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Actifry advice

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by Juliewoo, 27 November 2009 Social URL.

  1. Juliewoo

    Juliewoo Full Member


    I have done a search & seen quite a few of you have bought them a while ago.

    I've a few questions.....

    Do you still use it?
    Do you use it for other things other than chips?
    Can you make things in sauce with it? ie cook chichen then add a tin of toms & some veggies etc.
    Is it worth the money?

    I'm thinking of getting one, but don't want to waste the money if it's a one hit wonder.


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  3. jerricebenton

    jerricebenton Silver Member

    I got mine a few days ago, and so far have cooked sausages, stir fry, mushrooms, chips & roast potatoes in it!
  4. atchonblimp21

    atchonblimp21 Full Member

    We have had ours for a while now, and we still use it loads, even if it's just for the lush chips, specially sweet potato chips. Yummy, we haven't tried much else. But might now :) xx
  5. suepat10

    suepat10 I am one of the 63336

    I've had mine around a year and still use it once a week at least
  6. Juliewoo

    Juliewoo Full Member

    I've just thought, could you cut potatoes, carrots parsnips etc really thinly (with a mandolin?) and ust the actifry to make root veg crisps. Would it work just spraying with frylight so they would be syn free??

  7. miss_emmajane

    miss_emmajane Silver Member

    Yes, you spray them with fry light rather than putting the spoon of oil in and they are syn free. AND gorgeous might I add!!! :D
  8. miss_emmajane

    miss_emmajane Silver Member

    My parents got got one about two months ago and I use it about 5 times a week to make syn free chips - they are gorgeous when made in there and are so easy - no microwaving/boiling before putting them in the oven. You just chop, spray and leave =D
  9. Juliewoo

    Juliewoo Full Member

    I've just been looking on the net for the cheapest place to buy one & I came across reviews, saying they catch on fire :confused::confused: has anyone has this happen :cry:

  10. Alcoholiday

    Alcoholiday Full Member

    Ours blew up but didn't catch on fire, apparently they are fire proof so no worries there lol.

    All I can say is, it is probably one of the best investments we have purchased in our slimming world journey. We use it practically every day.
  11. babs

    babs Full Member

    We bought ours months ago from COSTCO. They were bt £50 cheaper han the other places. I have only cooked chips in it, sprayed with FRYLIGHT, so synfree. Use it bt once a week.
  12. Honeyoc

    Honeyoc Is a crunchy mama!

    I'm probably in the minority here but I think it's a bit gimmicky. For every gadget invented, you probably already have a more versatile alternative in your kitchen. I wouldn't buy an actifry because there's nothing I can cook in it that I can't cook in my oven! I just think what's the point? With SW chips I never parboil or microwave first, just cut the potatoes, spray and bake. Comes out fabulous everytime!
    I do have to say that I hate clutter, and gadgets in general don't get me excited :D
    Last edited: 27 November 2009
  13. smoomoo

    smoomoo Silver Member

    what are they?
  14. evanesco

    evanesco I'm the tortoise.

    Actifry It's a low fat chip pan basically. I use mine almost daily and especially on Sundays when I do roast carrots, potatoes, parsnip and suede with my Sunday roast. I'd be lost without it now. I could never get my SW chips to cook right in the oven, but in here, delicious.
  15. StaceyUK

    StaceyUK Gold Member

    I always forget about this and then someone starts a thread and I remember it again but I'm too cheap to buy one! Maybe a friend will club in with me for it and we can share joint custody and each have it for alternate months! LOL
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