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Breville VDF065 Halo Health Fryer, 1 Kg, 1200 Watt - White

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  • Requires only one spoon of oil--99.5% less than a 3 litre standard fryer
  • Removable paddle and non-stick rotating bowl give even browning and crispy results
  • Use with or without the paddle to fry, cook, bake, sauté and roast
  • Double action cooking method means there's no need to preheat
  • Includes reversible roasting rack to cook delicate items such as fish, measuring spoon and cooking guide with recipes

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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand Breville
Model NumberVDF065
Item Weight4 Kg
Product Dimensions46 x 31 x 24 cm
Capacity3 litres
Maximum Weight Capacity1 Kilograms
Power / Wattage1200 watts
Special FeaturesRemovable Oil Container, Timer
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 45,841 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6 Kg
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Date First Available27 Feb. 2012

Product Description

Breville Halo Health Fryer
Fry chips with no oil or just a spoonful in the Breville Halo Health Fryer.
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The Breville Halo Health Fryer

Heavenly good cooking, with just one spoon of oil--or none

What if you could fry chips and other food using just one spoon of oil? Or no oil at all?

Imagine how much fat you could cut while still enjoying the full flavours of your favourite comfort foods.

The Breville VDF065 Halo Health Fryer presents the healthier way to fry chips and cook a wide range of ‘heavenly good’ food. This health fryer includes a halogen-heating element and rotating bowl with paddle, as well as a reversible roasting rack.

From spring rolls to chicken korma, fresh fish to crispy chips, satisfy your taste buds today

So, just what can you do with the Halo?

  • Fry
  • Cook
  • Bake
  • Sauté
  • Roast

The Halo uses just one spoon of oil when required. That’s 99.5% less oil than a standard 3 litre fryer. Plus, it uses no oil whatsoever when cooking oven chips and frozen foods.

The bowl design and removable paddle allow for complete versatility to cook not only chips, but even more delicate foods such as fish. The Halo caters for fresh or frozen foods, coated or uncoated chicken and fish, crispy chips, succulent chops, tasty spring rolls and spicy samosas. Creamy chicken korma or a hearty red wine sausage casserole can also be prepared. You can even cook mouth-watering sausages, homemade burgers or steak.

Use the Breville Halo Fryer’s roasting rack to cook smaller, delicate foods such as fish, sausage or roast chicken.

Breville Halo Health Fryer roasting rack and spoon
The roasting rack can be used to cook smaller foods.
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Breville Halo Health Fryer with prawns
Use your Halo to prepare starters, mains and sweets. A recipe book is included.
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Rotating paddle, convection heat and roasting rack make cooking simple

The raised position of the element allows heat to radiate, producing crispy, golden chips.

Seasoning, herbs and spices can be added while cooking or afterwards. Plus, the unit is fan-assisted, so the convection heat is distributed throughout the bowl--meaning food is cooked quickly and evenly.

The Halo also has a rotating paddle, which cleverly turns ingredients. This eliminates the need to manually shake and turn food.

The paddle can also be removed to cook more delicate items such as fish and chicken or to steam puddings.

You'll also get a reversible roasting rack, which raises the food and allows excess oil to drain off. This works great for sausages or a small roast chicken, for example.

Breville Halo Health Fryer diagram
Discover the Halo's helpful features.
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Breville Halo Health Fryer dual heat system
No pre-heating is required with Halo. A dual-action heat system operates in the halogen element.
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With instant heating, the Halo is ready to cook when you are

No pre-heat time is required. The halogen element provides an instant heat source. The element also illuminates the bowl’s interior, so you can easily view the cooking progress.

Easy-to-use digital controls allow you to time cooking and monitor the countdown. When cooking is complete, the Halo automatically turns off and beeps to alert you. The cool-touch handle clips to the bowl, allowing you to simply remove the bowl and serve immediately.

The Halo is as easy to clean as it is to cook with. Once cool, the inner bowl, paddle and roasting rack can be easily removed and cleaned in the dishwasher. The lid can be wiped clean.

As a bonus, you also get a recipe book filled with ideas for tasty starters, main meals and desserts. You’ll find the recipe book inside the Halo’s instruction booklet.

Customer Reviews

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I bought the Breville Halo Fryer a few days ago.
I had read all the reviews on Amazon.
After being a lover of the actifry, but had to admit although they do what they say the actifry is badly designed.

So I as my last Actifry had just gone in the bin, I decided to give the Breville a try.

The Breville arrived and it was well packed as expected.
Once out of the box I noticed that compared to the Actifry it was more solidly built.
The materials used where of better standard and quality.
The Breville looks smart and although is a bit larger than the Actifry, i like the look of this machine.

After reading the instructions I decided to cook some chips with real potatoes not frozen.

I placed my chips in the Breville after rinsing them and patting them dry.
I put in the required amount of oil.
Set the timer and off it started.
No problem at first, but within a couple of minutes, the paddle began to stall, it was struggling to push the chips around.
I took the chips out and put them back in again, ensuring the paddle was place inside properly, but still had the same problem. In the end I had to take out the paddle and let the chips cook without the paddle.
This meant that every few minutes i had to open the machine and shake the chips to ensure they were cooked evenly.
The chips in my opinion were far better than the ones out of my old Actifry.

I have now contacted Amazon who are sending out a replacement. I am hoping that the one I have is faulty and the replacement will work fine.

I will post an update when I have tried the new machine.


well i was expecting better.

The new Breville Halo arrived.
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Great alternative to my actifry which as predicted, broke after one year's intensive useage. I miss my actifry but decided to give the Halo a go and I'm very pleased. It cooks in the same way but is a bit easier to clean AND you can take out the paddle for cooking delicate food like Salmon*. *This is what I've heard, I only ever cook chips in it to be honest and I use fry lite instead of oil for even lower fat chips. Cooks oven chips to perfection without having burnt bits / raw bits (you can go off and watch telly and forget about them). Great for dieters, have lost 7 1/2 stone with slimming world and this is perfect for syn free chips.

I know it's expensive BUT you can't put a price on your health!
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Similar experience to a few other reviewers, I am awarding a lower rating because of the paddle. The moving paddle often ends up pushing a tsunami of food up to the "sleeping policeman" part of the same accessory, driving through it (leaving the tsunami in situ for the next time the paddle comes round). I wonder if the next version will have the paddle "spin", "vibrate" or "flick" when it senses an increase in resistance to movement?. It maybe that there is a maximum chip length that I need to adhere to to stop the chips from interlocking together.

Also, I found a piece of carrot or potato (I was cooking carrot and potato chips) repeatedly returning to the same spot on the narrow but horizontal ledge/rim of the bowl. I'd open the cover, flick the piece back into the rest of the bowl contents, and a few minutes later it (or one looking very similar) would be back!

However I do like the chips this makes, but I still need to experiment with the cooking time, as the chips can look great, but still be a little uncooked when bitten. Broccoli came out crispier than I expected, but Brussels sprouts were fine!
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This product fries without much oil as described, but is not quite as good as the best Tefal Actifry, the family model (the one which has had all the design faults fixed) Oven chips are not as crispy as in the Tefal or roast potatoes. However, this machine is slightly quicker in cooking. It will still save you fat on your cooking. We've also tried the Philips air fryer and the Tefal Actifry family is the most successful and versatile of this time of machine.
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By O E J TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 April 2012
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The Breville Halo Health Fryer is an oddity in a way, in asmuch as it's not immediately obvious why you need to have one. It's not like a microwave oven because it's too slow, and it's not like a normal oven because it's too small. For anyone who already has a normal oven and a microwave, then, it might be difficult to justify adding this to their cooking appliance list.

But it does have one trick up its sleeve: low-fat cooking. For anyone who places healthy cooking high on their list of priorities, this device deserves consideration. Slightly odd, then, that the instruction manual seems to place chips at the top of the food chain and receives prime positioning in the range of recipes. That being the case, I thought I would compare the health benefits of McCain oven chips against traditional peeled-potato chips cooked in the Halo. There's not a huge saving in monetary terms; 1kg of oven chips cost about £1.70, while 1kg of Tesco Finest White potatoes currently cost around 67p, so in very simple terms you'll save £1 on a weight-for weight basis. You wouldn't buy this cooker to save money, at least not very much to make the outlay worthwhile. But oven chips contain about 5% fat compared to a raw potato's 0.2%, which is a significant difference - 25 times more or thereabouts. The cooking process requires very little oil too, and to compare it with deep-fried chip-shop chips the differences and benefits would be huge. I wasn't mad keen on the taste of the chips, although everyone who tried them said they were 'quite nice'. Not very crispy, and soft and squidgey on the inside - vaguely like a roast potato I suppose. I'd have to say that I prefer oven chips for taste, but would acknowledge that they won't be as good for you as chips cooked in the Breville Halo.
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