Sunday, March 17, 2013

T-Fal Actifry

I have mentioned somewhere that I wanted a T-Fal Actifry to make some healthy meals for my family. You know what? I finally bought one! YAY! At first I was planning to save up or wait until it was on sale, but I found someone selling a fairly new one on the local classifieds. So I said to myself, "why not"? I would save so much from the store and don't have to pay the taxes. I broke down. After looking at recipes and videos from others around the web, I got convinced and broke down.

Although the seller didn't include the original box and manual for the Actifry I bought, I'm still loving the unit itself so far. It does have a noisy fan which helps circulate the air. Reason why I wanted one is because I live in a very tight place where my kitchen and living room is in one room. My sofa is actually only about 5-feet away from the stove and I'm always afraid of my sofa getting all the smelly grease into it. That's why I rarely pan-fry or make stir-fry (or even make breakfast food) because of the oil splatter. I also hate how the smell lingers around the house for days. Now I don't have to worry about that.

The first thing I made were chicken wings and sweet potato fries. With potato fries, all I had to do was cut up into strips, add salt and pepper and some seasoning, and 1 tablespoon of oil.

And here are my chicken wings. I added garlic cloves, salt & pepper, and just a little bit of oil. Then I added the BBQ sauce at the end when the chicken was done. It was so easy that I don't need to turn it over every time. The machine just slowly spins and evenly cooks the meat.

Product Description:

The T-fal ActiFry is a low fat cooker that enables you to cook tasty dishes while reducing the amount of fat you are having. The ActiFry is engineered to minimize the use of oil while cooking. This revolutionary appliance allows you to enjoy great tasting a wide array of dishes but at the same time stay healthy and feel good about what you are eating.

With ActiFry you can enjoy cripsy, great tasting fries that are low in fat! By using just one tablespoon of oil you can make 2 pounds of fresh French fries, enough to feed a family of four. That one spoonful is over 200 times less than a traditional 3 liter deep fat fryer, which not only means that your food is substantially more healthy, but it is also more economical. The French fries have only 3% fat per serving.

Moreover, ActiFry is a versatile cooking appliance and can be use to create a variety of helathy, low-fat dishes with minimal effort. ActiFry is not just for French fries, it enables you to cook full meals such as chili, risotto, gumbos, vegetable, or meat stir frys, seafood, and even yummy desserts. ActiFry enables you to create your favorite dishes that are not only delicious but nutritious. Each recipe requires from 0 to 2 tablespoons of oil for four servings.

* 2.2 pound capacity electric low-fat multi-cooker with patented stirring paddle and pulsating heat system
* Cook a variety of full meals easily and quickly using little-to-no oil
* Easy 2 button operation; See through steam-free lid; ceramic coated nonstick aluminum pan: PTFE and PFOA free.
* No pre-heating needed - constant cooking temperature of 338-degree F.

Disclosure: The above mentioned T-Fal Actifry was purchased myself and any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts.

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