Product Type: Tefal fryers
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Love it, I can eat chips for breakfast, dinner and tea!!!!
Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Electric Fryer
Member Name: huggy2009
Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Electric Fryer
Advantages: Healthy, easy to clean, convenient, looks good
Disadvantages: It only holds 1kg of food (Only Kidding!)
One of my favourite foods is Fish and Chips, I have always loved fried foods, but obviously being a health conscious individual understand that not every meal should involve chips......until I bought this little baby, now every meal can involve beautiful, crisp, healthy chips, and not require me to have to get my hands greasy in the process.
The Buying Process:
I have had a Tefal Deep fat fryer for 3 years and I used it regularly, favourite dishes included battered fish and twice fried chips. This involved lots of use of the fryer, but whilst the results were generally good, the food did smell of grease and the residue of burnt oil stank out the kitchen, my clothes and made me feel reticent to eat the fried foods. When my frier became something of a greasy liability, I decided to use some of my Amazon vouchers and pay the difference for something that would add to my kitchen.
When reviewing the best fryers on Amazon, this really stood out to me, I love the idea of a fryer that uses a spoonful of oil, its healthy, easy to clean and convenient, but surely there is a catch, surely he chips are just limp potatoes, or the fryer isnīt reliable?
Well iīve had this for nearly six months and donīt have a bad word to say about it, its easy, convenient, much safer than a deep fat fryer when you have kids or irresponsible adults in the house and the food doesnīt taste greasy, it is cooked well without the residue of dirty grease. I love it.
Eventually after really checking review after review I shelled out 129.99GBP for this beauty, it arrived in 3 days in a reasonable sized box, the fryer itself isnīt huge, its about the same size as a deep fat fryer, but you will save lots of cash on regular purchases of oil as this needs to little. Or thats my excuse for buying it anyway.
The fryer can cook a 1kg bag of chips in one go, but that really is enough for a family and you shouldnīt generally need anywhere near this many chips. You place the chips or other food in the internal bowl, add the oil and your off. If you are really dull you can watch your food cook as the top is transparent plastic which heats up, the sides however remain cool, meaning if you have to stop cooking for whatever reason you can do so and return, without having to throw away the food, there are timer and power buttons which all look snazzy, and the general look of the item is modern and stylish, it adds to my kitchen and really doesnīt look out of place.
I mainly use it for chips or fish and both cook perfectly, I have tried sausages and steak and I was happy with the steak but will have to think about what went wrong with the sausages as they were cooked on the outside but not in the middle. The actifry comes with a recipe book which is handy to help you understand the cooking processes and to talk you through it for the first few times until your comfortable, but really its incredibly easy and no hassle at all to cook anything, generally place the food in the fryer, fill the accompanying spoon with oil and ladle over the food then cook to the required time and eat.
My chips have been crisp on the outside and nice and soft inside without having the greasy texture of the deep fat fryer, this is a sensible way to cook and the lack of too much oil means you can take the required bowl out and clean easily and quickly.
I like this product a lot, it looks good, doesnīt make too much noise, is easy to clean, cooks easily with little hassle and I feel like I can eat the foods I want without constantly thinking about my health. If I use this for the next 9 years, I figure it will pay for itself in the money I save on Oil!!!!!
Summary: Love it, I can eat chips for breakfast, dinner and tea!!!!
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