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Tefal Actifry?! Any good?

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by the apprentice, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. the apprentice

    the apprentice New commenter

    Got to taste some chips today as a lady was demonstrating one...and they were quite good. l usually par boil potatoes and then put them in the oven, but she said that uses lots of gas and that the actifrys are very cheap to run. Just wondered if anyone has one and what can you cook with them..and are they worth the £100+ price tag? Thanks
     
  2. the apprentice

    the apprentice New commenter

    Got to taste some chips today as a lady was demonstrating one...and they were quite good. l usually par boil potatoes and then put them in the oven, but she said that uses lots of gas and that the actifrys are very cheap to run. Just wondered if anyone has one and what can you cook with them..and are they worth the £100+ price tag? Thanks
     
  3. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    My mother in law has bought one, just as she buys every kitchen gadget she sees, whether she's likely to use it or not. I think she's had it for 6 months and used it once. Maybe twice.
    She says the chips she cooked were delicious. I trust her judgement with regards to food about as much as I trust George Osborne's judgement with regards to the economy, however.
     
  4. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

    I don't know myself because I've never encountered it, but I did a search to find out what it was and came across a site reviewing it. Mixed messages. Some say it's great, some say the food is awful. It seems that the time it takes to cook chips depends on how many you put in. Can be 40 minutes or it could be 20 minutes.
    A number of posters commented that £100 or more for a product who's greatest virtue is in making chips is a bit extravagant, and I'd be inclined to agree. I'd have to eat a lot of chips to make it a worthwhile investment and as it is, a bag of chips lasts us months.
    You tasted the chips, so you'll have the better idea of how good they are compared to the alternative ways of cooking them.
    I wouldn't personally be tempted because I suspect it would end up in my household like the many other gadgets we bought over the years which clutter up the cupboards and work surfaces and are rarely used, but having said that, you've tempted me to dig out the sandwich toaster from wherever it went and have a toasted cheese and onion sandwich.
     

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