- 1 Tefal ActiFry Advance Snacking
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
- 4 ActiFry Advance – at a glance features
- 5 A Closer Look
- 6 Customer Feedback
- 7 Final thoughts
Tefal ActiFry Advance Snacking
Here we take a look at the Actifry Advance Snacking air fryer from Tefal. Released in 2020, this premium priced Tefal air fryer features a 6 portion capacity as well automatic paddle for even and thorough cooking.
ActiFry Advance – at a glance features
- Brand: Tefal
- Model Number: FZ729840
- Colour: Black
- Size dimensions: 43.3 x 30.3 x 23.8 cm
- Weight: 5.22 Kg
- Material: Plastic
- Capacity: 1.2Kg (6 portions)
- Snacking basket
- Stirring paddle
- Digital controls
If you’ve been looking at different air fryers then you won’t have failed to notice the Tefal brand prominently appearing. That’s because Tefal is the leading brand of air fryers in the United Kingdom, with several models on the market.
With this Actifry Advance Snacking fryer, Tefal have designed it with snack lovers in mind. Not only can you cook your family favourites like chips and chicken portions, but with the snacking basket, you can also cook more delicate items such as fish fingers and samosas. And all with just one small drop of cooking oil – a fraction of what you’d need with conventional frying.
If you like crispy fried food, the snacking basket supplied is perfect for getting that crisp, great taste you love.
A Closer Look
The appearance of this air fryer is impressive with a sleek, ergonomic black finish which will blend in well into most kitchen settings. The unit features easy to use digital timer and preset controls, which are located towards the rear of the machine. There’s a paddle which continuously rotates during the cooking cycle to cook your food evenly. The cooking basket is for more delicate foods that might break up if they were in the lower bowl where the stirring paddle rotates. This is a clever feature to this air fryer and you can cook entire meals with it. The detachable parts of the fryer are all dishwasher safe, so cleaning up after cooking is easy and simple. The bowl is non-stick so you’ll find it very easy to clean so you may not even have to use the dishwasher.
Now it’s time to report on what customers of this air fryer. We’ve collected and collated buyer feedback to give you an idea if this model is also right for you.
Best home cooked chips
Buyers often report that the home cooked chips from this fryer are delicious. They’re simple to make too. Just prepare your potatoes, cut them into whichever thickness you prefer and pop them into the Actifry with a spponful of oil and cook for 30-40 minutes. “Crispy and fluffy” is how some buyers describe their chips. That’s how we like them too at Health Fryers HQ!
Healthy Replacement for fried food – One spoon of oil
If you’ve ever been on a diet, you’ll know that the lure of your favourite fried food will come calling eventually. But if you own an air fryer like this, you can enjoy fried food but without the calorie intake that conventional fried food gives.
Easy to use
If there’s one small negative to mention, that’s the instruction booklet. The small diagrams are not the most easy to follow but to be honest, once you turn the unit on and use the control panel, it’s mostly self explanatory.
The Actifry is an appliance that you’ll want to use most weeks, if not daily, so with it being on display in your kitchen, you don’t want it to look out of place. Thanks to it sleek design and finish, many customers have commented on its look and appearance and don’t mind it as a permanent addition on their kitchen worktop.
Simple to clean
We all know that after any meal, there’s always the small matter of cleaning up. The Actifry excels in this area as the cooking components are detachable and can be easily washed either by hand or dishwasher.
Not the cheapest
There is some acknowledgement that this isn’t the cheaper air fryer you’ll find, in fact it’s up there at the higher end of premium priced models we’ve featured. But Tefal is the leading brand of air fryer in the UK for good reason. They have good after sales support, free recipe apps and a 10 year spare part availability guarantee.
We like the Advance Snacking because it caters to those buyers who are looking to achieve more from their fryer. The snacking basket allows for entire meals to be cooked in one appliance making meal times easy to sort, especially if you have lots of little hungry mouths to feed. And with the 10 year parts availability guarantee, should you Actifry need a spare part longer after the warranty has expired, you can be safe in the knowledge that the replacement part can be easily sourced.