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    • shirleytch
    • By shirleytch 12th Oct 16, 9:09 AM
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    Actifry or Airfryer - looking to buy one of these
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    • 12th Oct 16, 9:09 AM
    Actifry or Airfryer - looking to buy one of these 12th Oct 16 at 9:09 AM
    Morning All - I had an Actifry for the last 5 years which has now died a death. I am looking to replace it and wonder what model people think is best - Airfryer or Actifry.


    Thanks in advance
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    • Slowly57
    • By Slowly57 12th Oct 16, 10:23 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 10:23 AM
    Is it worth fixing shirleytch?
    loads of spares on amazon uk - I'm sure you could Google more info
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    • ColinFishwick
    • By ColinFishwick 12th Oct 16, 10:41 AM
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    I have had two actifyers first one a family one lasted around 4 years with a lot of use and several new parts. Then I got a smaller one last barely a year old and stopped working. Decided to get the Philips one which is a lot better. Takes up slightly less room, doesn't squash chips, onion rings unlike actifyer. Its quicker to cook and the food tasted better. Also you can separate food as it came with a small shelve you can cook cakes in it as well
    • shirleytch
    • By shirleytch 12th Oct 16, 10:46 AM
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    Thanks my husband has had a look but reckons it is done for and he is quite handy.
    • shirleytch
    • By shirleytch 12th Oct 16, 10:47 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 10:47 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 10:47 AM
    Thanks for the info Colin - good to know. I only ever used the Actifryer for chips or cubed potatoes but know they are capable of a lot more
    • ColinFishwick
    • By ColinFishwick 12th Oct 16, 12:56 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:56 PM
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    The philips one you preheat for about a minute it seems to give off more heat that actifyer and beeps when done. The container is smaller and takes up less room in dishwasher, it has a fryer type container inside made from metal grills. The problem with actifryer is the paddle it can mash up things and its one more thing that can go wrong, thats why our last one went the motor for the paddle had gone
    • shirleytch
    • By shirleytch 12th Oct 16, 4:34 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 4:34 PM
    The philips one you preheat for about a minute it seems to give off more heat that actifyer and beeps when done. The container is smaller and takes up less room in dishwasher, it has a fryer type container inside made from metal grills. The problem with actifryer is the paddle it can mash up things and its one more thing that can go wrong, thats why our last one went the motor for the paddle had gone
    Originally posted by ColinFishwick


    Is the Philips one quieter? I always found the actifry quite noisy in the kitchen


    Tx
    • madnotstupid
    • By madnotstupid 12th Oct 16, 4:42 PM
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    I thought the actifry made better chips from scratch than the airfryer I've got now, but the airfryer is more versatile because it doesn't crush things. Think they are both equally noisy.
    • ColinFishwick
    • By ColinFishwick 13th Oct 16, 1:01 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 1:01 AM
    Its hard to say, but I think marginally quieter probably due to fact there is no paddle so less to go wrong. I got this one from Currys

    We love it use it almost daily and just put the basket in dishwasher, we use to get odd time paddle on this actifyer didn't turn no such problem with philips one.

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/household-appliances/small-kitchen-appliances/small-cooking-appliances/fryers/philips-hd9230-20-viva-airfryer-ink-black-10022931-pdt.html

    came with this

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    • LadyCoupon
    • By LadyCoupon 13th Oct 16, 6:47 AM
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    Morning All - I had an Actifry for the last 5 years which has now died a death. I am looking to replace it and wonder what model people think is best - Airfryer or Actifry.


    Thanks in advance
    Originally posted by shirleytch

    You are lucky that your actifry lasted that long. Had mine for just over a year and it died on me a few weeks back. Loved it but won't be buying another, expensive if that's how long they can last.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 13th Oct 16, 12:22 PM
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    Argos were doing the .80 size for £99.99 last week
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    • rosie383
    • By rosie383 24th Oct 16, 7:09 AM
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    Not sure if it's too late for you. I got the breville halo plus fryer on sale for £79 and I use it almost daily. I love it! Looks really funky so it is fine to have sitting out.
    You can do so much in it apart from chips. I regularly use it for things like corn on the cob. I did try it for fairy cakes the other day, just because I wanted to see how they would turn out. They looked like alien buns trying to escape from the cases! I won't be trying that again!
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    • K9sandFelines
    • By K9sandFelines 29th Oct 16, 1:48 AM
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    My actifry recently died also and was about the same age. I'd got that many spares over the years it was no longer cost effective. I have invested in a Visicook Airfryer. Its one of the best investments I have had. Everything cooks better than my oven. You can can select roast grill fries pizza rotator and something else. Adjust temp and time as necessary. Has rotator basket for chips and attachments for joints of meat, and a rack for grilling or roasting. I love it and wouldn't go back to an actifry now. Just need to sell my practically new accessories on eBay.
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