I brought my Actifry in July 2011. It has been used on average about 3-4 times a week. In July 2012, the plastic clip on the lid snapped off, in August 20112, the narrowest part of the paddle snapped in half whilst the fryer was in use (it wasn't over filled) and I assumed due to the appliance overheating. Now in September 2012, the rotating column (which you clip the paddle onto), pieces from the top of it have snapped off and I found them under the pan, again I can only assume due to overheating. It is now well known that this appliance is only expected to last for approximately a year. Bearing in mind the cost of £150.00 for the appliance, you would be better off buying a frying pan with a 10 year guarantee at less than half the cost of the Actifr or yTefal ActiFry AL800240 Low Fat Electric Fryer, 1 kg Capacity, Black
ou would be better off with a Halogen Oven!!!