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Tfal Actifry Reviews

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    August 13, 2017

    We love french fries!

    We love french fries at our house. Who doesn’t? Obviously we don’t need all the extra added fat when it comes to the deep fried variety. That’s why when we heard about the T-fal Actifry and how we can cook a batch of french fries in 1 tablespoon of oil we had to get one immediately. The T-fal Actifry works so well. We empty one package (567 g) of frozen fries in to the Actifry, no added oil needed and set it for approx. 22 minutes and let it run. You can watch your food cook as it rotates inside the unit. It shuts off automatically but gives you a warning beep just before it shuts off. At that point you can open up the unit, sample your food and decide if you want to cook for a bit longer depending on how crispy you want your fries. They come out perfect.
    There are a few different models of the T-fal Actifry depending on what size you are looking for. Our model is the family model which can make enough to feed four people no problem. This T-fal Actifry is not to be confused with a real deep fryer that you can add batter to to make donuts or other goodies. It does fry your food but doesn’t work with large amounts of oils or liquids. I have used our unit to make roasted potatoes, baked apples and Rice and Shrimp dishes. The T-fal comes with an 83 page recipe book with several options. The teenagers in the house can throw in a batch of prepackages frozen wings or chicken bites and have a hearty meal with little kitchen mess.
    After the food is cooked and enjoyed the unit will need to be cleaned up. It has several parts but the main unit pan can be used to serve the food. It looks like a deep frying pan with a handle that folds down. Because of the three main parts involved it’s not the easiest unit to clean up but it’s worth the extra work. The parts are dishwasher safe for convenience. There is a plastic ring that fits around the pan and has a hinge in the centre of it. Truthfully I am afraid one of the kids might snap it in half when attempting to wash it so I would just rather clean it up myself. The worst part of the unit is that it is fairly large and takes up a lot of space when not in use. You can pick up the T-fal Actifry at most department stores for around $200.

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    June 16, 2017

    Seriously misleading

    I have been going back to the gym and eating healthier lately so I picked up the actifry as a way to have a healthier version of the foods I love. The first day I got it I tried green beans and all it did was make the beans soggy and limp. The french fries worked well and they were nice and crispy but they took a really long time to cook. The actifry dried out the homemade chicken strips I made and the rotating arm that moves the food around while it cooks knocked off all of the breading. Thank goodness the store I purchased from agreed to take it back for full refund as this was way too expensive to only make good fries.

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    May 29, 2017

    I really like our Actifryer. It makes good quality home made French fries with only one spoon of oil, so its great that its healthier. The handle is very convenient for lifting the French fries out. I do wish that it didn't take so long to cook them. Its very slow.

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    May 25, 2017

    What a great machine!! I absolutely love it and honestly don't know where its been all my life lol.Such a awesome contraption makes steaks,burgers and chicken come out fantastic and the French fries are the bomb I find as long as you pat them dry after cutting and washing them they don't become soggy.All in all what a great healthy option for healthy cooking.

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    March 17, 2017

    The best things we've made with this fabulous new cooker are chicken wings and french fries. I love that the fries come out tasting crispy on the outside, like deep fried, yet with only a splash of oil. My husband just adds garlic, ginger & soy sauce to wings, and they are so delic! Frozen breaded wings don't turn out as well, the tossing tumbles most of the breading off.

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    March 07, 2017

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! I got it as a gift. I am so impressed. It makes the best fries and chicken wings with out the mess and the deep fryer smell in your house

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    January 09, 2017

    Absolutely love this product. Love how the fries taste and that they are healthier then deep fried. I wish that it made more as a family of 5 it takes two batches to feed us all.

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    December 28, 2016

    We've bought two of these in the past year, both broke inside the motor. When it worked it was amazing and became the go to appliance in the kitchen. But sadly when the second one broke and we looked at the cost of sending it in for repair... It wasn't worth it. At $200 each, save your money, unless you are OK with only being able to use it for 6 months.

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    October 10, 2016

    I have the older Actifry and I love it! I had it since 2011. I have used it for so many things.
    It cooks the best chicken wings and fries. It is like having a portable oven.
    I love how the fried chicken or fried anything comes out well. I have stopped using the paddle inside though as it ruins my chicken wings. The paddle is good to use when cooking fries though.

    I have to buy a new one. The lid on mine broke. It is a little bog so storage is quite a challenge for this thing. overall. It works great and I'm glad it's now affordable compared to when it first came out.

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    July 19, 2016

    We love our ActiFry! It's the best! It says most recipes call for only a spoonful of oil but honestly we cook french fries, wedges, onion rings, chicken wings, chicken strips and nuggets, and more without any oil at all. It's a super handy and convenient oven basically, and though I don't find it's the same as a deep fryer AT ALL, it works at cooking most things very well. If you're cooking things that are long (chicken strips, onion rings) they may get torn in half or squished. And if you're cooking things with a coating (chicken wings) they'll get stuck and burn a bit unless you do use oil. You also can't "deep fry" things like battered fish because it just won't work. BUT this thing is super handy and has made many meals in my household. It's healthier than deep frying, and easier than an oven because you don't have to flip things over.

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