For many people, deep fried food is a delicacy that they love to indulge in occasionally. However, to prepare that delicacy to perfection, you need a reliable deep fryer with outstanding performance. There are two options for deep frying, the traditional method and the use of an electric deep fryer. The T-fal FR8000 Oil Filtration Ultimate EZ Clean is a modern electric deep fryer with a variety of benefits over the traditional deep frying method. The fryer is safe, mess free and allows you have better control of the food for good results.
Features and SpecificationsAuto Oil Filtration System
The T-fal deep fryer features a patented automatic oil filtration system, with automatic oil drainage. With the help of a control knob positioned at the front of the fryer, users can select automatic filtering functions, oil removal functions or frying functions. After approximately 3 hours of cooking, when the fryer is cool enough, it will automatically drain all kinds of cooking oils as it filters for any solid shortenings and traces of food odor. The drained oil is then collected in a sealed box at the bottom of the fryer. This function makes cleaning easy as it you do not have to deal with grime or hardening oil sticking to the insides of the basket. It is also a convenient solution for storing your oil until when it is needed again.
Dishwasher Safe Parts
All removable except for the heating unit are dishwasher safe. This includes the lid, frying basket, bowl housing and oil box. The oil filtration system plays a big role in ensuring you have clean, grease free parts as it does half the job scrapping away oil and solids leaving the dishwasher to scrub them to a shine.
Multi-functional Lid and Viewing Window
The easily removable lid has a transparent viewing window that allows you monitor your food as it cooks. It also has a ventilation area which works alongside the odor filter to prevent food odors from escaping the fryer. Therefore, when using the T-fal FR8000 Oil Filtration Ultimate EZ fryer you will not be having your home smell like a fast food.
T-fal uses 1700 watts of power and has an advanced heating system and an adjustable thermostat that ensures your food is cooked at optimum temperature. It takes about 15 minutes for the oil to heat up to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the selected temperature will reduce by around 5 degrees Fahrenheit but this will hardly affect the result of your cooking. Compared to other brands, the T-fal maintains its temperature really well even when preparing frozen foods.
Spacious Interior and a 2 Positional Basket
The T-fal FR8000 fryer has a large capacity allowing it prepare up to 2.65 pounds of food at a go. It also takes up to 3.5 liters of oil when operating at its full capacity. But even with its large capacity, it still remains efficient on oil usage. In addition, the frying basket can be placed in two different positions while cooking or draining. When you are done with the frying, remove the lid and let the excess oil drain by hooking the basket on the support of the inner unit.
Good Aesthetics and Sturdy Construction
The T-fal FR8000 Oil Filtration Ultimate EZ fryer features an ingenious yet modest design to make cooking a simple and more rewarding experience. The base of the unit has plastic feet for added stability while the controls are intuitively positioned. The unit consists of a sleek and simple brushed steel case. The basket is made of stainless steel which is non-reactive and easy to clean. For safety and convenience, the handles together with other accessories are constructed from black plastic. All materials used are heavy-duty to enhance the fryer’s performance and durability.
Pros & Cons Of T-fal FR8000 Deep Fryer
Many customers appreciate the good results of the T-fal FR8000. However, what stands out from most of their reviews is praise for the auto filtration system that cleans the oil as well as reduce food odors. They appreciate the fact that they can prepare their favourite fried delicacies and not deal with musky odors in their homes for days. In addition to that, many people also appreciate that most parts of the fryer are removable and dishwasher safe. To many, the fryer is a great combination of performance and convenience all at quite a reasonable price. There are a few complains about the product and many would either buy it again or confidently recommend it to those yet to get a satisfying deep fryer.
Some Questions You May Want To Know
1. Can leave the plastic oil container in while frying?
The answer is Yes.
2. Is it easy to clean?
Yes it is very easy to clean. The reservoir alone with the heating element lifts out of the unit, that makes it a snape clean.
3. Is this 110V or 220V electric? Is there a 240/220 volt version?
110 volts only. Not have 240/220 volt version.
4. Can drain the oil when it is still hot or have to wait till it cools down?
Yes, you have to wait for it to cool down. But if you put it on the automatic drain when it cools enough it drains itself, works very cool!
5. How long is the draining period usually?
When it cools down, just about 3-5 minutes to drain.
6. How much oil does it take?
Just under a gallon. Min. 12 cups Max. 14 cups.
7. Does the oil need to be refrigerated after use?
No. Pour it into a container and just store it until next use.
8. How many chicken wings can it fry at one time?
About 8-10 full wings. It cooks really good.
9. Does it fry fish ok?
Absolutely. Works best by frying directly into the oil and not using the basket.
The T-fal FR8000 Oil Filtration Ultimate EZ is a promising solution to most frying problems. It works to minimize mess, makes cleaning a breeze and offers outstanding frying results. Packed with a variety of handy features, it is a good buy for those looking to save on oil while still having the ability to prepare large amounts of food. The simple and basic design appeals to the minimalistic individuals while the brushed steel gives it an elegant look that will easily blend in into any kitchen design. Its quality is also admirable, making it a highly satisfying buy.