Tefal ActiFry AL800040 Low Fat Electric Fryer, 1 kg Capacity, White - £89.99 (Amazon)
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Tefal ActiFry AL800040 Low Fat Electric Fryer, 1 kg Capacity, White - £89.99 (Amazon)

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Found 1st Nov 2012
Technical Details

Fry crispy, healthier chips with only three per cent fat
One spoonful of oil is enough to cook one kilogram of chips
One kilogram capacity
Unique paddle automatically rotates food, cooking evenly with no need to shake or stir
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62 Comments
saw this in sainsburys this morning 139.99!
and no doubt tesco increased their price in time for the exchange
never seen it less than £100 voted hot.
My parents bought one for £96 inc vat in Makro today. Just sent them a text saying its cheaper from Amazon. lol
Some people still voting cold? Please say why as I've just taken the plunge, wanted one for ages thanks op
Really tempted but enough of the reviews on amazon mentions faults/reliability issues that always put me off! When it works sounds brilliant but....... you read the most recent reviews before deciding!
My mother has been hinting for one of these, and was almost tempted by this until I saw the BREVILLE VDF065 for only £10 more....I'm confused now
Edited by: "zeroHour2" 2nd Nov 2012
Can be picked up cheaper on Ebay and the Amazon feedback are disappointing, noisy, breakdown and unreliable.
Seems hit and miss to whether it will actually do the job, not worth it for the money charged.
Tempted but the Philips Airfryer seems a better bet
googley2

Can be picked up cheaper on Ebay and the Amazon feedback are … Can be picked up cheaper on Ebay and the Amazon feedback are disappointing, noisy, breakdown and unreliable.Seems hit and miss to whether it will actually do the job, not worth it for the money charged.



We've had one for a while, to be honest it doesn't make amazing chips - but they are not bad. Takes some time to get used to them but they are healthier than deepfat frying.

You can make a load of other stuff with it, but never tried. But nice spicy chips with peppers and onion can be nice
Original Poster
Bought one from John Lewis just over 3 years ago, and it's still going strong. No reliability problems at all - the hinge is a known week point, but if it's handled normally, with a bit of commonsense, it's robust enough. It was the models before this that featured on Watchdog, but they've long since dealt with that problem.

The chips are very good - and without the usual guilt trip. One tablespoon of fat is far, far less than the butter I'd put in potatoes cooked any other way!

Had this and also the Phillips Airfrier. The airfrier makes far better chips. Also had reliability problems with the actifry in the past.
Everytime I tried these when they demoed them, the fries were not crispy, they were like chip shop.

Do they ever get crispy like american fries ?
Ordered thank you :-)
I think they are better than oven chips & loads better when you sprinkle them with cajun spicing as they are cooking
Great price, crap chips. On about the same par as oven chips.
Put some oven chips in a plastic bag, add a tablespoon of oil, pepper, and shake.
Stick in oven, and enjoy nice crispy chips.
Saves £90
This is an excellent product. You get nice tasty chips without the horrendous fat content. Obviously not quite as flavoursome as 'deep fried' chips, but the best alternative bar none. Great for chillis, bolognese too etc Just throw in the ingredients, press timer and get on with what you have to do. TIP - Best frozen chips - Auntie B's home style....by a mile!
I got one of these last christmas, I really love it, The chips are FAR better than oven chips (I cut mine with a crinkler), I do sweet potato chips, parsnips, sausages, spicy chicken and lots of other recipes, i have 4 children and they love the chips it makes, I have used this product about 5 times per week and never had a fault.
Norfolk12a1

Really tempted but enough of the reviews on amazon mentions … Really tempted but enough of the reviews on amazon mentions faults/reliability issues that always put me off! When it works sounds brilliant but....... you read the most recent reviews before deciding!



I got mine from Argos 3 years ago, still works perfect and it's great!
Thanks, looking for this for some time
zeroHour2

My mother has been hinting for one of these, and was almost tempted by … My mother has been hinting for one of these, and was almost tempted by this until I saw the BREVILLE VDF065 for only £10 more....I'm confused now



even tho i have an Actifry, given the choice i would get a Halo as its also a halogen oven
toadoftoadhall

Put some oven chips in a plastic bag, add a tablespoon of oil, pepper, … Put some oven chips in a plastic bag, add a tablespoon of oil, pepper, and shake.Stick in oven, and enjoy nice crispy chips.Saves £90



Not just any plastic bag though. Most transparent bags made of plastic will shrink, melt, catch fire and/or release toxic fumes when put in a hot oven :P
Had one for a couple of years now - no problems.

I use Mcains oven chips - just put them straight in with no oil.

20 minutes and they are done - they come out very crispy!

The glass cracked in my friend's one after about a year of (quite heavy) use. They got a free replacement.
Had one of these for well over a year now, makes fantastic tasting chips and well worth the full price, steal at this price. MUCH better than deep fried chips (which can taste greasy). Just put normal fryable chips into it and they don't need any oil. Oil is only needed for plain potato chips (i.e. homemade sliced potato). The ones you get in a packet already have enough oil in them.
People are far more likely to leave negative feedback/reviews than positive ones.
After all, if an item does what it's supposed to, there's little need for further comment..
If an item goes wrong, you get your money back or it's repaired at no cost.

I suggest therefore, you shouldn't ascribe undue weighting to negative comment....

(yes, I've got an Actifry and I think it's the best thing since ...... a chip pan) (_;)
Absolute rubbish.Purchased one locally, tried it out, took it back for refund within the hour. "Orrible".
is it any good for frying fish like anchovies? has anyone tried it?
Had one for years and still use it regularly. Maris Piper are the best kind of potatoes to use when making your own chips.
Dammit I can't decide between this and the Philips Air Fryer
I have had the black one for about 2 years. It gets used approx 3 times per week and is still going strong.
How to make delicious, healthy oven chips:
Cut your spuds into chips. Bring them to a boil in a pan of salted water and simmer for 3 minutes. Drain and return to pan. Season with salt and lots of black pepper and drizzle with a little olive oil. Place on a baking tray in a single layer and pop into a very hot oven for 5 mins or until lightly browned. Eat your chips while you decide what to spend the £100 you just saved on.
Even though I make my chips in the oven I'm giving the OP some heat, since its a great price for the item.
bingo bango

This is an excellent product. You get nice tasty chips without the … This is an excellent product. You get nice tasty chips without the horrendous fat content. Obviously not quite as flavoursome as 'deep fried' chips, but the best alternative bar none. Great for chillis, bolognese too etc Just throw in the ingredients, press timer and get on with what you have to do. TIP - Best frozen chips - Auntie B's home style....by a mile!



That's interesting - we've had one of these for about 3 years now, only ever done chips in it, about 2/3 times a week. Reliable family favourite. Don't have the recipe book anymore, how do you do the bolognese, just throw the raw mince, onion and tomatoes in?
ive got the philips air fryer = awesome

Edited by: "otv" 2nd Nov 2012
Almost tempted to buy one. Trouble is, the oven is usually on at dinner time and it seems pointless (and not green) to use another device for cooking chips when the oven can do the job. Plus it's another thing to wash (rather than throw a bit of tin foil away that the chips have cooked on)
I've got the 'Halo' which seems to be pretty similar.
(Was £80 at Sainsburys a month ago or so.)

As well as the normal chip-making stuff* it works as a (small) halogen over, so does sausages etc nicely and easily.
I also use it to do the potatoes from ready meals while the rest cooks in the microwave - generally gets them done in about the right time, but nicely crispy of course.

* Which nearing the end of 4 1/2 stone planned weight loss is pretty useful - not as nice as 'proper' ones for me, but others in the house actually prefer them as they are a bit 'lighter'. Even lighter though less crispy if you use oil sprays - basically similar to having boiled potatoes.
Voted Hot, but nothing beats a deep fat fryer. I don't know why people be moan how unhealthy fried chips are, they really must be making them wrong. I make mine and they are crisp, certainly not oily, and I don't find myself topping up the oil constantly so they are not soaking up oil. You must use the right variety for frying (as well as the right temperature) - some do not come out well. Stick to Marris Piper or King Edward and you can't go wrong.
toadoftoadhall

Put some oven chips in a plastic bag, add a tablespoon of oil, pepper, … Put some oven chips in a plastic bag, add a tablespoon of oil, pepper, and shake.Stick in oven, and enjoy nice crispy chips.Saves £90




Won't the plastic bag melt????
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