You may have read about my day out with Tefal recently?
The icing on the cake of course was when I received a TEFAL ActiFry Smart XL to review.
If you’ve been reading my blog for sometime, you’ll know that I love my older version of the ActiFry. But the new one obviously has a lot of updates. Besides it is Bluetooth Compatible.
The ActiFry is a low fat fryer offering a healthier way to fry with very little oil yet keeping the delicious taste of the food.
There is a spindle that rotates inside the non-stick pan –
You can remove the actual pan by raising the handle –
And it has a timer to programme the cooking time –
I tried out the ActiFry for myself yesterday and I don’t think I’m ever going to look at cooking the same way.
We decided to cook a relatively easy recipe – Mediterranean Chicken Stir Fry. This is a dish with stir fried chicken and fried cooked rice. The entire dish takes about 40 minutes to prepare – 10 minutes preparation and 30 minutes cooking time. There are step-by-step instructions on the App. And you can also work the gadget from the App – which means that you don’t really need to get off the sofa to get cooking. Well, not really, as you need to put the ingredients in etc and turn it on.
The meal was delicious retaining the succulence of the chicken while still being well browned. The rice also was well fried but not excessively oily.
Later in the evening, we used the ActiFry to cook the classic chips and they were crunchy and yum!
On an ActiFry binge, I also made some scrambled eggs this morning and they came out just the way we like them – not soggy and just using very little oil.
One thing I like about this model is that you can cook breaded fish/meat in it without a hassle. With the older version, the breaded meats would crumble. This one promises to do differently as the Smart technology recognises the need to do things differently and adjusts the settings accordingly. I’m going to try some potato balls later, so I’ll update you on how it goes.
Using very less amounts of oil make all meals healthier with fewer calories.
The Tefal ActiFry Smart XL is priced at about £250 and is available in all major retailers. You can read more about the product and discover more about the #SlimmersSecret here – http://www.tefal.co.uk/slimmerssecret