BREVILLE Halo Health Fryer - White (1KG) £68.00 @ Currys
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BREVILLE Halo Health Fryer - White (1KG) £68.00 @ Currys

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Found 13th Nov 2014
Posting this, although still can't make my mind up whether to buy! Hopefully the comments that follow will!

Cheapest price I have seen that has went hot previously on HUKD is £69.99.

46 Comments

These are really good. Use mine all the time.

I cannot see what difference these things make I use a deep fat fryer to make chips and give them a good shake before they go onto a plate with kitchen towel on to absorb a bit more cooking oil still. The water boils off inside the chips, it's not replaced with oil.

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3spartan

I cannot see what difference these things make I use a deep fat fryer to … I cannot see what difference these things make I use a deep fat fryer to make chips and give them a good shake before they go onto a plate with kitchen towel on to absorb a bit more cooking oil still. The water boils off inside the chips, it's not replaced with oil.

Isn't the difference that these don't use oil whereas a deep fat fryer uses over a litre of it? :-)

Can these things be used for things like falafel and samosas?

I have had one for just over 2yrs, purchased it to replace tefal actifry (which only lasted 13mths). Please be aware that this is NOT a hot air fryer its halogen. Not really any good for making chips from scratch but it does wedges etc beautifully, I personally take the paddle out (except when cooking mushrooms) as like the actifry I find it mushes things up. Great for warming samosas etc. But I think I prefer my ordinary halogen oven as I can cook & warm plates at same time.......you can't with halo as you have a centre piece. Would I replace it, unlikely. My advice would be buy a halogen oven from Aldi for approx. £25 with a 3yr guarantee. Please note, this is just my personal opinion.

kaysam

These are really good. Use mine all the time.


If you don't mind me asking, how would you describe your health?

Is it any different than phillips air fryer ?

Here's what I use
For Chips I use the Actifry
Anything else that could be deep fried/oven baked = philips air fryer.

I've had one of these and think it's not as good as the Actifry. Bear in mind that, like the Actifry, it has a paddle so rips apart certain things - like fish fingers, which the Philips air fryer doesn't. But the air fryer doesn't make as good chips - as it has no paddle.

If Philips added a removable paddle from their air fryer then it would be the boss.

With the Halo fryer one could say you're a...Master....Chef.

I'll get my coat.

Good price for this, but has anyone tried any of the new DeLonghi multifryers? The big one looks great, but not a lot of info/reviews out there.

If anyone here has tried it and any of the other options (airfryer, halo, actifry, halogen.....), please share your opinions!

3spartan

I cannot see what difference these things make I use a deep fat fryer to … I cannot see what difference these things make I use a deep fat fryer to make chips and give them a good shake before they go onto a plate with kitchen towel on to absorb a bit more cooking oil still. The water boils off inside the chips, it's not replaced with oil.



Ummmm well it's pretty obvious. You use about 15ml of oil for 1KG of chips in one of these or an actifry.
In your deep fat fryer and "shaking the oil of the chips and stroking them with kitchen towel" you're probs using 125-150ml+ or so.

When you consider there is 800+ calories in 100ml of any standard sunflower/vegetable/olive oil and obviously since it's a deep fat fryer you'll be using nasty oil that's worse for you than olive oil etc, you're left with chips that taste a bit nicer depending on what you like I suppose and that contain twice the amount of calories and of those calories they are made up of pure FAT as opposed to carbs which also aren't ideal, but if you're eating potatoes you can't really get away from that as potatoes = carbs.

cloughja

Here's what I useFor Chips I use the ActifryAnything else that could be … Here's what I useFor Chips I use the ActifryAnything else that could be deep fried/oven baked = philips air fryer. I've had one of these and think it's not as good as the Actifry. Bear in mind that, like the Actifry, it has a paddle so rips apart certain things - like fish fingers, which the Philips air fryer doesn't. But the air fryer doesn't make as good chips - as it has no paddle.If Philips added a removable paddle from their air fryer then it would be the boss.



You can do things that rip in the actifry mate, just remove the paddle provided you're happy to shunt the items your cooking around a couple of times during cooking.

we don't eat chips in our home, but for sweet potatoes, baked potatoes, wedges etc this works well

robo989

Ummmm well it's pretty obvious. You use about 15ml of oil for 1KG of … Ummmm well it's pretty obvious. You use about 15ml of oil for 1KG of chips in one of these or an actifry.In your deep fat fryer and "shaking the oil of the chips and stroking them with kitchen towel" you're probs using 125-150ml+ or so.When you consider there is 800+ calories in 100ml of any standard sunflower/vegetable/olive oil and obviously since it's a deep fat fryer you'll be using nasty oil that's worse for you than olive oil etc, you're left with chips that taste a bit nicer depending on what you like I suppose and that contain twice the amount of calories and of those calories they are made up of pure FAT as opposed to carbs which also aren't ideal, but if you're eating potatoes you can't really get away from that as potatoes = carbs.



More like 10 - 15ml per use. I know this because of how much I top up the oil between changes.

Philips Air Fryer is awesome. Does great chips, plus samosas, spring rolls, sausages. Anything. Mum has an actifry, and although it does good chips, that stupid paddle destroys anything that is soft before it can go crispy. The gadget show did a review of all of them and the Breville came last

I personally love the air fryer as it is more versatile, does great garlic bread too, from frozen in about 3 mins.

Its not just the health aspect of a deep fat fryer, its the cost!! Oil is a right rip off! I used to buy the 20L drums for catering and at one time they are a tenner, ended up going to £22.50, rip off!

Swordsy

Philips Air Fryer is awesome. Does great chips, plus samosas, spring … Philips Air Fryer is awesome. Does great chips, plus samosas, spring rolls, sausages. Anything. Mum has an actifry, and although it does good chips, that stupid paddle destroys anything that is soft before it can go crispy. The gadget show did a review of all of them and the Breville came last I personally love the air fryer as it is more versatile, does great garlic bread too, from frozen in about 3 mins.



just been looking at these but in pics the capacity looks quite small, do they hold less thy can the actifry etc? I like that they look like they would take up less worktop space.

cloughja

Here's what I useFor Chips I use the ActifryAnything else that could be … Here's what I useFor Chips I use the ActifryAnything else that could be deep fried/oven baked = philips air fryer. I've had one of these and think it's not as good as the Actifry. Bear in mind that, like the Actifry, it has a paddle so rips apart certain things - like fish fingers, which the Philips air fryer doesn't. But the air fryer doesn't make as good chips - as it has no paddle.If Philips added a removable paddle from their air fryer then it would be the boss.



so which is the best one overall?looking to invest in one but need one thats generall all round the best.

Any good for sweet potato fries?

3spartan

More like 10 - 15ml per use. I know this because of how much I top up … More like 10 - 15ml per use. I know this because of how much I top up the oil between changes.



Thats not the main difference. The best thing is the amount of cleaning it removes, coupled with mess you get from draining and disposing of the used oil. You do remove and clean and change the oil regularly right?

It depends what you want to use them for. The actifry probably mushed things less but like others have said just take out the paddle. The halo is good as it also came with a grill so you can place things on that and fat runs out. I use my halo for all kinds garlic bread, heating up Yorkshire puddings, pies, chips. Spring rolls etc etc couldn't live without one now. Also tefal paddle broke x2 so make sure get a warranty

I've been looking at the Salter oil-less fryer which is cheaper than this at £39. Supposedly it can be used to fry, bake, grill, roast and steam. It seems very good for the price, has anyone got any advice on these, would it be a suitable alternative to the ones being discussed? It seems so much cheaper than the others there must be a catch.

dnc316

With the Halo fryer one could say you're a...Master....Chef.I'll get my … With the Halo fryer one could say you're a...Master....Chef.I'll get my coat.



So bad that it's good.

Helzbelzsillybum

It depends what you want to use them for. The actifry probably mushed … It depends what you want to use them for. The actifry probably mushed things less but like others have said just take out the paddle. The halo is good as it also came with a grill so you can place things on that and fat runs out. I use my halo for all kinds garlic bread, heating up Yorkshire puddings, pies, chips. Spring rolls etc etc couldn't live without one now. Also tefal paddle broke x2 so make sure get a warranty



My Tefal also broke and It's £60 for a spare motor not worth it. So hot deal OP.
Edited by: "bargainBooze" 13th Nov 2014

3spartan

More like 10 - 15ml per use. I know this because of how much I top up … More like 10 - 15ml per use. I know this because of how much I top up the oil between changes.



15ml = 1 tablespoon?
If that was true then these air fryers wouldn't exist.

Philips actifry hands down

EN1GMA

so which is the best one overall?looking to invest in one but need one … so which is the best one overall?looking to invest in one but need one thats generall all round the best.

I've had mine almost a year and I love it.....we ditched our deep fat fryer and never looked back.

i have this and I use it for everuthing even making popcorns from kernels. o have stop using the rotating bit as it makes a mess. voted hot

bargainBooze

My Tefal also broke and It's £60 for a spare motor not worth it. So hot … My Tefal also broke and It's £60 for a spare motor not worth it. So hot deal OP.



Theres a guy (actifryman or somthing) on ebay I bought a motor and shaft from (new) for about £18 for the two. You'll also need a torx set (the ones with the holes on the end) and youll need to know which motor you have ( I shaped or D shaped ) newer ones are the I shape.
Edited by: "splatsplatsplat" 14th Nov 2014

@dnc316 golf clap for that one! :-)

Someone told me that you have to par boil chips otherwise the cooking cost gets it close to chippy price.

Is this similar to phillips air fryer?

Haylhoo

just been looking at these but in pics the capacity looks quite small, do … just been looking at these but in pics the capacity looks quite small, do they hold less thy can the actifry etc? I like that they look like they would take up less worktop space.



I have an airfryer and it gets used at least once every other day. It holds enough chips for two very generous portions and you can also stack fish fingers, samosas, scampi etc using greaseproof paper discs. They also do a larger one now but I'm waiting for the price to drop a bit. The oven chips that come out of it are the best, crispy and cooked in 2/3rds of the cooking time on the packet. Just give them a shake halfway through.

Is it possible to get something like this without the teflon?

Banned

So, If I deep fry a mars bar in this, will it be healthier?

My advice on Tefal Actify since you asked it Avoid it.
For the price, the flimsy materials are a scandal.
In particular, the lid is held down in cooking by two thin plastic prongs that wedge into the front of the bottom, and these just break off so the lid won't shut and it won't work any more and a new thin plastic lid with the prongs on cost over £30, but were out of stock when I looked for one.
I solved this by weighting the lid down with a big pan every time I cook everything, but for the actifry price of £100ish, it should be a lot more robust and is a blatant rip off.
It does nice chips though.

good price hot

Has more uses than just a chip fryer. We use it to cook sausages, chicken nuggets, fish fingers, onion rings etc. Saves heating up a whole oven just for these things. And it stops cooking when the timer runs out. About timings, we just use oven timings from the packet, and it cooks the same. You get a grill rack with it, so you don't have to use the paddle.

well I just bought one now (paid extra £15 for 3 year cover on the spot replacement etc), brought it home and just eating some chip/wedges now. didn't bother fuss about correct sizes just something close, whacked them in with half a measure of olive oil and a tiny piece of butter, sprinkled on "les-urbs" and 30 mins later some stunning almost healthy Chips. I was originally after the Philips one and all the comments of the tefal unit breaking put me off. plus if you look at the power consumption the breville only uses 1000watts compared to the other 2 using 1400. plus you can remove the paddle and do jackets to pies and fish. looking forward to trying some roast veg tonight with a tiny bit of oil and some balsamic vinegar. Woop woop
Edited by: "MRGRINGO" 14th Nov 2014
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