Note: this is also sold branded as “Eurolab Dry Fryer.”
Features both a rotating bowl and a rotating paddle. You can cook with or without the paddle.
Note that the successor model to this, Breville Halo Health Fryer Plus, is paddle-less.
Heat: Halogen element
Fan: Convection fan
Dimensions: 46 x 31 x 24 cm
Weight: 5 kg
Capacity: Up to 1kg / 3 litre volume
Temperature: Fixed temperature. You control length of cooking time instead.
Timer: Digital. Auto shut-off. Beeps upon cooking completion.
Models: White (VDF065); Black (VDF084)
Warranty: 1 year
The paddle is attached to a long perpendicular bar. You insert both together into the machine. As the paddle turns, it pushes food over the bar: the bar aids in causing food to tumble over itself.
To assemble for use: You place a rotating ring (the “bowl roller”) inside the machine, then the cooking pan on top of that rotating ring, then you insert the paddle / paddle bar.
No preheating needed. Has roasting rack that is reversible for two different heights. Bowl, rack and paddle are dishwasher safe. You cannot, however, remove the lid; it is permanently attached.
There are user complaints that the paddle design causes French fries (aka chips) made from scratch to get stuck and then mashed up. They report that frozen fries don’t seem to have the same issue. Many report simply not using the paddle and turning the fries themselves.
Some users report that the paddle scrapes a circle of coating off the pan.
The internal light during cooking is the Halogen bulb heat source; it will turn itself on and off during cooking as required to maintain heat.
Should cook enough food for 2 to 4 people.
There are no user replaceable parts. According to Breville, if anything in the machine fails, including the halogen bulb burning out, the machine as a whole must be returned for servicing.
Name: Breville UK
Phone: 0161 621 6900 or enquiriesEurope@jardencs.com
Spare parts UK: Phone 0800 525 089 (lines are open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)
Manufacturer’s product web page: http://www.breville.co.uk/content/whats-new/664-breville-halo-health-fryer
For Breville Australia :
HWI Electrical Head Office Ph:02 93848100
Spare Parts Fax: 02 97001342
by post to:
Customer Service Manager
Locked Bag 1455
Botany NSW Australia
Manual: Yes. Halo Manual is also online here.
Recipe booklet: Yes, part of the user manual.
Video showing the machine branded as Eurolab Dry Fryer