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T-fal FR7008 Ultimate EZ Clean 3.3-Liter Stainless Steel Immersion Deep Fryer, 2.65-Pound, Silver

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  • Family capacity: 2.65 lbs of food / 3.3L of oil; 2-position basket for cooking and draining food; external basket handle
  • Immersed heating element for professional results; Adjustable thermostat to select the perfect frying temperature; temperature-ready light to let you know when the oil reaches the correct frying temperature
  • Patented oil filtration system with automatic oil drainage system automatically drains and filters good oil into integrated oil container for future use
  • Permanent odor filter in lid for reduced cooking odors; Viewing window in lid; Handles incorporated into the housing for easy transportation and storage; Dishwasher safe removable parts (except for electrical heating element)
  • 1,700 watts of power; 1-year limited warranty
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Product Description

Prepare all your fried favorites for the entire family with the T-fal FR7008 Ultimate EZ Clean Deep Fryer. This T-fal deep fryer features a unique oil filtration system which automatically drains and filters oil for future use. The oil is stored in a separate, sealed plastic container for easy storage until the next use. The T-fal FR7008 Ultimate EZ Clean Deep Fryer also has an Advanced Oil Temperature Heating System which provides the ideal frying temperature to help seal the food's exterior for minimal oil absorption and healthier fried foods. The powerful 1,700-watt heating element quickly rebounds to the selected oil temperature for crispy fried foods. The T-fal Utimate EZ Clean Deep Fryer has a nice family capacity and the optimal relationship between oil capacity (3.3L) and food capacity (2.65 lbs.) keeps oil absorption to a minimum for healthier fried foods. Enjoy crispy chicken wings, tasty onion rings and delicious French fries.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 19 x 13 x 16 inches
Item Weight 12.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 13.2 pounds
Department Kitchen & Dining
Manufacturer T-fal
ASIN B000AOMA68
Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Item model number 1500632000
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4.2 out of 5 stars 551 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #116,519 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#192 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Deep Fryers
Date first available at Amazon.com May 5, 2003

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My wife and I bought the T-fal deepfryer and we love it. I read all the reviews and noted that one person had complained of finding that his T-fal deep fryer had leaked oil all over the counter. Finding few bad reviews, we decided to buy it. Sure enough, after the fryer cooled and the oil emptied into the reservoir there was oil all over the counter. It did not take a rocket scientist to figure out the reason. When we filled it prior to turning it on, we had a gallon jug of cooking oil which we emptied into fryer. A gallon is 3.78 liters (16 cups) and the capacity of the reservoir is 3.3 liters (14 cups). We noticed when we filled it that it was slightly over the max line but did not give it a second thought. Unfortunately, when the machine cooled and the oil drained into the reservoir, the extra two cups of oil had no where to go but onto the counter. THERE IS NO FUDGE FACTOR ON THE MAX LINE, DO NOT OVERFILL IT. Any oil that is over the Max line will end up all over your counter. We learned our lesson and have not overfilled it since. After that fist incident we have used our T-fal deep fryer several times and it works perfectly. The food comes out perfect, clean up is a snap and we would never trade it for anything else.
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This is my first home deep fryer. My only other experience is with professional fryers in restaurant settings. Therefore, this review is more for those, like me, who haven't deep fried at home.

I guess the main thing I learned so far is frying is not as simple as some other modes of cooking - you're going to be using nearly a gallon of oil that has to heat before and cool after. Like another review pointed out, when the oil is at cooking temperature, it puts out a lot of oil vapor and odor in the air, so unless you use it in a very well ventilated area, your kitchen and house will reek. Bottom line: deep frying takes a bit of commitment.

So what about the fryer? Most of the reviews I read about this seemed to be pretty much on the mark. Here's my primary thoughts:

- The unit has a decent sized capacity.

- Most all if it can go in the dishwasher, but will take up half or more of the dishwasher space - this thing is not tiny.

- The heating element thermostat is a dial with numbers marked on it - in other words, it is not digital, so I feel I should get a thermometer to confirm the oil temperature.

- A selling point on this rig, at least for me, is the automatic filtering of the oil. (This amounts to a drain in the bottom of the fry chamber with a metal screen). I moved the fryer out to my garage after it had cooled for a couple hours, hoping reduce the smell of oil in my kitchen, in the morning I found it in a small pool of oil - several ounces of oil either did not make it to the storage container. Either it leaked out of the top of the oil reservoir because its top didn't seal or it leaked as it was filtering from the fry chamber.
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I've been making fried chicken, french fries etc in a cast-iron skillet forever and I wondered why it is that I threaten to burn down the house every time I do that. I've had more than a few spillovers where I've been anxiously grabbing for the fire extinguisher. Nuts to that.

I've had this fryer for a few weeks, used it six times, and I love it. The temperature gage is accurate enough, the drain/drawer thing is completely awesome and it seems to be solid in construction.

Addressing some things others have mildly complained about:

1. Oil drainage. I went for broke and just put this thing on the counter and let it drain. It hasn't spilled a drop. If you have drainage problems it's likely you're filled over the fill line, or (egads) you re-filled the fryer while the drawer was full. Or perhaps the valve is defective. The lever for drainage locks and should be foolproof. :)

2. Heating indicator light. I'm 6'2" and I can see the thing fine. :) If I were any shorter, though, yeah, bad positioning since to see it you'd have to lean over a hot device, or look at it from the side.

3. The fact that the light turns OFF when heating is complete. This is standard operating procedure for any device that heats up. The reason things work like this is so you know they are working. If it was the opposite way and, say, you forgot to plug the device in you might be sitting there forever waiting for it to heat up and thinking it's broken. The light coming on immediately when flipping the switch on indicates 'all systems go'. Plus, the amount of time to preheat vs the amount of time you will likely be cooking is a lot less. This will help the little bulb last longer as it will not be in use as often.

Anyway, big thumbs up for this device.
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This machine is brilliantly simple, easy to use, easy to take apart and clean, and so well thought out it might not have another that can best it.

Downside: the odor filter really doesn't filter that much, or that well. You still get huge plumes of vaporous oil rising up, and unless you use it under a hood your house will be a greasy mess. Luckily the design comes with two plastic side handles so you can easily move it on and off of the stove top where it can billow into your vent hood.
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