TEFAL ActiFry Smart XL AH980840 Air Fryer - 8 Portions / 1.7kg

ActiFry Smart XL AH980840 Air Fryer - 8 Portions / 1.7kg When HEALTHY meets TASTY.

• Smartest ActiFry adapts to the recipe you choose via Bluetooth connection
• Send chef-prepared recipes straight to your ActiFry Smart XL
• Enjoy perfect results in next to no time, thanks to Express technology
• Uses little or no oil for low-fat cooking

The smarter way to cook healthy

Enjoy healthy, balanced meals with minimal effort thanks to the Tefal ActiFry Smart XL. Featuring Bluetooth technology, the ActiFry Smart XL communicates directly with the MyActiFry app, allowing you to send chef-developed recipes from your device directly to this clever kitchen gadget. Simply scroll through the list of meal suggestions, click on the one you want to try, and step-by-step the app guides you through the ingredients required. It even sends the cooking temperature, cooking time and paddle rotation straight to the ActiFry Smart XL, leaving you to enjoy a bit of down time knowing the ActiFry Smart XL has it all in hand. Everything from chicken nuggets, chips, beef stroganoff, curries, casseroles and even dessert can be cooked in the ActiFry Smart XL, and once your meal is ready you'll get an alert via the app. The ActiFry Smart XL has lots of other great features too. Express technology means that it cooks 30% faster than the original ActiFry model, producing tasty chips in just 30 minutes without the need to preheat or stir. It even does it using little to no oil! Dual Motion technology ensures that you always get evenly cooked results, while its generous 1.7kg capacity serves up to eight people. And once you're all done, cleaning up couldn't be easier thanks to non-stick, dishwasher safe parts.

* Many recipes do not require additional oil.

  • Smart technology

    Access hundreds of chef-developed, nutritionally-balanced recipes via the MyActiFry app.






  •  Hands-free cooking     

    Use the MyActiFry app to remotely control your ActiFry Smart XL.


  • Nutrition coaching programme

    • Fry with little or no added oil
    • Nutrition coaching programme with proven successful results
    • Recipes approved by nutritionists



  • Generous capacity

    Cook for up to eight hungry people with its generous 1.7kg capacity.

  • Healthy frying

    Enjoy chips with only 3% fat**. Just one spoonful of oil is required to cook all your favourites.

  • Fast and efficient

    Cooks food 30% faster* than the original ActiFry model, with the same great results.

Recipes Using This Product
Food capacity 1.7  kg
Oil Measurement SPOON  
Lid Full Transparent  
LCD screen    
Removable pan Ceramic  
On/Off Switch    
Automatic stop    
Nutritional benefits 3% FAT  
Cooking mode 1 Standard  
Comply with liquid recipes    
Dishwasher safe    
Colours BLACK  

Frequent questions
You can find a list of compatible appliances by clicking on the following link:
• Check that your Actifry or ActiFry Smart appliance is plugged in with the lid closed.
• Make sure that your Smartphone or tablet is compatible with Bluetooth Low Energy (BT 4.0).
• Make sure your Bluetooth is active in the settings of your tablet or Smartphone.

If you have already synced your tablet or Smartphone with your ActiFry Smart, it will connect automatically. If not, check the settings of your account in the application and select a new ActiFry Smart appliance. A window should appear asking you to sync your appliance.
An Internet connection is required only to download and update the application, and sign in to my account.
An Internet connection is not needed to use the connected feature of your product. There is no need to move your product closer to the access point (Internet router).
If the connection between your appliance and smartphone/tablet is lost during a recipe, the two devices will be automatically synchronized as soon as the connection is re-established.
You will be able to resume your recipe at the step you were on when the connection was lost.
Your appliance can be used without the app. However, only the app will enable you to benefit from the many advantages available when your product is connected.
Bluetooth® must be activated in order to synchronize the app with the appliance.
If you wish, you can link more than one device with the appliance. To do this, link each device independently. However, only one device can be connected at a time.
Place your appliance on a flat, stable surface.
For the best connection between your appliance and smartphone/tablet, we recommend performing all operations requiring a connection at a sensible distance.
If the connection is lost (connection symbol crossed out), move your device closer until the connection is re-established.
If the connection indicator is lit (app or product), your devices are connected.
The application has rich content and requires a stable Wi-Fi connection to download correctly.
If your application does not download correctly, delete it and try to download again when you have a more stable Wi-Fi connection.
During initial installation, the download may take several minutes while the application saves all the photos on your Smartphone or tablet.
 Cookies allow you to share recipes by email or on social networks (if this function is supported by your telephone or tablet). They are also very useful for learning what you like about the application in order to improve it in future.
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This symbol is used to identify "Smart" recipes, which are only compatible with the ActiFry Smart device.
Each recipe identified by this symbol is unique as it sets the cooking settings (temperature, paddle rotation speed) to the ActiFry, which are specifically designed to ensure perfect results.
Your application uses notifications to alert you at the end of cooking times using a beep.
If you want to turn off this signal, simply deactivate it in your tablet or Smartphone.
You may also disable sounds in the parameter settings for notifications on your telephone or tablet.
MyActifry coaching was designed to help you eat better.
You will gain access to a wide range of content prepared by nutritionists: seasonal menus, messages and tips from gourmet experts.
Put your kitchen on autopilot for a healthy daily diet.
This service is free for ActiFry Smart owners.
Your application uses notifications to alert you at the end of cooking times as well as to send you encouragement or information within the framework of coaching or to update you when new content (information, recipes, etc.) is available.
If you wish, you may deactivate this feature in the application tab "My account", then "My preferences". Uncheck the box "receive notifications".
You can choose not to accept cookies.
However, the grey cookies banner will remain on your screen as long as you do not click on "accept".
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.
The Actifry can be used with a variety of oils such as Olive Oil, Vegetable Oil, Sunflower Oil, Rape Seed Oil.
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.
None as the chips already contain oil.
For the 1kg, 1.2kg and Actifry Mini models you have to use the paddle during cooking to prevent food from falling into the motor unit.
The cooking pan is too full.
Respect the maximum quantities indicated in the cooking tables.
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.
Yes – this is perfectly normal.
If you are cooking frozen chips you do not need to add any oil as they already contain oil.
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.
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The Bluetooth® blue light is activated when your appliance is synced with your tablet or Smartphone.
The cooking temperature of the Actifry is approximately 180°C (160°C at the heart of the food) at the end of the 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).
It is normal to see a small gap between the cover and the body. The lid and body should not be air tight.
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…
The previous Actifry designs and Actifry Family do not allow the 2 in 1 ActiFry plate to be added.
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.
Yes. If you wish you may use your ActiFry Smart like an ActiFry classic by adjusting the cooking time of your appliance manually.