Product Type: Tefal fryers
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Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Electric Fryer
Member Name: vickyx_09
Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Electric Fryer
Advantages: very good tool for slimming
Disadvantages: i wish it came in pink
I first saw the Tefal Actifry on a shopping channel early one morning when I couldn't sleep. Every time flick I through the TV I'm always drawn in by something they are selling (last week I was nearly the owner of a wig).
Being someone who struggles with their weight the Tefal Actifry sounded amazing, I could have homemade chip whenever I like and be able to point them on weight watchers. I was convinced there must be a catch!
The next day after seeing this I went on the internet and did some research on it.
This is the description the Tefal website gave.
Tefal Actifry allows you to cook enough chips to feed a family of four with just one spoonful of oil and only 3% fat!
This makes it much more economical to run, as well as safer and easier to clean. And not only can it cook chips, but also a whole range of other meals including stir-fried vegetables, meat, fish and even pudding!
Removable bowl, lid and paddle easy to clean - dishwasher safe.
Use any oil - e.g. olive oil, rapeseed oil balance intake of fatty acids which body require plus add flavour.
No preheating required ready to use when you are.
Large viewing window observe cooking plus steam free.
Comes with a recipe book.
The size of the Tefal Actifry is 22cm x 32cm x 43cm.
Once I read all this, I was very impressed and decided to order one. I bought mine for £169 from the Tefal website about 2 years ago and since then I've never looked back.
Normally when new things come out they promise you all these special features and when you get it, it goes in the back of the cupboard with the rest of the gadgets but with the Tefal Actifry it has done everything it says.
I have only ever used my Tefal Actifry to make chips, roast potatoes and Potato wedges and although they are a great slimming alternative to the regular way of making these, there isn't a great difference they taste just as delicious.
My whole family have all commented how lovely they are when I have made them. When my sister in law first tried chips from the Actifry she was so impressed that she has now bought her own and uses on a regular basis.
When I use the Actifry I use no more than two potatoes and cut them in whatever style I fancy, I put them in the Actifry and then using the measuring spoon that comes with it, measuring a tea spoon amount of oil (I use olive oil) and then pour over the potatoes. I press the timer to 26 minutes. I know 26 minutes may seem along time but once you flip the lid down it starts straight away and you don't have to do anything until the timer goes off to let you know there ready.
Also if you was using oven chips you have to wait 5 -10 minutes for the oven to warm up then wait up to 14 -18 minutes which in total can be 28 minutes the same time it takes to cut your potato and use your Actifry with the bonus of fresh ingredient's instead of processed and less fat with all the taste.
I find the Tefal Actifry very easy to clean, I just remove the bowl by the handle and wash it up with hot soapy water then rinse and dry with a t-towel then I put it back ready to use for next time. This take no more than 3 minutes once cooled down.
It is also dishwasher friendly but I just find it quicker this way.
The only disadvantages I found with the Tefal Actifry was within 10 months the spoon it came with broke, so now I use a tea spoon to measure the oil with.
Recently my Actifry sometimes stops rotating but since I have had it for two years I just put it down to constant use.
Since I've had mine the price range of a Tefal Actifry varies and is stocked in numerous places.
Here are a few...
* Amazon.co.uk - New £117.40/ Used £97.90
* Very.co.uk - £129
* Asda Direct - £139.96
* Simply Be £159
* Best buy £138.99 (not so best)
* Argos £169.99
Overall it's a great thing to have, its healthy and tasty, two things that are not often in the same sentence. Anyone who is trying to diet or just simply cut back, this is perfect. It is quick and easy to use and created a delicious treat for all.
I recommend it to anyone.
Summary: healthy tasty food and very easy to clean
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