Tefal Oleoclean Pro FR804040 Fryer Review


Discover the ultimate frying experience! Read our full Tefal Oleoclean Pro FR804040 Deep Fat Fryer Review, uncovering the secrets behind its outstanding performance.


Tefal Oleoclean pro FR804040 Fryer Review

Having a deep-fat fryer is a kitchen essential in my books. Some of the best recipes in the world call for your ingredients to be deep-fried, chicken, chips, churros, and donuts, to name but a few. This Tefal Oleoclean Pro is a deep-fat fryer on steroids. This fryer is packed with new features never seen on a kitchen appliance before.

Easy crispy homemade French fries with ketchup

Before buying this fryer, I did a lot of research to find out what fryers were available and what was the best one I could get for my money. This Oleoclean fryer came highly rated and as a bonus, I got free delivery from Amazon. When it arrived, the first thing I noticed about the fryer was how well it was packaged. Blocks of cardboard and cardboard molds kept everything in its place around the fryer itself. They also wrapped each part in individual bags to protect it from being marked or scratched during transit.

What are the Tefal Oleoclean pro FR804040 features?

What size is the Oleoclean pro FR804040?

This fryer comes in two different sizes, and as you probably guessed already, I bought the big one. I have a really big family so this size fryer was needed. There’s nothing worse than having to make family dinners in batches.

How much does the Oleoclean Pro Fryer weigh?

  • Oleoclean pro (large) weighs 4.9 Kilograms
  • Oleoclean compact (small) weighs 3.65 Kilograms
Tefal Oleoclean pro FR804040 Fryer Review

Oleoclean Fryers Power / Wattage

  • Oleoclean pro (large) ‎2300 watts
  • Oleoclean compact (small) ‎1500 watts

What's the oil capacity of Oleoclean Fryers?

The oil well for the pro, holds 3.5 liters of oil which is pretty awesome.

  • Oleoclean pro (large) has 3.5 litres oil capacity
  • Oleoclean compact (small) has 2 litres oil capacity
Basket Tefal Oleoclean

How Big is the frying basket?

The Oleoclean frying basket is not actually as deep as most deep fryer baskets are, but it’s really wide so you can fit a huge volume of food inside up to 1.2 Kg. It’s the perfect size for frying large pieces of fish, small batches of donuts, and a family-size portion of French fries. The basket also has a retractable handle, so when the fryer is not in use, it can be folded away for easy storage.

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The Immersed Heating Element

The heating element which is placed inside the fryer can heat the oil from 150 to 190 degrees Celsius. You can choose the temperature you want by turning the dial on top of the fryer. It couldn’t be simpler. The heating element heats the oil faster than traditional deep fryers, giving you the ideal frying temperature you need for any fried recipe and achieving professional results every time. The Oleocleans advanced oil heating system gives you the perfect temperature for frying in no time at all. This can help seal the food’s exterior for minimal oil absorption, making fried that little bit healthier.

heating element Tefal Oleoclean pro FR804040 Fryer

What is Oleocleans automatic filtration system?

One reason I chose this fryer over many others on the market was this one feature: The oil filtration system. On the front of the fryer, you’ll see there’s a dial. When you’ve finished frying, switch the dial to an automatic filtration symbol. As the oil cools it starts to go through the filter at the base of the oil well and drips into the oil storage container underneath. When the filtering has finished there will be little bits of fried or burnt food that escape the basket while cooking left in the empty oil well how cool is that? (is it sad I think that’s cool?).

Tefal Oleoclean pro FR804040 Fryer Review

Once the oil well is empty, you can give it a quick clean and you’re good to go for next time. When you’re ready to use the Oleoclean deep fryer again simply turn the dial at the front to the oil box image, pull out the full oil box, undo the small cap at the front, and pour in the clean filtered oil from the oil box back into the tank. Slide the oil box back underneath and switch the dial to the fry image and you’re ready to use it again. Using the oil filtration system every time you fry, makes the oil last a lot longer, and keeps the oil clean. You can reuse the oil up to 8 times.

Automatic Filtration System of the Tefal Oleoclean pro

Is Tefals Oleoclean Pro easy to clean?

Yes, I love how easy to clean this Tefal deep fryer is. Once you’ve filtered the oil after use, you can fully dismantle the fryer for easy cleaning. The heating element can be cleaned with hot soapy water, and the oil well and basket can go straight into the dishwasher, which is pretty awesome.

Basket Tefal Oleoclean

Tefals Oleoclean Pro timer feature.

The Oleoclean Pro Tefal deep fryer has a digital timer, so you can monitor the cooking time easily. Just push the time that you want and wait for it to beep once the timer has finished. It couldn’t be any simpler to use.

Tefal Oleoclean pro FR804040 Fryer Review

Oleaclean Pro lid features

The first thing you’ll notice about the lid of this pro fryer is its viewing window. With this Oleoclean deep fryer, you can actually use the lid while frying. My old fryer didn’t do that, so when frying, it used to spit out oil everywhere and I’d have to scrub the work surface down after each use. Needless to say, I’m happy to have a fryer with a lid on for extra safety in the kitchen. There are also two little silicone strips on the lid that fit perfectly around the handle when the fryer is in use, so there’s no splash back on the handle, meaning no greasy fingers when you’ve finished frying.

Lid filter and viewing window Tefal Oleoclean pro FR804040 Fryer

Oleaclean Pro lid filter

Just above the viewing window on the lid, there is a metallic filter. This filter allows steam from the oil to escape while frying. The design of the lid is very well thought out and is brilliant for fuss-free, mess-free cooking.

How to turn on the Oleoclean Pro?

Firstly you will have to plug it in. You’ll find the on-off switch at the top on the left-hand side of the Oleoclean Pro fryer, it’s easy to get to. The last step is to turn the temperture to your desired setting, and you can tell when the fryer is on as there is also an indicator light which turns red when the oil is heating. When the oil has reached the temperature you have set, the light will switch off. This means it’s ready to fry your food.

Tefal Oleoclean pro FR804040 Fryer Review

The Tefal Oleoclean Pro comes highly recommended and after a couple of years of weekly use, I can’t recommend it enough if you’re in the market for a new deep fryer. It’s often on sale and has great delivery times from Amazon Prime. It actually seems to sell out again and again on Amazon, so if you find it in stock, don’t wait. Normally I would have a pros and cons section for kitchen appliance reviews but after using this fryer for over two years, I can’t fault it. This fryer is the beast of fryers and I look forward to using it for many more years.

1. Oleoclean Pro Deep Fryer

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Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Pros: Perfect if you're serving a crowd

  • Cons: May be too large for small kitchens

Currently with a whopping 11% off the Professional Tefal Oleoclean Pro fryer is a feature-packed bargain. With an oil filtration and storage system, this is an easy-clean deep fryer, that’s perfect for large families.

Price:  £ 148.61

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As a little side note, I had a couple of comments on my review video on YouTube from others saying they’ve had the oil box leak slightly or the top come off when pouring oil from the container into the deep fryer. I’ve never had this happen to me, but just thought I’d share so you would be aware of this happening. Also, some people seemed shocked at the size of the Oleoclean Pro, It is absolutely huge as home fryers go, so if you’re worried about space or storage I’d recommend the compact version of this fryer as it has a smaller footprint.

churros with dipping sauce

If you wanna fry up something awesome, here are some of Love Food Feed’s most famous fried recipes! First up, churros with yummy chocolate sauce for dippin’. Then, we’ve got drool-worthy double chocolate frosted donuts. And of course, the one and only classic french fries recipe. Give them a whirl in your fancy new fryer and tell me how they turn out! I hope you found this Oleoclean Pro fryer review helpful. If you have any more questions about this fryer, let me know in the comments and I’ll get back to you soon.