasher and drain the cooked oil into a nice container by one click. just love it
Excellent fryer - cleans the oil!
I bought this fryer hesitantly because the thought of deep frying food really put my off (however the urge for fresh hot churros won me over!). May I say this machine is awesome! It fries food quickly and evenly and when I place the fried food on paper towel there is hardly any oil left on the towels which is great. The feature I love the most is that when you're done frying you flick a switch and it will drain and filter the oil into a container which is stored underneath the machine. Another BIG plus for me is that every part (except for the element/power source) can go in the dishwasher!! Needless to say we use this quite often and I am impressed every time - I would highly recommend!
better than I thought when it was still new
having had the Tefal FR8040 Oleoclean Pro for some time now I believe I can now make statements about the product that are more realistic and not known when it was still new to me as most reviews are.
When I left oil in my previous Deep Fryer, you could still smell the (used) oil in the Fryer's vicinity, when using this Tefal machine and you put the used oil into the catchment underneath it and there is NO smell, so I can leave the FR8040 Oleoclean Pro sitting on the bench where it is used, no need to put it away with the used oil in a separate container.
Makes owning and using the Tefal Deep Fryer a great benefit
Questions & Answers
Appliance is not turning on
Pressed the reset button , nothing
Only second time used
And thoughts ?
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.
|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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