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tefal actifry £99.00 delivered @ amazon

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ActiFry This revolutionary new fryer by Tefal 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 wel…
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This revolutionary new fryer by Tefal 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
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#1
As featured on BBC Watchdog recently - thus a smoking hot deal, but not in the usual way. ;-)
#2
I have one of these and they are great. A couple of weeks ago, my one went wrong and emittted black smoke. Tefal have picked it up and sent another one. We have no issue with it:

http://www.tefal.co.uk/actifry/default.htm
The Tefal Actifry is a very safe product that has undergone over 500 hours of safety tests and had to pass an independent laboratory test to gain the European Safety Standards certification.

Watchdog reported a few cases where customers saw smoke emit from their Actifry. In the rare occasion of a product failure this is perfectly normal and safe. Any appliance with a hot air heating system (i.e. convection oven, hairdryer) will produce smoke should the fan fail. This is because it causes the element to overheat and melt a small amount of surrounding plastics. However, The Actifry has been designed to "fail safe" as it will automatically shut power off immediately and is made from flame retardant plastics to ensure absolute fire safety.

Over 500,000 Actifry’s have been sold worldwide without a single report of personal injury and 99.6% of UK customers who have brought an Actifry have not reported any problems at all and continue to enjoy this revolutionary innovation. Tefal have also been in consultation with Trading Standards that looks after the interests of consumer safety.
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#4
Cold for me!

Could be worth as much as £50 if they didn't have a dangerous inherent fault.
banned#5
I would steer clear as these are plummeting in price due to all the bad press lately.
banned#6
its spelt tefal, not teafal too
#7
These are very good. Very useful and easy to use, I would definately reccommend it.
Still too pricey for what it is though.I can't believe it costs that much to make.
#8
I have had one for many months now, and it has been brilliant...my take on these things is that there is danger with chip pans, frying pans, grills, .....therefore you NEVER leave these things unattended, also partly the reason why the timer on this is a timer only I imagine. There is danger and risk with most things, we need to be responsible & my brother inl aw is a fire chief, so I hear a lot of things first hand, let.s not get onto plug in air fresheners!
It is a great kitchen 'gadget' - a phrase I hesitate to use as this gadget is one I use and use - this is less than the costco price, which is currently £99 plus VAT - great for cooking many more things than just chips too!
#9
i would pay this over and over again for an actifry! they are wonderfull!!!!!!!!!!!
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#11
oneeyedvic;3484118
I have one of these and they are great. A couple of weeks ago, my one went wrong and emittted black smoke. Tefal have picked it up and sent another one. We have no issue with it:

http://www.tefal.co.uk/actifry/default.htm
The Tefal Actifry is a very safe product that has undergone over 500 hours of safety tests and had to pass an independent laboratory test to gain the European Safety Standards certification.

Watchdog reported a few cases where customers saw smoke emit from their Actifry. In the rare occasion of a product failure this is perfectly normal and safe. Any appliance with a hot air heating system (i.e. convection oven, hairdryer) will produce smoke should the fan fail. This is because it causes the element to overheat and melt a small amount of surrounding plastics. However, The Actifry has been designed to "fail safe" as it will automatically shut power off immediately and is made from flame retardant plastics to ensure absolute fire safety.

Over 500,000 Actifry’s have been sold worldwide without a single report of personal injury and 99.6% of UK customers who have brought an Actifry have not reported any problems at all and continue to enjoy this revolutionary innovation. Tefal have also been in consultation with Trading Standards that looks after the interests of consumer safety.

The alternative story

Product safety testing
Watchdog took a brand new Actifry to a product safety testing laboratory to find out what went wrong. With our new Actifry, the lab replicated six month's use, in just three days and everything seemed to work fine. However, when the scientists simulated a fan failure - which they say is one of the most common faults in products like this - the Actifry should have been able to cope just fine, but within seconds it was on fire.
TÜV Product Service compliance services manager Richard Poate, who tested the Actifry for Watchdog, said: "Anything that emits that degree of smoke and fire could have potential catastrophic effects. This is a fundamental design issue that should have been detected very, very easily. All the safety standards require you to simulate failures like motor failure, fan failure, and how this got past the safety testing is really quite beyond me. In my opinion, there should be a recall."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2008/11/chip_pans_up_in_smoke.html
#12
I really didn't want to chance it so I've sent mine straight back for a full refund.
#13
As soon as I saw "Actifry", i thought "BOOM!!"
#14
It looks like something the dad in Gremlins would have invented...
#15
I have heard these are great but I have also heard about the catching fire problem. Has anyone got one?
#16
Have had one for 4 months and its fantastic, great chips and roast vegetables. Would highly recommend. The saving on oil alone must make it worth purchasing. Super easy to clean and no smell unless of course it goes up in smoke.
#17
Voted cold, as it is a product that clearly is potential unsafe and could end up being very hot!
#18
opaque
.................I can't believe it costs that much to make.


don't forget that for every one they make to sell they've got to make another one as a replacement ;-)
#19
Didn't Tefal also respond to Watchdog with something along the lines that they don't consider it problem enough to recall the ones sold even though Watchdog proved that if the fan stopped working it could potentially burn the plastic pumping out noxious gases or even start a fire?

Pity as i like the idea of this machine but safety is paramount. I'd rather not have to sit and watch the chips cook just in case it set itself alight.
#20
The response from Tefal was:
We accept that it may be possible for a short-lived flame to appear inside the unit should any oil residue be on the heating element casing. We reiterate that even if this did occur the product is still safe. The product will not catch fire as it is made from 20 per cent fibreglass reinforced polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) which is flame retardant.

The problem as I see it is that a flame retardant material is not fire proof. It doesn't mention the specific test, but one flame retardancy test I am aware of is that where a piece of material is placed horizontally and a flame is applied to one end. The material passes the test if the material does not burn back by a certain distance in a specified time. Of course in this test, as the material starts to burn it burns back away from the source of heat, i.e. the flame.

However, in this instance, the heat source is that of the electrical heater and it seems to be made worse by some unspecified amount of oil residue inside the appliance. Remember this product is predominately made of plastic and to paraphrase Thomas Andrews, the designer of the Titanic:

“Sir, it's made of plastic. I assure you it will burn."
(given the application of sufficient heat)
#21
the chips taste so good its worth the risk! :thumbsup:
#22
This is the best kitchen gadget I've owned in a long time. Cannot recommend more highly. Revolutionises cooking potatoes. :thumbsup:

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