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Optimum HealthyFry

Optimum HealthyFry

4.5 from 12 reviews

More Impressed than I thought I would be

I was a bit surprised at how big this unit is - but am so glad I got it ... as soon as I started using it the results were amazing ... Frozen Chips 10/10 ... Crumbed Chicken Strips .. 10/10 ... Frozen Pastries ... 10/10 ... this unit just impressed me beyond my expectations ... so easy to clean .... can't wait to experiment with different foods.
I have been researching air fryers for 18mths ... am so glad I waited till this unit came out.

Purchased in March 2019 for $189.00.

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Product is used: Weekly
1 comment
Hi Arthur, I am very happy to hear that you are enjoying your Optimum HealthyFry. I wanted to thank you for your positive feedback as our goal is to make our customers happy! In case you need any assistance with the product our Expert Technical Support Team is literally only one click or a phone call away. For any questions you have, you can email us at support@froothie.com.au, call us at 1300 309 900 or simply open a LiveChat on our website Thank you again for your purchase and have a Froothielicious day! :) Francois N.

Wow I’m impressed

Recently received the Optimum Airfryer very impressed with the machine. I also have the Philips Airfryer which is a good machine.... however I believe the Optimum is a superior product cannot be beaten on price or performance.
Froothie ( Australian company ) provide a 30 day money back guarantee, excellent customer service prompt response to customer concerns.

Date PurchasedDec 2018
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Thank you so much for your lovely words and support of a local Aussie brand Dollie! - Roy

Loved it till it DIED

Very easy to use, absolutely loved it but now it's dead. Just simply stopped working, so not happy. A product should last longer than 12 months otherwise it's way overpriced... I hope that I can get a replacement as I still love using my airfryer it made my life just that little bit easier...

Date PurchasedAug 2017
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Hey Cheree! Your unit is definitely faulty as it's meant to last for many years without any issues. Have you received your replacement yet? Please email me to francois@froothie.com.au and I will be able to help :-), or simply call the office on 1300 309 900 an ask for me, my priority is to make every customer happy with our products and our service :-)

great product

Very easy to use product, cooks perfect every time. Easy to follow instruction every meals taste great, minimal cleaning needed, great lifting handles. The machine brings out the flavours and are mouth watering, very health option for people who are health orientated. Pleasure to use and recommend to other readers.

Date PurchasedApr 2018
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Tai, thank you for trusting us and our local Aussie brand! I hope you thoroughly enjoy your HealthyFry! - Roy

Love my airfryer

I don’t use any oil and my vegetables come out crispy and caramelised. So easy to clean and I don’t ever read instruction manuals and still mastered its use first time!
I have looked at all the usual air fryers in stores and they look second- rate compared to mine. This was also way cheaper

Date PurchasedJan 2018
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I'm so grateful for your support Lindy! Thanks for trusting our local aussie brand :) - Roy

Chemical/burnt smell

I’m not sure if I have a dud machine but I’ve used it many times thinking the weird smell would burn away, as it smells like a chemical or mechanical type of smell that you might expect from a new machine. The issue is that the smell permeates the food, which is not ideal!

Otherwise the texture and look of the food is great.

Date PurchasedDec 2017
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Hello Vanessa, While having the drawer totally removed, could you spot any visible protective film (used in material shipping) in the inner bottom of the unit? This would surely be the root of that smell. Alternatively, having the unit run on high for at least 20 minutes should alleviate the problem you are experiencing


While doing some research on air fryers in general I was delighted to see that Froothie had an option. Since I have previously bought and used the Optimum blender and the cold press/slow juicer I had no hesitation in making my selection. Given that it was almost Christmas Eve I understood that it wouldn't be delivered any time soon, so imagine my surprise when it turned up four days later !! Great service as well as excellent products.
It took me a while to learn how to operate this little kitchen gem but after a few false starts and a couple of undercooked items it's all go.
My only concerns are with the less than stellar instruction/cooking booklet that came with the item. Tiny little icons which caused eye strain to successfully work out could do with enlargement in the book and I think that some of the suggested cooking times are a little optimistic but that's under control now as I gain more experience. I called Froothie and they kindly sent out a link to download more specific, detailed instructions.
The basket, described as stainless steel is actually a type of aluminium with a coating so isn't quite as non-stick as one might anticipate. However I've found that soaking the basket in some hot water (in the base container with a little dish wash liquid) works wonders.
Those little hiccups aside, I'm more than satisfied with this purchase and the company itself. Thank you and happy cooking.

Date PurchasedDec 2017
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Hello Kim, My name is Francois, General Manager Froothie Australia. I hope this email finds you well. :) Thank you for your positive, detailed review and for your honest feedback regarding our appliances. We appreciate when our clients are contacting us, satisfied with their purchase and we love to hear they are pleased with our products – for us, at Froothie and Optimum, each client matters and each order placed is a customer that we want to have, loyal and pleased, for life. I am sorry you were dissapointed with out instruction manual – I understood our CS team helped you with more specific, detailed instructions. Please let me know if there is anything else you would need help with and I would be happy to personaly assist. :) Silicon resin is the type of coating we use on the Air Fryer and the frying pan is made from Stainless Steel. Regarding the cleaning, the trays are dishwasher safe – or you can pour hot soapy water into the tray, let it soak 15 minutes and wash out/wipe out. You can check out one of our international partner’s video review of the HealthyFry Air Fryer (recipes included) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fRcA_har9A Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. For any future requests or feedback, please contact me directly at francois@froothie.com.au and I will make sure everything will be sorted promptly and efficiently. Respectfully yours, Francois N, General Manager Froothie Australia


So good for cooking small amounts quickly and it’s healthy to use. We use ours to cook roast potatoes without using any oil. Par boil then straight into the Healthy Fryer. 15 mins later we have crunchy roast potatoes. You could spray some olive oil over them if that’s your preference . Cook Crumbed Chicken, Salmon (use the basket) Frozen and Fresh chips, small cake in the basket etc etc. Great for Chinese Spring Rolls, Sesame Toast etc, Simple to use: start with the programmed menu then you can expand to use the heat and time that works for you. Took ours to family Christmas Lunch, plugged it outside on patio, cooked nibbles for starters, roast potatoes and roast veggies for main. Easy to clean and lite to carry. Love it.

Date PurchasedOct 2017
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Kathy you HAVE to send us photos! We'd love to see what you make. You've made me hungry just reading your review! Thanks again for trusting a local Aussie brand :) - Roy


I am so glad that I brought this product as it is so easy to use. Not is it only the healthier way to go, it cooks & re-heats perfectly, saves a lot of time & is super easy to clean. I use to cringe when my son wanted something put in the oven or home made chips but now I'm quite happy to let him have it.

Date PurchasedDec 2016
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I'm so glad you're enjoying your HealthyFry :) Thanks April for trusting us! - Roy

I am so pleased that I choose the Optimum HealthyFry

It is fabulous, I look forward to using it every day. As well as being so much healthier, the food
tastes so much better, moist and full of flavour. I also feel confident in purchasing an Optimum
Brand as I have an Optimum Blender which I have been very happy with. All I need now is an
Optimum Cold Press Juicer, maybe one day.

Date PurchasedJan 2017
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Beverley your kind words are humbling. Thank you for trusting us with your Blender and Healthyfry choice! I hope you enjoy them for many years to come :) - Roy

Best Present I Have Bought Myself

I am completely satisfied with the Optimum Healthyfry. I use mine almost every day. It is very easy to clean and store. Bonus is that we now have much healthier meals. Because cooking time is less than a conventional oven, it is a great saving on power costs. Just love it!!

Date PurchasedDec 2016
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It makes us so happy to hear you're loving your Healthyfry Faysie! Thank you for trusting a local Aussie brand :) - Roy

Perfect results every time

Having owned a conventional deep fryer previously, this Air Fryer by Optimum is fantastic. The unit makes minimum noise, no oily smell when cooking , very easy to clean, no stale/used oil to dispose of. In addition the unit can be adjusted for time and temperature during the cooking process resulting in perfect results for a novice cook like me. In comparison to my old conventional deep fryer the Optimum Healthyfry leaves it for dead in every way.

Date PurchasedDec 2016
1 comment
Your kind words John makes us proud to be a local Aussie brand! Thanks again for trusting us :) - Roy

Questions & Answers

Considering purchasing. Just wonder will a 1kg bag of frozen chips fit into the basket
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Yes chips will fit, you just need to give the chips a good shake so all the chips can get crispy while it cooks.Thanks, Cheree D! You're spot on! It sure can Pinkbubble :) Just make sure to give them a little shake.

I have had my Healthy for less than a year. Loved it but today, it won't come on. Won't light up. Have tested it on several outlets. It's dead. Is there,a reset button somewhere?
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Hi Pat ... sorry to hear that you've had an issue with the unit not turning on. Oddly enough only yesterday I contacted Froothie in Melbourne asking about the exact problem I'd encountered as well. The reply was that I could send it back for checking (they provide a voucher for postage which is handy) and it would be looked at. If the problem was one covered under warranty it would be repaired at no cost to me - otherwise there would be a charge of some $29 for me to pay. Since they have the unit on sale at present for about half the price I paid for it originally I ordered a new one just in case. The unit if it has to be sent away would be gone for a couple of weeks and as I use it almost every day I didn't fancy not having it for a fortnight +.. a bit of overkill perhaps but there have been times when I wished I had a second unit when cooking for larger numbers. There wasn't any mention of a re-set button when I spoke with the staffer in Melbourne and I think it would have been mentioned if it existed. If it's still under warranty I suggest that you contact the company. They seem very willing to help as and where they can and I think that they will replace anything that cannot be repaired. Hope this helps a bit.Thanks so much for your prompt response! I will contact the company. And I'm already shopping for a new one too. My air fryer has become an essential. I'm in the US, by the way.Hello Pat, thank you for your message. You can contact our technical team using the following link http://www.froothieinternational.com/warranty.php and they will be able to assist you. Please note however that the Optimum HealthyFry has not been released for sales in the US and is currently only available in Europe and Australia. Froothie is the exclusive distributors of the Optimum products. We hope this helps :)

With the optimum Airfryer can the basket be removed after you preheat to put your food in it without losing the heat from the machine?
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Hi Leslie - the short answer, from my experience with the air fryer, is YES. It only takes a moment or two to place the food to be cooked into the basket and once you've set the time and temperature it's all go. I've found that the pre-heat also works well if you want to subsequently warm up previously cooked food. I'm still on my L plates with this handy kitchen addition but overall, as I gain some experience with timings and temperatures, I'm extremely happy with it. Certainly it's way easier (and cooler during hot weather) to leave the oven and use the air fryer for bacon, chicken pieces, steak, chops and vegetables - and much easier to clean up afterwards. Hope this helps. KimHello Leslie, thank you for your question and Kim, thank you for your thorough answer. We are happy to see that you enjoy your Optimum appliance :) If you have any further questions, please contact our customer service team at support@froothie.com.au at any time and they will gladly assist you directly. We hope this helps :)


Optimum HealthyFry
CategoryAir Fryers
Price (RRP) $290.00
Capacity3.5 kg
Non-Stick CoatingYes
Weight5.8 kg
Power1,500 W
Colour / Finish White
Dimensions 385 x 316 x 338 mm
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)

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