A 1.7kg capacity ActiFry with Express Technology - ideal for 8 portions!
With new Express Technology, the ActiFry Express XL cooks up to 30% faster than the Original ActiFry, so you can now cook 1kg of deliciously crispy chips in less than 30 minutes! The Express XL also boasts a brand new design with a larger viewing window, so that you can monitor the cooking more easily.
Also, there's no need to shake or stir during cooking, so you can enjoy hands-free cooking, not to mention more free time as well, as you don't have to constantly tend to your cooking. It’s ceramic coated bowl also ensure the washing up is easily dealt with and if you have a dishwasher, the bowl, lid and paddle are all removable and dishwasher safe.
Each ActiFry comes complete with its own recipe booklet containing a variety of mouth-watering meal suggestions for the whole family, including Chicken Tikka Masala, a vegetable stir fry and even Mediterranean style calamari recipes.
1.7kg cooking capacity - ideal for 8 portions with only 1 spoonful of oil Digital LED timer and audible alert you when your food is ready Steam-free transparent viewing window. Removable, dishwasher safe lid, bowl and stirring paddle Requires no pre-heating nor shaking or stirring during cooking Free recipe leaflet included.
**1,7kg of fresh 10 x 10mm fries/chips, cooked to -52% weight loss, with 20ml of oil.
Enjoy chips with only 3% fat**. Just one spoonful of oil is required to cook all your fried favourites.
Dual Motion Technology
Hands-free cooking: an automatic stirring paddle stirs the food for evenly cooked, superb tasting results
Fast and efficient
Cooks food 30% faster* than the original ActiFry model, with the same great results.
Non-stick and dishwasher safe parts provide ease of cleaning.
Cook everything from chips, curry, casserole, chicken breasts and even desserts.
Feed eight hungry people with its generous 1.7kg capacity.
For the Actifry Mini you only need 8.5ml of oil (spoon provided). For the standard capacity 1kg Actifry and 1.2kg Actifry Plus,there is a spoon provided with a volume of 14ml. The 1.5kg food capacity Family Actifry is supplied with a spoon measuring 20 ml. The majority of recipes will use 1 spoonful of oil, however this may change according to the recipe. Some foods do not need one full spoonful of oil to be cooked in the Actifry. Frozen chips will already have oil on the exterior and fatty foods such as sausages may not need a full spoonful of oil as there may be a lot of fat already in the foods.
Wash the cut chips twice in a bowl of water before cooking to remove any excess starch. It is then essential to dry them thoroughly before cooking in a clean, absorbent tea towel and finally patted dry with kitchen paper. If you are cooking frozen chips you do not need to add any oil as these already contain oil and could make the chips soggy. If using the 2 in1 feature (bowl + tray) after the food is cooked on the tray, cook the chips for a further 2-5 minutes after you’ve removed the tray to make them crispier.
There are many possible reasons: • You may not have used the right variety of potatoes. • The potatoes were insufficiently washed and dried prior to cooking and still contain too much starch. • The chips are too thick. Cut the chips thinner. • You have not used enough oil. Increase the amount of oil. • The filter may be obstructed. Clean the filter.
There are many possible reasons: • The paddle has not been installed. Fit the paddle in place for every use. • The chips or foods have not been cut in regular sized pieces. Cut food to the same size for best cooking results.
The size of the chip affects how crunchy or soft it is. The thinner the chips, the more crunchy they will be and conversely, thicker chips will be softer inside. Depending on your taste preferences, you may vary the cooking time and the cut of your chips: thin: 8 x 8 mm/Standard: 10 x 10 mm/Thick: 13 x 13 mm.
For best results, wash the whole potatoes and then sliced potatoes in plenty of water until it runs clear. This allows you to remove as much starch as possible to prevent the chips from sticking together. Dry them thoroughly using a dry, absorbent kitchen towel. The chips should be completely dry before cooking.
• Leave it to cool down completely before cleaning. • Open the lid and lift the latch to remove. • Remove the paddle, cooking pan and removable filter. • All removable pieces are dishwasher safe or may be cleaned with a soft sponge and washing up liquid. • Dry all the pieces carefully before putting everything back in place.
If food is too thick it can burn on the top. Reduce the thickness of the food. Some food is unsuitable for cooking on the tray such as breaded fish or food coated with breadcrumbs as they dry out and burn during hot air cooking.
In general, we advise that you use potato varieties that are recommended for making chips. Maris Piper or Red Rooster generally give the best results. However, results can vary for all potatoes used depending on the Season and also how they are stored in supermarkets. If you do not achieve good results then try changing where you purchase them from.
Due to the rotation of the paddle we would not suggest cooking fish in the Actifry as it can easily break up during cooking. In order to avoid this, we recommend that you use the top tray for cooking fish (2in1 model only).
Always clip the lid into place firmly but gently. When closing the lid, do not bang the lid shut but use the finger tab on the front of the lid to gently press the lid into place. If putting the lid in the dishwasher, always place it near the top of the dishwasher (the cooler area) and use a cooler setting - refer to your dishwasher manual.
Yes, this is a genuinely multi-purpose appliance, which can be used to cook a wide range of foods. Your appliance can be used for numerous recipes, from starters to desserts. You can also make crispy chips, tender chicken or even fruit cake…
There is no danger in opening the lid while cooking, but it is not recommended, even when the ingredients collect on the sides of the pan. This will lower the temperature inside the device and, for "Smart" recipes, may disrupt the cooking settings tested to guarantee perfect results.