the phillips airfryer is a brand new product very similar and you need less fat too!! looks good! but i cant afford one £200!! and they are a low capacity my actifry lid and paddle broke last week and they wont replace as i cant find original receipt even though i have proof of purchase through paypal! grrr
The problem won't be recitified by a better fan unless the machine cuts out automatically if the fan stops. Many of the overheating problem have been caused because the fan stopped working but the motor carried on and ended up overheating. I really loved this appliance but finding the kitchen in flames after leaving it unattended for 5 minutes was scary. Luckily most of the damage was to the machine itself.
Managed to stop our 2 year old Actifry just as fan seized, and having just invested in a new paddle on it's first outing, we decided to buy new fan motor for it. Tefal have now added an extra fan on rear of the motor to aid cooling, but I had to cut a hole in back of case to accommodate extra fan. I've just repaired the paddle shaft (Tefal have apparently modified that too) and now the plastic lid is cracking up, so I think it's time to look at the Phillips Airfryer. The Actifry is a good idea, with excellent results when it works, but very poorly designed and put together.