Poor customer service and faulty product
Air fryer dyed after 7 months Tefal has been very difficult to deal with over this requested to go to their repairer who are over 50 klm away from me they don’t seem to care based on my experience would not recommend
Purchased in July 2020.
Good fryer, but not durable
We’ve had 2 Actifry units over 4 years. When it works it’s great. But Each time we’ve had to throw it out because a critical part has failed. First time the lid. Tefal has fixed the lid problem, but the second time the detachable skirt just broke apart. The skirt prevents heat loss so your food is cooked properly. Without it the unit will not cook food properly and either dry it out or under cook it depending how much longer you need to run it when cooking. Each unit lasts barely 2 years with regular use (2-3 times per week). The heating elemen...t and fan is fine, just a critical single point failure elsewhere turns this into junk before it’s time. For the price we pay, the plastic components that break too easily. We won’t be buying a 3rd unit from Tefal.
Purchased in June 2018.
I have had three of these and each one died just as the guarantee ran out. I loved the way they worked but am not buying one again as they do not last.
Purchased for $399.00.
- ActiFry 1Kg
- Verified purchase
I’m rather disappointed because when I'm cooking a chicken or lamb chops it doesn't have a lift basket/pan when I lift the entire pan out to shake the chips or place the food onto a plate the lamb chops residue fat or the oil drains on to the bench. Apart from that it’s a very good item.
Purchased in April 2020 at Bing Lee Physical store.
Great until it falls apart
Home made chips and roast Vegas are great. Because of the arm that rotates food, softer food can fall apart, even pumpkin as it cooks. The lid mechanism snapped, but with care I could still close it. A bit flimsy for the price.
Purchased in August 2016 at Myer.
This one is great
I cooked my fish and chips in the air fryer. It is so easy and wonderful. The food taste good but they don't take me much time. We are happy to have it.
Purchased in October 2018.
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Great product.. until it fell to pieces
We purchased this product with Myer Vouchers we received from our wedding. It was fantastic. Cooked up things so well without oil. Roast veggies and Sweet potato chips were a favourite. But a year in the machine started to break. First the the internal spinner snapped so we purchased a new one. Then 2 months later the handle snapped. For the price it should last longer than just over a year. For the record we always handwashed as well. We ended up just getting rid of it and purchasing a different brand.
This was bought for me as a gift as I love home made hot chips & had always used a deep fryer. My eldest son is a personal trainer and got this for me as he said it was a healthier option than deep frying. But when I read the instructions it was just to time consuming on how the potatoes had to be sliced the same size and rinsed so many times for it to cook properly. I used it twice and the effort didn’t measure up to the taste test. So back in the box it went & I have my original delonghi easy clean deep fryer back in use.
The most utilised appliance in my house
I have had my for a number of years now and it is the most used appliance in my household. Every family member cooks with it. It is large enough for the 5 of us, it's healthy and easy clean. I use it with no oil.
We cook everything from fries, chicken nuggets, chiko rolls, spring rolls, fish fingers and Dim Sims. The kids also reheat left overs from KFC and the fish and Chips shop in it and they don't go soggy like they would in a microwave and is much quicker than the oven.
I have no qualms with my kids using it as it's safe, no oil spills...
The capacity is quite large.
The capacity is quite large. Circulating heating, made out of food health delicious, no oil more healthy, simple product operation, easy to disassemble parts, easily clean, safe and fast, in the morning can also use him to do baking, toast, dessert, with milk and juice, too perfect.The kitchen has no fumes and feels more clean.
Stylish and functional
Was hesitant at first and thought that it would be another gadget purchased and never used? After a few uses I loved it, my kids are crazy about everything fried and I am relieved that I can serve them foods without too much oil, healthier options, and better quality and taste. I chose the back color to match the tiles in my kitchen. Great machine, stylish in the kitchen and function in action.
We use it all the time
It makes the best chips, we just set and forget while the rest of dinner is being prepared. I've cooked chicken wings before and even sausages, so I don't have to worry about the stove or oven. We prepare the yummiest muesli in it too. It washes easy and the smells do not carry from one dish to the next. My muesli does not taste like chips or meat. I especially love not using my oven in summer, this is better and doesn't heat the house. I love that it stirs the food, unlike other brands and versions. We use it all the time and I've had it for over 8 years!
Love This Cooker!
Ok, so I haven't really cooked too much of a variety in this air fryer but combing Woolies $2 wedges with this air-fryer (no added oil) are the cheapest and best snack in my life. It is heated so quickly I love it. I have also heated some spring rolls and dumplings in it.
I have found this older version with a spinning centre can upset the contents at times and create a bundle stuck in the spinner but mostly this is fine. I'd highly recommend an updated version of this product.
Life is easier with tefal actifry
I’m very satisfied with the tefal air fryer, I use the guid and the recipes book that comes with it and all worked really well for me, it taste btetter and it’s healthier. It’s very easy to use and safe even my kids can use to fry some nuggets and chips. It’s very easy to clean, just put the pices in the dishwasher and very easy to put it all back together. The tefal fryer is a kitchen basic tool for me and a must have
Ended up staying set up permanently
We purchased the Tefal to use here and there as a healthier option to frying. We ended up leaving it set up on the kitchen because it has many uses besides just chips, for example fresh chicken and a bottled sauce varient make for a quick and healthy tea. Could not imagine getting one without the paddle, it’s just so useful and easy to use. Have had zero issues with ours and gets used at least twice a week.
Best way to cook without oil
So good at cooking french fries without all the oil but are still nice and crispy. Also good for roasting pumpkin which normally takes a while in the oven. Much healthier way of cooking. Considering buying a second one so that i can have different things cooking at the same time.
No more fat is great
Got one of these a while back and love how much space it has so we can put large items inside like chicken and beef and we been able to cook more than one or two items at once. We had a smaller one before and couldn't cook as much inside it
Fantastic guilt free chips !
I am very satisfied with this product, I love making sweet potato wedges , I don't have to stand next to it till it finishes cooking and perfect every time . And when I finish I just literally just give it a rinse or a wipe and pack it away .
Excellent light weight for daily usage
I always heard about this product & had to have it . So I went along and purchased one and since than all my cooking has changed to the better as getting compliments form the family members & friends.
So Happy and delighted with my purchase and recommend it to everyone .
Love it, use it a least 3 times a week.
It was our difficult choice to buy an air fryer at the beginning. There are lots of different kitchen appliances in the market for steaming, deep fry, slow cook. We have purchase so many in the past, but just use for few times. But finially our air fryer use for reheat, baking, frying. It is so many functions we found out suits our living style.
Questions & Answers
Mine has started to jerk when it’s turning.it will start then stop so on.
Do anyone know why this is happening?
Hi my tefal actifry FZ710840 is not heating up anyone know how to change element on it?
What item can I use to cover the hole if I don’t want to use the paddle. For cooking bacon or desserts that don’t need stirring and would just become mushy? Is there like a plug accessory to put on the middle- similar to the paddle but without the paddle attached? Thank you
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