The Breville VDF122 Halo+ Duraceramic air fryer is very similar to the highly popular VDF105 model, but the VDF122 comes with a special ceramic coating on the cooking bowl which provides better heat transfer. This means faster cooking times than a standard non-stick surface which the VDF105 Halo+ model has.
The Breville VDF122 Halo+ Duraceramic has been designed with health and efficiency in mind. Only requiring half a tablespoon of oil to cook a kilogram of chips, this air fryer also benefits from a special ceramic coating on the cooking bowl. Hence the ‘Duraceramic’ name given to this model. The fryer once again uses the popular round shape design, lift up lid, and this model finished in white, black and grey colours which will look good in any kitchen. Heat is fan assisted and is radiated from elements above and below the cooking bowl.
Like the VDF105 Halo+, this model also comes with the tilt and rotating bowl function so that food is continuously turned for even browning. The roasting rack conveniently raises food to allow excess fat to drain away.
Depending on what you’re cooking, you can use the fryer either in the level or tilted positions. In the titled position, food is tumbled around in the bowl to ensure even browning. If cooking something fish for example, you’d want to use the level position.
As we’ve mentioned, the special ceramic coating on the cooking bowl offers superior cooking times over a standard non-stick coating – great if you want faster cooking times. The fryer also comes with a grill only function, which is great if you only want to cook bacon, burgers or fish for example.
There’s no temperature control with this model so for best cooking results, refer to the instruction booklet for manufacturers guidelines on cooking times.
We’ve listed the dimensions in the table above but be aware that with the lid open, you should allow for a cleareance of 52cm on your worktop.
What do you get in the box?
In the box, you’ll find:
- 1 x Breville Halo+ Duraceramic Air Fryer
- 1 x Duraceramic coated bowl
- 1 x Bowl handle
- 1 x Roasting rack
- 1 x Measuring spoon (for the oil)
- 1 x Instruction booklet featuring cooking guide & recipe ideas
The main advantage this fryer has over the VDF105 model is the superior cooking bowl, or more specifically the Duraceramic coating. This coating is natural and is four times more durable than standard non-stick coatings. It’s scratch resistant and dishwasher safe. The coating won’t flake or peel off either like standard non-stick would over time.
There’s no published temperature at which the VDF122 cooks at but we found that a kilogram of thick cut chips cooked in around 25-30 minutes.
Customers love the VDF122 Halo+ for cooking not just snacks but full meals too. That’s the versatility that air fryers such as this provide.
Other comments include:
“It’s big enough to be used for family cooking as well as cooking for one if you live alone.”
“Easy to cook, easy to clean!”
“It cooks frozen chips perfectly!”
If you have the budget for the extra that this model costs over the standard Halo+ Plus, then you’ll benefit from faster cooking times and a different, perhaps more tasteful, colour scheme.