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lyen12 13.09.2011 18:47

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Thanks to this forum, I decided to buy an Actifry. Got mine yesterday for GBP109.

My first try is Mongolian Chicken. All 12 chicken wings cooked at the same time. They looked and tasted exactly like deep fried chicken. I didn't put any oil at all.

Captain Greybeard 13.09.2011 20:17

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Originally Posted by lyen12 (Post 1337167)
My first try is Mongolian Chicken. All 12 chicken wings cooked at the same time. They looked and tasted exactly like deep fried chicken. I didn't put any oil at all.

Yeah, I can cater a whole party with drum sticks that way.

Joey82 13.09.2011 20:31

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Originally Posted by lyen12 (Post 1337167)
Thanks to this forum, I decided to buy an Actifry. Got mine yesterday for GBP109.

My first try is Mongolian Chicken. All 12 chicken wings cooked at the same time. They looked and tasted exactly like deep fried chicken. I didn't put any oil at all.

And i need to work om commission for Tefal/SEB :msncool:
How long did you cook them for? they look yummie !

Meisie 13.09.2011 20:36

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The moment I move into a place with a bigger kitchen, this will be the very first appliance I purchase! The pics you guys post on here make me drool especially knowing the food is not dripping in oil.

lyen12 14.09.2011 11:03

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Originally Posted by Joey82 (Post 1337268)
And i need to work om commission for Tefal/SEB :msncool:
How long did you cook them for? they look yummie !

Hi Joey, I cooked them for 30mins. Prior to that marinated 15mins.

lyen12 14.09.2011 11:07

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Originally Posted by Meisie (Post 1337277)
The moment I move into a place with a bigger kitchen, this will be the very first appliance I purchase! The pics you guys post on here make me drool especially knowing the food is not dripping in oil.

Meisie, I was surprised to see 1/4 cup of oil (fat from the chicken) removed from the 12 chicken wings that I cook. No regret buying Actifry :)

lyen12 22.09.2011 22:18

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Indonesian Chicken (marinate in coconut milk, chili paste, ground lemongrass)

Chicken and aubergine cooked for 35 mins. French bean last 10 mins.

lyen12 22.09.2011 22:25

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Salt and pepper chicken - just like those sold in Camden's Asian foodstalls, but minus the oil :p

Marinate in salt, pepper, soy sauce, five spice powder, corn flour, rice flour

20 mins in Actifry. Served with lettuce, topped with mint & dill mayo.

lyen12 22.09.2011 22:33

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Spicy wedges

Baking potatoes and baby potatoes coated with curry powder and plain flour.

30 mins in Actifry.

Captain Greybeard 05.04.2015 12:53

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Old thread worth being dug out.

Did you guys notice there's a new, more versatile Actifry? And it's much cheaper than the original one was when it hit the market.

I'm not going to test it any time soon, though. My old one is still working fine.

Chuff 22.07.2015 16:45

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So guys, lately the yearning for fried food has been consuming me and I want a solution without all of the fat and mess... do those of you who still have one still recommend an Actifry? :)

sonny 27.04.2017 23:59

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I know I have started the thread again but I just bought the tefal actifry 2 in 1 from netto shop in volketswill for CHF 218.95 after my 10 year old tefal family plug got broken

Guest 01.05.2017 13:35

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My daughter goes crazy for fried food and, much to her annoyance, I don't allow her to have chips etc. that often. For a healthier option, thinking of buying a Duronic air fryer. Anyone have one? Quite a good price - the Philips version, which I also like the look of, is a lot more expensive.

Duronic Air Fryer Multicooker

curley 01.05.2017 14:30

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My daughter goes crazy for fried food and, much to her annoyance, I don't allow her to have chips etc. that often. For a healthier option, thinking of buying a Duronic air fryer. Anyone have one? Quite a good price - the Philips version, which I also like the look of, is a lot more expensive.

Duronic Air Fryer Multicooker

I got the Philips air-fryer and I like it a lot. I never really got the French Fries like in a restaurant but I did not try very often either as I'm not that crazy about them. (If you find the trick, let me know though). Chicken, springrolls etc. turn out great and the surprising thing was that since I got this air fryer I can actually do steaks and stuff the way I want it (medium rare) - somehow I never managed to do that in a pan.

It is easy to clean (chuck all the bits in the dishwasher). As I don't seem to crave "fried" food so much lately it has gone to the cupboard last week for a while.

Guest 01.05.2017 15:06

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I don't make skinny french fries but more thick cut chips or diced potatoes done in the oven with olive oil.. but they take a lot of oil to taste nice. Hoping the air fryer will make decent full-size roast potatoes too.

curley 01.05.2017 15:58

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I don't make skinny french fries but more thick cut chips or diced potatoes done in the oven with olive oil.. but they take a lot of oil to taste nice. Hoping the air fryer will make decent full-size roast potatoes too.

Me too actually and yes, they work in the air fryer. I thought your kids wanted the McDonald type :D

roegner 01.05.2017 16:02

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I don't make skinny french fries but more thick cut chips or diced potatoes done in the oven with olive oil.. but they take a lot of oil to taste nice. Hoping the air fryer will make decent full-size roast potatoes too.



It does! Often on the agenda during winter time with roasted vegetables, bliss!

Guest 01.05.2017 16:24

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Me too actually and yes, they work in the air fryer. I thought your kids wanted the McDonald type :D

No, they're fussier than that.. :msntongue:

Though they do like McDonalds once in a blue moon, must need the salt surge as we don't use much salt at home :D

Those french fries are covered in it.

Markarina 01.05.2017 19:30

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Air fryer goes great jacket potatoes, perhaps less versatile than the actifry in that it uses a basket rather than a pan. With the actifry it turns the food with the paddle with the air fryer you have to do it yourself.

We've had both switched from actifry to air fryer as we had failures with the actifry, after first failed (after about 3 years I think) we got the 2-in-1 version that failed twice in two years so we switched to the air fryer.

IMHO the air fryer makes better chips when starting with fresh potatoes rather than frozen chips.

roegner 01.05.2017 19:34

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Originally Posted by Markarina (Post 2779944)

IMHO the air fryer makes better chips when starting with fresh potatoes rather than frozen chips.

I use fresh potatoes but cook them, let them cool down and then coated with some olive oil in the airfryer. Never tried frozen chips


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