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Been looking at getting one of these since i saw it on the gadget show, online amazon best price is £114.99, Comet £119.99 web price in store £149.99, went in and asked for it at the online price the customer service desk says no problem, some one from the right department came over said theres a deal on £99.99, bingo, just finished my first plate of actifry chips and they're not too bad at all. Mmmmm!
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#1
The price reduction might have something to do with an item on Watchdog last night about them catching fire....
#3
Good timing - I saw the review of these last night ...on Watchdog.

... I might have to get one for the Mother In Law :whistling:
#4
Hmmmm.

If I were to leave one on in the kitchen, next to the curtains. Burn the house down then get a new house (or move) on the insurance. Easier than selling in this climate! :thumbsup:

(that was a joke before anyone starts flaming!) :whistling:


Why so cold? I thought this one would be flaming hot.
#5
No wonder these are cheap. Discount prob came from Tefal themselves.

Watchdog website:- "...However, we are aware of 0.4 per cent (221 units) suffering from a faulty fan motor overheating. Most of these customers have reported their products producing smoke or sparks or seeing small flames inside the unit." - Tefal

Not bad for £100!!!
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#6
£100 is still too much for one of these, even if it wasn't inherently faulty and dangerous.

If Tefal sort these out, they might be worth £50.
#7
Stick to oven chips a lot safer than this.
#8
Broxy
Stick to oven chips a lot safer than this.


Agreed. :giggle:
#9
Thomsk
Good timing - I saw the review of these last night ...on Watchdog.

... I might have to get one for the Mother In Law :whistling:


that be a good swap?:evil:

they would probably offer me a two slice toaster for mine
#10
Liked the look of these, we've been thinking of getting one......

Didn't catch this on watchdog, so glad I spotted this.

Tefal claim it's perfectly safe, hmmm don't think I'll risk it somehow!
#11
Thomsk
Good timing - I saw the review of these last night ...on Watchdog.

... I might have to get one for the Mother In Law :whistling:


thedonsfan
No wonder these are cheap. Discount prob came from Tefal themselves.

Watchdog website:- "...However, we are aware of 0.4 per cent (221 units) suffering from a faulty fan motor overheating. Most of these customers have reported their products producing smoke or sparks or seeing small flames inside the unit." - Tefal

Not bad for £100!!!
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If only 0.4% are faulty you need to buy her 250 to make sure! £25k well spent if you ask me!

:whistling:
#12
Massive over exaggeration on safety - I have had one for 18 months now since they first came out and so have my parents and it works like a dream. Best gadget I ever bought and a great price. Voted cold for what reason - safety. I thought this forum was about price and deals not Watchdog!
#13
Dangerous product, steer well clear and the price might come down to below the risk threshold for some people.... I wanted one but not anylonger, shocking report on watchdog, like said above stick with oven chips and less chance of your family dying in a house fire! One in every two hundred will catch fire at these statistics.
#14
As a chip shop proprieter I can honestly hand on heart say this is a **** product
#15
bigwillp2000
If only 0.4% are faulty you need to buy her 250 to make sure! £25k well spent if you ask me!

:whistling:


Better buy 500 just to make sure....I would!
#16
FFarrell
Massive over exaggeration on safety - I have had one for 18 months now since they first came out and so have my parents and it works like a dream. Best gadget I ever bought and a great price. Voted cold for what reason - safety. I thought this forum was about price and deals not Watchdog!


I disagree, a device like this should be fitted with a fail-safe device such as a thermal fuse so that the power is cut off before it catches fire if the fan fails.

If I owned one then I would quite possibly carry on using it, but never leave it unattended and make sure I could get at the socket to unplug it without reaching over it. However I certainly wouldn't buy one with this design fault at any price.
#17
I'm glad I've seen this as I've been wanting one of these, I think I'll not bother now
#18
LOVE CHIPS ~ Love one of these ~ Was thinking of getting it @ £149 let alone £99................ BUT NOT ANY MORE!!!! ~ No...........
#19
bigwillp2000
If only 0.4% are faulty you need to buy her 250 to make sure! £25k well spent if you ask me!

:whistling:


Errrm... wouldn't that make £2,500 not £25k :?
#20
ALEXSHEFF92
Errrm... wouldn't that make £2,500 not £25k :?


Errr No.

Where did you learn your maths?
#21
withabix
Errr No.

Where did you learn your maths?


.....possibly at the school of female logic
#22
melted
I disagree, a device like this should be fitted with a fail-safe device such as a thermal fuse so that the power is cut off before it catches fire if the fan fails.

If I owned one then I would quite possibly carry on using it, but never leave it unattended and make sure I could get at the socket to unplug it without reaching over it. However I certainly wouldn't buy one with this design fault at any price.


I was a little shocked by the watchdog program. I would of thought it would of been fitted by a thermal fuse, I thought most appliances like this would cut out due to fan failure. I know fan heaters do, and hair dryers???

I can see this being on watchdog again, and probably a expensive recall. Based on what I saw after a simulated fan failure, I would not risk one in my kitchen.
#23
ALEXSHEFF92
Errrm... wouldn't that make £2,500 not £25k :?


Errrm...

ok....
£100*1=£100
£100*25 = £2500
£100*250 = £25000

Good luck in life! :oops:
#24
Chiptivo
I was a little shocked by the watchdog program. I would of thought it would of been fitted by a thermal fuse, I thought most appliances like this would cut out due to fan failure. I know fan heaters do, and hair dryers???

I can see this being on watchdog again, and probably a expensive recall. Based on what I saw after a simulated fan failure, I would not risk one in my kitchen.



It certainly ought to be recalled, but my guess is that the manufacturer will try to argue that it is "safe" because the fires should be contained within the appliance, even if they do eject sparks of molten metal out the back as the electrics short out.

I assume the retailer could be liable for any damage or injury these cause, so maybe some of them will be willing to refund on these even if tefal refuses?

If I owned one I'd certainly have a go at asking for a refund from the retailer, but as I've had a few appliances explode on me and/or go up in flames, I'm probably a little less perturbed by the prospect of using one that could cause a minor fire than most people. :)

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