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Tefal Actifry Review – Tefal YV9601 Actifry 2 in 1

Tefal Actifry Review – Tefal YV9601 Actifry 2 in 1

This attractive fellow fryer comes in a sleek black with green accents colour, which makes him a great addition to any kitchen without worrying about clashing with the countertop or kitchen curtains. The top of the fryer is transparent, which made it easy for us to have a quick peek anytime we felt like it without having to open the lid and causing an increase in cooking time. With its handy digital display and touch screen, it has never been easier to set the perfect and precise cooking time and keep control of the cooking temperature.

Pros

  • Get With the Program
    You can program the automatic stop function for each of the food you want to cook separately.
  • No More Dirty Dish Disasters
    The cooking tray and bowl is all dishwasher safe, so all our dirty work was taken care of.
  • An Entire Meal – Done!
    The two in one design allowed us to prepare an entire meal at the same time.
  • “I Can See Clearly Now”
    We enjoyed keeping an eye on things with its clear lid.
  • A Bigger Batch
    Because of the Tefal 2 in 1 capabilities and its large cooking capacity, we found it to be the ultimate solution to cooking for a bigger family or entertaining.
  • Try Various Variations
    The Tefal Actifry 2 in 1 makes it possible to have a lot more choice when it comes to various meals and recipes.

Cons

  • Fatty Fact
    For many of the dishes we tried, one spoonful of oil is required for cooking, making this fryer a little more fattening than some of its counterparts.
  • Is Bigger Better?
    Although the bigger cooking capacity makes this a great family friendly appliance, this fryer is big and has a large counter footprint, so we found it a bit difficult to store.
  • Handy Only When You Know How
    Although we found programming the timer quite a nifty feature, it was a bit difficult to learn how to set the timer and temperature controls separately.
  • Crispy Crisis
    It can be a bit tricky to get the timing and temperature just right for that crispy outside texture.

Product Features

tefal actifry 2in1 featuresThis fryer is fantastic in its uniqueness due to the fact that it has two separate areas for cooking. This allows you to truly create entire meals by preparing your main dish and side items all at the same time. We found the bottom bowl perfect for all your side dishes and the top tray just the right size for all your meaty mains. And now, with its two-in-one timer which allows you to set cooking times and temperatures for each area separately, your dishes can all be cooked according to their specific cooking times and temperatures. This beats any conventional oven hands down, since this sets you free from having to constantly monitor which of your dishes are ready.

Price & Value for Money

tefal 2 in 1 actifryThe Tefal Actifry’s dual functions make this a real 2 for the price of 1 deal. It’s especially handy when you have quite a lot of mouths to feed. We found this fryer to be the ultimate in cooking large amounts of food and cooking entire meals all at the same time. Yes, this fryer might be a bit more pricey than others, but you sure do get a lot of bang for your buck.

Size

335 mm wide x 260 mm high x 480 mm deep

Capacity

This super functional fryer can hold up to 2kg of food (1.5kg bowl and 0.5kg tray).

What You Can Cook

Tefal YV9601 Actifry 2in1Well, how does just about anything sound? Because of the dual nature of this fryer, there is almost no limitations to the meals you can prepare using this appliance. The only limits lies in the height of the food; since the cooking tray stacks on top of the bowl, you have to ensure that you don’t over-fill either of them. The official Tefal site also has some amazing recipes such as saffron risotto, sweet and sour pork fillet and wiener schnitzel.

Final Verdict

Tefal YV9601 Actifry 2 in 1This is a fantastic family-sized fryer if you have the countertop/storage space for it. With its 2 in 1 capabilities you have a bigger variety of meals and recipes you can choose from. Even though it uses a bit more oil than other fryers on the market, it still remains a healthier option. Washing up is easy if you follow some of the Tefal advice in terms of cleaning the paddle. It might take some time, but after you’ve figured out how to program the timer and the temperature, the fryer basically does all the work for you. Getting the right crispiness can be a bit of a trial and error experience.