Tefal ActiFry FZ700215 Low Fat Electric Fryer, 1 kg Capacity, Black

2. January 2012 18:25 by Foodshack in Kitchen Gadgets  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)

I was quite sceptical when I received the Tefal ActiFry as a gift for Christmas.  I have never owned a deep fat fryer or cooked chips on the Hob in a Chip Pan.  Instead I have always opted for the Oven Ready variety.  Cooking chips any other way always seemed like too much messing about.  I was also unsure about the cleaning, storage and disposal of oil in conventional deep fat fryers.

However after using the ActiFry a couple of times I am really surprised by how easy it is to use and also how great my chips taste.  Also included in the box is a useful recipe book with ideas on how to use the machine to cook things like chicken.

Unlike conventional deep fat fryers you don’t have to hover watching the machine.  Simply add up to one Kg of chips, a of oil and set the required cooking time on the timer.  A warning alarm will sound at the at the end of the cooking period that lets you know when your food is cooked, so you can just sit back and relax while you wait.

 Other features include:

  • Fry crispy, healthier chips with only three per cent fat
  • One spoonful of oil is enough to cook one Kg of chips
  • One 1Kg capacity
  • The paddle automatically rotates food, cooking evenly
  • Large steam-free viewing window

My other initial reservation with other fat fryers is the cleaning.  To me it always looks like  a massive task.  However with the ActiFry it is simple to come apart and is dishwasher safe!

I would recommend the ActiFry to my friends and family.  You can also get a 1.5Kg ActiFry from Amazon.

Click here to read our comparison between the Actifry and the Breville Health Fryer