Does anyone own a Tefal Actifry. If so can you kindly tell me how many syns are in the chips it cooks or will they be syn free if you use the oil as a healthy extra B.
Yes, mine is making me some chips as I type
The chips are free on EE and green as long as you HEX the oil. I use frylight tho and they're just as nice
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Hi, Im very new to this and was reasding your posts and wondered what HEX meant???
HEX is shorthand for "Healthy Extra". it saves you typing it out all the time when you post
I'm sure the HEX B MUST be extra virgin olive oil - anything other oil has a syn value? - someone will no doubt put me right if I've misunderstood that.
A couple of blasts of fry light is free of course
Yes, it has to be extra virgin olive oil to count as a HEB. Chips made with frylight are a bit dryer but still very nice, if i have a free HEB i tend to use the oil though as they're a bit more crispy and like proper chips
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i have had mine since last xmas and have to agree that they are far nicer with oil which i use my syns for 3 syns per half a pan, hubby has other half.
Agreed, extra virgin olive oil was well worth a HEXB
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Do you all think these are worth the money then? I keep umming and arring?
Controversially, as I own one, I DON'T think they are worth the money just for the sake of chips. Yes, I know they are purported to do other things, but not sure how they do this without breaking or damaging delicate foods.
To me, it is worth it - simply because SW chips in the oven do not compare to Actifry chips with extra virgin olive oil (HEXB) - but it also does potatoes (roasted). Meat has to be fried in small pieces - ie. a chicken breast cannot be whole, but rather sliced into strips etc.
I am still trying to find other things to try and despite the hype am struggling lol.
A very good, but very expensive albeit healthy chip maker, with untapped potential
I have just unpacked mine and it is sat on the table top like a spaceship. I decided to check some reviews (should have done it before I bought it) but I was so desperate for some chips that I went out and bought one.
All I see now in the reviews is the thing can catch on fire, black smoke coming out, paddle breaking easily, plastic lid cracking, hinges breaking. Poor customer service from Tefal.
I only hope mine is ok, has anyone else had any problems with it, I can see me burning the darned house down.
Don't know whether to take it back or not.
If you bought it from Argos they are doing 3 years replacement warranty for £25 well worth it, but think they have rectified the earlier problems with the Actifry. Dont take it back , if you like chips , you will love it.
I did mini fresh corn on the cobs today in it, sprayed with frylite buttery and a little sprinke of aromat, they were really delish, yes I know I could have steamed them or something but was experimenting.
Those reports were from Watchdog in 2008 I think. The Actifry has had the fans improved etc. Don't seem many reports of fires/blow ups of late so the distractors now have a go at the price I've even read how "fast frying" in deep fat/oil is healthier - the mind boggles. As already mentioned Argos do the 3 year unconditional guarantee for £24.99 (i took it out just in case) - oh and even if yours blows up after the 12 months, there is such a thing as sale of goods and being fit for purpose should the worst happen and you fancy a battle lol.
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