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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.
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.
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.
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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