T-fal FR3900 Triple Basket Deep Fryer Review

French fries in strainer

If you are a lover of deep fried foods, then this T-fal FR3900 is meant for you. It’s a family size deep fryer for preparing all your sumptuous, tasty deep fried meals from snacks like fries, doughnuts to meaty foods like chicken wings, fried chicken parts and the likes.

This T-fal FR3900 triple basket is a fairly large unit and can hold about 4 liters of cooking oil, so you can expect to fry as much meal as your (nuclear) family would need in a few minutes time. The T-fal deep fryer has three stainless steel baskets to make frying a lot more convenient and fun as the baskets are of distinct sizes (two smaller baskets which are perfect for making two different food batches at a time while there’s a larger basket for making a larger meal).

You are not limited in the options of food types you can deep fry with this fryer – from onion rings to chicken wings, donuts, tofu, French fries, there are a lot of meals that you can fry using this T-fal triple basket deep fryer.

There’s an adjustable thermostat which ranges from 175 degrees Fahrenheit to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, enabling you to select the right temperature range for the particular food you plan to deep fry. There’s also an oil indicator light to let you know when the temperature of the oil is ideal for frying.

The deep fryer has an immersed heating element which helps strike a balance between food capacity and oil. It does this by ensuring that oil is heated to the right temperature for frying and then rebounds to the selected temperature for each food to be crispy fried, ensuring that batch after batch there’s accurate heat available for frying.

Its bowl is made of a high-grade stainless steel material which can be easily washed (is dishwasher safe). The deep frying baskets are also dishwasher friendly which ultimately means cleanup is going to be as easy to handle as they come. It has indicator lights (power and ready) which make it easy to know when the food is deep fried to a crisp feel and a delicious look.

T-fal FR3900 Triple Basket Deep Fryer


T-fal FR3900 Triple Basket Deep Fryer with Stainless Steel Removable Pot and Professional Heating Element, 4-Liter, 4.2 Qt, Stainless Steel




  • The T-fal FR3900 triple basket deep fryer has a 4 liter oil capacity which is sufficient to deep fry enough for a family and friends
  • Uses immersion heating element to produce healthier deep fried foods with less oil soaked foods
  • Comes with three stainless steel baskets (one larger basket for frying a single, large quantity food item and two smaller sized baskets for frying smaller batches at the same time).
  • It has an adjustable thermostat for setting the required temperature (ranges from 175 degrees to 375 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Oil ready indicator tells you when the oil is ready to accept foods to be deep fried
  • Comes with a stainless steel removable bowl, side handles, lid, heat resistant baskets
  • It weighs about 14.2 pounds
  • It measures about 17.3 x 14.6 x 13 inches


  • Dishwasher safe, so it can be easily cleaned
  • Adjustable temperature enabling you to choose the right temperature for the food to be deep fried
  • Several indicators to make the process easy and straightforward
  • Comes with three fry baskets made of stainless steel
  • Large capacity deep fryer

Things to be aware of

This T-fal triple basket deep fryer is a great deep fryer with a quite a lot of functionalities and features. It also even has a large number of positive reviewers on eCommerce site Amazon with a whopping 70% of them leaving 5 star ratings. However, not everyone is completely satisfied with a product, and some users complained about the following things:

  • The deep fryer becoming non-functional usually after a year of use
  • Some say it’s heavy and takes up a lot of storage space

Bottom line

Overall, the positives outweigh the negatives with the product hitting a rating of 4.4 stars on Amazon from over 600 users of this product. The good thing is that the T-fall deep fryer has a unique look, made of high quality stainless steel material, has fry baskets, immersed heating elements and indication lights, all at a reasonable price. It’s a great buy for family and friends and would make a wonderful gift for any lover of deep fried food.