Product Type: Tefal fryers
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Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Electric Fryer
Member Name: kayleighmcharris
Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Electric Fryer
Advantages: Great food, great product
Disadvantages: the size of the product
The price is the factor that puts most people off this product, it's more expensive than your average fryer at around £120- £150 depending on where you shop. I managed to pick up mine for just £130 on amazon, it did take me quite a bit of time to put the money aside for this product so I had high hopes for it's performance.
APPEARANCE AND DESIGN
I have a very small kitchen in my house which is already cluttered with other gizmos and gadgets, so my initial worry about this product was how big it was! I didn't really consider the size of the product before I purchased it but I wish I did because it does take up a lot of room and has to stay in the same place (dumped on the counter) 24/7. I'd say that the fryer is about 2 and a half standard kettle widths wide, so if size will affect how you feel about this purchase, it's something you definitely need to keep in mind.
I'm not normally a big fan of white appliances, however I did make an exception with this one. I think the design comes together very nicely with the silver band subtly bringing together the transparent cover and the opaque white base. There are also few buttons on the appliance which makes it look very neat and appealing to me. Overall I think the only problem I initially had with the appearance is the size, however in time I have grown to appreciate the size as it means more food can fit in!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once everything is put together and set up ( this usually only takes around 5 minutes, the only thing you have to do is stick in your uncooked chips or any other food that is stated in the manual, and add a spoonful of cooking oil. The cooking oil makes its way to the arm which is located across the diameter of the machine, when its at the arm the arm starts to rotate (rotating the food with it) and spraying a mist of cooking oil onto the food, ensuring there is an even coverage. That's pretty much the extent of how it works, minus a few pressings of buttons, but that varies depending on the food type you are frying and is very easily and clearly explained in the instruction manual.
EASE OF USE
As you can tell from the previous section there isn't much to using the fryer and it's easy peasy. I was very impressed with hoe easy and quick the assembling of the product is and also by how clear the instruction manual was, it really made using this product and absolute breeze.
One thing I will mention in this section is how easy it is to clean the components of the fryer. I find that if you're hand washing the product it can be a little hard to get all the greasy/ oily texture off the sides, I usually put mine in the sink to soak, then put it in the dishwasher which usually removes all dirt, on the odd occasion that it doesn't, hand washing after its been in the dishwasher isn't too bad. The cleaning process can be a little long and Waring but all in all it is possible to keep this product sparkling clean.
DOES IT WORK?
The results from using this product is actually outstanding, if I again use chips as an example, the outsides are crispy and the insides are fluffy and best of all there is no grease or fat lingering, just great (possibly even perfect) tasting chips! I get the same great results with other foods that I cook in this actifry, however I can admit that the chips have the best results.
OVER ALL EXPERIENCE
I'm very pleased with my purchase, the chips and other foods cooked in this product taste, look and feel great as well as being so much healthier for me than other methods of cooking. I have noticed a difference in my health since I have purchased this product, not a huge difference just being able to run and jog for longer, I'm less tired and other small changes. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone that can afford it because it does make a difference.
Summary: Amazing product, a must!
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