New Tefal Actifry serves up family-sized portionsFamilies get their chips with 50% bigger Actifry

22 July 2010

Tefal Actifry Family

The new, larger capacity Tefal Actifry Family

You can cook chips for the whole family with the new addition to Tefal's Actifry range of fryers that cook chips with just a spoonful of oil.

Two new products join the original Actifry; the Tefal Family model boasts a 50% larger capacity (1.5kg) while a limited edition model, identical to the original model, comes in a sleek, black finish. 

Tefal claims the Actifry Family is 'perfect for big families', and it comes with a new digital control LCD screen. It's also fitted with an 'auto-off feature' which automatically turns the fryer off once it's finished cooking.

Cheap as chips? 

Which? fryers expert Lisa Galliers says: 'The Actifry is a really popular model as it uses a small amount of oil to cook chips, compared to other fryers on the market. 

The increased capacity will appeal to families, but they're not the cheapest fryers around; the white and limited-edition black version costs £199 each while the family-sized version will set you back a whopping £229.' 

The best fryer for you

Which? has tested 15 fryers, including the Tefal Actifry. To see if the Actifry made it as one of the top three recommended Best Buy products, head to our fryers review. 

Tefal's new Oleoclean Deluxe fryer claims to be odour free. Could this be true? See what we thought of it in our First Look fryer review.

Actifry problems

Back in 2008, Which? reported on the advice Tefal issued to consumers after some of the very first models suffered from issues related to fans overheating. 

Tefal cleared the problem with trading standards and the product wasn't recalled. But, since then, Tefal have implemented several changes and improvements to the original model - including a new fan. 

The model tested by Which? for our fryers review was one of the models with the new fan. 

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