- 1 Tefal ActiFry Advance Snacking
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
- 4 ActiFry Advance – at a glance features
- 5 Design & Build Quality
- 6 A Closer Look
- 7 Customer Feedback
- 8 Frequently Asked Questions
- 9 Final thoughts
Tefal ActiFry Advance Snacking
Here we look at the Tefal Advance Snacking air fryer from Tefal. This premium-priced Tefal air fryer features a six portion capacity and an automatic paddle for even and thorough cooking. It also has a sizeable snacking basket that can be used for cooking snacks or other food items. The Tefal Advance is easy to clean and comes with a free app containing 250+ recipes for you to try.
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. One of those models is the Tefal Advance, released in February 2020. This review will focus on the Tefal Advance, so let’s get started!
Design & Build Quality
The first thing you’ll notice about the Tefal Advanced is its sleek design. It looks like a modern piece of kitchen equipment with its black colour scheme that makes it look classy and sophisticated. There are no visible buttons or knobs, just digital controls that make using the unit very simple. The main control panel sits on top of the machine while the lid opens up to reveal the heating element and the air fan. You can easily access the removable tray by lifting off the cover.
With this Tefal Advance Snacking fryer, Tefal has designed it with snack lovers in mind. Not only can you cook your family favourites like crispy 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 tiny drop of cooking oil – a fraction of what you’d need with conventional frying.
The snacking basket supplied is perfect for getting that crisp, great taste you love if you like crispy fried food.
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 an easy-to-use digital timer and preset controls located towards the rear of the machine. A non-stick and auto paddle continuously rotates to cook your food evenly during the cooking cycle. The cooking basket is for more delicate foods that might break up in the lower bowl where the stirring paddle rotates. This tray is a clever feature of 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 straightforward. 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 suitable 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 Tefal with a spoonful 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 without the calorie intake that conventional fried food gives.
Easy to use
If there’s one slight negative to mention, that’s the instruction booklet. The small diagrams are not the easiest to follow but to be honest, once you turn the unit on and use the control panel, it’s mostly self-explanatory.
The Tefal Snacking Advance 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. Many customers have commented on its sleek appearance and don’t mind it as a permanent addition to their kitchen worktop.
Simple to clean & dishwasher safe parts
We all know that there’s always the small matter of cleaning up after any meal. The Tefal Advance excels in this area as the cooking components are detachable and can be easily washed by hand or dishwasher.
Not the cheapest cooking appliance
Some acknowledge that this isn’t the cheaper air fryer you’ll find; it’s up there at the higher end of premium-priced models we’ve featured. But Tefal is the leading air fryer brand in the UK for a good reason. They have good after-sales support, free recipe apps and a ten year spare part availability guarantee.
Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of potato can I use for homemade chips?
The Maris Piper variety of potato is a good all-rounder and ideal for making homemade chips in your Actifry.
What cooking time should I allow for cooking frozen chips?
Frozen chips take around 20-25 minutes, perhaps a little longer if they are thick-cut types.
Can I cook chicken nuggets?
Yes, chicken nuggets are ideal for cooking in the Actifry. Use the snacking tray for best results.
What is the power rating of the Actifry Snacking Advance?
It has a rating of 1400 watts of power.
We like the Advance Snacking because it caters to buyers 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 long after the warranty has expired, you can be safe in the knowledge that any replacement part can be easily sourced.