Thanks to Tefal and the pr guys at Slice PR http://slice.co.uk/ for sending me the Tefal Actifry to test and review.
First impressions it looks like a flashy deep fat fryer, but something about the clear lid and foldaway handle tells me this is something special. Quick read of the instructions and i was ready to go. No need to pre heat, first time of using it was just for chips for 2, cut and prepared the chips rinsed them as per instructions so they dont stick together and drained and added to the pan, sprinkled one scoop of sunflower oil over said chips switched on and the heat started blowing straight away, had read reviews about chips taking 40 mins for 1kg didnt concern me as 1kg is a lot of chips i used a modest 3 medium potatoes set the timer for 15 mins and watched them gooo, the paddle moving slowly making sure all the chips were evenly coated in oil and recieving the hot air over the top, strange smell upon first use was to be expected but only lasted a couple of minutes. ..15 minutes later i had lovely light golden chips not quite the same as fried in my opinion but a heck of a lot nicer than oven chips , sorry no pics as chips disappeared before i got camera out. will try more foods over the next few days and will post pics.
I have now found out just how versatile this machine is, 15 minutes to cook sausages wow. decided to try the machine out with a different food to chips and sausages were waving at me from the freezer. i decided as sausages have a high fat content not to add any oil to the machine, 15 minutes lately lovely evenly cooked sausages no messy oil no spitting pan and no burning grill makes this the best Sausage cooker on the market in my opinion.
The cooking dish is easy to remove along with the paddle and simple to clean no having to dispose of gallons of oil just hot soapy wash/wipe and done..
Overall i’m highly satisfied with the Tefal Actifry. Although the price may be restrictive to some as seen here at Amazon.co.uk Tefal ActiFry FZ700015 Low Fat Electric Fryer, 1 kg Capacity, White If you like real chips, no mess and no greasy chip pans then this is for you..
Actifry allows you to cook enough chips to feed a family of four with just one spoonful of oil and only 3% fat!