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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!

Questions About Cooking In Your Air Fryer

I’ve just had an interesting question about cooking bread dough in the Philips so thought I’d post it up.

Cooking Bread Dough In The Philips

As you know, Philips suggest you can brown off pre-baked bread dough in your airfryer and do not actually say that you can cook bread dough. However, someone has seen this done on the Ideal World TV program but is unable to find any more information. They have tried it, but find the bread doughy inside (15 mins at 200 degrees). I’m going to give this a go myself and try it with wholemeal and rye breads.

If anyone else has attempting making bread in the Philips, please let us know how you got on.

Cheers

Secura TurboFry Info

Although it is currently possible to obtain the Tefal Actifry in the USA, unfortunately this is not so easy if you want the Philips Air Fryer.

However, there is another similar product available in the US that is becoming very popular. This is the latest Secura TurboFry multi-function device.  This versatile cooker is a low fat fryer and also a rotisserie turbo oven with a large cooking container.

The closest viable equivalent in the UK to this model is the Andrew James 12 LTR Halogen Cooker which is at the time of writing reduced to £39.95 (plus postage) from £89.95 if you follow This Link.

There is no need to turn food and the Secura TurboFry will cook a chicken and pizza just as evenly. In addition, you only need to add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil to produce two pounds of prepared potatoes into delicious fries. Fries are cooked using hot air, infrared waves and a food tumbler (similar to the Tefal paddle). Basically it bakes, broils and fries fresh and frozen foods without the need to defrost.

Made from heavy duty glass the Secura comes with a 12 litre capacity container, temperature dial and timer. Accesories include a useful turntable baking rack, high rack, food tumbler, tongs, oil measuring spoon and an extender ring.

I have not personally used the Secura (although I’d like to!) However, reviewers comments are mostly glowing and report a lot of use from this product. Check out their comments by CLICKING HERE.

If you follow THIS LINK you can currently get the Secura TurboFry for just $159.94 which is a great reduction from $299.99!