Enjoy crunchy nuggets, flaky samosas, creamy curries and even dreamy desserts completely guilt-free with the versatile ActiFry Genius XL. Tefal's leading air fryer cooks all your favourite fried foods using 99% less fat added*. Its clever combination of hot air and an automatic stirring paddle keeps everything moving (so, you don't have to), ensuring your food is always cooked evenly. This fryer is so smart, its nine automatic cooking programs know exactly when to adjust the temperature or give things a stir to get perfect results. For the ultimate in time-saving, try the '1-Meal-in-1-Go' programs. No need to cook meat and veg separately; just add all your ingredients at once and ActiFry Genius XL will do the rest. Whether you're new to cooking or an old hand, this air fryer makes it easy to be a mealtime genius. It cooks 30% faster** too, meaning you can tuck into some irresistibly crispy chips in less time than it would take to pop to the chip shop. In fact, the ActiFry Genius XL health fryer is so convenient, the hardest part will be deciding what to make. With 300+ healthy recipes on the free My ActiFry app***, as well as our ActiProgramme with exclusive seasonal recipes and lifestyle tips, you'll never run out of ideas. The XL 1.7kg capacity is ample for feeding all the family and makes dinner parties a breeze. Plus, this fryer stops cooking automatically, keeps food warm until you're ready and has dishwasher-safe parts, all of which means less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests. Genius!
*99% less fat added based on cooking 1.5kg of fries at 55% weight loss with 2cL of oil versus in a traditional deep fat fryer with 2.2L of oil **30% faster versus the previous generation; 28mins for 1kg of chips; 10mins for Asian beef stir-fry ***My ActiFry app available on the App Store and Google Play
Hot air and automatic stirring for evenly cooked results – no stopping or shaking
Nine intelligent programs that adjust the cooking time, temperature and stirring speed for you
300+ healthy recipes available on the My ActiFry app*** to mix up mealtimes
Removable, dishwasher-safe parts for quick and easy clean-up
XL 1.7kg capacity – great for feeding all the family or for entertaining
30% faster** cooking and two ‘1-Meal-in-1-Go’ programs for a complete dish in one step
All your favourite fried foods with 99% less fat added*
A hand-picked selection of nutritionally-balanced recipes and lifestyle tips to match the season
Access over 300 recipe ideas with the free MyActiFry app
Removable, dishwasher-safe parts make tidying up a breeze
Feed eight hungry people with its generous 1.7kg capacity
Innovative “1-meal-in-1-go” programmes, Wok and World Cuisine, allows you to put all your ingredients in at the same time.
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.
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