Tefal Actifry


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!

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!
Well here we are a couple of months down the line and still using the Tefal Actifry its become part of the family and receives more use than the oven and hob its so versatile. My daughter dislikes oven chips so was a bit bemused when i said i was going to fry them with just a few drops of oil compared to previously using a deep fat fryer. The chips are lovely and crispy without the mess of oil spattering everywhere, we also use the actifry for sausages, no oil needed here as they contain enough fat just a 12-15 minute whiz  and thick sausages are cooked thoroughly and even all the way through. The actifry is great if just cooking for one as you can put chips and sausages, chicken nuggets, wedges all in the same pan no mess and no time consuming as you just set the timer and leave it to do its magic.

4 comments on “Tefal Actifry

  1. Brilliant write-up Sue, I would love one of these as my family do eat alot of fast food as they are all so busy. I can’t believe how little oil it uses but i think it’s going to take alittle time to save up for one.

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