The Tefal Actifry claims to be a revolutionary new product which in essence functions as a deep fat fryer without the deep fat.
The rather odd-looking contraption can cook a kilo of chips, enough to feed four, with just one spoonful of oil - a hundred times less than the typical 1.5L fryer. The idea behind this is to make deep fat frying healthier, more economical and safe while not compromising on taste.
Results were pretty tasty - in testing the chips came out crunchy, cooked and better than most of the offerings from chip shops up and down the country! It must be said though, this isn’t actually properly deep frying - but that would be the only major quibble. It’s ease of use make it a dream for the modern kitchen.
The Tefal Actifry will suit those who love proper chips but don’t want to put up with the smell of deep frying and aren’t comfortable with it. It does come with a fairly hefty price tag so you’d need to use it a fair amount to get your money’s worth, though. The equipment is dishwasher-safe and comes with a handy timer too so you don’t over-cook your frites!
Tefal Actifry RRP £199.99