Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer Reviews and Complaints


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There is no doubt that the taste of fried food is better than any other kind of cooked food in the world. You might love having delicious food which is deep fried but then might need to limit the intake since it has a very high content of oil in it. The fats in such oily food can result in increase in cholesterol, obesity; risk of heart aches and even the need for a bypass operation. Such worries can spoil the fun of fried and juicy food. What if there was some way that you could relish the taste of fried food and yet negate the effects of fats deposited by it? Well now there is a way by using the Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer.

 

Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer
Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer is the latest innovative way to cook food which tastes like deep fried food would but uses little or no oil to cook it. The use of little or no oil makes this fabulous Oil-Less Fryer to be efficient in cutting the calories by more than half in food items. The unit of Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer contains Mesh Basket, 2 Grill Racks, 3” Extender Ring, Glass Bowl, Sturdy base with Handles, Lifting Tongs and is accompanied by a Recipe book and Cooking guide. It can easily cook food items like French Fries, Fish Sticks, Onion Rings, Hot Wings, etc.

The working of Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer is very simple. It doesn’t need any preheating. The food which is to be cooked should be dipped in the favorite breading and placed in the basket tray. The panel comes with a timer and temperature controller which needs to be set depending on the type of food. The Fryer contains combination of halogen which makes the outer layer cook brown and crisp, convection and infrared heating which cooks the inner layer evenly keeping the food moist and delicious. Another attractive feature of the Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer is that it can be used to cook pre-made frozen meals in matter of few minutes. Last but not the least; it has a self cleaning mechanism which helps avoid the fuss of cleaning it altogether.

 


 

 

What do I get?

  • Timer & Temp. Control Unit
  • Mesh Basket
  • 2 Grill Racks
  • 3″ Extender Ring
  • Glass Bowl
  • Sturdy Base w/ Handles
  • Lifting Tongs
  • Recipe Book & Cooking Guide

All this for just 3 easy payments of $33.33 plus FREE S&H. Official website www.BigBossFryer.com. 30-day money back guarantee, less S&H. For customer service, please call 866-772-8523.

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50 Responses to “Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer Reviews and Complaints”

  1. cherrie says:

    I was lucky I only paid $15 for mine. Someone donated a brand new one in the box still wrapped in plastic to the the thrift store I work at. The first day it was great. I made chicken breast and curly fries. The chicken was moist and perfect cooking it from frozen. The fries were crisp and way better than in the oven. The next day the light went out and it wouldn’t work. It made one meal then stopped working. Very sad, that one meal was great.

  2. dot bacher says:

    Got my Big Boss Oil-less Fryer in Feb. 1914 It cooks wonderful but timer works , lights work but….yesterday the cooker coils burned out. so disappointed. and it was expensive. would like to hear from someone. in all fairness with all these complaints we should be compensated. I am a single person who cooks very little & on fixed income.

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  3. noel says:

    Bought Big Boss Oil-less Fryer in JAN. Light worked for about one month. Should be removed from market.

  4. Jack Everett says:

    Followed directions and cooked a whole chicken with Big Boss Oil-less Fryer. Was not done inside and had to cook it longer, but it came out nice. It doesn’t make popcorn at all. Did spare ribs and they were perfect. Going to keep on experimenting.

  5. Tammy says:

    I received 2 spanish recipe books and zero English recipe book would still like for them to send me one

  6. Rick says:

    Got my Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer and the fan does not come on just the light comes on and goes out but does not cook is there any fix?

  7. Michelle says:

    How do I cook hamburgers and fries at the same time in my Big Boss cooker?

  8. jacqueline says:

    I am very happy with my Big Boss Oil Less Fryer. I had problem when I first got it and they sent me a whole new fryer ! The bowl cracked and they sent me a whole new unit ! The only problem I have now is the fact that my halogen bulb blew out and I couldn’t replace it myself ! It cost me over $15.00 to send it back ,just to replace the bulb! I would think that there would be a way to change the bulb yourself ! I’m not very happy with the idea of having to send it back everytime the bulb blows out ! No light bulb lasts forever ! This is the only thing i don’t like about the fryer ! There should be some way to have access to the light bulb!

  9. Patricia says:

    My Big Boss Fryer has never worked since I took it out of the box and I can’t seem to get anyone to replace it or get my money back. I just get the run around. It never has heated up. Not impressed with product nor customer service.

    • Carol says:

      You should write a letter to the head of the company that made it and to the better business bureau of both where you live and where you are located. Also contact the store manager where it was bought and the head of that company and add them to the BBB list. Demand a refund, and don’t let them walk all over you.

  10. Tracy says:

    I got my Big Boss Oil-less Fryer yesterday and I am going to try it this weekend can I put chicken on bottom rack with Panko? how long do you think will it cook? and if I marinated steak and cooked it which rack? any suggestions??? Thanks

  11. Doris Foster says:

    I have had my Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer for several months now and have had very good results. I use it to cook bacon and sausage, it does a great job and doesn’t take long. Like one reviewer said, you have to get used to it. It also makes great fries and roasted potatoes,and homefries. I’ll try just about anything in it. I have done chicken, fish,ribs, roasts and pork chops, some recipes out of the book and some I made up myself. Always good. The recipe for Italian sausage and peppers is excellent. I love my Big Boss. If you find your food burning then you may have it too high on the rack. Try the lower rack or put the expansion ring on. I sometimes cover the food tightly with foil (after it has browned) to lessen this event. It does corn on the cob wonderfully and it even toasts bagels and such. I have made croutons as well as garlic bread with cheese in it. The only limit is your imagination. I suspect some think it is a miracle machine and should take no effort or knowledge. It is not and it does take knowledge just like anything else. Put a little effort into it and you will be eating healthier in no time. The “only” complaint I have is that the numbers on the dials wore off, but by now I know what is what.

  12. john says:

    A family member got us our big boss and we love it, use it almost every day. At first it was a pain cause it took a bit longer to cook or it burned the food. I find that the temp and cooking times in the book are more of a guide line. You need to figure out how long and how high to cook certain foods. Its all about trial and error with it. Once i found out how to cook the foods the way we like them i have made my own cooking guide. Don’t be drawn away from buying this item. If your not sure about getting this just ask some friends or family that owns one. People like to give bad reviews just because they cant figure out how to use the product, or people working for other companies trying to get you to buy their product.

  13. WILLIAM HUSSER says:

    I was given a BIG BOSS Oil-Less Fryer for a gift. I tried it one time and said to myself, this is just too much work putting it together and cleaning after using it. I put it on the shelf for about five months. Then the person came who gave me the gift and so I took it out so that I could use it in front of them. That was three months ago. Now I use it almost everyday. It cooks extremely fast and does exactly as advertised. I rarely fry things,but I love baking items in it. Especially excellent with chicken recipes. I highly recommend this item. If mine broke today, I would purchase another one immediately.

  14. Cassius Clai says:

    Big Boss works great except the calibration of the temp control is way off. The thaw setting is 375. Check it with an oven thermometer. No sure if there is a fix or new bezel to show the correct calibration

  15. harriett says:

    Wow thanks for the heads up. I won’t waste my money on Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer!!

  16. Brian O'Connell says:

    Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer works okay for me, takes a bit of getting used to, since it uses both a heating element AND a halogen light for heating (usually a convection oven, which is exactly what this is, only uses a quartz based heating element). Don’t treat this like a toaster oven or regular convection oven, it *does* tend to burn the outside of your food before the inside cooks or reheats. Warm it a bit in the microwave beforehand, then heat in the Boss.

    Otherwise, I’d almost guess the best bet is to set the thermostat to the temperature you want your food to be, not what the recommended cooking temperature (for example, conventional training says to cook a beef roast @350, but this thing burns the exterior of the roast within 15 minutes), so try it at 200-250F.

  17. John says:

    I got my Big Boss Oil Less Fryer at Walmart and I haven’t had a problem with it at all. I cook pork Chops in it and they came out nice and juicy the french fries cooked fine everything I’ve cooked in it so far came out good don’t understand why all the bad reviews. Works Great for me.The Self clean works good too.

  18. John says:

    I got my Big Boss Oil Less Fryer at Walmart and I haven’t had a problem with it at all. I cook pork Chops in it and they came out nice and juicy the french fries cooked fine everything I’ve cooked in it so far came out good don’t understand why all the bad reviews. Works Great for me!!!

  19. Kim says:

    I wish I would have known about this machine before I took a trip to WalMart looking for a deep fryer. This Big Boss was located right next to the deep fryers and the way they advertise on the box it sounded really good. I wish I would have bought the deep fryer instead. I gotta say this machine isn’t the worst but it sure isn’t the best either. Where ever the machine medium browned the food thats where the food had a very strange flavor. I didnt like the way the freshly made french fries tasted. I made chicken legs and the chicken skin had a strange flavor but the meat was very moist and juicy. Nothing cooks faster in this machine and it does not self clean either. I didnt try anything frozen but I dont think this HUGE machine is worth the money at all. Its probably easier to bake it all in my over or toaster oven and it might cook faster than it did in the Big Boss. Another thing I really didnt like having to try and clean that HUGE glass bowl because its REALLY heavy.

    • john says:

      Have you tried spraying the foods that burn lightly with oil? We had the same problem and found that helps a lot.

  20. Marilyn Schmitz says:

    Just purchased oil-less fryer from Walmart and the recipe booklet is in a foreign language which I do not comprehend. I would appreciate receiving a recipe booklet in ENGLISH. Your attention to this matter would be appreciated. Thank you.

  21. FunkyG says:

    Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer is the same as the Flavourwave Oven. Same bowl, same cooking technology (halogen, convection, infrared), but lower quality. I have a Flavourwave, can cook everything that the Big Boss Fryer can, and have been using it for 2 years now. Meats come out tender and juicy, vegetables also, and can indeed cook items directly from the freezer, just need to follow the instructions! Don’t waste your money on a lesser quality product, spend a few dollars more and get a Flavourwave Turbo. I don’t work for the manufacturer, distributor, or marketer, nor am I affiliated in any way with the product, except that I own one, and don’t regret it! Reviews on the Flavourwave are quite a bit better compared to what I read above about Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer.

  22. Shan says:

    Well, glad I found this site. I was very interested in this Fryer until I read all the Big Boss Oil-Less reviews. Thanks, now I won’t waste my money, sorry to all you that did. I guess I’ll just stick with my Nuwave. I may not be able to fry in it but for 7+ years now @ 4/5 times a week of use, it’s Never let me down!

    • FunkyG says:

      Shan, you can indeed cook the same food in your Nuwave. For example, spray your fries with a bit of olive oil before cooking them, they will come out crispy and tasty, with much less fat. Same for chicken wings, onion rings, fish, etc… Enjoy!

  23. rusti says:

    I saw the Big Boss Fryer at walmart for about $150 and was interested as my husband has diabetes and needs to cut calories/fat etc.
    Looked online and ordered it before reading reviews.

    Turns out my credit card had issues with the order so they cancelled the order……………lucky me.

    Sounds like I missed out on a baaaaad deal :)

  24. Emma Scarborough says:

    I purchased the Big Boss Oil Less Fryer just last week. I have prepared 2 meals from the recipe book. I nor my husband was impressed at all. The fryer is not self cleaning as advertised.

    It is large and bulky to store, requires large counter space to cook, surface gets very, very hot. The advertizement says cook from frozen, but after reading the instructions they do not recommend because it changes the integrity of the food…..My biggest mistake was not checking the reviews or asking about their return policy. (I ordered online)

    I received a phone call confirming my purchase, then was transferred to another person for quality purposes. This person was a high pressured sales person that kept trying to sell me other products. Continued to ask me to repeat my credit card number. I let him know I was not comfortable with the conversation and he hung up…
    No I do not recommend this product at all……. Guess I will put it into a yard sale, in other words take a $ loss and chalk this one up to an experience to learn from…..

    • john says:

      The self cleaning option is for if anything gets stuck on the bowl it will help remove it so you dont need to use anything that may scratch the bowl.

  25. Maurice says:

    Awful. Perhaps I had a defective one but rolled the dice on using it to cook turkey chops and tater tots. It never got really hot before the green light even went off. Tried it for over 40 mins and food was not cooked AT ALL!!! Ended up taking the chops out and FRYING them in olive oil. Threw tater tots away. What a $100 waste!

    • chris says:

      Thanks for the reviews we were thinking of getting one but after reading these reviews we sure aren’t going to buy one. You think if your selling an item the company would be more accessible to take care of these problem but apparently not. Thanks to all of your reviews i wont have to go through what you have had to contend with so thanks and good luck.

    • Angela says:

      I had the same issues with mine and have not been able to get in contact with anyone to return it and they don’t return calls even if you leave a message.

  26. ShyGuy says:

    Can’t say how well it cook since my unit arrived DOA. It seems that they forgot to install the ON/OFF switch that hides under the handle. When you press the handle down it is supposed to turn the unit on but the little square hole where the switch is supposed to stick out to be depressed by lowering the handle is empty.

    The company does not sell or provide replacement switches nor does there seem to be any way to open the unit to install the switch if you actually had one to install. It wouldn’t seem to be much of a problem to provide an entrance way held by a couple of screws that could allow you to replace the switch if it were to stop working, be broken or missing entirely such as in my case.

    It is very expensive to ship back the entire unit just to repair a simple safety switch that is less than 1/2″ long versus the entire unit that is probably 8×12″ in size.

  27. Sally says:

    Why is this site not appearing in the search engine? This is the only site where I could find some reviews of Big Boss Oil-less Fryer and they were helpful. I was about to order, now I wont.

  28. Susan says:

    Tried making french fries – didn’t cook and potatoes turned brown/black.

  29. Susan says:

    I tried making french fries with the Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer. They didn’t cook and turned brown/black. I’m so disappointed. Am I doing something wrong? I tried calling the company but not open on weekends. I also went on their website for some troubleshooting – no help.

    • Wenny says:

      I had same problem! I wrote many letters to the customer services. They just told me “send you purchase back”. And I did, but one months past. They do not reply any letter. They do not return my purchase. They do not refund my money. They just take my money, and do nothing!! I’m very angry and disappoint. It’s an very awful company!!

      • Jules says:

        If you used a Visa card and I think MC also does this, you need to call them and protest the charge! They will credit back the money and also you need to report them to the better business bureau!

    • john says:

      Did you use the basket to cook them in? We use the low rack and the basket and find they come out perfect every time. We also spray a bit of oil on them so they dont turn black like that. I hope this helps.

  30. Saltless in Baton Rouge says:

    I bought the Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer to bake french fries and other foods and not use as much salt. I have baked fries made from Potatoes, like I cut them up and baked them. I have been reading labels and find it difficult to buy any food that does not have lots of salt. With the product, I can cook any meat, chicken, hamburger patties, shrimp, tilapia and use olive oil and salt free seasoning. It is a shame that you cannot buy no salt foods, but even the frozen chickens are frozen in salt water! I am looking for a recipe for ketchup that has little sugar and no salt, any one out there with any ideas?

  31. Leanne says:

    I bought this Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer from Wal-Mart and am returning it. I am returning it because it does not work (does not turn on) but I don’t want another one. This will not save me time. The cooking racks are only about 10 inches in diameter which is not enough cooking space if you have a family. It would take me twice as long to cook most things for my family. It says it is supposed to cook up to 3x times however here are some cooking times:

    frozen french fries (single layer) 15 minutes
    Hamburger 1/4 lb. 10-15 minutes depending on doneness hot dogs 8 min
    frozen chicken breast 13-18 minutes depending on thickness
    fresh chicken breast 10-15 minutes depending on thickness

  32. MM says:

    This sounds like its the same as a convection oven. Is it?

  33. Hope says:

    Nobody’s saying if it works. I’m not spending money on it without an opinion. The article above was useless. I could that info from anywhere. Thanks, but no thanks!

  34. Has anyone tried the Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer, does it really work?

    • Laurie Sloan says:

      My husband got me the Big Boss Fryer for Christmas…and I have to say it makes the best chicken….I like it better than KFC….I am still trying to figure out how to make french fries and chicken at the same time…it doesn’t give instructions on how to do this in the book…..but I have to say I love it so far….now to try and make other foods…Any suggestions on how to do both french fries and chicken…the temp times are both different.

      • Doris Foster says:

        Hi Laurie

        I do my chicken first on the bottom rack and when it is just about done I put the fries in the mesh basket with a little spritz of oil and salt and they cook quite quickly. If you find the chicken is browning too much, I cover it with foil then carry on with the fries, Keeps the chicken hot and moist too. If you read my review you will see what I have tried with it.

        Doris

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    • Barbara Wilson says:

      I bought the Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer about 6 months ago and I LOVE IT ! It has consistently fried my chicken and fries to perfection. I love it…my husband loves fried chicken but doesn’t was to eat any kind of fried food from oil or shortening sources. The chicken stays moist on the inside and crisp on the outside. I have also made a 5 lb. Pork Butt Roast in it and it was wonderful ! I’m not sure why some people are not having success with this product…I love it ! Now I am trying other things not listed in their recipe book…the pork roast was one of them. Anything that is healthier eating is to my own benefit.

      • Darleen says:

        Any other recipes you can come up with Barbara would be greatly appreciated. Just got our Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer for Christmas and can’t wait to try it out. Will be trying it out tomorrow. Gonna try a whole chicken in it on Sunday. We will see what happens.

      • john says:

        I think they are not having any success with it cause they may be using it wrong. Have you tried cooking ham in it? Turns out good with a nice maple glaze on it.

        • Rosalie says:

          Just got mine yesterday and used it to make a pork roast. Yes, it throws off quite a bit of heat, but yes it works. I probably could have made it a little quicker searing the pork in a frying pan and then finishing off in the oven, but it was way too hot for that. Wish there was a yahoo group for those of us who find the product a good investment so we could exchange recipes and how-to’s. Every product has some problem, none are perfect but you usually can make them work satisfactorily.

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