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FAB CONCEPT....POOR QUALITY,
This review is from: Acti-Fry by Tefal AL800040 Low Fat Electric Fryer, 1 kg Capacity, White, OLD (Kitchen & Home)While the concept of this item is fantastic and the cooking results are as stated by Tefal & other uses,the build quality is abysmal.
My 13 month old actifry is very carefully used, but has a crack in the hinge/coupler of the lid, non-stick is coming off the pan & now the paddle has broken in 2 places(1 of the clips and the end of the paddle has now snapped off) rendering the cooker unusable until I can find replacements. I also would not recommend putting it in the dishwasher as stated by the company.
Due to the capacity and length of time chips take to cook, this product is not suitable for a family meal but is ideal for a couple. Having said that, it will cook a chilli or mince based recipe for a family of 4.
I would not rate this item due to the quality price with the budjet materials & build quality.
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Initial post: 13 Feb 2010 15:50:07 GMT
Mr. M. L. Hanford says:
I've just 'dissected' one and found the gear in the motor had lost some of it's teeth and wouldn't mesh properly and became stuck ,if the cog had been made of a better material this wouldn't have happened,to echo some other reviews,nice idea,appalling build quality.
Posted on 23 Feb 2010 14:33:05 GMT
If anyone wants to buy spares, you could check out these links :
I am still thinking about it.
For a good laugh, you should see what they charge for a replacement green measuring spoon.
Posted on 14 Mar 2010 22:32:21 GMT
I am on my third lid - the plastic teeth keep breaking off - I spoke to Tefal and they said they hadn't identified it as a problem.
Great machine shoddily made
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