The T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro-Fryer is a large-capacity deep fryer with a built-in filtration and drainage system. It's ideal for families that require more than two servings and is easy to clean with dishwasher-safe parts. Some owners report leaks due to a design flaw in the drainage system, but this is a non-issue if you don't fill it to maximum capacity. There are a few isolated complaints of defective units.
Heats up quickly, cooks thoroughly. The T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro-Fryer has a large capacity of more than 2 pounds, making it a great choice for those who need to fry more than one or two servings at a time. It does require about 32 ounces of oil, however, which some owners complain about at Amazon.com and Kohls.com. This 1,700-watt deep fryer heats up quickly and produces crisp, thoroughly cooked foods, users say.
Built-in filtration, easy cleanup. With the T-fal's built-in oil filtration and drainage system, it's possible to use the same oil for more than one frying session with the T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro-Fryer. Its heating element must be hand-washed, but the removable bowl and most other parts are dishwasher-safe. That said, the fryer takes up quite a bit of space in a standard-size dishwasher, which some owners find inconvenient. The temperature adjustment knob has labeled settings, making it simple to use.
Locking lid, easy-to-grab handles. The T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro-Fryer has a sealed, locking lid for safety and splatter prevention, a large viewing window for monitoring foods as they cook, and a permanent odor filter that never needs replacing. However, some users posting feedback at Amazon.com say the filter doesn't really reduce the smoke or odor much, and recommend that the fryer be used in a well-ventilated area. The T-fal has a convenient handle on each side so it can be easily relocated under a hood vent.
Leaking problems due to design flaw. Reviewers at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and Kohls.com say the T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro-Fryer has useful features that make it worth the price, although a few say it stops working after four or five uses. The fryer is backed by a one-year warranty, but is prone to leaks due to an oil reservoir that's smaller than the main fryer bucket. Some users report this is only a problem if the fryer is overfilled above the max line.
More than 300 owners review the T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro-Fryer at Amazon.com, where it earns an average rating of 4.1 stars out of 5. Users like its large capacity, but say it takes a lot of oil. Most parts are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.
Review: T-fal FR7008002 Ultimate EZ Clean 2.65-Pound / 3.3-Liter Stainless Steel Immersion Deep Fryer, Silver, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of September 2013
More than 20 Kohls.com customers give the T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro-Fryer 4.6 stars out of 5. They say it's easy to use and clean, and they like the automatic oil filtration feature and ample capacity.
Review: T-Fal Ultimate Easy Clean Deep Fryer, Contributors to Kohls.com, As of September 2013
The T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro-Fryer gets an overall score of 3.6 stars out of 5 at Walmart.com after about a dozen reviews. Several owners say it stops working after a few uses, and a handful complain about its flimsy, plastic construction.
Review: T-Fal EZ Clean Pro Deep Fryer, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of September 2013
Just a few owners comment on the T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro-Fryer at Kmart.com, giving it 3.5 stars out of 5. One owner calls it easy to use and clean, but another says it creates an oily mess.
Review: T-fal 3.3 Liter Ultimate EZ Clean Pro Fryer - Stainless Steel, Contributors to Kmart.com, As of September 2013
Site editors give the T-fal Ultimate EZ Clean Pro-Fryer a "highly recommended" label due to its locking lid and cool-touch exterior, which place it in the top 1 percent of deep fryers for safety. It also earns points for affordability, but other deep fryers beat it in performance.
Review: T-Fal Ultimate EZ Clean Deep Fryer, Editors of Pikimal.com, As of September 2013