The Actifry was first released in France in 2006.
It has dual abilities — hot air frying, plus “self-stirring” for wet dishes such as risottos and curries. Thus, it is sometimes referred to as a “multi-cooker.”
The "Classic" Actifry model, first released in France in 2006, is still in production, but has been joined by at least 8 other models (as of August 2014.) This is a list of the models I know of as of 2014, listed roughly in ascending order of ...
Actifry Recipe Books
This page lists various Actifry™ recipe books: electronic ones online, for sale on Amazon, web sites, apps, and records the ones that were officially distributed with the machines by T-Fal. Let me know of any recipe sources not listed h...
Actifry Snacking Basket
An Actifry Snacking Basket is an accessory that comes in the box with the Actifry Snacking model . The basket is also sold as a stand alone unit. The SEB /T-fal parts UK site says the basket will work with the following range of Actifry models: GH80xx,...
Actifry Timers can be quite different
I know of at least five different types of timers being used with Actifry™ machines. 1. Actifry Classic Type Timer The Actifry Classic type timer is only that: a timer. It won't automatically start or stop the machine. You s...
Manuals are available online for many Actifry™ models. The availability of online manuals is handy if you can't find yours, or, got your Actifry second-hand from a friend who didn't include the manual. Note that "manuals" does not mean "cookbooks", w...
The paddles used in Actifry™ machines vary from model to model. There are three different paddles that I am aware of, as of August 2014. For information on different sources for these parts, see our Actifry Spare Parts Sources page for links. Paddle f...
Actifry™ pan comparison
Actifry pans (aka bowls, aka "body pot") are different and not interchangeable for the most part. This piece will briefly look at three pans: Actifry 2-in-1 , Actifry Family Sized , and Actifry Classic . The Actifry 2-in-1 pan and the Family...
Actifry™ Spare Parts Sources
The Actifry™ spare part business is a going concern and seems to do a roaring trade. While you might initially think that's bad news -- why is such a supply chain needed? -- ultimately, it's good news to realize that you won't be out in the co...
Actifry™ Use & Care
Actifry machines first hit the market in 2006 in France, and since then, there has been a growing body of shared user knowledge and expertise around them. We've assembled some answers about their usage, and how to care for them. Let us know...
Common features of Actifry Machines
All Actifrys have the following characteristics in common.
- They all use blown hot air;
- The cooking temperature of the Actifry is approximately 180 C / 350 F (160 C / 320 F at the heart of the food) at the end of the cooking. Note: the Actifry Express model may cook hotter.  Tefal FAQ. conf: https://www.tefal.com/en/instructions-for-use/Products/Food-and-Drink-preparation/Fryer/Actifry/ACTIFRY/csp/1500635531 . Retrieved August 2014
- They all have cool touch bodies;
- None has temperature settings; just time;
- Almost all but not all have a timer, which may or may not automatically stop and start the machine;
- Have a paddle that turns in the centre of a pan;
- Have either a clear lid or a viewing window, which is steam free;
- On all models, you can press a button to interrupt cooking and open the lid to take control of the cooking process: adjust seasoning, test doneness, add a few more ingredients, remove early, etc.
* Actifry™ is a registered trademark of SEB, France.
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Can I make Southern Fried Chicken (with egg and batter, etc.) without any oil at all? How does the Actifry get the coating crisp, brown?
Hot Air Frying
We haven’t had great luck with making a satisfactory food item battered from scratch at home in an Actifry. Crumb coated (such as shake ‘n bake) yes, but not “do it yourself” dip in batter. The batter has just turned out cakey and pale for us so far, and that’s on *the topside* of the piece of food. We’ve only tried on fish, though, and only with Club House batter mix. If someone has figured out a way to have better luck with home battered stuff in an Actifry, we’d love to hear. We have a feeling one part to any possible solution might be putting the battered thing in the Actifry pan (without the paddle in), and spraying it somewhat generously with cooking spray but that’s just a guess.
Is there a Hot-Air, Paddle type fryer, multi-cooker available in a propane powered system?