T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Fryer {review}

When it comes to cooking I do a lot of it in our home. My family loves a variety of meals including fried foods! I’m a sucker for good fried chicken, potatoes, zucchini, okra and the list goes on. For years I have poured oil into a large pan and used it to fry foods. Not only does it keep a pan of oil around, I don’t like hot oil popping all over my kitchen.

A few weeks ago I received a T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro Fryer for my review. The Ultimate EZ Clean Pro Fryer is a professional style deep fryer with a stylish stainless steel exterior. Now this is not the typical deep fryer, this bad-boy comes equipped with some awesome features.

T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro Fryer Features

  • Integrated oil container
  • Automatic oil-drainage
  • Adjustable thermostat
  • Viewing window on the lid
  • Dishwasher-safe parts
  • Frying basket

The T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Fryer can hold 3-2/7 liters of oil and 2-2/3 pounds of food. I have used it to cook chicken wings, French fries, onion rings, zucchini, okra and mozzarella sticks. The basket is large enough to cook large portions unlike some smaller fryers.

The Ultimate EZ Clean Fryer has a lid that is very useful! One thing I hate about frying foods is hot oil popping all over the kitchen. The lid saves the mess and prevents possible oil burns! Once the basket is dropped into the oil, the lid covers the oil completely. The lid also features a small viewing window that allows you to check the cooking progress.

This fryer’s automatic oil drainage and filtration system allows the fryer to drain the oil with the flick of a button! Literally! As the oil drains into the oil container all left over batter or food pieces are left in the fryer for easy disposal. This feature cleans your oil with each use allowing you to use the oil more than just one time.

Oil drain inside the fryer

The oil drain works pretty good. The only issue I had with it was the drain getting covered with batter a few times. It was an easy fix, I simply took a butter knife to move the residue and it continued draining.

Oil storage container inside the fryer

Once the oil is drained from the fryer it is sealed in the container (under the fryer) which keeps the smell of oil from lingering in the kitchen. When your ready to use the fryer again, you simply turn the knob and slide the oil box out. A black cap is on the oil container which can be removed to pour the oil back into the fryer.

After the oil has been used and is ready to be thrown away the oil container can be washed in the sink or dishwasher.

Adjustable thermostat

The adjustable thermostat allows you to cook different foods at the perfect temperature.

Front function knob

The front function knobs allows you complete control. The three controls allow you to remove the oil storage container, lock the oil container in place for cooking and enable automatic oil filtration.

Heating element in the sink

One of the best features of the T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Fryer is the ability to thoroughly wash the fryer. The entire fryer can be taken apart with ease for cleaning. Everything is dishwasher-safe except the heating element, which can be rinsed in the sink.

{Final Thoughts}

Chicken wings cooked in the t-fal EZ Clean Fryer

I love my T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Fryer! It heats up fast and can cook a decent amount of food. Everything I have cooked has turned out perfect and my breaded foods have turned out beautiful golden brown . I am so glad I had the opportunity to review it. It has made frying foods so much easier and safer (due to the lid that prevents oil pop-ups). I have always hated frying foods with the kids running in and out of the kitchen in fear someone will get burned, but with the Ultimate EZ Clean Fryer I have no worries.

I LOVE that this fryer cleans the oil after use so the oil can be reused. This obviously reduces waste.

{What I would like to see improved}

  • I’d love to see this fryer made available in a larger version!
  • I think a larger drain would also make the oil not only drain faster, but prevent the entire drain from getting covered with debris.
  • I also think the oil basin could be a bit larger. If someone does not follow the direction of NOT filling it up past the max fill line, oil may leak from the unit.

Overall I am very satisfied with the T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Fryer! For the price it is well worth the investment and I would recommend it to others in need of a good home fryer!

Disclosure: The T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Deep Fryer was provided to me at no cost in exchange for my honest opinion.
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  1. Felicia C. says:

    Loving the deep fryer. So many great features.

  2. kelly tillotson says:

    This would be a perfect size for our family! Now that i’m no longer a Yankee {recently moved to texas} I need a fryer! No southern home is complete without one! 🙂

  3. Shannon Thompson says:

    I have the same fear when I fry foods. I would love to have this fryer as a safer way to make some yummy fried foods. Thanks for the review.

  4. Debbie jackson says:

    would love to have this in my kitchen……..great review

  5. amanda h says:

    Thanks for the review and giveaway. I wish it was bigger too because it seems so handy and easy to use!!

  6. Mary Elderton says:

    You mention that you’s like to see this in a larger size, and, for a family that might be needed. But now that the kids are grown, I’m actually looking for smaller appliances.

  7. Great review! I have been looking for a new fryer and I haven’t seen the T-fal before. I love the oil drain. I have a T-fal toaster and have never had any problems with it, good product.

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  12. Jennifer says:

    I love that this has automatic oil-drainage!! I would love one of these!

  13. ntiveheart aka jayedee says:

    i know that deep fried food isn’t particularly healthy….but oh my is it ever tasty! nothing like real french fries or mozzarella sticks! yummo! ntiveheart@gmail.com

  14. Claudia N says:

    I like this frier , Thank you for this great review

  15. Loraine Alcorn says:

    awesome review with so much frying I do in this house this would be way better than what Im using now thanks for the review 🙂

  16. This looks like a great fryer. I love the features you wrote about….especially the adjustable thermostat. I’ve never had one like that.

  17. Nicholas Harris says:

    I really like the fact that the lid covers the oil while it is frying!

  18. Looks like a good quality product. Thank you for the detailed review!

  19. Addison Kat says:

    I saw this fryer awhile back and was wondering about the draining and whether or not it would overflow the oil basin. Thanks for the review!!

  20. Lexigurl says:

    I like your pictures a lot. Do they have a larger version of a similar product?

  21. Terri S. says:

    A deep fryer has always been on my Wish List. For many years I’ve been frying foods like chicken, French fries, onion rings, zucchini and mozzarella sticks in a frying pan. But now that we have 2 little granddaughters I would love to have the T-Fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro Deep Fryer and not worry about spattering oil should they decide to come into the kitchen unexpectedly. I love the automatic oil drainage feature and the stainless steel exterior. Thanks for your review. 🙂

  22. Karen B says:

    I thought your review was fantastic, you didn’t miss a thing, I especially like that fact that the heating element can be washed, this is a great feature in my opinion.

  23. Heather H. says:

    What a great fryer, I love that the oil container can be washed in the dishwasher, it’s so user friendly!

  24. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love being able to deep fry without all that greasy splatter that is really a nice feature and that the you can ability to thoroughly wash the fryer. Thank you so much even if I do not win I will have to get this one.

  25. Gayle C says:

    I like your suggestion of a larger drainhole. I occasionally do batter fried zucchini or squash and I know that the batter bits would clog the drain. chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  26. What an amazing fryer. I know what im asking for, for my birthday!

  27. Sounds like this would be the perfect size for our family. Hungry for fried zucchini right now! I never seem to reuse oil and with this filter, I might be able to do that.

  28. It is great that it can be taken apart and clean easily. Thank you for the giveaway and review! :]

  29. Eric Payne says:

    Nice deep fryer. Seem easy to use and has nice features.

  30. This looks like one of those must haves for the kitchen. We currently deep fry with a normal pan, and the mess to clean up afterwords is blah. Thanks for the awesome review, and even better giveaway!

  31. Jaque R. says:

    Love the review…it makes me covet the T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro Fryer…so cool! 🙂 Thank you for the very useful information.

  32. Thank you for this review I didn’t even know tfal made a deep fryer. I love thec easy cleean up and that the oil can be strained and drained to be reused saving money which is always good to.

  33. I love your review on this product, so much helpful information! Thanks.

  34. Aaron Bretveld says:

    This sounds like one of the best counter top deep fryers I have ever seen. My favorite features are the fine temp control (I hope it is accurate) and the filtration and separate storage of the oil!

  35. rebecca shockley says:

    I like the easy way it can be cleaned and also all the foods you listed that you have made, made me real hungray!!!!

  36. Kat Emerick says:

    I have been thinking about getting one and the review is great and just like you ,It would be nice if it was a little bigger and maybe with 2 basket kat_emerick@yahoo.com

  37. Victoria Russell says:

    didn’t think i needed a fryer but do so now after your review! love it! e-mail: victoria (dot) russell5 (at) gmail (dot) com

  38. I love the basket, just like a restaurant and so easy to put food in and take out. The see through lid is also wonderful, as I hate popping grease too!! tssk10(at)gmail(dot)com

  39. Marcy Strahan says:

    we do alot of fishing & this would be great for our fish frys!

  40. R Hicks says:

    Nice review. I always thought they were a pain to clean, but apparently not!

  41. Stephanie Chandrasekaran says:

    ZOMG I’m so hungry now! The main thing I hate about my current deep fryer is the fact that it’s impossible to clean! So infuriating.

  42. cassandra aubut says:

    This sounds awesome! I am too scared to fry anything right now because of the splatter! LOL! This would solve that problem!

  43. Gita prasad says:

    I love this, it will help to make cooking easier for summer bbq’s