Tefal Actifry Low Fat Air Fryer
Tefals very successful Actifry range now encompasses 3 different size models from 1kg to 1.5kg capacity and some are available in black and white colors. The 2in1 model has an additional tray to cook 2 different dishes at the same time
- Just add one tablespoon of oil to cook
- No splatter or splash. Ultra safe in the Kitchen. Case remains cool
- Rotating Paddle (removeable) to move the food around ensuring even cooking
- Pulsed Hot Air heat source
- Constant temperature – just set the timer and go
- No pre heating required, full heat available extremely quickly
- Cooking pan is ceramic coated – super non stick
- Lid doesn’t steam up – food can be seen cooking
- Parts are dishwasher safe
- No frying smell – has a filter system
- Power rating 1450 Watts..
- Note: there are a bewildering number of different models, so be sure to download the pdf manual for your selected model and check the features – For the early models 1kg capacity the timer does NOT shut off the cooking heat source, so it will continue to cook, For the Family and 1.5kg models the cooking DOES stop when the timer buzzer sounds.
The original Actifry models, unique and versatile cooking
Filling the need for a slightly larger capacity this is the 1.2kg Actifry ‘Plus’ , otherwise just the same design as the original model
The 2 IN 1 model actifry features a second layer plate, Cook meat, fish and more on the removable, upper plate, Easily removed for cleaning and the pan and plate can go straight in the dishwasher.
The Largest ‘standard’ model is the Actifry Family, which boasts a 1.5kg load maximum, more than adequate for most needs
Practical and Clean
The heat source in all the different models is a conventional heating element, so it should be reliable, but not have the instant heat that a halogen heater has. The biggest capacity models Family has measurements: 12-1/2″L x 16-1/2″W x 7-1/2″H be sure to measure up your work surface, these are surprisingly large appliances. No smelly kitchen anymore after use ! The actifry models have a good effective filter system, so the frying odour doesn’t linger for days afterwards like with deep oil frying.
Low Fat Frying
The Airfrying method was thought up, to lower the amount of fat used and the fat needed to cook with. The Tefal Actifry units typically fry in one spoonful of oil , which is over 200 times less than a traditional 3 liter deep fat fryer. The resulting food is much lower in fat, in fact the french fries have only 3% fat per serving . This is substantially more healthy plus you always use fresh oil in the actifry and as you don’t have to renew a 3 liter capacity deep fryer, it will save a lot of money. Despite the relatively high price, the unit will produce great results and pay for itself in a reasonable time.
The Actifry is not restricted to chips or french fries, you can roast vegetables, where the paddle is especially good, the veg tumbles around, cooking evenly. Risotto is very easy, pork or beef stir frys, seafood, gumbo or chili are all quick and totally automatic. The Actifry is also good with desserts
What Actifry Buyers thought of their purchase…
I think this is a great item for people like my friend who want to make a nice meal without a lot of fuss
I’ve owned an Actifry for about three weeks and used it a dozen times. It DOES make good fries. But they’re not as good as the best fries you’ve ever eaten. In fact, I can make better fries at home using the Belgian double fry method. But the clean up and unhealthiness of double frying had made french fries at my house a rare event.
It really does make good fries. Better than most restaurants out there
It’s much better than a fryer. It’s more like a self-stirring roasting oven or saute pan. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and expect our use to increase as I continue to find new things to cook in it.
Too bad we didn’t have one of these when the kids were still in high school. They would have LOVED to be able to make a small batch of wings (tater tots, fries,egg rolls, etc…) as a snack
You can also make delicious sweet potato fries (my favorite – I am vegan). You can make potato wedges with any sort of spices you like. It works great with spiced fingerling potatoes…mmm. It also makes FABULOUS and easy stir-fry…. just throw whatever you want in basically.
We have used this every single day since we got it. I never knew before that there were so many frozen prepared foods that can be used in this. I’ve made delicious asian dishes in this almost every other day from premade frozen foods such as breaded chicken pieces, stir fry vegitables and sweet and sour sauce, or other asian sauces, some made from scratch