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Acti-Fry by Tefal AL800040 Low Fat Electric Fryer, 1 kg Capacity, White, OLD

by Tefal

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  • Fry crispy, healthier chips with only three per cent fat
  • One spoonful of oil is enough to cook one kilogram of chips
  • One kilogram capacity
  • Unique paddle automatically rotates food, cooking evenly with no need to shake or stir
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Product details

Click for a range of delicious ActiFry Recipes that are healthy and low in fat [PDF]
  • Boxed-product Weight: 5 Kg
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  • Item model number: AL800040
  • ASIN: B000T76UOE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 July 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,034 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,230 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

This revolutionary product allows you to enjoy tasty, traditional, home-cooked chips, but at the same time stay healthy and feel good about what you are eating.

Box Contains

  • 1 x fryer
  • 1 x recipe book
  • 1 x spoon

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    1,153 of 1,164 people found the following review helpful By Norrie on 22 Oct 2009
    I bought one of these 21 months ago and was delighted with it. Chips were great even oven ready ones cooked evenly and crispy.
    Then one day whilst cokking chips I was alerted to a burning plastic smell. I detected the source, the Actifry was melting, it was glowing red and black smoke poured from it and some flames started to appear. I switched off at the mains. it terrifies me to think what might have happened if i had not been in the kitchen at the time.

    I went on the web to track down Tefal to report the problem and was amazed at the number of reports of the Actifry catching fire, it was even reported on Watchdog as being a problem. Tefals response so far has been we can sell you another one for 30% discount or give you an address where you can get it repaired (at my expense).

    Please please if you are going to purchase this be very careful, especially if you have children around.
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    761 of 779 people found the following review helpful By Clever Spud TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Dec 2007
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    Like a couple of the other reviewers I haven't deep-fried a chip for years because of the smell and mess of a traditional deep fat fryer, never mind the dangers of the old style chip pan.

    I actually first found out about this product by watching the Gadget Show and was blown away by the idea. First thing I did was check out the Internet for reviews and much to my surprise it seemed like the real deal. If it's getting praise on the Delia Smith forums you know you're onto a winner.

    I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and it's been a joy. So far I've done wedges, chunky cut unpeeled chips and skinnier peeled chips. The chunky unpeeled chips were my favourite - delicious with garlic and herb dip. The trouble with wedges being that they have too many points and edges which with the constant tumbling leads to "chipping" as they crisp. I've also used it to cook Aunt Bessies frozen chips and it does a far better job than the oven and only takes about 25 minutes. Don't add extra oil when doing frozen chips!

    I haven't tried anything exotic meatwise, just some thin sausages. Throw them in at the same time as skinny chips or a little later with chunkier ones. Top it off with some onion at 15 mins to go and mushrooms for the last five minutes. Straight to the plate and slap a fried egg on top. Bliss.

    On the bad side it is pretty noisy and takes up about a foot by a foot and half of bench space but it's so easy to keep clean I just stow it in it's box on top of the cupboard when I'm not using it. And because there aren't a couple of pints of boiling oil being used I'm confident enough to just set it tumbling and go and watch TV/read a book/work on my opera while it does its stuff.

    This is the first kitchen gadget I've bought for ages that's actually exceeded my expectations.
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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By P. V. Davis VINE VOICE on 10 Sep 2008
    I haven't done what it's supposed to be best - Chips.

    I've now had the Machine about three months and successfully cooked Bacon; Sausages; Mushrooms; Lamb chops and also roasted potatoes. I roast the Potatoes on their own but have done jointly, Chops and Sausages and Bacon and Sausages. Four Lamb chops and six Sausages will cook in around 25/30 mins.

    It's a real boon and a lazy way of cooking but I would also advise that when initially cooking anything, to keep an eye on things because until initially "Oiled up" either in their fat in the case of Sausages and Chops or Oil with Potatoes or Chips, they can get stuck whilst being turned by the Paddle which risks breaking it, if not cleared.

    Only other negative point is that the Timer doesn't halt the cooking and it's beeping is pretty feeble. Poor oversight by Tefal for such an expensive item. I use my own portable timer.
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    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. N. Murray on 20 Jan 2010
    This machine,it is dangerous.I had one (which I used just a few times in 18 months)and when I switched it on the last time ,I heard a loud crack and smoke bellowed out of and then flames.It was a very frightening experiance,Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Electric Fryer
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    230 of 238 people found the following review helpful By Bob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 April 2008
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    Wonderful chips, If there are any critisism it is that the timer buzzer is faint and not very audible over the actifry when running, also it would be helpful if the timer turned it off. However sill a superb piece of cook ware.

    UPDATE
    I have now used for a few weeks and am still impressed however a few minor comments, For things like mince you can not leave it unatended but have to stir occasionaly (to be fair it does say this in the book) also the paddle stains easily (again in the book) however the thing to be most careful of is locking the paddle in place, you soon know if you have not as it makes about 4 times the noise and any sauce leaks through to under the pan (only did this once)

    UPDATE 15th OCTOBER 2009
    Still working well I have added this update as people have complained about it being fragile. The only thing that has broken is a clip that holds the metal mesh filter in place on looking at this closely I can not understand how they expected it to last, however the mesh still stays in place. No problem with other aspects of it although I agree it looks very fragile.
    UPDATE 25th November 2010
    Just went pop and packed up on inspection the element had blown. So the life is not very impressive and I am dropping the *rating to 3
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