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The Tefal Air Fryer

Enjoyed by more than three million households world-wide, the Tefal Air Fryer is claimed to be the best-selling air fryer in the UK. The ActiFry is a revolutionary product which allows you to enjoy tasty, traditional, home-cooked chips, but at the same time stay healthy and feel good about what you are eating.

The ActiFry is part of the Nutritious & Delicious range from Tefal, which aims to produce innovative products for people searching for healthier ways to cook, without compromising on taste.

Healthy, perfect chips with just three per cent fat. And The Best News – Looking to buy cheap Actifry? Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Fryer, (1 kg) is still heavily reduced at £94.99. Keep an eye on the Philips though, at £84+.  Trying to keep up but it seems these prices can fluctuate within days…. trying to keep up……….!

By using just one spoonful of oil, you can make one kilogram of golden, crispy home-made chips, which is enough to feed a family of four.

That one spoonful is 100 times less than a traditional deep fat fryer, which not only means that your food is substantially healthier, but cooking is also more economical and 100% safe.

Simply load up to one kilogram of freshly-cut chips into the Tefal fryer, drop in a measure of your preferred oil using the spoon provided and set the timer, the ActiFry does the rest. Just wait for the timer to end and the alarm to sound.

The steam-free lid and viewing window means that you can always keep an eye on your food, although with the food being constantly, but gently stirred by the mixing arm, all you need to do is add you ingredients and let them cook.

The automatic lid opens at the push of a button for your convenience.
When opened, the ActiFry will automatically stop until you close the lid again. An easy grip handle means you can safely remove the pan and serve your food.

Once your food is cooked, the cover and pan can all be removed and are the necessary parts can be popped in to the dishwasher. The non-stick coating on the pan also means any leftover food comes off easily with no fuss. That’s everything you need to wash up taken care of quickly and simply. See above for the cheapest Tefal Actifry links.

The Tefal air fryer is endorsed by Ellie Krieger, MS, RD who is a registered dietician, New York Times Bestselling author, TV personality, and former professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. Ellie has created some recipes that are to be included in the recipe book that comes with the Actifry.

The Actifry does not seem as easily available for our friends in the United States, but if you are visiting from there, you can find links that offer a price comparison on a few air fryers such as the GLIP AF800 by visiting this site.

In the meantime, watch how to prepare Chicken Tikka Masala in your Actifry air fryer below!

Recommended Useful Items For Your Air Fryer

There are other useful and simple gadgets that work will with your air fryer, which ever model you own. Here are our recommendations based on current reviews. As the Tefal Actifry has been around for longer, we have included links for the spare parts that are most in demand as well.

So, moving on…. you may note from the following that it is assumed most people will make chips with their low fat air fryer, so these items are chip related!

Kitchen Craft Crinkle Chip Cutter £3.50

Not ever one wants square sided chips so this handy and cheap little item is a useful additional to your kitchen. It does just what you’d expect but requires a bit of an effort to push through so not for the weak wristed! Stainless steel construction with a black handle.

Kitchen Craft Potato Chipper £10.45

Cutting chips is boring and to get the most evenly cooked chips or fries a chipper will do the job effectively for you. Again you need a strong wrist as raw potatoes are pretty hard to get through even with the stainless steel blades! You could also use it for carrots and other root veg on the slim fries setting if you want which makes it more versatile and more of an excuse to get it! Does just what you expect it to do and as it is currently reduced from £15.95 it is probably a good investment.

Elgento White Potato Peeler £20.82

Now if you just don’t want to stand at the sink peeling potatoes, and particularly if you often have to peel large quantities at a time – what about getting a potato peeler? Peels up to 1KG of potatoes and has a see through lockable lid, salad sling to remove water, integrated cord & plug storage, rubber feet for a more stable base.  White in colour and now reduced from £29.99.

OXO Good Grips Y Peeler £3.99

This ‘Y’ Shape Peeler by Good Grips is ideal for peeling fruit and vegetables. Its swivel head allows it to neatly peel produce of varying sizes and shapes as well as slice thin ribbons of Parmesan cheese too. Non slip rubber handle and sharp stainless steel blade. Dishwasher safe, this peeler is a firm favourite with many celebrity chefs.

OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler £3.99

If you don’t like the Y shaped peelers, this Swivel Peeler by Good Grips is also ideal. Its swivel head allows it to neatly peel produce of varying sizes and shapes as well as slice thin ribbons of Parmesan cheese too.  Again, the soft, comfortable non slip rubber handle cushions your hand as you peel, and is non-slip, even when your hands are wet. Dishwasher safe and another firm favourite with many celebrity chefs.


Now for the Tefal Actifry spares (click on the links for the best prices).

Tefal Actifry Lid far from cheap, but now reduced to £29.87 from £43.36 but much cheaper than buying a new machine!

Blade For Tefal ACTIFRY Air Fryer – Again sounds expensive at £25.99 but now reduced to £20.73… but if you need one….

On occasions it will be necessary to replace your Tefal Actifry Filter. This will obviously depend on how much you use your Actifry, but if it’s only once a year, £11.98 (RRP £17.50) isn’t too bad.


Sorry, not related, but I just love my new ‘find’! I gave up on cafetiere some time ago in favour of my expresso machine but now I’ve found these stainless steel insulated ones I’m hooked!
Contemporary highly polished 18/10 Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee Maker / Cafetiere (although you can get larger ones, this is just a 3 cup size for around £24